On this day in 1926, Edith Halpert, with business partner Bea Kroll Goldsmith, opened the doors to Our Gallery at 113 West 13th Street. One year later the name was changed to Downtown Gallery, to reflect its location in Greenwich Village. In her more than forty years as an art dealer, Halpert represented artists including Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Stuart Davis, Georgia O’Keeffe, John Marin, and Jacob Lawrence. While the Downtown Gallery would operate from various locations throughout the years, the name remained even after a move to Midtown.
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📷 : Charles Sheeler. Edith Gregor Halpert, 1935. Downtown Gallery records, 1824-1974.