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Joe Kindig III: 2008 ADA Merit Award Recipient
Spring 2008
Matisse once observed to his friend Pierre Bonnard that it took a combination of extraordinary circumstances for a man to arrive at the age of seventy and still pursue with passion what he loves. If so, it gives quite an edge to Joe Kindig III, this year'
Dealer Profile: Gerard Graci and Richard LeBlanc
Summer 2003
Twenty years ago, Richard LeBlanc began traveling the world, becoming increasingly intoxicated by Renaissance art and Asian antiquities. What started as an aesthete's hobby gradually evolved into a business, and in the early 1990s he joined forces with Ge
Dealer Profile: Sandra Lepore
Summer 2003
A single mother with no formal training in art, Sandra Lepore was determined to challenge the industry's norms. She bought her first painting, a William Merritt Post, in 1977 for $45, and for the past twenty years has owned a gallery in Newburyport, Massa
Dealer Profile: Jeffrey Tillou
Early Summer 2003
In an industry where some dealers are celebrating half a century or more in business, it is worth noting that younger individuals are making important contributions in their own right. One of these rising stars is Jeffrey Tillou.
Dealer Profile: Vincent Vallarino
Early Summer 2003
Vincent Vallarino is the real McCoy: an artist without ego, an intellectual, and a collector in whom the spirit of altruism runs deep. He is also a professional who successfully juggles a photography career with running an art gallery and a foundation (hi
Dealer Dynasties: The Schwarz Gallery
Spring 2003
No art dealer is better known for historic Philadelphia painting than the Schwarz Gallery, which has gracefully inhabited a five-story townhouse a block from the city's famed Rittenhouse Square since 1942.
Dealer Profile: Allan and Penny Katz
Spring 2003
Allan Katz feels that "a fine folk art object transcends time." He and his wife Penny are passionate about the pieces they represent, which covers all categories of period American folk art, with an accent on sculptural work. Their eye for design is first
Dealer Profile: Elle Shushan
Spring 2003
Portrait miniature dealer Elle Shushan has relocated from New York to Philadelphia, where she pronounces herself exceptionally pleased with her new city. Nesting in a landmark Georgian Revival building that she confesses is still a little unfinished, Shus
Dealer Profile: Patrick Bell and Edwin Hild
Spring 2003
It's more than a passing coincidence that Edwin Hild and Patrick Bell opened their shop Olde Hope Antiques on July 4, 1976. The firm is among the foremost resources for great American painted furniture and fine folk art. Even as children the two were prod
Dealer Profile: Philip W. Bradley
Spring 2003
Fresh from a Colorado ski trip where he ventured into the backcountry, Philip Bradley is back at his shop in Downingtown, Pennsylvania, surrounded by high chests, tall clocks, bureaus, seating furniture, and related decorative arts. Bradley, who handles f
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