Betty Parsons


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(b New York, 31 Jan. 1900; d New York, 23 Aug. 1982).

American art dealer, collector, painter, and sculptor. After Peggy Guggenheim closed her New York gallery in 1947, Parsons became for a few years the leading dealer of the Abstract Expressionists, until several of the major figures left her for Sidney Janis in the early 1950s. She continued to support avant-garde art, and by the time her New York gallery closed in 1977 she had represented many of the most famous names in American art over the previous three decades, especially Colour Field and Minimal painters. Her own work as an artist was predominantly abstract.

Subjects: Art.

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