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Abrams, Harry Nathan

Anne F. Collins.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Financial Aspects of Art; Publishing. 1326 words.

Abrams, Harry Nathan (23 February 1905–25 November 1979), publisher and art collector, was born in London, England, the son of Morris Abrams, a shoe store proprietor, and Amelia Rosenberg....

Agnew, (Charles) Morland (1855–1931)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Financial Aspects of Art. 3 words.

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Agnew family (per. 1817–1986), art dealers

Dennis Farr.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Financial Aspects of Art. 2202 words.

Agnew family (per. 1817–1986), art dealers, maintained the firm established by Thomas [i] Agnew (1794–1871) in Market Street, Manchester, in 1817. Thomas Agnew was born in Liverpool on 16...

Agnew, Sir Geoffrey William Gerald (1908–1986)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Financial Aspects of Art. 3 words.

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Agnew, Sir William, first baronet (1825–1910)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Financial Aspects of Art. 3 words.

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Agnew, Thomas (1794–1871)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Financial Aspects of Art; Publishing. 3 words.

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Agnew, (William) Lockett (1858–1918)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Financial Aspects of Art. 3 words.

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Altman, Benjamin

Dennis Wepman.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Financial Aspects of Art; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1110 words.

Altman, Benjamin (12 July 1840–07 October 1913), merchant and art collector, was born in New York, New York, the son of Philip Altman, a dry goods merchant, and Cecilia (maiden name...

Angadi, Ayana Deva (1903–1993), journalist and arts promoter

Reginald Massey.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Financial Aspects of Art; Journalism. 1272 words.

Angadi, Ayana Deva (1903–1993), journalist and arts promoter, was born on 12 March 1903 in the village of Jakanur, in the south Indian state of Mysore, the son of Veerayya Angadi and his...

Angier [Angiers], Paul (1723–1757), engraver and printseller

Timothy Clayton and Anita McConnell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Financial Aspects of Art; Prints and Printmaking; Publishing. 298 words.

Angier [Angiers], Paul (1723–1757), engraver and printseller, was born on 27 November 1723 and baptized in Southwark, London, on 3 December, the son of William Angier (d. 1729), a draper of...

Appleton, Thomas

Heidi Pribell.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online February 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Financial Aspects of Art; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 1344 words.

Appleton, Thomas (2 Apr.1763–28 Apr.1840), art dealer and diplomat, was born in Boston, one of seven children of Nathaniel Appleton, Jr., a merchant and candle manufacturer, and his second...

Arensberg, Walter Conrad

Naomi Sawelson-Gorse.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Financial Aspects of Art. 1545 words.

Arensberg, Walter Conrad (04 April 1878–29 January 1954), art collector, poet, and writer, was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the son of Conrad Christian Arensberg, an industrialist, and...

Armory Show

Judith Zilczer.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections; Financial Aspects of Art; Art of the United States; 20th-Century Art. 1078 words.

[International Exhibition of Modern Art]

Exhibition of art held between 17 February and 15 March 1913 in New York at the 69th Regiment Armory, Lexington Avenue, Manhattan (see...

Arnault, Bernard

Bénédicte Martin.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections; Financial Aspects of Art. 580 words.

(b Roubaix, March 5, 1949).

French businessman, patron, and collector. Born into an industrial family from northern France, Bernard Arnault studied at the Ecole Polytechnique...

Arrowsmith, Charles

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Painting; Financial Aspects of Art; 19th-Century Art. 83 words.

French, 19th century, male.

Born 1798, in Paris.

Painter, picture dealer. Panoramas.

Charles Arrowsmith studied with Daguerre and painted dioramas alongside him....

Art adviser

Molly K. Dorkin.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online February 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections; History of Art; Financial Aspects of Art; 18th-Century Art; 19th-Century Art; 20th-Century Art; Contemporary Art. 575 words.

[art consultant]

Paid adviser employed by collectors to recommend and facilitate the purchase of works of art. There is a long history of recruitment of art experts by wealthy...

Art Basel

Thomas P. McNulty.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Financial Aspects of Art. 621 words.

International modern and contemporary art fair. The brainchild of three Swiss art dealers (Ernst Beyeler, Trudi Bruckner, and Balz Hilt), the first annual Art Basel fair was held in...

Art biennials in Latin America

Iliana Cepero.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online February 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Financial Aspects of Art; Latin American and Caribbean Art. 1596 words.

Latin American art has held a strong place in the international market since the 1990s, with markedly less speculation than other geographic areas, such as in China. However, the growth of...

The art historical canon and the market

Joseph R. Givens.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online February 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art Education; History of Art; Financial Aspects of Art. 1652 words.

The origins of the term and concept of the “canon” can be traced to antiquity when the Greek word for “measuring stick,” or kanon, originated, but the meaning and connotations of the term...

Art index

Christophe Spaenjers.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online February 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections; History of Art; Financial Aspects of Art; 20th-Century Art; Contemporary Art. 942 words.

Statistical measure showing the development of art prices since a chosen base year. Index series are often represented as graphs, and allow for a comparison with the performance of other...