19th Ave New York, NY 95822, USA

American Art Association [1883-1964]

ECA Control Number: 14165

Record Level: Listing

Record Type: Private Art Gallery/Dealer

Auction House/Private Gallery Name: American Art Association

Aka: American Art Galleries ; American Art Gallery ; Anderson Galleries Inc.

Founded: 1883

Closed/Acquired: 1964 by Sotheby’s [1744- ], 1334 York Avenue, New York 10021

[1922-1964] Madison Ave and 56th Street, New York, NY 10018
[1883-1922] 6 East 23rd Street (South Madison Square), New York, NY 10010

“It was first located at 6 East 23rd Street (South Madison Square) in Manhattan, New York City and moved to Madison Ave and 56th St. in 1922. It was the first auction house in the U.S. and had a strong presence in New York during the period of American history known as the Gilded Age, hosting some of the cities major art exhibitions at the time.[2] The galleries and auctions were devoted to paintings by American artists and also had an Oriental Art Department. The aim of the association was to promote American art through a highly visible, cosmopolitan auction venue.”

Citation: “American Art Association”.  Wikipedia.  Updated  July 6, 2015.  Accessed September 9, 2016.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Art_Association.




1937 American Art Association, Anderson Galleries Inc, New York, NY, “Property of the Estate of the Late George D. Pratt“, January 15-16.

1928 American Art Association, Inc., New York, NY, “XIX Century Paintings By French, English & American Artists from the Private Collections of Mrs. H. Van Rensselaer Kennedy, New York City and Mr. Frederick H. Gottlieb, Baltimore, Maryland With Some Additions“, April 26.
1923 The American Art Galleries, New York, NY, “Foreign and American Oil Paintings Belonging to An Estate and Private Owners”, November 14-15.
1923 The American Art Galleries, New York, NY, “Very Important and Exceedingly Valuable Oil Paintings by Celebrated Foreign and American Masters and other Valuable Art Property from the Collection of the Late P. A. Valentine of New York and Other Private Sources”, March 7-9.
1922 American Art Galleries, New York, NY, “Valuable Paintings by Masters: Works of the Barbizon, Impressionist, Contemporary Foreign and American Schools”, April 3-6.
1922 American Art Galleries, New York, NY, “Valuable Paintings of the American and Foreign Schools”, February 22-27.
1918 American Art Galleries, Madison Square South, New York, NY, “An Important Collection of Valuable Modern Paintings”, March 28-April 5.
1912 American Art Galleries, Madison Square South, New York, NY, “Valuable Paintings and Water Colors Forming The Private Collection of William Merritt Chase, N.A.“, March 7-8.
1898 American Art Galleries, New York, NY, “American Paintings Belonging To Mr. P. Chock to be sold at absolute Public Sale At the American Art Galleries“, March 9-11.

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Record Birth Date:
September 5, 2016

Last Update:
October 01, 2016