Valentin, Curt, 1902-1954

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Valentin, Curt, 1902-1954

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Valentin, Curt, 1902-1954

Valentin, Curt

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1902-10-05

1902-10-05

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1954-08-19

1954-08-19

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Biographical History

Art dealer and gallery director; New York, N.Y.

Valentin came to the U.S. from Germany in 1937. He worked at the Buchholz Gallery, which he took over and renamed the Curt Valentin Gallery. The gallery closed in 1955.

From the description of Catalogs of exhibitions organized by Curt Valentin, 1929-1948. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122514918

Curt Valentin was born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1902. After completing his education, he became a dealer in modern art in Berlin. In 1934 he returned to Hamburg and worked in the Buchholz Gallery, owned by Karl Buchholz. This gallery comprised two businesses: a bookstore in the front, and, in the rear, an art gallery devoted to the modern art classified as "degenerate" by the Nazis.

In 1937 Valentin emigrated to the U.S. with a sufficient number of modern German paintings to open a gallery under the Buchholz name in New York City. In 1951 the gallery was renamed the Curt Valentin Gallery.

Widely respected as one of the most astute dealers in modern art, Valentin organized influential exhibitions and attracted major artists to his gallery. His enthusiasm for sculpture is revealed by the artists and exhibitions he selected. He also published several distinguished, limited-edition books in which the writings of poets and novelists were illustrated by a contemporary artists.

Valentin died of a heart attack in Aug. 1954, while visiting Marino Marini in Italy. One year later the gallery was liquidated and some of the work from it was sold at a Parke-Bernet auction in Nov. 1955. Several of Valentin's artists, as well as his assistant, Jane Wade, joined the Otto Gerson Gallery, which, after Gerson's death in 1962, became the Marlborough-Gerson Gallery.

From the description of Curt Valentin papers, 1937-1955. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122484147

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Gallery directors

Art galleries, Commercial

Art, German--History--Sources

Sculpture, Modern--20th century--Sources

Art--Collectors and collecting--History--Sources

Prints--20th century--Sources

Entartete Kunst--History--Sources

Art, Modern--20th century--Sources

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Art dealers

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Americans

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New York (State)--New York

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New York (State)--New York

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Germany--Berlin

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