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Milch Gallery is an art gallery in New York, N.Y.

Founded in 1912 by Edward Milch (1865-1954), who established a partnership with his brother Albert (1881-1951) in 1916, incorporating as E. & A. Milch but soon after becoming Milch Galleries. In the early years, a large part of the business consisted of framing, cleaning and restoration services, and the sale of prints; by the 1920s the focus had shifted to American paintings, although fine framing remained a side line. Name changed to Milch Gallery in 1967, and the business dissolved upon the death of Albert's son Harold C. Milch (1904-1981).

From the description of Milch Gallery records, 1911-1980. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 710018244

Art gallery; New York, N.Y.

Founded in 1912 by Edward Milch (1865-1954), who established a partnership with his brother Albert (1881-1951) in 1916, incorporating as E. & A. Milch but soon after becoming Milch Galleries. In the early years, a large part of the business consisted of framing, cleaning and restoration services, and the sale of prints; by the 1920s the focus had shifted to American paintings, although fine framing remained a side line. Name changed to Milch Gallery in 1967, and the business dissolved upon the death of Edward's son Harold C. Milch (1904-1981).

From the description of Milch Gallery records, 1911-1980. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78535382

Between 1911 and 1916, prior to the establishment of the Milch Galleries, Austrian immigrant Edward Milch (1865-1953) operated the Edward Milch Galleries at 939 Madison Avenue 1911, mainly handling prints and providing framing services.

Albert Milch (1881-1951) was employed by a gilder and later a picture framer before becoming the business partner of his older brother. In 1916 they incorporated as E. & A. Milch (with Edward as President and Albert as Secretary of the corporation) and opened the Milch Galleries at 108 West 57th Street, New York City. During their partnership, Edward served as President and Albert as Secretary of the corporation. According to Joseph Gotlieb, a long-time employee, during this period Montross Gallery became inclined toward modern French art and the American artists associated with them began searching for galleries more sympathetic to their interests. "As Albert Milch was a framemaker to several of them, and as he was opening a new gallery in 1916 to specialize in American Art, some artists decided to let the Milch Galleries, and others, handle their work. It turned out to be a good arrangement for both sides, and a successful one" (letter from Joseph S. Gotleib to Susan Hobbs [National Museum of American Art], December 30, 1977).

From the beginning, Milch Galleries dealt in American art almost exclusively, representing living artists, handling the estates of recently deceased artists; in addition they acquired nineteenth century works for resale and accepted pieces on commission. Although framing and restoration services continued to be offered to customers, this aspect of the business soon diminished in importance.

Harold C. Milch (1904-1981), Albert's son, was affiliated with the business, and upon his father's retirement was appointed partner; after Albert died in 1951, Harold was sole proprietor, serving as both President and Secretary.

Milch Galleries moved to smaller quarters at 55 East 57th Street in 1947, and ten years later to 21 East 67th Street. In 1967, the name was changed to Milch Gallery and the business relocated to 1014 Madison Avenue. The gallery dissolved upon the death of Harold Milch. A third brother, David C. Milch, was also an art dealer, but was not associated with Milch Gallery.

  • 1911: Edward Milch Galleries opens at 939 Madison Ave.
  • 1912: First exhibition at Edward Milch Galleries
  • 1916: Incorporation of E. & A. Milch; Edward Milch, President, and Albert Milch, Secretary; change of name to Milch Galleries and relocation to 108 West 57th St.
  • 1918: Milch Galleries Art Notes begins publication
  • 1944: Edward Milch retires; Albert Milch President, and Harold C. Milch [son of Albert], Secretary
  • 1947: Milch Galleries moves to 55 East 57th St.
  • 1951: Death of Albert Milch (1881-1951); Harold C. Milch, President and Secretary
  • 1953: Death of Edward Milch (1865-1953)
  • 1957: Milch Galleries moves to 21 East 67th St.
  • 1966: Archives of American Art begins acquiring records of the Milch Galleries (gifts and loans from Milch Galleries)
  • 1967: Relocation to 1014 Madison Ave., and name change to Milch Gallery
  • 1981: Death of Harold C. Milch (1904-1981)
  • 1986: Archives of American Art receives the bulk of Milch Gallery records (gift of Salander-O'Reilly Galleries)

From the guide to the Milch Gallery records, 1911-1980, (Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Milch Gallery records, 1911-1980 Archives of American Art
creatorOf Milch Gallery. Milch Gallery records, 1911-1980. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Diederich, William Hunt, 1884-1953. William Hunt Diederich papers, 1900-1976. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Milch Gallery. Milch Gallery records, 1911-1980. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Acheson, Alice. person
associatedWith Adams, Charles L., 19th cent. person
associatedWith Adams, Wayman, 1883-1959. person
associatedWith Aiken, Charles Avery, 1872-1965. person
associatedWith Albee, Grace. person
associatedWith Anderson, Karl, 1874-1956. person
associatedWith Appel, Marianne, 1913- person
associatedWith Archipenko, Alexander, 1887-1964. person
associatedWith Arms, John Taylor, 1887-1953. person
associatedWith Ascher, Mary G. b. 1900. person
associatedWith Azzaretti, Faust person
associatedWith Azzaretti, Faust. person
associatedWith Bacon, Peggy, 1895-1987. person
associatedWith Baer, Martin, 1895-1961. person
associatedWith Ballin, Hugo, 1879-1956. person
associatedWith Barlow, Myron, 1873-1937. person
associatedWith Barmore, Charles person
associatedWith Barmore, Charles. person
associatedWith Barmore, Charles. person
associatedWith Barr, Charles H. person
associatedWith Barr, Charles H. person
associatedWith Barr, Norman, 1908- person
associatedWith Barrymore, Lionel, 1878-1954. person
associatedWith Baumann, Gustave, 1881-1971. person
associatedWith Beal, Reynolds, 1866-1951. person
associatedWith Bellows, George, 1882-1925. person
associatedWith Benson, Frank Weston, 1862-1951. person
associatedWith Biddle, George, 1885- person
associatedWith Blackburn, Morris, 1902-1979. person
associatedWith Blakelock, Ralph Albert, 1847-1919. person
associatedWith Blanch, Arnold, 1896-1968. person
associatedWith Blanch, Lucile, 1895-1981. person
associatedWith Bluemner, Oscar, 1867-1938. person
associatedWith Blumenschein, Ernest Leonard, 1874-1960. person
associatedWith Bohm, Max, 1868-1923. person
associatedWith Bohrod, Aaron person
associatedWith Bohrod, Aaron. person
associatedWith Bosa, Louis, 1905- person
associatedWith Bosa, Louis, 1905- person
associatedWith Breckenridge, Hugh H. 1870-1937. person
associatedWith Bridgman, Frederick Arthur, 1847-1928. person
associatedWith Browne, George Elmer, 1871-1946. person
associatedWith Bruce, Edward, 1879-1943. person
associatedWith Brush, George de Forest, 1855-1941. person
associatedWith Buck, Claude, 1890-1974. person
associatedWith Burlin, Paul, 1886-1969. person
associatedWith Burr, George Elbert, 1859-1939. person
associatedWith Butler, Howard Russell, 1856-1934. person
associatedWith Calder, Alexander Stirling, 1870-1945. person
associatedWith Carroll, John, 1892-1959. person
associatedWith Chamberlain, Samuel, 1895-1975. person
associatedWith Cheffetz, Asa, 1896-1965. person
associatedWith Christy, Howard Chandler, 1873-1952. person
associatedWith Cole, Alphaeus Philemon, 1876-1988. person
associatedWith Congdon, William, 1912- person
associatedWith Crane, Bruce, 1857-1937. person
associatedWith Curran, Charles C. 1861-1942. person
associatedWith Daingerfield, Elliott, 1859-1932. person
associatedWith Davey, Randall, 1887-1964. person
associatedWith DeCamp, Joseph, 1858-1923. person
associatedWith De Groot, Adelaide Milton, b. 1876. person
associatedWith Dehn, Adolf, 1895-1968. person
associatedWith Dessar, Louis Paul, 1867-1952. person
associatedWith Dewing, Thomas Wilmer, 1851-1938. person
associatedWith Diederich, William Hunt, 1884-1953. person
associatedWith Dike, Phil, 1906-1990. person
associatedWith Donoho, Gaines Ruger, 1857-1916. person
associatedWith Du Bois, Guy Pène, 1884-1958. person
associatedWith Duncan, Charles, b. 1892 person
associatedWith Duncan, Charles, b. 1892. person
associatedWith Eakins, Susan Macdowell. person
associatedWith E. & A. Milch, Inc corporateBody
associatedWith E. & A. Milch, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith E.& A. Milch, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Etnier, Stephen, 1903-1984. person
associatedWith Farnsworth, Jerry, 1895-1982. person
associatedWith Fechin, Nikolai Ivanovich, 1881-1955. person
associatedWith Fenton, Beatrice, 1887-1983. person
associatedWith Fitzgerald, James, 1899-1971. person
associatedWith Flagg, James Montgomery, 1877-1960. person
associatedWith Fredenthal, David, 1914-1958. person
associatedWith French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931. person
associatedWith Fuchs, Emil, 1866-1929. person
associatedWith Gallagher, Sears, 1869-1955. person
associatedWith Ganso, Emil, 1895-1941. person
associatedWith Gaspard, Leon, 1882-1964. person
associatedWith Genth, Lillian Mathilde, 1876-1953. person
associatedWith Gonzalez, Xavier, 1898-1993. person
associatedWith Greenwood, Marion, 1909-1970. person
associatedWith Gregory, John, 1879-1958. person
associatedWith Gregory, Waylande, 1905-1971. person
associatedWith Grosz, George, 1893-1959. person
associatedWith Halpert, Samuel, 1884-1930. person
associatedWith Hart, George Overbury, 1868-1933. person
associatedWith Hartmann, Sadakichi, 1867-1944. person
associatedWith Haskell, Ernest, 1876-1925. person
associatedWith Hassam, Childe, 1859-1935. person
associatedWith Heerman, Norbert Leo, b. 1891. person
associatedWith Heinz, Charles, 1885-1955. person
associatedWith Hennings, E. Martin, 1886-1956. person
associatedWith Henri, Robert, 1865-1929. person
associatedWith Hopkinson, Charles, 1869-1962. person
associatedWith Hopper, Jo N. 1883-1968. person
associatedWith Ireland, Leroy, 1889-1970. person
associatedWith Judson, Alice, d. 1948. person
associatedWith Kalish, Max, 1891-1945. person
associatedWith Katz, A. Raymond 1895-1974. person
associatedWith Kingman, Dong, 1911- person
associatedWith Kroll, Leon, 1884-1974. person
associatedWith Kronberg, Louis, 1872-1965. person
associatedWith Kupferman, Lawrence, 1909-1982 person
associatedWith Kupferman, Lawrence Edward, 1909-1982. person
associatedWith Laufman, Sidney, 1891- person
associatedWith Lawson, Ernest, 1873-1939. person
associatedWith Lever, Hayley, 1876-1958. person
associatedWith Lie, Jonas, 1880-1940. person
associatedWith Linde, Ossip L. person
associatedWith Linde, Ossip L. person
associatedWith Low, Will Hicok, 1853-1932. person
associatedWith Lucioni, Luigi, 1900- person
associatedWith Lucioni, Luigi, 1900-1988. person
associatedWith Lutz, Dan, 1906- person
associatedWith MacRae, Emma Fordyce, 1887-1974. person
associatedWith Manship, Paul, 1885-1966. person
associatedWith Melchers, Gari, 1860-1932. person
associatedWith Metcalf, Willard Leroy, 1858-1925. person
associatedWith Meyerowitz, William, 1887-1981. person
associatedWith Milch, Albert, 1881-1951. person
associatedWith Milch, Edward, 1865-1954. person
associatedWith Milch Galleries. corporateBody
associatedWith Moffett, Ross person
associatedWith Moffett, Ross. person
associatedWith Moffett, Ross. person
associatedWith Mora, F. Luis 1874-1940. person
associatedWith Moran, Thomas, 1837-1926. person
associatedWith Murphy, Hermann Dudley, 1867-1945. person
associatedWith Murphy, John Francis, 1853-1921. person
associatedWith Myers, Jerome, 1867-1940. person
associatedWith Nagler, Edith Kroger, 1890-1986. person
associatedWith Oberteuffer, Karl A. 1908-1958. person
associatedWith Ochtman, Leonard, 1854-1934. person
associatedWith Parshall, DeWitt, 1864-1956. person
associatedWith Pearson, Ralph M., 1883-1958. person
associatedWith Pène du Bois, Guy, 1884-1958. person
associatedWith Perrine, Van Dearing, 1868 or 9-1955 person
associatedWith Perrine, Van Dearing, 1869-1955. person
associatedWith Pittman, Hobson, 1900-1972 person
associatedWith Pittman, Hobson Lafayette, 1899 or 1900-1972. person
associatedWith Pleissner, Ogden M. person
associatedWith Pollet, Joseph C., 1897-1979. person
associatedWith Pousette-Dart, Nathaniel, 1886-1965. person
associatedWith Pugh, Mabel, 1891-1986. person
associatedWith Pugh, Mabel, b. 1891 person
associatedWith Redfield, Edward Willis, 1869-1965. person
associatedWith Ritschel, William, 1864-1949. person
associatedWith Romano, Umberto, 1906- person
associatedWith Rungius, Carl, 1869-1959. person
associatedWith Ryder, Chauncey F., 1868-1949. person
associatedWith Ryerson, Margery person
associatedWith Ryerson, Margery. person
associatedWith Sample, Paul, 1896-1974. person
associatedWith Sawyer, Wells, 1863-1960. person
associatedWith Schofield, Walter Elmer, 1867-1944. person
associatedWith Shapiro, David, 1916- person
associatedWith Sharp, Joseph Henry, 1859-1953. person
associatedWith Sheets, Millard, 1907- person
associatedWith Shuster, Will person
associatedWith Shuster, Will. person
associatedWith Speicher, Eugene E. 1883-1962. person
associatedWith Speight, Francis, 1896- person
associatedWith Speight, Francis, 1896- person
associatedWith Sterne, Maurice, 1878-1957. person
associatedWith Sterner, Albert, 1863-1946. person
associatedWith Tanner, Henry Ossawa, 1859-1937. person
associatedWith Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921. person
associatedWith Trebilcock, Paul, 1902-1981. person
associatedWith Tryon, Dwight William, 1849-1925. person
associatedWith Twachtman, John Henry, 1853-1902. person
associatedWith Ufer, Walter, 1876-1936. person
associatedWith Varian, Dorothy, 1895-1987. person
associatedWith Vonnoh, Robert William, 1858-1933. person
associatedWith Warneke, Heinz 1895-1983. person
associatedWith Watkins, Franklin Chenault, 1894-1972. person
associatedWith Waugh, Frederick Judd, 1861-1940. person
associatedWith Weir, John F. b. 1841. person
associatedWith Weir, Julian Alden, 1852-1919. person
associatedWith White, Henry Cooke, 1861-1952. person
associatedWith Wickey, Harry. person
associatedWith Wiggins, Carleton, 1848-1932. person
associatedWith Wiles, Irving Ramsay, 1861-1948. person
associatedWith Woodward, Robert Strong, 1885-1957. person
associatedWith Woodward, Stanley Wingate, 1890-1970. person
associatedWith Wyeth, Andrew, 1917- person
associatedWith Zucker, Jacques, 1900- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)--New York
New York (State)--New York
Subject
Art--Collectors and collecting
Art galleries, Commercial
Gallery owners
Art dealers
Art dealers--New York (State)--New York
Painters
Art galleries, Commercial--New York (State)--New York
Art, American
Occupation
Function

Corporate Body

Active 1911

Active 1980

Americans

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