Julien Levy Gallery - Remie Lohse Exhibition, February, 1934
Maker: Julien Levy (1906-1981)
Medium: offset flyer
Size: 8.5" x 14.5"
Object No. 2019.80
Notes: Remie Lohse (1893-1947) was and American photographer born in Puerto Rico in 1893 who did a lot of work for the original Vanity Fair magazine. Julien Levy (1906–1981) was an art dealer and owner of Julien Levy Gallery in New York City, important as a venue for Surrealists, avante-garde artists and American photographers in the 1930s and 1940s. Levy was born in New York. After studying museum administration at Harvard under Paul J. Sachs, Levy dropped out, traveled to Paris by boat, and befriended Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp, and Berenice Abbott, through whom he came into possession of a portion of Eugène Atget's personal archive. In Paris he also met his future wife, Joella Haweis, daughter of artist and writer Mina Loy. In 1937 the gallery moved to 15 East 57th Street, where Levy mounted the first solo exhibition of the work of Frida Kahlo, November 1 to 15, 1938.  From 1943 to 1949 the gallery was located at 42 East 57th Street. In 1945 Arshile Gorky had his first solo show there. After closing the gallery, Levy taught at Sarah Lawrence College and State University of New York at Purchase. Levy's books include Memoir of an Art Gallery and Surrealism.
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