Opened in 1919 by the German-born art dealer Erhard Weyhe opened a bookstore and gallery space specialised in contemporary European artists and was the first to specialise in prints.
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794 Lexington Avenue, Lennox Hill, Manhattan, New York City.
Anonymous. “Ylla.” The New Yorker, 14 February 1942, p. 11f.
Ware, Katherine, and Peter Barberie. Dreaming in black and white: photography at the Julien Levy Gallery, exh. cat. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, 2006.
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Brooklyn Museum of Art Library Collections. BMA institutional files.
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Ruth Bernhard was a German émigré photographer who lived in New York from the 1920s to the 1940s. Beside her series on female nudes, her place in the photography network, as well as in the New York queer scene, is unknown and understudied.
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Rolf Tietgens was a German émigré photographer who arrived in New York in 1938. Although, in the course of his photographic career, his artistic and surrealist images were published and shown at exhibitions, his work, today, is very little known.
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Ylla was an Austrian-born photographer who emigrated to New York in 1941. Specialising in animal photography, she produced not only studio photographs, but also shot outside on urban locations in the metropolis.
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Camera Features was a photo agency founded by the photographer Werner Wolff and other colleagues of the photo agency PIX.
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Founded in 1943 by the American painter and art collector Elenore Lust, the Norlyst Gallery represented a cross section of contemporary painting, photography and other media focusing on surrealist and abstract expressionist styles and promoting women artists and photographers.
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The Julien Levy Gallery was founded by the art dealer Julien Levy (1906–1981) in 1931, and was situated in the New York gallery district around 57th Street, where the Weyhe and Norlyst Gallery were also located.
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The émigré gallerist Ala Story left London for New York around 1940, where she co-founded the American-British Art Center, which introduced British and US artists to the public.
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