A Woman to Know: Edith Halpert

I’m very grateful for all the hard knocks I had in my youth because it made a woman out of me. — Edith Halpert

I’m very grateful for all the hard knocks I had in my youth because it made a woman out of me. — Edith Halpert

(image via Archives of American Art)

In 1926, Edith opened the Downtown Gallery in Greenwich Village, making her New York’s first prominent female gallery owner and introducing the international art world to American painting, sculpture and more.

As a Russian immigrant, she prioritized showing work from diverse artists. She gave space to legendary artists like Georgia O’Keeffe and Jacob Lawrence, helping to catapult the careers and spread the influence of her business.

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