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Gallatin, Albert Eugene

American, 1881 - 1952


Great-grandson of Albert Gallatin, Secretary of the Treasury under Presidents Jefferson and Madison, Albert Eugene Gallatin was the son of Albert H. and Louisa Ewing Gallatin. Albert Eugene studied law at the New York Law School, but his lifelong devotion was to to art, beginning in about 1910. He was primarily interested in abstract painting, and wrote numerous books on art. Gallatin's name was closely associated with the Gallery of Living Art, from its beginnings in 1927 at New York University through its relocation in 1943 to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where Gallatin was a trustee. Gallatin was also himself an artist whose works were exhibited in the United States and abroad. Gallatin never married.


"Albert Gallatin, Artist and Author," The New York Times 17 June 1952:27:3 [obituary]
Art Digest 26 (July 1952):12 [obituary]
Art News 51 (September 1952):7 [obituary]
Lederman, Mildred E. Albert Eugene Gallatin and his Contributions to American Twentieth Century Art. PhD. Diss, New York University, 1976
Hahnloser-Ingold, Margrit. "Collecting Matisses of the 1920s in the 1920s," in Matisse: The Early Years in Nice. Exh. cat., National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1986: 253.

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