Louis K. Meisel

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Louis K. Meisel (born 1942 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American author, art dealer and proponent[1] of the photorealist art movement, having coined the term in 1969.[2][3] He is also the owner of one of the earliest art galleries in SoHo at 141 Prince Street. In addition to Photorealism, Meisel is responsible for the resurgence of interest in the sub-set of American illustration identified as "Pin-up", and is the largest collector of original art of both genres. Louis and Susan Meisel own the largest collections of Photorealism and pin-up art in the world.[4][5]