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Zabriskie Gallery

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Zabriskie Gallery
Zabriskie Gallery
Location of Zabriskie Gallery in New York City
Location41 East 57th Street, 4th Floor, Manhattan, New York City, United States
Coordinates40°45′29″N 73°57′46″W / 40.75806°N 73.96278°W / 40.75806; -73.96278

The Zabriskie Gallery was founded in New York City by Virginia Zabriskie in 1954.

Early years

Virginia Zabriskie started the art gallery with a one-dollar down payment. It had formerly been the Korman Gallery, a cooperative that included the painters Pat Adams and Clinton Hill (a New York School artist).

Zabriskie Gallery, France

By the 1980s, Zabriskie had two galleries in New York (one for painting and one for sculpture) and another in Paris. The Paris gallery focused on photography and allowed for a "lively exchange" between American and French artists during the 1980s and 1990s. She was honored in 1999 with the Medaille de la Ville de Paris.[1]


Artists who have exhibited in the Zabriskie Gallery include Abraham Walkowitz (Zabriskie held his correspondence and papers). Zabriskie was a supporter of the work of Elie Nadelman and is credited with "rescuing him from neglect."[1] Pat Adams held her first solo show there,[2] and her 2005 exhibition Pat Adams Paintings 1954–2004, held in early 2004 at the Zabriskie Gallery, cemented Adams's reputation as "one of the most important abstract painters."[3] The gallery has also worked with Ansel Adams, Harry Callahan, Alexander Archipenko, Alfred Stieglitz, Dorothea Tanning, Marsden Hartley, Marja Vallila[4] among others.[5]


The gallery is now located at 57th St and 1st Ave in New York City. The Paris location closed in 1998.[6] Between the years 1992 and 2011 Virginia Zabriskie donated the papers to the Smithsonian Archives of American Art.[5]


  1. ^ a b Mullarkey, Maureen (March 1, 2005). "Handmaiden of the Arts: A Chat With the Dealer: Virginia Zabriskie". The New York Sun. Retrieved June 11, 2009.
  2. ^ Price, Marshall N. (2007). The abstract impulse: fifty years of abstraction at the National Academy, 1956–2006. Hudson Hills. p. 32. ISBN 978-1-887149-17-4.
  3. ^ Esplund, Lance (January 13, 2005). "After Nature, But Never Imitative". The New York Sun. Retrieved June 11, 2009.
  4. ^ "Artists, Selected Artworks".
  5. ^ a b "Zabriskie Gallery records, 1951–2010". Archives of American Art. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved October 5, 2011.
  6. ^ "Zabriskie Gallery". About. Zabriskie Gallery. Retrieved October 5, 2011.

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