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List of Famous Art Dealers

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List of famous art dealers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top art dealers in the world? This includes the most prominent art dealers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable art dealers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic art dealers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned art dealers.

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different people, including Mary Lasker and Samuel Bing.

From reputable, prominent, and well known art dealers to the lesser known art dealers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the art dealer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous art dealers ever?" and "What are the names of famous art dealers?" then you're in the right place. {#nodes}
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