Curt Valentin

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Curt Valentin (5 October 1902, Hamburg, Germany – 19 August 1954, Forte dei Marmi, Italy) was a German-born American art dealer known for handling modern art, particularly sculpture, and works classified as "degenerate" by the Nazi regime in pre-war Germany.

After 1927 Curt Valentin worked for Alfred Flechtheim in Berlin.[1] In 1934, he worked at Karl Buchholz (de) Gallery, Hamburg. In 1937, he emigrated to America, and opened a modern art gallery, Bucholz gallery, in New York City.[2] He had permission to sell German art in America, from the Nazi authorities.[3][4] In 1951 the gallery was renamed the Curt Valentin Gallery. His gallery operated from 1951, until a year after his death in 1954, and handled works by many notable artists including Alexander Calder, Henry Moore, and Marino Marini.[5]


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