Fischbach Gallery

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The Fischbach Gallery is an art gallery in New York City. It was founded by Marilyn Cole Fischbach in 1960 at 799 Madison Avenue.[1] The gallery in its early days became known for hosting the first significant solo exhibitions of now leading art world figures including Eva Hesse, Alex Katz and Gary Kuehn.[2]

In 1966 the Fishbach Gallery opened the groundbreaking exhibition Eccentric Abstraction curated by Lucy Lippard which is considered the first Postminimal, art exhibition.[3] The exhibition included Alice Adams, Louis Bourgeois, Gary Kuehn, Eva Hesse, Bruce Nauman, Don Potts, Keith Sonnier and Frank Lincoln.[4][5]

The Fischbach Gallery would later move to two consecutive locations on 57th Street. In the 1970s Marilyn Fischbach hired Aladar Marberger as gallery director. Marberger shifted the gallery's emphasis from Avant-Garde Art to Realism.[6] The gallery included artists Leigh Behnke, Lois Dodd, Jane Freilicher, Ian Hornak, Knox Martin, and Neil Welliver.[1][7]

In the early 1980s, Marilyn Fischbach decided to take on three additional investors in the gallery, although she remained a partial owner until her death in 2003. One of the investors, Beverly Zagor, became an active partner until her death in May 2011. Another investor and active partner, Lawrence L. DiCarlo, is gallery director.

The Fischbach Gallery remains open and has relocated to 210 Eleventh Avenue in New York. It focuses primarily on contemporary realism.


  1. ^ a b "Marilyn Fischbach, 72, Art Gallery Founder". New York Times. June 20, 2003. Retrieved September 5, 2009.
  2. ^ Hanson, Jayna (July 2009). "A Finding Aid To The Fischbach Gallery Website" (PDF). Smithsonian Archives of American Art.
  3. ^ "Eccentric Abstraction". Retrieved January 25, 2019.
  4. ^ "Lucy Lippard". CPMFA. Retrieved January 25, 2019.
  5. ^ Williams, Richard J. (2000). After Modern Sculpture: Art in the United States and Europe, 1965-70. Manchester University Press. ISBN 9780719056512.
  6. ^ Glueck, Grace (November 3, 1988). "A. A. Marberger, 41, Art Dealer Who Directed Fischbach Gallery". New York Times. Retrieved September 5, 2009.
  7. ^ Cohen, Ronny. "Leigh Behnke," Artforum, May 1991. Retrieved November 8, 2019.

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