Kennedy Galleries

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Kennedy Galleries is one of the oldest art galleries in the United States. It was founded by Hermann Wunderlich in 1874 under the name of Hermann Wunderlich & Co.[1] When Wunderlich died in 1892, Edward G. Kennedy took over the gallery, whose name was changed in 1912 to Kennedy & Co. Kennedy retired in 1916, whereupon Herman Wunderlich became the gallery's senior partner until his death in 1951. The galleries changed their name to Kennedy Galleries in 1952. The gallery has long specialized in representational art.

During the 1950's the Society of American Graphic Artists held their annual exhibitions at the Kennedy Galleries.

In 1976 the gallery held an exhibit of Alaskan masters. R. T. Wallen was one of only two living artists represented at that exhibit.[2]

In 2005, the gallery closed its gallery space but continued to operate as a private dealership.[3]

Martha J. Fleischman is president of the Kennedy Galleries.


  1. ^ Kennedy Galleries Marks 100 Years of Americana; New Graphics Section Name Is Changed Escape for People, New York Times, September 2, 1974
  2. ^ Alaskan Masters (1976), New York: Kennedy Galleries
  3. ^ "Kennedy Galleries to Close, Will Go On as Private Entity". ARTnews. 2012-06-19. Retrieved 2016-03-06.

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