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Zoe Dusanne: An Art Dealer Who Made a Difference


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This is the first book-length biography of a ground-breaking art dealer, Zo Dusanne (1884-1972), a highly respected African American woman whose pioneering Dusanne Gallery in Seattle, Washington significantly affected the lively mid-fifties art scene in the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere. Opening the first gallery of its kind in the city, Mrs. Dusanne championed contemporary art, including abstract expressionism, on an unprecedented scale, promoted Northwest art and artists throughout the United States and in Europe, and left her mark on world-known private collections as well as permanent collections in acclaimed art museums.Her impact on Seattle would be hard to overestimate, wrote New York critic Winthrop Sargeant of the gallery owner who, in the mid-fifties introduced avant-garde art to the Pacific Northwest.

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Zo Dusanne, an art gallery owner who introduced avant-garde art to Seattle in the mid-1950s, promoted Northwest art and artists throughout the US and Europe and left her mark on private and permanent collections. This biography focuses on her significant friendships with world-famous artists and her courage as an African-American single mother during the early decades of the 20th century. Appendices list memorial exhibitions and artists exhibited at the Dusanne Gallery. The book is illustrated with b&w photos. Ridley was an arts journalist. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Ridley, Jo Ann
Fithian Press
Biography-Artists Architects and Photographers
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