I have been researching Valentine Dudensing and the Valentine Gallery since 1995 when I was a graduate student at Hunter College, CUNY. A chance discovery of the gallery's sales records (now in MoMA's Archives) in the collection of Dudensing's grandson led to the long-term project of identifying the works that the dealer sold during the two decades that his gallery was in business. To date I have identified over 300 paintings, drawings, and sculptures -- many of which are seminal works -- that came through the Valentine Gallery and are now in U.S. museum collections.

I am actively seeking information on works that were sold through the gallery and, in exchange, will share whatever provenance information the sales records might include. In addition I welcome feedback and general questions about Dudensing and the Valentine Gallery.

To cite one of my posts, please follow this format:

Boddewyn, Julia May. (Year, Month, Date Published). "[Title of Post]." The Valentine Gallery. Retrieved from

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Thank you,

Julia May Boddewyn