art gallery luminaries (deceased)

***castelli, leo (deceased)... 1980's most influential gallerist in america... died in 1999 (4_29_12)
***halpert, edith gregor
(1900-1970) deceased influential gallery owner ... founded the downtown gallery in greenwich village in 1926... she helped to create the market for modern art and for folk art in NY in the 20's and the 30's (6_8_12)... more info here (9_27_12)