In 1878, Mortimer Newhouse opened his gallery in St Louis, Setting in motion a series of events that would see the generations that follow dealing in art.
Despite this legacy and family ties, running the gallery would never be an option for Jill Newhouse as the fate of the Newhouse legacy looked uncertain in the 70’s, in-spite of tradition - and expectation - Jill would go on to found her eponymous gallery and establish the Newhouse name as one of the leading dealers of master drawings.
Jill: Ultimately I took what was left for me in my heritage and I made it my own. Not everyone gets that opportunity, in fact if I had worked with them who’s to say I may have just felt like a salesperson, and what i’m doing now allows me to really create my own way, my own vision. Show the artists I want to show. So, In some ways I have the best of all worlds I think...
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Photographer credit: Bill Massey