Anita Shapolsky Gallery
Anita Shapolsky, the owner and proprietor of Anita Shapolsky Gallery has been involved in the visual art world for over 40 years. She is a celebrated curator, art advisor, collector, and patron of modern and contemporary art. The gallery specializes in promoting artists of the New York School (Abstract Expressionists of the 1950s). Shapolsky opened her first gallery on Spring Street in Soho in 1982. She has worked extensively and has been successful in exhibiting underappreciated artists who had celebrated careers in the 1950s and are in numerous museum collections. Her career has been spent fostering and championing their art, including Latin American and women artists of the period. She was also one of the first of the mainstream galleries in NYC to exhibit the work of African American abstract artists.