Betty Parsons Pocket Diaries, 1948-1949

About the Project

Betty Parsons (1900-1982) was one of the leading art dealers in New York City specializing in modern art, particularly the work of the Abstract Expressionists. She opened Betty Parsons Gallery in 1946. In addition to being an art dealer, Betty Parsons was a respected artist and collector.
Read and transcribe Parsons's pocket diaries from 1948-1949. Parsons noted lunch and dinner engagements, openings, and other appointments, thereby providing a sense of her daily activities. As with Parsons' life, personal and gallery life are intertwined in the pages. During this time, the Betty Parsons Gallery became linked with the Abstract Expressionists and rose in prestige. Please transcribe only the preprinted text for those dates that contain entries.

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