The Visionary Eye of Allan Stone

Allan Stone; Allan Stone Gallery, New York, c. 1975. Images courtesy of the Allan Stone Collection


Founded in 1960 by art dealer Allan Stone (1932–2006), the New York gallery known today as Allan Stone Projects has been admired for over half a century. Celebrated for its eclectic approach and early advocacy of pivotal artists of the 20th century, Allan Stone Gallery was a leading authority on Abstract Expressionism, the New York dealer for Wayne Thiebaud for over forty years, and showed the works of Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, Arshile Gorky, Joseph Cornell, John Graham and John Chamberlain. Stone also promoted the work of a younger generation of artists that were in conversation with other artists in his collection, working in the mediums of assemblage, collage and new modes of abstraction. In addition to modern masterworks and contemporary art, Allan Stone also collected and exhibited international folk art, Americana and important decorative arts and industrial design.

Bruce Pollock b. 1951

Bruce Pollock was born in 1951 in Painesville, Ohio. He received a BFA in painting from the Cleveland Institute of Art and an MFA in painting from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. Pollock has received numerous grants and awards, including grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. His work has been widely exhibited across the United States, including in solo exhibitions in 2008 at the Santa Monica Museum of Art and The Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts,Wilmington. Pollock's work is represented in numerous public and private collections, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia. He teaches painting at the Westphal College of Media Arts and Design, Drexel University, Philadelphia. He lives and works in Philadelphia.

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