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Gustavus Mayer, 1873-1954

Nationality: American
Date of Birth: 19 October 1873
Place of Birth: New York
Place of Death: L├╝tzelbach (Odenwald)

Identity:

Gustavus Mayer (1873-1954) was a German-American art dealer and collector.

Life:

Gustavus Mayer was born in New York on 19 October 1873. He studied in Lausanne and Paris and became a print seller in 1899. In 1900 he succeeded Charles Obach as partner in the firm of Obach & Co. In 1911 Colnaghi and Obach merged into one firm, and Mayer later became one of their directors.

Bibliography:

The Times, 19 May 1954, p. 8 (obituary)