Lou Meisel

Lou Meisel

— Author Profile

Louis K. Meisel (born 1942 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American author, art dealer and proponent of the photorealist art movement, having coined the term in 1969. He is also the owner of one of the earliest art galleries in SoHo at 141 Prince Street. In addition to Photorealism, Meisel is responsible for the resurgence of interest in the sub-set of American illustration identified as "Pin-up", and is the largest collector of original art of both genres. The Meisel Gallery contains one of the largest collections of pin-up art in the world.



Recent Posts by Lou Meisel:

  • Flipping Blog

    Posted on: 02 Oct 2018

    I was thinking about talking about one of my leading lady pianists today, but just read the following! Kelly Crow’s recent article in the Wa … Read More

  • How to COLLECT!

    Posted on: 05 Sep 2018

    In 1973, I opened the Louis K. Meisel Gallery in SoHo—a newly developing industrial district that was to become THE center of the contempora … Read More

  • Curating the Stuart M. Speiser Collection

    Posted on: 11 Jul 2018

    Late in 1969, I coined the word Photorealism during an interview with Gregory Battcock. The term Photorealism really took off in early 1970 … Read More

  • Editions Lassiter Meisel / ELM

    Posted on: 01 Jun 2018

    I guess I should follow up on the promise to discuss our screenprinting venture… Susan Pear Meisel, now my wife of 52 years, began her caree … Read More

  • Eminent Publications

    Posted on: 28 Apr 2018

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