Lou Meisel

Lou Meisel

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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:

  • 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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  • Theodoros Stamos

    Posted on: 01 Mar 2018

    Stamos was the youngest of “The Irascibles”. I met him in passing in the late 50’s, and then was reintroduced to him by his studio assistant … Read More

  • The Women of Abstract Expressionism

    Posted on: 31 Jan 2018

    In my last post, I mentioned an exhibition of abstract paintings by the women of the 40’s and 50’s entitled “The Women of Abstract Expressio … Read More

  • The Art of Living

    Posted on: 17 Dec 2017

    For 20 years I have been asked dozens of times to write a book about my life. Well, my answer is finally, “Yes,” and the working title? “OK, … Read More