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:

  • John Kacere

    Posted on: 09 Feb 2020

    In 1966, my wife, Susan Pear Meisel was studying art at Parsons School of Design in New York. Entering the school on one of her first days … Read More

  • The Making of a Public Sculpture Collection

    Posted on: 01 Jul 2019

    On a Monday morning in 1987 I looked out the window on the south side of my house in Sagaponack, and I saw a guy who appeared to be staking … Read More

  • Bertrand Meniel

    Posted on: 03 Jun 2019

    By 1996, I had been working in my studio for two years trying to perfect my technique. I was working from pictures taken in Miami. During th … Read More

  • Tony Brunelli

    Posted on: 15 Jan 2019

    One day early in 1993, Susan was sitting at the front desk when a young redheaded guy came in. She watched as he tentatively browsed around … Read More

  • The Artists: Ella Spence Story

    Posted on: 03 Nov 2018

    About time to start a series on many of my favorite artists! In about 2001, shortly after I opened my 57th street gallery, I got a call fro … Read More