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David K. Anderson

Death: 2009

David K. Anderson was introduced to the art world at an early age by his mother, New York City gallerist Martha Jackson.  While studying business at UB, Anderson spent his summers working in his mother's New York City gallery.  In 1961, Anderson opened his own gallery in Paris. Upon his mother's death in 1969, he returned to the United States and took over operations of her gallery.   Anderson returned to the City of Buffalo with his family in the early 1980s. 

In 1987, David K. Anderson purchased the former Public School 83 building.  Renovation of the building was completed in 1991, at which time Anderson moved the contents of his New York City gallery to Buffalo.   In 2000, Anderson donated the gallery to the University at Buffalo.  The gift included 1,200 works of art, the archive of the Martha Jackson and David Anderson galleries, and a trust to assist with exhibition and gallery support.

David K Anderson died on August 15, 2009

Affiliation(s): Benefactor
Record Group(s): 3
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