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author , art dealer

Sidney Janis, American art dealer, author. Decorated Commander Order Arts and Letters, Legion of Honor (France); recipient mayor's award for arts and culture City of New York, 1986; named Living Legend, New York University School Social Work, 1979; donated Sidney and Harriet Janis collection 20th century art to Museum Modern Art, 1967.

Background

Janis, Sidney was born on July 8, 1896 in Buffalo. Son of Isaac and Celia (Cohn) Janis.

Education

Student public, technical and aeronautical schools.

Career

Engaged in manufacturing,, 1924-1939;collector modern art,, 1925-1989;owner, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York City, 1948-1989. Member of advisory committee Museum Modern Art, New York City, 1933-1948, honorary trustee, 1983-1989. Member art panel Internal Revenue Service, Washington, 1975-1976.

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Connections

Married Harriet Grossman, September 2, 1925. Children: Conrad, Carroll.

father:
Isaac Janis

mother:
Celia (Cohn) Janis

spouse:
Harriet Grossman

child:
Conrad Janis

child:
Carroll Janis