About Grace Albee

About Grace Albee

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The work of Grace Albee (1890–1995) is currently on exhibit in Who Creates the Art Market? – Museums, Auctions, Curators, Critics, Artists, Collectors or Galleries. This exhibit looks at a variety of Rhode Island artists from the differing perspectives of the art world. Each artist has an Art World report card ranking them on their success in the various visual arts arenas. Thirty-three museums have Grace Albee (1890–1995) in their collections and she has received only the highest critical praise across the country and abroad. But her commercial and auction prices remain tepid. Here is a clear example of the importance of confluence among the art forces in order for an artist to become known to a wide audience beyond the museum world.

The Challenge
Despite stellar recognition in the museum, critical and art historical world, her market is very weak. She is extremely undervalued in the commercial market. Private, individual and institution sales are strong but overall, only a few print dealers have paid much attention to her work.