Edward and Deborah Pollack have been in the art world for over thirty-five years as prominent art dealers of fine nineteenth and early twentieth-century American art. In the early 1970s Edward's gallery was the Pollack Gallery on Madison Avenue in New York City and he was known by his colleagues to have the best eye in the business. Deborah, after graduating with honors from Temple University, was a private art dealer, D. Courtney Fine Art, based in New York and Pennsylvania.
In 1981 they married and merged their businesses to create Edward and Deborah Pollack Fine Art. Their gallery is located at 205 Worth Avenue, Suite 202, in Palm Beach, Florida.
Art dealer, author, and lecturer, Deborah C. Pollack was born in Philadelphia. She began fine-art dealing as a hobby at the age of sixteen and has been researching art history ever since. (During the 1970s she was also a New York television actress known as Deborah Courtney.) Deborah Pollack is the only recognized scholar of the life and work of Orville Bulman. She is the author of Inspired Whimsy: The Genius of Orville Bulman, and the best-selling monograph on the artist, Orville Bulman: An Enchanted Life and Fantastic Legacy. She has lectured extensively on Palm Beach and other Florida artists throughout the state and in the Midwest. She is the author of the biography of the artist, Laura Woodward: The Artist Behind the Innovator Who Developed Palm Beach, which has been published in association with the Historical Society of Palm Beach County. She is pleased that the Education Network (serving the School District of Palm Beach County), has aired an award-winning documentary about the book. Deborah has also presented numerous lectures about Laura Woodward throughout 2010-2014 and articles written by Deborah about Laura Woodward have been published in Antiques and Art Around Florida (cover story) and Tequesta, the scholarly journal of HistoryMiami. She is honored to be among the contributors to the New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture. She is also deeply honored that Florida Memorial University awarded her a certificate for making "a significant contribution to advancing the awareness of women's history." She is thrilled that her book about art and southern cities is planned to be published by the University of South Carolina Press in January 2015 and that her biography of Felix F. de Crano will be published by the Lightner Museum in conjunction with a retrospective exhibition of De Crano's work scheduled for December 2014. Deborah has also curated and hung exhibitions at the Society of the Four Arts King Library, the Cornell Museum, and the Delray Beach Historical Society. She is an affiliated member of the International Society of Appraisers, a member of the Historical Society of Palm Beach County, South Florida Writers Association, the Palm Beach Cultural Council,, a life member of the Actors Fund, and an associate of Archives of American Art. Deborah is also a member of the Brain Injury Association of Florida and helps survivors and caregivers cope with Traumatic Brain Injury. Further support for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can be found here: Betsy's Support Site for TBI. Deborah's poem, 1999, about a loved one's TBI recovery was published in an edition of Healthy Stories. Other poetry (Beautiful at Eighteen, The Irony of Health, To a Loving Brightness), and three short stories (Velvet Ribbons, Behave. Right Now! and Boom-Shacka-Lacka ) have been published in other editions but can also be read online at the Miami Health Department's website, Healthy Stories. Her poetry has also won a prize from the South Florida Writers Association.
Edward and Deborah Pollack continue to deal in important American paintings and to be devoted to bringing artists, who were well-known in their lifetime, back into the forefront.
About Edward and Deborah Pollack
Deborah Pollack holding her best-selling book,
The book won an award from Florida Memorial University (HBCU) for making "a significant contribution to advancing the awareness of women's history."