The Bruce Kapson Gallery, established in 1982, specializes in the vintage works of Edward S. Curtis and historic American Indian art.
Bruce Kapson first began his involvement with the vintage works of Edward S. Curtis over 35 years ago as a collector while still in college. Originally a news photographer, Mr. Kapson switched careers in 1982 with the opening of the Bruce Kapson Gallery focusing on the vintage works of Edward S. Curtis. For the past 29 years, the Bruce Kapson Gallery has been an important source for private collectors nationally and internationally.
Mr. Kapson’s fascination with this great, uniquely American artist lead him into a lifelong pursuit of research on Curtis’ photographic work. His work as a Curtis curator and independent research scholar for museums and governments has resulted in multiple groundbreaking discoveries in the field. He is widely regarded as one of the leading authorities on Curtis and the Bruce Kapson Gallery as the expert source for the vintage works of Edward S. Curtis.
In 2002, after 17 years as a mainstay Santa Monica, California gallery, the Bruce Kapson Gallery closed its doors to the public — Mr. Kapson has been a private consultant and dealer ever since. His web site is brucekapson.com.
Further, the Curtis Collection, owner of the world's largest archive of Edward S. Curtis’ Original Copper Photogravure Plates and oldest Curtis site on the Internet, has selected the Bruce Kapson Gallery both to exclusively distribute Curtis’ Original Copper Plates for sale to the public and to exclusively provide for sale the vintage works of Edward S. Curtis and related historic American Indian art and artifacts through their web site.