The Bruce Kapson Gallery, specializing in the vintage works of Edward S. Curtis and the Indigenous Arts of the Americas, opened in 1982.
Mr. Kapson is now widely regarded as one of the leading authorities on the photographic works of Curtis and the source for his vintage works—his Gallery offers only rare work in pristine condition.
Bruce Kapson was captivated by the vintage work of Edward S. Curtis the first time he saw it while still in college. “I was 18 years old, driving cross country, and I stopped in a poster gallery outside Tucson, Arizona. There, I spotted a group of photographs of American Indians that literally took my breath away. I bought them on the spot with the money I’d saved for travel. The trip was short-circuited, but I never looked back.” That singular moment of discovery lead to a collection of the photographic works of Edward S. Curtis, decades of study and research into the remarkable life of this genius of an artist and, as well, a lifelong passion for the peoples, cultures, arts, and artifacts of the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas.