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Lee Marks, photography dealer and consultant, heads Lee Marks Fine Art, a company established in New York City in 1981 and now located outside Indianapolis. She is a founding member and past president of the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD). While maintaining a broad inventory of photography and working with many private collectors, LMFA has increasingly focused on representing the work of a select group of contemporary photographers. Their work has been acquired by major collectors such as Sir Elton John, corporations such as Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, and museums such as the Museum of Modern Art, NYC; Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Houston Museum of Fine Arts, TX; Art Institute of Chicago; and Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA.
After earning a BA in Art History from Connecticut College, Marks spent eight years selling prints and photographs and organizing exhibitions at Marlborough Gallery, New York. While subsequently establishing her own business as a dealer, she also became a consultant to Pierre Apraxine, Curator of the Gilman Paper Company Collection, and catalogued what was long considered the finest photography collection in private hands. She contributed the extensive plate-notes for Photographs from the Collection of the Gilman Paper Company (White Oak Press, 1985). In 2005 the Gilman Collection was acquired by New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Marks has co-authored photography books with accompanying traveling exhibitions, including The Horse: Photographic Images, 1839 to the Present (Harry Abrams, 1991); New Realities: Hand-Colored Photography, 1839 to the Present (University of Wyoming Art Museum, 1997-98); Hope Photographs (Thames & Hudson, 1998), a book and exhibition of contemporary photographs circulated to ten US museum venues, 1998 through 2001; and most recently The Office/In and Out of the Box, shown at the Dorsky Gallery, New York City.