Merton D. Simpson, 84, Tribal Art Dealer

NEW YORK CITY —  The family of tribal art dealer Merton D. Simpson (1928–2013) has released a statement confirming that Simpson died on March 9 in New York City. He was 84.

With an acclaimed “eye” for spotting fine pieces of art and a career as a dealer that spanned more than 50 years, Merton D. Simpson was one of the world’s most respected African and tribal art dealers. He was instrumental in helping individuals and institutions build comprehensive, culturally significant collections around the globe.

The family of Merton D. Simpson will issue a formal announcement soon with details about a memorial celebration to honor him.

The gallery is at 38 West 28th Street, fifth floor. For more information, contact Alaina Simone, director of the Merton D. Simpson Gallery, at 212-686-6735 or

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