ANDRE EMMERICH, 82
Influential art dealer
Andre Emmerich, an influential Manhattan art dealer whose gallery was an early champion of the 1950s and 1960s school of Color Field painting and who mounted shows of pre-Columbian art, died Tuesday at his Manhattan home.
His wife, Susanne, who confirmed the death, said he suffered a stroke early this month.
Mr. Emmerich presided over an extensive stable of American and European contemporary artists from 1954 to 1998. In addition to Color Field painters including Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland and Helen Frankenthaler, he represented, among others, David Hockney, Sam Francis, Anthony Caro, Al Held, Herbert Ferber, Karel Appel, Pierre Alechinsky and John Hoyland.