Announcing Merton Simpson's Death

Merton Simpson

It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of the famous New York gallery's founder, painter  and Jazz musician, Merton D. Simpson.

 Merton D. Simpson (b. 1928 - 2013) The family of tribal art dealer Merton D. Simpson wishes to release this statement confirming that Mr. Simpson passed away on March 9, 2013 in New York City, aged 84.

  With a world-renowned eye and more than fifty years in business (his gallery was established in 1954), Merton D. Simpson is one of the most respected African and tribal art dealers in the world.  Renowned for his excellent flair for high-value artefacts, Mr Simpson had led an exemplary career throughout the course of fifty years and had become one of the most respected tribal art dealers worldwide.

 He has been instrumental in helping individuals and institutions build comprehensive, culturally and educational significant collections around the globe.

 The family of Merton D. Simpson will announce a formal announcement with details on the memorial celebration to be announced.

 Please contact Alaina Simone, Director of the Merton D. Simpson Gallery for questions.  

 The gallery is located at 38 W. 28th Street, Fifth Floor and the telephone number is 212.686.6735.  Email inquiries may be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." target="_blank" style="font-size: 11px;">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." target="_blank" style="font-size: 11px;">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." target="_blank" style="font-size: 11px;">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." target="_blank" style="font-size: 11px;">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   (African Arts)

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