Sylvia Cordish closes her art gallery on Charles Street

October 05, 1992|By John Dorsey

The latest Baltimore commercial art gallery to bite the dust is that of Sylvia Cordish, who had a contemporary print gallery at 519 N. Charles St. from the fall of 1986 until she closed it last month.

Mrs. Cordish said Friday that she closed for two main reasons: the decline in the art market due to the decline in the economy, and the closing of two galleries near her gallery on Charles Street.

Over the past two years the G. H. Dalsheimer Gallery, which also carried contemporary prints, closed at 336 N. Charles St., and the C. Grimaldis Gallery closed its 523 N. Charles St. space to consolidate its operations at its present location, 1006 Morton St., several blocks north.

But Ms. Cordish also said, "I wanted to become a private dealer again. I was for six years prior to opening the gallery, and it will give me a chance to work individually with serious collectors and take it easy."

Ms. Cordish worked at the Baltimore Museum of Art's sales and rental gallery for 10 years before becoming a private dealer in 1980.

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