A graduate of the University of Texas, Natalie first worked  as a Wall Street trader. Her fondness for fine art photography led to a career change, first to the Howard Greenberg Gallery, and then as a business consultant developing art collections. She joined Commerce Graphics in 2002 and is Director of the Gallery.


A graduate of MIT, Ron had a long career in the high tech materials industry as owner of Kulite Tungsten Corp.  In 1961, a lifelong interest in photography led him to begin collecting fine art photographs. In 1985 he acquired the Berenice Abbott archive.  After donating a large portion of the archive to various museums and institutions, he established Commerce Graphics to administer the commercial aspects of Abbott’s work.  Since the sale of Kulite in 1997, Ron is involved full time with Commerce Graphics.

Ronald A. Kurtz

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Commerce Graphics was formed in 1985 to handle the commercial aspects of Berenice Abbott’s photography and to provide a continuing source for her photographs and her legacy.  The company took the name of Abbott’s New York studio at 50 Commerce Street.  In 1986 Ron Kurtz, the owner of Commerce Graphics, was introduced to Arnold Newman when Arnold photographed Berenice Abbott for a magazine assignment.  A few years after their friendship began Commerce Graphics took on representation of Arnold’s work as well.  Commerce Graphics represented him until his death and now represents the Arnold Newman Estate.  In 2002 Commerce Graphics moved to its present office and gallery in a century old converted factory located in New York’s Upper East Side.  The company arranges for exhibitions and sales of both Abbott’s and Newman’s work to galleries, institutions and collectors.

Natalie Evans

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