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Laura Ten Eyck

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Argosy Book Store
New York, NY
Toured In
20, 21, 22, 24
Phone
212-753-4455

Laura Ten Eyck is director of the renowned second floor gallery at the Argosy Book Store in New York City. Trained as an artist, she has a passion for contemporary art matched only by her expertise in rare maps and prints. At Argosy, she oversees sales and acquisitions, but her special interests are motivated by her background: her Canadian upbringing in Mimico, the oldest of the Lakeshore Municipalities of Lake Ontario, and her Dutch heritage dating back to the days of New Amsterdam.

Laura is on the board of the New York Map Society and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her family.

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