Young at Heart: Selections from the John Cleary Kid Collection

John Cleary was a well-known and passionate gallery owner and collector in Houston who passed away in 2008. This catalog contains a selection of images from what he called his “Kid Collection,” a group of more than 750 photographs of children that he tirelessly amassed over two decades. The collection, mainly back and white images, is made up of work by many of the greatest photographers of the 20th century, but generally not more than one or two examples by any single artist. John had a fine and discerning eye, and he assembled a body of work that is a fascinating representation of life in the last century, and a heart-warming overview of the timeless world of children and of John’s own love of life seen through their eyes. He was proud of the collection he built, and hoped to be remembered for it.

The Trustees are pleased to have the assistance and good counsel of the Stephen Daiter Gallery to bring the collection to the market. We hope that the new owners of these images will share John Cleary’s enjoyment and enchantment of his “Kids.”

John S Parsley
The Cleary Trust

Exhibition Date

June 1st - August 4th

Reception Time

Friday, July 13th, 5-8pm

    Additional Artists

  • Ruth Orkin
  • Lida Moser
  • Tony Ray-Jones
  • Roger Mayne
  • Duane Michals
  • Anton Bruehl
  • Marion Post Wolcott
  • Jessie Tarbox Beals
  • Margaret Bourke-White
  • Russell Lee
  • Lou Stoumen
  • Jose Ortiz-Echague
  • William Heick
  • August Sander
  • Todd Webb
  • Homer Page
  • Arthur Leipzig
  • Rosalie Gwathmey
  • Louis Stettner
  • David Seymour
  • William Klein
  • Sergio Larrain
  • Mark Cohen
  • Leonard Misonne