Spanierman Gallery, LLC - New York, NY
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About the Gallery
Some time ago, there was quite a wonderful little shop called Old World Antiques on 57th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues. It was presided over by my great uncle Fred Spanierman, who left Vienna in 1902. Nearby was the old Savoy Art and Auction Gallery. Founded in 1928 and presided over by my father, Samuel Spanierman, it was located at 5 East 59th Street and later moved to 50th Street across from Saint Patrick’s Cathedral.
And now, I, myself, preside over Spanierman Gallery, LLC, located at 45 East 58th Street, right between those old memories.
For more than a half century, Spanierman Gallery, LLC, has been dedicated to dealing in the finest American artwork of the nineteenth century to the present. In September of 1994, the gallery moved from 50 East 78th Street (its home for almost thirty years), to a luxurious new location at 45 East 58th Street, directly across the street from the Four Seasons Hotel. With 12,000 square feet of space, the gallery presents exhibitions of the highest quality, including loans from museums and private collections and works from our own holdings.
In 2006 Spanierman Modern opened next door to our existing gallery. Its shows have featured modern and contemporary artists from the mid twentieth century to the present.
Publications in American Art
The gallery is distinguished for its scholarship and actively supports research in American artwork. We also work with museums and art organizations. Below is a partial list of our extensive exhibitions and publications, which have provided critical contributions to the field (view our entire collection of publications). In addition the gallery is undertaking the catalogues raisonné of the art of the American Impressionists, John Henry Twachtman, Theodore Robinson, and Willard Metcalf, on which I am the coauthor along with the notable scholars on each of these artists. These publications will be definitive reference sources. The gallery has also sponsored the Lloyd Goodrich and Edith Havens Goodrich Record of Works by Winslow Homer. We have completed the first three volumes of this five-volume catalogue raisonné. This has been a monumental accomplishment for which I am proud.
In 2004, the gallery sponsored Winslow Homer: Masterworks from the Adirondacks, held at the New York Historical Association / Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, New York. In 1989 The Power and the Glory: Pittsburgh Industrial Landscapes by Aaron Henry Gorson traveled to the Henry Clay Frick Museum, University of Pittsburgh. In 2006 John Twachtman: A “Painter’s Painter” traveled to the Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich (Connecticut). In 2007, the gallery organized the exhibition, Fitz Henry Lane and Mary Blood Mellen: Old Mysteries and New Discoveries, in partnership with the Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester, Massachusetts. This show was held both in New York and Gloucester. In the following year, three shows organized by the gallery traveled to museums: Over Seven Decades: The Art of Gershon Benjamin was shown at the Cape Ann Museum; Emile A. Gruppé (1896–1978) was shown at the Rockport Art Association; and Coast and Countryside: American Art of the Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth Centuries was held at the Pensacola Museum of Art, Florida.
-- Ira Spanierman
Find and order more publications in our online catalogue collection.
The gallery is a member of various organizations including the Art and Antique Dealers League of America, the Appraisers Association of America, the Confederation Internationale des Negociants en Oeuvres d'Art, the Association of Historians of American Art (AHAA), the Thomas Cole Foundation (Mr. Spanierman is currently Executive Director and President), and the Thomas Cole House (Mr. Spanierman is on the Board of Advisors).
Mr. Spanierman's goal is to continue exhibiting and dealing in American art of the highest quality and to pursue his dedication to the further education of the American public regarding its artistic and cultural heritage.
Museums & Collections
The gallery has placed works of art in major public, private, and corporate collections. Below is a partial list of museums that have obtained works from the Gallery:
(Click on institution name for link to its website)
Art Museums & Collections
Achenbach Foundation for the Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Fransico
The Ackland Museum of Art, Chapel Hill, NC
Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
The Art Gallery of Ontario
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Art Museum, Princeton University, NJ
Art Museum of Western Virginia, Roanoke
Brandywine River Museum of Art, Chadds Ford, PA
Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso, IN
The Brooklyn Museum, NY
Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, WY
Cincinnati Art Museum
The Cleveland Museum of Art
The Columbus Museum, GA
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College
Cummer Gallery of Art, Jacksonville, FL
The Denver Art Museum
Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Wickenburg, AZ
The Detroit Institute of Arts
The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis
Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME
Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco
The Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, CT
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
The George D. and Harriet W. Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park, FL
Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC
The Grand Rapids Museum
Greenville County Museum of Art, SC
The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Hillstrom Museum of Art, Gustavus Adolphus College, St Peter, MN
The Hispanic Society of America
The Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY
The Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN
Huntington Library and Art Collection, San Marino, CA
The Indianapolis Museum of Art
J. B. Speed Museum
J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, CA
The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Laurel, MS
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI
The Louvre, Paris
The Maier Museum of Art, Lynchburg, MA
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
The Mint Museum
Minnesota Museum of American Art, Saint Paul
Montclair Museum of Art, NJ
Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute Museum of Art, Utica, NY
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Museum of Fine Arts of St. Petersburg, FL
The Museums at Stony Brook, Long Island, NY
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
National Museum of American Art
The National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson Hole, WY
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
Norton Gallery and School of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
Orlando Museum of Art, FL
The Palmer Museum of Art at Pennsylvania State Univ.
The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY
The Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
Philbrook Museum of Art
Portland Art Museum, OR
R. W. Norton Art Gallery, Shreveport, LA
San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio,TX
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
Spencer Museum, Lawrence, KS
Stark Museum of Art, TX
Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island Immigration Museum, NY
Tennessee Botanical Gardens and Fine Arts Center at Cheekwood, Nashville
Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago
Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, Lugano, Switzerland
Toledo Museum of Art, OH
Union League Club of Chicago
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
The White House Historical Association, Washington, D.C.
Worcester Museum of Art, MA
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
Yellowstone Park Foundation, Bozeman, MT
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American art from the 19th century to the present
Serving the fine arts community for over half a century
45 East 58 Street | New York, NY 10022
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