Our Mission

Schoelkopf Gallery is a leader in the field of American art, focusing on the finest works created from 1875 to the present day. By synthesizing scholarship, research, and narrative context, the gallery presents artists’ work in a manner that encourages both newfound appreciation and deeper understanding. This rich, vivid context serves to expand the field of American art and the significance of its most stellar artists, and has encouraged collaborative relationships with leading collectors, museums, and artists’ estates. The gallery is a member of the Art Dealers Association of America, of which Andrew Schoelkopf served as President, and the Private Art Dealers Association.


The market for and canon of American art are undergoing a period of rapid reassessment, as the significance of leading modernist artists is increasingly acknowledged both at home and abroad. To help fuel this dynamism, we maintain a robust schedule of programming at the gallery in New York, online, and at leading international art fairs.


The gallery’s program communicates the entire sweep of the modernist movement in America through its presentation of innovative and important works in both abstract and realist modes, bringing change into sharper focus. Our programming is designed to delight and engage. It also serves to expand the understanding of American artists who have enjoyed decades of appreciation, and many who deserve greater attention. That perspective is shared through a series of intimately scaled exhibitions to discover less-familiar artists, and through larger scale exhibitions and publications which present the work of leading American artists, their abilities, and accomplishments, seen through a contemporary lens.  


The gallery is honored to represent the Estates of John Marin, and Manierre Dawson as well as the Max Weber Foundation. It also presents the work of the world’s pre-eminent photorealist painter Richard Estes. A schedule of the gallery's upcoming programming can be found here.


The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 6:00pm for walk ins and also by appointment.