The George Adams Gallery regularly exhibits the work of Robert Arneson*, Luis Cruz Azaceta, Chris Ballantyne, Jack Beal*, Elmer Bischoff*, Joan Brown*, Enrique Chagoya, Roy De Forest, Diane Edison, Amer Kobaslija, Andrew Lenaghan, Peter Saul and Katherine Sherwood. The gallery also offers works on the secondary market by Jose Bedia, Red Grooms, Alfred Leslie, David Park, Manuel Neri, Richard Shaw, H.C. Westermann and William T. Wiley, among others.
The George Adams Gallery traces its origin to the Allan Frumkin Gallery founded in Chicago in 1952 with a New York location opening in 1959. George Adams’ association with the New York gallery began in 1980, leading to the formation of a partnership, Frumkin/Adams Gallery, in 1988. Upon Mr. Frumkin’s retirement in 1995, the gallery assumed its present identity of George Adams Gallery. In 2005, after 46 years on 57th Street, the gallery relocated to West 26th Street in Chelsea.
Since 1959, the gallery has been associated with a diverse range of artists including Robert Barnes, William Beckman, Mel Chin, Robert Colescott, Joseph Cornell, Manny Farber, Paul Georges, Paul Granlund, Theodore Halkin, Robert Hudson, June Leaf, Arthur Liepzig, Maryan, James McGarrell, Willard Midgette, Philip Pearlstein, James Surls, James Valerio, and Sandy Winters.
The gallery also specialized in 20th Century European master drawings and regularly held exhibitions of prints and works on paper by Max Beckmann, Lovis Corinth, James Ensor, Alberto Giacometti, and Henri Matisse, among others.
The gallery played an important role in introducing the work of contemporary Latin American artists beginning with Roberto Matta in the 1950's. The gallery mounted the first solo exhibitions in the United States for Luis Cruz Azaceta (1979), Jose Bedia (1991), Rosana Palzyan (1998), and Yoan Capote (2004), as well as exhibitions of works by Carlos Alfonzo, Luis Benedit, Juan Francisco Elso, and Arnaldo Roche Rabell.
The gallery has been a regular participant in the ADAA Art Show, Art Chicago, Arco, Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Miami, among other fairs.
The gallery is a founding member of the Art Dealers Association of America.
531 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001
Tel: 212 564 8480
Tuesday - Friday
10:00am - 6:00pm
11:00am - 6:00pm
Mondays by appointment
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