The George Adams Gallery works closely with the estates of Robert Arneson (1930-1992), Jack Beal (1931-2013), Elmer Bischoff (1916-1991), Joan Brown (1938-1990) and Gregory Gillespie (1936-2000), while regularly exhibiting the work of contemporary artists such as Luis Cruz Azaceta, Chris Ballantyne, Enrique Chagoya, Diane Edison, Amer Kobaslija, Andrew Lenaghan, Tony May, Peter Saul, Katherine Sherwood, William T. Wiley, and other emerging and under-recognized artists.The gallery also maintains an inventory of works on the secondary market by artists such as Jose Bedia, Robert Colescott, Red Grooms, Alfred Leslie, David Park, Ron Nagle, Manuel Neri, Richard Shaw, James Valerio, H.C. Westermann and William T. Wiley, among others.
With a long-standing association with art from the San Francisco Bay Area, the gallery’s program continues to champion art from the region through outreach and exhibitions of work by artists both from its roster and beyond.
The George Adams Gallery traces its origins to the Allan Frumkin Gallery, which was 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 Mr. Adams and Mr. Frumkin forming the partnership, Frumkin/Adams Gallery, in 1988. Upon Mr. Frumkin’s retirement in 1995, the gallery assumed its present identity of the George Adams Gallery. In 2005, after 46 years on 57th Street, the gallery relocated to West 26th Street in Chelsea and in 2021, to its first ground floor space on Walker Street in Tribeca.
Since 1959, the gallery has promoted the work of a diverse range of artists including Jeremy Anderson, Robert Barnes, William Beckman, Mel Chin, 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.
From its inception, the gallery has introduced and promoted a diverse range of artists, most notably from the San Francisco Bay Area and Latin America, while mounting regular exhibitions of 20th Century European master drawings by such artists as Max Beckmann, Lovis Corinth, James Ensor, Alberto Giacometti, and Henri Matisse, among others.
Beginning with Roberto Matta in the 1950s, the gallery played an important role in introducing contemporary Latin American art to American audiences. Subsequently the gallery gave first solo exhibitions in the United States for artists Luis Cruz Azaceta (1979), Jose Bedia (1991), Rosana Palazyan (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.
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Saturday 11:00am - 6:00pm
Mondays by appointment
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