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Childs Gallery

Childs Gallery
169 Newbury Street


Es­tab­lished in 1937 on New­bury Street in Boston’s Back Bay, Childs Gallery holds one of the largest in­ven­to­ries of oil paint­ings, draw­ings, wa­ter­col­ors, prints and sculp­ture in the United States. We ac­tively ser­vice col­lec­tors, artists, es­tates, and cor­po­rate clients through­out the coun­try in the buy­ing and sell­ing of fine art, and have placed ex­cep­tional works in ma­jor mu­se­ums na­tion­wide, such as the Met­ro­pol­i­tan Mu­seum of Art in New York, the Na­tional Gallery in Wash­ing­ton DC, Boston Mu­seum of Fine Arts, Art In­sti­tute of Chicago, Min­neapo­lis In­sti­tute of Arts, and the Los An­ge­les County Mu­seum of Art. Childs Gallery has a long his­tory of schol­ar­ship, in­clud­ing more than 70 years of gallery pub­li­ca­tions rep­re­sented in al­most every fine arts li­brary in the coun­try. The com­bi­na­tion of the breadth of our of­fer­ings and depth of ex­per­tise – in­clud­ing an ex­ten­sive in-house re­search li­brary - has con­tributed to the longevity of our suc­cess, with client ser­vice of equal im­por­tance. Our ex­ten­sive hold­ings are par­tic­u­larly ap­peal­ing to the eclec­tic tastes of to­day’s art lovers, as it’s the col­lec­tor’s eye, not the his­toric pe­riod or medium, that makes for a co­he­sive and per­son­ally sat­is­fy­ing col­lec­tion.

To that end, clients can choose prints and drawings that range from Old Masters like Dürer, Rembrandt, Goya and Piranesi to Whistler and all the 20th century notables, along with superb paintings and sculpture from the past 200 years. Since our founding, we have been entrusted with handling many artists’ estates, including American modernist painter Sally Michel Avery and monumental sculptor Donald De Lue, along with collectors’ estates such as the celebrated Rockwell Kent collection of Joseph and Marjorie Relkin. We also pride ourselves in promoting outstanding women artists of the last century. Though Childs is widely known for a fine and comprehensive collection of American Impressionism, our current holdings also reflect the changing tastes of our clients, with a renewed emphasis on Mid-Century American Modernism and Social and Magic Realism. We invite you to explore our recent catalogues and exhibitions, as well as our artist inventory and service offerings, and contact us with any questions.

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