Current & Future Exhibitions
Private art collections are as individual as each owner. Our job is to turn your personal vision into a reality by offering advice on everything from art movements of interest and their key exponents to noteworthy exhibitions and market availability. Whether you are a beginning or established collector, our expertise and long-established connections can prove invaluable in both locating specific works of art and setting goals based on budget considerations.
We offer a high level of expertise in appraising works of art for the purposes of insurance and potential sales, as well as estate planning and tax-gifts that meet IRS tax guidelines. You may also visit our gallery by appointment on Wednesday afternoons for appraisal or authenticity consultations. Please contact us for fee structures.
Selling To Childs Gallery
For over 70 years, Childs Gallery has been a trusted resource for collectors wishing to sell or consign their high-quality works of art. Clients appreciate both our discretion and protection from the vagaries of the auction market, which can publicly deflate value. If you are interested in selling to Childs, please call or send an email with a photograph of your artwork(s) and relevant information.
Restoration & Conservation
Maintaining the integrity of your artwork is always of paramount concern. Childs Gallery provides expert services of conservators in various mediums, including works on paper, painting, and sculpture, as well as archival framing.
Corporate Art Loan
While individuals carefull y build their art collections over time, architects, design firms, and businesses often have more immediate needs. Our fine art rental and lease-to-own agreements make it possible for companies to expeditiously enrich their working environments with permanent or rotating exhibits of collectible paintings, sculpture, and prints that best suit their new or existing spaces.
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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