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. You may also sign up for future Childs Gallery e-catalogues, publications and events.