Established in 1937 on Newbury Street in Boston’s Back Bay, Childs Gallery holds an extensive inventory of oil paintings, drawings, watercolors, prints and sculpture. 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.
Childs Gallery has a long history of scholarship, including more than 80 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 has contributed to the longevity of our success, with client service of equal importance.
Our extensive holdings are particularly appealing to the 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. We focus on fine American and European artwork, dating from the Renaissance through Contemporary. 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. Our contemporary artists work in traditional media, with ties to art historical movements and methodologies.
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 celebrated collector’s estates of wide-ranging, distinguished material.
Though Childs is historically known for a fine and comprehensive collection of Marine Art and American Impressionism, our current holdings reflect the changing tastes of our clients, as well as new scholarship on artists and art historical periods. Our inventory emphasizes women artists of the last century, Mid-Century American Modernism, Social and Magic Realism, and other important artistic genres.
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 join our mailing list for future Childs Gallery e-catalogues, publications and events.
— Richard Baiano & Stephanie Bond