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About the Gallery

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 over 85 years of gallery publications represented in fine arts libraries across the country. This depth of expertise, combined with the breadth of our offerings and our commitment to providing excellent service to our clients, has contributed to the longevity of our success.

Our extensive holdings are particularly appealing to today's eclectic taste, as it's the collector's eye, not the historic period or medium, that makes for a cohesive and personalized collection. We focus on fine American and European artwork, dating from the Renaissance through Contemporary, and in our curation, we seek to bridge the art of today with the great artists of previous centuries. Our inventory features superb paintings and sculpture from the past 200 years with an emphasis on mid-20th century American Modernism, Abstract Expressionism, Boston Expressionism, Social and Magic Realism, women artists of the last century, queer artists, and other important genres and movements. Visitors to our print department can choose prints and drawings that range from Old Masters like Dürer, Rembrandt, Goya, and Piranesi, to Whistler and all the 20th century notables.

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 New England Impressionism, our current holdings also reflect the changing tastes of our clients, as well as new scholarship on artists and art historical periods.

We invite you to explore our artist inventory and exhibitions, as well as our service offerings, and contact us with any questions. You may also join our mailing list for access to upcoming Childs Gallery e-catalogues, exhibitions, publications and events.

Richard Baiano