D. Wigmore Fine Art, Inc. was established in 1980 to specialize in the major historic styles of American art. Over the past three decades the gallery has acquired, developed exhibitions, and sold the Hudson River School, American Impressionism, the Ashcan School, and Turn-of-the-Century Modernism. The current focus of the inventory, exhibitions, and sales are realist and abstract art of the 1930s and 1940s; Expressionist painting of the 1950s; and Op, Hard Edge, and Color Field painting of the 1960s and 1970s.
Realism of the 1930s and 1940s:
We handle the paintings of Aaron Bohrod, Charles Burchfield, John Steuart Curry, Adolf Dehn, William Gropper, Peter Hurd, Joe Jones, Rockwell Kent, Doris Lee, Luigi Lucioni, Reginald Marsh, Kenneth Hayes Miller, Dale Nichols, Paul Sample, Ben Shahn and Isaac, Raphael, and Moses Soyer. The gallery is the exclusive agent for the estates of Doris Lee (1905-1983) and George Biddle (1885-1973).
Abstraction of the 1930s and 1940s:
The gallery has a broad inventory of the non-objective styles of the 1930's-1940's pioneers of Geometric Abstraction, such as Ilya Bolotowsky, Burgoyne Diller, Werner Drewes, John Ferren, Suzy Frelinghuysen, Balcomb and Gertrude Greene, Carl Holty, Paul Kelpe, George L.K. Morris, Irene Rice Pereira, and Rolph Scarlett. The gallery is the exclusive agent for the estates of Charles Green Shaw (1892-1974) and Esphyr Slobodkina (1908-2002).
Our inventory also contains examples of abstraction from the 1950s through the 1970s, including Abstract Expressionism, Op Art, and California Hard Edge Painting. The Abstract Expressionist Paul Jenkins (1923-2012) is a particular focus for the gallery and we have offered major examples of his paintings in our two Space, Color, and Light exhibitions with catalogues documenting his art from 1955-1960 in 2007 and 1960-1979 in 2009. Our Op Art inventory centers on the American artists included in the Museum of Modern Art's 1965 exhibition The Responsive Eye. Artists included in that exhibition who we focus on are: Richard Anuszkiewicz, Tadasky (Tadasuke Kuwayama), Mon Levinson, and Ernst Benkert and Francis Hewitt of the Anonima Group. We offer fine examples by the California Abstract Classicists: John McLaughlin (1898-1976), Karl Benjamin (b.1925), Lorser Feitelson (1898-1987), and Frederick Hammersley (1919-2009).
In each area of focus, we make every effort to select paintings, works on paper and sculpture that are in excellent condition and from each artist's best period. Both time and money are spent on necessary conservation to both art and frames using well recognized specialists for the work. D. Wigmore Fine Art strives for a high level of professionalism, and our staff enjoys sharing its love and knowledge of art. D. Wigmore Fine Art serves both private and museum clients. We provide exhibitions and information which create a historical context for artists and their art, and we follow up with clients as more information on an artist that interests them becomes available. The gallery works with scholars to facilitate their research and to make possible connections to our clients for information regarding reproduction and/or exhibition of works in their collections. Our goal is to help clients create meaningful collections of American art.
We welcome inquiries regarding the sale and purchase of American art.