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18 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10075
212 734 6300
Acquavella Galleries is distinguished for its expertise in the fields of 19th, 20th and 21st century art. The gallery, founded by Nicholas Acquavella in the early 1920s, is now a three-generation, family-owned business: Bill Acquavella joined his father in 1960, Bill’s daughter Eleanor joined in 1997, and his sons Nick and Alexander joined in 2000 and 2003 respectively. The gallery first specialized in works of the Italian Renaissance and old master paintings, but Bill expanded the focus to include the masters of Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Cubism, and Surrealism. In the late 1980s, the gallery also began dealing in postwar and contemporary art. Today, the gallery regularly exhibits works by artists such as Paul Cézanne, Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Amedeo Modigliani, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Pierre Bonnard, Joan Miró, Fernand Léger, Paul Klee, Alberto Giacometti, Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, Mark Rothko, Jean Paul Riopelle, Jean Dubuffet, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Cy Twombly, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Lucian Freud. On the primary market, the gallery represents Miquel Barceló, Jacob El Hanani, Damian Loeb, and Wayne Thiebaud.

For more than 90 years, Acquavella Galleries has sold major paintings and sculpture to private collectors and museums worldwide. Through its exhibitions, it has also gained a reputation for organizing shows of particular note, both loan exhibitions and for-sale shows. Among the most significant over the past several decades include The Pop Object: The Still Life Tradition in Pop Art (2013), Lucian Freud Drawings (2012), Georges Braque: Pioneer of Modernism (2011), Robert and Ethel Scull: Portrait of a Collection (2010), Picasso’s Marie-Thérèse (2008), Manolo Millares (2006), James Rosenquist: Monochromes (2005), Lucian Freud: Recent Paintings & Etchings (2004), Cézanne Watercolors (1999), Alberto Giacometti (1994), Robert Rauschenberg Drawings: 1958-1968 (1986), Lyonel Feininger (1985-1986; this exhibition traveled to The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C.), Edgar Degas (1978), Claude Monet (1976), Henri Matisse (1973) and many others. In addition, each year, the gallery curates exhibitions that offer a variety of 19th and 20th century masterworks.

Michael Findlay, Philippe de Montebello, Esperanza Sobrino, and Tsutomu Takashima are the directors of Acquavella. Their combined experience represents a wide range of expertise in acquisition, appraisal and education. Business can be conducted in French, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Taiwanese, Spanish, and English.

Acquavella is located at 18 East 79th Street in New York City, occupying a five-story French neo-classical townhouse.
Artists Represented:
Miquel Barcelo
Jacob El Hanani
Damian Loeb
Wayne Thiebaud

Works Available By:
Jean-Michel Basquiat
Jean (Hans) Arp
Frank Auerbach
Francis Bacon
Miquel Barceló
Pierre Bonnard
Eugene Boudin
Georges Braque
Alexander Calder
Paul Cézanne
Marc Chagall
Edgar Degas
Andre Derain
Richard Diebenkorn
Peter Doig
Jean Dubuffet
Lucio Fontana
Lucian Freud
Paul Gauguin
Alberto Giacometti
Vincent van Gogh
Arshile Gorky
Philip Guston
Eva Hesse
David Hockney
Jasper Johns
Wassily Kandinsky
Paul Klee
Franz Kline
Willem de Kooning
Fernand Léger
Roy Lichtenstein
Morris Louis
Rene Magritte
Aristide Maillol
Piero Manzoni
Brice Marden
Henri Matisse
Fausto Melotti
Manolo Millares
Joan Miró
Amedeo Modigliani
Claude Monet
Henry Moore
Claes Oldenburg
Pablo Picasso
Camille Pissarro
Jackson Pollock
Robert Rauschenberg
Odilon Redon
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Jean Paul Riopelle
Susan Rothenberg
Mark Rothko
Ed Ruscha
Egon Schiele
Georges Seurat
Paul Signac
Alfred Sisley
David Smith
Nicolas de Staël
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Cy Twombly
Maurice de Vlaminck
Andy Warhol
Tom Wesselmann


Gallery exterior. Courtesy of Acquavella Galleries, Inc.

Past Exhibitions

Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary Masters

18 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10075

April 1, 2020 - May 15, 2020

Joan Miró

Miró the Sculptor: Elements of Nature

18 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10075

January 13, 2020 - January 29, 2020
Exhibition of twenty-three bronzes by Joan Miró.

Wang Yan Cheng

18 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10075

September 11, 2019 - October 18, 2019

Lucian Freud

Lucian Freud: Monumental

18 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10075

April 5, 2019 - May 24, 2019

James Rosenquist

James Rosenquist: His American Life

18 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10075

October 25, 2018 - December 7, 2018

White | Black

18 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10075

August 13, 2018 - September 28, 2018

The Worlds of Joaquín Torres-García

18 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10075

April 12, 2018 - May 25, 2018

Richard Diebenkorn & Wayne Thiebaud

California Landscapes

18 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10075

February 1, 2018 - March 16, 2018