EUROPEAN & AMERICAN PAINTINGS 1830-1930
— ESTABLISHED 1992 —
Established in 1992, Mark Murray Fine Paintings specializes in European and American paintings from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Formerly at 39 East 72nd Street off Madison Avenue, we are pleased to announce we recently moved to a new ground floor location on a historic block between Lexington and Third Avenues. Located at 159 East 63rd Street, the gallery's sculpture garden backs on to the new home of the Dahesh Museum of Art, and adjoins the historic Barbara Rutherford Hatch House, subsequently the residence of Wright Brothers collaborator Charles Lawrance, Gypsy Rose Lee, and Jasper Johns. Across the street is the renowned Barbizon Hotel, which was home to Lauren Bacall, Joan Crawford, Grace Kelly and Sylvia Plath. The gallery is three blocks south of the Park Avenue Armory and a block east of the Museum of American Illustration.
The gallery’s ever-changing collection includes a range of periods and subject matter, including paintings by the French and American Impressionists; Pre-Raphaelites; Hudson River School; Marine paintings by British and Scandinavian artists; Sporting art by British and American painters including racing and hunting subjects; landscapes by Corot and his followers in Barbizon; exquisite views of Italy and Spain; traditional 19th-century sculpture by Barye, Mêne and others; and a substantial selection of Orientalist paintings by artists such as Gérôme, Weeks, and Bridgman. Although most works date from 1830–1930, there are often exceptions, such as a group of 17th-century Italian drawings, 20th-century marine and sporting works, and several specially chosen contemporary paintings.
Mark Murray Fine Paintings caters to an international group of collectors, designers, and private and public institutions. Several museums have acquired works from the gallery: among them the National Gallery, Washington, D.C., the Flint Institute of Arts, Michigan, the Dahesh Museum, New York, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, and the San Diego Museum of Art, California. Paintings in the collection or acquired from the gallery have been included in major museum exhibitions at the British Library, London, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The gallery participates in various art fairs, most recently Master Drawings and October Art Week in New York in 2017.
A complimentary illustrated catalogue is available upon request as are past annual gallery catalogues subject to availability. Articles about the gallery have appeared in numerous publications such as Architectural Digest, Forbes Magazine, American Fine Art, Antiques and the Arts Weekly, Antiques & Fine Art, Art & Auction, The Art Newspaper, W, and Art & Antiques.