David Findlay Jr Gallery
724 Fifth Avenue (between 56th & 57th Streets), 8th floor
New York, NY 10019
Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 6:00 pm, or by appointment
Closed on major holidays
About the Gallery
David Findlay Jr. Gallery traces its roots to Kansas City, Missouri, where William Wadsworth Findlay opened a gallery in 1870. Among the artists of note, whose works were sold by his firm, were three of America's greatest 19th century artists Frederic Remington, George Caleb Bingham and Charles Russell.
The Findlay Galleries prospered in Kansas City through two generations. In 1936 David Findlay Sr., one of the founder's three grandsons, opened a New York City gallery. Many of the most important paintings now in the Amon Carter Museum were acquired from David Findlay Sr., including Remington's great early work, 'A Dash for the Timber'.
After working with his father for ten years, David Findlay Jr opened his own gallery in 1982, in the Fuller Building, in order to specialize in American 19th and 20th century paintings and sculpture. In 1988 Lee Findlay Potter joined her father in operating the gallery.
With the arrival of the 21st century, David Findlay Jr. Gallery moved to Fifth Avenue into a larger space better suited to exhibiting and supporting its growing roster of major American artists. Today the gallery is part of a relatively small group that specialize in American art of the mid-twentieth century. In addition to second generation Abstract Expressionists, the gallery presents exhibitions of such significant movements as the Transcendental Painting Group, early American Modernists, and the Post War Bay Area and Southern California Abstractionists. Further, the gallery’s representation of the Indian Space artists of the late 1940s is singular.
As we move through the 21st Century the gallery is continuing to expand our vision to include critically acclaimed late 20th Century painters and sculptors and placing an increased emphasis on exciting new talent of contemporary artists.
In 2016, Wally Findlay Galleries acquired David Findlay Jr Gallery, reuniting the 146-year old family art business and returning to the original name Findlay Galleries.