Established in 2016, Nicholas Hall is an appointment-only gallery on the Upper East Side of New York. The gallery deals in museum-quality works by European artists from the 13th to mid-20th century and provides bespoke advisory services for the discerning collector. Nicholas is recognized as one of the most reputable dealers specialising in Old Masters and Nineteenth-Century European art today. Before founding his eponymous gallery, Nicholas was the International Chairman of the Old Master and Nineteenth-Century Departments at Christie’s. His first gallery, Hall & Knight Ltd., was acquired by Christie’s in 2004.
We are one of the few dealers in the United States to specialise in Old Masters and 19th century European art. The works we deal in cover artistic periods including late Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Rocco, Romanticism, Barbizon School, 19th century Realism, Symbolism, Surrealism and other 20th century avant-garde movements. When we offer a work for sale, it is handpicked for its quality, interest, and rarity within a broad range of price points. Built on our long-standing relationship with collectors, museums, scholars, conservators, auction houses and other players in the market, our bespoke advisory service gives every type of collector the opportunity to discover desirable artworks with real value.
Over the years we have had the privilege to work with some of the most distinguished public and private collections worldwide. In our experience, today’s collectors approach art collecting with vastly different mindsets and we listen to their point of view with an open mind. Known for his curatorial insight and imaginative approach to art dealing, Nicholas Hall maintains a regular exhibition programme that seeks to enrich the existing art historical discourse on a particular artist, movement, or topic of interest; the same time, to capture the evolving taste and opportunity in a particular area of collecting. In addition to curated exhibitions, we currently participate in two fairs in Europe: TEFAF Maastricht and the Biennale Internazionale dell'Antiquariato di Firenze (BIAF). We invite both veteran and new collectors in our field to visit us in New York and stay in touch about our upcoming programme.
Selected Museums with Works of Art Acquired through Nicholas Hall
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
Centre Pompidou, Paris
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit
The Frick Collection, New York
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth
Louvre Museum, Paris
Meadows Museum, Dallas
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
National Gallery of Art, Washington
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
National Gallery, London
Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton
Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven