GALLERY SPECIALIZES IN DOG PAINTINGS - “The William Secord Gallery specializes in fine nineteenth century dog and animal paintings. Located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side it is the only gallery of its kind in North America.”
If you love dogs and art, this is the place for you. The William Secord Gallery in New York specializes in collecting dog and animal paintings, mostly from the nineteenth century. William Secord is one of the world’s foremost experts on nineteenth century dog paintings. The gallery also features contemporary paintings, bronze works, and other interesting items. Here’s more about the Gallery:
The founding director of The Dog Museum of America, William Secord is the world authority on nineteenth century dog painting and is the first author to explore the representation of the dog from its origins to the remarkable paintings of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries up to modern times. He is the author of the best-selling Dog Painting, 1840-1940, a Social History of The Dog in Art, as well as three other books on nineteenth century dog paintings “Dog Painting, The European Breeds”; “A Breed Apart, The Art Collections of The American Kennel Club and The American Kennel Club Museum of The Dog”; and “Dog Painting, A History of The Dog in Art”.
While initially known for its antique dog paintings, the gallery has branched out to the contemporary market. “Up until recently,” William Secord states, “it was almost impossible to find an artist who was capable of capturing on canvas the true nature of our pets.” This is no longer the case, for the gallery now represents the work of three living artists who are modern masters of the genre: Pamela Hall, Christine Merrill, Sheela Marie Padgett and Liza Tivey. Examples of these artists’ work are always available at the gallery and commissions may be arranged.
Whether it is an antique dog painting, an antique walking stick, 19th century French bronze, or a portrait of your favorite pet, there is always something of interest at our gallery. For a dog lover it’s a must!