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RICHARD GRAY GALLERY - The First Generation

Milton Avery at Richard Gray Gallery   Jaume Plensa at Richard Gray Gallery   Richard Diebenkorn at Richard Gray Gallery
Milton Avery   Jaume Plensa   Richard Diebenkorn

In his early twenties, Richard Gray studied architecture at the University of Illinois in hopes of bringing an artistic eye to his father’s Chicago-based construction company. He never predicted that this initial gravitation towards the arts would lead him to become the esteemed art dealer and collector he is globally recognized for today.

As the fifth child to Edward Gray, an Eastern European immigrant and Pearl Winehouse, a native Chicagoan, Richard had an eye for beautiful things. However it wasn’t until his marriage to Mary Lackritz, the daughter of avid art collectors and later, an art historian herself, that Richard realized his desire to become an art dealer.

Encouraged by his wife and artist friends, Richard founded and opened Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, in 1963. Consistently offering Contemporary and Modern artworks of exceedingly high quality as well as expert art advice in all areas of the field, Richard Gray built a reputation for excellence, integrity and discretion that faithfully continues today.


Pablo Picasso at Richard Gray Gallery Josef Albers at Richard Gray Gallery
  Pablo Picasso   Josef Albers  

In the early 1980s Richard’s son, Paul, joined the gallery as director with equal vigor and passion for the arts. Determined to give the gallery an east coast presence, Paul Gray partnered with New York City art dealer Andrew Fabricant in 1996 and together they opened Richard Gray Gallery, New York. Today Richard Gray Gallery is one of the forefront dealers in Modern and Contemporary American and European art, with museum and private clients worldwide.

The gallery is a Member of the Art Dealer's Association of America and Confédéracion International des Négociants en Oeuvres d'Art. Richard Gray Gallery participates in; Art: Basel, Art: Basel/Miami, The Art Show/New York, Art: Hong Kong, and Art Expo Chicago.


Harold Gregor Alex Katz at Richard Gray Gallery
Harold Gregor   Alex Katz