In September of 2000, Frank Bernarducci and Louis K. Meisel opened Bernarducci Meisel Gallery at 37 West 57 Street at 5th Avenue in New York, a long established crossroads of the art world. The focus is the presentation of the finest contemporary realist art including established and emerging artists of the genre. Since the Gallery's inception, our artists have exhibited both nationally and internationally and their work has been included in important museum surveys and featured in solo museum exhibitions. (cont. below)
In 2010 the Gallery expanded from 3,000 to 6,000 square feet at 37 West 57 where we now occupy the entire third floor. In addition to greater visibility, this larger space gives us the ability to present more comprehensive exhibitions, now and in the years to come. Our goal is to provide the foremost opportunity for the world's leading realist painters and sculptors.
Bernarducci Meisel Gallery also initiated the ongoing FIRST LOOK series of exhibitions, in which the work of compelling young and new artists exhibit alongside contemporary masters. The Gallery in this manner functions as a Kunsthalle or a gallery within a gallery, making available new art to an expanding collector base. Through this program Bernarducci Meisel has shown and developed relationships with newly discovered painters such as trompe l'oeil artist Sharon Moody and Korean born Park Hyung Jin.
Bernarducci Meisel Gallery also continues to present important historical shows such as early works on paper by Chuck Close, classic paintings by Richard Estes, Ralph Goings, Robert Bechtle and Mel Ramos, artists proven to be influential to the upcoming generation of realist artists. In addition to exhibiting the artists it represents, the Gallery is actively involved in the secondary market of artists important to its history.