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Frank Bernarducci

Frank Bernarducci Frank Bernarducci began his career as an art dealer following in his father's footsteps. Frank, Sr., a student of the Hans Hofmann School of Art, was a founding member of the Phoenix Gallery, established in 1958 among the burgeoning 10th Street co-op scene at the height of the abstract expressionist movement known as The New York School. In 1984, upon receiving his BA from the School of Visual Arts in New York, Frank, Jr. opened the Frank Bernarducci Gallery in the East Village under similarly enthusiastic circumstances.

As the Gallery became successful, Mr. Bernarducci moved the operation to SoHo (where he initially met Mr. Meisel). The focus was figurative painting and drawing by emerging artists. Through the 90s, Mr. Bernarducci was appointed Director of two, well-known figurative painting galleries on 57th Street where he represented more established artists.

He has been Director and Partner of Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery since its inception. His reputation has been built on his ability to discover new artists, elevating their careers, and placing their work in important public and private collections. He is also known for expanding the visibility of established artists by featuring their work in significant exhibitions worldwide, supported by a large and loyal collector base. Mr. Bernarducci has a long list of curatorial endeavors to his credit, most recently the premier U.S. exhibition of the Sicilian painters, Il Gruppo di Scicli.

Read Poets & Artists Interview with Frank Bernarducci Interview with Frank Bernarducci, April 2015

Frank Bernarducci discusses his artists, his background in the art world, and his relationship with the Seven Bridges Collection.