GALLERY HISTORY

Dealing in fine art for over thirty years Otto Naumann is the leading name in Old Master paintings in the United States and is one of the most respected figures in the international art scene.  With a master's degree from Columbia University and a doctorate in Art History from Yale, Otto is renowned for his exceptional "eye" for quality and for determining difficult attributions.  Having made a name for himself specializing in Dutch and Flemish art, Otto has handled more Rembrandts than any other living dealer and is the only dealer alive who has sold a painting by Vermeer.  He wrote the authoritative monograph on Frans van Mieris (1635 - 1681) and helped organize the 2005 exhibition on the artist at the Mauritshuis, The Hague and in the National Gallery of Art, Washington.  The scholarly savant is also an astute and bold businessman whose reputation for candid honesty is as surprising as it is reliable.  Otto expanded the breadth of his trade in 2007 to include Italian, French, Spanish and British works as well as 19th century painting. The gallery's clientele is comprised of serious connoisseurs and museums worldwide, including the Getty, the National Gallery, Washington, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Rijksmuseum, and the National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo. The gallery is located in an elegant New York townhouse in Manhattan's Upper East Side just around the corner from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Otto Naumann Ltd stands alone in the American market in its unparalleled offering of 16th to 19th century European works of art.