Merton Simpson Gallery

Merton Simpson Gallery

With a world-renowned eye and more than fifty years in business, Merton D. Simpson is one of the most respected African and tribal art dealers in the world. He has been instrumental in helping individuals and institutions build comprehensive, culturally significant collections. While Simpson, 83, is probably best known as an African art expert and gallerist, he is also an accomplished artist. He was one of few African-American painters to receive recognition in the 1950s; his works were included in shows at the Guggenheim and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. A prolific painter, Simpson has experimented with several signature styles. His works are part of many important museum and private collections and have been shown in galleries worldwide. Today, the Merton D. Simpson Gallery collection is comprised of outstanding tribal art pieces and works of art created over 60 years ago by Merton D. Simpson. The collection also includes important works of contemporary art, by artists including Norman Lewis, Arman, Beauford Delaney and Romare Bearden. To make an appointment, contact us at 212.686.6735.

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