About the Gallery

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Richard Norton Gallery specializes in important American fine art of the early Twentieth Century. Founded in the year 2000, the gallery offers a diverse selection of Impressionist and Modern paintings drawings and sculpture. The gallery highlights the artwork of established and re-discovered artists of historical merit, and offers a broad aesthetic range of artwork including Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Realism, Abstraction, Cubism, Surrealism, and Expressionism, among others. There is an emphasis on artwork from the WPA era of the 1930s and early '40s, the American Machine Age, the Art Deco period, the American Abstract Artists group of New York and the American Scene painters of the Midwest and Great Lakes region. The gallery's selection of artwork includes a variety of themes, namely urban and rural landscapes, scenes of industry and foreign travel, mural studies, architectural and design renderings, still-life compositions, figure studies, portraiture and Modern abstractions.

A particular focus of the gallery is Chicago Modern art of the early Twentieth Century. Many of the Chicago Modern artists, active between 1900-1950, studied, taught and exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as at the New Bauhaus and Institute of Design (ID). The gallery has exhibited some of the finest examples of artwork from this time period.

The gallery offers a wide range of services, including consultation, appraisal, consignment and purchase of artwork. We welcome you to visit the gallery and encourage inquiries about the numerous artworks presently on view.

As opposed to the public marketplace or auction house, Richard Norton Gallery provides privacy and confidentiality in the sale of your artwork. Gallery sales are private and are not matters of public record or accessible through the Internet.

Richard Norton Gallery has a broad and active client base which includes important private collectors, designers, consultants and museum curators. Clients can be confident that the gallery stands behind the artwork it represents, and that the artwork is presented with the utmost scholarship and stewardship.

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When making a purchase at the gallery, we encourage clients to take the time for thoughtful consideration of each artwork. If necessary, the gallery can arrange for a viewing of the artwork at your home or business on approval.

Should you wish to submit one or more paintings for sale or consignment, please send any information regarding the artwork to the gallery. Please include a photograph of the artwork (such as a digital image, snapshot, or transparency), along with as many details as possible about the artwork (including the title, medium, dimensions, date, signature, inscriptions, labels, and provenance, etc.).

Or, if you have digital images please click here to email photographs to the gallery for a free evaluation.

Please send information to:

Richard Norton Gallery, LLC
612 Merchandise Mart
Chicago, IL, 60654

You may also reach the gallery by e-mail at info@richardnortongallery.com or by telephone at (312) 644-8855.

We welcome your inquiries.

612 Merchandise Mart
Chicago, Illinois 60654

(312) 644-8855

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Gallery Hours
Monday through Friday
9 am to 5 pm