About the Gallery
Founded in 2000, RNG offers a broad aesthetic range of paintings, drawings and sculpture spanning numerous artistic movements, including Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Realism, Abstraction, Cubism, Surrealism, and Expressionism. A main focus of the gallery is Chicago Modern artwork of the early Twentieth Century. Exhibitions that helped define the gallery's focus include Albert Krehbiel, Pauline Palmer, Karl Buehr, Medard Klein, Robert Erickson, Walter Burt Adams, Hanaiah Harari, Gerrit Sinclair, Richard Koppe, Francis Chapin, Walter Krawiec, R. Leroy Turner, Edgar Miller and Georges Maurice Cloud, among others. Additionally, the gallery has dedicated exhibitions to important private collections, such as the Bridges Collection of Chicago Painting, 1885-1945. Many of these artists were avant-garde leaders in artistic movements and achieved considerable fame for their artwork during their lifetimes. Though often, the artwork presented by the gallery has not been seen by the public in over half a century. RNG is committed to reintroducing the artwork of both historically acclaimed and rediscovered painters to a contemporary audience. through the galleries exhibitions and publications, it is our aim to preserve, document and contextualize an artists legacy.
Our gallery's selection of artwork is wide-reaching thematically including scenes of urban and rural landscapes, industry and foreign travel, mural studies, architectural and design renderings, still-life compositions, figure studies, portraiture and Modern abstractions. The gallery's unique location in the Merchandise Mart in Chicago and it's special design clientele, offer a private and exclusive venue for the consignor and collector to acquire, sell and enjoy early Twentieth Century fine art.
Richard Norton Gallery provides the following services:
- Art Advisory.
- Museum-quality framing.
- Collection development.
- Appraisal of artwork.
- Consignment of artwork.