Rehs Galleries, Inc. is one of the world’s leading art galleries specializing in important 19th and 20th century works of art; with a particular focus on artists who exhibited at the Paris Salons and London’s Royal Academy between 1860 and 1920. This family gallery has had a long and noteworthy history. Begun in the late 1930’s, the gallery was the largest importer of 18th & 19th century paintings from Europe; bringing in close to 600 paintings a month. The firm was reputed to have bought out entire estates and large parts of auctions. Their style of purchasing was so grand that they were written up in The Bournemouth Times, Westbourne, England in November of 1958 when they purchased 60 paintings from one sale.
In the early 1960’s Joseph Rehs entered the business and continued with the then current mission of selling works on a strictly wholesale basis – supplying many of the art galleries throughout North America. By 1978 the gallery moved to a new location on the East Side of Manhattan and began to cater more to the design professional and private collector. Then in 1981 Howard Rehs entered the business. With his strong art historical background he and his father, have guided the gallery to its current position in the art world – one of the premier galleries specializing in important Academic and Realist works of art. As always the gallery prides itself on the quality and condition of the works it offers for sale.
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Current Research Projects:
Julien Dupré (1851-1910) - Catalogue Raisonné
Daniel Ridgway Knight (1839-1924) - Catalogue Raisonné
Emile Munier (1840-1895) - Virtual Checklist: www.emilemunier.org
Louis Aston Knight (1873-1948) - Virtual Checklist: site under construction
Allan R. BanksBiography of the Artist
Allan R. Banks
Lilies of the Field
Oil on canvas
18 x 14 inches
Signed nad dated 2005
The artist Rehs Galleries, Inc., New York City Private collection
Allan R. Banks
A native of Dearborn, Michigan, Allan R. Banks is a highly accomplished artist who credentials speak for themselves. He was the recipient of the Elizabeth T. Greenshields Memorial Fellowship in 1972 and 1973, the Stacey Award in 1974 and later, an Ohio Arts Council Award. Comprehensive classical training under Richard Lack and later R.H. Ives Gammell at his private studios in Williamstown, Massachusetts, contributed substantially to the development of Banks’ work. Visits to Europe brought about a further development in the direction of his art and a rediscovery of the role of plein-air painting. Today, Allan Banks is one of America’s fines living plein-air figure painters. He has exhibited widely in galleries and museums across the country with numerous works in private and public collections including the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford Connecticut, The Newark Museum, and The Springville Museum. In September 1996, Banks was on of a group of six American artists to be invited to work and exhibit with the Union of Russian Artists in Moscow. The recent publication of his works as prints has attracted an international following of dealers and collectors. Publications of his work include featured cover artist for American Artist Magazine and the Classical Realism Journal. Mr. Banks is listed in Who’s Who in American Art, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the Southwest and the Dictionary of International Biography. He is currently on file in the Smithsonian Institution and the National Portrait Galleries in London, England and Washington, D.C. as well as the Witt Library in London, the Capital Hill Club and the White House in Washington, D.C. Mr. Banks paints a variety of work ranging from portraits, interiors to garden paintings. Most recent exhibition was at the Hillsdale College Museum, ‘American Seen’, October 2004, Hillsdale, MI.