In 1972, Gerald Peters founded the Gerald Peters Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Gerald Peters has long been recognized as one of the world’s most respected dealers of American art of nineteenth and twentieth centuries with special interests that include classic Western art, paintings of the Taos Society of Artists and the Santa Fe Art Colony, American modernists, American and European Impressionists, the Ash Can School, the New York School, contemporary art, traditional and modern sculpture, naturalism, and vintage and contemporary photography. The Gerald Peters Gallery also represents the estates of Frank Applegate, Jozef Bakos, Cyrus Baldridge, Andrew Dasburg, Marjorie Eaton, Joseph Fleck, E. Martin Hennings, Albert Krehbiel, William Nash, Albert Schmidt, and Max Weber. Located in Santa Fe’s historic district, the gallery’s Spanish pueblo-style adobe building includes 8,500 square feet of indoor exhibition space, a gracious sculpture garden, a large research library, and a bookstore.
In 1992 Gerald Peters expanded the business to include a small gallery in New York. Operating from a townhouse on the Upper East Side, the gallery was initially envisioned to be a private showroom with a small staff, with a very limited exhibition schedule. In 1997, the Gerald Peters Gallery further expanded its presence in New York with the purchase of the townhouse at 24 East 78th Street. This five-story building incorporates two floors of exhibition space, several private viewing rooms, a library, storage facilities and offices. With a complete staff, the gallery currently is able to produce several exhibitions a year, publish catalogues and deal in a wide range of American art including the Hudson River School, American Impressionists and the American Modernists. In addition to the American paintings, drawings and sculpture, the gallery also specializes in modern European masters.