Associated American Artists

History of AAA

Associated American Artists, one of the oldest and most prestigious art galleries in New York, was founded in 1934 as a mail-order business offering original prints by American artists such as Thomas Hart Benton, John Steuart, Curry and Grant Wood. These prints were published in editions of 250 and initially sold for $5 each. During its first 20 years, the gallery maintained this highly successful publishing program while also presenting important exhibitions of modern European and American painting and sculpture

During the 1950s and 1960s, the gallery steadily grew and expanded to include museum-quality works by old masters and modern European masters. In 1977 the business was restructured as a subsidiary of American Communications Corporation (ACC). With Lillian Berkman as chairman of the gallery's Board of Directors, ACC has provided consistant and enthusiastic support for the gallery's growth and expansion.

In 1984, the gallery moved to its current location on West 57th Street and initiated a concentrated effort to include the best painter/printmakers in its exhibitions and inventory. Today the gallery is the exculsive New York representative for the prints of such renowned artists as Robert Motherwell and Wolf Kahn, and has established significant inventories of work by other prestigious artists such Sam Francis, Richard Diebenkorn and Helen Frankenthaler.

At the same time AAA has maintained and strengthened its holding of modern American work and can offer at any time impressive selections of the icons of twentieth century printmaking.