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100 Chetwynd Drive
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
610 896 0680
Avery Galleries is a relative newcomer to the gallery world having been founded in 2001. The principal, Richard Rossello spent the first part of his career in an entirely different entrepreneurial business pursuit. What motivated him to form Avery Galleries was an enduring passion for American fine art. Rossello was a lifelong collector and avidly pursued collecting opportunities as an avocation. Lightning struck on his forty-eighth birthday when he suffered a mild heart attack. While recovering from the resultant bypass surgery, he decided that life was too short to do anything by half measure. 

He retired from his restaurant operating company and opened Avery Galleries. The gallery was founded on two guiding principles and they have become bedrock beliefs of the company. First, was to manage the quality of the art sold by purchasing it outright rather than taking art on consignment. This “put your money where your mouth is” orientation has allowed Avery to focus on works deemed to be most desirable, not on serving the needs of consignors who may or may not be selling works that meet the highest standards. Second, Rossello only buys paintings that he would want to own personally. These tenets have helped Avery Galleries to establish a reputation for consistent quality in the works of art offered.
Artists Represented:
John White Alexander
William Bliss Baker
John Leslie Breck
Hugh Henry Breckenridge
Alfred Thompson Bricher
Dennis Miller Bunker
Charles Ephraim Burchfield
Arthur Beecher Carles
Emil Carlsen
William Merritt Chase
Thomas Wilmer Dewing
Arthur Dove
Frank Duveneck
Robert Engman
Walter Gay
Charles Henry Gifford
Walter Granville-Smith
Alan Gussow
Lilian Westcott Hale
Childe Hassam
Hermann Herzog
Francis Coates Jones
Wolf Kahn
John Koch
Max Kuehne
Ernest Lawson
Walter Launt Palmer
Jane Peterson
Edward Willis Redfield
Robert Reid
William Trost Richards
Robert Salmon
Walter Elmer Schofield
Francis Augustus Silva
Archibald Cary Smith
George William Sotter
Henry Fitch Taylor
Helen Turner
Frederick Judd Waugh
Theodore Wendel
John Whorf
Irving Ramsey Wiles


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Past Exhibitions

Alfred Bricher; Mauritz Hendrik de Haas; Charles Edwin Green; William Trost Richards; Archibald Cary Smith; John Whorf; Dozier Bell; Emily Brown; Sarah McCoubrey, Donald Teskey

The Secret of the Sea

October 13, 2023 - November 12, 2023
Inspired by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem of the same title, The Secret of Sea brings together a wonderful collection of historic and contemporary American marine paintings and seascapes. Paintings by such artists as William Trost Richards, Mauritz de Haas, and Archibald Cary Smith, to name only a few, hang with works by contemporary artists Dozier Bell, Emily Brown, Sarah McCoubrey, and Donald Teskey. In this exhibition the mystery, beauty, and awe of the sea endure over generations of American art.

Emily Brown, Elizabeth Osborne, Peter Rudolph, Susan Headley Van Campen, Neil Welliver

True North: The Artist Lure of Maine

March 24, 2023 - May 14, 2023
"True North: The Artistic Lure of Maine” highlights the the work of five contemporary artists, who all explore the Maine landscape: Emily Brown, Elizabeth Osborne, Peter Rudolph, Susan Headley Van Campen, and Neil Welliver. This exhibition will also be accompanied by a selection of historic American paintings of Maine. Image caption: Elizabeth Osborne (b. 1936), Floating Islands, 1972–2019, acrylic on canvas, 54 x 54 inches

The Art of Collecting

December 6, 2019 - January 31, 2020
For "The Art of Collecting" we have assembled a dynamic exhibition that features historic and contemporary artworks, including several recent acquisitions as well as new work by our living artists.

Great American Paintings

October 18, 2019 - November 15, 2019

Summer Selections

June 7, 2019 - August 31, 2019