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13 East 69th Street, Suite 4F
New York, NY 10021
212 734 3636
Debra Force Fine Art, Inc., established in 1999 in American paintings, drawings and sculpture from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Located on New York’s Upper Eastside, the gallery offers exceptional works in a variety of price ranges with a focus on quality and research. We welcome new and mature collectors, as well as institutions, offer our extensive knowledge and resources in developing collections, understanding the market, and acquiring the most suitable works of art.
Artists Represented:
George Ault
Milton Avery
George Bellows
Thomas Hart Benton
Albert Bierstadt
Oscar Bluemner
Alfred Thompson Bricher
Charles Burchfield
Mary Cassatt
William Merritt Chase
Jasper Francis Cropsey
Stuart Davis
Arthur Dove
Werner Drewes
Walter Gay
William Glackens
O. Louis Guglielmi
Robert Gwathmey
Grace Hartigan
Marsden Hartley
Frederick Childe Hassam
Martin Johnson Heade
Robert Henri
Winslow Homer
George Inness
Wolf Kahn
Walt Kuhn
Jacob Lawrence
George Luks
Herman Maril
John Marin
Alfred Maurer
Thomas Moran
Grandma Moses
Hayward Oubre
Jane Peterson
Fairfield Porter
Edward Potthast
William Trost Richards
Theodore Robinson
Norman Rockwell
Ben Shahn
James Jebusa Shannon
Everett Shinn
Theodoros Stamos
Joseph Stella
Thomas Sully
John Henry Twachtman
Max Weber
Guy Wiggins
Andrew Wyeth
Marguerite Zorach
William Zorach


Image Credit: Timothy Pyle, Light Blue Studio

Past Exhibitions

The American Scene: 1910 - 1960

March 14, 2024 - April 30, 2024
Reginald Marsh (1898-1954) Modeling Furs on Union Square, 1940 mixed media on illustration board 26 7/8 x 40 ¼ inches

Winter 2024

January 5, 2024 - March 1, 2024
Dale Nichols (1904-1995) Farm in Winter, 1966 oil on canvas 30 x 40 inches

William Chritopher

William R. Christopher (1924-1973): A Rediscovery

October 12, 2023 - December 1, 2023
Featuring seventeen works, most of which have not been exhibited in over fifty years, the show includes examples of the artist’s Magic Realist and genre scenes from the 1950s, his nuanced depictions of Black female nudes in the early 1960s, and works dedicated to Martin Luther King Jr. and John F. Kennedy from 1963, among others.

Herman Maril

The Legacy of Herman Maril: Works from 1929 - 1984

September 7, 2023 - October 6, 2023
Debra Force Fine Art is pleased to present the gallery’s third exhibition of works from the artist’s estate spanning Herman Maril’s (1908 – 1986) over fifty-year career. The exhibition features 34 paintings, works on paper, and a tapestry beginning with the artist's early still lifes and progressing to views of his native Baltimore and summers spent in Provincetown from 1948 until his death. Views of the Berkshires, the coast of Maine, and the landscape of the Southwest are also included.

Summer 2023

June 29, 2023 - August 25, 2023
Featuring works by Milton Avery, Thomas Hart Benton, Rae Sloan Bredin, Charles Burchfield, Ralston Crawford, Lockwood de Forest, Charles Demuth, Robert Gwathmey, Robert Henri, Robert Laurent, Doris Lee, Jonas Lie, Herman Maril, Reginald Marsh, Charles Sprague Pearce, Maurice Prendergast, Jane Peterson, Charles Ramsey, John Singer Sargent, Max Weber, Julian Alden Weir, and Andrew Wyeth, among others.

Spring Selections

May 1, 2023 - June 30, 2023
Featuring other works by Milton Avery, Thomas Hart Benton, Rae Sloan Bredin, Charles Burchfield, Ralston Crawford, Lockwood de Forest, Charles Demuth, Robert Henri, Leon Kroll, Robert Laurent, Doris Lee, Jonas Lie, Herman Maril, Reginald Marsh, Charles Sprague Pearce, Guy Pene du Bois, Maurice Prendergast, Mary Elizabeth Price, Jane Peterson, John Singer Sargent, John Henry Twachtman, Max Weber, Julian Alden Weir, and Andrew Wyeth, among others.


March 16, 2023 - April 28, 2023
Milton Avery (1885-1965) Burned Hill by the Sea, 1938 watercolor and gouache on paper 22 ½ x 30 ¾ in.

19th Century American Art

January 6, 2023 - March 3, 2023
Thomas Sully (1783-1872) Dr. Leonard Koecker, 1818 oil on canvas 35 ⅜ x 27 ¾ inches

20th Century American Art

November 4, 2022 - December 22, 2022
Milton Avery (1885-1965) Sketcher and Watcher, 1944 gouache and pencil on paper 22 ½ x 30 ½ inches

Shades of Impressionism: 1870s - 1930s

September 15, 2022 - October 28, 2022

Abstractions: 1930s - 1980s

June 9, 2022 - July 29, 2022
Emil Bisttram (1895-1976) Moon Magic, 1950 oil on canvas 32 x 36 inches

Spring Exhibition

April 25, 2022 - June 3, 2022
Featuring works by Gifford Beal, George Biddle, William Merritt Chase, Charles Demuth, William Glackens, Robert Henri, Charles Peale Polk, Maurice Prendergast, Louis Ritman, Queena Stovall, and Julian Alden Weir, among others.

Celebrating Americana

January 13, 2022 - February 25, 2022
George Henry Durrie (1820 – 1863) Gathering Wood, circa 1859 oil on canvas 18 1/8 x 24 inches

American Impressionism & Modernism

November 16, 2021 - January 7, 2022
George Tooker (1920-2011) Window VIII, 1966 egg tempera on gessoed board 24 x 20 inches

Rolph Scarlett (1889-1984)

Stimulating Rhythms: Rolph Scarlett - Paintings and Jewelry

October 7, 2021 - November 12, 2021
The exhibition features oil paintings, works on paper, and jewelry by the artist from the 1930s through the 1970s.The paintings and works on paper focus primarily on the artist’s Geometric Abstractions executed from the 1930s to the 1960s. In the 1960s, the artist turned to creating jewelry in the American Modernist tradition, working primarily with silver and agates. His pieces were constructed freely without sketches as they evolved in his mind, and each one was a unique sculptural entity. Most of the works in this exhibition were acquired directly from the artist by a private collector in Massachusetts; this is the first time they are being shown publicly.

In Bloom

July 6, 2021 - September 24, 2021
Wolf Kahn (1917-2020), Summer House II, 1972, oil on canvas 52 ½ x 72 ¼ in.

Julian Alden Weir

An Adventurous Spirit: Julian Alden Weir

May 6, 2021 - June 18, 2021
Julian Alden Weir (1852-1919) Anna by Lamplight, late 1880s oil on canvas 16 x 20 in.

New Yorkers and Their City

March 11, 2021 - April 30, 2021
Colin Campbell Cooper (1856-1937) Chatham Square, 1919 oil on canvas 40 x 50 inches

Expatriates: The Journey Abroad

January 21, 2021 - March 5, 2021
James McNeill Whistler (1834–1903) Campanile at Lido, 1879 pastel and charcoal on brown paper 8 x 11 ⅞ in.

A New York Collection: Ashcan and Modernism

November 16, 2020 - January 15, 2021
Over 25 paintings, works on paper, and sculpture by American Ashcan and Modernist artists from a New York private collection

Traveling America: East to Midwest

September 24, 2020 - November 6, 2020
The gallery's fall exhibition features a variety of paintings exploring the American landscape from the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest regions of the country.

Werner Drewes (1899-1985)

Movement, Vision, and Form: Werner Drewes Abstractions from 1970-1985

March 4, 2020 - August 28, 2020
Werner Drewes (1899-1985) Heavy Burden, 1985 oil on canvas 34 ⅛ x 42 ⅛ inches

Queena Stovall

Queena Stovall (1887-1980): Paintings of a Country Life

January 20, 2020 - February 21, 2020
The paintings of self-taught artist Queena Stovall are deeply personal reflections of her life and experiences as a self-professed “country woman” in rural Virginia. They document the hard-ships of endless, life-sustaining farm chores as well as the joys of family and community rituals without sentimentality or idealization. The Baptising signed Queena Stovall and dated March 1951, lower right oil on canvas 24 ¼ x 32 ¼ inches

50 Years of American Art

September 16, 2019 - October 25, 2019

Summer Exhibition

July 15, 2019 - August 30, 2019

Herman Maril

The Provincetown Paintings

September 5, 2018 - October 19, 2018

Summer Show

July 12, 2018 - August 24, 2018

Gallery Selections

April 30, 2018 - June 29, 2018

Modernism to Abstraction: 20th Century American Paintings

February 28, 2018 - March 30, 2018

Inside & Out: 19th Century American Genre, Marine, and Still Life Paintings

January 15, 2018 - February 23, 2018