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475 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022
212 355 4545
Forum Gallery was founded in New York City in 1961 by Bella Fishko, as a gallery of American figurative art. Among the first artists represented were Raphael Soyer, Chaim Gross, David Levine and Gregory Gillespie. The gallery is a founding member of the Art Dealers Association of America.  From inception, Forum Gallery’s contemporary exhibition program has been augmented by mounting curated, thematic exhibitions of historic importance, in keeping with the gallery’s focus on humanism.

Forum Gallery’s program expanded internationally in the 1980’s, and the gallery soon represented the American artists William Beckman and Robert Cottingham as well as the Norwegian painter Odd Nerdrum. Today, Forum Gallery represents more than thirty American and European artists and estates, including Chilean born masters Claudio Bravo and Guillermo Muñoz Vera, Spanish realist Cesar Galicia, and Austrian painter Xenia Hausner. American artists whose work is now represented by Forum Gallery include Steven Assael, Linden Frederick, Alan Magee, Alyssa Monks, Clio Newton, Brian Rutenberg and Tula Telfair.
Artists Represented:
Steven Assael
Robert Bauer
William Beckman
Ellen Eagle
Al Farrow
Alan Feltus
Paul Fenniak
Linden Frederick
César Galicia
Rance Jones
Jane Lund
David Mach
Alan Magee
G. Daniel Massad
Craig McPherson
Anthony Mitri
Alyssa Monks
Guillermo Muñoz Vera
Clio Newton
Mark Podwal
Brian Rutenberg
Megan Rye
Wade Schuman
Tula Telfair
Maria Tomasula


Claudio Bravo [1936-2011]
Chaim Gross [1904–1991]
Susan Hauptman [1947-2015]
David Levine [1926–2009]
Hugo Robus [1885–1964]
Raphael Soyer [1899–1987]
Works Available By:
Davis Cone
Robert Cottingham
Gregory Gillespie
Michael Leonard
Odd Nerdrum


Forum Gallery Celebrates 55 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art (February 18 – March 18, 2017)
Tula Telfair, Between Acceptance and Desire, 2016, oil on canvas, 75 x 100 inches
Raphael Soyer, Waiting at the Station, 1941, oil on canvas, 18 x 14 inches
Maria Tomasula, Star Eater, 2017, oil on panel, 20 x 16 inches
Hugo Robus, The General, 1922, polished bronze, 19 x 19 1/2 x 7 3/8 inches, Edition 4/6
Brian Rutenberg, Corsair, 2017, oil on linen, 60 x 82 inches
Alyssa Monks, Synthesis, 2015, oil on linen, 56 x 84 inches
Linden Frederick, Rear Window, 2016, oil on linen, 36 x 36 inches
Robert Cottingham, ME, 1972, oil on canvas, 78 x 78 inches
César Galicia, Bodegón con Radio Inter (Still Life with Radio Inter), 2014, mixed media on plaster and wood, 22 5/8 x 22 3/4 inches
Chaim Gross, Bareback Riders, 1960, bronze, 25 x 27 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, Edition of 6
Alan Magee, Surround (for Barry), 2015, acrylic on canvas, 43 x 64 inches
William Beckman, The Bull Series, #10, 2017, charcoal on paper, 66 x 127 inches
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Current Exhibition

Linden Frederick, Alan Magee


September 22, 2022 - November 5, 2022
The Maine Idea is an exhibition of works by Linden Frederick and Alan Magee whose distinct approaches capture the mystery, majesty and history of the place that’s fascinated artists for more than two centuries. Thomas Cole, Winslow Homer, George Bellows, John Marin, Marsden Hartley, Andrew Wyeth are just a handful of the many glorious painters who have found and explored the landscape, the people, the feeling of this unique State that is truly like none other. Today, Linden Frederick and Alan Magee, both born elsewhere, have lived and worked in and been inspired by Maine for decades.

Past Exhibitions


June 24, 2022 - September 17, 2022
Forum Gallery presents Couplings, an exhibition about symbiotic relationships and connections between pairs of people, objects, and ideas. The exhibition, comprised of paintings, works on paper and sculpture, presents two exemplary works by each of eleven artists. Couplings is on view from Friday, June 24 through Saturday, September 17, 2022. Featuring works by Steven Assael, William Beckman, Claudio Bravo, Paul Fenniak, Gregory Gillespie, Chaim Gross, Alan Magee, Guillermo Munoz Vera, Clio Newton, Raphael Soyer, and Michael C. Thorpe.

Important Works of American Art

May 5, 2022 - June 18, 2022
Coinciding with American Art Week in New York City and The American Art Fair, Forum Gallery presents exceptional American paintings, drawings, and sculpture dating from the first half of the Twentieth Century to today.

Brian Rutenberg

Brian Rutenberg: Deeps of Peace

March 17, 2022 - April 30, 2022
New York, NY – From March 17 through April 30, 2022, Forum Gallery, New York, will present Deeps of Peace, an exhibition of new paintings by Brian Rutenberg. Color and memory combine and inspire the abstract paintings in the exhibition. While Brian Rutenberg (b. 1965) has probed and illuminated aspects of the landscape throughout his career, in Deeps of Peace he focuses on the feeling, motion and experience of his birthplace, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where the nearly pastoral beauty of the coastal lowlands meets the neon, architecture and attractions of the town itself. Brian Rutenberg’s muscular surfaces and unique application of paint have reached a new high in the fifteen painting in Deeps of Peace. The pools and rivulets, trees and structures, mangroves and riverbanks his abstractions imply, explode as they meet to form a harmonious panoply of color and movement. This phenomenon, the invigorating mix of man and nature, is the essence of the Artist’s practice: “I am the product of one place that has two faces. Two landscapes, one natural and one artificial, collided head-on at breakneck speed, secreting a liquid that was bright and combustible. That liquid has been the jet fuel for my paintings…” - Brian Rutenberg, 2022 Brian Rutenberg attended the College of Charleston (SC) and the School of Visual Arts (NY). A Fulbright scholar (1997), he lives in New York and both his children are enrolled in the College of Charleston. Contrasts, worlds apart and together, the palpable energy of his paintings and the inspirational qualities of the Carolina landscape are on view in each of the bold canvases that comprise Deeps of Peace. You are invited to explore our Online Viewing Room for Deeps of Peace where you can view a video created by Brian Rutenberg especially for this exhibition, read his accompanying writing and preview all fifteen new paintings. Enter the Viewing Room here: ### Deeps of Peace opens with a reception for the artist on Thursday, March 17, 2022 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, the artist will be present. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination and face coverings are required for admission. Forum Gallery is located at 475 Park Avenue at 57th Street, New York, NY 10022. Forum Gallery is open to the public from Monday through Saturday, from 10am to 5:30pm. Please visit to view the entire exhibition online. The exhibition begins on March 17, 2022 and will be on view through April 30, 2022. Forum Gallery is pleased to greet all vaccinated visitors during our public hours, and provides hand sanitizer and face coverings, on request. We comply with New York laws and the protocols recommended by the US CDC. For press inquiries, please contact Ilana Jade Roth, 212-355-4545; For sales inquiries, please contact Nicola Lorenz, Executive Director or Marjorie Van Cura, Associate Director, 212-355-4545;

Robert Bauer, Paul Fenniak, G. Daniel Massad, Anthony Mitri

Stillness of Life

January 27, 2022 - March 12, 2022
New York, NY – From January 27 to March 12, 2022, Forum Gallery presents the exhibition, Stillness of Life, comprising of recent works by four artists whose disparate subjects and media contrast with their related devotion to probing contemplation of all they examine. Celebrated for their meticulous execution, each artist on view evokes the infinite complexity of his subject in that space of observation and memory where time stands still. Robert Bauer (b. 1942) creates sensitive and introspective portraits of relatives and close friends. The intimate paintings on panel and paper, whose detail and scale belie their commanding presence, are completely compelling albeit never confrontational. The subjects look away as we look at them and similarly, Bauer’s landscapes drift off the edges of the frame, evoking memories and infiltrating our thoughts without resolution. Robert Bauer lives and works in Thomaston, Maine; five recent portraits and four landscape paintings on paper are exhibited for the first time together in this exhibition. Montreal artist Paul Fenniak (b. 1965) creates complex narrative oil paintings, that result from autobiography, dreams, historical references and implications for contemporary life. Of Paul Fenniak’s paintings, Donald Kuspit writes, “The best realism is not just about careful observation and descriptive nuance – in which Fenniak excels – but about discovery and insight. The best realism is not simply descriptive however meticulous the description, but reflective – reflective on reality – and Fenniak’s works are profoundly reflective.” Paul Fenniak’s paintings are like views of dreams where improbable actions are frozen in space for endless examination. Four recent paintings are seen in the exhibition. G. Daniel Massad (b. 1946), working in rural Pennsylvania and only in pastel on paper, creates still lifes of objects of personal and historic significance, immobilized by light against dark background. His imagination, which he calls “slow pace”, works its way into our thoughts through Massad’s reverent portrayals. Viewing the works is akin to archeological discovery, like the resurrection of the Roman Forum from the dirt beneath unsuspecting feet. Time stops as stories old and new are told through the choice of object and the encrypted messages from the Artist. Cleveland-based Anthony Mitri (b. 1951) recalls a quote from Wordsworth, “poetry is emotion recollected in tranquility.” Mitri, working in tonally rich charcoal in grisaille, notes that the weeks and months it takes him to complete a single composition becomes an “extended moment of memory […] that seeks to communicate an emotion once felt, as so recollected in tranquility.” Mitri seeks to create “an atmosphere of contemplative quiet, of stillness via settings where the viewer may experience, in a personal way, a quiet moment to reflect on life.” The five drawing in the exhibition are urban or rural places where the Artist has focused his attention, and ours, on the silence and stillness of place and time each location represents for him. To see the works in the exhibition and learn more about the artists, you are invited to enter the Stillness of Life Online Viewing Room here: ### Forum Gallery is located at 475 Park Avenue at 57th Street, New York, NY 10022. Forum Gallery is open to the public from Monday through Saturday, from 10am to 5:30pm. Please visit to view the entire exhibition online. The exhibition begins on January 27, 2022 and will be on view through March 12, 2022. Forum Gallery is pleased to greet all vaccinated visitors during our public hours, and provides hand sanitizer and face coverings, on request. We comply with New York laws and the protocols recommended by the US CDC. For press inquiries, please contact Ilana Jade Roth, 212-355-4545; For sales inquiries, please contact Nicola Lorenz, Executive

Alyssa Monks

It's All Under Control

November 11, 2021 - January 22, 2022
New York, NY – From November 11, 2021 to January 8, 2022, Forum Gallery presents It’s All Under Control, an exhibition of new paintings by Brooklyn-based artist, Alyssa Monks. The Artist, whose psychologically-charged, figurative paintings have been exhibited in New York since 2006, is known for her bold, expressionistic portrayals of women as they experience the natural, contemporary world. Alyssa Monks’ TED talk has been viewed more than a million times, her paintings have been presented throughout the United States and in Europe, and her work was featured in the television series, The Americans (FX) throughout its sixth and final season. In the sixteen paintings on view, Alyssa Monks draws the viewer into the shifting, powerful emotions experienced during the past eighteen months when the wider world has suffered physical, emotional, and political disturbances unlike at any time in history. Compounding the complexity of the new works in the exhibition, from the smallest (12 x 18 inches) to the largest (62 x 90 inches), have been the acutely emotional, personal circumstances the Artist has faced during this time, events that have combined to propel Monks to turn to herself as the subject of a body of work that endeavors to make sense of troubled times. The Artist writes: At times, the recent global and national devastation, division, and so many disappointments felt like a surreal projection of my own mental states in the isolation of the last 18 months. I began to explore the human reliance on control and predictability, and how our deepest suffering comes from our attachment to security, virtue, identity, and the logic of cause and effect. The glass barrier in these paintings between subject and viewer is clouded with vapor that obscures and abstracts the subject. This barrier underlines the personal and community-wide preoccupation with virus-laden respiratory droplets and the isolation it creates. Some works are more ambiguous than others, amplifying the state of disorientation in the face of terrifying unfamiliarity. Each piece has its own, often-layered, strategy, voice and urgent plea. One of the most painful truths in life is that there are difficult events and circumstances that we cannot control or influence. Perhaps in accepting our limitations, and the often life-altering grief that goes along with them, we can find a greater authenticity of being, a sense of empathy, and an understanding that we are not quite so isolated after all. The paintings in this series paradoxically reveal our shared human experience as they describe private moments of distress. —Alyssa Monks Since receiving her MFA from the New York Academy of Art in 2001, Monks' paintings have been the subject of numerous solo and group presentations including exhibitions at the Kunst Museum in Ahlen, Germany, The Bo Bartlett Center in Columbus, GA, and the National Academy Museum of Fine Arts, New York. Her work is represented in public and private collections, including the Savannah College of Art and Design Museum of Art, The Center for Contemporary Art, and the collections of Howard Tullman, Danielle Steele and Eric Fischl. Monks has been awarded the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant for Painting three times. It’s All Under Control is Alyssa Monks’ third one-person exhibition at Forum Gallery. ### Forum Gallery is located at 475 Park Avenue at 57th Street, New York, NY 10022. Forum Gallery is open to the public from Monday through Saturday, from 10am to 5:30pm. Please visit to view the entire exhibition online. The exhibition begins on November 11, 2021 and will be on view through January 8, 2022. Forum Gallery is pleased to greet all vaccinated visitors during our public hours, and provides hand sanitizer and face coverings, on request. We comply with New York laws and the protocols recommended by the US CDC. For press inquiries, please contact Marjorie Van Cura, 212-355-4545; For sales inquiries, please contact Nicola Lorenz, Executive Director or Marjorie Van Cura, Associate Director, 212-355-4545;

William Beckman

William Beckman: Five Decades of Self Portraits

September 23, 2021 - November 6, 2021

Group Show

That Eighties Show

July 15, 2021 - September 18, 2021
Robert Bauer, William Beckman, Alan Feltus, Alan Magee, Craig Mcpherson, Wade Schuman, Claudio Bravo, Susan Hauptman, David Levine, Raphael Soyer, Charles Biederman, Frederick Brosen, Francesco Clemente, Robert Cottingham, Gregory Gillespie, Red Grooms, Alex Katz, Jules Kirschenbaum, Michael Leonard, Joseph McNamara, Oleg Vassiliev, Tom Wesselmann, Andrew Wyeth

Group Exhibition

Then and Now: American Social Realism

May 13, 2021 - July 2, 2021
Steven Assael, Linden Frederick, Rance Jones, Alan Magee, Chaim Gross, David Levine, Raphael Soyer, Isabel Bishop, Aaron Bohrod, James H. Daugherty, Philip Evergood, Wood Gaylor, William Gropper, Robert Gwathmey, Joseph Hirsch, Jack Levine, Louis Lozowick, Reginald Marsh, Ben Shahn, Everett Shinn, John Storrs, Charles White

Group Show

Drawing inspiration

March 25, 2021 - May 8, 2021
Steven Assael, Robert Bauer, William Beckman, Rance Jones, Alan Magee, G. Daniel Massad, Craig Mcpherson, Anthony Mitri, Alyssa Monks, Guillermo Munoz Vera, Clio Newton, Brian Rutenberg, Maria Tomasula, Claudio Bravo, Susan Hauptman, Oscar Bluemner, Robert Cottingham, Carl Grossberg, Reginald Marsh, Elie Nadelman, Odd Nerdrum, Pablo Picasso, John Singer Sargent, Morton Livingston Schamberg, Joseph Stella, Abraham Walkowitz, Andrew Wyeth

Claudio Bravo

Claudio Bravo at Forum Gallery

January 14, 2021 - March 20, 2021

William Beckman | Alan Magee | Alyssa Monks

In Person

November 27, 2020 - January 9, 2021

Rance Jones

Rance Jones: The Lingering Revolution

October 1, 2020 - November 21, 2020

Group Show

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: New Works and New Acquisitions

August 6, 2020 - September 26, 2020
Steven Assael, Robert Bauer, William Beckman, Paul Fenniak, Linden Frederick, Rance Jones, Alan Magee, G. Daniel Massad, Alyssa Monks, Guillermo Munoz Vera, Clio Newton, Brian Rutenberg, Wade Schuman, Tula Telfair, Maria Tomasula, Raphael Soyer, Robert Cottingham, Abraham Walkowitz, Andrew Wyeth

Brian Rutenberg

Brian Rutenberg: The Pond

February 27, 2020 - July 31, 2020

Andrew Wyeth

Andrew Wyeth: Five Decades

January 16, 2020 - February 22, 2020

Xenia Hausner

November 14, 2019 - January 11, 2020

Clio Newton


September 26, 2019 - November 9, 2019

Person to Person

June 6, 2019 - September 21, 2019
Benny Andrews, Steven Assael, Bo Bartlett, Robert Bauer, William Beckman, Elaine de Kooning, Philip Evergood, Alan Feltus, Paul Fenniak, Walton Ford, Gregory Gillespie, Chaim Gross, Robert Gwathmey, Susan Hauptman, Xenia Hausner, Auguste Herbin, Bela Kadar, Jules Kirschenbaum, Kathe Kollwitz, David Levine, Reginald Marsh, Anthony Mitri, Alyssa Monks, Guillermo Muñoz Vera, Elie Nadelman, Clio Newton, Larry Rivers, Hugo Robus, Norman Rockwell, Brian Rutenberg, John Singer Sargent, Wade Schuman, Raphael Soyer, Ernst Thoms, Stephanie Wilde

Natural History

April 4, 2019 - May 18, 2019
Robert Bauer, Linden Frederick, Alan Magee, Alyssa Monks, Guillermo Muñoz Vera, Brian Rutenberg, Stephanie Wilde

Tula Telfair


February 7, 2019 - March 30, 2019

Landmarks of 20th Century American Art

November 8, 2018 - February 2, 2019
Alexander Archipenko, Robert Cottingham, Elaine de Kooning, Gregory Gillespie, Arshile Gorky, Chaim Gross, Stanton Macdonald-Wright, Elie Nadelman, Raphael Soyer, George Tooker

Alyssa Monks

Breaking Point

October 4, 2018 - November 3, 2018

Modern & Contemporary Collector's Opportunity

September 4, 2018 - September 29, 2018

There’s Still Life!

July 9, 2018 - August 24, 2018
Ivan Le Lorraine Albright, William Beckman, Ralston Crawford, James H. Daugherty, Charles Demuth, Preston Dickinson, Paul Fenniak, Edward Franklin Fisk, César Galicia, Raymond Han, Susan Hauptman, Bernard Karfiol, Walt Kuhn, Michael Leonard, Richard Hayley Lever, Louis Lozowick, Jane Lund, Alan Magee, Alfred H. Maurer, William Meyerowitz, Guillermo Muñoz Vera, Megan Rye, Joseph Stella, Paul Suttman, Max Weber, Stow Wengenroth, and Cybèle Young

Stephanie Wilde

Murder of Crows

May 31, 2018 - June 29, 2018

Guillermo Muñoz Vera

Analogies and Dichotomies

April 12, 2018 - May 25, 2018

Maria Tomasula

All the Breath We Can Hold

March 3, 2018 - April 7, 2018