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38 Walker Street
New York, NY 10013
212 564 8480

The George Adams Gallery traces its origins to the Allan Frumkin Gallery, founded in Chicago in 1952 with a New York location opening in 1959. George Adams’ association with the New York gallery began in 1980, with Mr. Adams and Mr. Frumkin forming a partnership, Frumkin/Adams Gallery, in 1988. Upon Mr. Frumkin’s retirement in 1995, the gallery assumed its present identity of George Adams Gallery. 

From its inception, the gallery has introduced and promoted a diverse range of artists, most notably from the San Francisco Bay Area and Latin America, while mounting regular exhibitions of 20th Century European master drawings by such artists as Max Beckmann, Lovis Corinth, James Ensor, Alberto Giacometti, and Henri Matisse, among others. The rich history of the gallery includes the careers of artists such as Jeremy Anderson, Robert Barnes, William Beckman, Mel Chin, Joseph Cornell, Manny Farber, Paul Georges, Paul Granlund, Theodore Halkin, Robert Hudson, June Leaf, Arthur Liepzig, Maryan, James McGarrell, Willard Midgette, Philip Pearlstein, James Surls, James Valerio, and Sandy Winters. Beginning with Roberto Matta in the 1950s, the gallery played an important role in introducing contemporary Latin American art to American audiences. Subsequently the gallery gave first solo exhibitions in the United States for artists Luis Cruz Azaceta (1979), Jose Bedia (1991), Rosana Palzyan (1998), and Yoan Capote (2004), as well as exhibitions of works by Carlos Alfonzo, Luis Benedit, Juan Francisco Elso, and Arnaldo Roche-Rabell. 

Today, the George Adams Gallery represents the estates of Robert Arneson (1930-1992), Jack Beal (1931-2013), Elmer Bischoff (1916-1991), Joan Brown (1938-1990), Roy De Forest (1930-2007), and Gregory Gillespie (1936-2000), while regularly exhibiting the work of contemporary artists such as Luis Cruz Azaceta, Enrique Chagoya, Diane Edison, Amer Kobaslija, Andrew Lenaghan, Peter Saul and William T. Wiley, and other emerging and under-recognized artists. Having a long association with art from the San Francisco Bay Area, the gallery’s program continues to champion art from the region through research and historical exhibitions of work by artists both from its roster and others.

Artists Represented:
Estate of Robert Arneson
Luis Cruz Azaceta
Chris Ballantyne
Estate of Jack Beal
Estate of Elmer Bischoff
Estate of Joan Brown
Enrique Chagoya
Diane Edison
Roy De Forest
Estate of Gregory Gillespie
Amer Kobaslija
Andrew Lenaghan
Tony May
Katherine Sherwood

Works Available By:
Jeremy Anderson
Jose Bedia
Alfred Leslie
Ron Nagle
Gladys Nilsson
Manuel Neri
George Ohr
Ed Paschke
Peter Saul
Richard Shaw
H.C. Westermann
William T. Wiley
Karl Wirsum


Gallery exterior, 38 Walker Street. Courtesy of George Adams Gallery.
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Online Programming

Essays & Interviews

‘Essay & Interviews’ comprises multiple video series’, artist interviews, reminiscences, highlights from our archives, and more. Initially produced remotely during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, this platform now hosts a variety of material relating to the programming of the gallery’s physical space and beyond. Read more on our website, at the link below:

Current Exhibition

Arnaldo Roche Rabell


January 6, 2023 - February 18, 2023

Past Exhibitions

Sue Coe

Political Television

November 3, 2022 - December 22, 2022

Katherine Sherwood

Pandemic Madonnas and Other Views from the Garden

September 9, 2022 - October 29, 2022

Robert Arneson, Gustav Hamilton, Lucia Hierro, Nina Katchadourian, Scott Reeder, Edgar Serrano, Mungo Thomson, Alice Tippit, Trevor Winkfield


July 7, 2022 - August 19, 2022

Robert Colescott


May 12, 2022 - July 1, 2022

Doug Biggert

Hitchhikers and a Sandal Shop

March 31, 2022 - May 7, 2022

Elmer Bischoff/Tom Burckhardt

A Dialogue

February 3, 2022 - March 19, 2022

Amer Kobaslija

In Passing

December 9, 2021 - January 29, 2022

Craig Calderwood & Terri Friedman & Cathy Lu & Cate White


October 28, 2021 - December 4, 2021

H. C. Westermann

Le Bandeur

September 9, 2021 - October 23, 2021
To inaugurate George Adams Gallery’s new Tribeca space, we are pleased to present drawings, prints and illustrated letters by H. C. Westermann, exploring his depictions of America.

Joan Brown

Drawn from Life: Works on Paper, 1970-1976

October 8, 2020 - December 19, 2020

Jack Beal, Manny Farber, Kevin Frances, Kija Lucas, Tony May


July 16, 2020 - September 26, 2020

Luis Cruz Azaceta

Personal Velocity: 40 Years of Painting

March 5, 2020 - May 30, 2020

Andrew Lenaghan

Places Have Their Moments

January 16, 2020 - February 29, 2020

Katherine Sherwood

In the Yelling Clinic: 2010-2019

November 7, 2019 - January 4, 2020

Robert Arneson

The Anti-War Works: 1982-1986

September 12, 2019 - October 26, 2019


July 11, 2019 - August 23, 2019
A group exhibition of paintings and drawings from the 1970s to the present.

Amer Kobaslija

Florida Diaries

April 25, 2019 - June 1, 2019

Joan Brown

The Students

April 25, 2019 - June 1, 2019

Jeremy Anderson

Between, Beyond: 1953-64

March 7, 2019 - April 20, 2019

Chris Ballantyne

Temporal: Recent Paintings and Watercolors

January 10, 2019 - March 2, 2019

Elmer Bischoff

Studies from Life

January 10, 2019 - March 2, 2019

30 Years: Frumkin/Adams - George Adams Gallery

November 8, 2018 - December 22, 2018

Luis Cruz Azaceta

Luis Cruz Azaceta, 1984 - 1989

September 13, 2018 - November 3, 2018

Tony May

Paintings, Objects, and Devices

June 28, 2018 - August 17, 2018

Enrique Chagoya

Then and Now: Aliens Sans Frontières

April 26, 2018 - June 23, 2018

Gregory Gillespie


March 1, 2018 - April 21, 2018