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Jill Newhouse Gallery was founded in 1980 and specializes in 19th and 20th century European and American works on paper. Jill Newhouse is the fourth generation of her family to be an art dealer. She was a founding member and past president of the Private Art Dealers Association (PADA). The gallery has been a member of the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) since 1999. Jill is currently a member of the Visiting Committee, Dept. of Prints Drawings, Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as the Visiting Committee of the Department of Drawings at The Morgan.

Gallery director Christa Savino joined in 2004, bringing with her five years of experience as manager of an important paper conservation studio in New York City.

The gallery mounts regular monographic exhibitions on the works on paper by artists such as Jean-Francois Millet (2022), Eugène Delacroix (2019), Theodore Géricault (2014), J.B.C. Corot (2012), Edouard Vuillard (2012), Auguste Rodin (2010) and others.

The gallery has sold many important works to major collectors and to important museums worldwide including the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Art Institute of Chicago; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Boston Museum of Fine Arts; the Louvre Museum, Paris; the Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany; and many others.

Jill is a co-author of the ongoing catalogue raisonné of drawings by J.B.C. Corot. Along with offering expertize in authentication, the gallery is available in an advisory capacity to both current and beginning collectors on both the acquisition and deaccession of art.

We welcome your visit to our gallery across the street from the Metropolitan Museum.
Artists Represented:
Pierre Bonnard
John-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Edgar Degas
Eugene Delacroix
Maurice Denis
Henri Fantin-Latour
Theodore Gericault
Henri Joseph Harpignies
Paul Huet
Jean-Auguste Dominique Ingres
Henri Toulouse Lautrec
Henri Matisse
Adolf von Menzel
Jean Francois Millet
Pablo Picasso
Camille Pissarro
Auguste Rodin
Theodore Rousseau
George Sand
Edouard Vuillard


Courtesy Jill Newhouse Gallery, New York.
Courtesy Jill Newhouse Gallery, New York.
Courtesy Jill Newhouse Gallery, New York.
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Current Exhibition

Important 19th and 20th century artists

Size Doesn't Matter: Small Works with Big Impact

April 30, 2024 - June 28, 2024
Jill Newhouse Gallery presents a show of small works by important 19th and 20th century artists including Mondrian, Moore, Marquet, Barye, Corot, and Rousseau. What difference does it make how large an artwork is? How does an artist decide how big to make a work? Is it an aesthetic decision, or a practical one? Based on the medium used, or the intended destination of an object? Every artwork has its own story. This exhibition puts together small works by known artists and examines their impact. At Jill Newhouse Gallery April 30 – June 28, 2024

Past Exhibitions

Upper East Side Art Walk 2024

May 8, 2024 - May 8, 2024
Upper East Side Art Walk 2024 Wednesday, May 8th, 5-8 Now in its second year, the Upper East Side Art Walk brings together 16 galleries showing a broad selection of fine art in all media, including European, American, and Aboriginal art, by Contemporary, and Old and Modern Masters. Coinciding with NY Frieze and NY TEFAF art fairs, UES Art Walk adds an exciting event to the New York Spring calendar by giving the art going public a chance to discover the hidden masterpieces in the many beautiful galleries tucked away in historic townhouses on the Upper East Side. Participating galleries will open their doors to the public for the event’s extended evening hours on Wednesday May 8th, from 5-8 pm.

George Sand

The Watercolors of George Sand (she/her/hers)

November 2, 2023 - November 30, 2023
The Watercolors of George Sand (she/her/hers) 1804-1876 At Jill Newhouse Gallery, November 8 – 22, 2023 Preview at The Art Show, Park Avenue Armory, November 2-5 Stand B11 The gallery will present the first exhibition in the United States of the watercolors of French artist and writer George Sand.


Upper East Side Art Walk

May 16, 2023 - May 16, 2023
17 neighborhood galleries will keep their doors open late on Tuesday May 16 from 5 - 8 pm exhibiting a wide variety of master works.

Odilon Redon

Vision and Sight: Works by Odilon Redon 1840-1916

May 4, 2023 - May 26, 2023
A broad selection of works by Odilon Redon from private collections ranging from his early noirs and prints, to his colorful landscapes and fantasies, and his later portrait drawings. An digital catalogue will be available on our website at the start of the exhibition.

Pierre Bonnard, 1867-1947

Bonnard in the Backroom

May 4, 2023 - May 26, 2023
An exhibition of works in the gallery's collection of one of the gallery's favorite artist's, Pierre Bonnard An digital catalogue will be available on our website at the start of the exhibition.

Master Drawings New York

January 20, 2023 - March 3, 2023
Master Drawings New York is back with a variety of exhibitions and events. MDNY will take place from January 20 - 28, with a Public Opening on January 20. Special gallery hours during this event: Late hours Friday January 20, until 8 Saturday January 21, 11 - 6 Sunday January 22, 1 - 5 Monday - Saturday, 11 - 6 The exhibition will be on view at the gallery until March 3.  For complete information about the event, visit 

Peter Doig, Cecily Brown, Georg Baselitz, Albert Oehlen and David Scher

The Drama of Life or the Drama of Representation: Millet, Rousseau, Delacroix, the Barbizon School and the Influence on Contemporary Art

April 1, 2022 - April 29, 2022
The French painter Jean-François Millet (1814-1875) was one of the founders of the Barbizon school and a noted Realist. Best known for his emotional portrayals of farm workers in mid-19th century France, Millet rejected themes of urbanization and industrialization in favor depicting the harsh rural reality of peasants and farmers, and in so doing, created iconic images of aesthetic and political importance that still resonate today (The Angelus, The Gleaners, Man with a Hoe). Drawing was of the utmost importance to Millet who worked both from the model and in the landscape, creating drawings that were study sheets for paintings as well as finished drawings that were works of art in their own right. This exhibition includes depictions of both the figure and the landscape, offering the possibility to see how these themes were reconfigured in the mid 19th century, and then to examine the effects today. Both Millet and Delacroix’s compassionate, yet sober approach to the depiction of the human figure echoes in contemporary artists’ -such as Baselitz’s-approach to figuration. At the same time, the radical concept of a newly liberated depiction of nature --as practiced by the Barbizon School of artists-- has clearly set the tone for the ecological vision of 21st century artists. The implicit social narrative of these landscapes radicalized an anti-academic approach to the genre and relinquished it from any classical or romantic traditions. Thus reconfigured, such representations of nature constituted a proto-ecological world-view; and this intentional depiction of Nature, devoid of human control, has a strong reverberation in contemporary approaches to landscape. The newly constructed Realist immediacy of the Barbizon school, seen here in drawings by Diaz, Rousseau and Millet, propelled the depiction of nature beyond its simple illustration. Image credit: Albert Oehlen Untitled, 2004, Cut-and-pasted printed paper on printed paper 6 x 7 3/4 inches © Albert Oehlen, Courtesy David Nolan Gallery

Jean-François Millet (1814-1875)

The Drawings of Jean-François Millet (1814-1875)

January 21, 2022 - February 4, 2022
Jill Newhouse Gallery, in cooperation with Galerie de Bayser, Paris presents the first show in New York dedicated to the drawings of Jean-François Millet (1814-1875). On view will be nineteen works on paper in all media including graphite, ink, watercolor and pastel showing the full range of this important artist’s work. J.F. Millet was one of the greatest Realist painters of the 19th century, but his reputation has been traditionally defined by his three best known works, The Sower (1850), The Gleaners (1857), and The Angelus (1857-9) which were often categorized as overly sentimentalized portrayals of life in rural France in the mid 19th century. Seen through the lens of his works on paper, Millet’s art can now be newly viewed as radical and modern, both in the use of medium and in the creation of images which are a homage to a moment in time that was rapidly disappearing. Copied and collected by artists from Van Gogh, Monet, Dali and Picasso, the work of J.F. Millet was created at a moment of great social and artistic change. His cast of characters - the farmers and laborers, millers, basket makers, and laundresses going about their daily chores - are portrayed by Millet as the heroes and heroines of a world that was slipping away to industrialization and social change. Often based on the figures in Old Master paintings, particularly the super human figures of Michelangelo, these poignant laborers are ennobled, iconic representations of the working class. His rare landscapes, done primarily in the years 1866-68 in the town of Vichy, reveal a Japanese influenced economy of line that also recalls the work of Rembrandt and artists of the Dutch 17th century that so inspired the Barbizon school. These depictions of winding roads and anonymous houses show us the scenery and environment of the life that Millet so loved and hoped to preserve. Image caption: Woman Drawing Water from a Well, c. 1848-49, Black conte crayon on paper, 11 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches

Dot Dot Dot: Pointillism and Beyond 1885-2018

November 2, 2021 - December 10, 2021
Bringing together late 19th century French works by artists in Seurat’s circle together with the work of later artists such as Pierre Bonnard, Roy Lichtenstein, Terry Winters, and Barry LeVa to show how the lessons of Pointillism were carried forward in so many important ways. Image: details of Roy Lichtenstein, Modern Print, 1971, courtesy Susan Sheehan Gallery and Hippolyte Petitjean, Landscape of Sean and Cliffs, private collection.

Auguste Herbin, David Smith, George Segal

Wall Paper III

July 14, 2021 - July 30, 2021
For its third in a series of summer shows Wall Paper Jill Newhouse Gallery presents a selection of mid-century works by August Herbin, George Segal and David Smith.

Pierre Bonnard, Paul Cezanne, Jean Francois Millet, Henri Le Sidaner, Auguste Rodin, Ker Xavier Roussel, Edouard Vuillard and others.

Master Drawings New York at Jill Newhouse Gallery

January 23, 2020 - February 1, 2020
Jill Newhouse is pleased to participate in Master Drawings New York 2020. The gallery will present a selection of important drawings and works on paper by 20c masters, including Pierre Bonnard, Paul Cezanne, Jean Francois Millet, Henri Le Sidaner, Auguste Rodin, Ker Xavier Roussel, Edouard Vuillard. Established in 2006 and co-founded by Margot Gordon and Crispian Riley-Smith, Masters Drawings New York (MDNY) is the pre-eminent event for exhibiting and celebrating old master through contemporary drawings in the United States. Dealers from the United States and Europe showcase their highest quality drawings in galleries along Madison Avenue on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Scheduled for the last week of January, the event coincides with the major Old Master auctions and scholarly events focused on drawings. It is a week dedicated to historic art, where collectors, scholars, museum curators and dealers travel to New York from around the world to view artwork and participate in the events around the city.

Master Drawings New York

January 20, 2020 - February 28, 2020

Works on Paper and Small Oils from the Louis-Dreyfus Family Collections

May 2, 2019 - May 24, 2019

The Drawings of Eugène Delacroix

October 16, 2018 - November 20, 2018

Pierre Bonnard


February 27, 2018 - March 16, 2018

Auguste Rodin

5 Sculptures Of Hands

January 26, 2018 - February 16, 2018