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18 East 81st Street
New York, NY 10028
212 535 3940
The Robert Elkon Gallery opened with its first exhibition in 1961, under the ownership and directorship of Robert Elkon.  Mr. Elkon was born in Belgium, but moved to New York City at the beginning of the Second World War, and made New York his home from that time forth, continuing to always keep his communication with Europe alive and well.

The gallery was an immediate success and in 1962 was one of the founding members of the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA).  The gallery also exhibited at the first Basel Art Fair (organized by Ernst Beyeler) in 1970.

In the two decades preceding his untimely death in 1983, Mr. Elkon represented a wide array of prominent artists including Agnes Martin, Sam Francis, John McCracken, John Wesley and William Tucker. The gallery also presented two Modern Masters exhibitions each year, including works by such world-class artists as Matisse, Dubuffet, Pollock, Rothko, Miró, Balthus, Giacometti and Magritte.  During these two decades important works were placed in prestigious private collections and major museums worldwide. 

After the death of her husband in 1983, Dorothea McKenna Elkon continued the gallery (as The Elkon Gallery), in the spirit of the gallery’s earlier heritage. 

During the past three decades, the gallery has presented a continual program of important exhibitions: Dubuffet, Max Ernst, Sam Francis, Françoise Gilot, Matisse/Balthus, John McCracken, John Wesley and Tàpies supplemented with a continuation of the Modern Masters exhibitions initiated by the gallery in its earlier incarnation.

At the present time, the gallery is integrating the presentation of living artists with the previous generation of Modern Masters and continues to work closely with private collectors and museums alike. 
Artists Represented:
Vicky Colombet
Lluís LLeó
Matteo Montani
Françoise Gilot
Works Available By:
Fernando Botero
Alexander Calder 
Vicky Colombet
Tony Delap 
Paul Delvaux 
Jean Dubuffet 
Friedel Dzubas 
Max Ernst 
Sam Francis 
Alberto Giacometti 
Françoise Gilot 
Wifredo Lam 
Fernand Léger 
Roy Lichtenstein 
Lluís Lleó 
Baltasar Lobo 
René Magritte 
Agnes Martin 
Henri Matisse 
Roberto Matta 
John McCracken 
Joan Miró 
Claude Monet 
Matteo Montani
Robert Motherwell 
Jean Pierre Pericaud
Pablo Picasso 
Mark Rothko 
Yves Tanguy 
Antoni Tàpies 
John Wesley 


John Wesley, Horses and Clouds
Installation view of Vicky Colombet: New Paintings (Sunset / Sunrise)
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Past Exhibitions

John Wesley

October 16, 2023 - January 26, 2024
Paintings and works on paper focusing on the late 1960s to the early 1990s

Matteo Montani

Matteo Montani: New Works

February 2, 2023 - March 17, 2023

Vicky Colombet, Tony DeLap, Friedel Dzubas, Shirazeh Houshiary, Lluis Lleo, Agnes Martin, John McCracken, Matteo Montani and Robert Rauschenberg

Abstraction: From 1960 to NOW

February 5, 2020 - March 27, 2020

Françoise Gilot

Françoise Gilot RED: Paintings from the 1950's to the Present

October 24, 2019 - January 31, 2020

La Femme II

April 11, 2019 - May 31, 2019

Vicky Colombet

Paintings from 2007 - 2018

October 18, 2018 - December 21, 2018

Lluis Lleo

New Paintings and Works on Paper

April 12, 2018 - August 10, 2018