Established in 1982 by French art expert, collector, and auctioneer Pierre Dumonteil and his wife Dothi, Galerie Dumonteil specialises in interwar-period French modern art and contemporary art, with expertise in figurative sculpture.Read More
Operating gallery spaces in Paris and Shanghai. Galerie Dumonteil has an international reputation for presenting examples of Art Deco and works with animal and nature themes. From the outset, Galerie Pierre Dumonteil’s Paris gallery—the first iteration and current headquarters—has focused on preserving the spirit of the interwar period for the benefit of an international audience.
For more than three decades Galerie Dumonteil has collected and presented Art Deco artifacts and artworks by French artists from the period. It has brought attention to the work of key 20th-century figurative artists such as Rembrandt Bugatti, Diego Giacometti, and François Pompon.
Since the early 1990s, Galerie Dumonteil has also been presenting the work of contemporary artists, particularly those working with animal and natural themes, such as Daniel Daviau and Eric Pillot. As the gallery has expanded out from its base in Paris, now located on Rue de l'Université on the Left Bank in the culturally rich 7th arrondissement, it has brought these works to a wider international audience.
In 2008 Galerie Dumonteil extended its reach to the Asian art scene, establishing a gallery space in Shanghai’s high-end Xuhui District. Through its Shanghai branch the gallery has introduced European modern and contemporary artists to an Asian audience while also engaging with key Asian artists such as Wang Keping and Le Trieu Dien.
Galerie Dumonteil Artists
With its focus on 20th-century modernism, particularly Art Deco artists, Galerie Dumonteil represents several significant French artists’ estates. These include early-20th-century modern figurative sculptors Charles Artus, Georges-Lucien Guyot, Marcel Derny, and Georges Coulon, as well as Modern painter of natural subjects Camille Roche. The gallery presents the work of several other influential 20th-century modernists working between the 1930s and 1970s, including Pablo Picasso, André Maire, Joseph Csaky, and Paul Jouve.
The gallery’s roster also includes contemporary artists, many of whom, in subject and style, may be seen as successors of the 20th -century artists they exhibit alongside. This includes established artists such as Jean-Marie Fiori, Mia Fonssagrives Solow, and Hubert Le Gall, as well as more emerging artists like Tess Dumon, Ugo Schildge, and Henk van Rensbergen. Each artist engages in their own way with natural themes, whether figurative representations of animals and plants, or more abstract patterns found also in natural objects.
Not limiting its scope to European and American art, the gallery also represents established and emerging artists from China, such as Wang Keping, Weng Jijun, and Yu Nisky.
Galerie Dumonteil Art Fairs and Exhibitions
Further solidifying its international presence, Galerie Dumonteil participates in major international art fairs across the globe. These include PAD London and Paris; West Bund Art & Design, Shanghai; ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair; PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai and San Francisco; JINGART, Beijing; Fine Art Asia, Hong Kong; Guardian Fine Art Asia, Beijing; and La Biennale Paris.
As an avid collector of porcelain himself, Pierre Dumonteil has played an instrumental role in forming an ongoing relationship between Galerie Dumonteil and Manufacture de Sèvres. Helping to promote in Asia the artistic output of the historic porcelain manufacturers-turned-nationally significant French art institution, Galerie Dumonteil assisted in the presentation of Three Centuries of Elegance: Manufacture de Sèvres 1740–2015. The exhibition, held in Chengdu in 2015, explored the institution’s long history of porcelain art production.
Galerie Dumonteil is also a member of other prestigious French institutions, including Carré Rive Gauche, Compagnie Nationale des Experts, Comité professionnel des Galeries d’Art, and the Syndicat National des Antiquaires.