SmithDavidson Gallery exhibits a dynamic range of leading modern and contemporary art in various mediums. The present gallery’s mission is to acquire and present the work of significant artists whose work has either defined or is expanding the parameters of the visual arts.
Founded in 1969 in The Hague, Netherlands, the gallery was originally named Leslie Smith Gallery after its American owner. Leslie Smith was a leading specialist and the preeminent source for 19th century Dutch painting throughout the 1970s and 1980s. The genre became acknowledged as “The Second Golden Age of Dutch Art” after Smith coined the term while collaborating on an exhibition of the same name at the Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem in 1986.
Leslie Smith’s son David Smith assumed control in 1990 and the gallery then began to shift its focus towards 20th Century Modern and Contemporary Art. Starting in 2007 his wife Gabriëlle Davidson, then a successful lawyer, became increasingly involved in the gallery’s daily operations, finally becoming a partner in the business in 2015. Reflecting this evolution, the gallery moved to Amsterdam in 2007 and later adopted the name SmithDavidson Gallery. A second location was opened in Miami In 2016, after having exhibited at Art Miami fair for over a decade and in order to have a permanent presence in the city’s international art scene.
SmithDavidson Gallery has also become known for its collection of high end Modern and Contemporary Australian Aboriginal painting. This field is a specialty of David (Smith) and Gabrielle (Davidson) and they have, over the last decade, built an important private collection of the same genre. After first encountering this unique art movement during a trip to Australia in 2006 they started collecting and a year later Simon Levie, the former-director of the Rijksmuseum, opened their first Aboriginal Art exhibition in the new Amsterdam Gallery. SmithDavidson has become a leading resource ever since.
SmithDavidson Gallery enjoys an esteemed international reputation and clientele that includes several important private, corporate, and public collections. The gallery has two permanent locations. One in Amsterdam on the Prinsengracht 570 and one in Miami at Ironside, 7580 NE 4th Court. Besides featuring a program of rotating solo or thematic group shows, the gallery also exhibits at several prominent international art fairs that include TEFAF Maastricht, Art Miami, and Zona Maco, Mexico City.
With over four decades of experience in the curating, exhibiting, purchasing, and selling of artwork, we also provide the following services to our clients:
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From left to right; Gabrielle Davidson, David Smith and Paul Geerlings.