The Visionary Eye of Allan Stone

Allan Stone; Allan Stone Gallery, New York, c. 1975. Images courtesy of the Allan Stone Collection


Founded in 1960 by art dealer Allan Stone (1932–2006), the New York gallery known today as Allan Stone Projects has been admired for over half a century. Celebrated for its eclectic approach and early advocacy of pivotal artists of the 20th century, Allan Stone Gallery was a leading authority on Abstract Expressionism, the New York dealer for Wayne Thiebaud for over forty years, and showed the works of Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, Arshile Gorky, Joseph Cornell, John Graham and John Chamberlain. Stone also promoted the work of a younger generation of artists that were in conversation with other artists in his collection, working in the mediums of assemblage, collage and new modes of abstraction. In addition to modern masterworks and contemporary art, Allan Stone also collected and exhibited international folk art, Americana and important decorative arts and industrial design.

Stewart Paley b. 1940

Stewart Paley was born in New York in 1940. He studied art at the High School of Music and Art in New York and the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh and moved to Vancouver in 1972. His work has been exhibited throughout New York and Canada, at galleries such as Third Avenue Gallery, Vancouver, Richmond Art Gallery, British Columbia, Queen Elizabeth Playhouse, Vancouver and Allan Stone Gallery, New York, among others. Paley is the two-time recipient of the British Columbia Arts Council award, and a three-time grant recipient from the Canada Council. The artist lives and works in Vancouver.

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