About us

Adam Williams Fine Art opened in September 1998 on New York’s Upper East Side in close proximity to The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the preeminent collectors of Old Master Paintings in North America. The founding of Adam Williams Fine Art was the culmination of Mr. Williams’ lifetime of work as an art dealer. Adam began his career with Sotheby’s London in 1970, before working for Richard Green Fine Paintings from 1974- 1983. Adam then moved to New York to work with Newhouse Galleries from 1983 until the founding of his eponymous gallery in 1998.

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international recognition

The gallery deals in fine European Old Master paintings from the fourteenth to the mid nineteenth centuries, and has exhibited at Tefaf Maastricht, Tefaf New York, The Paris Biennale, The Winter Show, Masterpiece London and The Grosvenor House Art and Antiques Fair. Over the past 52 years Adam Williams has forged strong relationships with many great collectors, scholars, and museum curators in the United States, Canada and Europe and has sold many important Old Master paintings to the world’s great museums.

Notable sales


Founder & Director

Adam Williams was born in London in 1952, and began his career in the art world in 1971 at Sotheby’s London. In 1974 Adam began working for Richard Green Gallery where he managed the Old Master Painting department and gained experience organizing exhibitions, viewing auctions and buying and selling paintings for the gallery. In 1983 Adam moved to New York to work for the reputable Newhouse Galleries where he helped manage the gallery and was responsible for viewing auctions and making sales and acquisitions for the gallery. Following Clyde Newhouse’s death in 1986, ... Adam assumed the role of director of Newhouse galleries at the request of Clyde’s daughter. Adam was fully responsible for all gallery operations including acquisitions, sales and organizing exhibitions at the gallery as well as notable art fairs like the Paris Biennale, Tefaf Maastricht, Grosvenor House London, the International Art Fair New York and the Milan fair.



Patrick was born in 1988 and raised in Manhattan before attending College of Charleston. Throughout his time finishing his education he held several internships at restoration studios, galleries and Sotheby’s and Christie’s auction houses. Patrick began his career in the art world at Sotheby’s in 2011 where he served as Private Sale administrator for the Old Master Paintings department in New York. In September of 2015 Patrick joined Adam Williams Fine Art as Director, and has since sold works by Jean Baptiste-Greuze and Albrecht Bouts among others to institutions and collectors..

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