Herve Aaron, President
Alan Salz, Director and Head of Paintings and Drawings
Nancy Druckman, Director of Antiques
The Didier Aaron Gallery opened in 1923 and today offers its clients one of the world's most beautiful collections of works of art. The gallery is also host to one of the biggest collections, with close to 500 works on permanent display.
The collection brings together furniture, paintings, drawings and art objects from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, at a time when the greatest names in the fine arts world rubbed shoulders with the cabinetmaker masters in an ambiance of eclecticism and 'exactingness' on which the reputation of the gallery has been built for the past 80 years. You are able to acquire works by Fragonard, Boulle, Oeben or objects from Sèvres.
The Didier Aaron Gallery operates via three galleries in Paris, New York and London. In 2007 the Gallery created an international web site, www.didieraaron.com, which presents a selection of works from the collection.
Split into a number of departments, "furniture and objects", "paintings" and "cabinet of drawings", the Didier Aaron Gallery offers exceptional expertise in the field of works of art. This saw, for example, the Gallery acting on one of the most significant transactions ever achieved for an old master: a painting by Titian acquired for over US$50 million by the J. Paul Getty Museum in the USA.
The Didier Aaron Gallery caters to an international clientele of individuals, collectors, renowned decorators and conservationists from the major museums such as New York's Metropolitan Museum, the Victoria & Albert Museum and the National Gallery in London, the Louvre in Paris, and Tokyo's Museum of Western Art. Other clients are the numerous French and American regional museums.
THE 20s AND 30s: THE BIRTH OF A GALLERY
Aaron is founded by Jeanne Aaron, mother of Didier Aaron and grandmother to Hervé Aaron, the current president of the Didier Aaron & Cie gallery.
Initially located at 24 Avenue Montaigne, Paris and then in nearby Avenue Franklin Roosevelt, the company originally traded as Sin France, a reference to the decorative art imported from China. Sin France specialised early on in the sale of exceptional French period furniture.
Jeanne Aaron develops her activity in France, working with Mr. d'Oction de Ruffé, President of the French Club in Shanghai and a lawyer in Shanghai, who sends her fine art from the Far East.
THE POST WAR YEARS: AN EXPRESSION OF A CERTAIN FRENCH TASTE
Immediately after the war, Jeanne Aaron's son Didier Aaron takes over the development of the family-run company.
Didier Aaron takes on the management of the company and trades under the name Didier Aaron et Cie. The company relocates to larger premises at 32 rue Boissière, Paris.
Didier Aaron focuses primarily on period French furniture and 18th century fine art while enriching his collection of Asian fine art.
Prospective buyers already greet his paintings by the French masters with enthusiasm.
It is at this point in time that Didier Aaron decides to extend his decorative arts activities by entering into a partnership with Alain Demachy.
Jacques Grange joins the company. In 1984 he replaces the departing Alain Demachy and teams up with Didier Aaron for a number of prestigious events in both the public and private e-domain.
The company expands and moves to 32 avenue Raymond Poincaré, Paris.
THE 70s AND 80s: THE BUSINESS GETS AN INTERNATIONAL FLAVOR
Hervé Aaron gives Aaron an international dimension by founding Didier Aaron Inc, located on 67th Street, New York, between Park Avenue and Madison. He also creates the American branch of the Comité Colbert (association of French luxury houses). As a director of the Comité Colbert, he helps to organise, in 1989, the '200 years of decorative arts in France' exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt Museum. The mid-70s also sees Didier Aaron beginning to bring together historic drawings, urged on by his sons Olivier and Hervé.
Didier Aaron Ltd. is founded in London's St. James quarter. The Aaron gallery is now present in each of the world's three major art capitals.
In parallel, the Didier Aaron gallery enriches its collections of paintings by the French masters which are on display in the three galleries in New York, London and Paris.
The company moves to its new Parisian home, the Hôtel d'Harcourt, a former private mansion in the 'golden triangle' at 118 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. Not far from the Elysée Palace, the location offers a vast space in which to present its art collection.
RECENT TIMES: RENEWED LINKS WITH THE ORIGINAL ECLECTIC TASTE
Hervé Aaron succeeds his father at the head of Didier Aaron et Cie. Alan Salz takes over the management of the New York subsidiary.
Hervé Aaron expands the gallery's offering to include exquisite 19th century works of art.
Didier Aaron gallery stages its first exhibition as an art dealer at the prestigious Tetaf art fair in Maastricht.
Hervé Aaron becomes president of the organisation behind the Salon du Dessin, the world's leading annual drawings exhibition, whose home is the Paris Stock Exchange.
Didier Aaron Gallery takes part in one of the biggest sales of historic paintings, Titian's portrait of Alfonso d'Avalos, acquired by the J. Paul Getty Museum for more than 50 million dollars.
The launch of the website at www.didieraaron.com gives access to the largest online catalogue of works of art from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries
THE GALLERY'S ACTIVITIES
With galleries in the world's three major art capitals (Paris, New York, London) and an international web site www.didieraaron.com, the Didier Aaron gallery offers one of the largest displays of works of art ever created. Some 500 works are on permanent display.
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18th and 19th century European Furniture and Works of Art; Old Master and 19th century Paintings and Drawings; Interior Design.
Also at 15 Clifford St., London W1S 4JY and 118, rue Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris.
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