About Us

 
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David & Constance Yates are private dealers specializing in European sculpture, medals, drawings and oil sketches, from the late 18th century to the early 20th century. The Yates founded their business—located in the East 60s on Manhattan’s Upper East Side—in 1980. The gallery is open by appointment, which allows the Yates to do research, to acquire inventory and to visit clients, both private and institutional in the United States and Europe.  David & Constance Yates are also deeply committed to educating young collectors who are beginning to discover the pleasures derived from the knowledge and acquisition of works of art.

David & Constance Yates are members of CINOA (Conféderation Internationale des Négociants en Oeuvres d’Art), as well as PADA (The Private Art Dealers Association, USA), of which Constance Yates was a Vice President from 1994-1998. David & Constance Yates have exhibited at New York and international art fairs since 1984.  These include the NY Fine Print and Drawing Fair; Works on Paper, New York; The Salon du Dessin, Paris; The International Fine Art and Antique Dealers Show, New York; The International Fine Art Fair, New York; and they have regularly participated in TEFAF, Maastricht since 2008.   

During the course of their careers as private art dealers David & Constance Yates have been asked to present various lectures on 19th century sculpture and cast medals, an area of collecting in which they have a special interest.  They have spoken at the Detroit Institute of Art, the American Numismatic Society, the College Art Association, and Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, among others.

Over the years David & Constance Yates have helped build private collections of sculpture, oil sketches, drawings, medals and plaquettes, which formed the basis for museum exhibitions at the musée d’Orsay, Paris; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; The Frick Collection, New York; the High Museum of Art, Atlanta; the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh and the musée communal d’Ixelles, Brussels.  A sampling of the Yates’s museum clients include: the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Getty Center, Los Angeles; the Art Institute of Chicago; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; the Dallas Museum of Art; the Detroit Institute of Arts; the High Museum of Art, Atlanta; The Museum of Fine Arts Houston; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA; the Fogg Museum, Harvard University; the McNay Art Museum, San Antonio; the Princeton University Art Museum; the British Museum, London; The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam; the Musée d’Orsay, Paris; the Centraal Museum, Utrecht; The Nasher Collection, Dallas; the Zimmerli Museum, New Brunswick, NJ; The Snite Museum, South Bend, IN; and the Norton Museum, Palm Beach.