All About Us

Our mission is to be your first and best source for acquiring Fine Art Masterworks from the 16th century through contemporary artists, and to provide the best fine art documentation and historical descriptions of over 500 works of fine art in our inventory.

our-galleryOur art gallery Established since 1973 in San Francisco’s East Bay, Masterworks Fine Art services private collectors, dealers, and museums all over the world. Known internationally for our specialization in 16th to 20th Century Masters, an important aspect of our continued success is that our clients are treated as family with full access to Masterworks market expertise, curatorial knowledge, and excellent staff service.

At our gallery you will be dealing personally with the directors, along with having the support of our trained curatorial staff. This allows us the ability to offer our clients the best value and service as there are no extra overhead costs and no commissioned salesman.

Featuring over 200 works on display in our gallery, we host private viewings and special events, taking pride in being one of the most extensive and diverse art galleries in the world. With a wide range of masters, styles, and mediums our exceptional gallery of international artists include Agam, Appel, Braque, Brueghel the Elder, Chagall, Degas, Durer, Leger, Matisse, Miro, Monet, Picasso, Rembrandt, Renoir, Rouault, Toulouse-Lautrec, Vlaminck, Warhol, van Dyck, Vasarely and Yvaral. All artworks are cataloged by our gallery’s in-house curatorial team and come with a Masterworks Fine Art Certificate of Authenticity.

Our collection is built on a wide range in the artists’ oeuvre, emphasizing not only rarity, demand, and ultimate sale-ability but also potential appreciation, historical context, and personal insight. Through such diverse offerings and full access, we strive to enhance the collecting experience of every collector, emerging or practiced, and look forward to establishing a personal and professional relationship with you that lasts a lifetime.

Meet Our Team!

polaroid-heelsAlex Adelman, Founder

Robert Ubillus Adelman, Director

Sheryl McMahan, Curatorial Registrar

Chelsea Troper, Curatorial Assistant

Ashley Hayes, Director of Outreach and Education

Irma Adelman, Consultant

Andy Yu, Master Framer of Image Design and Framing

Our Credentials

Stellar rating of A+ with Better Business Bureau

Stellar rating of 1,000+ positive reviews on eBay

Member of International Fine Art Appraisers Association for over 10 years

Stellar rating with First Data global payment processing company for over 10 years

We’ve been fine art collectors and dealers for over 30 years, and have sold 4,000+ works to happy clients in over 25 countries

We’ve been in business since 1973, and online since 1993, the dark ages of e-commerce!

We are happy to supply additional business and personal references upon request.


Reviews and Testimonials

Thank you for your good service – we love the “Green Exile” and look forward to future interactions.


Just received the Picasso from the Vollard Suite!! My expectations were exceeded by the piece. It really looks much better in person and I am truly thankful for you accurate description of the work.

Because of this experience, I will consider your gallery first when I search for any future interests!

Very pleased

The magic flute is awesome – it’s definitely an exciting addition to my collection!

The documentation arrived today. It is excellent. Thank you very much.


Dear Alex,
Warhol arrived today. It is fantastic. I am so pleased. Thanks again.

Thank you for everything! I love all that I purchased and trust uou the most of all the Art Brokers I have worked with.

Thank you for the Rodin and the Cezanne.I love them Hopefully I could return the favor someday. And thank you for the certificate as well. I will be checking back almost every day…

Wow – even lovelier than the photos ! And documentation great – and the USB a really nice touch too. Extremely happy. Love it.

The Miro arrived and it is every bit as terrific as you said. Thanks again for making high quality work available!!

Recieved the shipment today and can’t tell you how pleased I am with both pieces! Excellent packing and documentation!! I will certainly keep you in mind for other purchases and will recommend you to friends as well.

Best regards,

Dear Alex,
The prints were delivered by FEDEX this morning. They are really wonderful.I am proud to own them.

With best regards

I have received the Renoir this morning. Thank you so much, it is really “magnifique”….

Dear Robert,

You are fantastic. Thanks for the “Guernica”, it is beautiful.


Just wanted to let you know that the Picasso lithograph came through perfectly (arrived a day early) and I got it hung this afternoon (had to track down a heavy duty picture hook at the local frame shop). It looks fabulous. Truly wonderful. My wife and I keep staring at it and smiling. Which is how it should be.

Thanks, again. And if you ever see another fabulously colorful, signed Vlaminck print like that one you sold a few months back, we’ll be happy to take it off your hands.

I received the two pieces on Friday. They are hung and look great. Karen and I look forward to purchasing future items from you.

Thanks –

Dear Alex,
They arrived! Everything is so much more beautiful than how it appears on the photographs. Le Nis Vert is especially gorgeous and the Leger looks wonderful – really wonderful. The colours in Still Life with Apples only come alive in the flesh… my father and I just sat and enjoyed the pictures for a couple of hours in absolute delight. Tomorrow I’ll hang them.

My kindest wishes to you and all those at Masterworks Fine Art who were so kind and helpful,

I picked it up this morning, was able to see the piece and all is well. Kimiko is lovely! Thanks again for keeping on this with me. I’m hoping and confident we will do more business in the future.

Dear Robert:

Thank you very much and I received the painting Miró, arrived in perfect condition, was a pleasure dealing with you, greetings.


The Fernand Leger arrived this morning via FedEx. It is indeed in excellent condition and a pleasure doing business with you, thank you for everything. We look forward to enjoying it.

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Shipping Informatoin

Custom Packing and Insured Shipping
Expert custom packaging and insured shipping guarantees the safety of your work and the security of your investment while in transit.
We typically ship using FedEx, as they assume full insurance for door-to-door transit of your artwork. We charge actual shipping and insurance costs, plus the cost of the packing materials. We never charge a handling fee. Feel free to contact us for shipping quotes. Should you opt to use a shipper other than FedEx, we ask that you please notify us prior to shipping. Please note: shipments to California residents are subject to local sales tax.

Masterworks Fine Art Gallery schedules shipping for our clients. Works can be shipped via FedEx Ground (3-5 business days), 3-Day, 2-Day, Standard Overnight or Priority Overnight shipping. Purchases typically ship within 3 days of payment clearance. We ship daily, Monday – Friday. Special delivery arrangements can be made, if needed.


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