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

Hello Alex…”pour Bella” continues to enrich my life. Thank you. And I enjoy visiting Masterworks for the pure education of it. Sooner than later I’ll be buying from you again.

Got the lithos on Saturday. They are beautiful. I have filled the holes in the walls for now within affordable limits, but if you come across either a Lichtenstein or DeChirico you think I would like, by all means email or call. Thanks again. PS. My wife told me to tell you that her mother’s maiden name was Adelman. She grew up in Hartford and wonders if you might be any distant relation.

Received in perfect condition and looking great. Now my only problem is deciding where to hang it. A pleasure doing business with you.

The Renoir lithograph of Ambroise Vollard, by the way, is wonderful and in pride of place in my study!

I received my Isabelle-Claire-Eugenie today and I am thrilled with the purchase.

Thank you for the lovely frame. The added goodies were a welcomed treat as well.

Just wanted to let you know that [the work of art] arrived today and it looks stunning. We are absolutely thrilled with it, thank you.

The framing is superb, and we also appreciated the details – the documentation, pen and memory stick. A lovely touch.

I’ll continue watching your website for other works of interest, and look forward to dealing with you again one day soon.

Dear Alex… enjoyed your piece on the economy. I’m now formally in the Docent program at [the museum]. Your art terminology section is outstanding… I carry a copy of it with me, and have urged other new docents to visit your web sight for some art education.

Just wanted to tell you that your Braque etching (The Boat) arrived here safely in Maryland yesterday. Thank you– it is a real treasure. Nice packing job, by the way. And thanks again for putting up the lovely website. I’ll be watching (especially the Miro collections ca. 1952 and 1974), and I hope to get back to you someday before too long. Best wishes for a season of lasting peace and a prosperous new year.

Alex and Tara,

JUST ARRIVED!!!! In perfect condition and the Chagall especially is superb. Picasso excellent too…. Thank you so much Alex…….

Hope to make additional acquisitions in the future!!!!!
Warm Regards,

Just a quick note to let you know the Calder has arrived safe and sound. I love it……amazing……it is always a pleasure to deal with you. Thanks so much have a terrific day….

The Renoir made it to Brazil! It is very very nice, I loved it! Thank you so much for your kind attention, you’ve certainly got another satisfied customer.

The painting is now safely hanging on our wall with the nails and hooks you kindly provided. Fedex didnt inform me that the painting had arrived and there were some holes and rips on the packaging, but luckily the soft shell was untouched and the painting itself safe.

Thank you for your kind and excellent service. It was a pleasure doing business with you.

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…

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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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