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
rob@masterworksfineart.com

Sheryl McMahan, Curatorial Registrar
sheryl@masterworksfineart.com

Chelsea Troper, Curatorial Assistant
chelsea@masterworksfineart.com

Ashley Hayes, Director of Outreach and Education
ashley@masterworksfineart.com

Irma Adelman, Consultant
irma@masterworksfineart.com

Andy Yu, Master Framer of Image Design and Framing
framing@masterworksfineart.com

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.

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Reviews and Testimonials

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

Rodrigo,

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

We opened and hung the Picasso and Chagall last night. My mind is boggled. To live with art such as this is humbling. Many thanks to you and your wonderful team for making this experience so smooth and pleasurable.

Warm Regards,

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you but I have been away. The Owl Vase arrived and it is beautiful…..many thanks.

Alex & Ashley,
Just a quick note to confirm we received the artwork yesterday. Thank you for the provenance documentation & for packaging it so thoroughly.

The Calder looks vibrant and fantastic. The family enjoy it gracing one of our walls in the living room.

Thank you again and we look forward to keeping abreast of other wonderful artwork opportunities.
Best Regards,

The Calder print arrived today. It looks spectacular. We appreciate the sale and prompt service.

Everything arrived as promised. Words cannot express my feelings for this piece and your teams safe handling of it.

Thanks again.

The Dove Subject has arrive and is great. My wife and I will enjoy it for years.

Thank you for the great service you provided to me on this. The framing, matting, look great, as does the litho. I am very happy with everything you did.

Regards,

Alex,
The Rembrandt arrived looking as beautiful as described and went immediately up on the wall.
Thanks for the great price. It has made my hollday just a little brighter considering the circumstances.
Again thanks!

I received the prints in perfect condition, thank you so much for all your help.

Just to let you know that the plate has arrived safe and sound.

I am so impressed by the black framing – it looks amazing!

Please send my very best regards to the guys. Cheerio

The Picasso arrived safe and sound. We are thrilled to have it. Thank you for the great framing job. Your choice was perfect. Thank you once again for your excellent service.

Kind regards,

I love the Moore (I actually don’t even want to live without it…). I regret not to have bought the Giacometti. Overall I think you have a wonderful selection of art and in addition this incredible sense how to present the pieces to make them “Stars”. I don’t no any other art dealer, who consistently brings out the best of every single piece you sell..

May Milton has arrived back in Europe in good order and has been hung in the appropriate place.

Thank you and your team very much for all your help. Very much appreciated.

“Song of Songs” arrived, looks great. Thank you.

I love the art works! And your packing, shipping and service, the whole package is very professional! Im glad that i found your website. And I think I will highly possible to buy more art pieces from you in the future.

Thank you for the great service you provided to me on this. The framing, matting, look great, as does the litho. I am very happy with everything you did.

Regards,

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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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