Fred R. Kline Gallery
Santa Fe, New Mexico


Directors:  Fred R. Kline, Jann A. Kline

Gallery Statement:

Fred R. Kline Gallery, owned and directed by Fred and Jann Kline, was established in 1979 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The gallery is focused primarily on American and European paintings, drawings, and sculpture, 19th-20th centuries. Within American art we emphasize historically important artists of the western United States, with a special focus on 19th c. and early 20th c. New Mexico, Texas, and California. European old masters, 15th-18th centuries, particularly paintings and drawings, are always selectively represented in our inventory, as is the art of Spanish Colonial Mexico, 16th-19th centuries. A small group of compelling and talented contemporary artists complete the gallery’s mix.

The gallery’s approach is scholarly, rather than commercial, with an emphasis on connoisseurship, art historical importance, aesthetic quality and, not least, research and development. We are generalist art historians and our interest and expertise is wide ranging; therefore, we remain open and delighted by works of high quality from diverse periods of art history.

Many notable discoveries have resulted from our investigations over the last 26 years. The gallery’s research department, Kline Art Research Associates, specializes in art authentication projects for unidentified and misidentified works. We endeavor to answer questions like “Who did it? Is it authentic?” Consultation with a worldwide network of scholar associates is a standard research practice. And our appraisal division looks into the question “What is it worth?”

Museums, public institutions, and corporations which have acquired works of art from Fred R. Kline Gallery include: J. Paul Getty Museum; Pierpont Morgan Library; Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Kansas City Art Institute; Eiteljorg Museum; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and Design; San Antonio Museum of Art; Snite Museum; El Paso Museum of Art; Southwest Museum of Art; Museum of Spanish Colonial Art; Knights of Columbus Museum; Leeds Museum; Torch Energy; Museum of Fine Art, Houston; Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe; Gulf Canada; Houston Oil Producing Enterprises; Roswell Museum; Santa Fe Art Institute; Lehman Loeb Art Center; Clark Art Institute. Many noted private collections are also numbered among the clients of Fred R. Kline Gallery.


Specialties:

Old Masters and 19th & 20th century--Paintings & Drawings. Spanish Colonial Paintings & Sculpture. American Regional Paintings & Drawings, 18th-20th century. Rare Works of Art.


Services:

Our research arm, Kline Art Research Associates (est. 1979), specializes in art attribution/authentication projects for unidentified paintings, drawings and sculpture, 16th-20th centuries. Many notable discoveries have resulted from our investigations. Additionally, we offer notarized appraisal documents for fine art, for purposes of insurance and donation, as well as estate valuation.

Fred R. Kline Gallery
POB 8114       Santa Fe, NM 87504
Tel: 505-988-1103  
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