Gratz Gallery & Conservation Studio is a full service fine art investment firm located in historic Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Our gallery specializes in 19th and 20th century American paintings, with an emphasis on the Pennsylvania Impressionists, the Philadelphia Ten and artists from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. We also provide fine art framing services for your treasured works of art. We offer a wide array of frames including hand-carved 22 karat gilded frames, as well as a selection of chop frames.
In addition to art investment we also run a Conservation Studio specializing in the treatment and stabilization of oil paintings, fine art frames and gilded objects. We have over thirty years of conservation experience and have worked with an array of museums, historical societies, universities, government institutions, churches and private collections.
The Gratz Gallery
In the summer of 2000, the Gratz family opened Gratz Gallery & Conservation Studio in New Hope, Pennsylvania beside the Delaware Canal. After nine successful years in New Hope, the Gallery moved to the heart of Historic Doylestown, Pennsylvania, where it operated for approximately five years; block away from the James A. Michener Art Museum. In the fall of 2014, a longtime dream was fulfilled when the Gallery and Conservation Studio finally began to operate side-by-side on a 10 acre farm outside of Doylestown. Today, clients are invited to explore our numerous exhibition spaces and observe fine art conservation, as it happens, in the Conservation Studio.
Paul Gratz, owner and head conservator of Gratz Gallery & Conservation Studio, has been buying, selling and conserving paintings for more than 35 years. Mr. Gratz's formal training began at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and was developed through various apprenticeships with some of the nation's most respected art conservators. While at the Academy, Mr. Gratz studied with Louis Sloane, Joseph Amarotico, and Arthur DeCosta. Paul was also fortunate to work alongside, Gustav Berger, a recognized conservation pioneer. Paul is considered an authority on work of the New Hope Circle of painters. Today, Paul leads a team of skilled conservators in the Conservation Studio, and continues to buy and sell premier examples of American paintings at the Gallery.
We look forward to welcoming you to our gallery and studio location, where we will be pleased to advise and serve you for all your fine art investment needs.