Sanford Alderfer Companies, Hatfield, Pennsylvania, has expanded its fine art division and has added to the staff Paul Gratz, owner and head conservator of the Gratz Gallery & Conservation Studio, located in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
Gratz said in a statement, “Over the years Alderfer’s has set records for many New Hope school artists and Pennsylvania art and antiques. They excel at auction in the areas of American art and fine art and collectibles. I have worked with them for many years and now look forward to helping them build and expand their fine art department.”
Gratz Gallery specializes in 19th- and 20th-century American paintings, specifically those by artists of the New Hope school, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Philadelphia Ten.
Gratz was a founding member of the Society of Gilders. The Gratz Gallery has sold to and represented many museums throughout the United States. The gallery has also supported and assisted in many exhibitions and shows by other galleries and museums. The Conservation Studio has specialized in the conservation of oil paintings and gilt frames for more than 30 years.
“We have known Paul for quite a few years, and we are pleased he is joining us in the capacity of sales associate. His integrity and love for the industry brings great value to both our clients and our customers,” said Sandy Alderfer.
For more information, call (215) 393-3000.
Originally published in the March 2014 issue of Maine Antique Digest. © 2014 Maine Antique Digest