In 1879, New York industrialist and oil tycoon, Henry Flagler, visited Florida and envisioned the creation of an American Riviera. It was the right time, and the right place, and had he the right friends…like John D. Rockefeller and Julia Tuttle.
Henry Flagler built the Palm Beach Inn (which was renamed the The Breakers in 1901) while he worked on extending what became the Florida East Coast Railway, to give visitors access to Palm Beach. He built Whitehall, a 75-room, 100,00 square foot residence as his Palm Beach winter retreat. Whitehall has been preserved as the Flagler Museum, a National Historic Landmark, with year-round tours.
Flagler’s vision of an American Riviera became a reality, and has grown into a magnificent place to live and vacation for Americans and world travelers. The growth brought the need for goods and services and gave rise to upscale commerce.
The art galleries along Worth Avenue are nestled between restaurants, cafes, and fabulous boutiques.
The John H. Surovek gallery specializes in American paintings, drawings, watercolors and prints of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. In the gallery’s thirty year history, many significant and important works of art have been either acquired, or placed with us for research and valuation. The acquisition and sale of American works of art is our foremost goal; it is what we love to do, and do well. America’s most distinguished collectors and museums have come to associate the Surovek Gallery with scholarship and experience.
We serve on occasion as guest curator, visiting lecturer and offer expert services in appraising a single work, or an entire collection. We also offer advice on conservation and framing. The Surovek Gallery has represented the estate of Robert Henri, and currently represents the estates of William Glackens and Anthony Thieme. Member: Appraisers Association of America, 25 year member.
The Galeria of Sculpture
The Galeria of Sculpture was established in 1977. The Galeria showcases museum quality art glass Contemporary American and European.
The selection includes art glass accessories, sculptures and glass furniture. The gallery also supports emerging glass artists and glass blowers.
DTR Modern Galleries
DTR Modern Galleries specializes in works by Modern and Contemporary master artists such as: Basquiat, Botero, Chagall, Dali, Dine, Devine, Flore, Haring, Hirst, Katz, Lagemann, Lichtenstein, Longo, Matisse, Miro, Murakami, Picasso, Quinn, Slonem, Warhol, Wesselmann.
DTR Modern also has locations in Boston, New York and Washington D.C.
The Galleries provide in-home consultations, private exhibition previews and professional art installation.
Gallerie Y is the newest gallery on Worth Avenue, currently focusing on the works of artist Lawrence Weidel. Magnum Opus: The Lifeworks Collection is a collection of the artist’s paintings and fine art photography.
Palm Beach Art Galleries
The elegance and variety of galleries, shops and restaurants along Worth Avenue and the surrounding streets and lanes, gives visitors a feeling of old world elegance. Please stop by Surovek Gallery, or call if you would like more information about the art galleries of Palm Beach.