Open to the public March 18 – June 1, 2017.
Thursdays 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fridays 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturdays Noon – 5 p.m.
Richard Harris grew up in New York and graduated from Queens College with a degree in Economics and a strong background in art history. He started his career path at an art reproductions business selling copies of old master paintings to businesses.
His introduction to antique prints began as he worked for two dealers who bought and sold botanical prints and prints with birds and animals. From there he went out on his own, confident in his ability to create his own collections. His story is best told in his own words: “I have accumulated over 1500 objects exploring the related themes of death and mortality.”
Over the past 40 years he has created four distinct art collections that represent the four different ways of collecting. His first collection was antique illustrated books, a collection he formed while he searched Europe for antique prints for his print business. Running parallel to the book collection, he started collecting prints by Rembrandt, Picasso and Matisse.