Driscoll Babcock Galleries, founded in 1852 by John Snedecor, is the oldest gallery in New York City, and the nation’s oldest gallery, which from its inception, has focused on American art. The gallery represents contemporary and historic artists who have proven instrumental in extending visual and aesthetic culture, and whose creative visions have resonance and pertinence well beyond the time and place they were created.
During John Driscoll's tenure, the gallery has helped to secure numerous prized works for major private collectors and dozens of museums across the country. In 2012, the gallery celebrated its 160th anniversary and moved to an expanded, newly designed ground floor space in the heart of Chelsea. Accompanying the gallery's new location is a growing stable of internationally recognized contemporary artists and an enhanced selection of important masters from the past.
We look forward to welcoming you to the gallery and continuing the dialogue about great art and artists.