David Leonardis Gallery: Wicker Park
Chicago, IL 60622
At the height of the Recession in 1990 David Leonardis started collecting art. When he realized he wanted to collect more art than he could afford he got a job working at a gallery. Eight months later allied with Howard Finster, Chris Peldo, Glenn Wexler and Andy Kane he turned a few profitable art sales into a commitment to own and operate the David Leonardis Gallery. Fifteen years later the Wicker Park gallery is at the forefront of 21st century American Art. In September of 2006 DLG expanded to another location in the prestigious River North Gallery district in order to reach an even broader demographic of art lovers. DLG also carries 19th century French lithographs and 20th century Contemporary, Pop, Folk Art and Photography and focuses on making people and corporations happy by selling them art. The DLG features an "Instant art collection" group show yearly. DLG suggests that you buy one of each of all artists exhibited. Individuals and corporations find it easy to acquire a well rounded collection. The gallery also works with the artists and the clients to produce commissions and encourages people to take advantage of its Mastercard/VISA acceptance options or the DLG payment plan.