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Donald Ellis Gallery is an internationally renowned gallery in the field of historical Native American art

Founded in 1976, the gallery maintains a particular emphasis on the art of the Northwest Coast, Inuit, and Plains cultures. A recognized authority in the field, Donald Ellis has been instrumental in shaping institutional and private interest in Plains Ledger Art. The gallery’s inventory includes important historical works by Yup’ik, Navajo, Haida, Tlingit, and Tsimshian artists, as well as a small but significant collection of prehistoric ivories and contemporary Inuit art.

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Pre-Koniag Culture, Kodiak Island, Alaska, 500 BC - 200 AD, Uyak Lower Level

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Donald Ellis Gallery is widely considered the pre-eminent dealer in the field of historical Native American art. Founded in 1976, the gallery maintains a particular emphasis on the art of the Northwest Coast, Inuit and Plains cultures. 

Donald Ellis Gallery counts numerous prominent museums among its clients, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Louvre, Abu Dhabi; and The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.

Donald Ellis Gallery regularly exhibits at major international art fairs, including Frieze Masters, London; TEFAF New York; Frieze, New York;  The Armory Show, New York and TEFAF, Maastricht. The gallery also organizes exhibitions in collaboration with leading modern and contemporary/fine art galleries. 

For more information about the gallery please visit the About page.