David Tunick, Inc. was founded in 1966. We specialize in fine prints and drawings from the 15th to the mid-20th century. Our gallery is housed in an elegant townhouse on the Upper East Side, and we welcome visitors who are interested in works on paper by such masters as Rembrandt, Dürer, Goya, Fragonard, Matisse, Picasso and many others. We are a member of the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA), Chambre Syndicale de l’Estampe (Paris), the Confédération Internationale des Négociants en Oeuvres d’Art (CINOA), the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA), and The European Fine Arts Foundation (TEFAF).
Additionally, we participate in the ADAA Art Show, the TEFAF Maastricht Art Fair, and the IFPDA Print Fair on a yearly basis. We work with major museums and private collectors throughout the world, and our clients include such leading institutions as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, the Pierpont Morgan Library, the National Gallery of Art (Washington), Yale University Art Gallery, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Chicago Institute of Art, the British Museum, and the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Our inventory is extensive, and we welcome inquiries. In addition to buying and selling works on paper, we also provide cataloging, authentication, and appraisal services.
David P. Tunick – President
David Tunick has been buying and selling works of art on paper dating from the 15th century to classic 20th century since 1966. His firm’s clients include major collectors as well as museums such as the National Gallery (Washington), the Metropolitan Museum, the Rijksmuseum, the Getty Museum, the British Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Morgan Library and Museum, and the van Gogh Museum.
After earning a degree in art history from Williams College, he continued his studies at the Metropolitan Museum and Columbia University. He has taught undergraduate and graduate level courses on connoisseurship for Dartmouth College, Williams College/Clark Art Institute, and NYU's Institute of Fine Arts; he also delivers lectures to classes and museum groups. He has written many articles and catalogues and mounted exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad, focusing on artists such as Dürer, Rembrandt, Whistler, Munch and Picasso, and on French art of the 18th and 19th century.
Mr. Tunick was chosen as the first art dealer to serve on the board of the Art Museum Association of America and was vice president of the Art Dealers Association of America. He has served on the boards of many other arts groups and chaired a committee that advised the New York State Legislature in writing the first disclosure bill regulating the sale of prints. He is the longest serving member (23 years) of the I.R.S. Art Advisory Panel in Washington, which has oversight responsibility for the value of art donated to museums and in estates.
Mr. Tunick has a personal art collection independent of his business and lends to museum exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad. In addition to collecting art, his principal pastime is ocean sailing.
Elizabeth S. Tunick – Executive Administrator
Elizabeth S. Tunick is the gallery’s Executive Administrator. A graduate of the University of Michigan, she has a Master’s degree in Art History also from Michigan, finishing her course work at the New York University Institute of Fine Arts. She joined David Tunick, Inc. in 1971. In 1975 she received the J. Clawson Mills Fellowship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and worked for a year in the Department of Prints and Photographs, where she specialized in 17th century Dutch prints. She re-joined David Tunick, Inc. in 1976 and has continued her involvement in every area of the gallery’s activities.