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Howard Shaw Fine Art LLC / Hammer Galleries

Specializing in Impressionist and Modern Masters

Founded in 1928 by industrialist and philanthropist Dr. Armand Hammer, Hammer Galleries is among the oldest galleries in New York City. The gallery quickly rose to prominence when, in the early 1930s, it exhibited the world-famous Russian Imperial Easter Eggs by celebrated court jeweler Karl Fabergé. After beginning with a primary focus on Russian art, Hammer shifted its focus during the 1960’s to 19th and 20th century European and American artists. Major recent exhibitions include: The Faces of Modernism, The Artist and the Model, Modern Masters: Between the Wars, Matisse & Picasso, The Modern Muse, Objects in Space: Léger, Miró, Calder, and Modern Masters: Paris and Beyond, all of which have been accompanied by full-color catalogs with scholarly and biographical essays. Most recently, Hammer presented van Gogh in Paris at Tefaf Maastricht 2020.

Howard Shaw, who celebrated his 39th anniversary with Hammer Galleries this past May, represents the Hammer Galleries, currently operating virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and advises the Armand Hammer Foundation. In addition, with the encouragement and support of Michael Hammer, he has recently launched Howard Shaw Fine Art, his own independent advisory business. Available works by artists such as Gustave Caillebotte, Alexander Calder, Mary Cassatt, Marc Chagall, Edgar Degas, Joan Miro, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Camille Pissarro, Pierre Renoir, Alfred Sisley, Kees van Dongen, and Vincent van Gogh may be viewed on our new Howard Shaw Fine Art website - www.shawfa.com.

Insights From The Exhibitor

Because Tefaf Maastricht this past March was cut short due to Covid19, we have decided to revisit our exhibition van Gogh in Paris for the inaugural edition of Tefaf Online. For Tefaf Online, we will be highlighting the masterpiece Three Women in Yellow Skirts by Edgar Degas from the collection of the Armand Hammer Foundation.

The full van Gogh in Paris exhibition may be viewed in our Virtual Tour: https://vr.masterart.com/tours/3810/hammer-galleries/tefaf-maastricht-2020.

A video of the exhibition was produced by Tefaf for its “Meet the Experts” series and may be viewed below. Near the end of the video, Howard Shaw discusses Three Women in Yellow Skirts by Edgar Degas.

An article about Three Women in Yellow Skirts, “Degas is Having a Moment, Again” by Ted Loos in the New York Times on February 27, 2020 may be read here: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/27/arts/edgar-degas-tefaf.html


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van Gogh in Paris
Tefaf Maastricht March 2020
Mar 5–11, 2020


  • Pierre Bonnard
  • Gustave Caillebotte
  • Alexander Calder
  • Mary Cassatt
  • Marc Chagall
  • Camille Corot
  • Edgar Degas
  • Raoul Dufy
  • Paul Gauguin
  • Fernand Leger
  • Rene Magritte
  • Henri Matisse
  • Joan Miro
  • Amedeo Modigliani
  • Claude Monet
  • Berthe Morisot
  • Francis Picabia
  • Pablo Picasso
  • Camille Pissarro
  • Pierre Renoir
  • Afred Sisley
  • Chaim Soutine
  • Henri de Toulouse Lautrec
  • Vincent van Gogh