was founded in 1982 in Belgravia, London. Operating for many years in one of London's top gallery districts, it was the only gallery in the world solely specializing in the work of René Lalique, the great French Decorative Arts designer of the late 19th and early 20th century.
Gallery Moderne relocated to Piermont, New York in 2003, and has since expanded its range to include the work of the Hudson Valley Artists of Rockland County, as well as other selective Fine and Decorative Art.
We regularly lend pieces to museums and help to curate exhibitions. An art advisory service is available for those wishing to build a collection.
In addition, we also offer services such as:
- valuation and appraisal
- selected consignment
Director of Galerie Moderne Ltd 1982-1999, and Co-director of Le Pavillon de Sevres Ltd, was one of London's few third-generation dealers. He has made a formidable study over the last thirty eight years of Lalique's work, and has written a book on the subject, entitled The Art of Rene Lalique (London, 1988, 1997), with Patricia Bayer, an American writer specializing in the Decorative Arts.
Mark has organized major exhibitions worldwide, as well as forming private collections, including the Pickard-Cambridge Family Collection of Car Mascots, formerly housed at the National Motor Museum, in Beaulieu, Hampshire. He has helped mount two exhibitions of Rene Lalique's glass at the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Museum and the important Lalique retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. Mark also contributed to the following exhibitions: Rene Lalique (1992) at the Musée des Art Décoratif in the Louvre, Paris, and The Jewels of Lalique (1998-1999), the Smithsonian Institution's North American touring exhibition. He is frequently asked to advise on the subject by museums and collectors internationally.