Armstrong Fine Art is dedicated to presenting superior works of late 19th and early 20th century French art on paper. At times you will find works by high-profile artists such as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Pablo Picasso, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, Pierre Bonnard, Henri Matisse and James Jacques Tissot, Edouard Vuillard.  However, we are known for our particular interest in the color, the unusual, and the experimental.  We always carry works by artists such as Edgar Chahine, Richard Ranft, Jean-Emile Laboureur, Bernard Boutet-de-Monvel, just to name a few.  Last, but not least, we show a select few talented representational contemporary printmakers from Europe and the United States.

A print business for almost thirty years, Armstrong Fine Art has developed a passion for Pre-Impressionism, the Belle Époque and the Early Modern era of printmaking.  Five years ago, Bernard Derroitte took over the gallery from its original owner, Richard Reed Armstrong.  Bernard studied art history in Belgium and Germany and has nearly fifteen years of experience with the gallery. He has tailored the inventory to his specialty, turn-of-the-century fine works on paper.  We have expanded our expertise to include works from the 1920’s through 1950’s, so reflecting the broad range of artistic accomplishments of the modern era.

Printmaking in the 19th century was the onset of a true renaissance of graphic arts. Our inventory covers a complete range, from well-known greats to lesser-known masters. Aside from the artists mentioned above, we also carry works by Felix Vallotton, Henri Rivière, André Derain, Pierre Roche, Raoul DuGardier, Louis Legrand, Auguste Lepére, as well as many other remarkable artists. We take great pride in featuring only the very finest impressions in the best possible condition. We are known in particular for our diverse inventory of works on paper in color.

Fine prints and drawings from our gallery have been purchased by many major museums, including the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Holding ourselves to a high standard, we are always seeking new acquisitions and consignments to meet the strong demand of private collectors, museums, and other professionals. We also have entry to many exclusive sources and are able to fill requests for specific pieces. We acknowledge that clients’ individual requests cannot always be met by our current inventory. If you are interested in viewing our stock in person, we invite you to make an appointment and look forward to your visit.

Bernard Derroitte, owner

Armstrong Fine Art
Member, International Fine Print Dealers Association, New York