27 years ago the Arturo Cuéllar-Nathan art dealing business was founded. Since then it has maintained its specialty in discovering and dealing with Master drawings and paintings, in particular from the fifteenth to the end of the twentieth century – from Rembrandt to Cézanne and to de Staël.
Five generations of the family have dedicated their careers to art dealing – the start of which can be traced back to 1855 and the auctioneer Hugo Helbing. Since then, the business has expanded and adapted to the changing market and for the past 27 years Arturo has been developing the family business in his own individual way. He is now followed by his sons, Salomon, Baltasar and Johannes who have taken active interest in art dealing.
From the beginning of his career Arturo has been drawn especially to nineteenth-century French paintings and drawings as well as works by the German romantics. However, other specialties include modern artists in particular Nicolas de Staël, Baltasar Lobo, Gaston Chaissac, Maurice Estève and Charles Lapicque.
In recent years the Cuéllar-Nathans have advised private collectors and public institutions. The firm has sold art internationally to most major museums and has been honnored to accompany and advice many prestigious collectors in building their personal collections. Thus, Art Cuéllar-Nathan have had the privilege of working with many significant public institutions, including the National Gallery of Art Washington, Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the Uffizi in Florence, the Courtauld Institute of Art in London and the Louvre Museum in Paris.
The interest of Art Cuéllar-Nathan in particular, is not just nurturing their passion for art, but sharing this with other avid art enthusiasts. For this reason, they have been successful in encouraging young people to become involved in art collecting – proving that this does not always need huge funds to initiate.