19th Century Composition Shares Rare Glimpse Into Artists’ Process

19th Century Composition Shares Rare Glimpse Into Artists’ Process

Painter’s Tools by Joseph-Charles Franchère is signed and dated 1894, a year of transition for the then 28 year-old artist. Franchère had returned  to his native Montreal and was embarking upon his professional career after several years spent studying in Paris since 1888. During a brief visit to Montreal in 1890, he received an important […]

Our Toronto Gallery is Now Open at 113 Yorkville Avenue

Our Toronto Gallery is Now Open at 113 Yorkville Avenue

Some 65 years ago my now late father Walter Klinkhoff began trading in works of art.  He subsequently established Walter Klinkhoff Gallery, ultimately moving to Sherbrooke Street West in Montreal’s Golden Square Mile, only a few blocks from where Galerie Alan Klinkhoff, Montreal, is now located.  With casual assistance in the gallery literally “since the […]

Show time

Show time

Our aluminium window display panels were installed yesterday and this is the result.  An unintended but striking consequence, as I found out while leaving last night, is that the panels reflect the surrounding environment, blending in and allowing the paintings to “pop” out.

What a difference a day makes

What a difference a day makes

Even yesterday morning, the gallery space seemed like an empty shell and it looked like there was still much work to be done…no lighting, no hanging equipment, and there were ladders, sheets and workmen everywhere (see yesterday’s post). It hardly felt like an art gallery. One day has changed all that. Yesterday, we hung some […]

Getting close

Getting close

Yesterday, technicians and workers began installing our new state of the art lighting system and today they will start installing the hanging tracks. Tomorrow is the big move.  

Klinkhoff Gallery reborn – Vie des arts

Klinkhoff Gallery reborn – Vie des arts

The following is an excerpt from Veronica Redgrave’s January 31 article on viedesarts.com: “There is a new art gallery on Sherbrooke Street. Alan Klinkhoff, formerly with Galerie Walter Klinkhoff (his father) is opening Galerie Alan Klinkhoff, a charming new space with a fireplace and beautiful architectural moldings at 1448 Sherbrooke Street, in the centre of […]

Arthur Lismer Painting an Appropriate First Acquisition

Arthur Lismer Painting an Appropriate First Acquisition

Walter Klinkhoff bought directly from Lismer Back in week one at Galerie Alan Klinkhoff, we finalized our first acquisition and for Jon, Craig and I, it was as exciting as it was appropriate that it was a painting by Arthur Lismer, a founding member of the Group of Seven and an artist with whom we […]

First day

Happy New Year! Dad and I, along with my brother, Craig, are officially working full time at Galerie Alan Klinkhoff. We have temporarily moved into a new office space while renovations at 1448 are ongoing.

Klinkhoff Opens at New Location

Klinkhoff Opens at New Location

Jonathan, Craig and I are proud to introduce you to Galerie Alan Klinkhoff, an evolution of almost four decades of my professional involvement in the Canadian art business with my parents, Gertrude and Walter Klinkhoff, my brother Eric and latterly my eldest son Jon at Gallery Walter Klinkhoff.