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In 1980, Karen and Leon Wender opened a gallery in New York City that focused on bringing to Americans, who had been denied access during the years leading up to and throughout the Cultural Revolution, modern and contemporary Chinese culture. They exhibited works by extraordinary Chinese artists of the 19th and 20th centuries who, due to China's recent turbulence, were virtually unknown in the West, except to scholars and a handful of connoisseurs. The gallery attracted a loyal following and expanded its concentration to include Chinese furniture, scholar objects, and ancient paintings, making a name for itself with its fine and unusual collection. Over the years the gallery held numerous exhibitions, produced fine catalogs, and assembled shows of contemporary artists. The gallery was a participant in the International Asian Art Fair in NYC from 1996 through 2006, and also participated by special invitation in ARTSingapore in 2002. Karen and Leon Wender have lectured on Chinese painting and curated exhibitions internationally, earning a reputation for thoroughness, attention to detail, honesty and graciousness. Today they work with the most important museums and collectors around the globe.



Museums and public collections with works from China 2000 Fine Art

Birmingham Museum of Art
Brooklyn Museum of Art
Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago
Cologne, Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst
Hong Kong Art Museum
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Melbourne, National Gallery of Victoria
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Newark Museum
New Haven, Yale University Art Gallery
New York, China Institute
Oberlin, Allen Memorial Art Museum
Oxford, Ashmolean Museum
Phoenix Art Museum
Princeton University Museum of Art
Rochester, NY, Memorial Art Gallery - University of Rochester
Salem, Peabody Essex Museum
Salt Lake City, Utah Museum of Fine Arts
San Francisco, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Seattle Art Museum
Sydney, Art Gallery New South Wales
Washington D.C., Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of Art
West Palm Beach, Norton Museum of Art
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