Formerly located in historic Georgetown of Washington, D.C., Galerie Lareuse was founded in 1983 by Jean-Michel (Meech) Lareuse, who is known internationally for his expertise in fine art and is a member of the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA). The gallery specializes in works on paper by 19th and 20th century European and American masters such as Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Joan Miro, Rembrandt van Rijn, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Damien Hirst, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Marie Laurencin, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Bernard Buffet, Alexander Calder, Andy Warhol, Georges Rouault, Salvador Dali, Pierre Bonnard, Georges Braque, Edgar Degas, Mary Cassatt, James McNeill Whistler, Henri Matisse and many others.
With over 30 years of expertise, we are the premier art source for prominent art dealers & consultants, collectors, prestigious interior design firms, and fine hotels around the world.
Buy with Confidence
All pieces sold by Galerie Lareuse are guaranteed authentic. Each work is accompanied with a hand-signed certificate of authenticity from Mr. Lareuse, member of the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) since 1987. Additionally, we offer free updated appraisals for pieces purchased from our gallery at any point in the future. Furthermore, more pictures may be sent on request, and we do encourage offers on certain pieces. Galerie Lareuse offers a 30 day money-back guarantee if you were not fully pleased with your purchase with us.
Galerie Lareuse has dealt with the rarest pieces and works with top private collectors and major museums throughout the world. Historic transactions include a 1997 sale to the Baltimore Museum of Art in Baltimore, MD, of Henri Matisse’s first self-portrait etching c.1903 (pictured below) which is now in their historic Cone Sister's Collection; and a 2006 sale to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. of Pablo Picasso’s famed c.1912 “Nature Morte, Boutielle” cubist etching (pictured below).
Cone Sister's Collection,
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
"Nature Morte a la Boutielle de Marc"
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Member, International Fine Print Dealer’s Association (IFPDA)
The International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the highest ethical standards and quality among fine print dealers, and to promoting greater appreciation of fine prints among the public. Founded in 1987, the IFPDA has grown beyond its original five founders to over 160 elected members in thirteen countries. Election to membership requires a high level of expertise, ethics, and professional integrity, and takes into account years in business, the quality of art offered for sale, exhibitions, and published catalogues as well as community service.
To achieve its mission, the IFPDA supports a wide variety of activities that foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of fine prints. Each year, the organization sponsors the IFPDA Print Fair in New York City, the largest and most celebrated art fair dedicated to fine prints. For more visit www.ifpda.org