A Milestone for the Oldest Continuous Art Auction in New York City

Salmagundi presents Fall Auctions in its 150th year


Richard Greathouse, “La Giovane Dottoressa”

NEW YORK, New York (October 6, 2021)–On October 22 and 23, Salmagundi presents one of its most anticipated and historic events, its Fall Auction. In the year that marks its 150th anniversary, the club presents over 175 works of art by current Salmagundi members in all media, which will be auctioned along with pieces from the Salmagundi Collection.

Participants will be part of the oldest continuous art auction in New York City. Each sale helps to support a historic club and a New York treasure that boasts among its past members such luminaries as Louis Comfort Tiffany, Childe Hassam, William Merritt Chase, Howard Pyle, N.C. Wyeth, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Norman Rockwell, and Guy Wiggins. According to Salmagundi Chairman of the Board Nicholas Dawes, “Salmagundi hosts the oldest continuous art auction in the country. I am proud and honored to be part of this historic continuum.” 

A selection of works is on display in the Skylight Gallery from September 27 through October 22. Due to the large number of works this year, the auction will be held on two days: the 22nd at 7 pm will be both live and online. The auction on the 23rd at 11 am is only online, after the physical show has concluded. 

Bidders will be treated to works by current Salmagundi members and have the opportunity to own rare works from Salmagundi’s archives. In addition, a number of commissioned works will also be available.

The full list of items auctioned is available at at the following links:

 Lots #1 – 116 and Lots #117 – 247.


Salmagundi is a non-profit 501(c)(3) professional and social club, created in 1871 by artists and patrons to support one another. It is one of America’s oldest arts organizations with more than 1,100 current members throughout the United States and abroad. The club is open to the public  Monday – Friday 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST, and Saturday/ Sunday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST.

The Club has continuously championed representational art from its founding with iconic members, including Thomas Moran (1837-1926), William Merritt Chase (1849-1916), Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933), Emil Carlsen (1848-1932), N.C. Wyeth (1882-1945), Childe Hassam (1859-1935) and Winston Churchill (1874-1965).

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Joseph Ralph Fraia, Chair – Charity Henderson, Vice-Chair

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