• Gallery History

    David Smith

    Founded in 1969, Leslie Smith Gallery is one of the leading galleries in the Netherlands, specializing in Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary Art.
    Hailing from America, Leslie Smith became one of the foremost specialists in Dutch 19th Century Art in the 1970s and 80s. As a result, in 1986 the Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem in collaboration with Leslie Smith organized the first ever major exhibition on the Dutch Romantic school, ’The Second Golden Age of Dutch Art’; a term introduced by Leslie Smith and nowadays widely acknowledged by the international art-world.

    After Leslie Smith passed away in 1990, his son David took over the business, becoming the second generation of Smiths to run the company. David’s reign over the last two decades changed the gallery focus, moving into Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary Art. Today the Leslie Smith Gallery collection and program consists out of three main pillars: Impressionist and Post-Impressionist, Modern/20th Century and Contemporary Art.

    A special mention should be made concerning Modern and Contemporary Australian Indigenous Aboriginal Art. This movement forms an important part of the collection and is a specialty of David Smith. During a six weeks stay in Australia, as part of a round the world trip in 2006, David Smith and his wife Gabrielle fell in love with this art movement. They came back to the Netherlands with no less than fourteen pieces for their private collection.
    A year later, Dr. Simon Levie, the former director of the Rijksmuseum, opened the gallery’s new affiliate in Amsterdam with a first Contemporary Aboriginal Art exhibition. Since then Leslie Smith Gallery has become one of the foremost dealers of Contemporary Aboriginal Art in the world.

    The collection can be viewed at the 400 square meters Amsterdam gallery on the Minervaplein. Leslie Smith Gallery also exhibits at five major international art fairs every year (such as TEFAF and Art Miami) and enjoys having an international clientele, including a number of important museums and many private collectors.

  • The Gallery

  • Services

    HalWith 40 years of experience in the art world, we provide the following services to our (potential) customers: 

    • Advice on the purchase and sale of paintings; 
    • Appraisal of paintings; 
    • Supervision and maintenance of (private) collections; 
    • Assistance, advise and bidding at auctions; 
    • Advice and guidance on the framing of paintings; 
    • Restoration of paintings and advice about the possibilities; 
    • Advice on transport and / or insurance of paintings; 
    • Advice on the hanging and highlighting of artwork; 
    • Professional photography of works of art; 
    • Art storage, the (temporary) storage of valuable works. 

    For more information please come by or contact our gallery in Amsterdam.

  • The Team

    The Leslie Smith Gallery Team consists of dedicated people from several disciplines with one shared passion: Art.



  • LSG is looking for Intern

    LSG is looking for an enthusiastic and determined intern to assist in the daily routine of the gallery. We offer a challenging and varied work experience in a young and dynamic organization. You will have many opportunities to bring up and develop own initiatives.

    For more information in Dutch, please click here

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  • VHOK

    Leslie Smith Gallery is a member of KVHOK, the 'Royal Association of Fine Art Dealers in the Netherlands'. For more information, please visit www.vhok.nl.