Schiller & Bodo European Paintings is a private gallery located at 4 East 81st Street. Located in an Upper East Side townhouse, we've tailored the gallery for the utmost comfort and intimacy, creating an elegant atmosphere reminiscent of the private Parisian Salons where many of our paintings may once have hung. The gallery is open by appointment, but keeps regular business hours Monday through Friday. We specialize in 19th-Century European paintings, with emphasis on works from the French Academic, Realist, Barbizon and Post-Impressionist traditions. We maintain a large inventory of fine quality works and are always happy to consider good quality European works for purchase or consignment. Established in 1990, we offer an extensive body of knowledge and experience in this rapidly changing and developing market.
Lisa Schiller has been in the art world since 1973. She began her career with prominent 20th century galleries before establishing herself in the 19th- century market. Her expertise is in French Barbizon paintings, though throughout her career she has amassed a great knowledge of Spanish abstract painters of the 20th century, collaborating on a number of exhibitions in Madrid in the 1980s. Lisa’s involvement in the growth of the American market for 19th-century European paintings from its onset, and extensive knowledge of European paintings from 1830-1960 brings a depth of experience to Schiller & Bodo.
Lisa Schiller was a founding member of the Private Art Dealer’s Association (PADA) in 1990, and continues to serve on the Board of Directors. Members of PADA are required to have demonstrated the highest level of integrity and professionalism in dealings with colleagues, institutions and the public. Election to PADA is by invitation only and is based on a dealer’s scholarship and contributions to the art community.
Susan Bodo has been a specialist in the field of 19th-century European paintings for over 35 years. Starting at Sothebys in 1976 as a cataloguer, she watched the field develop from a small, nationally-based audience to an international market. By the time she left in 1981 as head of the department, a 19th-century European painting had held the record as the most expensive painting to be sold at auction.
Following that, as a private dealer, Susan Bodo worked for years selling select European paintings to dealers, collectors and museums around the world. In 1990 she formed a partnership with Lisa Schiller and has continued to develop and expand her expertise into the 20th century . For the last 6 years she has served on the board of the Fine Art Dealers Association, an international organization of art dealers which has sponsored and organized the Los Angeles Art Show for the last 17 years.
Michelle Montgomery has focused on 19th-century European paintings for over fifteen years. After studying with leading specialists on 19th-century art, Dr. Gabriel Weisberg and Dr. Patricia Mainardi, she joined Schiller & Bodo in 2004. Ms. Montgomery has published in Apollo Magazine, 19th-Century Art Worldwide, and assisted on the exhibition “Against the Modern: Dagnan-Bouveret and the Transformation of the Academic Tradition” (Dahesh Museum, 2002). She brings a scholarly outlook and a fresh perspective to the organization.
Schiller & Bodo, LLC
4 East 81st Street
New York NY 10028
Summer hours: Tuesday to Thursday
11-6 or by appointment