Arader Galleries proudly celebrates over 40 years in the business of important, antique works on paper, paintings and rare books. W. Graham Arader III began his collection of rare maps, atlases and Americana while an undergraduate at Yale University, and today that passion has grown into one of the world’s largest privately held collections of natural history artwork. Our mission is one of constant discovery and enlightenment for our community of friends, clients, educators, students, and colleagues; as such works of art can give the most poignant understanding of the times from which they originate. To us, nothing is more enthralling than a map, a document, a book or a painting that literally and figuratively illustrates history, bringing the past into the present with vivid power.
The works included in this website and in our galleries exemplify such paragons of past eras. While they encompass a vast range of time and subject matter, they share an outstanding level of significance that has grown over the decades and centuries following their emergence. Whether they illuminate great turning points in history, memorialize landscapes of visions of destiny, or serve as breakthroughs in natural history, all of these pieces represent moments of unprecedented innovation or beauty. For the quality of timeless, unparalleled brilliance, they continue to resonate today more strongly than ever, and serve as inspiration for all of us in this dynamic and vital field.
Our galleries are located in New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Houston. Each is open to the public daily and by private appointment.