Kollar Fine Paintings
Location: 1421 East Aloha Street Seattle, WA 98112
Hours: By Appointment
For over forty years, A.J. Kollar Fine Paintings, LLC has specialized in American paintings from 1840-1940. Our selection process is refined, focusing on works of compositional integrity, historical significance and quality condition. We purchase and sell fine art outright in addition to accepting works on consignment.
Located in Seattle, Washington, we work with private collectors across the country whether they want to purchase a single work, build a complete collection or sell paintings from their collection. We advise institutions and place paintings in museums that have included the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C; The Seattle Art Museum; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Greenville County Museum of Art, South Carolina; The Columbus Museum; and The Denver Art Museum. We value the scholarship and preservation of American paintings in sustaining American Art History. We consult with our clients not only on the aesthetic and historical significance of each piece, but we advise regarding proper restoration, framing and conservation. Each year, we publish a catalog of American paintings for those on our mailing list.
Memberships (past or present):
Private Art Dealers Association
Appraisers Association of America
Board of Directors, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington
Council of American Art, Seattle Art Museum
Art and Antique Dealers League of America
Primary Areas of Expertise
Hudson River School
Still Life, Genre, Luminist and Marine Subjects
American and French Impressionism
From the Dealer
Allan J. Kollar began his career in 1976 with a Masters in Fine Arts from the University of Washington and worked as an exhibiting artist and art educator before transitioning into consulting and opening a gallery. He was the co-founder of the American Art Council at the Seattle Art Museum and created an endowment for an American Art History Chair at the University of Washington where he also sponsors a lecture series of visiting scholars of American Art. Allan’s unique vision as a practicing artist and art educator create a distinctive collecting experience for our clientele.