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Welcome to Joel Oppenheimer Gallery – The Leading Authority on John James Audubon

The central focus of our gallery is the renowned artist John James Audubon (1785-1851) a renaissance man who was equal parts intrepid explorer, inquisitive scientist, expert hunter, publisher, and innovative artist. As specialists in the antique natural history genre, we offer superb examples of rare works by Audubon, Basilius Besler, John Gould, Pierre-Joseph Redouté, and other important natural history artists.

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Audubon Prints Bird and Wildlife Art Botanical Art Ethnographic Art Anatomical Art Landscapes Maps Art Restoration Picture Framing

We offer a stunning array of antique natural history art, museum-quality framing, and expert conservation and restoration services.

Each antique print we offer is of outstanding quality and condition. Many of these timeless works are surprisingly affordable to own. Whether this is a first-time art purchase or you are a seasoned collector, our knowledgeable staff will be delighted to assist you with your selection.

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America’s most revered artist-naturalist, John James Audubon (1785—1851), is renowned for his extraordinary undertaking to record The Birds of America & The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. The images he created are icons of 19th-century art and capture the nascent stages of American natural history.

About Our Gallery

Founded in 1969 as an art gallery and restoration facility, today Joel Oppenheimer Inc. has expanded to include traditional finished-corner framing services, specialized natural history art valuation, and a fine art publishing company, Oppenheimer Editions. Helmed by founder Joel Oppenheimer and his son David, the family-run business has nurtured a local community of artists by employing their specialized talents and skill sets for the past five decades. As a small
business, Joel Oppenheimer, Inc. cultivates direct and longstanding relationships with its clients and has garnered national recognition as a specialist in the field of natural history prints, art conservation, and museum quality framing.

Newly Available Artwork

$1,500.00

Field Museum Oppenheimer Editions Fine Art Print Print

$800.00

Field Museum Oppenheimer Editions Fine Art Print Print

Havell Edition – Antique Originals

Audubon Havell Ed. Pl 272, Richardson’s Jager

$5,500.00

Original Havell double-elephant folio hand-colored Engraving; circa 1827-1838

$550.00

Made in the U. S. A. from luxurious wool, each shawl measures 50 x 50 inches.

$320.00

Made in the U. S. A. from the finest quality 100-percent silk twill.

$650.00

Made in the U. S. A. from a luxurious cashmere & silk blend, each shawl measures 50 x 50 inches.

$320.00

Made in the U. S. A. from the finest quality 100-percent silk twill.

History of the Indian Tribes of North America – Antique Originals

McKenney & Hall Pl. 35, Ne-sou-a-quoit, A Fox Chief

$12,500.00

British Ornithology Volume 1, Land Birds- Antique Originals

Selby Vol 1, Pl. 45A, Dipper

$300.00

Original Hand-colored engraving from American Ornithology 1st Edition - 1808 – 1814

$960.00

Original stipple engraving on ochre paper; circa 1817 ? 1824

$2,835.00

Original stipple engraving on ochre paper; circa 1817 ? 1824

$540.00

Original stipple engraving on ochre paper; circa 1817 ? 1824

$1,260.00

Original stipple engraving on ochre paper; circa 1817 ? 1824

$540.00

Original stipple engraving on ochre paper; circa 1817 ? 1824