In 1887 Robert F. Mayer opened his art gallery at 404 Wood Street in Pittsburgh, PA.
In 1890 he moved the gallery to 18 Sixth Ave in downtown Pittsburgh.
One of his employees was the young August Wunderly.
In 1894 Robert Mayer sold his art gallery to August Wunderly and his brother Carl.
In the same year of 1894, August Wunderly moved the art gallery to 25 Sixth Ave and renamed it Wunderly Bros.
1894, August Wunderly (center) and Carl Wunderly (right), in front of their art gallery.
The gallery was successful and sold thousands of paintings by American and European masters. Among them were William Merritt Chase, James Abbott McNeill Whistler and Daniel Ridgway Knight. By 1912 the gallery moved to a larger space.
1912, The Wunderly Gallery moved to new and larger quarters.
August Wunderly managed the art gallery until 1927 when his son took over. The Great Depression forced the gallery to a smaller building, but it survived the depression and WWII.
1980, Wunderly Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA.
Today, armed with its 135 years of experience, Wunderly provides fine art authentication, certification, appraisals of value, and arranges mostly private treaty sales for its clients.
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