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August Wunderly

August Wunderly

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.

Wunderly Bros, 1894

1894, August Wunderly (center) and Carl Wunderly (right), in front of their art gallery.

Wunderly Bros Advertising

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.

Wunderly Gallery 1912

1912, The Wunderly Gallery moved to new and larger quarters.

Wunderly Gallery


Wunderly Gallery
Wunderly Gallery

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.

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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.