Leslie Rankow Fine Arts is an established art advisory firm dedicated to the private collector of contemporary, modern and American art.
Collections include works by contemporary masters Andy Warhol, Basquiat, Brice Marden, Yves Klein, Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Willem de Kooning, and Alexander Calder. An excellent minimalist collection that concentrates on works by Donald Judd, Robert Ryman, Ellsworth Kelly and Agnes Martin continues to be refined. Contemporary photography that include works by Thomas Demand, Sugimoto and Andreas Gursky as well as more contemporary photographers, painters and sculptors are rich in aesthetic and technical diversity and many collectors focus on these exciting and explosive areas of collecting. Several collections embrace a wide arc of works by contemporary artists enhanced by selections of works by contemporary masters that have influenced the development of their work.
Leslie attended the Sotheby’s American Art program to gain expertise in 19th Century Hudson River, American Impressionism and Modernism and has established exceptional collections in these categories as well that include artists such as Frederic Church, Jasper Cropsey, George Inness, Albert Gallatin, Paul Manship, William Merritt Chase and Childe Hassam.
Leslie Rankow graduated from The Brearley School and Sarah Lawrence College and continued graduate art history studies first at Yale School of Art and Architecture and then at New York University. Her initial commercial venture was as the owner of a contemporary gallery in New York. After five successful years, Leslie moved to Europe and, as the first International Director of ARTnews, established a network of advertising and editorial representation for the magazine in many European cities.
On returning to New York, Leslie founded Leslie Rankow Fine Arts to provide art advisory services to private collectors. Ms. Rankow is equally adept at working with clients new to collecting and established and sophisticated buyers and sellers.