About Us

The Annex Galleries was established in 1971 in Santa Rosa, California, in the heart of Sonoma County's beautiful wine country. The Annex Galleries is primarily a secondary-market, salon-style gallery specializing in 19th, 20th and 21st century American, European, Hispanic, and Asian original fine prints. Our inventory includes works in Intaglio (etching, engraving, aquatint, etc); Relief (woodcuts, linocuts, metal plate, etc.); Planographic works (stone and metal lithographs, etc.); Stencil (screenprints, pochoir, etc); Monotypes (monoprints, etc.); and Photography. Additionally, we carry a smaller selection of paintings, drawings, and sculpture.

Our genre focus is broad: American Arts and Crafts prints, WPA prints, TGP prints, Modernist and Abstract Expressionist prints from the 1940s through 1960s, prints created at Atelier 17 in New York and Paris, and California prints and printmakers. Our inventory, assembled over a period of fifty years, consists of over 7,000 works, most of which are available on our website, updated daily.

The Annex Galleries has been the representative for the Gustave Baumann estate since 1974 and gallery director Gala Chamberlain completed her book In A Modern Rendering The Color Woodcuts of Gustave Baumann: A Catalogue Raisonné, which was published by Rizzoli Electa, in September 2019. We also represent prints from the estates of Anders Aldrin, Dorr Bothwell, Edmond Casarella, Bernard Childs, Leonard Edmondson, Augusta Rathbone, William S. Rice, James D. Smillie and others. We also have large collections of prints by Max Pollak and Ian Hugo. The gallery participates in a number of Fine Print Fairs and art fairs throughout the US, and organize special exhibitions in the gallery and on our website.

Since the gallery's 2001 online debut, it has also established itself as a resource for collectors and enthusiasts of fine prints. In addition to carrying well known artists, it has been the goal of the Annex to discover the artists behind obscure works and to present as accurate a representation of them as possible. We use today's methods of online research in combination with our own library of catalog raisonnes, auction catalogs, and monographs. Starting in 2015 the gallery has published a Print of the Day!!, seven days a week, which features a different print from our inventory and provides a brief description with interesting facts on the work and its artist. These are sent out daily via e-mail, Facebook, LinkedIn and other social media. Interested parties can click here to be added to the email list.

With an ever-expanding and extremely diverse inventory, there is something for both the experienced collector and the new.

Our hours are Monday through Saturday, 9:00 to 5:00 PM, at other times by appointment. If there is something in particular you'd like to see, call ahead and we will set it aside for you.

Owner: Daniel C. Lienau
Director: Gala Chamberlain

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