Founded in 1939 by Otto Kallir (1894-1978), the Galerie St. Etienne is the oldest gallery in the United States specializing in Austrian and German Expressionism. We mounted the first American one-person shows of such artists as Erich Heckel (1955), Gustav Klimt (1959), Oskar Kokoschka (1940), Alfred Kubin (1941), Paula Modersohn-Becker (1958) and Egon Schiele (1941). St. Etienne was also instrumental in arranging the first American museum acquisitions of works by these artists, through sales and donations. Firmly committed to scholarship, the gallery’s directors have authored catalogues raisonnés on Richard Gerstl, Grandma Moses and Egon Schiele. The gallery is also known...


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New York, NY 10019
"Youth Style": Austrian and German Posters from the Merrill C. Berman Collection

Featuring more than 45 posters for subjects ranging from contemporary art exhibitions and cabaret performances to car shows, shoes, cigarettes and more, “Youth Style” focuses on Austrian and German posters between roughly 1895 and 1918. The show, which was to have opened at the gallery on March 18, will be available for viewing in person as soon as we are able to open our doors.

For an all-encompassing look at the varied styles and evolving aesthetics of the Jugendstil period, please visit our exhibition website: