2928 Granville St, Vancouver, V6H 3J7, Canada
Vancouver's oldest art gallery, The Art Emporium was established in 1897. In its early years, the gallery was a popular focus for the new city's art community. It functioned as a gathering place for artists to converse, exchange ideas, buy supplies and exhibit their paintings. Through the years, the gallery was frequented by such notables as the C.P.R. Painters, members of the Group of Seven and local artists like Thomas Fripp. Historically, it has been an integral part of Vancouver's art scene for the past century.
Since 1956, the gallery has been owned by Torben Kristiansen, who is one of Canada's most respected art dealers. He continues the legacy of The Art Emporium by offering for acquisition an extensive inventory of fine art, by well-established and famous artists such as Cornelius Krieghoff, J. W. Morrice, Emily Carr and the Group of Seven. For the serious collector and investor, the gallery also offers an impeccable selection of paintings by internationally renowned artists including Jean-Paul Riopelle, Andrew Wyeth, the Impressionists and the French Moderns.