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The Story of Stam Gallery
A Tradition of Excellence...
It started with Steven Stam’s attempt to become an iconic American artist. Let’s just say his painterly talents did not match those of Lichtenstein's, Warhol's or deKooning's. Fortunately, he realized early on that he did have talent juding artistic beauty and quality craftsmanship. So naturally he became a fine art and antiques dealer after he opened his first shop in Devon, Connecticut in 1972
Through the following decades, Steven owned, managed and was affiliated with a number of prestige enterprises including the Manhattan Antiques & Art Center (MAAC), Century Gallery in Soho, and Max Vas Gallery — all in New York City. Later on as an exclusive Park Avenue private dealer, he transacted a few important works of art by Chagall and Picasso. He also regularly displayed his collection all over New York State, New England, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. His galleries were located in New Oxford, PA, Maluca Hill, NJ, Ithaca, NY, and in Port Washington on Long Island.
For the past 40+ years he has also been very busy practicing as a USPAP certified appraiser of personal property. He is a recognized member of the prestigious International Society of Appraisers (ISA).
...A Neighborhood Gem
Speaking of Port Washington, Steven has been dealing fine art and antiques here since 1995. For several of those years he was a subtenant of Pat Giles at Giles Antiques. In 2007 he switched roles with Pat, as the new propriator he upgraded the inventory from mostly Americana & country funk to museum quality old and modern masters paintings, as well as fine period 18th century furniture and objects, mostly gotten from local Great Gatsby estates of Long Island's gold coast.
...AN INTERNATIONAL SOURCE
Today, Stam Gallery is an important source to Museums, dealers and discerning collectors al;l around America. In fact the gallery has become a "must stop by" place for NYC visiting professional antique & art buyers from all over the world.
We are located by the beautiful Manhasset Harbor in historic Great Gatsby country of Long Island's north shore, just minutes from Manhattan.