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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. Subsequently, as an exclusive Park Avenue private dealer, he conducted the sale of numerous important works of art (Chagall, Picasso, Basquiate, etc) . 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 45+ years he has also been very busy practicing as a USPAP certified general personal property appraiser, specializing in antiques and fine art. USPAP certified since 2002 by both AAA and ASA, and is a recognized member of the prestigious International Society of Appraisers (ISA) in good standing.
...A Neighborhood Gem
Steven has been a fixture of Long Island since 1995, buying & selling fine art and antiques in hios Port Washington gallery. For several of those years he was a subtenant at Giles Antiques, however, in 2007 he switched roles with Pat Giles, and became the new proprietor, upgrading the inventory from mostly folksy Americana to high end, museum quality American & European furniture, antiques and artwork, mostly purchased from local Great Gatsby estates of Long Island's gold coast. Steven holds regular free appraisal events in his gallery, pays top prices for quality merchandise, and treats everyone fairly and in a friendly manner.
...AN INTERNATIONAL RESOURCE
Today, Stam Gallery is the PREMIER antiques & fine art gallery of Long Island, an important source to museums, dealers and discerning collectors from all over the world.