Definition of gallerist in English:

gallerist

noun

  • A person who owns an art gallery or who exhibits and promotes artists' work in galleries and other venues in order to attract potential buyers.

    ‘gallerists will tell you it would be difficult to break even without doing at least one art fair per year’
    • ‘I will curate these, and it will also provide a space for visiting gallerists to mount shows.’
    • ‘Lieberman was one of few Chicago gallerists invited to be a member of the Art Dealers Association of America.’
    • ‘Portfolio books also offer gallerists a good way to screen work by prospective artists.’
    • ‘Any plans to pass on the current space to another gallery/gallerist?’
    • ‘Christine's acceptance by a haughty lady gallerist on the basis of a goofy videotape monologue seems a bit far-fetched.’
    • ‘We were once again amazed how the plucky gallerist has managed to cram so many art works into such a tiny space.’
    • ‘The artists may get the kudos, but it's gallerists who ensure that the show goes on.’
    • ‘Another gallerist observed, "I can't believe all the twenty-somethings here tonight."’
    • ‘Get to know curators or young gallerists.’
    • ‘Adam Chang's portrait of Gene Sherman depicts the redoubtable gallerist looking to her left, perhaps a little embarrassed, a little shy, to an empty room seen through a doorway.’
    • ‘Conny Dietzschold Gallery opens a group show tomorrow night to celebrate her 15 years as a gallerist.’
    • ‘This individualized approach makes it easier for clients to react honestly to a piece rather than making a decision because a gallerist is waiting for their feedback.’
    • ‘It is not so simple for a gallerist to get their work noticed and sold.’
    • ‘But artists and gallerists agree that any material, properly prepared and maintained, can be appropriate for outdoor use.’
    • ‘As every gallerist knows, most clients have a limited amount of patience for viewing work.’
    • ‘Afterwards I'm taken to the nearby home of a former photo gallerist who now has the job of overseeing the Elton John collection.’
    • ‘In addition, it gives a gallerist an opportunity to educate his collectors about why an artist has chosen to paint nudes.’
    • ‘Nick adds, "The reputation of the gallerist can be as important to the work."’

Origin

Early 20th century (in the sense ‘person in a gallery’): from gallery and -ist.

Pronunciation

gallerist

/ˈɡalərist/