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Located in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, The Galerie Ary Jan specializes in French and European painting of the late 19th and early 20th century, particularly the Orientalist school and the Belle Epoque. By a very rigorous choice of paintings, the gallery established itself as one of the best European galleries of this period.

Between the two centuries, new artistic movements emerged, including Impressionism which today largely obscured the academic painting of this time. The gallery defends these great and forgotten artists and wants to make them known. The gallery participated in the last three Salon du Collectionneur, in the Biennale des Antiquaires since 2012 and exhibits at the Brafa Art Fair since 2010. Through a very rigorous choice of paintings and thematic exhibitions, the Galerie Ary Jan has convinced the press and public of the great quality of academic paintings of the late 19th century. 





Mathias ARY JAN

Grandson and son of architect, Mathias Ary is an autodidact who has always been passionate about art. He opened his first showroom in 1997 and quickly specialized in nineteenth century European painting before moving to the Louvre des Antiquaires in 2000. Passionate about nineteenth-century painting, Mathias Ary inaugurated his gallery at 38 rue de Penthièvre in 2006, exhibiting Belle Époque and Orientalist works. In 2018, the gallery expands and settles at 32 avenue Marceau, in the 8th arrondissement.

Mathias Ary Jan has been a member of the Syndicat National des Antiquaires (SNA) for over 12 years. In November 2016, he was elected president, after two terms as treasurer. Practicing his profession with integrity, he is also part of the National Company of Experts (CNE) and the Royal Chamber of Antique Dealers of Belgium.

Alongside his role as an art dealer, Mathias Ary Jan has developed his expertise. Since the creation of the association Félix Ziem in 2009, he is with his colleague David Pluskwa the expert of the artist, organizing several exhibitions. He participated in the exhibition organized in 2011 on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the death of Ziem, at the Palais des Arts in Marseille.

Catherine JAN

Catherine Ary Jan has brought a more technical approach to the gallery. She joined the Gallery Ary Jan at the begining when it opened in the Louvre des Antiquaires in 1999, as a painter restorer, profession she practised for several years. Each complements the other, and the state of conservation of the paintings has become one of the most important points when the dealers are about to buy a work of art. Always thinking about presenting the paintings in the better conditions, attentive to every detail, the gallery staff make daring choices, keeping original frames where possible, or searching frame from the same period as the paintings. The integrity of the works is then fully respected intentionally. Today, Catherine Ary Jan writes the catalogues even for exhibitions in the gallery and for Art Fairs.


Dina Emrani-Raffray joined the gallery in 2012, and her knowledge of different langages and cultures come and have enriched the services offered by the gallery. After finishing her university training in Italy, where she specialised in 19th and 20th century paintings, she researches the paintings and the artists. She also takes plays in designing and writing the catalogues with Catherine Ary Jan, for events, fairs or theme exhibitions. She is also responsable for the gallery public relations, and she develops and updates the different communication media. Moreover, her great knowledge of oriental culture is very helpful and finds a resonance in the paintings displayed by the Gallery Ary Jan.



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