MDNY 2022 - Press Release

December 14, 2021



NEW YORK, NY - November 2021: Master Drawings New York (MDNY) has announced the exhibitor and event line up for the much-anticipated 2022 edition which returns to the Upper East Side from Friday, January 21 through Saturday, January 29, 2022. 21 of the world's leading international art dealers will exhibit an outstanding array of drawings, paintings, watercolors, and sculptures from the 14th to the 21st centuries.

Now in its 16th year, the annual week-long event presents gallery exhibitions primarily along Madison Avenue on Manhattan's Upper East Side. It includes pop-up exhibitions by leading dealers from Europe, and special presentations mounted in private gallery spaces by top New York specialists. 

Notably, four new exhibitors join the eminent roster. These include Gray M.C.A. Gallery (Bath, UK), Agnew's (London), Sam Fogg (London), and  Nicholas Hall (New York).

"I am delighted that we are making plans for an in-person event in New York for 2022," says Crispian Riley-Smith, Co-Founding Director of MDNY. "In 2021, Master Drawings New York we were able to host the event on our robust digital platform, and several dealers mounted exceptional in-person exhibitions. We are building on the lessons learned and changes made last year as we build our much anticipated schedule of partnership events and gallery exhibitions this coming year. We are all very excited about it, and are looking forward to seeing friends and colleagues in front of objects again."


An extraordinary line-up of partner events will take place in conjunction with Master Drawings New York.  

Most events will be in-person in 2022, several of these events will be recorded and available to view on the MDNY website. Some events will remain online only. All zoom events and recordings are hosted in partnership with Drawing America - a NY-based group of drawing enthusiasts and practitioners. 

Registration is required for all events. The full list of events as well as details on ticketing and registration is available on our website -

Highlights Include:

The Met Curatorial Lecture Event on Drawing in Radical Times: Artists in the Orbit of Jacques Louis David

Dates: Friday, January 21, 11 am

Location: Sacerdote Lecture Hall, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue

Shaping the public's perceptions of historical events in the years before, during, and after the French Revolution, Jacques Louis David was regarded as the most important painter in France in his time. The Met is presenting a curatorial conversation and viewing of their upcoming first-of-its-kind exhibition devoted to the works on paper celebrating this influential artist and his impact on artists in his orbit.

Exhibition sponsored by CHRISTIE'S

Mexican Muralism and its American Impact

Dates: Friday, January 28, 10 am

Location: Hispanic Society Museum & Library at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, 633 West 155th Street

The West Harlem Art Fund director Savona Bailey-McClain, will be moderating a panel discussion on Mexican Muralism and its American Impact. 

In partnership with the West Harlem Art Fund and Hispanic Society Museum & Library. 

100 Years of Drawings from the Hispanic Society Museum & Library

Dates: Friday, January 21 - Sunday, January 30

Friday, January 21 - Thursday, January 27 viewing can be made by appointment.
On Friday, January 28 - Sunday, January 30 from 1-5pm  the drawings will be on view to the public without an appointment.  

Location: Hispanic Society Museum & Library at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, 633 West 155th Street

The Hispanic Society of America was founded in 1904 to establish a free, public museum and reference library to study the art and culture of Spain, Portugal, Latin America, and the Philippines. With more than 6,000 watercolors and drawings, the Hispanic Society offers a comprehensive survey of Spanish painting and drawing into the early 20th century.

Sixth Annual Symposium with the Master Drawings Journal

Dates: Tuesday, January 25 at 5 pm

Location: NYU Institute of Fine Art, 1 East 78th Street

Join us for an evening celebrating the origins of Master Drawings and envisioning its future. Celebrate the 2022 winner and finalists of the prestigious Ricciardi Prize for best article submitted to Master Drawings by a young scholar. 

Additional Events:

  • January 21 - 23, 26: Tours of Participating MDNY 2022 Galleries, organized in partnership with Drawing America, can be scheduled at
  • Saturday, January 22 at 11 am: Roberta Olson, Curator of Drawings at the New-York Historical Society, will give a tour of her exhibition Scenes of New York City: The Elie and Sarah Hirschfeld Collection. At 170 Central Park West.
  • Saturday, January 22 at 5 pm: Conversation will be moderated by Morgan Library curator Jennifer Tonkovich on Talking Drawings: Dealing with Collectors in partnership with The Society for the History of Collecting. At Adam Williams Fine Art, 24 East 80th Street.
  • Sunday, January 23 at 9:30 am: Join an early hour tour with Morgan Library curator Austeja Mackelaite on her exhibition Van Eyck to Mondrian: 300 Years of Collecting in Dresden. At 225 Madison Avenue. 
  • Sunday, January 23 at 12 pm: Lecture with Allen Memorial Art Museum curator, Alexandra Letvin on Highlights of the Drawing Collection at the Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College hosted at Adam Williams Fine Art, 24 East 80th Street.
  • Monday, January 24 at 12:30 pm: Exhibition tour with curator and collector Jack Shear called Ways of Seeing: Three Takes on the Jack Shear Drawing Collection. At The Drawing Center, 35 Wooster Street
  • Online: Tuesday, January 25 at 10 am: Online lecture with curator Julia Siemon hosted by Cooper Hewitt called From Ancient Rome to the Modern Drawing Room: Mr. Pergolesi's Neoclassical Ornament Designs.
  • Tuesday, January 25 at 5 pm: Panel discussion moderated by author and journalist Susan Mulcahy organized by Gray M.C.A on Fashion Illustration: The Evolution of Elegance. At the Society of Illustrators, 128 East 63rd Street.
  • Wednesday, January 26 at 7 pm: Fashion Illustration: A Masterclass organized by Gray M.C.A and led by international fashion illustrators and Bill Donovan, Dior Artist-in-Residence. At the Society of Illustrators, 128 East 63rd Street.
  • Saturday, January 29 at 5 pm: Panel discussion moderated by curator Aimee Ng on The Frick Collection Portraits of Power in partnership with The Winter Show. At The Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue.



  • Agnews* (UK) "Dürer and his Time and Old Master and Modern Works on Paper." Specializing in works of art from the 15th to the 20th century.
  • Cade Tompkins Projects (USA) "Presently Drawn: Contemporary Works on Paper at The Pierre." Contemporary art 
  • Christopher Bishop Fine Art (USA) "Paper Unbound: The Drawn Menagerie." Old Master to 20th Century Drawings.
  • Découvert Fine Art (USA) "Visions: Communion with Benevolent Spirits at Kraushaar Gallery." Drawings, paintings, and objects discovered in France and Italy
  • Didier Aaron, Inc. (France, USA) Master Drawings, 1600-1875
  • Graham Shay 1857 (USA) American paintings and American and European sculpture, spanning a time-period from the 1840s through the 20th Century.
  • Gray M.C.A* (UK) "Drawing on Style." Art gallery in the specialist art field of original fashion illustration focusing on the original artworks by the 20th century masters.
  • Guy Peppiatt Fine Art, Ltd. (UK) "British Drawings and Watercolors." 18th and 19th-century British Watercolors and Drawings
  • Hazlitt Ltd (USA, UK) Old Master to 19th Century European Art
  • James Mackinnon (UK) Old Masters, 19th Century Paintings, Watercolors and Drawings
  • Jill Newhouse Gallery, (USA) "The Drawings of Jean-François Millet." 19th and 20th century European and American works on paper
  • Leon Tovar Gallery (USA) Modern Latin American Art; Latin American Master Drawings 
  • Mireille Mosler, Ltd. (USA) "Face to Face." Dutch drawings from the 16th to the 20th century
  • Nicolas Hall in association with W. M. Brady & Co.* (USA) "Old Master and 19th-century Drawings."
  • Robert Simon Fine Art (USA) "A Painting Dealer's Drawings: From the Renaissance to Today." European works of the Renaissance and Baroque periods.
  • Sam Fogg (UK) "The Medieval Body." Art of the European Middle Ages and the Islamic art world.
  • Shepherd W&K - Wienerroither & Kohlbacher (Austria, USA) Austrian Secessionist, German Expressionist and International Modern paintings and works on paper
  • Stephen Ongpin Fine Art (UK) "Master Drawings 2022." Master drawings, watercolors and oil sketches dating from the 16th through the 20th centuries
  • Stuart Lochhead Sculpture (UK) "Plaster! An exhibition on the infinite possibilities of a misunderstood medium, together with other selected sculpture." Antiquity to the 20th century works
  • Taylor | Graham (USA) American and European paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries
  • Victoria Munroe Fine Art (USA) "Adrian Nivola: Paintings and Pastels." Modern and contemporary art, juxtaposed with historical works on paper. 

*Denotes new exhibitor

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About Master Drawings New York

Master Drawings New York, the preeminent event for drawings on the calendar of art lovers, began as a casual gallery walk during the Old Masters auctions and The Winter Show in New York. Since its co-founding in 2006 by Margot Gordon, an Old Masters specialist in New York City, and Crispian Riley-Smith of UK, the week has grown into a highly anticipated occasion.


Master Drawings New York

Preview Evening:
Friday, January 21, 3 - 8 pm

General Opening Hours:
Saturday, January 22, 11 am - 6 pm
Sunday, January 23, 1 - 5 pm
Monday, January 24, 11 am - 6 pm
Tuesday, January 25, 11 am - 6 pm
Wednesday, January 26, 11 am - 8 pm (Late Opening Evening)
Thursday, January 27, 11 am - 6 pm
Friday, January 28, 11 am - 6 pm
Saturday, January 29, 11 am - 6 pm