About MDNY

Established in 2006 and co-founded by Margot Gordon and Crispian Riley-Smith, Master Drawings New York (MDNY) is the pre-eminent event for exhibiting and celebrating old master through contemporary drawings in the United States. Dealers from the United States and Europe showcase their highest quality drawings in galleries along Madison Avenue on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

Scheduled for the last week of January, the event coincides with the major Old Master auctions and scholarly events focused on drawings. It is a week dedicated to historic art, where collectors, scholars, museum curators and dealers travel to New York from around the world to view artwork and participate in the events around the city.

We hope you will join us in 2021 for the 15th Anniversary of Master Drawings New York !

As we approach the 2021 event, we are taking necessary precautions to reflect the unprecedented changes to the art world as a result of Covid-19.
Please check our website and Social Media channels for updates.


Co-Founding Director, London

Crispian Riley-Smith

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Director, New York

Allison Wucher

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Advisory Board Members

Christopher Bishop

Christopher Bishop Fine Art

Robert Kashey

Shepherd / W & K Galleries

Jill Newhouse

Jill Newhouse Gallery

Stephen Ongpin

Stephen Ongpin Fine Art

Alan Salz

Didier Aaron