Gallery Info


Director, Susan L. Halper 

B.A. Art History, Barnard College
M.A. University of Pennsylvania 
NYU Fine Arts Appraisals Course, USPAP Compliant 
Accredited Member, Appraisers Association of America.

Susan L. Halper Fine Art, Inc. was founded over three decades by Susan L. Halper.  Working closely with the director, the late Thomas M. Messer, she was the chief administrative person in charge of  important daily tasks like general museum coordination, internship training, paid staff and volunteer personnel and very special events. Interns have become curators at major museums, directors of museums and executives at auction houses over the years.

Beginning in 1983, Ms. Halper began the business of art dealership and has advised private and museum clients in buying and selling additionally organizing several exhibitions. Simultaneously and for 8 ½ years until 1991, Ms. Halper managed a major New York contemporary art collection. She has a special niche in African-American Art market: Norman Lewis, Kamar Thomas, Franks F. Deceus. Ms. Halper is especially  interested in works on paper and has unique works and prints in various media on the website available for sale.  1950 prints by Zao wou-ki show this French/Chinese artist at his best.  In addition, there are numerous photographs by the William Wegman, an artist who uniquely photographed his and other people’s dogs under leaves, on furniture with humor and lightheartedness.

Nan Goldin’s photograph of Rene Ricard displays a seminal figure of the art world as well as a poet, who wrote early on in the 1970s about Basquiat and in the 1980s about the East Village art scene. Photographs by Gwenn Thomas demonstrate her deep art historical perspective .  Unique works  by ground breaking women artists from the 70s are also available like Helene Aylon, Mary Frank, Gilah Hirsch, Joyce Kozloff and others. This was a very fertile period for art and the development of the art community in NYC.

Many of Halper Fine Arts' offerings are especially suited to the beginning art collector who wants to buy affordable art with value and art historical context. More expensive works are also available upon inquiry. 

As an member:

Ms. Halper has curated numerous virtual exhibitions on her site. 

Other curated exhibitions:

Arranged for Alfred Jensen exhibition at Malca Fine Art, ”Alfred Jensen: Unity”, October 5, 1999-January 8,2000

“Group Exhibition” (Gwenn Thomas, Robin Bruch, Stephen Mueller, Joe Fyfe and Alfred Jensen) The Art Exchange, 2 Broadway, NYC, 1998

“Boaz Vaadia: Recent Scupture”, 1-3/87

“Tobi Kahn: Chosen Spaces-Chosen Objects” 3-6/87 Philadelphia Museum of Judaica

”Contemporary Pedestal Sculpture” (catalogue) University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, traveled to two other museums 8/85-8/86

”Framed”, Suellen Haber Gallery NYC 2-2/84

Art Fairs:

Including Parallax Art Fair, 2012 and 2013; Affordable Art Fair 2005 and 2007; The Pavilion, 2006. 

Additional Activities:

Arttable, member of Program Committee.

Having completed the NYU course in Fine Arts Appraisals, Ms. Halper is USPAP Compliant and is working as a Fine Arts Appraiser for insurance, donation and equitable distribution purposes. Listed as a qualified appraiser in the data base for the Appraisers Association of America.

 Art Fairs in 2013, 2012  NYC; Affordable Art Fair, NY 2005; The Pavilion at Javits Center, NY 2006

Studio Tours Spring and Fall 1996

Researched and coordinated photography for “Brancusi” by Radu Varia published by Rizzoli International, 1986

© Susan L. Halper Fine Art, Inc. 2019