Anthony Meier, who founded San Francisco’s Anthony Meier Fine Arts Gallery, will be the next president of the Art Dealers Association of America, an industry group with 190 galleries among its members. He succeeds dealer Andrew Schoelkopf, who led ADAA from 2018 until early 2021.
Meier has been a part of the ADAA leadership team since 2007 and was previously Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Art Show Committee, an advisory group to the ADAA Annual Fair whose most recent edition was opened last week in New York.
âADAA members represent an extraordinary breadth and depth of expertise and excellence through their programs, and I am honored to continue to support them as part of ADAA leadership,â said Meier. âI look forward to continuing to work with CEO Maureen Bray, my fellow Board members and the full membership to amplify their vital role within our industry. “
Prior to opening Anthony Meier Fine Arts in 1984, Meier was curator of prints at the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is currently Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, TX, and previously served on the Board of Trustees of the Meadows Museum of Art at Southern Methodist University, Blanton Museum of Art. from the University of Texas at Austin and the California College of the Arts. Meier has operated his gallery in San Francisco since 1996.
Along with Meier’s appointment, ADAA also appointed four new directors to its board: Katherine Degn (Kraushaar Galleries), Robert Grosman (Mitchell-Innes & Nash), Emily-Jane Kirwan (Marian Goodman Gallery) and Nick Olney (Kasmin).