Gabriela and Mathieu Sismann founded their gallery in 1994. Located on the Carré Rive Gauche in Paris it has gained widespread renown as the only exhibition space devoted to a whole spectrum of European sculpture dating from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Classical and Baroque periods and the 18th century. They regularly organize exhibitions and participate in international fairs such as the Biennale Paris, Masterpiece London, BRAFA in Brussels and London Art Week. Driven by their instinct for fine pieces and their fascination with the spiritual aspect of the creative process, their acquisitions reflect a quest for rare, unknown or forgotten works of art. Some of their discoveries are acquired by important private collectors, others by renowned institutions such as the Louvre, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Museum of the Renaissance, the Palace of Fine Arts of Lille, the Museum of Fine Arts of Strasbourg, the Lambert Foundation, the Tassenmuseum, and the Katoen Natie Art Foundation. Gabriela is an art historian who specializes in Renaissance sculpture, and Mathieu, who studied Law and Art History, is an expert in ancient European sculpture and a member of the French Syndicat National des Antiquaires (SNA) and Chambre nationale des Experts Spécialisés (CNES). In this capacity he is often asked to act as an expert at international art fairs. Gabriela and Mathieu are polyglot and speak French, English, Spanish, German and Italian fluently. Every autumn they publish a catalogue of the most important pieces they have found, an event keenly anticipated by specialists and lovers of European sculpture.
S.N.A. (Syndicat National des Antiquaires Négociants en Objets d'Art Tableaux anciens et modernes de France)
BRAFA - Brussels, International Fine Art and Antique Dealer Show - New York, La Biennale Paris, Masterpiece London,