Jonathan Boos specializes in American paintings, drawings, and sculpture created between 1850 and 1950, with a particular focus on works of the Ashcan School, American Scene painting, and the Stieglitz Group, including such varied artists as Stuart Davis, Ben Shahn, George Bellows, Milton Avery, Jacob Lawrence, Marsden Hartley, and Georgia O’Keeffe.
Boos brings singular experience to his gallery and his work as a consultant. His father owned and operated the respected Frank H. Boos Gallery in Troy, Michigan, for 40 years. Jonathan started working in the family auction house at age eight and was employed there full time for six years after receiving his degree from Michigan State University.
In 1994 Boos began working as curator and adviser to Richard Manoogian and the Masco Corporation Collection in Taylor, Michigan—a role he continues today. Boos has helped build the Manoogian and Masco collections into one of the finest private ensembles of American art in the world, acquiring notable works by Frederic Church, Sanford Gifford, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, Childe Hassam, and Edward Hopper, among others. He has helped organize exhibitions of the Manoogian and Masco collections presented at the Vero Beach Museum of Art; the Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan; and the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, Tennessee, among many other institutions.
Jonathan Boos’s background underlines the unique strengths of his gallery: deep knowledge of the field and its participants and a reputation for discreet, transparent transactions. He started the gallery in 2008, with bases in New York and Bloomfield Village, Michigan, and has quickly attracted clients—private collectors and great museums—who are among the most discriminating and visionary in the world.