Mia Weiner has been in the business of selling old master drawings and oil sketches since 1979 and has regularly held exhibitions in New York since then. She was the forerunner in America of private old master drawings dealers and the first to publish a comprehensive web site of Old Master Drawings. Until 1994 she mounted exhibitions in her private New York gallery, sometimes theme orientated such as Regarding the Antique as well as Emilian Drawings 16th - 18th Century, the latter coincided with a paintings exhibition of the same subject at the Metropolitan Museum. She has participated in a number of international fairs since 1990, in New York, London and Parma. Several of these fairs she helped to organize; many times she served on their vetting committees. She also served for a number of years on the board of the Art & Antique Dealers League of America. Presently she exhibits every January as part of Master Drawings in New York. In Spring 2015, Ms. Weiner opened a gallery called Pinacoteca in Bantam (Litchfield), CT. There she is introducing to a new public the beauty and intrique of old master drawings as well as showing 19th and early 20th century oil sketches and paintings, specializing always in Italian works and European artists working in Italy. In addition, exhibitions thus far have included works by living masters: the Irish colorist and painterly painter Kevin McNamara and the Italian landscape and still-life painter Richard Piccolo. Please visit Pinacoteca.us for more information.
Included among Mia N. Weiner's clients are European and American Museums as well as private collectors. Her first significant discovery, a rare and large sheet by Paris Bordone, was acquired by the British Museum in 1979. Many subsequent discoveries have been well placed including drawings by Barocci, Bernini, Annibale Carracci, Cigoli, Pietro da Cortona, Guercino, Mola, Passarotti, Preti, Reni, Ribera, Rembrandt, Tanzio da Varallo, and both Zuccari, for example. Other important discoveries can be viewed at the present web-site, from the intriguing Alonso Berruguete, an early Spanish drawing, to the beautiful oil sketch by Camuccini painted en plein air at Tivoli in the 19th century. Other significant discoveries include drawings by Natoire, Brebiette, G.B. Tiepolo, Salviati, Perino, both Procaccini, for example, are presently available and in stock though not on this site.
Though specializing in Italian drawings of the 16th and 17th centuries, Ms. Weiner has always carried interesting and beautiful sheets of other European Schools, primarily from the 15th through 19th centuries. Examples shown here include the rare Pynas, a finished mythological composition; a Northern Mannerist drawing of Adam and Eve worthy of Spranger; the extraordinarily intense nude by Berruguete; and the absolutely unique, very large, complete drawing by Preyss for an engraving commissioned by Vicentino of his painting, the Marriage Feast of Cana.
It is hoped that this latest edition of what may well be still the most comprehensive and informative web-site of old master drawings for sale, will make many of the present holdings of Mia N. Weiner accessible to both old friends and new. In the event you are looking for a drawing by a particular artist or of a specific subject, please contact us.