Meaning of gallerist in English:


Pronunciation /ˈɡal(ə)rɪst/


  • A person who owns an art gallery or who exhibits and promotes artists' work in galleries and other venues in order to attract potential buyers.

    ‘gallerists will tell you it would be difficult to break even without doing at least one art fair per year’
    • ‘Afterwards I'm taken to the nearby home of a former photo gallerist who now has the job of overseeing the Elton John collection.’
    • ‘Christine's acceptance by a haughty lady gallerist on the basis of a goofy videotape monologue seems a bit far-fetched.’
    • ‘In addition, it gives a gallerist an opportunity to educate his collectors about why an artist has chosen to paint nudes.’
    • ‘Another gallerist observed, "I can't believe all the twenty-somethings here tonight."’
    • ‘As every gallerist knows, most clients have a limited amount of patience for viewing work.’
    • ‘It is not so simple for a gallerist to get their work noticed and sold.’
    • ‘Any plans to pass on the current space to another gallery/gallerist?’
    • ‘Adam Chang's portrait of Gene Sherman depicts the redoubtable gallerist looking to her left, perhaps a little embarrassed, a little shy, to an empty room seen through a doorway.’
    • ‘Nick adds, "The reputation of the gallerist can be as important to the work."’
    • ‘We were once again amazed how the plucky gallerist has managed to cram so many art works into such a tiny space.’
    • ‘This individualized approach makes it easier for clients to react honestly to a piece rather than making a decision because a gallerist is waiting for their feedback.’
    • ‘Conny Dietzschold Gallery opens a group show tomorrow night to celebrate her 15 years as a gallerist.’
    • ‘Portfolio books also offer gallerists a good way to screen work by prospective artists.’
    • ‘Lieberman was one of few Chicago gallerists invited to be a member of the Art Dealers Association of America.’
    • ‘But artists and gallerists agree that any material, properly prepared and maintained, can be appropriate for outdoor use.’
    • ‘I will curate these, and it will also provide a space for visiting gallerists to mount shows.’
    • ‘The artists may get the kudos, but it's gallerists who ensure that the show goes on.’
    • ‘Get to know curators or young gallerists.’


Early 20th century (in the sense ‘person in a gallery’): from gallery and -ist.