About the company
Arader Galleries proudly celebrates over 40 years in the business of important, antique works on paper, paintings and rare books, with a special emphasis on Audubon prints. Arader Galleries has built important map and book collections around the world, with both private collectors and national institutions. In addition the gallery exhibits at several important antqiue fairs throughout the country including The Winter Antiques Show benefitting East Side House Settlement, The Philadelphia Antiques Show and The San Francsico Antiques Show.
W. Graham Arader III began his collection of rare maps, atlases and Americana while an undergraduate at Yale University, and today that passion has grown into one of the world’s largest privately held collections of natural history artwork. Our mission is one of constant discovery and enlightenment for our community of friends, clients, educators, students, and colleagues; as such works of art can give the most poignant understanding of the times from which they originate. To us, nothing is more enthralling than a map, a document, a book or a painting that literally and figuratively illustrates history, bringing the past into the present with vivid power.
The works in our galleries exemplify such paragons of past eras. While they encompass a vast range of time and subject matter, they share an outstanding level of significance that has grown over the decades and centuries following their emergence. Whether they illuminate great turning points in history, memorialize landscapes of visions of destiny, or serve as breakthroughs in natural history, all of these pieces represent moments of unprecedented innovation or beauty. For the quality of timeless, unparalleled brilliance, they continue to resonate today more strongly than ever, and serve as inspiration for all of us in this dynamic and vital field.
Our galleries are located in Philadelphia, New York, San Francisco, and Houston. Each is open to the public daily and by private appointment. For more information, please contact us at 215-735-8111 or moc.seirellagredara|nehocirol#moc.seirellagredara|nehocirol.
Specialities and expertise
Arader Galleries specializes in 16th through 19th century natural history works on paper, with an emphasis the work of John James Audubon. The gallery has an extensive collection of Rare Maps and Color-plate Books along with American and European Paintings.