About us

Bringing our clients stunning, rare, and unique works.

With a reputation for value and discretion, Eric Gillis Fine Art has become a notable figure in the international art market. We offer high-quality drawings, prints, and paintings from a diverse range of artists and time periods, and pride ourselves on the level of expertise and care we provide our clients.

We are renowned for the eclecticism of the works we offer, spanning from the late 15th century up to the 1920s: from Mannerism, to the European schools of the 17th and 18th century, to Romanticism, Impressionism, Nabis, Pont-Aven, and Belgian Symbolism.

Our history and experience

A well-known collector, advisor, and gallery owner, founder Eric Gillis began as a scholar of art history and archaeology, earning a master’s degree at Lausanne in the 1990s. He went on to work in museums in Bern, Paris, London, and New York for C G Boerner before establishing Eric Gillis Fine Art in 2011.

Specialists in Belgian Symbolism

One of our best strengths, the Belgian Symbolism movement emerged as a turning point between 1880 and 1910. We deal with artists such as Ensor, Finch, Rops, Khnopff, Spilliaert, Degouve de Nuncques and Delville that led the way for notable later Belgian artists such as Schmalzigaug, Vantongerloo, and Magritte. Symbolists believed in expressing the inherent mystery of life through evocative and mystical symbols, as opposed to literal or realistic interpretations. This movement is credited for influencing the Art Nouveau philosophy, among many other styles and artists.

Léon Spilliaert
The Bird of Prey
— Wash and China ink, 1903


A passion for craft, scholarship, and conservation.

Contact us and you will quickly gain a sense for our dedication to compelling works of art and influential artists we offer. We aim for a win-win relationship for our clients, connecting collectors with engaging, unique works that are also worthwhile patrimony.

Our love of art is what motivates all that we do. We defend a taste for very powerful and academic images, and high standards of conservation to ensure the world’s great works of art continue to bring inspiration for generations of collectors and curators to come. They are the most valuable part of our field.


Our collections have included drawings and paintings by major world artists, including Schongauer, Dürer, Bosch, Rembrandt, Ostade, Tiepolo, Goya, C. D. Friedrich, Delacroix, Daumier, Hugo, Manet, Stevens, Degas, Redon, Pissarro, Bonnard, Vuillard, Seurat, Gauguin, Seguin, and Denis. We also have an eye for lesser-known artists whose works hold value in their rarity and quality.

Looking for something in particular? Our network of private collection allows us to further our market reach and sustains our academic standing. Whatever the situation is, our passion for discovery remains focused as we pursue each object.

Descent from the Cross by Torchlight
— Etching and drypoint, 1654


A reputation for excellence and expertise.

Whether you are interested in buying, selling, or simply discovering the potential in art collecting, we can work alongside you for each step of your experience.

We pride ourselves on our discretion and professionalism. Having access to some of the best private collections, we conduct sales on behalf of families, collectors, foundations, museums, and institutions. We stay away from the glare of the salesroom – focusing on the greatest possible satisfaction for all parties involved – which is why many museums and collectors have trusted our offers.

If you are interested in selling, we are happy to assist – whether you want to sell a single great work of art or an entire collection or estate. Our long-term experience enables us to manage the multiple aspects of buying and selling artwork – from education on care and handling of works, to assisting with your strategy to make the most of your investment.

Jan Toorop
Resting woman and child
— Pencil and watercolors, 1898


Stay connected with us.

Whether you are looking for something specific, or want to be among the first to learn about our new acquisitions, joining our mailing list is the best way to stay informed and in touch.

We keep our network of contacts and organizations updated on our collections, exhibitions, and catalogues, and keep your specific interests in mind as we acquire notable works. Please know that we respect your privacy with great care and will never distribute your information under any circumstances.

James Ensor
The Deadly Sins - Pride
— Etchings, pencils and watercolors, 1896-1904

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