Meibohm Fine Arts & The Art Shop, located in historic East Aurora since 1957, is deeply rooted in the Buffalo area. We are pleased to be serving art enthusiasts as we enter our 121st year of business. Our reputation for personalized attention and customer service is the most important part of our family business.
In 1901, Carl H. Meibohm, photographer at the Pan American Exposition, opened The Art Shop at 324 Connecticut Street, on Buffalo's old West Side. Soon after, a new building was constructed at 326 Connecticut Street, to provide for the expanding business. Custom framing, paintings, prints and art objects were his specialties. The Art Shop became a well loved Buffalo institution and continued to operate at this location until Carl and Pearl Meibohm died in 1957.
Walter N. Meibohm, their son, grew up in the art business. In 1939 he left Buffalo for New York City where he worked for an internationally known art publisher. After overseas service in World War II he returned to New York. Then in 1947 he moved to Indiana where he became involved in designing frames and mouldings, and began purchasing paintings and fine prints on annual European business trips.
In 1957 Walter and his wife Betty moved to 478 Main Street, in historic East Aurora, to establish a specialized business in original oil paintings under the name Walter Meibohm Fine Arts, Inc., including The Art Shop's custom framing which assured the continuation of varied art services to both the residential and commercial community. Walter continued to share his extensive knowledge of the art field with his customers until his death at the age of 84.
Meibohm Fine Arts, Inc. is now in its third generation. Grace Meibohm values the tradition of quality work, presenting a blend of art and history with a personable approach along with customized service. It's a portrait of a family business where integrity of materials, design and service continues to draw clients today, as in the past, by offering "a little better than seems necessary."
Meibohm Fine Arts offers a unique selection of artwork for the collector or home decorator. We specialize in antique and vintage prints, our inventory contains original stock in mint condition. Contemporary artists from around the world are represented in our large selection of fine quality open and limited edition prints.
Our Gallery displays some of the finest local artists as well as showcasing original decorative and antique artwork. Exhibitions of historical importance and the most exciting recent works are regular features. We acquire new works often and are interested in purchasing original antique or vintage paintings.
Our knowledge of art is something we are pleased to share.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions by phone at the number on the left or by the email link below.