K Nathan Gallery was established in 1975 by Keith N Kelman, concentrating on high quality rare coins and American antiques. Beginning in 1976, he began importing Jamaican art while also dealing in American art. He made art his major focus when he opened his current gallery in La Jolla in 1992.
Originally specializing in early California paintings, he rapidly became known in the art world for his highly educated eye and ability to search out the best of the best. With the use of the internet, Mr. Kelman views between 200 and a thousand paintings virtually every day on his constant search for that occasional gem. Today, K. Nathan Gallery handles wonderful examples of artwork by artists from around the world, from many different time periods. The gallery is highly regarded throughout the United States and overseas for the quality of art handled.
The gallery displays excellent works of early California, modernism, impressionism, Bay Area Figurative, the arts and crafts and depression eras.
Mr. Kelman and master craftsman, Andres Ortiz founded KelmanOrtiz fine frame makers almost two decades ago. Today they are internationally recognized for the excellence of their high quality hand carved gold leaf custom frames which are also available to the public through www.kelmanortiz.com.
Customers are always warmly welcomed at the gallery and our website is updated on a regular basis.