Since 1976, the Thomas Nygard Gallery collection has evolved to offer the finest quality art of the American West. We specialize in 19th and 20th Century American art with an emphasis on historical art of the Northern Plains. The Gallery also displays paintings of the Taos Society of Artists, Rocky Mountains, Hudson River and California Schools.
For over three decades the Thomas Nygard Gallery has worked with a broad array of clients, from the private collector to estates, corporations and institutions. The Gallery provides a full range of offerings including framing, conservation and restoration, appraisals, scholarship, curatorial management, packing and transport, photography, auction representation, acquisitions and sales.
Guests commonly find works by such noteworthy artists as Bierstadt, Borein, Farny, Moran, O’Keeffe, Remington, Russell and Sharp to name a few. Also featured is the finest collection of Sporting Art, the genre the gallery was originally founded on and still maintains today.
In 2000 the gallery relocated to a second level location in the heart of historic downtown Bozeman. The remodeled space occupies a structure erected in 1882 when the Northern Pacific Railroad arrived in the Gallatin Valley. Visitors find the space elegantly adorned with oriental rugs, fine furniture and the original brick walls and pine floors. The gallery itself features a state-of-the-art lighting system. The location has provided extensive space and allowed us to offer a greater selection of works.
Montana works to our client’s advantage for several reasons. While we are no more removed from the art world than a gallery in New York City we are fortunate to be situated in an outdoor mecca where one can participate in activities such as fly-fishing the finest blue ribbon trout streams in the lower forty-eight states. For those interested in history and culture, a visit along the Lewis and Clark trail is quite enticing. Most importantly, when you visit the gallery you are assured the privacy and the anonymity you deserve.
Thomas Nygard served as President of FADA for two years and was a member of the Board of Directors for 13 years. He currently serves on the National Advisory Board of the Charles M. Russell Museum and Board of Trustees of the Montana Historical Society and it’s Executive Committee.
The Thomas Nygard Gallery is always interested in purchasing individual works of art as well as complete collections and estates. We respectfully offer you our assistance in the field of collecting. We encourage your inquiries and invite you to visit us.