Ronald Normandeau, after some years of gallery ownership in Westwood Village, established the Anthropos Gallery of Beverly Hills, California in October, 1976. Located at Wilshire and Camden, the gallery specialized in Ancient and Tribal sculpture from the Old as well as the New World: Ancient Egyptian Art & Antiquities, Pre-Columbian Art, and North American Indian and Eskimo Art.
During the past three decades, we have focused on the art of the western coastal regions of North America: the sculpture of ancient Mexico, the antique art of the Pacific Northwest Coast Native American, the art of the early California cultures, and the related Art of the Native American Southwest.
Normandeau has served as exclusive agent and curator for acquisition and de-acquisition of world-class private collections for many years, including the Proctor Stafford Collection (1988-1997), the first American Pre-Columbian art collection of Ancient West Mexican ceramics. A significant part of this collection was acquired by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art during the 1980s, after a major exhibition during the 1970s.
Over the last few decades, Normandeau-Anthropos has contributed major works of ancient sculpture to noted museum shows. Many of these works have been published in top reference books, such as the great Princeton Art Museum Exhibition in 1995-‘96: The Olmec World: Ritual & Rulership.
Anthropos founder Normandeau was Director of Special Exhibitions at Chac Mool Gallery in West Hollywood from 1995 until 1997, and served as curator of a critically acclaimed Pre-Columbian Art exhibition there in 1996 (Sculpture of Ancient Mexico).
Ronald D. Normandeau is a private dealer currently exhibiting by appointment at Anthropos Fine Art, 860 Glenneyre Street, Suite 2, Laguna Beach, CA 92651.
As a member of the the Antique Tribal Art Dealers Association, based in Santa Fe, and Los Angeles Tribal, as well as a former Associate of Sothebys.com, Anthropos is committed to connoisseurship, scholarship, and the highest ethical standards. We guarantee authenticity on all sales. We make accurate and prompt appraisals for public institutions as well as private collections. We will travel worldwide to purchase entire collections or a single object. We are always seeking quality works of art.
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