Inside the House of Heydenryk

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Founded in Amsterdam in 1845, the House of Heydenryk (pronounced HI-den-rike) is one of the world’s oldest and most respected dealers of custom and antique picture and mirror frames. In 1936, Henry Heydenryk, Jr., the great grandson of the founder, brought the firm to the United States where he revolutionized the framing world.

The company made reproduction frames and provided period frames for works by some of the greatest artists in history including Raphael, Titian, Vermeer, Rembrandt, Monet, Cezanne & van Gogh. Heydenryk also created exclusive original designs for many important painters of the 20th century including Pablo Picasso & Henri Matisse. The firm worked directly with such artists as Salvador Dali, Fernand Leger, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, Andrew Wyeth, John Marin, Marsden Hartley and many others.

Heydenryk frames can be seen in such institutions as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The National Gallery of Art, The Whitney Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, Sotheby’s, Christie’s and The White House. The House of Heydenryk continues to create new designs for contemporary artists and to work with interior designers, architects, art dealers, galleries, museums and collectors on an international basis.


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