About the Edgartown Art Gallery
Tranquil, pleasing to the eye, perhaps revealing a quiet story. Above all, beautifully executed, whether in oil, watercolor, or pastel. These qualities appeal to Gery Conover in the art he collects for himself, for his Edgartown Art Gallery, and next door within the old-world ambiance of The Charlotte Inn, his celebrated Relais & Chateaux hotel on the island of Martha’s Vineyard.
Gery’s interest in art began as a boy growing up in Philadelphia, where his stepfather owned a gallery and restored fine artwork. His appreciation grew to encompass a wide range of traditional art, and as he traveled, his knowledge and regard deepened, and he began collecting.
A small house on Edgartown’s South Water Street was the setting for Gery’s first gallery, opened in 1971. The late painter Ray Ellis and watercolorist Carolyn Blish were among the gallery’s first artists, and dozens more gravitated to the warm, sophisticated setting Gery created to showcase their work. Today, more than 200 artworks fill the elegantly appointed gallery space, located on a secluded side path overlooking The Charlotte Inn’s renowned gardens.
The Edgartown Art Gallery now represents dozens of contemporary artists of the highest caliber, and many pieces from the 1800s and early 1900s as well. The artworks in oil, pastel, and watercolor encompass many genres, including tranquil landscapes and still lifes, equestrian and sporting art, wildlife and dogs, and idyllic village and beach scenes. The Edgartown Art Gallery’s gracious, understated approach offers a welcome opportunity to browse at your leisure among an unparalleled selection of fine art, including many renowned artists.
In addition to the Edgartown Art Gallery, Gery and Paula Conover own The Charlotte Inn, an elegant Relais & Chateaux luxury hotel with old-world ambiance in the heart of Edgartown village. They also own The Terrace at The Charlotte Inn, one of most romantic, relaxed, and sophisticated dining experiences on the island of Martha’s Vineyard.