Andrew Schoelkopf literally grew up in an American painting gallery. His father, Robert Schoelkopf, opened an art gallery on Madison Avenue in 1958 and continued to run the family business until his passing in 1991. Andrew joined the Robert Schoelkopf Gallery (a member of the Art Dealers Association of America) as Director in 1989.
After the closing of the Robert Schoelkopf Gallery, Andrew joined Christie’s auction house as a Specialist in American Paintings and became Senior Vice President and Director of the American Paintings Department in 1995, leading several of the firm’s most successful auctions and private sales in the genre. Andrew managed the 1998 auction of American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture from the Estate of Thomas Mellon Evans, which sold nearly $50,000,000. Mr. Schoelkopf subsequently held a number of senior positions with Christie’s as Director of Business Development for North and South America and in his final post with the firm as President of Christie’s Internet Auction business in 1999. Mr. Schoelkopf was a member of Christie’s Business Development, Management, and Operating Committees.
Menconi + Schoelkopf opened its doors in April of 2001 and is a leading gallery in the field. The firm specializes in American paintings, drawings, and sculpture of the nineteenth-, and early twentieth-centuries with significant focus on the work of the American modernists. The gallery is committed to providing industry-leading advice and market information to the most active participants in the field of American art and is frequently asked to manage the most complicated deaccessioning projects for the nation’s leading museums and private collectors. The gallery is particularly proud of the important work it has completed for museums including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Art Institute of Chicago; the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and many others.
Andrew holds a Bachelor’s degree from Denison University and a Masters of Business Administration from Fordham University Graduate School of Business. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Private Art Dealers Association of America, The Art Show Committee of the Art Dealers Association of America, the board of the ADAA Foundation, and the National Advisory Council of the Reynolda House Museum in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Andrew proudly serves as Board Chair of the Chordoma Foundation, an international non-profit that raises awareness and seeks to find a cure for chordoma, a rare cancer that affects the spine. Andrew was previously the Chair of the Foundation’s Education and Outreach Committee and is a member of the Development Committee, Finance Committee, and Nominating Committee. Andrew has served in many roles in the fine art industry and is the President of the Art Dealers Association of America. Andrew is a member of the Board of Advisors to Denison University in Granville, Ohio and of the Parents’ Committee at the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio.