The most honest art gallery in the world.

The most honest art gallery in the world

  • Finding fine art you love on our website only takes a couple minutes.
  • We have over 30 years’ experience and our art is the best-of-the-best.
  • For art lovers who are dissatisfied with the current way to purchase fine art, we provide new solutions to find what you truly love.
  • Unlike one-trick pony galleries that have high overhead and pushy sales techniques, we do not put any pressure on you or push you into art you may not love.

Our Customers are the best! There is a reason over 40,000 people flock to our website annually to find fine art they love - It's because we earn your trust. Here's what our customers have to say:

Jerry & Joan - Thanks for your hospitality and helping us find this beautiful new piece for our home. Until next time...

Adrienne & Jon W.
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Bedford Fine Art Gallery is your best resource for finding paintings with that "wow factor", that are the focal point in any room. The best testimonials to the fine art people have fallen in love with are our notable sales to many happy customers throughout the United States and in select locations around the world.

Some notable sales to many happy customers

19th Century Paintings
Swans on the Thames
Tabletop Still-life
Sheep on a Rocky Coastal Path
French Landscape
The Old Mill at Salleport England
Horse in Landscape

For over 30 years we have had the great pleasure to work with leaders who share our passion for fine art - here are some of the kind words they had to say:

"I first met Joan and Jerry through a recommendation from my sister to go see their wonderful collection. Once I started to talk with them, I could see how much they loved learning about the psychology of art like me! I had the privilege to speak about Dialectical Behavioral Therapy art viewing and how the brain works when you view art. Art creates a safe place to bring forth emotions and Bedford Fine Art Gallery provided a relaxed environment, helping people find the art they love."

Dr. Terri Nicole Sawyer, LCSW, CFLE + C-DBT

"My interest in art conservation began as an undergraduate student at Boston University's College of Fine Arts, from which I earned my BFA in Painting and Printmaking. This experience led me to entry into the three year graduate program in Painting Conservation sponsored by Dominican University ( Rosary College ), River Forest, IL conducted at the Villa Schifanoia, Florence Italy, from which I earned my MFA in Painting Conservation. I am approaching my fiftieth year as a practitioner and for at least half of that time, it has been my pleasure to include in my clientele, Joan and Jerry Hawk, proprietors of Bedford Fine Art Gallery, Bedford PA. They are conscientious and attentive to the requirements of caring for and maintaining art work in the most responsible manner and I see the attention applied to the interest of their prospective clients as well."

Michael Max Mosorjak, MFA, BFA, Proprietor of Painting Conservation Laboratory

"As the site director to the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Bedford, I have worked with Jerry as the head of SAMA's Acquisitions Committee, Vice President of Development, and as an active board member. His unyielding passion for fine art is ever-present. Additionally, I have had the pleasure of working with his wife, Joan. Her exquisite taste in fine art has been a tremendous resource when working together to display selections from our permanent collection that numbers over 7,000 works from local, regional, national and international artists. They both have a sharp eye for detail, and together, Jerry and Joan have been continual key figures in the procuring and exhibiting of art for SAMA. I find their support and dedication to the organization to be significant, substantial, and detailed."

Morgan Young, BFA, Bedford Site Director Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art.

"I make it a point to visit other gallery's whenever I travel. Sadly, I'm usually disappointed by both the quality of the artwork shown and the presentation. I was very pleasantly surprised by the Bedford Gallery's Collection in both depth and quality. The gallery exhibited an interesting collection of 19th and early 20th Century artists supported with meaningful biographical data. The exhibition spaces were complimentary and an unusual surprise in a quaint historic city. Far superior to most of the galleries that I've visited in most big American cities."

Sam Berkovitz, Certified Appraiser, Appraisers Association of America.

Dr. Terri Nicole Sawyer

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Swans on the Thames
Tabletop Still-life
Sheep on a Rocky Coastal Path
French Landscape
The Old Mill at Salleport England
Horse in Landscape
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American Art Review
Pittsburgh Quarterly
Carnegie Magazine
Johnstown Magazine
Elan Magazine
Allegany Magazine
Bedford Gazette

Bedford Fine Artgallery

Bedford Fine Art Gallery is the ultimate destination for fine art.

  • ART IS SMART: Your home is typically your biggest investment, so it makes sense to enrich your beautiful home with the perfect complement – fine art.
  • BEST OF THE BEST: We specialize in the sale of unique original 19th century paintings by well-listed 19th century artists at the pinnacle of their prestigious careers.
  • OLD IS THE NEW NEW!: Like the beautiful architecture of an older building or the sleek lines of a classic automobile, good art is timeless.
  • EXPERIENCE COUNTS: With over 30 years of experience collecting fine art, we exceed expectations for both the new buyer and the seasoned fine art collector.
  • IMPECCABLE ETHICS: You can trust our reputation by viewing the paintings we have sold, throughout the years, to many happy customers.
  • OUTSTANDING SELECTION: Over 200 paintings for you to fall in love with.
  • YOUR LEGACY: You acquire a piece of history that preserves your legacy and lives on forever.
  • PAINTING QUALITY: Unlike most galleries and auction houses, the painting you purchase from Bedford Fine Art Gallery is ready to hang on your wall from day-one, for many years of enjoyment.

19th Centurypaintings

Welcome to Bedford Fine Art Gallery. Located in historic Bedford, Pennsylvania, the gallery offers a wide variety of works from some of the greatest and most well-known 19th century artists, early 20th century artists, and contemporary realism artists. You can see all of our available 19th century artwork on our Gallery page. Our current inventory boasts a wide diversity of subject matter from landscape, marine, still life, genre, American historical/political , sporting art, and animal themes and sculptures. Our gallery features both American and European 19th century painters such as John Henry Dolph, George Hetzel, William Bromley III, and Barton Stone Hays, to name a few. To see more of our 19th century artists, please visit our Artists page. Good art is timeless and only you know what "wows" you. You know it when you see it and we hope you make that connection with a stunning painting from Bedford Fine Art Gallery. Thank you.

Swans on the Thames
Tabletop Still-life
Sheep on a Rocky Coastal Path
French Landscape
The Old Mill at Salleport England
Horse in Landscape

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