About Us


Since its founding in 1969, DeRu’s Fine Arts has been a leader in the field of Early California Impressionism and American Impressionist art. Our galleries in Laguna Beach and Bellflower, California, showcase the finest examples of the genre, featuring many of the most famous artists of the period.   You will find outstanding pieces from such artists as Granville Redmond, Edgar Payne, William Wendt, Maurice Braun, John Gamble, Frank Cuprien, Hanson Puthuff, A.G.Ryder, Marion Wachtel and Anna Hills, to name but a few. DeRu’s is also a recognized leader in authentication, and has long been the official representative for the estate of Edgar Payne.
 
Our inventory is extensive and well chosen.  We guarantee the authenticity of all work presented by DeRu’s and that all work is in premier condition and expertly framed in hand-carved frames of the period.
 
DeRu’s also proudly showcases the works of David Chapple and Gerald Rahm, two talented contemporary plein air artists.
 

DeRu's Fine Arts Exterior Gallery ViewDeRu’s Fine Arts is a founding member of FADA (Fine Art Dealers Association), and has been in the forefront of the California art community for over 40 years, providing expertise in art consultation, appraisals, conservation, and education to collectors, museums, authors, and researchers in the field of California and American Impressionism.
 
In addition, DeRu’s stocks over 80 titles of art reference books related to the Early California and American Impressionist Periods. Many of these works are treasures in themselves, as we carry many out of print and hard to find titles. We are also the publisher of the outstanding reference book by Edgar Payne, "Composition of Outdoor Painting."

DeRu’s Fine Arts is your pre-eminent source for purchasing, selling, consigning, conserving, researching and appraising Early California Impressionist and American Impressionist fine art.

Please contact us today to experience the pleasure of dealing with one of America’s foremost art galleries.
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