For nearly 70 years, Margareta Schik Bardy was a leading international private art dealer.  She began collecting artworks in Hungary in the 1940s and came to America after the 1956 Uprising.  She became a U.S. citizen and continued her Hungarian art acquisitions, initially based in New York, then expanding to offices in Miami and Los Angeles.  It is astonishing that Margareta's long and productive life - she passed in March, 2013 - bridged most of the 20th century, well into the 21st.  Margareta was a true force of nature and lived to 97 to prove it!  She spanned the classical and modern worlds, and it's embodied in her remarkable collection - personally curated with a keen eye for aesthetics and value.  Through her passion, she became an authority on Central European artworks, and over many decades, her collection became a truly unique and authentic reflection of Hungary's rich cultural heritage.  To honor her wonderful artistic legacy, we've produced and posted below "Hungarian Art Masters Rhapsody," a 9-minute video tribute that showcases her amazing collection.  The short film's moving soundtrack features composer Franz Liszt's "Hungarian Rhapsody," performed by phenom violinist Semyon Snitkovsky.

Margareta shared her passion for art with her Godson, Tom Schwartz, who will continue in her footsteps at Hungarian Art Masters Gallery (HamG), a unique online gallery they created together.  HamG's focus is original, historically-significant Hungarian modern masterworks, offered at discounted prices.  Unlike intimidating brick-and-mortar galleries, HamG's website doesn't come with any pressure to buy -  so collectors can browse as much as they want and search for pieces within their range.  We're helping to raise international awareness to Hungary's classical and modern fine art heritage through the visibility the Internet provides, and the substantial savings are encouraging a new generation of collectors.  By helping collectors and aspiring collectors discover and appreciate outstanding Hungarian fine art, we make Hungary's high artistic and cultural legalcy more accessible to more people.  For collectors with a keen eye to aesthetics but a defined budget, HamG provides a new and secure pathway to acquiring Hungarian fine art by listed and renowned masters, based on current Art Index Auction Hammer Price, with no buyer's premiums added on.AboutUsPhoto400  By operating exclusively online, we have no storefront overhead or retail gallery markups that heavily inflate costs.  We offer unexpected treasures and unexpected savings - as much as 70% OFF market retail value or more!  On average, our inventory sells for about 50-70% off retail gallery comparables.  HamG represents the best way to save big on authenticated fine art collectibles. 

HamG's current online presentation of museum-grade to decorative artworks, represents but a small sample of our extensive collection.  So if you don't see what you’re looking for, please call or email us and we’ll be more than happy to assist you.  The provenance and quality of our investment-grade artworks have been fully authenticated, and we stand by our sales with a complete satisfaction guarantee and full refund policy:  Buy paintings and try them in your home for seven days, including free return shipping.  Start browsing now and buy original fine art in our HamG gallery!

The gallery’s artworks emanate from Hungary’s Realistic, Academic, Art Nouveau, Impressionist and Secessionist movements. They reflect the finest European art tendencies and traditions, yet uniquely mirror the vibrant character of the Hungarian experience over the last century.  Hungarian fine art emerged from the shadow of the Iron Curtain in 1989 and has surged in value ten-fold due to the inexorable depletion of inventory in the classical and pre-contemporary sectors. Considered "Europe’s hidden treasure,” these rare works of superior artistic achievement reflect the rediscovery of traditional Central European oil paintings.

Astute collectors are now rightly focusing on the exquisite skill, technique and quality of our Hungarian masterworks, and esteem their potential for high long-term appreciation, as compared to the huge prices and volatility of Western European contemporary art.  Through our online gallery, we can suit every collector's objectives with a broad range of offerings.

Investment-grade fine art is recognized as a tangible and portable asset class that stores high value.  Besides providing pleasure and beauty, it also represents one of the soundest, most profitable long-term investments available.  History has proven the merits of a diversified portfolio:  According to the Mei Moses Fine Art Index, high-quality modern art provides a secure path to a steady return on investment.  From 2005-2015, while gold increased 125% in value, top-tier fine art increased 750%.  In times of chronic uncertainty, the safe-haven value of Hungarian fine art far exceeds its aesthetic qualities. 

We're dedicated to quality, integrity and service, and offer enduring value at truly insider prices!  HamG represents the best way to uncover the art collectibles you want and save big, while resting assured they're authentic.  For your peace of mind, we only list certified and/or appraised property.  Our Hungarian masterworks will uniquely preserve their power and embedded value over the decades.  HamG's marketing strategy is a simple one:  we're totally committed to cultivating an excellent relationship with our discerning clientele.  "The collector's loyalty will be continuously earned!"


 
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