John Pence Gallery

The largest art gallery in San Francisco located three blocks from Union Square, the John Pence Gallery has a significant collection of major works from the 19th and 20th centuries, with a special emphasis on academic realism.

One of the premier academic realist galleries in the U.S. Primarily known for its strong stable of living academic realists, the gallery also presents significant works from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The gallery is San Francisco's largest, including more than 8,000 square feet of prime exhibition space. Visitors are welcomed, without pressure, and are encouraged to seek answers to questions about works on view, artists represented, and art in general. The staff is knowledgeable and collector- friendly.