Harlem’s Own Essie Green Galleries: Black Master Works within Reach

In Harlem’s historic Sugar Hill district there is a wealth of black history housed in a quaint corner brownstone at 419A Convent Avenue. There you will find the renowned Essie Green Galleries, home to artworks by African American artists, such as Jacob Lawrence, Romare Bearden, Lois Mailou Jones, and Norman Lewis.


Sherman Edmiston is President of Essie Green Galleries, and is one of the most respected dealers of Black Master works in the United States. He is a Harlem native, graduated from City College with an engineering degree, and earned his MBA from Baruch. Edmiston pursued real estate and art dealing in Manhattan and Brooklyn, and in 1979 he helped to open his first gallery in Park Slope, Brooklyn.


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