How to Become an Art Dealer


Art Dealer Job Description

Art dealers are responsible for selling paintings, sculptures and other works of art to their clients and general customers. They act as an intermediary in connecting artists and buyers.



Art Dealer Job Duties

• Sell artworks done in every medium

• Gain thorough understanding of the needs of wants of the buyers they represent

• Attend art shows and auctions in order to gain clientele, liaise with artists and other art dealers, as well as purchase artwork for their clients

• Spend a great deal of time networking in order to find new buyers or artists to represent

• May affiliate with auction houses in order to sell art

• May sell art from private office

• May specialize in a certain era, particular style, certain artist or certain medium



Scholarships for Becoming an Art Dealer

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as an Art Dealer. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our All Scholarships by Major page.


Success Tip: Be sure to apply for any scholarships that you even barely qualify for, as there are millions of dollars of scholarships that go unused every year due to a lack of applicants!


Becoming an Art Dealer: Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for becoming an Art Dealer. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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