Galeries Bartoux’s saga is a real family history. From the beginning, art is part of the genetic code of the family. The father, Roger-André Bartoux, owned an art publishing house.
Robert Bartoux opens with his wife and his brother Jean-Guy, the first Galerie Bartoux at Honfleur in 1993. The second gallery opens in 1995 in Saint-Paul de Vence, and is quickly followed by galleries in Megève, Courchevel, Cannes, then Paris in 2003. The Champs-Elysées allow them to approach another clientele, more international. Galeries Bartoux affirm their style : to propose at the same time, great masters, confirmed artists and emerging artists. A vision they wish to expand internationally : a first gallery opens in New York in 2008, then in Singapore in 2014, and London in 2015.
With an unconditional love of artists, painters, sculptors, photographers ... and a perfect knowledge of the artistic world of yesterday and today, the Bartoux family wishes that art can abolish differences, and bring down prejudices. Galeries Bartoux aims to bring its customers culture, diversity, but also dreams. In Robert Bartoux’s eyes, the notion of pleasure is inseparable from that of art. That's why he assumes all his artistic choices.
Robert Bartoux stresses the importance of not being locked in a style, in a color : for him, art is a perpetual renewal. This is why, within Galeries Bartoux, the generational context seems to him primordial : not to isolate himself in his certainties and convictions, it is for him vital to benefit from the new and necessarily younger eye of his nephews (Alexandre, Charles, Nicolas and Pierre-Olivier) and his daughter (Laura). The fact of not having the same vision of the world is a strength, a guarantee of openness to new artists, new trends.
The Galerie Bartoux Monaco inaugurated last summer is the group's "Master Gallery". Rare and unique works by contemporary artists of talent and those of the greatest masters pieces are exhibited. This gallery is intended to be representative of the Monegasque principality ... more intimate, more elitist and more upmarket.