Richman, Arlene

Arlene Richman has been avidly collecting art since the early 1980s. She relates her passion for art, her efforts to share her passion through hosting salons in her home to introduce others to collecting and living with art, and the ability of art fairs to act as approachable introductions to buying work for new and entry-level collectors.

“The fairs created a whole different environment and atmosphere from my perspective. And I found after I would go to the fairs, when I would follow up at a gallery, you felt like you had credibility… it gave me a confidence, I suppose. And I found I loved it. I loved being able to experience art from all different scenes and dealers you could never get around to.”

Arlene Richman is a real estate lawyer based in New York who has also lived and works in Chicago. She founded Richman Law Group, Millennium Park Realty, and JMR49, Inc. Richman holds a J.D. in Law from Case Western Reserve School of Law and an M.B.A. in Management and a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.