Established in 1972 by Robert M. Hicklin, Jr., The Charleston Renaissance Gallery is the nation’s premier dealer in fine art of the American South. The gallery's holdings range from rare eighteenth century portraiture and engravings to acclaimed selections by lauded contemporary artists, including oils, works on paper, and sculpture, as well as the art of the Charleston Renaissance. Our art has found its way into the homes of connoisseurs around the world and into the halls of this nation’s most revered cultural institutions. A comprehensive index of artists whose works are represented in the gallery's holdings is available under the Art tab, as is a select list of institutional clients.

In addition to our complement of widely regarded exhibitions, the Charleston Renaissance Gallery has a longstanding commitment to the advancement of Southern art through scholarship. The gallery has published four major volumes on Southern art and regularly releases literary catalogues; our library and archives are unrivaled in the region.  In 2016 Robert M. Hicklin, Jr. donated a considerable portion of his archives to the University of North Carolina -- Chapel Hill. “Records of the Charleston Renaissance Gallery” collection, which features almost forty-five years of research, documentation, images, and correspondence, is housed in the Wilson Library's Southern Historical Collection and is open to the public for research.

The gallery is housed in a gracious nineteenth century building in the heart of Charleston’s historic district and features two spacious galleries along with intimate viewing rooms. Painstakingly restored to period perfection, 103 Church Street was recognized with the prestigious Carolopolis Award by the Preservation Society of Charleston in 1999.