Peter Findley Gallery - New York - USA

In 1870, when William Wadsworth Findlay opened the Findlay Galleries, Kansas City, Missouri was the "Gateway to the West", the jumping-off point where people, tired of farming rocks in New England, pursued the American Dream with visions of the free land made possible by the Homestead Act. Having left their possessions back East they came to Findlay to buy mirrors and simple things to take with them on their new adventure. Later, when ranchers drove their cattle to market at the rail-head in Kansas City, they also returned home with furnishings and art from the first Findlay Gallery. As Kansas City and the American West grew, so did the Findlay art business, still going strong today five generations later.