Dear Visitors and Clients,
We are located in the beautiful art haven of Carmel, CA. As Carmel's most reputable and oldest commercial gallery, Zantman's is one of the great success stories of the West Coast art scene since 1959.
A fascinating Dutch couple, Johan and Gertrude Zantman, launched this enterprise almost 60 years ago. They came to the business through rather incredible routes. Both were born in Holland, and they met and were married in Indonesia where Mr. Zantman was a film distributor for theaters throughout the area. After immigration to the East Coast of the U.S. in 1958, they moved to California to start a business of their own. The following year they purchased the Hidden Village Coffee House and Gallery in Monterey, and by 1962 the business had grown so much they moved the gallery to Carmel.
All through the years, Zantman's has always stressed integrity, the highest art quality, value, and most importantly delivering the highest level of customer service to our valued clients. Zantman's has continued to represent only the finest artists from the U.S and abroad, bringing new and aspiring artists to your attention as well as notable artists already at the forefront of the contemporary art scene.
None of this success story from the coffee house forward would have been possible had it not been for our loyal and discerning clientele. Our clientele has reached well into the tens of thousands. It is our hope that this mutual relationship will continue to grow and flourish in the years to come.
As third owners of this fabulous legacy, we thank you for your patronage in the past and the future.
William and Kimberly Yant
“Possibly the best gallery that I've ever walked into. The type of work that they select is incredibly tasteful and unique. I got to learn about new artists hat I've never heard of before. And what a shame for such incredible artists to go unknown. Friendly staff. Highly recommend this place!!” - Sarah A
“I made my first-ever fine art purchase here. Bret was so wonderful to work with and I never felt any pressure. Their selection of art was right up my alley, and one of my favorite parts is that if for some reason the art work does not work in your home, they will exchange it for something else. It can be difficult to select the right piece to fit into your home so this is highly appealing. I will definitely be returning to this lovely gallery again! Wish I could have bought more :) - Jill G
“One of the best galleries I've been to. Paintings are very beautiful and unique!” – Antti G.
“Exceptional gallery with deep roots in community. Strong contemporary collection represents range of plein air to impressionistic urban landscapes and naturalism to abstracts.” – Josef A.
“Brilliant selection of varied, gorgeous pieces. So many textures!!” – Jaemy M.