The Dumonteil gallery created in 1982 by Dothi and Pierre Dumonteil represents Contemporary Artists and Artist Estates of their choice. Since its creation, the Dumonteil gallery has played a decisive role in the promotion of international artists in new geographical areas. This mission gave rise to historical exhibitions in Shanghai, New York, and Paris.

In 2021 Dorian Dumonteil officially takes the reins of the family gallery for which he has worked since 2012. Born in 1987, holder of a master's degree in finance and wealth management as well as a second master's degree in art history, Dorian has always been immersed in the art world with his parents Dothi and Pierre Dumonteil.

It was in 2008 that the Dumonteil gallery experienced its first major turning point with the opening of a gallery in Shanghai specializing in contemporary art under the direction of Yuxin Zheng. The Shanghai branch of the Dumonteil gallery, designed to strengthen collaboration and ties with Asia, is one of the very first Western galleries to have turned to the art market and the contemporary Chinese art scene, so early in its development. Since then, with a space of more than 300 m2, it has become a real player in the contemporary art market in China through its close links with private collectors, foundations, and museums.

2021 is therefore the year of a radical change, with the end of the 1930s department, Pierre Dumonteil being the world specialist in artists exploring themes related to Animals and Nature from the 1930s to the 1970s, to now focusing only on the Contemporary Art department, the Dumonteil gallery becomes Dumonteil Contemporary, with the opening by Dorian Dumonteil of a second Parisian space of 300 m2, 8 rue d'Aboukir, 75002.
As for the historic gallery space at 38 rue de l'Université in the 7th arrondissement, it now specializes in the development of the contemporary limited edition design branch, becoming Dumonteil Design.

The aim of the gallery is to support artists in the development of their most ambitious projects and to promote them on the national and international scene. Whether in their various exhibition spaces, outside the walls in collaboration with public or private institutions and at fairs such as WestBund Art & Design, Art 021, Art Paris, Asia Now ...

Going beyond the simple commercial ambition, the Dumonteil gallery has always extended its influence by engaging in various cultural sectors, by advising its clients as well as possible in the constitution of their collection, by lending works during museum exhibitions and by contributing to reference publications.
Galerie Dumonteil is also a member of the Professional Committee of the CPGA Art Galleries and of the Compagnie Nationale des Experts CNE.
Pierre & Dothi Dumonteil


With a joint diploma in private law and in art history awarded by both the University of Paris and Ecole du Louvre, Pierre Dumonteil, dedicated to the advocation, distribution and connoisseurship in the fields of modern and contemporary art, is a certificated auctioneer who has worked for Drouot, one of the largest and most prestigious auction houses in France.

Ultimately Mr. Dumonteil’s upbringing in Aubusson, a region in France notable for its tapestry industry, not only helped him develop a taste for art at an early age but also a passion for the collection and diffusion of artworks.

In 1982, Pierre co-founded with his wife Dothi their eponymous gallery, focussing on the promotion of Art Deco objects from the 1930s and the works of contemporary artists. Today, Pierre is not only one of the very few but also one of the most important commissioners of sculptures in France.

A registered art expert in sculpture and painting of the 20th and 21st century at CNE, Pierre advises the French government in juristic settlements of artworks as a special consul for the Obersavtoire du Marche de l’Art in France. Holding numerous awards and titles, both Pierre and Dothi are decorated by the French government as Chevaliers des Arts et des Lettres in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the artistic scene in France.

A passionate collector with a strong interest in sculptures and porcelain, Pierre has been involved with the prestigious Manufacture de Sèvres in the promotion and distribution of works made by the Manufacture de Sèvres in China by encouraging and arranging collaborations between the Manufacture and artists or, in some cases, sponsoring exhibitions with institutions such as the University Museum and Art Gallery, Hong Kong. With a passion for the gallery industry at heart and a sharp eye in choosing objects with both market and historical potential, Pierre and Dothi Dumonteil lead the gallery with unique aesthetics and faith in tradition.