Meet our Team

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Shawn David

Director of Provident Fine Art

Shawn is a 4th generation art dealer that brings decades of experience to our Worth Avenue gallery. He takes pride in helping clients whether they are building their collection or divesting of  pieces they no longer desire. The gallery always has exquisite works for those with diverse and discerning tastes. Pieces include 19th & 20th century French and American Impressionism, Post Impressionism, Modernism and Contemporary works, always vetted for quality and condition. Shawn embodies Provident Fine Arts’ passion for exemplary customer service and placing beautiful art into our customers lives.

Carl David

Partner of Provident Fine Art

Carl was born and raised in Philadelphia and is a third generation Fine Art Dealer in the family owned and operated Gallery business, The David David Gallery, now in its fourth generation. Founded in 1910, the gallery specializes in original 17th-20th century American & European paintings, watercolors, drawings and sculptures.

David David Gallery and Provident Fine Art merged in 2016 in Palm Beach with Provident Fine Art, 125 Worth Avenue, specializing in both old and Modern American and European paintings of superb quality. Exquisite pieces by Leon Kelly, the American Surrealist, are on display as the gallery represents his works exclusively, having acquired the Estate. David and his wife relocated full time to Palm Beach in 2020 and with them did the carefully curated art from the David David Gallery.  

Due to the distillation of his generations of experience in the art world, his services have been commissioned for consulting work both in the private markets and for Museum clients as well.

Carl is the author of “Collecting and Care Of Fine Art”, Crown NY 1981 and now the revised edition with Skyhorse Publishing, NY 2016. He is also the author of two other published books (“Bader Field; How My Family Survived Suicide” & “Waking Dreams; The Subtle Reality”) as well as many published articles on Fine Art and non-art related subjects.  

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Daniela Gross

Assistant Gallery Director of Provident Fine Art

For over two decades, Daniela Gross has navigated the high-powered worlds of art, antiques, and hospitality.

 

Born and raised in Berlin, Daniela earned a degree as a hotel expert.  In 2001, she embarked on a hospitality career and soon thereafter, America came calling. Motivated to work abroad and to master the English language, she moved to South Florida.

After years of haunting Palm Beach County’s myriad galleries and visiting art shows, she realized her passion for art.

In 2012, she joined the Ashley John Gallery, a Palm Beach mainstay that specializes in twentieth-century American paintings and sculptures. Here, she oversaw sales and marketing, planned private events, and fortified relationships with designers and its jet set clientele.

At Cedric DuPont Antiques, she augmented her understanding of European art and developed a predilection for French and Italian furniture and accessories designed between the seventeenth nineteenth centuries. 

 

As the newest member of Provident Fine Art, she lends her expertise for managing, selling art, promoting, and planning spectacular events at Provident Fine Art Gallery.