Altman Siegel was founded by Claudia Altman-Siegel in 2009. The program focuses on internationally recognized, museum-level artists whose work contributes to the cultural dialogue domestically and abroad. The gallery presents significant Bay Area artists and brings international artists to San Francisco for the first time. The core gallery program focuses on young and emerging artists, but the gallery also punctuates the program with historical exhibitions to provide depth and context. Artists represented by Altman Siegel receive critical attention and are widely exhibited. Many of the gallery’s primary artists, originally shown with Altman Siegel, are now being shown internationally and by established galleries in other cities, proving that the gallery has become a spring-board for young talent.