About the Chai Gallery of Fine Art
Gallery owner, Mark Jaffe has been surrounded by Jewish art his entire life. His parents filled their Birmingham, Alabama home with the works of Erte, Agam, Tarkay and Hibel to name just a few.
Fast forward to 2009 when Mark’s now wife, Randi, contacted him upon reading about his love for cruises in his online dating profile. They began purchasing art on the cruises they took first just to commemorate their trips, but soon realized the cruise art auctions provided the perfect opportunity to purchase in bulk and resell the exclusive pieces below retail price.
Mark and Randi continue to go on cruise after cruise buying pieces that, until now, could only be found in galleries in New York, LA, Miami, and on cruise ships. They focus on Jewish artists and works of art that explore Jewish themes. Almost every piece is signed and accompanied with a Certificate of Authentication.
Their collection includes the old masters: Marc Chagall, Rembrandt van Rijn, Pablo Picasso, and Francisco Goya, as well as contemporary artists including Peter Max, Itzchak Tarkay, Yaacov Agam, Romero Britto, Alexander Gockel, Anatole Krasnyansky, “Fanch” Ledan, and Linda Le Kinff and many others.
Now, with a sizable collection, Mark and Randi have opened the Chai Gallery of Fine Art in Sandy Springs, Georgia. The gallery brings Jewish fine art to Atlanta at every price point – from a $100 poster to a $50,000 one-of-a-kind museum piece. The gallery includes lithographs, oils, etchings, watercolors, and animation cells. It is open to those who want to purchase art and to those who want to explore and learn about the rich variety of art created by or inspired by Jewish people throughout history. Art lovers who can’t make it to the gallery in person can view and purchase more than 300 pieces of the gallery’s art online.
As new residents of Atlanta, Mark and Randi look forward to building relationships with the community and filling homes and businesses across the southeast with meaningful and unique Jewish art. Based on family values, a portion of each sale will go to Jewish or United Way charities.