Figureworks ®
168 North 6th Street
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211

hours: see below - by appointment at this time


fine art of the human form


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Hugo Robus
1955, bronze, 23" x 20" x 14"


Figureworks is dedicated to bringing you contemporary and 20th century fine art that explores the human form. Established artists drawing inspiration from the human figure are represented. Figureworks handles a diverse selection of figurative art incorporating the male and female nude, portraiture and narratives. Many mediums are represented including pencil, pen & ink, oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, glass and sculpture.


The gallery opened in April 2000 and is located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, where works on this site and related figurative art may be viewed.

Arlene Morris
The Boxer
2019, mixed media on handmade paper, 22" x 16"


Figureworks is pleased to offer original 20th century drawings, paintings and sculpture by prominent WPA, regional and international artists. Artwork will be continually updated as works are sold and/or catalogued. Please contact us for more information concerning pieces posted or additional pieces by listed artists.


: All works within this site are copyrighted and can not be used without Figureworks permission.


In support of New York City's effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, Figureworks Gallery will be open by appointment until further notice.

While the gallery’s physical space will be closed, we will be available via email and phone.

Note that we will also have time to finally be updating our website so some pages will be under construction during this time!

Thank you for your patience and we hope everyone can stay healthy and safe.

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Maris Bishofs
March 7 - April 12, 2020

Figureworks is pleased to celebrate Armory Week with a collection of satirical lithographs created by Maris Bishofs in 1977. These commentaries on the art world remain as timely today as when then were created. This series was created when Bishofs was living in Israel and publishing his first book entitled The Exhibition.

Maris Bishofs’ career spans over 50 years and his illustrations have been published in every major US publication, including The New Yorker, Time Magazine, Newsweek, Harpers, New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe,  Rolling Stone, Village Voice.  He has had numerous exhibitions and books published celebrating his unique style of illustration.

Maris Bishofs was born in 1939 in Rujiena, Latvia in what was then the Soviet Union. In 1965 he became the first artist to graduate from the Latvian Art Academy with an interior design degree.  In 1972 he emigrated to Israel where he worked and exhibited his art until moving to Paris in the early 1980s.  In 1984 he moved to New York City, to what would become a highly celebrated career as a commercial illustrator.  In 2003, after nineteen years in New York, he returned to Latvia.

168 North 6th Street
Williamsburg • Brooklyn, NY 11211

Saturday, Sunday 1 - 6 pm or by appointment


Figureworks has an impressive collective of nationally and internationally recognized figure based artists. With the gallery centrally located in Williamsburg Brooklyn, a cultural center for NYC, great attention is given to local artists. Select artists have been listed on the site with various examples of the diversity found in contemporary figurative artwork.


© NOTICE: All works in this site are copyrighted and can not be used without the artist's permission.