About Us

Based in Old Lyme, Connecticut, de Gerenday’s offers Fine art materials and giftable objects from around the globe

Based in Old Lyme, Connecticut, on the campus of Lyme Academy of Fine Arts, de Gerenday’s offers fine art materials, curiosities and giftable objects from around the globe.

Modeled after the most famous and storied art stores in Paris and London, such as Sennelier and
L. Cornelissen, our destination shop is as photogenic as it is substantial. Both in store and online, artists will find an abundant array of the finest quality oil, acrylic and watercolor paints, brushes of all sizes, fine linen papers, canvas on rolls, and sculpting tools, all chosen by the professional artists who comprise the faculty of the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts. Fine art brands sourced for the store include Michael Harding, Old Holland, Rublev, Artefex, Raymar, Holbein, Winsor & Newton, Chelsea Classical Studio, Silver Brush, Trekell, Robert Simon, Isabey, Raphael, New Wave, Strathmore, Fabriano, Arches, Stonehenge, Staedtler, Derwent, Sennelier, Apollon, Centurion and more. 

An exceptional collection of plaster casts, classical European figurative sculptures sourced from notable collections in Italy and France, are also available for purchase.  The casts are used for teaching and study by faculty and students attending the Academy and have become one of our top-selling items.

In addition to supplies for artists, a unique collection of “curiosities” adds a sense of old-world charm and sophistication to the store, including an extensive collection of new and rare art books, taxidermy, architectural salvage, tapestries, and one-of-a-kind decorative items for the home.

About our namesake:

The shop’s name honors Laci de Gerenday, the husband of the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts founder, Elisabeth Gordon Chandler, who was himself a successful sculptor and instructor. He joined the Lyme Academy faculty in 1979, and taught for 22 years.

Whether you are in need of a new canvas, or simply looking for a unique gift, enjoy your exploration of our fine art materials and curiosities shop.You will find a variety of items for both artists and non-artists ranging from $5.00 to priceless. 

As always, if you have any questions, please give us a call at 860-434-8725 and be sure to follow us on Facebook & Instagram to see our latest finds!