Jonathan Hemley is the Founder and CEO of the Hemley Gallery. His family are writers and artists. Hemley’s father, Cecil Hemley, and cousin Adolph Gotttlieb, were major figures in the establishment of modern American art. Cecil Hemley was one of the founders of Forum 49 before Jonathan Hemley was born and Gottlieb was a major abstract expressionist. They started Forum 49 out of Provincetown, MA.
Hemley wants to focus on established but undervalued artists to bring them more recognition.