Rachel Adler founded her first gallery in 1966 in Caracas, Venezuela under the name Galeria Conkright. In association with Hirschl & Adler Gallery, New York and Galerie Rene Drouet, Paris, the gallery sold works by Latin American artists Cárdenas, Cruz-Diez, Gego, Leufert, Polesello and Soto as well as work of established 20th century masters from the United States and Europe. In this last role, Rachel Adler was instrumental in the development of important private collections in Venezuela.
Adler & Conkright Fine Art was founded in 2003 when Rachel Adler Fine Art and Charles Conkright Fine Art merged. The more recent venture expands the scope of both former galleries by bringing together Rachel Adler's specialization in early 20th century, American and Latin American avant-garde movements with Charles Conkright's primary focus on the same geographic areas during the post World War II period.
Beginning in 1979 in New York, Rachel Adler has dedicated individual exhibitions to Alexander Archipenko, Alexander Calder, Jean Arp, Erwin Blumenfeld, Carlo Carrà, Jean Hélion, Erika Giovanna Klien, Francis Picabia, Liubov Popova, Alejandro Xul Solar and Kirill Zdanevich. Group exhibitions have been devoted to such movements as Cercle et Carré, Italian Futurism, Arte Concreto Invención and Grupo Madi, Kinetism, and the Cologne Progressives. This program continues under Adler & Conkright Fine Art. Participation in art fairs has included venues from Art Basel Miami Beach, The Armory Show-Modern, Master Drawings in New York and the ADAA's The Art Show.
The goal of the gallery has always been to explore and exhibit the explosion of ideas and proliferation of movements that were born in the early years of the 20th century and the way these percolated throughout the rest of the century and remain relevant through the work of their descendants-today's artists.
The gallery is known for its expertise and knowledge in this area of modern art as well as its understanding of the marketplace. It has placed works in the Museum of Modern Art (New York), Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven), the Art Institute of Chicago, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), IVAM (Valencià), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid), National Gallery of Australia (Canberra) and the Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris and many other institutions. The gallery works very closely with private collectors in Europe, Latin America, Australia and North America and advises in the formation of 20th century historical collections.
The gallery is a member of the Art Dealers Association of America, an organization promoting "the highest standards of connoisseurship, scholarship and ethical practice within the profession."