overstockArt.com was founded in 2002 by Stacy and David Sasson. It was a modest beginning in which the newly married Sasson's financed the start-up with a $5,000 loan from a local Wichita Bank. As the sole employees operating out of the couple's suburban Kansas home, their first art collection offered only a handful of unframed oil paintings to choose from.
The company soon prospered relocating to a converted warehouse on the busy Rock Road Street, just outside of the luxury shopping center, Bradley Fair. By 2005 the company had a handful of employees and stood on the verge of amazingly rapid growth.
This success was the result of the Sassons' long hours of hard work and intimate knowledge of the oil painting business. It was also a matter of fortuitous timing.
overstockArt.com was among the earliest online galleries of hand painted oil paintings and the first to focus on art reproductions of great masters such as Van Gogh, Monet and Klimt. The company's early years coincided with an explosion in the popularity of Impressionist art and the development of exciting new relationships with overseas art studios. As the Modern Art movement was conquering the auction floors getting record breaking numbers in Sotheby's and Christie's, overstockArt.com was slowly becoming a destination for art lovers who could not afford the high price tags of galleries, but wanted to enjoy hand painted art of great masters in their homes.
The company has led the way in creating a decorator-friendly website that makes the process of finding and ordering the right art for your space a matter of a few clicks. As the Internet becomes increasingly more appealing and accessible to interior decorators and home owners, overstockArt.com is finding new and exciting ways to engage customers via the web.
With the advent of Web 2.0, overstockArt.com is devoting substantial resources to providing customers with custom-tailored shopping experiences that reflect their specific decorating needs.
Today, overstockArt.com is a successful art gallery. The company has over 20 employees in 3 continents; headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, the company offers the most comprehensive selection of oil paintings and frames to choose from in the online oil painting industry — currently over 90,000 decorating combinations — including works by Van Gogh, Monet, Renoir, Klimt, Degas, Munch, and much more.
Despite the growth and many changes the company has seen over the years, one thing has remained unchanged at overstockArt.com. We are still a company composed largely of artists and art lovers. Many of us enjoy art and make art a part of our lives. We live and breathe the oil paintings that surround us and feel we have a special connection with our customers. Put simply, we are art lovers serving art lovers.
overstockArt.com is one of the web's most successful distributors of wall decor items with more than 20,000 daily visitors and 120,000 loyal customers. Founded in 2002 by Stacy and David Sasson, overstockArt.com began as a small home-based business with only a handful of unframed oil paintings to choose from. The business quickly grew and today has more than 20 employees in three continents with its headquarters in Wichita, Kan.
overstockArt.com has led the way in providing decorating assistance, custom framing and commercial wall decorating services. All of the oil paintings are hand painted art reproductions of great masters such as Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Pierre August Renoir and Gustav Klimt to name a few. overstockArt.com has an inventory of more than 60,000 paintings and more than 100,000 wall decor combinations to choose from in stock at all times, order time is minimal.
The gallery was recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. in the 2010,2011,2012 Inc. 500|5000 list.www.overstockart.com
Artist Become (ArtistBe.com), is the new online community for contemporary artists around the world, providing tools and resources to enable artists to pursue their artistic and professional goals. Artists can create their own galleries where they are able to showcase and sell their artwork. Fellow artists and art lovers can connect and communicate with other community members and comment and rate each other's artwork. The site utilizes the latest in social networking features such as sharing via Facebook and other social networking sites.
Artwork can be purchased as an original piece of art directly from the artist, or as an affordable canvas transfer painting. Reproductions come in a variety of sizes; pricing is dictated by the individual artists. Artists get royalties for every reproduction sold.www.artistbe.com
David Sasson is the co-founder and president of overstockArt.com. He is responsible for all aspects of growing overstockArt.com and establishing its dominance in the online wall décor market. Since founding overstockArt.com in 2002, Sasson has grown the company from its modest start to an international organization with offices located in three countries.Download Biography
Amit Yaari is the co-founder of overstockArt.com. He is responsible for developing the network of art studios overstockArt.com works with. His relentless focus on finding oil paintings and other wall and home décor products at great value has allowed overstockArt.com to become one of the fastest growing companies in the United States.
Amitai Sasson is the vice president of marketing and technology of overstockArt.com. He is responsible for all aspects of growing and marketing overstockArt.com to establish its dominance in the online wall décor market. He designed and developed not only the company online store, with annual sales of over $2 million, but also the enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management and supply chain management systems that overstockArt.com employs every day.Download Biography