The gallery was founded in 1966 by Daniel Templon in Saint Germain des Prés. It was the first gallery to move near Beaubourg in 1972. The gallery first gained recognition by exhibiting conceptual and minimal artists such as Martin Barré, Christian Boltanski, Donald Judd, Joseph Kosuth, Richard Serra. In the seventies, the gallery was a pioneer of contemporary art and introduced many important artists to the French public: Dan Flavin, Ellsworth Kelly, Willem de Kooning, Frank Stella, Andy Warhol. Galerie Templon soon became one of the references for contemporary art in France. Many artists, now part of art history, have exhibited with the gallery. In chronological order: Martin Barré, Christian Boltanski, Joseph Kosuth, Ben, Arman, César, Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, Sol LeWitt, Donal Judd, Ellsworth Kelly, Kenneth Noland, Robert Morris, Jules Olitski, Frank Stella, Olivier Mosset, Art Language, Richard Serra, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Karel Appel, Wilhem de Kooning, Helmut Newton, Francesco Clemente, Jörg Immendorff, Julian Schnabel, Lawrence Weiner, Daniel Buren, Jean-Michel Basquiat, David Salle, Robert Mappelthorpe, Robert Rauschenberg, Joel Shapiro, Keith Haring, Peter Halley, Alex Katz, James Rosenquist, Robert Longo, Paul Rebeyrolle, Georg Baselitz, Raymond Hains, Eric Fischl, Juan Uslé, Jaume Plensa, George Condo, Ross Bleckner, Chapman brothers, Jim Dine, Tunga, Richard Long, William Eggleston, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Yayoi Kusama, Richard Deacon, Larry Bell, Guillermo Kuitca, Anthony Caro.
Daniel Templon is the co-founder of the magazine ART PRESS.
Daniel Templon is one of the founders and current board member ADIAF, a 300 collectors group in charge of the Duchamp Prize.
The gallery represents a group of French and international artists, offering curatorial expertise and assistance in their many museum exhibitions and projects, and promoting a dialogue between generations and continents.
The gallery has two spaces in Paris and one in Brussels.