If you’re considering buying a painting or sculpture, there are many London Fine Art Dealers to choose from. Some deal in both contemporary and Old Master works.
Thomas Gibson Fine Art has been in business for over 40 years and is a member of The Society of London Art Dealers (SLAD). Under Hugh Gibson, the gallery continues to expand its holdings and participates in international fairs.
Thomas Gibson Fine Art
Thomas Gibson Fine Art has been around since 1969, providing a one-stop shop for Impressionist and 20th Century masters as well as Modern British & International Post-War art. The company also offers services including works on consignment, advice at auction and valuations for the discerning art collector. With son Hugh in charge, the company is able to keep up with the latest developments in the market and offer its clients an array of innovative services. For example, the company is among the first in the country to offer a full-service digital catalogue for the sale of its own stock and can provide clients with access to their collections at any time, anywhere. The company has a dedicated team of experienced staff and a well-stocked inventory of works by the world’s most prominent artists. This, coupled with the aforementioned services, has allowed the Company to build a reputation as the art dealer of choice for London’s most discriminating clients.
Lefevre Fine Art
Established in 1926, Lefevre Fine Art was founded by Alex Reid and Ernest Lefevre, two of the most eminent dealers in Impressionist and Modern art at that time. They first exhibited at 1a King Street, St James’s. They eventually moved to Bruton Street Mayfair.
The gallery was renowned for its representation of artists like George Seurat, Henri Matisse, Edgar Degas, Amedeo Modigliani, Pablo Picasso, Louise Bourgeois, L. S. Lowry, Salvador Dali, Balthus and Rene Magritte.
It was at Lefevre Fine Art that Vincent Van Gogh immortalized one of its co-founders in a portrait. Today, the gallery has a reputation for excellence, specializing in paintings from the late-19th and 20th centuries. The directors are determined to continue the tradition set by their predecessors and maintain the reputation for the high quality of work offered. For this reason, they have opted to close their public gallery and focus on private dealing and commissions. They have also decided to concentrate on a more contemporary approach in their new gallery space, where they offer Modern works alongside Contemporaries.
Whitford Fine Art
Whitford Fine Art is one of London’s leading international Art Galleries specialising in European and British 20th Century painting and sculpture with an emphasis on Post-War Abstraction and Pop Art. Founded in 1973 by Adrian Mibus and Louise Whitford, the gallery offers almost forty years experience in buying, selling and advising clients.
In addition to art historical curatorial advice, the gallery also provides valuation services and participates in international fairs in London, Brussels and New York. Its re-launch at the Brussels Antiques and Fine Art Fair in January was well received by fellow dealers, who drooled over key works by the Zero Group (see below).
For decades the gallery has presented a vast exhibition programme ranging from Belle Epoque, Orientalism, Pre-Raphaelites, Symbolism, Vienna Secession to Modernism, Cubism, Ecole de Paris, Post-War British Art and Australian Aboriginal Art. The Gallery manages the estates of Caziel, Mildred Bendall and Joseph Lacasse and represents artists including Frank Avray Wilson, Clive Barker, Derek Boshier and Georges Bernede.
Henry Miller Fine Art
Henry Miller Fine Art is a London dealer that focuses on the male form. The gallery is housed in a recently restored East London period home, and offers a unique buying experience.
The collection includes paintings, drawings, prints and photography from a number of centuries. Several artists are featured, including Keith Vaughan, Duncan Grant, Richard Hamilton and Michael Leonard.
Unlike other collectors, Miller doesn’t choose a specific period or school of art to focus on, instead choosing one subject matter and curating his collection around this. The result is a delightfully eclectic collection that spans a number of centuries and styles.
He also has a particular interest in gay art and the depiction of homosexuality in a time when it was considered to be morally repugnant and illegal. Amongst the artworks in the collection, there are two works by Patrick Hennessy, who was a leading figure in gay art during this period.