Summer : The Fine Art Society in London
"The Fine Art Society...where beautiful things are as plentiful as blackberries in September"
In 1896, not twenty-five years after the company had opened, the arts editor of The Sketch penned this lovely phrase, describing our galleries as he was guided around admiring 'the many prints, curios and pictures there enshrined.'
Very little has changed in the interim period as we still stock many fine examples of artworks from that time, including James McNeill Whistler, Walter Greaves and Gilbert Bayes, but also incorporating the much wider scope of artworks and artists that the twentieth century has to offer. Early artworks include designs by Orlando Greenwood, etchings and lithographs by Gerald Brockhurst, early works by Bertram Nicholls and Julian Trevelian and surrealist pictures by John Armstrong.
Amongst the finest pictures on view is a substantial work by the Modern British artist Mark Gertler titled Fishes. Completed only 2 years before his death, it is a vibrant still life, using pure, unmodulated purple, blue, yellow and rusty orange to bring the image to life.
The Fine Art Society on Carnaby Street is open by appointment. To book your visit, click here.