ABOUT

Moore-Gwyn Fine Art Limited was founded by Harry Moore-Gwyn in 2007 and specialises in paintings, drawings and sculpture by British artists, with a particular focus on the period from c.1870 to the middle part of the twentieth century. Dealing primarily through fairs and catalogues we will be opening our first London gallery in Mason’s Yard in St James’s in April 2018. In addition any work on the website is also available for viewing by appointment from our bases near Burford in West Oxfordshire and in London just south of Kensington High Street. Our particular interests include:


Early British and Pre Raphaelite Drawing

Drawings and watercolours by Edward Lear

Paintings and drawings by members of the Camden Town Group, particularly the work of Robert Bevan and Walter Sickert

Works by early twentieth century students of the Slade and their contemporaries including Paul and John Nash, Augustus John, William Orpen and Henry Lamb

Drawings by Sir Stanley Spencer

The work of Elinor Bellingham Smith

Unsung artists of the twentieth century, including James Boswell, Lowes Dalbiac Luard, Ethelbert White, Norman Clark, Robert Tavener and Rudolf Sauter

Designs for theatre, posters and advertising artwork


We have also been involved in the sale of works of art to a number of significant British and international public and private collections including:


The British Museum

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The National Maritime Museum and Royal Observatory, Greenwich

The RAF Museum, Hendon

The Fry Art Gallery, Saffron Walden

The Deutsche Bank Collection

New College, Oxford

The National Trust (Sandham Memorial Chapel, Burghclere)

Harry Moore-Gwyn studied at Oxford University and Christie’s Education before gaining a place on the Graduate Trainee scheme at Sotheby’s London. Dealing independently since 2000 (and as Moore-Gwyn Fine Art Limited since 2007) he has established a reputation in the field of Modern British painting and drawing with a particular interest in unsung artists of the period. He has exhibited at many of the leading London art and antique fairs including Olympia, the BADA Fair, Art Antiques London and the Grosvenor House Art and Antiques Fair. He has served as chairman of the picture vetting committee for the Winter Olympia Fair and is on the advisory committee for the Works on Paper Fair. He has also curated selling exhibitions in New York, participating in British Art shows at the Shepherd W&K Galleries. In addition he is involved in a separate auction venture at 25 Blythe Road in west London, running twice yearly sales of British and Continental Pictures and Prints. He is a member of the British Antique Dealers’ Association and the Cotswold Antique Dealers’ Association.

He has also written extensively on art, publishing catalogues on (amongst others) Sir George Clausen, Josef Herman, Sir William Orpen, Rudolf Sauter and Graham Sutherland. His work as a curator has included Kenneth Rowntree (Pallant House Gallery, Chichester and Fry Art Gallery, Saffron Walden) the catalogue of which (also co-written by Harry) was nominated for the 2016 Berger Prize for British Art History. He has also curated: Laurie Lee (Royal Geographical Society for the Works on Paper Fair), Conquest of the Skies (Science Museum (for the Works on Paper fair)) and Walter Bonner Gash (Alfred East Gallery, Kettering). In the summer of 2018 he will be curating the first major retrospective for thirty years on the British painter Henry Lamb at the Salisbury Museum (travelling to Poole Museum in 2019). His catalogue for the show, Henry Lamb: Out of the Shadows will be published by Paul Holberton in the summer of 2018.