Impressionist and Modern Art

One of the flagship sectors of the art market comprising works by artists from the late 19th century through to first half of the 20th century. This area includes works by Impressionist, Surrealist, Expressionist and Cubist painters.


Ukrainian avant garde picture is among five lots to watch

11 September 2023

With estimates from £400, here are five previews of items coming up for auction this week.


Summer series of Riviera sales sees Zrzavy works shine in Cannes

11 September 2023

Paintings by the prominent 20th century Czech artist Jan Zrzavy (1890-1977) were among the highlights during a recent sales series in the French Riviera.


Gustave Alaux has a ball in Saint-Domingue

11 September 2023

Gustave Alaux (1887-1965) was a French marine artist with a particular interest in historical naval scenes and vessels, often depicted in exotic settings such as the French colonies. He was appointed official painter to the navy in 1926.


Twentieth century art amassed by two generations of Ohio collectors

04 September 2023

On September 14, Caza Sikes in Cincinnati will offer an 86-lot sale of avant garde 20th century art and sculpture bought by two generations of an Ohio family.


5 Questions with Beth Swaab of Bink Fine Art

04 September 2023

Beth Swaab of Bink Fine Art specialises in Modern British, Impressionist and 19th century pictures.


Gallery run by ex-Christie’s expert holds show focusing on the ‘first US Modernist’

14 August 2023

The paintings of Arthur Dove, often considered the first US Modernist, kicks off the exhibition programme at Schoelkopf Gallery’s new space in Tribeca, New York.


Big expression of interest as overseas buyers compete at German auctions

17 July 2023

International collectors invested considerable sums in the Expressionist paintings on offer at German sales over the last few weeks.


Albert Birkle disturbs and delights at Lempertz

17 July 2023

In the 1920s, the German painter Albert Birkle (1900-86) combined 'Neue Sachlichkeit' (New Objectivity) with his version of magic realism to produce sometimes disturbing results.


Klimt clinches European record

03 July 2023

A Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) portrait that made a record for any work sold at auction in Europe helped lift the latest series of Modern and Contemporary sales in London.

Dame mit Fächer portrait by Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt portrait makes record for any work sold in Europe

28 June 2023

The last portrait painted by Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) sold at Sotheby’s in London last night for £74m, a record for any artwork ever sold at an auction in Europe.


Adler led avant garde into the British art world

26 June 2023

Refugee artist provided first-hand experience of cutting edge style

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Top stories this week including news of a Gustav Klimt portrait at Sotheby’s that could set a record

25 June 2023

The most viewed stories on this website over the last week included news of a portrait by Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) that could set a record for any painting sold in Europe.


The Freddie Mercury Collection: A kind of auction magic

19 June 2023

Queen singer Freddie Mercury’s art and antiques collection is coming up for sale in September.


5 Questions with Rachel Elwes

19 June 2023

Rachel Elwes is a director at Ben Elwes Fine Art, one of the participants in London Art Week.

Dame mit Fächer (Lady with a Fan) by Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt portrait at Sotheby’s could set record for a painting sold in Europe

15 June 2023

One of only a small number of portraits by Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) still in private hands will be offered at Sotheby’s in London this summer.


Ulster Museum buys a Renoir – the first Impressionist painting to enter a Northern Irish public collection

13 June 2023

National Museums NI has bought Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s (1841-1919) L’allée au bois via the government’s Acceptance in Lieu scheme for the Ulster Museum.


Van Dongen's depiction of Dolly comes to auction

12 June 2023

'Portrait de Dolly' by Kees van Dongen (1877-1968) comes to auction this month.


Masterpieces kick off busy Knightsbridge summer season

12 June 2023

Forget 'Masterpiece' – this summer Gladwell and Patterson holds 'Masterpieces', an exhibition bringing together some of the top works from its stable of artists.


Albert Marquet's view of warships in Venice emerges at Drouot sale

12 June 2023

Mirabaud-Mercier’s sale at Drouot on June 16 will feature this Venetian view by Albert Marquet (1875- 1947).


Cubist still-life by Gleizes comes fresh to the market

12 June 2023

A Cubist still-life by Albert Gleizes (1881-1953) which has remained in the same family since it was purchased from the artist in 1948 is for sale at Ivoire Toulouse/Primardeco.