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.


Emma Ward

Art specialist Emma Ward to create new dealership with Fabrizio Moretti

26 September 2022

Dickinson Gallery’s managing director Emma Ward and James Roundell have left to set up a firm with Old Master specialist Fabrizio Moretti.

Simon Hucker

Modern and Contemporary specialist to head Lyon & Turnbull sale

26 September 2022

Auction house Lyon & Turnbull is to add a new sale to its London calendar led by newly appointed Modern & Contemporary art specialist Simon Hucker.

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Female students linked by tutor Lhote

26 September 2022

Flora Wood (1908-98) was a Scottish painter, draughtman and sculptor who studied in Edinburgh.

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Klee's Destruction and Hope

19 September 2022

This lithograph and watercolour from 1916 by Paul Klee (1879-1940) is offered in the sale of prints and multiples at Hindman in Chicago on September 29.

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Former factory worker and miner became Pro artist

12 September 2022

Scenes of rural life in the Outback are the most common subject of the prolific and highly inventive Australian painter Kevin ‘Pro’ Hart (1928-2006).

Surrealist bed

Ready for a night of surreal dreams

05 September 2022

This striking unique bed was designed in 1935 by poet and patron Edward James together with interior decorator Norris Wakefield.

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Russian Futurist’s US view offered at Doyle

05 September 2022

Doyle in New York is holding a Fine Art auction on September 14 offering a selection of affordable paintings, prints and sculpture that spans the late 19th through the 20th centuries.

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Rediscovered painting by German Symbolist von Stuck emerges in Missouri

05 September 2022

A rediscovered painting by the German Symbolist and Munich Secessionist artist Franz von Stuck (1863-1928) is to be offered by Soulis Auctions in Lone Jack, (suburban Kansas City) Missouri, on September 23.

Cezanne, La Montagne Sainte Victoire 1

Christie’s auction of $1bn Paul Allen collection could be the largest in history

27 August 2022

An unprecedented collection of art belonging to the late Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, could break records as it goes under the hammer at Christie’s.

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Fake or Fortune team investigate whether Sitwell sketch is a Modigliani

24 August 2022

In the second episode of the new Fake or Fortune? series, Fiona Bruce and Philip Mould investigate whether an artwork inherited from writer, critic and art collector Sacheverell Sitwell is a real Amedeo Modigliani sketch.

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Boudin goes with the flow in Cannes

25 July 2022

Besch Cannes Auctions holds its summer sale series in Cannes from August 13-16.

Sotheby’s auctioneer Oliver Barker

British art boosts latest Modern and Contemporary art series

04 July 2022

A string of top-end consignments of British works boosted the latest London sales of Modern and Contemporary art.

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Paintings by the likes of Francis Picabia top the Swaythling collection

04 July 2022

The top-selling lots in the Swaythling collection sold at Christie's were paintings from a diverse range of genres and periods.

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Die Brücke group works prove sought after among German Expressionist works at Munich auction

04 July 2022

Ketterer’s (25/20% buyer’s premium) recent evening sale in Munich got off to a perfect start.

Tête de femme  by Pablo Picasso

Picasso drawing discovered in a cupboard

20 June 2022

A Picasso drawing found in a cupboard has been sold at a French auction house for €158,000 (£135,000) or €192,759 including buyer’s premium.

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First part of the Givenchy sale at Christie’s Paris an 'historic night for decorative arts'

15 June 2022

The first in a series of auctions of items from two homes of the late fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy was a white glove affair

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Author closes a collecting chapter

13 June 2022

Horror and fantasy novelist went from buying comic art to modern European purchases.

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Previews: 20th century art

13 June 2022

Summer highlights from auctions and dealers.

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Alice Bailly loved both art and music

06 June 2022

In 1923, soon after the Swiss avant-garde artist Alice Bailly painted her 2ft 2in x 20in (65 x 50cm) canvas La cantatrice, it was bought by the collector Friedrich Trüssel at an exhibition in Bern.

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Talent torn apart by tragedies

06 June 2022

Two paintings sold in German auctions were produced by artists killed in wartime

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