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.


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High view of Boulogne

20 September 2021

This 1930 view of Boulogne on a misty day was painted by Albert Marquet (1875-1947).

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The lure of Japan for Mortimer Menpes

13 September 2021

Mortimer Menpes (1855-1938), who painted this portrait titled 'The Yellow Parasol' visited Japan in the 1880s and 1890s.

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The web shop window: French still life by Jules Cavaillès

13 September 2021

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

Portrait de Monsieur Jules Dejouy

Édouard Manet portrait in Welsh museum gets funding for restoration from TEFAF grant

28 August 2021

The National Museum Wales has received a €20,000 (£17,130) grant to restore an Édouard Manet (1832-83) picture.

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Ernst Nay's abstract painting is top result at Munich auction

09 August 2021

'Doppelspindel-Rot', a monumental oil on canvas from 1967 by Ernst Wilhelm Nay (1902-68), topped the latest evening sale of Modern and Contemporary art at Ketterer Kunst (25% buyer’s premium) in Munich.

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French sales feature Indo-Chinese works with Hanoi link

19 July 2021

What is known as Indo-Chinese art frequently comes up for auction in France, in part because this area of south-east Asia was formerly a French colony.

Oliver Barker at Sotheby's

London sales are ‘best since pandemic’

05 July 2021

The latest round of Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary art sales at Sotheby’s and Christie’s represented the highest overall total for a ‘London’ auction series since before the coronavirus pandemic.

The National Gallery of Greece

Picasso and Mondrian paintings stolen in Greek art theft returned

01 July 2021

Two paintings stolen from Greece's National Gallery in 2012 have been recovered and a builder has confessed to the crime, according to Reuters.

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How De Stijl shaped Schmidt’s ideas

28 June 2021

In 1922, Theo van Doesburg, gave a course at the Bauhaus in Weimar, devoted to the artists’ group De Stijl he had co-founded some five years before.

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5 Questions: modern art dealer Liberté Nuti

28 June 2021

One half of the master drawings gallery Härb Nuti, Liberté Nuti is a specialist in Modern and Impressionist art with a particular focus on works on paper. Härb Nuti is taking part in London Art Week, which runs from July 2-16.

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The web shop window: Surrealist picture by Eileen Agar

28 June 2021

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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Early avant-garde scene offered in German auction

28 June 2021

The colour scheme and composition of 'Blauer Junge mit Sense' (Blue Boy with Scythe) appear almost psychedelic, but in fact the 4ft 8in x 6ft 8in (1.41 x 1.72cm) oil painting was executed in 1911.

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Miró set to see in Mayfair

21 June 2021

Mayfair Art Weekend (MAW) is back for an eighth annual event with a busy programme of exhibitions and talks planned.

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Matisse drawing re-emerges in Aix-en-Provence auction

07 June 2021

A charcoal drawing by Henri Matisse (1869-1954) that has not been seen since the major retrospective on the artist at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1948 is to be offered at auction in Aix-en-Provence.

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Photography via a painted focus

31 May 2021

The early 20th century German photographer August Sander has a legendary status, not least for his long-running series of documentary portraits, published under the title 'People of the 20th Century'.

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Barbarity brings faith for Arthur Segal

31 May 2021

Having spent seven years in Berlin, the Romanian artist Arthur Segal left Germany at the outbreak of the First World War.

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The £36,000 tale of Maud Lewis and her $10 oils

24 May 2021

A group of naive oils found boxed up during a house move drew strong interest at Hanson Holloway’s Ross (25% buyer’s premium), making a combined £36,000.

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The web shop window: Giacometti's drawing of composer Stravinsky

24 May 2021

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

Dr Ferdinand Mainzer

London and Birmingham museums benefit from tax scheme for doctor’s portrait

22 May 2021

The National Gallery in London and Birmingham’s Barber Institute of Fine Arts will both benefit from the acquisition of a portrait by German artist Lovis Corinth (1858-1925).

Sotheby's New York

Flagship Modern and Contemporary art auctions return to form in New York

17 May 2021

The latest flagship sales of Modern and Contemporary art in New York showed a return to some normality after a difficult 14 months.

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