Dealers' Diary


How printmaking roared back to life

04 December 2017

During the 1950s a revival in UK printmaking took root. As dedicated print studios were set up, etching, lithography and screenprinting flourished, and in the 1960s, as critics celebrated the ‘rebirth’ of the print, Marlborough Fine Art entered the print publishing market.


Dealer demonstrates his own art skills

04 December 2017

A collection of paintings on show at contemporary art gallery Daniel Raphael offers a glimpse into the life of a well-known dealer.


Shop talk – Emporium Antiques Centre in Lewes

27 November 2017

In our continuing series looking through the keyhole of ‘bricks and mortar’ shops in 2017, ATG talks to Michele Doyle from the East Sussex antiques centre.


5 Questions: D Kevin Smith of Windsor House Antiques

27 November 2017

D Kevin Smith launched Windsor House Antiques in Leeds in 1957. It is now based in Barnwell Manor in Peterborough by appointment and also trades from its website.


Artist Stanley Anderson records the rural artisans

27 November 2017

The artist Stanley Anderson (1884-1966) was a perennial sceptic of 20th century ‘progress’. An engraver, etcher and watercolour painter, he started working in line engraving in the 1920s when it was an outmoded and almost extinct form of graphic output.


North London gallery shows Arts & Crafts furniture alongside later works to encourage combinations

27 November 2017

For its annual winter show, 'In Situ', The Millinery Works gallery in Islington shows off the diversity of its offerings while celebrating the Arts & Crafts furniture in which it has long specialised.


Birds painted in New York fly to the UK for winter

27 November 2017

The Albemarle Street gallery Connaught Brown rounds out the year with an annual winter exhibition.


Why team is theme for London Art Week

20 November 2017

Inaugural winter art week involves series of joint ventures with dealers outside the initiative.


Go bumper to bumper at the Bohun Gallery

20 November 2017

Among the many prints by Julian Trevelyan (1910-88) included in Bohun Gallery’s ‘Travels’: An exhibition of etchings is Avenue of the Americas (pictured above).


Modern Scots and rock ‘n’ roll line-up for Edinburgh art exhibition

20 November 2017

For its final pair of exhibitions this year, The Fine Art Society in Edinburgh is staging Modern Scottish Paintings, 1940-85 and John Byrne Rock ‘n’ Roll from November 24-December 23.


5 Questions: Mark Jarrold of Vavasseur

20 November 2017

Mark Jarrold of Vavasseur discusses the appeal of barometers, the need for new fairs and his love of strong coffee.


Angels fly ahead of the furniture pack in Suffolk

20 November 2017

The second of Suffolk House Antiques’ two annual exhibitions has yet to kick off officially – Christmas Selling Exhibition 2017 runs from December 2-23 and showcases an array of early furniture and works of art in the Yoxford gallery. Even so, with the catalogue up online, sales have already started.


Where books and art meet: an exhibition you can read a lot into

20 November 2017

Literary enthusiasts could get their fix at Shapero Modern’s exhibition 'Still Reading' (until December 4) this month, held in conjunction with Sladmore Contemporary. It includes a number of maquettes and bronzes by sculptor Martin Jennings.


5 Questions: Mark Seabrook

13 November 2017

Mark Seabrook of Mark Seabrook Antiques deals in oak and country furniture and early metalwork. He stands at the upcoming Antiques for Everyone (November 23-26) fair in Birmingham’s NEC.


John Mitchell Fine Art celebrates the life of Julius Caesar Ibbetson

13 November 2017

Leeds-born artist Julius Caesar Ibbetson (1759-1817) was a self-taught artist who worked during the ‘golden age’ of British watercolour painting. And while, perhaps, his prowess did not always rival that of his leading contemporaries, James Mitchell reflects that at his best, the Yorkshireman’s work is “very pleasing”.


Derby porcelain under starter's orders at upcoming Antiques for Everyone fair

13 November 2017

Porcelain society event spearheads ceramics spotlight at winter 'Antiques for Everyone'.


Geoffrey Clarke's sculpture brought together with new book and show

13 November 2017

Lists of artwork by Geoffrey Clarke (1924-2014) can read like a travelogue.


English and Continental Antiques offer local works in Suffolk exhibition

13 November 2017

In the little market town of Eye in Suffolk, English and Continental Antiques is preparing for its final exhibition of the year (starting November 18).


Shop talk – Harp and Rose Antiques, 55 St Benedicts Street, Norwich, NR2 4AP

13 November 2017

In our continuing series looking through the keyhole of ‘bricks and mortar’ shops in 2017, ATG talks to Glenn Lawrence of Harp and Rose Antiques, which opened in May 2013 and specialises in early English porcelain and ceramics. It also stocks period furniture, clocks, glass, jewellery and more.


Emily Young sculpture stars at Robert Bowman

13 November 2017

Bowman Sculpture holds an exhibition of new works by British artist Emily Young from November 17-January 11.