Harry Moore-Gwyn studied at Oxford University and Christie’s Education before working as a graduate trainee at Sotheby’s London. He started dealing independently in 2000 and has established himself as a dealer in British Paintings, drawings and sculpture with a focus on the period 1870 to 1950 and with artists ranging from painters of the Camden Town Group (including Walter Sickert and Robert Bevan) to the Bloomsbury Group, John and Paul Nash and Graham Sutherland.
He opened his first gallery in St James’s in 2018, moving to the Ground floor at 6 Mason’s Yard in 2021 in a space he now shares with Guy Peppiatt and Nicholas Shaw. His stock is also available for viewing at his home near Chalford in the western part of the Cotswolds. He has also regularly exhibited in New York at the Shepherd W&K Galleries and taken stands at many of the leading British art and antique fairs.
He has published numerous catalogues on twentieth century British art and worked with a number of artist’s estates amongst them Lowes Dalbiac Luard, James Boswell and Anthony Devas. His work as a curator has included the centenary show on Kenneth Rowntree at the Fry Art Gallery, Saffron Walden and Pallant House, Chichester, the catalogue for which was nominated for the Berger Prize for British Art History in 2016 and the first major retrospective on the painter Henry Lamb for a generation at Salisbury Museum in 2018 (later travelling to Poole Museum in 2019). His catalogue for this show, Henry Lamb: Out of the Shadows was published by Paul Holberton in 2018.
Any work on the website is available for viewing at our gallery in Mason’s Yard in St James’s or at our base near Chalford in Gloucestershire (by appointment).
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)