James Harvey British Art opened in May 2008. The gallery is dedicated to promoting British Artists from the 17th century to the present day. With an emphasis on the less established names of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The gallery also promotes traditional figurative contemporary art. Located in Chelsea at 15 Langton Street SW10, the informal and relaxed gallery provides a wonderful space to display the eclectic mix of paintings that are united through their British origin and quality.
James’s working life in the fine art trade began as a porter at Phillips Auctioneers over twenty years ago. Having gained valuable saleroom experience with Phillips he joined Christopher Wood in his Motcomb Street Gallery. As one of the leading specialists in Victorian art the late Christopher Wood became a great mentor and influence on James’s earlier career and it is a very fitting that earlier this year The Christopher Wood Gallery has been incorporated with James Harvey British Art.
As a director of the Mallett picture department for eighteen years, James has experience in both London and New York, having spent four years running Mallett on Madison Avenue. His combined interest in both the C18th and C19th fields offers a broad knowledge that is represented in the galleries diverse of stock.
James and Flora Harvey look forward to welcoming clients to the gallery and sharing our enthusiasm in our subject.