Connaught Brown

Connaught Brown Connaught Brown is located just off Piccadilly, in the heart of London’s West End, where it has been operating since its foundation in 1985.
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Connaught Brown is one of Britain’s leading fine art galleries specialising in paintings and drawings by artists from the French Impressionist, Post Impressionist and Modern Master periods. The gallery’s French Impressionist and Post Impressionist paintings and drawings include works by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, Edgar Degas and Raoul Dufy. The gallery’s Post Impressionist exhibitions and stock encompass works from many of the period’s most exciting movements, from the Nabis to the Pointillists and the Fauves. Connaught Brown holds important art works by the Modern Masters, including Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Henry Moore and Marc Chagall. How to reach us:

By Tube:

Green Park Tube Station (0.2 km)
Piccadilly Circus Tube Station (0.5 km)

Please note that in August we do not open on Saturday.

Operating as usual

This weekend, we celebrate the birthday of one of the leading American Abstract Expressionist artists, Robert Motherwell...
22/01/2021

This weekend, we celebrate the birthday of one of the leading American Abstract Expressionist artists, Robert Motherwell.
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Motherwell first used torn Gauloises bleues cigarette packets in 1967.
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Known to smoke Lucky Strikes, Motherwell described how “I do not smoke Gauloises cigarettes, but that particular blue of the label happens to attract me, so I possess it… For a painter as abstract as myself, the collages offer a way of incorporating bits of the everyday world into pictures.”
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In 'Gauloises on Grey #29' Motherwell transforms an everyday object into an almost Existentialist insight of his taste and vision. Torn by hand, the cigarette packet bears the artist’s mark upon it and makes blatant the physicality of the medium.
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@thededalusfndn
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Over the weekend, we very much enjoyed reading about our gallery artist @shanirhysjames online at @charlestontrust .We t...
18/01/2021

Over the weekend, we very much enjoyed reading about our gallery artist @shanirhysjames online at @charlestontrust
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We thought we’d share an excerpt of @geoffhandsstudio take on Shani’s ‘Boy and Bouquet’ - as shown above:
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‘Before arriving at these few square inches of canvas and paint that renders the top half of the vase, a mass of colourful blooms virtually fill the composition, brashly commanding and demanding attention as a child might. The vase in the foreground stands firm beneath this explosion of colour and painterly texture, perched as it is on a narrow white band of white linen on the tabletop edge that forms a counterpoint to the much larger black square of silence behind. In the bottom left hand corner of the composition a young, plump-faced boy stares, it would appear, at the implied viewer – or he may substitute the artist herself confronting the observer. His face, especially the eyes, acts as a focal point in the composition but one could be equally drawn to the row of yellow flowers that form a horizontal band across the mid-centre of the canvas.’ Geoff Hands
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Read the full review here: https://fineartruminations.com/2021/01/16/shani-rhys-james-tea-on-the-sofa-blood-on-the-carpet/
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Jonathan Field’s hand carved furniture has adorned our art fair stands for years. When designing and making each piece, ...
15/01/2021
Jonathan Field - Works

Jonathan Field’s hand carved furniture has adorned our art fair stands for years. When designing and making each piece, Field translates the wood’s natural beauty and presence into furniture that has a sculptural and tactile quality. They make the perfect addition to any home, particularly as we spend increasingly more time inside.

See more of Jonathan Field's furniture here: https://www.connaughtbrown.co.uk/artists/90-jonathan-field/works/

Works by Jonathan Field: English Walnut Desk, Design no.5 , 2019, Ash chair , 2018, Oak desk: Design No 5 , 2018, Cabinet , 2017, Coffee Table , 2017, Console Table , 2017, Stool , 2017

Connaught Brown is now closed for the festive break and will open again on 4th January.We wish you all a Merry Christmas...
23/12/2020

Connaught Brown is now closed for the festive break and will open again on 4th January.

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and happy New Year.

‘Eric Tucker: Watercolours’ is currently live on our Online Viewing Room and websiteWorking directly with his Estate, th...
16/12/2020
Eric Tucker: Watercolours

‘Eric Tucker: Watercolours’ is currently live on our Online Viewing Room and website

Working directly with his Estate, these are the first works by Tucker to be for sale since his death in 2018.

Born in Warrington in 1932, Eric Tucker had no desire for artistic recognition during his lifetime. It was only shortly before his death that he finally decided his work should be seen, revealing a wish for an exhibition at Warrington Museum & Art Gallery. This led to a greatly acclaimed solo show there last year.

The watercolours in this exhibition focus upon Tucker’s bustling pub and street scenes. Tucker captures the eccentricity of everyday life with honesty and humour. His paintings are an ode to his community and life in working class industrial England.

Click here to see the exhibition in our Online Viewing Room: https://connaughtbrown.viewingrooms.com/viewing-room/3-eric-tucker-watercolours

Whilst Eric Tucker had no desire for artistic recognition during his lifetime, he was an extraordinarily dedicated and talented painter. It was only towards the end of his life that he finally decided he wanted his work to be seen by his friends, family, neighbours and the wider community, who had b...

We are delighted to be open once again on Albemarle Street!Stop by the gallery to have a look at some of the fabulous pa...
04/12/2020

We are delighted to be open once again on Albemarle Street!

Stop by the gallery to have a look at some of the fabulous paintings and drawings we have on display!

A founding member of the Fauves, Manguin studied alongside Matisse at Marquet at Ecole des Beaux Arts under Gustav Morea...
13/11/2020

A founding member of the Fauves, Manguin studied alongside Matisse at Marquet at Ecole des Beaux Arts under Gustav Moreau.

Manguin drew this work – ‘Nu a l’atelier’ - in his Parisian studio on rue Boursault in 1903. During this time he let Matisse and Marquet share his studio space, undertaking group sessions that continued into the winters of 1904 and 1905. This culminated with the infamous 1905 Salon d’Automne where the Fauves were ‘formed’.

The model in ‘Nu a l’atelier’ can be seen in drawings by Matisse and Maruqet from this period, with some believing that the figures in the bottom right are Manguin’s two friends

Henri Manguin
'Nu à l’atelier', 1903
Stamped by the atelier lower right
Ink on paper
8 1/4 x 6 1/4 in, 21 x 16 cm

For more information on this work contact us on [email protected]

We hope everyone stays well over lockdown. We may be physically closed until the 2nd December but we are available at th...
06/11/2020

We hope everyone stays well over lockdown. We may be physically closed until the 2nd December but we are available at the other end of the line and will be glad to hear from you.

In the meantime, we leave you with one of our favourite pieces from our recent Béla Kádár exhibition. The scene of the young man jumping across the moon towards his lover, whilst the maid watches quietly in the background, is a story we all recognise but Kádár seems to present it with a fresh brush stroke...

Contact us on [email protected]

The TEFAF Online preview is now open.Connaught Brown is pleased to present Pablo Picasso's Homme au mouton, nu et musici...
30/10/2020
Home - TEFAF

The TEFAF Online preview is now open.

Connaught Brown is pleased to present Pablo Picasso's Homme au mouton, nu et musician.

The drawing comes from a series of ten works on paper which Picasso created in early 1967 while staying at his villa in Mougins.

To access General Admission tickets please visit: https://www.tefaf.com

General Admission: 1-4 November

TEFAF | The European Fine Art Fair

Due to its popularity, we are delighted to be extending our Béla Kádár exhibition at Connaught Brown.If you can’t make i...
23/10/2020

Due to its popularity, we are delighted to be extending our Béla Kádár exhibition at Connaught Brown.

If you can’t make it to the show head to our Online Viewing Room to get a sense of the exhibition

https://connaughtbrown.viewingrooms.com/

A wonderful feature in Hungary Today on our Béla Kádár exhibition https://hungarytoday.hu/famous-hungarian-painter-bela-...
21/10/2020
Famous Hungarian Painter Béla Kádár's Works Displayed in London Gallery - Hungary Today

A wonderful feature in Hungary Today on our Béla Kádár exhibition

https://hungarytoday.hu/famous-hungarian-painter-bela-kadars-works-displayed-in-london-gallery/

London-based Connaught Brown gallery presented Béla Kádár: 1877 – 1956, the first exhibition in London to focus on Kádár, one of the leading Hungarian artists of the early 20th century in many years. Due to the coronavirus epidemic, the exhibition is also available online as a virtual tour of...

Béla Kádár’s work from the 1920s is filled with a powerful graphic tone. Created in 1928, this piece shows the influence...
14/10/2020

Béla Kádár’s work from the 1920s is filled with a powerful graphic tone. Created in 1928, this piece shows the influence of such movements as Cubism and Constructivism on his art, while also his ability to imbed imagery from his native Hungary through the architecture of the houses.

Follow this link to see more of Kádár’s work in our Online Viewing Room: https://connaughtbrown.viewingrooms.com/

Béla Kádár
Sans titre, 1928
Signed 'Kadar Bela' lower left
Ink and watercolour on paper
15 1/2 x 23 3/8 in, 39.5 x 59.5 cm

Béla Kádár: 1877 – 1956Now open at Connaught BrownThis exhibition is a survey of Kadar's unique artistic voice that merg...
16/09/2020

Béla Kádár: 1877 – 1956

Now open at Connaught Brown

This exhibition is a survey of Kadar's unique artistic voice that merged his native Hungarian folklore with important contemporary movements such as Orphism, Neo-Primitivism and Cubism.

The exhibition is on until 23 October 2020.

To see a full list of works visit our website here: https://www.connaughtbrown.co.uk/exhibitions/142/overview/

Bela Kadar: 1877 – 195616 September – 23 October We are delighted to announce the opening of our new survey exhibition o...
11/09/2020
Béla Kádár: 1877 – 1956 - 16 September - 23 October 2020

Bela Kadar: 1877 – 1956
16 September – 23 October

We are delighted to announce the opening of our new survey exhibition on Hungarian artist Bela Kadar

The show will open next week and run through October (16 September - 23 October)

This will be the first show of Kadar’s work in London in many years. The exhibition will show the breadth of Kadar’s finest work and bright to light an artist who is rarely seen in this country.

We will be holding a Preview Day on Tuesday 15 September by appointment only. If you would like to attend please contact the gallery on [email protected] / 0207 408 0362

To read more about the exhibition please visit our website:
https://www.connaughtbrown.co.uk/exhibitions/142/overview/

Preview Day 15 September 2020 To ensure the safety of all our clients please contact the gallery to book an appointment for the Preview Day Connaught Brown’s exhibition Béla Kádár: 1877 – 1955 , is the first in London to focus on the artist in many years. The core of...

L'Éternel printemps is one of Rodin’s best known sculptures and currently on display at Connaught Brown. Similarly to Le...
04/09/2020

L'Éternel printemps is one of Rodin’s best known sculptures and currently on display at Connaught Brown. Similarly to Le Baiser (The Kiss) L'Éternel printemps was likely conceived for Rodin’s sculptural portal The Gates of Hell, commissioned by the French government in 1880.

The sculpture displays a passionate embrace between Paolo and Francesca from Dante’s Divine Comedy. In this story Francesca is trapped in a loveless marriage to Gianciotto, the deformed son of the Lord of Rimini, and falls desperately in love with her husband’s younger brother Paolo. When the lovers are discovered sharing their first kiss they are violently murdered by Gianciotto and banished to the second circle of hell for their crime.

Auguste Rodin
L'éternel printemps, second état, 4ème réduction, dite aussi "no.2'", 1894
Bronze
H: 24.7 cm

Albert Marquet was an exceptional draughtsman and central to the exploration of the evocative line. His tutor, Gustave M...
27/08/2020

Albert Marquet was an exceptional draughtsman and central to the exploration of the evocative line. His tutor, Gustave Moreau, passed on Delacroix’s dictum that no painter could produce a masterpiece until they were competent enough to sketch a man who had thrown themselves out of a window by the time they had fallen 4 floors.

Captivated by water, Marquet’s work prominently features motifs of ports, sailing boats, beaches and bathers. These scenes became a tool for abstraction and enabled him to develop his own intuitive minimalism.

Albert Marquet
1875-1947
Voilier, c.1914-16
Signed with initials
Ink on paper
8 1/8 x 10 5/8 in, 20.5 x 27 cm

For more information on this work please send us a message, email on [email protected] or call the gallery on 0207 408 0362

Raul Dufy’s oeuvre is filled with joyous gatherings, elegant costumes and portrayals of the bourgeoisie at play. ‘Recept...
11/08/2020
Reception mondaine, 1941

Raul Dufy’s oeuvre is filled with joyous gatherings, elegant costumes and portrayals of the bourgeoisie at play. ‘Reception Mondaine’ is part of his series of jubilant reception scenes made between 1930-35 and into the early 1940s. Dufy once commented how for him, ‘Light is the soul of colour, without light, colour is lifeless’.

To read a full essay on this work visit: https://www.connaughtbrown.co.uk/artists/36-raoul-dufy/works/3948/

Raoul Dufy
Reception Mondaine, 1941
Gouache on paper
49 x 65 cm

Fanny Guillon-Lafaille, Raoul Dufy: catalogue raisonné des aquarelles, gouaches et pastels, Editions Louis Carré & Cie, Paris 1982, no.1604, p.197, illus.

Celebrating Henry Moore - born on this day in 1898!Here is Moore, photographed by Kurt Hutton, in his Hertfordshire stud...
30/07/2020

Celebrating Henry Moore - born on this day in 1898!

Here is Moore, photographed by Kurt Hutton, in his Hertfordshire studio in July 1945 painting 'Two Women and Children', which can be viewed at Connaught Brown.

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Henry Moore at work in his studio in Hertfordshire, July 1945. Photograph by Kurt Hutton
Kurt Hutton/Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

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Henry Moore
Two Women and Children, 1945
Watercolour, wax crayon, brush and ink, wash and charcoal on paper
45.8 x 58.2 cm

Happy Birthday to Alexander Calder, born on this day in 1898!
22/07/2020

Happy Birthday to Alexander Calder, born on this day in 1898!

Aristide Maillol would fill “one notebook every month” with sketches of the female figure in a range of poses, to explor...
16/07/2020

Aristide Maillol would fill “one notebook every month” with sketches of the female figure in a range of poses, to explore form and movement. Inspired by Archaic Greek sculpture, and what he perceived as an “art of synthesis”, Maillol aimed to achieve a simplification and sense of balance in his drawing and sculpture to create an image of the essence of the female form. In this way Maillol is often viewed as the precursor to the great modernist sculptors of the twentieth century, such as Constantin Brancusi and Henry Moore.

Aristide Maillol
‘Femme debout’
Charcoal on paper
13 x 9 1/2 in, 33 x 24 cm

Widely considered the ‘father’ of Op Art, French-Hungarian artist Victor Vasarely’s abstract paintings and sculptures ar...
09/07/2020

Widely considered the ‘father’ of Op Art, French-Hungarian artist Victor Vasarely’s abstract paintings and sculptures are masterful optical illusions. Celebrated during his lifetime, there are now two museums dedicated to his work, the Victor Vasarely Museum in Budapest and Fondation Vasarely in Provence. Vasarely has also been the focus of many exhibitions, including the 2019 show ‘Vasarely: Le Partage des Formes’ at the Pompidou, Paris.

Victor Vasarely
‘Farbwelt’, 1963-1973
Acrylic and tempera on canvas
130 x 92 cm

'Farbwelt' is currently on display at Connaught Brown. For more information please contact us on [email protected] or visit our website www.connaughtbrown.co.uk

The highlights of our Impressionist and Modern masters display for @masterpiecefair are currently on view at the gallery...
03/07/2020

The highlights of our Impressionist and Modern masters display for @masterpiecefair are currently on view at the gallery. To see all available works on Artsy follow the link in our bio.
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We are delighted to see Boaz Vaadia's Ahiam 2nd at the Goodman Brain Sciences building on the Edmund J. Safra campus of ...
24/06/2020

We are delighted to see Boaz Vaadia's Ahiam 2nd at the Goodman Brain Sciences building on the Edmund J. Safra campus of Hebrew University in Jerusalem!

In line with Government guidelines, Connaught Brown is delighted to be open once again to the public!
16/06/2020

In line with Government guidelines, Connaught Brown is delighted to be open once again to the public!

Paul Signac frequently recorded his travels in France with watercolour studies. Created in 1923, ‘Groix, le nettoyage de...
10/06/2020

Paul Signac frequently recorded his travels in France with watercolour studies. Created in 1923, ‘Groix, le nettoyage des voiles’ is one of several works Signac made depicting the quaint fishing port of Groix. The loose brushwork and bright palette of this work highlight Signac’s move away from the rigid dots of Seurat’s Pointillism towards the more personal Divisionist technique of rich punctuated marks of colour at this later stage of his career.

For more information on this work please contact the gallery on [email protected] / 02074080362.

Marino MariniCavallo e Cavaliere, 1955Signed and dated lower right '1955 Marino'Ink and tempera on paper56.4 x 42.7 cmTh...
05/06/2020

Marino Marini
Cavallo e Cavaliere, 1955
Signed and dated lower right '1955 Marino'
Ink and tempera on paper
56.4 x 42.7 cm

The image of a horseman was an important theme in Marino Marini's work, dominating his oeuvre from 1936 onwards. In the 1950s it was these playful, yet pensive, statues that solidified his fame. For Marini this theme was of vital importance, stating that ‘the entire history of humanity and nature can be found in the figure of the horse and rider’.

This drawing, Cavallo e Cavaliere, from 1955 sits perfectly between Marini’s poised Cavaliere of the 1930s, and his later works where figures are tumbling off their horses.

For more information on this work contact the gallery on [email protected] / 02074080362

Happy Birthday to Raoul Dufy, born 3 June 1877!Dufy is known for his unique style and energetic depictions of contempora...
03/06/2020

Happy Birthday to Raoul Dufy, born 3 June 1877!

Dufy is known for his unique style and energetic depictions of contemporary society. The accessibility and ‘joie de vivre’ of Dufy's paintings and drawings attracted an increasingly larger audience making him an extremely successful painter all over Europe as well as across the world.

In this drawing 'Le Haras du Pin' Dufy merged his love of landscapes, architecture and people. Located in Normandy, Le Haras du Pin is the oldest and one of the most highly regarded stud farms in France. Dufy had a keen interest in the equestrian world, creating multiple drawings and paintings of Haras du Pin, as well as the race meets at Ascot, Deauville, Longchamp and Chantilly.

For more information on Dufy's 'Le Haras du Pin' please contact the gallery at [email protected] / 02074080362

You can read a full essay on the work here: https://www.connaughtbrown.co.uk/artists/36-raoul-dufy/works/3913/

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2 Albemarle Street
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Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 12:30

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