Beaux Arts Gallery, London

Beaux Arts Gallery

This London gallery was founded in 1923 and closed in 1965, was a preimenent center for promoting avant-garde art, in England.

Founded and operated by portrait sculptor FEDERICK LESSORE in 1923, the gallery was run by his wife HELEN LESSORE, also a painter, till it closed in 1965. Prominent exhibitions at the gallery included: the first solo exhibition by CHRISTOPHER WOOD; one of the first exhibitions of BARBARA HEPWORTH and her husband JOHN SKEAPING, the first solo exhibition of FRANK AUERBACH and LEON KOSSOF.

Beaux Arts Gallery also became associated with the KITCHEN SINK SCHOOL and its prominent members – JOHN BRATBY, DERRICK GREAVES, EDWARD MIDDLETON and JACK SMITH.