Liss Llewellyn Fine Art
Founded in 1991 by Paul Liss and Sacha Llewellyn, Liss Llewellyn Fine Art (LLFA) are exhibition organisers, publishers and Fine Art dealers specialising in the unsung heroines and heros of British art from 1880 to 1980. During the last 25 years LLFA have worked in association with museums and cultural institutions in the United Kingdom and abroad to develop a series of in-depth exhibitions to encourage the reappraisal of some of the lesser known figures of 20th century British Art.
LLFA exhibitions have been staged at The Sir John Soane’s Museum, London, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, Cecil Higgins Gallery, Bedford, Harris Museum, Preston, Alfred East Gallery, Kettering, Young Gallery, Salisbury, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, Royal Museum and Art Gallery, Canterbury, Fry Art Gallery, Saffron Walden Beecroft Art Gallery, Southend, and The British School at Rome. Exhibitions have been additionally organised in association with The Fine Art Society, Redfern Gallery, Persephone Books, and The Church of England and The Krishnamurti Foundation.
LLFA have published over twenty books on British Art and Artists. Our three last publications have all been long-listed for the Berger Art History Prize.
Alan Sorrell – The Life & Works of an English Neo-Romantic Artist was chosen one of the best art books of 2013 by Brian Sewell.
Evelyn Dunbar – The Lost Works was chosen one of the best books of 2015 by The Guardian.
Our website offers over 1500 items for sale. Email campaigns are sent out every three weeks and over 500 items of new stock are introduced every year. 95% of our works are sourced privately. We aim to deal in museum quality works.
Our choice not to run a gallery or participate in art fairs leaves us free to follow our interests without succumbing to the pressure of an exclusively retail environment.
Liss Llewellyn Fine Art sells to museums throughout the UK, in Europe, America, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Our clients include:
The Victoria & Albert Museum
The permanent collection of the House of Commons
The Imperial War Museum
The Science Museum
The British Museum
The National Portrait Gallery
Leeds City Art Gallery
Southampton Art Gallery
Wolverhampton Art Gallery
Cheltenham Art Gallery
The Ferens City Art Gallery
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
Garden Museum (London)
We have gifted work to the following museums:
V&A, British Museum, UCL Art Museum, National Maritime Museum, Ben Uri, Tate Archive, Imperial War Museum, The Garden Museum, London, and Wolfsonian, Miami.
Artists of the British School at Rome
Artists of the interwar years,
especially Slade and Royal College of Art students
Women Artists of the interwar years
Painters in Tempera
The collection that we created for Laporte in 2000 was the winner of the Corporate Collection of The Year Award.