Founded in 1876 by a group of knowledgeable art collectors, The Fine Art Society is a leader in 19th Century, Modern British & Contemporary art. Comprising of a five storey town house in Mayfair, it is the oldest gallery in London.
The Contemporary Gallery was established in 2005 and the new 1,000 square foot space added a progressive dimension to the already prestigious and established history of the gallery whilst retaining independent programming. The Contemporary team have embraced the twentieth and nineteenth century heritage of the gallery and increased cross-cultural links, particularly in Asia and Australia. Exciting artists have joined the gallery’s core stable and these are complimented by internationally recognized artists who participate in critically engaged survey shows.
Kate Bryan is a Director of The Fine Art Society and runs the Contemporary Department, taking up the position in November 2011. She is also a presenter for The Culture Show on BBC2 and a Judge on the major Sky Arts series, Portrait Artist of the Year.
The Gallery is open to the public from Monday to Friday, 10am to 6pm.