About : Willoughby Gerrish Ltd
Willoughby Gerrish is an independent art dealer and consultant, specialising in artworks from the Impressionist, Modern and Post-War periods, with a specific focus on sculpture. He also deals in a select group of established contemporary artists.
With two decades of experience in the London art world, Willoughby Gerrish started his career at The Fine Art Society on Bond Street, rising to the position of Specialist. During this time he also ran The Crate Gallery in Notting Hill, exhibiting a program of emerging contemporary artists. In 2015 he joined Bowman Gallery as Director, where he was Head of Modern and Contemporary Sculpture. Willoughby formed his eponymous company in 2019, with a focus on museum-quality artists - backed up by a discreet, professional and knowledgeable approach.
Willoughby Gerrish holds a regular stock of paintings, sculptures, drawings and editioned works available to view by appointment only at our Jermyn Street premises, located in the heart of London’s art world. Willoughby Gerrish also has a selection of work available to view online.
The gallery also exhibits at major art fairs including The Eye of the Collector and Masterpiece, both in London.
In 2020, the company announced its representation for the estates of Michael Lyons (1943–2019) and Austin Wright (1911–1997) and will continue to offer a wide-ranging program in promotion of each artist's careers. For over fifteen years Willoughby Gerrish has enjoyed a close relationship with the artist Emily Young arranging multiple public exhibitions and museum projects.
Willoughby Gerrish is the director of Thirsk Hall Sculpture Garden in North Yorkshire, holding a series of open-air exhibitions of 20th century and contemporary sculptors. In 2021 the sculpture garden held its inaugural exhibition of Michael Lyons monumental abstract work.