Wolseley Fine Arts was founded in 1990 by Rupert Otten to specialise in 20th Century drawings and sculpture. In June 1995 Hanneke van der Werf joined the business. From October 1995 our new gallery was opened in the fashionable Notting Hill area of West London.
The gallery had an active exhibition schedule with approximately eight exhibitions a year. In recent times major exhibitions of continental artists have been held. We have shown drawings and pastels by Eugeen Van Mieghem (1875-1930), Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947), Edouard Vuillard (1868-1940) Albert Marquet (1867-1947) and Ker Xavier Roussel (1867-1944). Prints, drawings and water-colours by David Jones (1897-1974), Eric Gill (1882-1940), Edward Ardizzone (1900-1979) and John Buckland Wright (1897-1954) were regularly shown in the gallery. All these exhibitions were accompanied by fully illustrated catalogues.
In January 2007 Wolseley Fine Arts left the gallery in London for offices in a converted historic barn on the Welsh/South Herefordshire borders.
From our base on the Welsh Borders we will continue to organise exhibitions and publish catalogues and organise touring shows in collaboration with other galleries and museums. We also hold regular exhibitions in exhibition spaces in London and abroad. Viewing of stock items in London can be arranged by prior appointment.
Wolseley exhibits sculpture and carved lettering which are displayed at fairs. We also represent a select group of contemporary landscape and still life painters.
We hope you will enjoy our presence on the world wide web and that, once acquainted with our work, you will also visit us in the gallery. Of course we are always open for questions and enquiries over the net or in person.
Rupert Otten & Hanneke van der Werf