PEOPLE AND PORTRAITURE
TUESDAY 4 JULY 2023
Anthony Crichton-Stuart (Agnews) and Will Elliott (Elliott Fine Art and Colnaghi Elliott Master Drawings) will be celebrating the reopening of the National Portrait Gallery with a show-and-tell of some of the portraits on view during LAW. They will focus on the artist, the sitter and the viewer when they introduce the audience to drawings, paintings and sculpture from the 19th and 20th Century, some of which challenge the idea of what is generally perceived to be a portrait. The two dealers will reveal some intriguing relationships among artists and their sitters, how artists inspired each other as well as touch on some remarkable moments in art history.
Free event at Colnaghi, 26 Bury St, St. James's, London SW1Y 6AL.
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Anthony obtained a BA in General Arts (earned with Honours) at Durham University. After leaving university he completed a one year Fine and Decorative Arts Diploma at Sotheby's Works of Art course in 1985. After two years at the Brod Gallery in London, he joined Christie's Old Master Paintings department in London and transferred to Christie's New York in 1991 as a senior specialist and became Head of Department in 1994. He was involved in many of Christie's most successful Old Master sales in New York, including the estate of Rudolf Nureyev, and lectures on various subjects. After leaving the auction world in 2007, he set up as an independent dealer and art advisor before joining the newly founded Thos. Agnew & Sons, the long established international fine art dealers recently acquired by new owners, in 2013.
After working at Sotheby's and Colnaghi as director, Will set up Elliott Fine Art at the beginning of 2020, focusing on European paintings and drawings from the 19th and early 20th centuries, with the aim of both rediscovering forgotten artists and recontextualising major names.