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Clarendon Fine Art opened its doors in Hampstead


Clarendon Fine Art, the country’s leading gallery group, has unveiled its newest gallery in Hampstead village, which opened on Saturday, 30th March 2019.

The gallery’s opening collection has been carefully curated selection of Clarendon’s finest artists, such as the UK’s leading modern impressionist artist Sherree Valentine Daines, avant-garde, figurative work of expressionist painter Todd White, Sky Arts Portrait Artist Christian Hook and BP Portrait nominee Toby Mulligan.  There will also be a collection of sculptures by award-winning Hamish Mackie – famed for his captivating wildlife bronzes. Visitors can also expect modern masters such as Lowry, Chagall and Picasso, as well as paintings by former Hampstead resident Henry Moore.

Gallery Manager, James Ward (35) joins the Clarendon Fine Art gallery from his previous position on the Althorp estate in Northampton. His career at Althorp – the seat of the Spencer family, started when he was just 16 as a graduate, and he continued working there while studying a Performing Arts Degree.   When he graduated, James later went on to work in various high-profile roles over the course of his 15-year career there.

During this formative time in service to Charles, Ninth Earl Spencer, Ward was immersed in one of Europe’s finest – and largest – private collections of furniture, paintings and ceramics. It was at Althorp that Ward found his love and passion for the arts, which not only deepened his knowledge but also expanded his understanding/ and appreciation of fine art.

James is thrilled to take on this exciting new challenge as the Clarendon Gallery Manager at Hampstead. No stranger to new situations, Ward – who studied Performance Art, is one of the original cast members of reality TV show Shipwrecked, as well as being a former professional polo player.

This unique corner of London is well known for its artistic legacy, with remarkable artists such as John Constable, Lucian Freud, Cecil Beaton and previously mentioned Henry Moore being one-time residents.

Talking about the launch of the latest Clarendon gallery, CEO of the Clarendon Fine Art Group Helen Swaby enthused; “Our Clarendon brand, which has been at the forefront of the international fine art market for ten successful years, is synonymous with quality, innovation and excellence. We are therefore thrilled to be opening our gallery in Hampstead, an area with such a rich artistic heritage.”

She went onto say: “James brings to the gallery a knowledge and passion nurtured in one of England’s finest homes – a pedigree which ensures his customers are in very safe hands!”

Clarendon Fine Art Hampstead

76 Hampstead High Street, London, NW3 1QX
Opening times:  10am-7pm

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