David Messum Fine Art Ltd.

Messum's is a name that has long held a powerful reputation as one of the country’s leading art galleries, not only a pioneer in the field of British Impressionism and the Newlyn and St Ives Schools, but also a specialist in exhibiting contemporary British art and sculpture.

Established in 1963, David Messum continues to expand the business with the opening of a new principal London venue in the heart of St. James’s. The gallery, a prestigious space over two floors, offers the chance to view works of art by 19th and 20th Century British artists, on whose names the reputation of the company was founded, together with a regularly changing exhibition program focusing on the Contemporary Artists and Artist Estates represented by David Messum.

In addition to the London gallery, David Messum has a sculpture garden at Lord’s Wood in countryside above Marlow, Buckinghamshire, open by appointment, where outdoor exhibitions of sculpture are complemented by a gallery space.

Messum’s also has associations with many international galleries, allowing us to promote British art internationally in such places as Barcelona, New York, Toronto, and Melbourne.


As well as sourcing and offering for sale an exceptional range of works by British Impressionist, Modern British and Contemporary artists, the gallery provides a comprehensive service to collectors and clients aimed at ensuring their experience of owning art is fully enhanced and resourced.

This means providing advice and support in such areas as overall collection management, research, valuations, framing, conservation, lighting and installation. We would be delighted to discuss with you any requirements you have and your collecting plans and activities, and would be pleased to share our many years of experience about how to make the very best of collecting and owning works of art.

Locations (2)

David Messum Fine Art
British Impressionism, modern British and contemporary art and sculpture; restoration
12 Bury Street
St. James’s
Opening hours
Open Monday-Friday 10-6; Saturday by appointment
David Messum Fine Art
British Impressionism, modern British and contemporary art and sculpture; restoration
The Studio
Lord's Wood
Opening hours
Open by appointment
David Messum (Chairman)
Katie Newman (Managing Director)
Cheska Hill-Wood (Sales Director)