1953 - 2007

43 Dover Street

Piccadilly Gallery was founded as the Pilkington Gallery in 1953 by husband-and-wife Eve and Godfrey Pilkington (1918-2007) and opened in the Piccadilly Arcade and the following year they were joined by Christabel Briggs. They championed the works of neglected figurative artists, Art Nouveau and 19th and 20th-century Symbolism. In 1954 the Piccadilly Gallery moved to 16a Cork Street, Mayfair and in 1978, it moved next door to 16 Cork Street, and in 1999 the gallery moved to 43 Dover Street. They promoted the artists Adrian Berg as well as Max Beerbohm, Gwen John, Eric Gill and William Roberts as well as hosting major exhibitions of Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele and the German Neue Sachlichkeit. In 2007, shortly before the death of co-founder Godfrey Pilkington, it closed.

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