c.1902 - c.1914

The Baillie Gallery was founded by New Zealand artist, John Denzil Baillie (1868-1926) who was a member of the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts and exhibited with them in 1891 and he was also Secretary of the Wellington Art Club. In 1897 he came to England to study art in London and is first noticed in early 1902 as Baillie & Bonner's Gallery, at Prince's Terrace, who exhibited several canvasses from New Zealand artists and again in the 'Bayswater Chronicle' of 18 October 1902 of works by Gordon Craig (1872-1966) but at the end of the year it was John Baillie, The Gallery, 1 Prince's Terrace, Hereford Road, Bayswater, West London. Artist Frances Hodgkins (1869-1947) noted that Baillie was an art dealer in Bayswater, when her work was included in a show at his gallery in 1902 and in 1904 it was noted that 'Mr. Baillie’s gallery in Prince’s Terrace, Bayswater…is just a private house, where from time to time small and interesting shows are held'. In 'The Year’s Art' 1907s review of other London Exhibitions open in 1906, the Baillie Gallery is listed at 54 Baker Street and around 1907, Baillie moved again, this time to 13 Bruton Street, the former home of the Bruton Gallery and was one of the most popular exhibition spaces in London. The last newspaper advertisement for an exhibition was in June-July 1914, after which the Gallery seems to have closed although the publication 'The Year’s Art' did feature an advert for the gallery in 1916. Baillie returned to New Zealand and took up photography and held an exhibition of his photographs at McGregor Wrights Gallery in March 1916. John Denzil Baillie died at Wellington, New Zealand in March 1926. Suffolk artists who exhibited at the Baillie Gallery include Susannah Christy, George Samuel Elgood, Joseph Henry Vignoles Fisher, Catherine Ann Lilley and William Ainsworth Wildman.

? Arthur Bonner, born Chatham, Kent on 14 October 1868. Died Whakatne, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand on 25 March 1950. Paintings in Auckland Art Gallery.