GREATOREX GALLERY

1916 - ?

Arthur Greatorex was born in Walworth, Surrey on 14 July 1866, son of William Joseph Greatorex and his wife Eliza née Mills. In 1891 was an art and picture dealer's assistant. By 1907 Arthur, now a picture dealer, had started to travel by ship to America in pursuit of his business and in 1916, Arthur opened his own gallery at 14 Grafton Street on the corner with Dover Street in London W1 and Queen Mary was one of his patrons. He put on several exhibitions for artists, including Winifred Austen and acted as her agent, advertising limited editions of her works at 4.4s.0d each, other Suffolk artists who exhibited at the Greatorex include Samuel John Lamorna Birch and Eric Arnold Roberts Ennion and another female exhibitor was Beatrice Emma Parsons. Arthur, who travelled frequently to the U.S.A., was a member of the Fine Art Trade Guild and also published a number of engravings. He was still at Grafton Street and the last exhibition noted is of the bird paintings of Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe (1901-1979) in May 1938. Arthur Greatorex died at 21 Brook View Road, Streatham on 27 February 1952.