Bernard Jacobson Gallery
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Introducing Bernard Jacobson Gallery...
Bernard Jacobson Gallery was founded in 1969, publishing and distributing prints by artists including Robyn Denny, Lucian Freud, David Hockney, Leon Kossoff, Henry Moore, Richard Smith, Ed Ruscha and William Tillyer. By the mid 1970s, having established himself as one of the major dealers in prints, Jacobson began to show paintings and sculpture. The early 1980s saw the gallery open branches in Los Angeles and New York, expanding the range of international artists to include West Coast American artists such as Joe Goode and Larry Bell as well as modern British masters such as David Bomberg, Ivon Hitchens, Peter Lanyon, Ben Nicholson, William Scott, Stanley Spencer, and Graham Sutherland. From 1997, the gallery moved more firmly into American and international art, with shows of artists such as Kenneth Noland, Jules Olitski, Larry Poons and Frank Stella. Recently, the gallery has held shows by the American artists Robert Motherwell and Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein and Tom Wesselmann, while European painters include Bram Bogart and Pierre Soulages and British artists William Tillyer, Bruce McLean and Marc Vaux.
In 2004, the gallery moved to 6 Cork Street in London's Mayfair , uniting Bernard Jacobson Graphics and Bernard Jacobson Gallery under one roof. The gallery has held major exhibitions including a two-part examination of Robert Motherwell's Open series (which provided the largest showing of the artist's work in the UK since the 1978 retrospective at the Royal Academy of Arts, London), a selection of works from Helen Frankenthaler's personal collection, a four-part exhibition of the work of British artist William Tillyer, and the first UK exhibition of new work by French painter Pierre Soulages, for over thirty years. The exhibition followed on the tail of a major Soulages retrospective at the Centre Georges Pompidou, and was received with huge success in London. The artist has since been celebrated with the opening of the Musee Soulages in Rodez.