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James Mayor Gallery

Founded in 1925 by Fred Mayor (1903-1973) the Mayor Gallery was the first gallery to open its doors on London’s famous Cork Street. Many major modern artists exhibited in England for the first time at the Mayor Gallery including Bacon, Calder, Ernst, Klee, Masson, Miro and Paolozzi. The gallery was also the centre of UNIT ONE, a group that included Henry Moore, Ben Nicholson, Paul Nash, Edward Wadsworth and Edward Burra. Fred’s son James Mayor took over the gallery in 1973. Since then the gallery has shown the work of many leading American artists including Hesse, Lichtenstein, Martin, Oldenburg, Rauschenberg, Rosenquist, Ryman, Twombly, Warhol and Wesselmann. The Mayor Gallery continues to show the work of leading American Pop artists as well as European Nouveau Realism, but remains London’s foremost Gallery for Dada and Surrealism.