Liss Llewellyn Fine Art

Founded in 1991 by Paul Liss and Sacha Llewellyn, Liss Llewellyn specialises in the unsung heroines and heroes of British art from 1880 to 1980. Working in association with museums and cultural institutions, Liss Llewellyn have published over thirty catalogues on British Art and Artists. Ten of their publications have been longlisted for the William MB Berger Art History Prize, (awarded to Sacha Llewellyn in 2017 for her monograph on Winifred Knights). Alan Sorrell – The Life & Works of an English Neo-Romantic Artist was chosen by Brian Sewell in the Evening Standard as one of the Best Art Books of 2013. Evelyn Dunbar – The Lost Works was chosen as one of the best books of 2015 by The Guardian.

Albert de Belleroche - Works from the Artist’s Studio & Catalogue Raisonné of the Lithographic Work Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 196
ISBN: 9781999314583
Pub Date: 30 Jun 2024
Illustrations: 320+
Description:
Belleroche was an integral part of the Parisian art scene during the Belle Époque - he was a close friend of the artist John Singer Sargent with whom he shared studios in Paris and London; he was admired and collected by luminaires such as Degas and Renoir - anbdchampioned by the art critic Roger Marx. With Toulouse-Lautrec he shared the celebrated model Lily Grenier. And it is even said that Oscar Wilde's Picture of Dorian Gray was inspired by Belleroche.
Charles Mahoney (1903-1968) Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781739603328
Pub Date: 10 Jun 2024
Illustrations: More than 250
Description:
This remarkable publication examines a collection of works by the British painter Charles Mahoney (1903-1968).
Albert de Belleroche - Master of Belle Epoque Lithography, A Catalogue Raisonné Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781739603335
Pub Date: 01 May 2024
Description:
For more than fifty years, George Kenney has dedicated himself to the study of European art, demonstrating a profound passion for works on paper, including etchings, drypoints, and lithographs. George authored a Catalogue Raisonné titled 'The Illustrated Bartsch, Vol. 51' for Abaris Books in 2017.
British Paintings 1880-1980 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 146
ISBN: 9781739603311
Pub Date: 31 Jan 2024
Description:
This catalogue brings together one hundred years of British Painting, from 1880 – 1980. Women are at the forefront: the essential process of rewriting their work into the narrative continues.
British Drawings 1890-1990 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 104
ISBN: 9781999314590
Pub Date: 15 Jul 2023
Description:
‘Drawings’ is a collaborative venture combining two exhibitions that have been timed to coincide: British Drawings: 1890-1990 at Sotheran’s and Drawings 1990-2022 at Purdy Hicks Gallery. Both shows emphasise the importance of drawing to artists of the last 120 years: though many of the artists have used myriad other art forms, they have invariably returned to the honesty of drawing, time and time again.The artists reflect their times.
John Cecil Stephenson: A Modernist in Hampstead Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781999314569
Pub Date: 15 Mar 2022
Illustrations: 67
Description:
By the end of John Cecil Stephenson’s art school training – first a scholarship to Leeds Art School then to The Royal College of Art – he was in a position to produce still lives, landscapes and portraits in a professional capacity. Like many painters of his generation, who had received similarly conventional instruction, he became a competent teacher, appointed in 1922, as Head of Art at The Northern Polytechnic. In this mould Stephenson might have remained a largely undistinguished painter – but in the early 1930s he found himself at the centre of a group of artists with avant-garde credentials, and his own art underwent a remarkable transformation.
Portrait of an Artist Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781999314545
Pub Date: 28 Aug 2021
Illustrations: Over 300 illus.
Description:
This publication examines how artist’s portray themselves in self-portraits and how they portray their fellow artists. The artist’s studio, models and milieu (friends, family etc) are also considered.Most of Liss Llewellyn’s projects in the last twenty five years have involved workingdirectly with artists’ studios.
WOW Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781999314576
Pub Date: 28 Apr 2021
Illustrations: 116 illustrations
Description:
WOW - a collaboration between Liss Llewellyn and the Laing Art Gallery - showcases 38 British women artists working on paper between 1905 and 1975, a transformative period for women in the arts. The featured artists approached the medium in vari­ous ways, using traditional as well as innovative techniques to transform paper into beautiful and complex works of art. The exhibition celebrates the diversity of these approaches and highlights the ways in which paper provided artists with a rich arena for artistic innovation.
Hubert Arthur Finney (1905-1991) Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781999314521
Pub Date: 01 Dec 2020
Illustrations: Approx 75 illus.
Description:
Hugh Finney was a painter, draughtsman and teacher who trained initially at Bromley School of Art, where he attended evening classes from 1915, and then at Beckenham School of Art to where he won a trade scholarship in 1918. He studied painting with Amy Katherine Browning and etching with Eric Gill. Around 1927 he won a scholarship to the Royal College of Art, where he studied under William Rothenstein.
Art, Faith and Modernity Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781999314507
Pub Date: 30 Jun 2019
Illustrations: Approx 200 illus.
Description:
Which artists in British 20th century art painted religious images? Broadly speaking there seem to have been two categories:The first concerns artists who created religious images when the religious content was in response to a set subject, for example The Deluge in the 1920 Rome Scholarship in Decorative Painting, or who responded to a specific commission, for example Thomas Monnington‘s works for The Ormond Chapel, Bradford, Kippen Church and Stations of the Cross for Brede Church in Hastings.The second category concerns a small minority off artists who were committed believers such as Frank Brangwyn, Eric Gill and Stanley Spencer.
While Daddy’s Away at the War Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 108
ISBN: 9781999314514
Pub Date: 30 Jun 2019
Illustrations: 60 illustrations
Description:
Co-published with The Fleece Press. The book is titled While Daddy’s Away at the War: Poems and Pictures Sent to his Daughters by Douglas Percy Bliss. When DPB went away to do his wartime service, he made for each of his daughters Prudence and Rosalind a little album of handwritten poems by authors such as Walter de la Mare, Robert Louis Stevenson and Frances Cornford, every poem illustrated delightfully with wit and humour.
Karl Hagedorn (1889-1969) Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780993088476
Pub Date: 28 Feb 2019
Illustrations: 120
Description:
Originating from Berlin Hagedorn moved to Manchester in 1905 to train in textile production. Having studied art under Adolphe Valette at the local Manchester School ofArt and then The Slade School of Art, his training was completed by a period in1912-13 where, working under Maurice Denis, he absorbed a range of avant-garde styles. On his return to England, he made a consciously pioneering attempt to introduce Modernism into Manchester through his work as both painter and designer, exhibiting at the Manchester Society of Modern Painters, RA, RBA, RSMA and with the NEAC.
Fifty Works by Fifty British Women Artists 1900 – 1950 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9780993088483
Pub Date: 15 Jan 2019
Illustrations: 126 illustrations; 43 b&w
Description:
Ever since Linda Nochlin asked in 1971, ‘Why have there been no great women artists?’, art history has been probing the female gaze. Through scholarship and exhibitions, readings have been put in place to counter prevailing assumptions that artistic creativity is primarily a masculine affair.
David Evans (1929-1988) Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780993088469
Pub Date: 31 May 2017
Illustrations: 160
Description:
David Evans’ death in a road accident in 1988, at the age of 59, bought to an abrupt end the career of one of the most distinguished watercolourists of his generation. The recent discovery of pictures remaining in his studio, nearly thirty years after the memorial tribute staged by the Redfern Gallery in 1988, provides the opportunity for a new generation to discover his work, though the publication of this first ever book on David Evans and the accom- panying touring exhibition. Evans’ strikingly large watercolours, (typically they measure over one metre in height or breadth), span two decades from the late 1960s to the late 1980s, evoking a vision that is still surprisingly potent today.
WW2 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780993088421
Pub Date: 30 Sep 2016
Illustrations: Approximately 130
Description:
This book is published on the eve of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the launch of the War Artists’ Advisory Committee and the iconic War Pictures by British Artists series. The scheme, devised by Kenneth Clark, played a vital role in both how the war was perceived at the time and how it has been perceived by future generations. The WAAC initiative also changed the course of the careers of the 400 artists whom became involved, 37 of whom were salaried.
Charles Cundall (1890-1971) Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780956713988
Pub Date: 29 Feb 2016
Description:
The first book to appear on the 20th century British artist Charles Cundall, this publication examines aspects of Cundall work done at home in England, abroad - Cundall made numerous painting trips to the continent, but also to the United States - and during the war. Well illustrated, the book also includes a chronology and a reproduction of a text by William Gaunt dating from the 1960s and commissioned for a book on Cundall that never came to be.