Robert Bowman opened Bowman Sculpture in 1993, after 15 years at Sotheby's from 1979 to 1993, during which he was Director of European Works of Art. The gallery starts its sculptural journey with European Romantic sculpture of the 19th century, dealing in the masters of this period such as Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse and Aimé-Jules Dalou through to the Impressionist, Modern and Cubist sculpture of Edgar Degas, Pablo Picasso, Henri Laurens, Jaques Lipichitz and Ossip Zadkine. Bowman Sculpture also specialises in the work of the English New School sculptors including Alfred Gilbert, Lord Frederic Leighton and Hamo Thornycroft. In addition Bowman Sculpture exhibits the best of 20th century sculpture, particularly Modern British, including Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Lynn Chadwick, Elizabeth Frink, and Eduardo Paolozzi. In addition, Bowman Sculpture represents contemporary artists including Emily Young, Hanneke Beaumont, Maurice Blik and Yves Dana. Robert is an appointed sculpture expert for the UK Government committees for the Acceptance in Lieu Tax Scheme, and The Export of Art and Objects of Cultural Reference. He was the head of the TEFAF vetting committee for 19th & 20th century sculpture for over 15 years. In 2015 Bowman Sculpture sold the iconic Sybil Mignon Cooke archive to the Musée Rodin in Paris.
Bowman Sculpture holds regular exhibitions at the gallery at 6 Duke Street, St James’s, positioned between Christie’s and the Royal Academy of Arts, in the heart of London’s art world. The gallery also participates in major international art fairs including TEFAF Maastricht; TEFAF Fall, New York; BRAFA, Brussels; The Winter Antiques Fair, New York; and Art Miami.
Willoughby Gerrish, Robert Bowman