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David Messum Fine Art opens in St James's next month.

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David Messum Fine Art opens on March 31, with an exhibition on the work of Lucien Hector Monod (1867-1957) from April 1-24.

David Messum said: “The opportunity to open in St James’s is not a new one for Messum’s. We have previously operated from two galleries in this prestigious part of town and it is good to re-join other well-known art dealers whose businesses are set around the central core of Christie’s auction house. The area invokes a sense that this is an enclave for the collector and the collectable.”

The new premises will focus on British Realist and Impressionist art as well as Contemporary art.

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David Messum.

David Messum Fine Art is the latest addition to the string of galleries under the family brand.

Founded in 1963, it is comprised of its Cork Street premises – still its London base – and the multi-purpose gallery and arts centre Messum’s Wiltshire. Both are run by David’s son, Jonathan Messum.

The business also owns a sculpture garden at Lord’s Wood in Marlow.