Andrew Sim

Dealer Andrew Sim runs Sim Fine Art, a dealership specialising in Modern British art. In particular, he handles wartime pictures as well as works with an element of social history.

Andrew is the son of Michael Sim, a specialist furniture dealer based in Chislehurst.


Writer on air raid warden duty

19 December 2022

This wartime portrait of the writer Amelia Defries shows her in the role of an ARP warden in Kensington.


British wartime pictures: Tragic times brought inspiration

21 November 2022

Ahead of home front exhibition dealer says the war transformed often mundane art styles


That’s the spirit: Sim pictures Brit social history and culture

30 May 2022

A 12-picture series titled The Modern Rake’s Progress is at the heart of a new exhibition from British picture dealer Andrew Sim of Sim Fine Art.


Sim Fine Art offers rediscovered works by wartime hospital artist

16 March 2020

Dealer’s London exhibition showcases the ‘exceptional’ but forgotten work of Paul Drury.


Dealer Andrew Sim sells Arctic Convoy pictures to Imperial War Museum

19 April 2019

Dealer Andrew Sim has sold 14 Second World War pictures by Polish-born artist Feliks Topolski (1907-89) to the Imperial War Museum.


Sim creates fresh chapter on literary lives

05 February 2018

A trio of literary discoveries star at Sim Fine Art’s upcoming exhibition.


Andrew Sim: a dealer who thinks outside the box

28 August 2017

Andrew Sim favours artists and images that have slipped through the system. Ahead of his appearance at the upcoming '20/21 British Art Fair' he talks to ATG about chasing the unknown...

Topolski Tate Sim Fine Art

Tate buys expressionist oil painting from dealer Andrew Sim

19 July 2016

Sim Fine Art have sold their first ever painting to the Tate who have added it to their permanent collection.


Dadd sketch heads for the Met in New York

29 October 2007

Art dealer Andrew Sim has sold a watercolour by Richard Dadd (1817-1886) to the Metropolitan Museum in New York. It is the first work by the enigmatic Victorian artist to enter the museum’s vast art collection.


When did you last see your Dadd?

18 July 2006

Enigmatic, elusive, rarely seen, and classified as mad – but that’s our Dadd!