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Memories of a London Fine Art Dealer

Born in Vienna in 1938, Alex Wengraf moved to England before he was a year old. After studying dental surgery in Bryanston, he earned a Fellowship at the Royal College of Surgeons in the UK. He studied on at the Postgraduate Medical School of London until his parents died in a car accident in 1965. He then gave it all up to follow his family profession and became one of London’s most famous art dealers.

Memories of a London Art Dealer is the distillation of a lifetime’s worth of experience and expertise in the fine art world. Neither an autobiography nor a traditional memoir, the book consists of reflections, anecdotes, telling conversations, encounters, touches of humor, and a choice selection of the triumphs and disasters, heroes and villains encountered by an accidental art dealer.

256 pages | 15 color plates | 7 3/4 x 9 1/4

Art: Art--General Studies


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Reviews

"Reading the book is like being seated in a leather wingback chair at a club, listening to an affable chap recount his favourite anecdotes. . . . This is an enjoyable canter through a veteran dealer's memories, light on details and warmly diverting."

Alexander Adams Art

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