Thomas Gibson Fine Art Limited was founded in 1969. The gallery quickly gained a successful reputation, and over the years has bought and brokered some of the most important Old Master, 19th and 20th Century pictures to come on the market, including: Edgar Degas’s Chez la modiste to the Thyssen-Bornemisza Foundation, Lugano; J.M.W. Turner’s Staffa, Fingal’s Cave, off the West Coast of Scotland to the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven; Jackson Pollock’s Lavender Mist to the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; and Caravaggio’s Boy Bitten by a Lizard to the National Gallery, London.
In addition to numbering some of the world’s foremost private collectors amongst its clients, the gallery has sold works to such public institutions as the National Galleries of England, America and Australia; the Dallas Museum of Art; the Des Moines Art Center; the Hamburger Kunsthalle; the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth; the Menil Collection, Houston; the Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena; and the Pierre Gianadda Foundation, Martigny. Today the running of the gallery is undertaken by Hugh Gibson, Thomas’s son, who joined Thomas Gibson Fine Art in 2002 having trained at Christie’s, London and Sotheby’s, New York and is now the gallery’s Director. Thomas Gibson continues to act in an advisory role and devotes much of his energy to sourcing works of art for the gallery and private clients. Thomas Gibson Fine Art is a member of the Society of London Art Dealers.