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Events and Exhibitions

London Art Week, Summer 2024
Anna Boberg (1864-1935)
Painting the Arctic Summer

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This summer, Ben Elwes Fine Art brings together paintings and works on paper in the exhibition Anna Boberg (1864-1935), Painting the Arctic Summer. Described in recent years as “Sweden’s greatest artist”, this exhibition chronicles Boberg’s career as a landscape painter, from her early watercolour sketches of Stockholm to her oil paintings of the Arctic environment.

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London Art Week, Summer 2022
Mozart and Beethoven
Portraits and Personality 

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Two musical giants will be featured at Ben Elwes Fine Art during London Art Week Digital and Live, Summer 2022, but the portrayals of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) and Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) could not be more different.

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London Art Week, Digital & Live, Summer 2021
Literary Women: Writers and Revolutionaries

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Celebrating two remarkable British women and their ground-breaking careers. Newly-discovered works shine a light on the revolutionary journalist, social activist and nurse, Jessie White Mario (1832-1906), and the celebrated novelist and artist Dame Beryl Bainbridge (1932-2010).


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London Art Week, Digital, 2020
Anglo Americans, Abolitionists and Women

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Presenting a selection of paintings across six centuries that reflect the Anglo-American nature of the gallery. 

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Master Paintings Week, 2016

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Elégance, a monumental plaster relief by the sculptor Alfred Janniot (1889-1969), is without doubt the highlight of the summer exhibition at Ben Elwes Fine Art. A natural heir to the legacy of Auguste Rodin, Janniot created this bas-relief in preparation for his commission at the Rockefeller Center in New York City, in 1930.


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Master Paintings Week, 2014
Feature: Thomas Uwins

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Among the works selected for the 2014 Master Paintings Week, Ben Elwes Fine Art will unveil an abolitionist painting by British artist Thomas Uwins.

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Master Paintings Week, 2010

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London Art Week, Summer 2023
Alejandro Mario Yllanes (1913-c.1960)
Artist. Revolutionary

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A group of extraordinary monumental paintings not seen for the last 30 years by the Aymara Bolivian artist Alejandro Mario Yllanes (1913-c.1960). Yllanes was a precocious, self-taught artist whose indigenous narrative and astonishing portrayals of the Aymara people are profound and compelling. 

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London Art Week, Winter 2021
Old and Modern Masters

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Contrasting old with modern masters, Ben Elwes Fine Art presents a 12th century altarpiece and a strung Naum Gabo sculpture.

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London Art Week, Digital, Winter 2020
Selected Highlights from the 15th to the 20th Centuries

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London Art Week, Winter 2019
Artistic Relationships
Anglo-American Paintings

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Ben Elwes Fine Art for London Art Week Winter 2019 has assembled a group of works with an Anglo-American theme.

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Master Paintings Week, 2015
Noon - Return from Fishing

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After almost a year of careful restoration, Ben Elwes Fine Art will be revealing Claude Joseph Vernet's Noon - Return from Fishing, a stunning, lost masterpiece in pristine condition. It is the earliest of three versions of this composition, one of which, dated 1760, is now in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

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Master Paintings Week, 2012
First Impressions
Landscape oil sketches 1780-1860

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Ben Elwes Fine Art is delighted to announce their summer exhibition, First Impressions - Landscape Oil Sketches 1780-1860, from the John Lishawa Collection, a selection of 51 en-plein air paintings.

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Master Paintings Week, 2009
Joseph Bonaparte
Newly discovered paintings from the Chateau de Mortefontaine

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