LAPADA COMMITTEE

The LAPADA Modern committee has been selected and we are delighted to welcome:

Matthew Panter, Panter & Hall Ltd

Rebecca Hossack: Rebecca is a LAPADA director and owner of the Rebecca Hossack Gallery which she set up in March 1988. Drawing on her Australian roots, her gallery has gained a reputation for championing contemporary Aboriginal and non-western art but also exhibits a selection of contemporary Western artists.

Gay Hutson: Gay started her career in arts related PR and in 1988 was a founder director of the very successful British Art Fair (this became the 20/21 British Art Fair in 2000) which takes place in September and the 20/21 International Art Fair in February, both staged in the Royal College of Art. Gay also runs the ‘Women in the Arts Club’ which provides a brilliant networking forum for women in the art world.

Sarah Myerscough: Sarah owns a West End gallery, celebrating its 10th anniversary, that specialises in contemporary painting and photography by up and coming younger artists. She also curates and buys for a number of corporate contemporary art collections.

Peter Petrou: Peter opened his first gallery in 1974 and he has been dealing ever since in an eclectic range of objects from antiquities to 20th century design. He is a member of the Olympia Advisory Board and also one of three adjudicators covering all disciplines on the vetting appeals board.

Jacqueline Pruskin: Jacqueline Pruskin is a consultant, expert and freelance journalist, specializing in 20th century and early 21st century applied arts and design. Born in Utica, New York and educated at Vassar College in the 1960s, she ran a London gallery for 38 years, specialising in Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Modernism, and mid-Twentieth Century French Art and Design. Ms Pruskin has organised a number of art exhibitions both in London and abroad and has written regularly for the arts press, in the UK and the US. Resident in London, she is an active participant in her local community conservation association, does voluntary work for several charities, and mentors young designers and those seeking to become self-employed.

Didier Haspeslagh: Didier first established Didier Antiques in 1982 and re-launched the gallery in 2006 with Martine Newby Haspeslagh to
specialise in artists’ jewellery by post-war painters and sculptors. The gallery continues to deal in artistic jewellery, silver and gold wares by leading 20th-century designers and architects from the UK, Europe and North America. Didier Antiques exhibits both in Europe and Internationally and has recently moved to its new premises of Kensington Church Street. The New York Times recently commented that “... Didier Antiques has something like a Who’s Who of modern art in jewellery form ...”.