Lever Gallery is a commercial art gallery that specialises in modern fine art with a focus on post-war original lifestyle illustration, photography and design.
Post war British culture was propelled into the modern era by a group of young visual revolutionaries who transformed the face of music, art, fashion, film, television, advertising, newspapers and magazines, to define the look of a generation.
We specialise in exhibiting work that was originally created on a commercial basis but can now be appreciated as art itself. The work we show captures the spirit and ambition of the era in which it was created but then goes on to become part of our shared cultural memory that makes it so resonant today.
We represent 1960s masters of illustration - Michael Johnson, Renato Fratini, and Walter Wyles, as well as leading next generation illustrators - Mick Brownfield and Paul Slater. We work with legendary ‘image maker’ photographer Peter Ashworth, responsible for capturing 1980’s music and fashion icons and we feature work central to publications that helped change the way we look at ourselves today. We exhibit artists whose work captures a sense of modern urban living and the explosion of the social media age such as Colin McCallum.
Lever Gallery is on Goswell Road, at the junction of Sebastian Street. Clerkenwell, The City of London, Silicon Roundabout, the Barbican and Sadler’s Wells all a short walk away.
The gallery stages regular exhibitions and events open to the public.
Converted from an old bank the bespoke exhibition & work space was designed by RIBA award winning architect Pascal Madoc-Jones.
This gallery is grateful to Julia Martin-Wright, Nina Berkowitz, Mike Dempsey, Main Titles, Showhow, Lisa Baker Ltd, Madoc Architecture and Alan Williams for their continuing help and support.