Sir John Lavery’s Studio

5 Cromwell Place, London SW7, UK Commercial art gallery & offices

This 1860’s building was for 50 years the home and studio of the great Anglo-Irish portrait painter Sir John Lavery (1856-1941). The artist painted everyone of importance during the inter-war period and was a very close friend of Sir Winston Churchill. Lavery was intimately connected with the creation of the Irish Free State and the building was Michael Collins’s base in London. The building has had many different tenants and functions over the last few years and our renovation is intended to facilitate a graceful reuse in a number of possible ways; an office, a gallery, an embassy or even perhaps the studio of a modern-day art worker.