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.
Cromwell Place Arts Hub is a new concept for London in which commercial galleries share a set of buildings & facilities but retain individual exhibition spaces on a short or long term basis. Our renovation project formed Cromwell Place’s Phase 1 & its detailing & aesthetics have informed all the subsequently renovated buildings.