Robert Bowman opened Bowman Sculpture in 1993 after 15 years at Sotheby’s from 1979 to 1993, during which he was Director of European Works of Art. Bowman Sculpture is the world’s leading gallery for sculpture by Auguste Rodin. It has earned a worldwide reputation for consistently sourcing works of the highest quality.
The gallery specialises in European Romantic sculpture of the 19th century, dealing in the masters of this period, such as Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse, and Aimé-Jules Dalou through to the Impressionist, Modern and Cubist sculpture of Edgar Degas, Pablo Picasso, Henri Laurens, Jaques Lipichitz and Ossip Zadkine. Bowman Sculpture also specialises in significant English New School and Modern British artists, such as Lord Frederic Leighton and Hamo Thornycroft, and Henry Moore and Elizabeth Frink. Additionally, the gallery represents several contemporary sculptors, including Hanneke Beaumont, Yves Dana, Maurice Blik, and Emily Young.
Robert Bowman is an appointed sculpture expert for the UK Government committees for the Acceptance in Lieu Tax Scheme and The Export of Art and Objects of Cultural Reference. He was the head of the TEFAF vetting committee for 19th & 20th-century sculpture for over 15 years.
Bowman Sculpture holds regular exhibitions at the gallery at 6 Duke Street, St James’s, positioned between Christie’s and the Royal Academy of Arts, in the heart of London’s art world. The gallery also participates in major international art fairs including Masterpiece London; TEFAF Maastricht; TEFAF Fall, New York; BRAFA, Brussels; The Winter Show, New York; and Art Miami.
The family-owned-and-run gallery is located in St James’s, where it welcomes collectors, enthusiasts, academics, and newcomers to explore its artist-defining sculpture.