Since opening his business some thirty years ago William Thuillier has built up a formidable expertise in paintings from the 16th to the 20th.century. After a career at Sotheby’s and several years as the director of the Alexander Gallery in Duke Street, he moved to his gallery in Old Bond Street where he held regular exhibitions of Old Master paintings. His expertise has enabled him to make many discoveries in this field, several of which have found their way to museums such as the National Maritime Museum, the National Portrait Gallery and Tate Britain. He has recently sold an German Expressionist work by Schmidt-Rottluff to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. He also advises clients on the disposal of major works, such as paintings by Sir Peter Lely, Jean-Baptiste Pater and Hubert Robert. Over the years he has participated in some of the major global art fairs in Tokyo, the Armoury Fair, New York, fairs in Dallas and Monte-Carlo, as well as at Olympia, the British Antique Dealers’ Fair, and Masterpiece.
The gallery offers an up-to-date research and valuation service based on many years experience. In tandem with his business William Thuillier has lectured for the Extra-Mural Department of London University, the Metropolitan Museum, New York, and the J.Paul Getty Museum. He has also contributed to books on Jan van Goyen (1976) and Dutch 17th.century Painters (1975).