Northern Art Auction

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We hold four dedicated Northern Art auctions each year and offer a free appraisal service for items consigned to these auctions. The auctions include the works and prints from well-known artists such as Lowry, Geoffrey Key, William Turner, Trevor Grimshaw, Harold Riley plus many other well-known names as well as emerging artists.

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Northern Art Overview


Wilson55 enjoy a very strong following for Northern Art - the umbrella term used to describe the group of 20th-century artists who chose as their primary subject matter the urban landscapes of the Northwest. Though our sales are much-imitated, we continue to champion this vibrant market and have achieved record sums for works by both well-known and emerging artists. We are also very proud to include the works of 20th-century Welsh and Scottish artists in these flagship sales.


Increasingly supported by institutional collections and the promise of catalogue raisonnés, Northern art has proved an excellent investment. Across two decades, prices for artists such as Helen Bradley and William Turner have followed the trajectory of L.S. Lowry and his contemporaries, while the contemporary take on the genre provided by younger artists such as Peter Stanaway and Liam Spencer has attracted many admirers.


Our seasoned specialist Stephen Sparrow has a deep understanding of the nuances of this market and enjoys a close association with many artists and their estates. Whether you are interested in buying or selling he would be delighted to hear from you.


Northern Art specialist auctions are conducted as four flagship sales throughout the year.

Meet Our Northern Art Specialist

Stephen Sparrow BA (Hons), ASFAV

Northern Art Directory

Learn more about some of the famed Northern Artists that we sell regularly in our Northern Art sales, as well as achieved auction prices.

Northern Art Directory

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