A PRESTIGIOUS London gallery is set to feature the work of late Brighouse artist Peter Brook.
Brook’s stock has been soaring since his death in 2009, with his work being displayed at top galleries including The Tate.
Originally championed by legendary Huddersfield actor Sir James Mason, Brook’s distinctive work is now attracting serious interest – and prices – across the country.
Now his work is set to form part of a major exhibition at the Portland Gallery next to the Ritz Hotel this summer.
Owner of the gallery, Tom Hewlett, said: “I think a recent sale of Peter’s work at Bonham’s in Chester by the James Mason estate was an excellent barometer of his current popularity.
“Thirty paintings fetched a total of well into six figures.
“Peter’s paintings will form an integral part of our July exhibition, which features three ‘naive’ British artists.
“The other two are Alan Lowndes, who painted scenes of everyday northern life and Donald McIntyre, who is famous for both his Welsh and Scottish landscapes.
“I know that Peter is especially loved and cherished in Yorkshire, where collectors appreciate his innate understanding and depiction of the Pennine way of life.
“As a gallery, we are very keen to hear from anyone who may be interested in selling or lending us Peter’s work for the exhibition.”
The exhibition will run from July 7 to July 29.
Anyone who is interested in loaning or selling a Peter Brook painting should contact Emily Johnston or Benjamin Walton. email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7493 1888.