Meet the Dealer – Matthew Hall

Describe your business?

Very hard work with very little financial reward.
How much do you enjoy art fairs?
 Art fairs are now 98% of the average gallery’s route to market. We meet thousands of new people on line who so far have bought exactly nothing. Art fair attendees at least have a 5-10% hit rate. Realistically we need to be attending 30-40 fairs a year.
Is this what you wanted to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be an officer in the 7th US Cavalry defending waggon trains from restless natives.
Your favourite artwork is?
A portrait of a young Italian girl painted in 1939 by a German academic artist, Thomas Baumgartner (1892-1962). He is best known for a series of studies of prisoners during the Great War, mainly from British Indian and African regiments.
Glamping or camping for your holidays?
I average one holiday every fifteen years so I don’t intend to spend it under canvas of any description.
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