Author(s): Alexander Wengraf
Born in Vienna in 1938, Alex Wengraf moved to England before he was a year old. After studying dental surgery in Bryanston, he earned a Fellowship at the Royal College of Surgeons in the UK. He studied on at the Postgraduate Medical School of London until his parents died in a car accident in 1965. He then gave it all up to follow his family profession and became one of London's most famous art dealers.
Memories of a London Art Dealer is the distillation of a lifetime's worth of experience and expertise in the fine art world. Neither an autobiography nor a traditional memoir, the book consists of reflections, anecdotes, telling conversations, encounters, touches of humor, and a choice selection of the triumphs and disasters, heroes and villains encountered by an accidental art dealer.