Peyton Skipwith is a fine art consultant and author. He joined the staff of The Fine Art Society in New Bond Street, London, in 1961 and retired as deputy managing director in 2015. During those years he curated many exhibitions of British art and design of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, as well as promoting the work of such then living artists as Richard Eurich, Leonard Rosoman and Edward Bawden.

Since his retirement he has written a number of books, mostly in collaboration with the graphic designer Brian Webb, pioneering the Design Series for ACC with books on Bawden, Eric Ravilious, John and Paul Nash, John Piper and others. Also with Brian Webb, he has co-authored Edward Bawden’s London and Edward Bawden’s Kew Gardens, (both for the V&A), and edited Edward Bawden’s Scrapbooks and Eric Ravilious’s Scrapbooks for Lund Humphries.

Peyton Skipwith