Anonymous art collector revealed

He is property developer David Lewis



Although not named in the title of the Walker Art Gallery’s “A Collector’s Eye: Cranach to Pissarro”, the collector is property developer David Lewis. The Art Newspaper recently revealed that he has amassed 400 old master and 19th-century paintings, of which 150 are on anonymous loan to public collections (December 2010, p7). The Liverpool show (18 February-15 May) of 64 works will be the first general presentation of his collection. Walker Art Gallery director Reyahn King describes it as “one of the largest collections of old masters amassed in England since World War II.”