Harry Seymour

Art Historian, Curator and Writer

  • LocationUnited Kingdom

About me


Harry Seymour is a London based art historian, curator, writer and consultant working with non-profit and commercial galleries, charities, NGOs, museums, global publications and private individuals. Having studied Fine Art at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design then Classics and Archaeology at University College London specialising in Greek and Roman art, he went on to complete postgraduate studies in Byzantine and Islamic Art History at the prestigious Courtauld Institute in London. He entered the professional art world managing high-profile old master galleries in central London before establishing his own business in 2014. As a curator, Harry has worked with NGOs, think tanks and charities in Europe, the US and the Caribbean, establishing links between organisations, curating exhibitions and organising convenings with a focus on capitalising art for social change, cultural outreach and as a platform for discussion. Current projects include curating an exhibition touring Europe on sexuality in the Islamic Cultures, and launching a programme encouraging sustainable land art within the oceans of the Caribbean. Having worked with old and modern masters galleries across Europe, Harry Seymour has assisted in the curation and organisation of exhibitions of art from Antiquity and Byzantium to Contemporary European art, and curated spaces in global art fairs including TEFAF, Masterpiece and Frieze Masters. He has arranged private views and tours of public galleries ands private spaces, and catalogued and archived collections around the world. He has researched art from Medieval Sculpture to Italian Modernism and lectured across Europe in many famous public institutions including the Gallerie dell'Academia in Venice and the Louvre in Paris. He has also taught history of art, and as a writer has had his work published in The Times, The Guardian, Dazed and Confused/AnOther, The Burlington Magazine and Tank Magazine. He is also a published author who has written several books on topics including clouds in Italian paintings and manuscripts in Chinese paintings. Current projects include consulting and curating for old master and contemporary galleries in London and Paris, editing the arts section of a global magazine, curating several exhibitions and projects with charities in London and New York, conducting research for private collectors in India and teaching history of art in London.



  • Writing
  • Painting
  • Public Art
  • Fine Art
  • Galleries
  • Exhibition
  • Curate Art Exhibitions
  • Contemporary art
  • Charity
  • Art History/art Handling
  • Gallery Administration
  • Gallery Director
  • Journalism Creative Writing
  • Old Masters
  • Art Historian