Collection of artworks by polymath Gerry Moore go on sale in Sussex
A collection of artworks by polymath Dr Gerald Moore are to go on sale in Billingshurst and Wisborough Green this month.
Gerry Moore ran a medical empire, a Safari Park and Motor Museum, while also painting, sculpting and writing novels, children’s books and poetry.
Born in 1926, he spent his life in London, Kent, Sussex and retired to Devon where he died in 2018 at the age of 91.
His collection of his own art and sculptures will now be sold at Summers Place Auctions in Billingshurst on May 18 and the remainder of his art collection will have its own timed auction at Bellmans in Wisborough Green starting in early May until May 23 with furniture from his estate included in Bellmans’ regular furniture auction on May 26.
The sales include more than 180 works by Gerry Moore and approximately 80 further lots.
Gerry moved to Devon and upon the death of his first wife Irene sold the contents of Heathfield Park and its Motor Museum at Sotheby’s in 1993 with the BBC filming a documentary of the sale.