Director: Stephen Ongpin
Stephen Ongpin has over thirty years of experience as a dealer in Old Master, 19th and 20th century drawings.
He began his career at P. & D. Colnaghi in 1986, responsible for researching, writing, and editing the gallery's annual catalogues of drawings.
Since 2006, Stephen has worked independently as a private dealer in the field of Old Master, 19th Century and Modern drawings. In December 2007 he opened a gallery in St. James's in London.
He mounts annual exhibitions of Master Drawings in both London and New York, and issues regular catalogues. In addition, the gallery participates in art fairs in London, Maastricht, Paris and New York.
Among its clients, Stephen Ongpin Fine Art counts private collectors in the UK, Europe, Asia and the Americas, as well as over 50 international museums.
Due to the gravity of the international situation resulting from the spread of COVID-19 and in order to protect the health of all parties concerned, we have decided to cancel the 29th edition of the Salon du dessin.
France officially declared a state of health emergency on 24 March for two months and there are still numerous uncertainties regarding the evolution of the pandemic over the coming months. These factors make it impossible to reprogram the Salon before the summer of 2020 and the Salon du dessin, which usually attracts numerous other events in Paris for a week, will therefore not take place this year.
Louis de Bayser, President of the Salon du dessin said “this is a difficult decision to take with regard to all those who worked hard for this edition, but our priority is to protect the health of all our exhibitors, visitors and partners”.
We send our thoughts to all those affected by this epidemic and hope that this unprecedented health situation will quickly change favorably.
The organizers of the Fair