Tony Underhill

Tony Underhill (1923-1977)

Tony Underhill (1923-77) was as Australian artist who came to London after the Second World War. A political radical sacked as a lecturer for supporting student protests, he achieved considerable success exhibiting in major galleries in the West End and his work is in the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the National Gallery of Victoria.

However, when he died suddenly 40 years ago, his second wife closed his studio leaving finished and unfinished works and artistic equipment exactly in situ. It has only recently been reopened to reveal an untouched time capsule. A limited selection of his works will appear in our Modern British and 20th Century Art auction in November.



Forthcoming Sale Highlights


Est. £400-600

Tony Underhill (1923-1977)


Est. £600-800

Tony Underhill (1923-1977)


Est. £500-700

Tony Underhill (1923-1977)



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Amy Scanlon

Amy joined Sworders in 2009 as a junior valuer, after spending three years working in a leading London gallery. She has risen through the ranks to work in our Paintings department, where she works with specialist Andrew Bowyer. Amy also holds a BA (Hons) degree in History of Art from University College London.

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