About Us

Sansom & Company specialise in British art from 1880 to the present day, and are now a major publisher in this field.  We strive to publish the very best art and illustrated books; we produce high quality, authoritatively-written and generously illustrated books, which are beautifully designed and printed. We aim to sell our books at affordable prices, and to make our books accessible to everyone interested in art – from enthusiasts to art professionals. We have published extensively for galleries, museums and individual artists.

We are especially strong on Modern British art, including Trevor Bell, Evelyn Williams, Sonia Lawson, Kurt Jackson, Keith Vaughan, Terry Frost, John and Paul Nash, Gaudier-Brzeska, Paul Nash, Stanley Spencer, William Gear and many other artists.  We are also gaining an excellent reputation for publishing illustrated monographs and catalogues of contemporary artists and sculptors and have recently worked with Marj Bond, John Blackburn, Rosemary Beaton, Clive McCartney, Peter Brown and Tim Shaw.

We specialise also in the Cornish art colonies at Newlyn, Lamorna and St Ives, having published books on artists such as Stanhope Forbes, Lamorna Birch, Elizabeth Forbes, T C Gotch, Harold Harvey and Charles Simpson and, from St Ives, Tom Early, Bryan Pearce and Alfred Wallis.

Sansom & Co has a growing sculpture list. An initial study by Roger Cole of the life of Henri Gaudier with Sophie Brzeska was published to some acclaim and this has led to a modest dedicated sculpture list.

We are always open to suggestions for new titles from experts in their fields and from public and private galleries with co-publication proposals on any aspect of British art and artists of the past two centuries.  We offer specialist publishing expertise and advice to galleries, museums, artists and others who want to create the finest art and illustrated books.  Please contact us if you are thinking of publishing a book about one of your artists – or simply to get a competitive quotation for an exhibition catalogue.