Sir Geoffrey William Gerald Agnew (11 July 1908 – 22 November 1986) was an English art dealer, the chairman of the family firm of art dealers, Thomas Agnew & Sons, and the "dean of London art dealers".[1][2]

Early lifeEdit

Geoffrey Agnew was born on 11 July 1908, the son of Charles Gerald Agnew and his wife, Olive Mary Agnew (née Danks), and the grandson of Charles Morland Agnew. He was educated at Eton, followed by Trinity College Cambridge.[1]


He joined Agnew's in 1931, rising to managing director in 1937.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

He married Doreen Jessel in 1934, whom he met when she was one of the original intake at London's Courtauld Institute.[1]

They had three children:


  1. ^ a b c d Russell, John (25 November 1986). "SIR GEOFFREY AGNEW, 78, DIES – EMINENT LONDON ART DEALER". The New York Times. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Sir Geoffrey Agnew, Dean of London Art Dealers, Dead at 78 – latimes". Los Angeles Times. 29 November 1986. Retrieved 17 December 2016.