Maurice Esteve, Composition, 1962, watercolour on paper 50 x 62 cm

Aktis Gallery opened in St James’s in the spring of 2010 and specialises in twentieth-century Russian artists working in exile.

Aktis Gallery focuses on Russian artists who have worked in exile, specifically the works of artists such as Alexandre Iacovleff, Leopold Survage, Jean Pougny, Serge Charchoune, Pincus Kremegne, Marc Chagall, Serge Poliakoff and Andre Lanskoy, all of whom lived in Paris during the first half of the 20th century, each making, in their own way, a mark on the history of art of this period.