Philip Wilson Publishers

For forty years Philip Wilson Publishers (PWP) has specialised in producing authoritative, finely designed art and illustrated books. Starting life as Sotheby’s Publications, the publishing arm of the famous auction house, it became independent in 1977 as PWP. Acquired by I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd in May 2011, the company still concentrates on its original specialisation: catalogues raisonnés, monographs, private collection and exhibition catalogues, and museum guides.

PWP’s concentration on the publication of exhibition catalogues has seen it collaborate with many well known private collectors and public museums, including Baron Thyssen-Bornemisza, whose collection is chronicled in eighteen volumes, Robert Smith and Sir Arthur Gilbert, The Frick Collection, Dulwich Picture Gallery, the New-York Historical Society, the Victoria and Albert Museum, The Walters Art Museum, Fitzwilliam Museum, Glasgow Museums, Manchester Art Gallery, Museum of London, National Gallery of Canada, Watts Gallery. PWP’s success resides in the unfailing ability to achieve two quite different things with each exhibition catalogue: a record of an exhibition at a particular point in time, and a reference work whose scope and utility have a lasting value.

Recent partnerships with the German publishers Verlag C.H. Beck and Orfeus Publishing in Norway has seen the publication of Franz Marc: The Complete Works and Edvard Munch: The Complete Graphic Works – titles that will remain standard reference works on the artists for many years to come.

PWP is always seeking to publish books on subjects previously overlooked or that have not been properly documented, and welcomes proposals from institutions and private collectors alike.

Philip Wilson | Publisher

Anne Jackson | Senior Commissioning Editor

Editor's Choice: Philip Wilson Publishers

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Abstraction and Reality
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Vincent Van Gogh: The Years in France: Complete Paintings 1886-1890

Vincent Van Gogh
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Ben Nicholson and Winifred Nicholson: Art and Life

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Emil Nolde

Emil Nolde

The first English language introduction of this extraordinary painter. More...

Garth Evans

Garth Evans

Getting beneath the skin of one of Britain’s most innovative artists. More...

Edvard Munch

Edvard Munch

Celebrating the lesser known graphic works of Edvard Munch. More...

Joseph Wright

Joseph Wright of Derby

Shedding new light on a key moment in this important British artist's career. More...

Franz Marc

Franz Marc

Our three volume catalogue raisonné on the work of Franz Marc is a landmark publication. More...



Extracts from a selection of PWP books are available to read online and to download. More...

Catalogue: Philip Wilson Publishers

Philip Wilson Publishers – 2015 (download)

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