Over the past decade, Edgar Modern has established an independent and individual identity that reflects the eclectic, curatorial approach of gallery director/curator Rachael Read. There is no specific stylistic or generational specialization. However, the current programme focuses on painting from contemporary British artists and selects work which is dynamic, spirited and outside of mainstream commercial painting.
Edgar Modern was founded in early 2003, holding its inaugural exhibition in September 2003. EM supports a small number of emerging and established artists and advises and acts for the estates of artists and collectors. EM regularly publishes exhibition catalogues for solo exhibitions and solo shows are augmented by themed group exhibitions throughout the year. EM's enviable reputation has resulted from the calibre of its painters and the galleries impact at art fairs both nationally and internationally. The gallery cooperates with institutions and has contributed to corporate collections in the UK, Europe and USA and China.