Founded in 2014 by Baron Lorne Thyssen-Bornemisza, Kallos Gallery is a London gallery specialising in ancient art. We offer a carefully curated selection of works from Antiquity, including Ancient Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Western Asiatic and European artefacts. We strive to maintain a great diversity of objects, but all united by a particular aesthetic quality inspired by our name Kallos, which means ‘beauty’. That may be the quality of a surface, the powerful form of a helmet, the line of a finely carved marble, the miniature detail of a gem or the draughtsmanship of a vase.
One of the world’s great private collectors of artwork from the ancient world, Baron Lorne Thyssen-Bornemisza continues his family’s passion for collecting. His father, Baron Hans Heinrich, founded the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid in 1992, which now displays over 1,600 Old Master paintings from his private collection.
Lorne Thyssen’s founding of Kallos Gallery blends his connoisseurship in art with his passionate, demonstrated support of classical and archaeological research. He funds several institutional archaeological excavations, and has endowed courses and research positions at Oxford University and the Open University, and numerous scholarships worldwide to broaden access to education about the classical world. He has a BA Honours Degree in Classical Studies.