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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
16th January 1906 Born today: Diana Winyard, London, actress (Cavalcade)
16th January 1794 Edward Gibbon, historian (Decline and Fall), dies in London at 56
16th January 1759 British Museum opens in London
The Mayor Gallery
The famous Mayor Gallery in Mayfair.
Location: 22A Cork Street, Mayfair
Description: The Mayor Gallery was the first gallery to open its doors in London's famous art gallery-lined Cork Street.
Founded by Fred Mayor (1903-1973) in 1925, many artists exhibited for the first time in England here first including Francis Bacon, Alexander Calder, Andy Warhol, Max Ernst, Paul Klee, Joan Miro and Paolozzi.