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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
16th August 1944 Dutch begin diplomatic contact with Vatican in London
16th August 1939 Born today: Carol Shelley, London, actress (Gwendolyn Pidgeon-Odd Couple)
16th August 1934 Born today: John Standing, London England, actor (Edward-Lime Street)
16th August 1924 Conference about German recovery payments opens in London
16th August 1885 Born today: Charles Carson, London England, actor (Cry the Beloved Country)
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.