Established in 1971, Frederick Mulder Ltd specialises in original European printmaking from 1470-1970 and is one of the world's foremost dealers in the prints of Pablo Picasso and other Modern masters such as Edvard Munch and Henri Matisse. Based in London, our clients include major museums such as MOMA and the British Museum as well as private, institutional and trade clients. Our holdings of Picasso's linocuts are probably among the most extensive in the world.
Frederick Mulder Ltd has been a member of the International Fine Print Dealers Association since it was founded; and is featured in The Spear's 500 as an 'Eminence Grise'.
Frederick Mulder, Director
Dr Frederick Mulder CBE, LL.D. was born in Canada, but has lived in the UK since 1968. He was educated at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada (BA, English), at Brown University, USA (M.A, PhD, Philosophy), and at Oxford University. He is considered to be one of the world's experts in the field of 19th and 20th century European prints, and particularly in the work of Picasso and Munch.
He is Chair of Frederick Mulder Foundation, which provides support for a wide range of social change issues as well as support for the arts. He is also the Founder of The Funding Network, an innovative organisation based in London that arranges live crowd-funding events to support social change projects, and which he has helped start in several other UK cities and in nine other countries.
He was made a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) by the Queen in the New Year Honours 2012.
He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws by the University of Saskatchewan in June 2017.
Anne-Françoise Gavanon, Director
Anne-Françoise has been working closely with Dr Mulder since 2007 and loves working with prints as they require so much technical knowledge and connoisseurship. She is particularly fond of prints by Edvard Munch, which endlessly surprise her.
Prior to redirecting her career towards the Arts, Anne-Françoise was an investment banker specialising in M&A for nine years during which she was based in Budapest, Warsaw, Bucharest and finally London. Her calling for the art world developed whilst visiting Eastern European artists' workshops and re-acquainting herself with the great European museums which she visited with her father as a child.
Anne-Françoise studied Art History at The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, under the supervision of Professor Chris Green, and graduated with an MA in Modern Art with Merit in 2004. Her MA dissertation discussed the interrelation of Pablo Picasso's linocuts with his paintings and sculptures. She first graduated in Economics with a diploma from a Paris business school followed in 1993 by a post-graduate diploma in Economic Transition in Central & Eastern Europe.