a catalogue raisonné

Dominic Kemp





Born in Tunbridge Wells, Dominic was educated at the Skinners' School for Boys, where he won the Shelton Agar Memorial Prize for Art. He went on to study Drama at West Kent College and spent the first half of his career as an actor on stage, television and film.

He started his own Modern British Prints business in 2007 and was guest curator for the 50th Anniversary Exhibition at the Curwen Gallery in 2008.  Since 2010 he has been a regular exhibitor at the Royal College of Art International and British Art Fairs and is chief advisor for prints to the Chambers Print Collection; Sculptor's Prints Initiative, and the Curwen Archive.

Terry Frost Prints: a catalogue raisonné is his first published book and represents a four year labour of love. He has also written one novel, two plays, three screenplays and a six episode series for television.

Dominic moved to London in 1991. He spent a year in the lead role of The Mousetrap in the West End; originated the role of Jeffrey Archer's defence Counsel in The Accused; toured extensively in Bill Kenwright productions and appeared in over 50 plays for Kent Repertory Company at Hever Castle. Television credits include Dr Who, Downton Abbey, Derek, Eastenders, Doctors, Wire in the Blood and Waking the Dead. Films include Song For Marion, Miss Potter and Pierrepoint.

Dominic is the print specialist and auctioneer for Modern Art Auctions in Scarborough and Grand Auctions in Folkstone, and even made an appearance as the auctioneer in the film Miss Potter with Renee Zellweger. He is also an off-camera valuer for BBC's Flog It! and lectures on Frost and Lorca and printmaking, most recently at Pallant House Gallery and The Royal Academy of Music. Right now, he is planning his next book.



 Anthony Frost and Dominic Kemp at the book launch, Belgrave Gallery, St Ives, 2010