Début Art (established in 1985) is an artists' representative agency based in London, with offices in New York and Tokyo. Début Art represents a groundbreaking roster of artists, encompassing both established and up-and-coming, globally based illustrators, motion and animation artists and illustrative designers.
As industry leaders for the past thirty years, we are known as principled advocates for our artists and for our industry.
Our clients and artists appreciate the agency’s straightforward, well informed and down-to-earth approach to projects, from editorial to global brand campaigns.
Our staff is research-oriented, sensitive to creative trends and to the international marketplace, so that we are highly effective partners with our clients in creating cutting-edge imagery and campaigns, no matter where in the world our artists are commissioned.
Début Art’s esteemed position in the industry is rooted in our ability to continuously find and foster cutting-edge artists and to set the standard in illustration trends, a position we have held from the early days of our agency.
Established in London in 1994, The Coningsby Gallery (a division of Début Art) pioneered the market for contemporary illustration as fine art, and continues to champion groundbreaking shows of both well-known and up-and-coming illustration and graphic artists through its Fitzrovia gallery and online store.