Rupert Maas was born in 1960, the same year the gallery was founded. He was educated at Sherborne School in Dorset 1973 –78, and took a B.A. in Art History at Essex University 1980 – 83. He sailed the Atlantic in the summer of 1983 and was tricked by his father into joining him at The Maas Gallery later that year. Following the death of his father in 1996 he now owns and runs the Gallery, which deals in Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite, Romantic and Modern British paintings, watercolours, drawings, reproductive engravings and sculpture, and the work of two or three living artists. Rupert has maintained the tradition set by his father and has arranged a number of important exhibitions at his Gallery, including Pre-Raphaelites and Romantics, Masters of British Illustration, John Ruskin and his Circle, Burne-Jones, Victorian Fairy Paintings, biennial exhibitions of Victorian Engravings and annual exhibitions of Victorian Paintings.
Since 1995 he has made regular appearances on the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow as a picture specialist, and served on the executive committee of The Society of London Art Dealers 1998 – 9. Rupert has regularly written articles for the arts press and lectures on art.
He is married with three daughters and lives in London. His hobbies are sailing, reading, mending things and harassing his local Council.