Robert Bowman opened Bowman Sculpture in 1993, after 15 years at Sotheby's from 1979 to 1993, during which he was Director of European Works of Art. Robert is an appointed sculpture expert for the UK Government committees for the Acceptance in Lieu Tax Scheme, and The Export of Art and Objects of Cultural Reference. He was the head of the TEFAF vetting committee for 19th & 20th century sculpture for over 15 years. In 2015 Bowman Sculpture sold the iconic Sybil Mignon Cooke archive to the Musée Rodin in Paris. The gallery works with private collectors and museums to establish their individual collecting criteria.