David Breuer-Weil was born into a Jewish family in London in 1965. His father was born in Vienna in 1938 and, as a small child, fled Nazi-occupied Vienna with his parents after the Anschluss (annexation of Austria); his mother was from Denmark. He studied at Central St Martin's School of Art in 1985, where he was taught by Shelley Faussett, one of Henry's Moore's assistants; he later studied at Clare College, Cambridge, before working in a series of different departments and disciplines at Sotheby's, combining this with his own artistic practice. His Project series of paintings has been shown at the Roundhouse, Camden, where he was hailed by critic John Russell Taylor as a 'colossal talent', and at the Bargehouse in the Oxo Tower. Project 3 was shown in a 3-storey car park in Covent Garden in 2007. He held a joint show with Chris Ofili at the London Jewish Museum and has exhibited in a number of mixed shows at Ben Uri Gallery. He lives and works in London.





  • Central Saint Martin's School of Art, London (student)
  • Clare College, Cambridge (student)
  • Sotheby's Auction House (student)
  • de Pury and Luxembourg Art (consultant)



  • Golden Drawings and the Coviad, Ben Uri Gallery and Museum (benuri.org, 2021)
  • National Trust, Mottisfont, Hampshire (2016)
  • Out of Chaos, Ben Uri Gallery and Museum, Inigo Rooms, Somerset House, London (2015)
  • Project 4, The Vaults, Waterloo, London (2013)
  • Beyond the Human Clay, James Hyman Fine Art (2011)
  • The Human Figure in 20th Century British Sculpture, Boundary Gallery, London (2011)
  • Beyond Limits: Sotheby's at Chatsworth, Chatsworth House (2010, 2011)
  • Apocalypse, Osborne Samuel Gallery, London (2010)
  • Anorexic Babes, Jaffa, Israel (2009)
  • The Vogue Landscapes, Alon Zakaim Fine Art, London (2008)
  • Codex, Biblion, London (2007)
  • Project 3, Ben Uri Gallery, London (2007)
  • Recent Acquisitions 2001-2006, Ben Uri Gallery and Museum (2006)
  • Breuer-Weil: Drawings, Biblion, London (2006)
  • Closing the door? Immigrants to Britain 1905-2005', The Jewish Museum, Camden (2005)
  • Parallel Worlds, Boundary Gallery, London (2004)
  • Extremes, Boundary Gallery, London (2003)
  • Project 2, The Bargehouse, OXO Tower Wharf, London (2003)
  • Director's Choice: Highlights from the Ben Uri Permanent Collection, Ben Uri Gallery and Museum (2003)
  • Project 1, The Roundhouse, London (2001)
  • The Ben Uri Story: from Art Society to Museum, Ben Uri Gallery and Museum (2001)
  • Mary R, Bourne Fine Art, Edinburgh (2001)
  • The Land, Engel Gallery, Tel Aviv (2000)
  • Adult Toys, Soho House, London (2000)
  • Painted Reliefs, Engel Gallery, Tel Aviv (1999)
  • E1 Gallery, London (1999)
  • Fields of Dream: Drawings and Paintings, Boundary Gallery, London (1999)
  • Abstract Landscapes, Coningsby Gallery, London (1998)
  • David Breuer-Weil, Boundary Gallery, London (1997)
  • Sotheby's Artists, New York City (1996)
  • The Colour Blue, Boundary Gallery, London (1995)
  • Galerie Mantoux, Paris (1995)
  • The Colour Blue, Boundary Gallery, London (1995)
  • Sotheby's Artists, London (1994)
  • Boundary Gallery, London (1994)
  • David Breuer Weil, Engel Gallery, Tel Aviv (1993)
  • Large Figurations, Sotheby's, London (1991)
  • Clare College, Cambridge (1986)
  • Central Library, Cambridge (1985)