The gallery also handles the work of the South African masters and works closely with vendors and collectors. Sales have includes major works by Gerard Sekoto, J.H Pierneef, Lucas Sithole and Robert Hodgins.
The owner is Trent Read, the eldest son of renown art dealer Everard Read. Trent is the fifth generation of his family to be a dealer. He worked at Christies in London for several years, as well as in the US, but most of his career has been spent as a director of Everard Read in Johannesburg. He moved to Knysna in 1994 and opened the gallery in 1997.
The gallery moved to Thesen House in 2010, and later opened a new venue in the same building: A Different Drummer, which handles ceramics, objets de vertu, photographs and fine tribal artefacts. It has rapidly established a reputation for excellence with collectors, architects and interior designers.
Knysna Fine Art hosts a regular program of exhibitions in Knysna, and also mounts shows elsewhere in South Africa, Europe, and the US.