Alister Mathews 1907-1985 was an art dealer. Born in Watford, England on April 7th, 1907. During the 1920s he operated Grayhound Press, a private press through which he published his friend Monk Gibbon. From the early 1950s until sometime in the 1970s he operated as a dealer in prints and drawings, rare books and manuscripts. He died in Bournemouth in 1985. Alister Sold Indian paintings to the BM in 1943 and prints and drawings to P&D Colnaghi from the 1950s onwards. His name is often misspelt but can be verified as Alister Mathews through his advertisements in ‘Master Drawings’.