Frances Christie Bio, Age, Family, Husband, Art Expert, Antiques Roadshow

Frances Christie

Frances Christie Biography

Frances Christie is a modern art specialist and auctioneer who serves as the head of modern and post-war British art at Sotheby’s in London. She is also an antique expert on BBC’s Antiques Roadshow.

Frances Christie Education

She has a degree in History of Art from Trinity College, Cambridge and a Master of Arts degree in Early 20th Century British and French Art from the Courtauld Institute, London.

Frances Christie Age

She is likely in her 40’s.

Frances Christie Nationality

She is a British national.

Frances Christie Husband

She is married to Robert Leeming, although there are no public details available about him.

Frances Christie Baby

Frances likes to keep her personal life private, there are no available details on whether she has kids or not.

Frances Christie Sotheby’s

Christie serves as the Head of Modern & Post-War British Art at Sotheby’s in London. She joined the company in 2002. According to her biography on Sotheby’s website she has been involved in the sale of all major collections of 20thCentury British Art at Sotheby’s in the last decade including: ‘A Life in Pictures: The Collection of Lord & Lady Attenborough’ in 2009; ‘The Evill/Frost Collection’ in 2011, which achieved the highest ever total for a sale of Modern British Art, ; ‘LOWRY: The A.J. Thompson Collection’ in 2014; ‘Daughter of History: Mary Soames and the Legacy of Churchill’ in 2014; ‘Bowie/Collector’ in 2016; ‘Vivien: The Vivien Leigh Collection’ in 2017 and ‘Howard Hodgkin: Portrait of the Artist’ in 2017.

She had previously interned at Sotheby’s after writing a letter to the Edinburgh office. Between her first two years of university, she interned at Sotheby’s catalogue production department. She was also apart of Sotheby’s project training scheme and while there a job opening came up in 2002 at Sotheby’s Olympia.

Frances Christie Antiques Roadshow

Frances is an expert on the BBC Antiques Roadshow team where she specializes in pictures. She joined the team in 2015. On the show, she has valued some wonderful paintings including a portrait by Trinidadian artist Boscoe Holder which his nephew brought along to a show at Senate House in London and a little Lowry drawing that was sketched for a bus driver on the back of his uniform list.

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