- Joined Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art department in 1994
- Appears regularly on the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow
- Published author, most recently of The Ultimate Trophy
- Holds a degree in History of Art from Cambridge University
Board member and senior director of Impressionist & Modern art in London, Philip Hook has 35 years experience and expertise of the art market, and wide-ranging contacts he has built up as an auctioneer and a dealer. Having joined Christie’s in 1973 with a degree in the history of art from Cambridge University, Mr Hook headed Christie’s 19th Century Paintings Department from 1980 to 1987. In 1994, Mr Hook joined the Impressionist and Modern Art Department at Sotheby’s, and has played a critical role in every major collection sold since. He has appeared regularly on the BBC programme Antiques Roadshow as a picture expert, and is the author of Popular Nineteenth Century Paintings (1986), five successful novels set in the art world, and The Ultimate Trophy (2009), a history of the Impressionist market, which was one of the Financial Times Books of the Year.