Frances Christie

  • Deputy Chairman, Sotheby’s U.K. and Ireland | Senior Specialist


Frances Christie joined Sotheby’s in 2002 and is Head of Modern & Post-War British Art at Sotheby’s in London. She has been deeply 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.

Frances graduated with a degree in History of Art from Trinity College, Cambridge, and completed a Master of Arts degree in Early 20th Century British and French Art at the Courtauld Institute, London. In 2015, Frances joined the BBC Antiques Roadshow team as a specialist in pictures and is a Trustee of the leading UK arts charity Outside In. Frances also serves as an auctioneer.

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