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About Betsy Thomas


Betsy Thomas founded Betsy Thomas Fine Art Advisory, LLC in January 2008. Based in New York, the firm was founded to provide discreet and highly personalized advisory services to private collectors as well as to the large community of wealth managers, trust and estate lawyers and family offices.

A former Vice President at Christie’s auction house for over a decade, she has had extensive experience working with collectors and currently represents an international clientele.

Ms. Thomas began her career in 1996 at Christie’s in New York, holding various positions as researcher, cataloguer and proposal writer in several departments including Old Master Paintings & Drawings, Prints, Impressionist & Modern Art and 19th Century European Art. Her longest tenure in the company was as Specialist and Vice President in the 19th Century European Paintings Department, a position she held for seven years. In this role, she managed high value appraisals and sale consignments working directly with private collectors, museums and estates.

Ms. Thomas holds a B.A. in the History of Art from Pomona College and an M.A. in Renaissance Studies from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. She is fluent in Italian and particularly well-versed in various periods of Italian 19th Century and 20th Century Modern Masters.