David Snowdon was appointed Chairman of Christie’s UK in December 2006 and was promoted to Hon. Chairman for Christie’s in Europe, the Middle East, Russia and India in June 2015.
In this role, he is responsible for leading the Chairman’s office, and working closely with Christie’s specialists on developing the business, together with existing, as well as new client relationships both in the UK and internationally.
David originally joined the Board of Christie’s in a non-executive capacity in February 2005. His latest evolved appointment reflected his extended interest in, and knowledge of, the art market and marked a desire to further develop his career within Christie’s after ten years with the firm.
David Snowdon has achieved international renown for his company, LINLEY, which provides luxury interior design, furniture and accessories of the highest quality. David established the business in 1985 focusing on the production of bespoke furniture for individual commissions. Appropriately, the launch of David’s business took place at Christie’s King Street 30 years ago.
David’s passion for the arts was nurtured at school in Bedales, which is renowned for its emphasis on arts and crafts. From 1980-82, he studied at Parnham House School for Craftsman in Wood.
David has written numerous books and lectured around the world at venues including the V&A Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, the LA County Museum of Art, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago and many other leading American institutions.
In 2018, David Snowdon was appointed Vice President of The Prince’s Foundation, an organisation created to support people to make the most of their community. Through teaching traditional arts and skills, building sustainable housing or regenerating neighbourhoods, the Foundation supports families and individuals throughout the United Kingdom.
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