LIZ KLEIN

Liz Klein has nearly two decades of professional experience in the arts, with private and corporate clients as well as at the foremost international auction houses. Liz has worked with clients with world-class existing collections as well as with clients focused on building new collections. She has extensive experience in American and European Art from the 18th century to the present day.

Prior to founding her art advisory business in 2001, Liz was an Assistant Vice President at Sotheby’s, where she led Strategy and Business Development for the online business and managed the joint venture with Amazon.com.

From 1994 to 1997, Liz was Assistant Curator with a small arts consulting firm where she helped develop, install and maintain collections of 6,000+ works of art. Liz served various clients in this role, including Ronald S. Lauder, Chairman, The Museum of Modern Art; the United Nations Ambassador’s Residence; and The New York Hospital, for whom she helped create and install a fine art collection for the Greenberg Pavilion, an 11 floor, 850,000 square-foot facility.

More recently, Ms. Klein has provided independent advisory services to clients, assisting with all aspects of purchase, sale and collections management. She has discreetly negotiated a number of significant transactions for buyers and sellers, in a variety of venues, from Old Masters to Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary Art. Ms. Klein began her career in the arts at Christie’s in the American Furniture and Decorative Arts Department and with The Mary Cassatt Foundation.

Liz has served as an editorial advisor for the chapters concerning Arts + Crafts to Contemporary (c1880-2005) for Judith Miller’s Furniture: World Styles from Classical to Contemporary, and Mid-Century Modern (c1940-1960) for Judith Miller’s Decorative Arts: World Styles from Classical to Contemporary. She has done graduate work on the law and visual arts at Columbia Law School and holds an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Liz is a Founding Chair of the A+D Circle, an affiliate group of the Architecture and Design Department at The Museum of Modern Art, where she has been involved in various leadership roles as a patron since 1994. She is a founding member of the junior group of Independent Curators International, and currently serves on the Acquisitions Committee of the Bronx Museum of the Arts.