Our founding members act as ICRA’s advisory board.
Professor Brian Allen
Professor Allen is a specialist in 17th- and 18th-century British art and has written widely on this subject area. He was Director of Studies at the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art between 1993 and 2012. He has organised a number of exhibitions in collaboration with the Yale Center for British Art, the State Hermitage Museum and the State Kremlin Museums. A past Chairman of the National Art Collections Fund he was a Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery between 2012 and 2015, the Holburne Museum of Art, the Strawberry Hill Collections Trust, the British Sporting Art Trust and is a trustee of the Hermitage Foundation UK and the Ben Uri Gallery.
Dr Judy Collins
Dr Collins is an independent curator and writer. She was responsible for several exhibitions at the Hayward Gallery in the 1980s, and then held the post of Senior Curator, Modern British Art, at Tate for 15 years. She is the prize-winning author of a range of books, including Eric Gill: The Sculpture – A Catalogue Raisonne (1998), Lynn Chadwick (2006), and Sculpture Today (2007). She is currently working on the catalogue raisonné of the metal sculptures of Eduardo Paolozzi.
Mr Walter Feilchenfeldt
Mr Feilchenfeldt began his art career in the mid-1960s in the Impressionist Department at Sotheby’s in London, before entering his family firm, which his father established in 1948 in Zürich as a successor company of Kunstsalon Paul Cassirer. In addition to his former activity as an art dealer, he gained a formidable reputation as a Cézanne and van Gogh scholar (co-author of John Rewald’s catalogue raisonné of Paul Cézanne paintings, the new online version at the end of 2014, and Vincent Van Gogh: The Years in France: Complete Painting 1886-1890, London), writer (By appointment only. Cézanne, Van Gogh and some secrets of Art Dealing) and curator of numerous important exhibitions (Vincent van Gogh: Landscapes; Cézanne: Finished / Unfinished; Degas: The Portraits and Van Gogh and Early Modern Art).
Dr Antoinette Friedenthal
Antoinette Friedenthal is an art historian and independent scholar who received her PhD from the Free University in Berlin. Her past positions include a post as Research Assistant at the Bibliotheca Hertziana in Rome and a position as Research Scholar at the Max-Planck-Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. She is a recipient of numerous scholarships and a founding member of the International Art Market Studies Association. Friedenthal is currently working on a book-length study on the history of the catalogue raisonné, a topic on which she has already published numerous articles. She is now editing the correspondence between Jean Mariette and his son, the later famous connoisseur Pierre-Jean Mariette – to be published soon by Éditions du Louvre (La fureur de la curiosité m’emporte. Les Mariette et le Prince Eugène de Savoie. Lettres d’un voyage a travers l’Europe, 1717-1719).
Dr Florian Haerb
Director, Carta Ltd
1995 – PhD Art History, University of Vienna, Fellow Metr Museum of Art
1996-1998 – Christie’s NY & London, specialist drawings
2001 -2006 – Director of Colnaghi/Drawings
2006 – now – Director of own business, in Old Master Drawings/Paintings.
Dr Sharon Hecker
Art Historian and Curator
Dr Hecker is an art historian, curator, lecturer, educator and consultant. A leading international expert on modern and contemporary art and the Italian sculptor Medardo Rosso, she has authored over 30 publications, including A Moment’s Monument: Medardo Rosso and the International Origins of Modern Sculpture, awarded the Millard Meiss Prize by the College Art Association. Sharon has curated numerous exhibitions, including Medardo Rosso: Second Impressions (Harvard University Art Museums), Medardo Rosso: Experiments in Light and Form (Pulitzer Arts Foundation) and, with Julia Peyton-Jones, Medardo Rosso: Sight Unseen and His Encounters with London (Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac). Dr Hecker researches interactions between art-historical scholarship, the market and the law as related to authenticity, attribution, expertise and due diligence. She is a member of the Catalogue Raisonné Scholars Association (CRSA), International Foundation for Art Research (IFAR) and International Council of Museums (ICOM).
Ms Valérie Didier Hess
Independent Writer/Art Historian in Middle Eastern Art and Specialist in Impressionist and Modern Art, Christie’s, Paris
Ms Hess is author of the first catalogue raisonné on a Middle Eastern artist (Mahmoud Saïd 1897-1964) which she wrote in collaboration with collector Dr Hussam Rashwan whilst working at Christie's. She began her career as a junior specialist in Impressionist and Modern Art at Christie’s King Street, London in 2005, before briefly working at Christie’s Paris in Russian Art and then moving to Dubai to be Business Director for Christie’s Middle East. She is currently finishing a translation of the ‘bible’ on Modern Egyptian Art from French into English, that was written in 1961 by Aimé Azar and she is working on a second catalogue raisonné that of another Egyptian artist Abdel Hadi El Gazzar (1925-1966). She is also a contributor to ArtBahrain magazine and provides English translations for exhibitions organised by Claude Lemand gallery on Middle Eastern Art.
Ms Catherine Lampert
Art Historian and Curator
Senior Curator, Hayward Gallery, Arts Council of Great Britain; Director, Whitechapel Gallery 1988-2001; 2001 to present curator of numerous exhibitions including at the Royal Academy: Frank Auerbach 2001; Rodin and Britain 2006, and to Kunsthaus Zurich; Daumier 2013; IMMA Dublin: Lucian Freud 2007 and to Louisiana Museum and Gementemuseum, the Hague and Francis Alӱs 2009; Tate Britain and Bonn: Frank Auerbach 2015. Author of books Euan Uglow. The Complete Paintings Yale; and on Rodin 1987, Yale; Auerbach 2015, Thames & Hudson; Doig 2013, Rizzoli; forthcoming book on Tunga 2018; essays on George Shaw, Mellon Centre 2018; Paula Rego, Art/Books 2019. Presently working on the catalogue raisonné of Lucian Freud’s paintings, for Modern Art Press.
Ms Honey Luard
Honey Luard is Director of Publications at White Cube (London, Hong Kong and New York). She is an MA graduate in Art History from London's Courtauld Institute of Art, and has been with the gallery since its inception in 1993. As a publisher and editor she has produced more than 300 monographs and exhibition catalogues featuring some of the most acclaimed international contemporary artists working today, including Georg Baselitz, Tracey Emin, Antony Gormley, Damien Hirst, Anselm Kiefer, Christian Marclay and Doris Salcedo. She is also a regular contributor to Vanity Fair on Art.
Mr Lionel Pissarro
Mr Pissarro is the great grandson of Camille Pissarro. He specializes in 19th- and 20th-century art. He is the CEO and Founder of Pissarro Fine Arts & Associates.
Ms Caroline Porter
Ms Porter began her career in the 1980s working as a specialist for Sotheby’s Impressionist and Contemporary departments before moving to the Edward Totah Gallery. Subsequently she went on to work at Christie’s and Phillips. Her expertise lies in overseeing research in 20th century provenance and authenticity. She has also served for 30 years on the board of the American Center for Art & Culture (formerly Mona Bismarck Foundation), in Paris.
Dr Katy Rogers
Dr Rogers is the President of CRSA and the Programmes Director for the Dedalus Foundation. She is the co-author of the catalogue raisonne of Robert Motherwell Paintings and Collages 1941-1991, and the co-author of Robert Motherwell: 100 years.
Mr Pierre Rosenberg
Pierre Rosenberg is an eminent art historian, curator and professor, with a special expertise in the history of 17th-18th century French and Italian paintings and drawings, and art collecting. Mr Rosenberg spent his career at the Louvre, including several years as President-Director. He was invited to teach in prestigious universities and contributed hundreds of articles to specialist magazines. Mr Rosenberg also sits on the editorial board of many renowned publications. He is a member of several prominent art societies and organised exhibitions internationally. Mr Rosenberg has authored or co-authored the catalogues raisonnés of major artists including Poussin, the Le Nain brothers, Fragonard, and more. Mr Rosenberg was elected to the Académie française in 1995.
Dr Barnaby Wright
Deputy Head of the Courtauld Gallery and Daniel Katz Curator of 20th Century Art
Dr Wright is a specialist in late nineteenth-century and twentieth-century art with a particular interest in modern British art. He studied at the Courtauld Institute of Art (BA, MA, Ph.D., 1996-2004) and began his curatorial career in 2005 as Exhibitions Curator at the Hermitage Rooms in Somerset House, London, where he staged a number of exhibitions in collaboration with The State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg. He became a curator at The Courtauld Gallery in 2007 and has curated and co-curated a series of exhibitions including: Walter Sickert: The Camden Town Nudes (2007-08); Frank Auerbach: London Building Sites 1952-62 (2009-10); Cezanne’s Card Players (2010-11, second venue The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York); Mondrian-Nicholson: In Parallel (2012); Becoming Picasso: Paris 1901 (2013); and Egon Schiele: The Radical Nude (2014-15). He has also recently curated two contemporary shows at the Courtauld: Richard Serra: Drawings for the Courtauld (2013); Jasper Johns: Regrets (2014).
Dr Wright teaches on the MA Curating the Art Museum course and leads the Gallery’s collaboration with the programme.
Ms Sarah Whitfield
Ms Whitfield is the co-author of the René Magritte Catalogue Raisonné and serves on the authentication committee of the Francis Bacon Estate. She is the author of numerous books on William Scott, René Magritte, Antoni Tapies, Fausto Melotti, Lucio Fontana and many more.