Obituaries

Articles regarding the lives of late art and antiques dealers, auctioneers, collectors and people connected to the industry.


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Obituaries: Harold Black and Brian Flaxman

20 November 2017

Obituaries for Harold Black and Brian Flaxman.

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Obituary – Manya Igel (1923-2017)

06 November 2017

Last year art dealer Manya Igel described herself as “a bl**dy miracle, considering the life I lead”. Life did indeed throw much sadness and drama her way, but her fighting spirit always seemed to overcome the most traumatic events.

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Obituary: Aurea Carter (1938-2017)

02 October 2017

We regret to announce the death of Aurea Carter aged 79 on September 18 after a brave fight against pancreatic cancer.

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Obituary: Russell Timms

04 September 2017

We regret to announce the passing of Russell Timms, who has died peacefully aged 69.

Obituary: David Wheatley

28 August 2017

David Wheatley of Wheatley Antiques, who specialised in Chinese and Japanese porcelain and works of art, has passed away, aged 69, after a short battle with cancer.

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Obituary: Leonard Sutton (1946-2017)

28 August 2017

Leonard started his antiques career in 1968, working in a small shop in Westbourne Grove, London, for Patricia Harvey.

Martin Roth

Tributes paid following the death of former V&A boss Martin Roth

07 August 2017

Martin Roth, the former director of the Victoria and Albert Museum, has died aged 62.

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Obituary - Michael Fulda

24 July 2017

The well-known Manchester art dealer, Michael Fulda, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 3.

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Obituary: David Newell-Smith (1937-2017)

03 July 2017

David Newell-Smith, who together with wife Sonya ran the Tadema Gallery in Camden Passage, died on June 11.

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Obituary: Samuel ‘Beau’ M. Freeman II (1936-2017)

26 June 2017

Samuel Miller Freeman II – known to all as Beau – was a fixture in the Philadelphia auction scene for just shy of six decades.

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Obituary – James ‘Jim’ Collingridge (1930-2017)

19 June 2017

My father, Jim Collingridge, FGA, DGA, former deputy chairman of Christie’s South Kensington, died on June 3 at the age of 86.

James Collingridge of Christie’s

Christie’s South Kensington veteran passes away

07 June 2017

James 'Jim' Collingridge, one of Christie’s South Kensington’s first auctioneers and mentor to several senior auctioneer figures, has passed away at the age of 86.

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Obituary: Roy Davids

15 May 2017

We are sad to announce that Roy Davids, formerly head of Sotheby’s book department, died aged 74 on April 30 after a long illness.

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Obituary: Frank Herrmann

15 May 2017

Frank Herrmann, writer, publisher and auctioneer, died at his home in Essex on April 30, a month short of his 90th birthday, following a long battle with illness.

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Obituary: Yvonne Reynolds

15 May 2017

Well-known Cheltenham antiques dealer Yvonne Reynolds sadly passed away on the April 11, aged 85 after a long illness.

Antiquarian book trade loses two of its titans after deaths of Frank Herrmann and Roy Davids

08 May 2017

The antiquarian book trade has lost two well-known faces with the deaths of Frank Herrmann and Roy Davids.

Obituary: Steven Hyder

05 April 2017

A notice to our friends in the trade: I am sorry to have to inform you that Steven Hyder recently passed away, Angela Hyder writes

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Obituary: Rudolf Neumeister (1925-2017)

05 April 2017

Rudolf Neumeister, one of Germany’s longest serving auctioneers, passed away on February 23 at the age of 91.

Stephen Jarrett

Stephen Jarrett dies

25 March 2017

We regret to announce the death on March 11 of Cotswolds dealer Stephen Jarrett of Witney Antiques.

David Moss

Tributes paid to David Moss – journalist, friend and bon vivant par excellence

08 February 2017

Following the death of David Moss after a short illness last month, ATG has received numerous messages from friends, colleagues and people in the trade who knew him well.

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