An Interview with Art Dealer Claire Richards
We are delighted to launch our next interview in the series with the inspirational Claire Richards, who set out to follow her passion for art to become a dealer. Not only has Claire worked for some of the worlds most prestigious galleries and auction houses, but she has taken the enormous step to set up Manning Fine Art. In a hugely competitive industry, this is an even greater achievement which has been accomplished with dedication, passion and a lot of hard work. To find out more, read the full interview below.
How did you get into the art world?
After reading Art History at Christie’s Education and the University of Glasgow where I specialised in topographical art, architectural drawings and technical art history. I worked at the Fleming Collection, Bonhams, Serpentine Gallery and the University of the Arts. In 2014 it was a delight to use my knowledge and sleuthing skills to start Manning Fine Art, a business that offers historically important and uniquely interesting art works for sale.
Have you always loved art and where did the interest spark from?
I spent much of my childhood in Australia, whilst my friends were learning to surf