Adrian is Head of Paintings & Fine Art at Chiswick Auctions, one of the fastest-growing auction houses in the UK. Here he oversees a busy calendar of specialist sales including Old Master Paintings, 19th Century Paintings and Modern British Art.
Prior to joining Chiswick Auctions, Adrian spent twenty-seven years at Sotheby’s where he became Senior Director of the Impressionist & Modern Art Department and then Head of 19th Century European Paintings. In the latter role he was instrumental in developing a series of specialist theme sales from Scandinavia to Spain, Belgium to the Czech Republic. Under his direction the department achieved an unprecedented series of world auction records, ranging from the paintings of Joaquín Sorolla in Spain to Helene Schjerfbeck in Finland.
On leaving Sotheby’s Adrian joined Waterhouse & Dodd, where he spent two years. He set up Adrian Biddell Fine Art Ltd in 2017, and joined Chiswick Auctions at the beginning of this year.