Fine Art and Philanthropic Achievements

Current Arts Affiliations

  • Hammer Museum KAMP Kids Committee
  • Patron of the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine Malibu
  • Ford Theatre Foundation Board of Directors
  • Honolulu Biennial Advisory Board
  • Courtauld Institute Ambassador
  • Huntington Library and Art Collections Supporter
  • Regular attendee of Art Basel, Basel, Venice Biennale, Frieze Art Fair, London, FIAC- International Contemporary Art Fair, Paris


Previous Arts Affiliations

  • Steering Committee of the Lobby Gallery Associates of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
  • Patron of the Whitechapel Gallery, London
  • Tate London, Associate Patron
  • Contemporary Art Society, London


Art Advisory                       

  • Guest instructor and lecturer on the Business of Art.
  • Established the Cloister Group to purchase and manage collections of art with a view to achieving long-term asset value appreciation.  Also, to provide advice and centralised global market intelligence on various periods in the art market.


Other Attributes

  • American British Citizen
  • Proficient in French and Italian languages
  • Member of Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business Board of Visitors
  • Active member of the community in Malibu, including the Malibu Jewish Preschool, Pepperdine Crest Associates, St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, Sycamore Farm Horse Stables, Trancas Riders and Ropers, as well as on going lessons in Mandarin, piano, golf, swimming, surfing…
  • Member of The Queens Club, London
  • Santa Barbara Polo


Art Education

Courtauld Institute of Art, London, England

  • Masters Degree in Art History
    • 15th and 16th Century Italian Renaissance Painting
      • Completed a dissertation titled Titian’s Jewelled Women.
  • Post Graduate Diploma
    • Post-war American Art c1945-1972
      • A study of major developments in American art encompassing the New York School, Neo Dada, Pop, Minimalism, and Conceptual art.
      • Completed a thesis titled Early Warhol Portraits: Celebrity Icons or Objects of Mass Consumption?
  • 18th Century French Painting
    • In depth study of developments in French painting including the rococo, genre painting, and the revival of the classical style.
  • Survey of History of Western Art from Antiquity to Present
    • Classical/Byzantine
    • Medieval
    • Northern European c1350-1560
    • Italian Renaissance c1400-1550
    • 17th century Western European
    • 18th and 19th century French and British (including Impressionism and Post- Impressionism)
    • 20th century Modern European (including Cubism, Futurism, Expressionism, and Surrealism).
  • Physical History and Methodology of Works of Art


Syracuse University Florence

  • Masterpieces of Art: The Italian Renaissance
    • Art and architecture of Italy from Giotto to Michelangelo and the early Mannerists
  • Italian Arts from Antiquity to Michelangelo
    • Visual arts in relation to the broader cultural, historical and intellectual contexts from ancient times through the High Renaissance
  • Field Study Sites
    • Arezzo, Assisi, Lucca, Mantua, Monterchi, Padua, Pisa, Ravenna, Rimini, Rome, San Gimignano, Sansepolcro, Siena, Urbino


Florence Academy of Art

  • Italian Renaissance Drawing