Philip Mould OBE Director
Philip Mould OBE is an art dealer who through his books, television programmes and articles has become one of the best known personalities of the art world. He is internationally known for BBC1's Fake of Fortune?, the most regularly watched art programme globally, which he co-presents with newscaster Fiona Bruce. It achieves viewing figures of close to 6 million in the UK and goes to 40 countries worldwide.
Dubbed the 'Art Sleuth' by journalists for a string of notable art discoveries, his finds include the lost half of Gainsborough's earliest known work, the only portrait of Prince Arthur Tudor and several key lost works by Sir Anthony Van Dyck. From 1988 to early 2011, Philip held the position of official art adviser to the House of Commons and to the House of Lords for which he received the OBE.
Together with running his own fine art gallery for over 30 years, now in London's fashionable Pall Mall (from June 1st2015), Philip is celebrated for his discoveries. Because of his specialist talent for unearthing long-lost, forgotten masterpieces or exceptional works of art Philip's expertise is in demand from collectors, academics and museums from around the Globe.
Philip has written several books which reveal the extraordinary culture of detection behind art discoveries including Sleepers: In Search of Lost Old Masters (published in paperback as The Trail of Lot 163 by 4th Estate, London) and Sleuth: The Amazing Quest for Lost Treasures, the latter of which is sold in the USA under the title The Art Detective.