MA, Courtauld Institute of Art
BA, Pomona College
Betsy Thomas is the founder and director of BTFAA, LLC, an art advisory and appraisal firm based in New York. She has worked closely with private collectors and institutions developing high-quality collections as well as managing sales of estates, private and corporate collections. Her breadth of expertise spans a range from early 18th c. to Contemporary Masters. An auction house veteran, in her 15-year career, she served as Associate Specialist and VP in the European Paintings Department at Christie’s New York. During her time at Christie’s, she helped organize bi-annual sales working with an international clientele of buyers and sellers.
She currently teaches an MA course on Auctions, Museum and Galleries, Art Advisory + Collection Management and runs an online premier course entitled The Art of Collecting.
She is a frequent contributor to Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine and has written for other privately published catalogues.