GUY STAIR SAINTY President and Owner Born in England, Guy moved to New York in 1979. After studying at Westminster School, in Rome and at the College of Law, Guy joined a London gallery specializing in 19th century European painting. He opened his first public gallery in New York in 1982 and quickly made his name as a specialist in 18th, 19th and early 20th century French painting, before gradually expanding into Spanish and Italian painting of the 17th, 18th and early 19th centuries. Guy served for seven years as a member of the Art Advisory Panel of the Commissioner of the US Internal Revenue Service, and is a former Vice-President of the Private Art Dealer’s Association. In addition to his interests in art, he finds time for the study of the history of Orders of Chivalry, among others, and has published articles and several books on the subject.
THOMAS SMITH Gallery Manager Thomas was raised in Staffordshire, England. He earned his Bachelors degree in History and International Politics at Aberystwyth University. Whilst studying he worked for the National Trust, then in 2011 he moved to London to study for a Masters in Decorative Arts and Historic Interiors at the Wallace Collection. Following graduation he went to work for the Royal Collection in their Decorative Arts department before becoming a Research Assistant to the Surveyor of the Queen’s Pictures.