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About us

Omnia Art Ltd is a firm of fine art agents that offers independent advice to private owners, their professional advisors, trustees and museums. We advise on the sale and purchase of fine and decorative art. We are not dealers so we are able to give impartial advice and we bring transparency to an often opaque art market. Our knowledge and experience of the art market will help to maximise the final sale price of a work of art. We also handle aspects of an art collection that do not pertain to a sale, such as loans, conservation, conditional exemptions, gifts, chattels rental negotiations and offers in lieu of tax.

Omnia Art Ltd. was previously known as Robert Holden Ltd. which was founded in the 1970s and was one of the first fine art agencies to exist in London. Alan Cowie, Charles FitzRoy, Sarah Lowther and Hannah Armstrong, all of whom worked for Robert Holden Ltd. for a combined total of nearly a century, continue to advise clients on the sale and management of their art.

Directors

Alan Cowie

Alan Cowie

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Alan started his career, after university, working for a dealer in watercolours and drawings in St. James’s. In 1978 he joined Robert Holden Ltd where he was a Director. Alan has been involved in many high profile and record-breaking auction sales and his research work has also enabled a large volume of private sales of both art and furniture at exceptional prices.

alan@omniaart.com
Charles Fitzroy

Charles Fitzroy

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Charles studied History of Art at Cambridge and then worked as a Specialist at Christie’s Old Master Pictures department from 1978-1984. In 1984 Charles founded Fine Art Travel which specialises in high quality art tours in European cities, providing private tours of museums and unique experiences to private palaces and residences.

Charles lectures regularly and has written several books on subjects including The Grand Tour, Florence, Istanbul, the Restoration of Charles II and most recently the history of Titian’s The Rape of Europa.

charles@omniaart.com
Sarah Lowther

Sarah Lowther

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Sarah joined Robert Holden Ltd., now Omnia Art Ltd, after graduating in 1998 and has been involved in all aspects of the company. Sarah has managed several single owner auction sales, negotiated many high profile private sales as well as carrying out offers in lieu of tax and purchases at auction.

sarah@omniaart.com
Hannah Armstrong

Hannah Armstrong

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Hannah graduated from Edinburgh University in 1999 with an MA in History of Art and joined Robert Holden Ltd in 2010. At Omnia Art Ltd, Hannah has worked on several major private sales and offers in lieu of tax as well as loans and conditional exemptions.

hannah@omniaart.com

Consultants

Gerry McQuillan OBE

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Gerry, formerly of HMRC and more recently a long-serving Senior Advisor at Arts Council England, is a consultant with Omnia Art Ltd and brings a wealth of knowledge relating to taxation, tax incentives and cultural property.

Lucy Fenwick

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Lucy is an expert on British Art. Lucy spent over 30 years at Sotheby’s in the Old Master Department and brings to Omnia her invaluable knowledge of the art market and collectors of British art.

Timothy Burnett FSA

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Tim was the Manuscripts Librarian at the British Library and has been a consultant at Omnia Art for several years.