• Art Valuations, Consultancy, Dealing
  • Specialist dealer in Master Drawings (1500-1920s) and Contemporary Pictures as Crispian Riley-Smith Fine Arts Ltd.
  • Founding Director of London Art Week. Initiated and established Master Drawings London, now part of London Art Week and incorporating Master Drawings and Sculpture Week, in 2001.
  • Chief Executive of Master Drawings New York, also established in 2006.
  • Provide valuations for private clients covering a wide variety of disciplines, including furniture, pictures, and have experience in general valuations. I also provide specific valuations in the specialist field of Master Drawings for private clients and museums.
  • Assist clients with the purchase and sale of pictures and other fields as required.
  • I have written articles in Apollo; County Life, Antique Collecting, Master Drawings, Galleries and others, which can be seen on my website www.riley-smith.com/crispian
  •  I have lectured for various groups including the York Georgian Society and Kirker Holidays, taken lecture tour around country houses in Yorkshire.
    Bonham’s UK and USA 1998 – Present
    Consultant Provide consultancy services in Old Master Drawings.
    Christie’s, King Street 1995-1998
  •  Specialist in Old Master Drawings Department.
  • Wide exposure to all departments at King Street and South Kensington.
    Phillips Son & Neale 1995-1991
  • Specialist in Old Master Drawings Department, responsible for all business getting.
  • Based in the picture department and had wide exposure to all picture departments.
    The British Museum 1991
  •  Assistant in Prints & Drawings Department (Volunteer)
    Sotheby’s 1989-1991
  •  Graduate Trainee
  •  Worked in various departments including Impressionist and Victorian Picture departments, Sculpture and Works of Art departments, and the Jewellery department.
    Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice 1988
    Sotheby’s Florence 1987
    Work experience.