From Sotheby's London Internship to Gallery Owner

Lyndsey Ingram standing in front of a painting

Image courtesy of Lyndsey Ingram.

Lyndsey Ingram '2001, Gallery Director, Owner

Major: Art History and Environmental Studies

International Internship: Sotheby's London

Employer: Sim Reed Gallery

With the support of the Art History Department, I received a grant to work abroad at Sotheby's London during the summer of my sophomore year (1999).

I was given an intern position in the Print Department at Sotheby's and spent my summer learning about Old Master, Modern, and Contemporary etchings lithographs, and screen prints. Everyone from Rembrandt to Warhol! It was a great introduction to prints and to the art market and a broad overview of 500 years of art history. Having this experience and living in London for a summer would never have been possible without the internship funding from MHC.

The following summer, Sotheby's asked me back. After I graduated they offered me a permanent job in the Print Department. I worked there for a couple of years and then went to work for the leading print gallery in London. I was lucky enough to run that gallery soon after I started and I continued to work there for 14 years.

I now have my own gallery, in London, and specialising in Post-War and Contemporary prints and works on paper. My bosses from Sotheby's (17 years ago!) are still friends and colleagues and I still rely on many of the things they taught. I can say for sure that my time there, made possible by the generous support of MHC, was the most meaningful and significant thing that happened at the start of my career.