Dr Thomas Flynn


I'm an art historian specialising in European art markets and the professional practices of the global art market. I hold a BA in Art History, a Masters in Design History from RCA and a doctorate. 

I am a former Henry Moore Foundation post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Sussex and have written for numerous international art publications. I'm also author of The Body in Sculpture (Everyman Art Library, 1998), and co-editor of Colonialism and the Object: Empire, Material Culture and the Museum (Routledge, 1997). My most recent book is The A-Z of the International Art Market (Bloomsbury, 2016), a student guide to current terminology.  

I am a member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA). 

Additionally, I run a sculpture agency www.thesculptureagency.co.uk and have a Provenance Research partnership with Angelina Giovani, MA www.flynngiovani.com.

For more information: www.tomflynn.co.uk.

Academic responsibilities

Visiting Lecturer


  • BA (Hons) First Class, Art History, University of Sussex
  • MA, Design History, Royal College of Art/Victoria & Albert Museum Joint Course
  • D.Phil, University of Sussex


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