Eric Knowles Wiki – Eric Knowles Biography
Eric Knowles is a British antique expert and television personality, whose main interest is in ceramics and glass. He became part of the London auction house Bonhams auctioneers as a porter in the ceramics department in 1976 and became head of the department in 1981. By the year 1992, he was given responsibility for setting up Bonham’s offices in Bristol. He went back to London to continue with directing the Decorative Arts Department and left in 2013 to join Dreweatts and Bloomsbury.
In 2019, he joined The Hoard (scottishantiques.com) as executive chairman and opened a gallery, The Hoard on The Pantiles in Royal Tunbridge Wells in early 2020. He is also a published author on subjects such as Victoriana, Royal memorabilia, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and René Lalique. He also has edited works such as Miller’s: Art Nouveau & Art Deco.
He first came into the limelight as a ceramics expert on the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow. He has also featured in such programs as Going for a Song, Going, Going, Gone, Noel’s House Party, Call My Bluff, and 20th Century Roadshow. He has presented the 20 episodes of Restoration Roadshow on BBC for several weeks in the summer of 2010. He is the challenger setter and adjudicator on BBC Two’s Antiques Master assisting host Sandi Toksvig. As of 2012, he is on the UK TV show Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is. After Tim Wonnacott left Bargain Hunt, Knowles became one of a number of ‘guest presenters’ hosting the show.
In his life outside work, he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and an Ambassador for the Prince’s Trust. He is associated with several other charities including Headway, FABLE (For a better life with epilepsy), the New Mozart Orchestra, and Wycombe Scanappeal. He has lectured at the Victoria & Albert Museum, the British Museum, and important national museums in Australia, Canada, the US, South Africa, France, Germany, and the Czech Republic. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and had the Freedom of the City of London bestowed in 2000.
Eric Knowles Age
He was born on February 19, 1953 in Nelson, Lancashire, United Kingdom.
Eric Knowles Wife
He is married to his wife, Anita Knowles.
Eric Knowles Children
He had a son, Seb Knowles. It was reported on 3 May 2015, that Seb was killed in a road accident.