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Philip Mould Biography – Philip Mould Wiki
Philip Mould OBE is an English art dealer, writer and broadcaster. He is internationally known for BBC1’s Fake or Fortune?, the most regularly watched art programme globally, which he co-presents with newscaster Fiona Bruce. He has also had a role as one of the resident experts on the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow. The art dealer is the owner of Philip Mould & Company, an art gallery specialising in British art and Old Master paintings.
Dubbed the ‘Art Sleuth’ by journalists for a string of notable art discoveries, his finds include the lost half of Gainsborough’s earliest known work, the only portrait of Prince Arthur Tudor and several key lost works by Sir Anthony Van Dyck.
From 1988 to early 2011, Philip held the position of official art adviser to the House of Commons and to the House of Lords for which he received the OBE.
Together with running his own fine art gallery for over 30 years, now in London’s fashionable Pall Mall, Philip is celebrated for his discoveries. Because of his specialist talent for unearthing long-lost, forgotten masterpieces or exceptional works of art Philip’s expertise is in demand from collectors, academics and museums from around the Globe.
Philip has written several books which reveal the extraordinary culture of detection behind art discoveries including Sleepers: In Search of Lost Old Masters (published in paperback as The Trail of Lot 163 by 4th Estate, London) and Sleuth: The Amazing Quest for Lost Treasures, the latter of which is sold in the USA under the title The Art Detective.
Philip began dealing in fine art in his early teens. He revealed in an interview with The Telegraph: “My parents were artistically attuned, which must be why I became interested in art and antiques. My mother, who suffered from polio as a child, was in a wheelchair and used to send me, aged six, into antiques shops to bring out pots and vases for inspection.
“On one of my recces, I met a woman called Zina, who my parents thought appalling as she smelt of silver dip and cheap fags, but she taught me how to read silver marks and became my mentor. I started dealing in antique silver when I was about 14.”
Philip attended the University of East Anglia, where he read history of art. When he graduated he went into business with his brother before setting up a gallery on his own. Then, in his late twenties, he became arts adviser to the House of Lords and Commons.
Philip Mould Age
He was born Philip Jonathan Clifford Mould in March 1960 in Wirral, Cheshire, England. He is 63 years old as of 2023.
Philip grew up in suburbia in the Wirral. “My father owned a factory in Liverpool and I grew up in suburbia in the Wirral,” he said. “But we also had a cottage in Ffestiniog in Snowdonia, about an hour and three quarters away, which we’d drive to on Saturday mornings and my father would take me fishing.”
Philip Mould Wife
Is Philip Mould married? He is married to Catherine Mould. Philip and Catherine met in 1987, while she was working in film production. She runs the events at the Philip Mould & Company gallery, from gallery events to private evening hire.
In 2009 fine art dealer Mark Weiss, a highly regarded specialist in 16th and 17th Century portraiture, informed the papers that married Philip was having an affair with artist Charlie Barton. The revelations about their relationship led to a temporary split between Philip and his wife Catherine. In the autumn of 2009, he moved into Miss Barton’s London home, leaving Catherine and their son Oliver, then 13, The Mail reported. They are now back together again.
Philip Mould Son
Art dealer Philip Mould and his wife, Catherine, have a son, Oliver, who was born in 1997.
Philip Mould Net Worth
Philip Mould’s net worth is estimated to be £10million. In 2007, Mould beat his rival to a portrait of Elizabeth I by paying £2.6million – double the upper estimate. His gallery, located on London’s historic Pall Mall, is one of the largest commercial gallery spaces in St James’s and showcases 500 years of British art and portrait miniatures from the Tudor period through to the late 20th century.
Philip Mould Illness
Fake Or Fortune? co-host Philip Mould has no known illness. He appears to be in perfect health.
Philip Mould Weight Loss
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Philip Mould Cancer
Does Philip Mould have cancer? There are no reports of Philip Mould having any type of cancer.