Cherith Summers



Trained as an art historian, with an academic background in Museum & Gallery Studies, Cherith has been working in Post-War, Contemporary art and Emerging art for more than ten years in Edinburgh and in London.

Cherith began her career at Collective in Edinburgh, before spending several years in the Post-War & Contemporary department at Christie’s. She then spent a year as the Art Researcher for the Estate of Francis Bacon, where she oversaw the digitisation of the artist’s catalogue raisonné. She continues to work on curatorial and academic projects which take 20th century British art as their focus, and has delivered papers and spoken at the Association of Art Historians, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London Art Week and Lyons Leaning Centre on her research in these fields. She has also contributed to 2022 publication of Bloomsbury Art Markets.

At Murphy & Partners Cherith advises on Emerging, Contemporary and Post-War art, and provides superior client service across the board to Murphy & Partners valued clients.

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