Charlotte Riordan

Associate Director (Maternity Leave)


Areas of Specialism

Contemporary & Post-War Art
Modern British Art
20th Century Sculpture
British & European Paintings
Scottish Paintings & Sculpture


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Charlotte Riordan




Charlotte Riordan is the Head of Sale for Modern British & Contemporary Art and a specialist in Scottish art, including the work of the Colourists, as well as British and European paintings.

A History of Art graduate from the University of Glasgow, Charlotte specialised in inter-war European art and the British public art movement of the 1970s.

Charlotte began her career at Bourne Fine Art in Edinburgh, a part of the Fine Art Society, where over several years she gained an in depth knowledge of Scottish art and continued to develop a passion for contemporary art.

Having made the move to Lyon & Turnbull in 2012, Charlotte is now an Associate Director and Head of Sale for Modern British & Contemporary Art. She is also responsible for research and academic catalogue entries.

She regularly presents art historical talks and lectures and recently took to the auctioneer’s rostrum for the first time. When time allows, Charlotte helps orchestrate charity auctions which often feature in the Lyon & Turnbull calendar.




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