Alistair Clarke, former Senior Vice President and Worldwide Head of English & European Furniture for Sotheby’s, joined Voltz Clarke Gallery where he remains active in this field advising clients and maintaining an inventory of top quality pieces.
Before stepping down from over two decades in the auction world, Clarke oversaw Sotheby’s highly skilled team of European and English furniture experts in the New York, Paris, and London offices. Prior to joining Sotheby’s, he directed Christie’s furniture departments in London and Paris. Over the past 25 years, Clarke has played a key role in most of the greatest collections that have appeared at auction, including those of Hubert de Givenchy, Akram Ojjeh, Karl Lagerfeld, Martin Alexander, Djahanguir Riahi, Lily and Edmond J. Safra, and Ariane Dandois. During this time, he was responsible for the two highest sale totals ever achieved for French furniture.
Alistair Clarke has a personal knowledge of most of the best public and private collections, and serves as a consultant to many of today’s top buyers.
Shannon Berger grew up in Princeton, New Jersey and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History from Fairfield University where she also studied Studio Art. Ms. Berger comes to Voltz Clarke Gallery from the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut where she interned for the education department. Prior to the Aldrich, Ms. Berger spent time working for various design firms in the northeast.
Sarah Tortorich grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and moved to New York City in 2017 to complete her Masters Degree in Arts Administration from the University of New Orleans. Prior to receiving her Masters, Tortorich earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from Loyola University in New Orleans. From there, she gained over four years of experience working in the art world at Arthur Roger Gallery. After completing her internship at Artspace in Manhattan, the move to Voltz Clarke Gallery was a natural fit. In her free time, Tortorich loves to explore the city, trying new restaurants and enjoying the ever-changing art scene.
Landy Sudduth grew up in Columbus, Georgia and received her Bachelor’s degree in Art History at the University of Georgia where she also studied Studio Art with an emphasis in Jewelry and Metals. After attending UGA she studied with Sotheby’s Institute in New York. In addition to holding different art positions, Ms. Sudduth worked for the curatorial department at the Columbus Museum in her hometown. Working with Voltz Clarke Gallery has allowed her to reconnect with a southerner in the city and share her passion for the arts.