Paris Fine Art Consulting was founded by Helen Szaday von Gizycki, a board member of the European Chamber of Art Experts, who has over 20 years of experience of fine art advisory and expertise for clients in Europe, the USA, Asia and Australia.
She graduated from Australian National University with an honors degree in asian studies and asian linguistics.
After several years working in New York and Tokyo as a Citigroup private banker for asian high net-worth individuals, Szaday joined Sotheby’s in 1989 as Managing Director of Sotheby’s Financial Services (Asia). In 1991 she moved to Paris where she concentrated upon business development and expertise for Sotheby’s auctions in Tokyo, Taipei, Singapore and Hong Kong.
After a 15 year Sotheby’s career, Szaday established an independent art advisory business in Paris which has now evolved into Paris Fine Art Consulting.
In addition to this business activity she actively supports franco-asian cultural and educational initiatives. Recent projects include securing Chinese funds to support a Paris museum exhibition of modern chinese painters in France and catalogue raisonné research for several asian artists.