Nicholas D. Lowry is President and Principal Auctioneer of Swann Auction Galleries, and is also the Director of Swann’s Vintage Posters Department. Nicholas joined Swann—the family business—in 1995.
In 2001 Nicholas was named President of Swann. As one of the world’s foremost authorities on vintage posters, he has spent nearly 25 years serving regularly as poster appraiser on the PBS television show Antiques Roadshow.
He currently sits on the Board of Governors of The National Arts Club, in New York City, for whom he is also Chairman of the Fine Arts Committee and is a member of the Advisory Board of New York's Poster House Museum where he was also a founding patron. In addition, Nicholas is actively involved with many worthy causes, and in a non pandemic era presides over as many as 20 charity auctions a year.
Nicholas holds a BA in History from Cornell University, 1990.
Nicholas on our blog:
The Hot Bid Interviews Nicho on Cassandre's "Best Way"
Specialist Selections: Nicholas Lowry's Favorite American Ski Posters
Lowry Family Collection of Czech Posters at the Dutch Poster Museum This Spring
Updated July 12, 2018