COURTNEY BOOTH CHRISTENSEN
Courtney brings more than 20 years of experience in the art world to Winston Art Group. The child of passionate collectors, she has parlayed a lifetime of attending auctions and galleries into a career in the arts. As Director of Trusts & Estates for Winston Art Group, Courtney works with fiduciaries, executors, families and advisors on strategic estate planning, appraisal and disposition of tangible personal property. Prior to joining Winston, Courtney had an 18 year career at Sotheby’s where she was most recently Vice President and Head of Department, Trusts & Estates and a specialist in American Art and Prints, working in both the New York and London offices. She has also worked in the firm’s Philadelphia and San Francisco offices. Courtney has been a licensed auctioneer since 2008, and continues to offer her auctioneering expertise to a host of museums and charitable organizations. As Vice President of the Board of East Side House Settlement, an educational and community service organization in the South Bronx, she has been closely affiliated with the Winter Show since 2009 and presently serves as Vice Chair. Currently on the Planned Giving Committees for the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the New York Historical Society, Courtney has also worked closely with the Shelburne Museum, where she curated exhibition of John James Audubons’ The Birds of America. She has been a lecturer and panelist on a full range of art and art market topics at museums and continuing education organizations across the country, including the Heckerling Institute Annual Trusts and Estates Conference and Sotheby’s Institute of Art. Courtney holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Princeton University, and is compliant with Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). Courtney lives with her husband and two daughters in Manhattan.