Alexander Boyle is a graduate of Trinity College, Hartford, CT where he majored in History. Prior to graduation he co-authored the seminal book Acid Rain in 1983. Alex has worked for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, PBS, galleries, and an auction house as well as having published numerous articles on 19th and 20th Century American painting, in particular the emergence of the Hudson River School.
His 2000 magazine article on the Hudson River School formed the basis for the 2002 PBS film (also broadcast on BBC) America's First River, Bill Moyers on the Hudson where Alex was featured in part one, Stories from the Hudson. In 2012 he curated an exhibition at Boscobel in Garrison, NY across from West Point, which paired twenty famous Hudson River School paintings to images of the Modern Day.
The exhibition documented how clean up efforts enacted by Congress succeeded beyond anybody's wildest imagination at restoring the vistas where the Hudson River School artists painted. That exhibition later travelled in February 2013 to the Sam Rayburn Gallery, United States Capitol, Washington, DC. In October 2013 Alex published his book, GPS Guide to the Hudson River School and Where They Painted.
Elliot Lee, CEO, founder and Editor in Chief of AAD, started his Antique Dealing career at age 11, building up a reputation for straight talking, straight dealing, and delivering on promises. He exhibited internationally, and his stock was recognised for its quality and unique style alongside his much complimented visual merchandising technique. During his Antique Dealing career, he had the privilege of serving an illustrious client base, and exhibiting at over 150 Shows, which enabled him to build up a vast network of contacts across a myriad of international markets.
In order to facilitate new thinking about the industry, Elliot established AAD in June of 2011, as an independent online platform for fresh thinking about the sector that in turn could be nurtured and developed. AAD now serves as a virtual meeting place and a voice for Art, Antiques and Design professionals. It is a bridge for integration, learning and dialogue between these three sectors.