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.
Gail Green is the founder and principal of Gail Green Interiors, incorporated in 1985. Educated at Columbia University and trained at architecture offices, Gail has been in the design field for the past thirty years. Two specialty niches of her firm are designing homes and commercial spaces for art collectors and creating personal libraries for the rare book collector.
With advanced degrees in rare books and literature, Gail is a prolific writer on an array of subjects, including art, antiques, wine and luxury goods. In addition to lecturing on her design work, Gail participates in panel discussions on divorce design and small space science. The firm's expertise expands to being a featured designer in the prestigious Kips Bay Show House, the Southampton, Greenwich, Southport, and numerous other show houses.
Gail has appeared several times on CNN Life Style with Elsa Klensch and on NBC's Today Show. Most recently, Gail has appeared on NBC's LXTV and in NYC taxi cabs. She is a member of The Women's Forum, the Yale Club of New York, the Municipal Art Society, the Art Deco Society, the Victorian Society, and the Institute for Classical Architecture and Art.
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.