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BIOGRAPHY | Lydia Fenet has served as a member of the Frick’s Young Fellows Steering Committee since 2006. She worked as the Chairman of the Young Fellows Steering Committee from 2008-2012 as well as a Chairman of the Young Fellows Ball since 2008.

Lydia Fenet, Senior Vice President, International Director of Strategic Partnerships, joined Christie's in September 1999 as a member of the Client Advisory team. During her twelve year career at Christies, Ms. Fenet has worked in a variety of different roles including overseeing 400 events a year as Director of Special Events from 2004 - 2010. In February 2010, Ms. Fenet launched the strategic partnerships program for Christie's in order to create global partnerships with other luxury brands. Due to the success of the Strategic Partnerships program at Christie’s, Ms. Fenet was promoted to International Director of Strategic Partnerships in August 2011.

Ms. Fenet started her benefit auctioneering career shortly after joining Christie's. Since her first auction in 2001, Ms Fenet has become one of Christie's most experienced benefit auctioneers raising millions of dollars for some of the largest non profit organizations in the United States. Some of her recent auctions include The Clinton Foundation, AMFAR and the Food Bank of New York. Ms Fenet was recently named one of the Top Five Auctioneers in New York. In addition to her role as a benefit auctioneer, Ms Fenet teaches the benefit auctioneering class at Christie's helping to train a new class of auctioneers to represent Christie's.

Ms. Fenet graduated cum laude with a Bachelors of Arts degree in both Art History and History from Sewanee - The University of the South.

“The Frick Collection is one of the most impressive art collections in the world. It has been a pleasure and an honor to work with the Frick’s Young Fellows Steering Committee to create dynamic programs and events aimed at engaging the next generation of art lovers.” - Lydia Fenet