Nicholas Logsdail

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Christopher Nicholas Roald Logsdail OBE (born June 1945)[1][2] is a British art dealer, the owner of the Lisson Gallery, a contemporary art gallery on Bell Street, Lisson Grove, London, founded by Logsdail and Fiona Hildyard in 1967.

He was born in 1945, the son of John Logsdail and Else Kirsten Dahl, sister of the author Roald Dahl. It was his uncle who introduced him to art.[3]

Logsdail was educated at Bryanston School and the Slade School of Fine Art.[4]

In 2014, The Guardian named him in their "Movers and makers: the most powerful people in the art world".[5]

His son Alex Logsdail is also an art dealer.[6]

Logsdail was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to the arts.[7][8]


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  2. ^ "(Christopher) Nicholas Roald Logsdail (1945-), Art dealer and gallery owner". National Portrait Gallery, London. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Gleadell, Colin (22 June 2009). "Art Sales: dealer who opened Saatchi's eyes". The Telegraph. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "(Christopher) Nicholas Roald LOGSDAIL". Debrett's. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  5. ^ Farago, Jason (8 May 2014). "Movers and makers: the most powerful people in the art world". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Alex Logsdail". Art in America. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "No. 61803". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 2016. p. N12. 
  8. ^ Javier Pes (December 31, 2016), New Year Honours: architect of African American museum knighted The Art Newspaper.