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auctioneer , philanthropist , art appreciator

James Graham Niven, British auctioneer, art appreciator, philanthropist. Recipient Award for Excellence in Philanthropy, Society Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 2005. Luncheon co-chairman United Hospital Fund Honors, 2006.

Background

Niven, James Graham was born in 1945 in London. Son of David and Primula (Rollo) Niven.

Education

Bachelor, Harvard College.

Career

General partner Pioneer Associates Company, 1982—1998. Chairman board Global Natural Resources, 1989—1994. Auctioneer Sotheby's (North & South American) Holdings, Incorporated, New York York City, since 1997, senior vice president, director business development, 1997—2000, vice Chairman, since 2000.

Trustee MoMA, New York City, since 1988, chairman trustee committee on film and media. Trustee Ralph Lauren Center Cancer Care & Prevention, New York City. Founding member, special projects committee Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York City, overseer, manager, since 1978.

Membership

Luncheon co-chairman United Hospital Fund Honors, 2006.

Connections

Married Fernanda Wetherill (divorced 1995). Children: Eugenie, Fernanda. Married Lee Auchincloss, October 22, 2005.

father:
David Niven

mother:
Primula (Rollo) Niven

spouses:
Fernanda Wetherill

Lee Auchincloss

children:
Eugenie Niven

Fernanda Niven