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Richard Erik Erik Oldenburg

auction company executive

Richard Erik Oldenburg, Swedish auction company executive. Served with Army of the United States, 1956-1958.

Background

Oldenburg, Richard Erik was born on September 21, 1933 in Stockholm. Came to United States, 1936, naturalized, 1959. Son of Gösta and Sigrid Elisabeth (Lindforss) Oldenburg.

Education

AB, Harvard University, 1954.

Career

Manager design department Doubleday & Company, Incorporated, New York York City, 1958-1961. Managing editor trade division Macmillan Company, Inc., 1961-1969. Director publications Museum Modern Art, 1969-1972, director, 1972-1994, director emeritus, honorary trustee, since 1995.

Chairman Sotheby's North and South America, 1995-2000, honorary chairman, 2000—2006, consultant, since 2006.

Membership

Served with Army of the United States, 1956-1958.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Reading.

Connections

Married Harriet Lisa Turnure, December 17, 1960 (deceased April 1998). Married Mary Ellen Meehan, June 11, 2003.

father:
Gösta Oldenburg

mother:
Sigrid Elisabeth (Lindforss) Oldenburg

spouses:
Harriet Lisa Turnure

Mary Ellen Meehan