Atlanta native Spalding Nix has a long history in the Atlanta art world - interning at the Heath Gallery, working at Jackson Fine Art, and opening his eponymous gallery in 2003.
At the University of Virginia, Spalding majored in both Art History and Studio Art. After working at Jackson Fine Art, Spalding attended the University of Georgia’s School of Law specializing in Intellectual Property and International Law.
During his undergraduate and law school summers, Spalding worked at The National Gallery of Art on their Design and Development team and in the General Counsel’s Office of The Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. After passing the Georgia Bar, Spalding worked for Sotheby’s in their Client Development group working closely with Sotheby’s Appraisal and Valuations Department.
In the fall of 2003, Spalding opened Spalding Nix Fine Art. The gallery highlights the best in Contemporary Art from abstract artists like Katherine Sandoz and Spencer Sloan to more traditional realists like Richard Thomas Scott and Heather Lancaster. ARTS ATL's Jerry Cullum described the gallery as a "mix of the elegantly conservative and the transgressively adventurous." The gallery takes advantage of multiple platforms from 1stdibs to Artsy to promote its artists.
In addition to dealing art, Spalding is an appraiser valuing personal property, art and antiques, who recently rediscovered a long lost John Singer Sargent watercolor of Venice and a forgotten Norman Rockwell study of Abraham Lincoln. As an Accredited Member of the American Society of Appraisers, Mr. Nix provides valuation services for donation, estate, insurance, and litigation-related purposes.
As an art adviser, Spalding assists individual and corporate clients like the Fortune 500 company Printpack in navigating the Art World by offering confidential and objective advice in the acquisition or sale of fine and decorative art. Spalding has assisted clients in private sales from original Picasso drawings to rare Josef Koudelka photographs.