After completing her studies at the Courtauld Institute of Art with a PhD on German Expressionism, Jill Lloyd began her career as a Lecturer in twentieth-century Art at University College, London University. On moving to Paris in 1989 she worked as Editor-in-Chief of Art International Magazine. Since 1995 she has had a successful career as an independent art historian, curating a number of prestigious exhibitions for leading international museums including Tate, Royal Academy London, National Gallery Washington, Neuenationalgalerie Berlin, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam and the Beyeler Foundation, Riehen. Alongside her expertise on Expressionism, she is known for her writings on contemporary artists such as Georg Baselitz and Gerhard Richter.
Jill is a member of the board of trustees of the Neue Galerie New York and member of the international board of the National Museum of Women’s Art, Washington DC. She sits on the expert team of Art Detective, UK. In 2001 Jill Lloyd was awarded the Order of Merit by Germany for promoting cultural relations between Germany and the United Kingdom and for bringing German art of the 20th century to a wider audience.
Married to the writer Michael Peppiatt, Jill lives between Paris and London. Her daughter Clio Peppiatt is an acclaimed young British fashion designer, and her son Alex studies modern languages at Cambridge University.