The Earl Castle Stewart
Arthur Patrick Avondale Stewart is the grandson of Solomon R. Guggenheim.
He is the 8th Earl Castle Stewart.
Born in 1928 in Sussex, England, the third and only surviving son of The Earl and Countess Castle Stewart. His mother, Eleanor, was the eldest daughter of Irene Guggenheim, née Rothschild, and Solomon Guggenheim. Patrick’s father, the 7th Earl, became the first President of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, following the death of his father-in-law Solomon R. Guggenheim in 1949.
Educated at Eton, Patrick went on to study History at Trinity College, Cambridge University, and served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Scots Guards (1946-48). He was a Trustee of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation between 1979 and 1998, member of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection Advisory Board from 1981, Vice-President (1988-2011), President (2011-2013), and President Emeritus from June 2013.
He is active in supporting education and the arts through a selective range of patronages and private sponsorships. Today he and his wife Gillian reside in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, ancestral seat and home of the Castle Stewart family since 1660, where Patrick remains active in managing the family’s forestry estate.