Dickinson has become a world leader in the international art market with an unrivalled reputation for quality and discretion. As pioneers in the market for private treaty sales, we specialise in providing an alternative to buying and selling at auction, negotiating purchases and sales on a commission basis.
Established in 1993 by Simon Dickinson, formerly Senior Director of Christie's Old Master & British Pictures, and David Ker, a dealer in 18th and 19th Century British Pictures, the firm rapidly established itself as a leading London dealership for Old Master and British Paintings. In 1995 Dickinson branched into Impressionist and Modern Art under the direction of James Roundell, previously Head of Christie's Impressionist & Modern Department.
The next generation of Directors at Dickinson has broadened the company's profile. Emma Ward runs the company and handles Impressionist and Modern Art.
Roxana Bruno runs Dickinson's New York Gallery, covering all fields of the company's activities in North and South America. Heinrich zu Hohenlohe heads the German division of Dickinson from Berlin, liaising with institutions and private collectors in all departments.
The strength and breadth of our team enables Dickinson to offer a wealth of knowledge and experience. With unparalleled access to the great collections of Britain, Europe and America, we provide a unique service for individuals and institutions wishing to acquire or sell artworks of exceptional quality. In addition, our consultants Lord Hindlip (Chairman of Christie's, 1986-2002), and Sir Timothy Clifford (Director of the National Galleries of Scotland, 1984-2006) further our market reach and academic standing. Dickinson has increased its strong international presence with Marie-Lucie Bisiaux consulting for the company in Paris, and Cornelia Pallavicini, formerly a Christie's Director, developing the firm's business connections in Switzerland and Italy.
We pride ourselves on our discretion and professionalism. We have access to many of the best collections in private hands, facilitating sales by private treaty on behalf of families, private collectors, institutions, foundations and museums, away from the glare of the salerooms.
We are happy to assist with the sale of a single great work of art or entire collections and estates, and our considerable experience enables us to navigate the multiple aspects of buying and selling artworks which can be an overwhelming process.