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. The strength and breadth of our team enables Dickinson to offer a wealth of knowledge and experience.
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, and shortly thereafter into secondary market Postwar and Contemporary Art.
The next generation of Directors at Dickinson has broadened the company’s profile. Emma Ward runs the company and handles Impressionist and Modern Art. The London team also includes Lilly Dawson, who focuses on Modern and Contemporary Art; and Dr. Molly Dorkin, Head of Research and a specialist in Old Masters.
Roxana Bruno runs Dickinson’s New York Gallery, covering all fields of the company’s activities in North and South America. 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.
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 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 acute understanding of the market enables us to navigate the complex aspects of buying and selling artworks with discretion and integrity.