Meet the Team

Isabelle Dove

Isabelle Dove is the gallery manager at Nicholas Hall. She is the first point of contact for many of our clients and working partners in her front-of-house role. Besides her chief responsibilty of inventory management and operations, she contributes to the cataloguing and editorial content of the gallery. Prior to joining Nicholas Hall in 2021, she worked for four years in the European Art and Old Master Drawings departments at Christie’s New York. Isabelle holds an M.A. in the History of Art from The Courtauld Institute of Art and a B.A. from New York University. As an undergraduate she worked with the ACLU of Kentucky, primarily focusing on Reproductive Freedom projects She is from Louisville, KY.

Oliver Rordorf

Oliver Rordorf is a founding member of the company. As an associate director, his primary responsibility includes researching purchasing opportunities, conducting market research and building our client base. Oliver graduated from Columbia University in the City of New York with a degree in art history. During his studies he lived in Haiti and worked with a team of medical experts on improving the local hospital system. Oliver is from Boston of Swiss-French heritage and returns to Ticino every year.

Yuan Fang

Yuan Fang is the business partner of Nicholas Hall. Besides directing the gallery’s digital initiatives, Yuan is responsible for the content planning, writing and design of our public-facing projects. Her career began in the Old Master Paintings and 19th Century Art department at Christie’s New York, before relocating to Hong Kong in 2014 as their first Asia-based specialist. She spearheaded educational initiatives across China and worked closely with new private and institutional clients, which resulted in a noticeable regional growth.

Yuan holds an M.A. in Art History and Archeology from Columbia University in the City of New York and a B.A. Art History / B.S. Chemistry from Duke University. As part of her training she studied in the Low Countries, worked in a painting conservation studio in Florence, Italy and taught university-level organic chemistry. She has also worked for Savethechildren in Amman, Jordan, focusing on education for Bedouin youth. A native of Hangzhou, Yuan grew up between China and the UK.

Nicholas Hall

Nicholas Hall is a renowned expert and an authority in the European Old Masters and Nineteenth Century art market – a reputation established over four decades of activity on both sides of the Atlantic. Before founding his eponymous gallery in 2016, Nicholas was the International Chairman of the Old Master and Nineteenth-Century Department at Christie’s – a position held for twelve years following the acquisition of his first gallery, Hall & Knight Ltd. by the auction house in 2004. During his tenure, Nicholas pioneered thematic sales and notably played a central role in the private sale of the Madonna and Child by Duccio to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, among other works. Also based on the Upper East Side of New York, Hall & Knight was an eight-year partnership (1996-2004) between Nicholas and Richard Knight, with whom he worked at Colnaghi. It was at Colnaghi on Old Bond Street, London where Nicholas took his first job in the art world.

Born in Oxford, U.K., Nicholas has lived in New York since 1983. He read History at the University of Oxford. Having spent much of his formative years travelling to Venice, Nicholas speaks Italian and returns to the lagoons every Spring to teach art history on the John Hall Venice course.