The Gallery

Meet the Team

Dylan Leah Brekka

is the Gallery Manager at Nicholas Hall, where she oversees the research and logistics of the gallery’s day-to-day business. Prior to joining the team, she spent four years working closely with a distinguished private collector in New York City as the collection manager, which entailed frequent partnerships with museums across the United States. Originally from Rhode Island, Dylan holds an M.A. from Bard Graduate and very much enjoyed living in Montreal, where she studied for her B.A. in Art History and History at McGill University.

Yuan Fang

is the business partner of Nicholas Hall. Besides directing the gallery’s digital initiatives, she is responsible for the content planning, writing and design of our public-facing projects.

Yuan’s career began in the Old Masters and 19th Century Art department at Christie’s New York, before relocating to Hong Kong in 2014 as their first Asia-based specialist. She holds an M.A. in Art History and Archeology from Columbia University in the City of New York, and a bachelor’s degree in Art History and Chemistry from Duke University. Her interest in different cultures also brought her to work with Bedouin youth in Amman, Jordan, through Savethechildren. A native of Hangzhou, Yuan grew up between China and the UK.

Nicholas Hall

is a respected art dealer specializing in European Old Masters and Nineteenth Century paintings. Before founding his eponymous gallery in 2016, Nicholas was an International Chairman at Christie’s for twelve years, following their acquisition of his first gallery, Hall & Knight. 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. Nicholas’ first job in the art world was at Colnaghi on Old Bond Street, London.

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.