Nicholas Hall is a leading dealer of Old Masters and Nineteenth Century art – 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.