Gallery

Meet the Team

Nicholas Hall

Nicholas Hall, 2017

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.

Yuan Fang

Yuan Fang, 2017

Yuan Fang is the business partner of Nicholas Hall. Besides directing the gallery’s online initiatives and digital communications, Yuan is responsible for the content planning, writing and design our public-facing projects, such as art fairs and publications. Her career began in the Old Master Paintings and 19th Century Art department at Christie’s New York in 2014, before relocating to Hong Kong 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 and a B.A. Art History/ B.S. Chemistry from Duke University. As part of her training she studied in the Low Countries and worked in a painting conservation studio in Florence. Her interest extends to theory and criticism. A native of Hangzhou, Yuan grew up between China and the UK. She speaks Mandarin.

Oliver Rordorf

Oliver Rordorf, 2020

Oliver Rordorf is a founding member of the company. As a gallery associate, his primary responsibility includes day-to-day management of the gallery space, researching purchasing opportunities, conducting market research and helping to build on our client base. Oliver graduated from Columbia University in the City of New York with a degree in art history. He is from Boston of Swiss-French heritage.

 

 

Randy Reynolds

Randy Reynolds with painting by Corot
Randy Reynolds is the gallery manager at Nicholas Hall. She is in charge of the operations side of the business and works closely with consigners and buyers to ensure the smooth transition of the artworks in question. Prior to joining Nicholas Hall in 2020, she was an administrator in the Old Master Paintings and European Works of Art departments at Sotheby’s New York for four years. She is trained an art historian with a B.A. in Art History and Studio Art from University of Virginia, and spent time living in Florence for her studies. She is from Virginia.
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