Thomas Denzler

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  • Joined Sotheby's in 1977
  • Broad background in Fine Arts
  • Discovered many major works of art in private collections
  • Especially well-versed in works on paper
  • Attended Institute of Fine Arts at New York University

Thomas Denzler joined Sotheby’s in 1977 and has the broadest background in Fine Arts of any member of the company. His areas of specialisation range from 1750 through the 1980s and include Old Masters, 19th Century European, American, Impressionist and Modern, Latin American and Contemporary Art. He is particularly well-versed in works on paper, including British watercolours, 19th and 20th Century Drawings and Modern Prints. He is responsible for obtaining property for sale and conducting appraisals of Fine Art for auction estimate, fair market value and insurance purposes.

Mr Denzler has discovered major works of art in private collections, including three historically important portraits: one by the rare Scottish Modernist William McCance, bought by the National Gallery of Scotland; another by Otto Dix, purchased by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and a third by James Jacques Tissot of his mistress Kathleen Newton, presumed lost for over 100 years.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr Denzler taught at the City University of New York.

He graduated from Rutgers College and attended the prestigious Institute of Fine Arts at New York University.

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