- Joined Sotheby's in 2006
- Previously worked at the State Hermitage Museum, the Metropolitan Museum and the Guggenheim Museum
- Proficient in Russian
- Has degrees in Fine Arts and Russian Studies from Amherst College
- Studied Russian cultural history in St Petersburg
Scott Niichel joined Sotheby’s in 2006 and the Impressionist & Modern Art department in 2012, following more than 5 years as a specialist in Sotheby’s Russian Art department. He works to coordinate consignments and appraisals for new and established clients and plays a direct role in the development of many private collections. As Co-Head of Day Sales, he is responsible for leading a team to source, catalogue and sell property in Sotheby’s biannual auctions while also securing artwork for Evening Sales and other auctions in New York and abroad.
During his time at Sotheby’s, Mr. Niichel has been directly responsible for the sale, at auction and privately, of over $100 million in art from many important collections and estates primarily across the United States and Canada, as well as from major public institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Art Gallery of Ontario. Among many other projects, he recently co-organized Bernard Buffet: Infinite Jester, an S2 selling exhibition in Hong Kong.
Mr. Niichel previously held positions at the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. He received degrees in Fine Arts and Russian Studies from Amherst College where he focused on Western European Modern art and its influence on Eastern European art and its diaspora. He is now an active member of Amherst’s Mead Art Museum Advisory Board.