- Joined Sotheby's in 2006
- Sold the Clark Sickle-Leaf Carpet for a world record of 33.8 million dollars
- Recieved a B.A. and M.A. from Bard
A native of Budapest, Hungary, Mr. Kis received his B.A. in Art History from Bard College and joined the Rugs and Carpets Department at Sotheby’s New York after earning his M.A. from the Bard Graduate Center in the History of Decorative Arts in 2006. In addition to his role as carpet specialist, Mr. Kis assumed the position of specialist in the European Furniture Department in 2009 where he currently focuses on Continental European and French furniture. Highlights of Mr. Kis’ carrier include the highly successful sales of property from the collections of Lily and Edmond J. Safra, Brooke Astor, Jayne Wrightsman and Vojtech Blau, as well as the Pearl Carpet and Canopy of Baroda, the Getty Safavid carpet, a Louis XV Savonnerie carpet sold in Paris, and the Clark Sickle-Leaf Carpet, which sold for the world record of 33.8 million dollars. In addition to English and his native Hungarian, Mr. Kis speaks Italian and German.