Alexander Kader

  • European Sculpture & WOA


Alexander Kader FSA, Senior Director & Co-Worldwide Head of the European Sculpture and Works of Art Department, is a graduate of the Courtauld Institute of Art and the City University, London. He joined Sotheby’s in 1996 from the Sculpture Collection at the Victoria & Albert Museum, having began his career at the renowned Heim Gallery in Jermyn Street. Since his appointment as head of the London department in 1999, Alex has contributed to many notable sculpture sales, achieving record prices for works by Gianlorenzo Bernini, Andrea Riccio, Antonio Susini, Henry Cheere and Giovanni Ambrogio Miseroni amongst many others. Significant single owner auctions during his tenure include the 2007 Collection Dormeuil Ivoires et Emaux du Moyen Age in Paris, the 2009 Salvatore e Francesco Romano Antiquari in Florence, the 2010 Chatsworth Attic Sale in London, the 2011 Collection Fabius Frères, the 2019 Collection Shickler-Pourtalès and Collection Ribes I all in Paris. Alex has negotiated several significant record breaking private sales, including the bronze relief of Ugolino by Pierino da Vinci acquired by Liechtenstein The Princely Collections and the marble bust of Pope Paul V by Gianlorenzo Bernini acquired by the J. Paul Getty Museum. Alex has also worked as part of the senior management team, initially as head of the Decorative Arts Division from 2002 to 2007, before being appointed head of the UK Regional Business from 2008 to 2010. With publications on sculpture ranging from the 17th to 20th century, Alex became a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London in 2018.

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