Eva Donnerhack

  • Director, Specialist Modern & Impressionist Art, Head of Sales Germany
Cologne

Biography

Eva Donnerhack joined Sotheby's in 2006 as provenance researcher and expert liaison for Impressionist & Modern Art in Vienna with interim assistance in London and New York. Within six years Miss Donnerhack was promoted to Deputy Director, and appointed to Director in 2017.

In 2014 Eva Donnerhack moved to London to cover the position of the Co-Head of Day Sale Impressionist & Modern Art to build up the relevant sales. Since 2015 she is an expert at Sotheby's Cologne from where she is considerably contributing to the main sales in London, Paris and New York.

Eva has been at the forefront of bringing German and Austrian artists to the international market as a specialist and provenance researcher and has contributed decisively to the resolution and success of many high-profile restitution cases. They include the first official private restitution: the sale of Gustav Klimt's Kirche in Cassone Sotheby's London (February 2010) for £26.9 million, an auction record for a landscape by the artist at the time; as well as Egon Schiele’s Häuser mit bunter Wäsche (Vorstadt II) that was sold on behalf of the Leopold Museum in Vienna in London (June 2011) for £24.7 million, an auction record for the artist.

Eva Donnerhack was educated at the Universities of Münster and Vienna and earned her Master Degree at the University of Munich.

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