Mark Poltimore

  • Deputy Chairman, Europe, Business Development


Lord Mark Poltimore joined Sotheby’s in 2002, and is Deputy Chairman of Sotheby's Europe. He is one of the main auctioneers at Sotheby's and has been involved in major client and business development activities in Europe.

Lord Poltimore has been in the auction world for over 30 years specialising in Impressionist Art and 19th Century Pictures. He joined Christie's in 1977 and became Director and Head of their 19th Century Pictures department. He pioneered many of the first themed sales of Scandinavian, German and Spanish pictures in the 1980s and was later appointed Deputy Chairman of Christie's Europe (1998–2000).

As well as Deputy Chairman for Sotheby’s Europe, he is Chairman of Sotheby’s Russia and Sotheby’s Scandinavia, and in 2021 he was appointed Chairman of Sotheby’s Private Client Group, looking after our high net worth clients.

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