Simon Hucker has recently joined Sotheby’s after 14 years of working in the London art world, the last 8 of which as a director of one of the capital’s leading galleries of Modern and Post-War British Art. Here he looked after the estates and studios of some of the 20th century’s most important British painters and sculptors, including Ivon Hitchens, Roger Hilton, Kenneth Armitage and Eduardo Paolozzi.
He is passionate that Modern British art should be considered as important as its European and American counterparts, especially work from the middle decades of the century, when British artists were celebrated abroad as much as at home.
Mr Hucker holds both Bachelor and Masters degrees from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, where he studied Post-War American Art, German Expressionism, as well as Ancient Greek, Roman and Byzantine Art. He developed his interest in Modern British paintings whilst cataloguing the Garman Ryan Collection in Walsall. He also worked at the Barber Institute and in Birmingham, and at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice.