We are delighted that Adrian has recently joined Waterhouse & Dodd from Sotheby’s, where he worked as an expert from 1987 until April 2015. He was Head of 19th Century European Paintings for 15 years, having previously worked for 12 years in the Impressionist and Modern Art Department.
Adrian had a distinguished academic career, winning a Morehead Scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, spending a year in Montpellier at Université Paul Valéry, and then studying Art History at Downing College, Cambridge.
He has helped establish the market for Joaquim Sorolla the great Spanish 19th century artist, and achieved the world record of $5.9m. Adrian has also worked a great deal with selling important works by Gustave Courbet, Jean-Baptiste Corot, many Scandinavian artists and Paul Klee and Max Ernst.
Adrian took his first auction in 1992, and was appointed Senior Director at Sotheby’s in 1997. During the last 15 years Adrian has been instrumental in developing the 19th century market, working across Europe and specialising in Scandinavian, Spanish and French painting. He has visited the USA frequently to meet major clients, and travelled to mainland Europe almost weekly. He is looking forward to sharing his expertise with clients of Waterhouse & Dodd in his two areas of specialist interest, 19th and 20th century art.