His main focus will be on increasing worldwide picture sales across the Bonhams Group directing teams in Europe, the USA, and the Middle and Far East. He will be based in New Bond Street where he will work closely with Caroline Oliphant, Head of Pictures in the UK and Europe.
He comes to Bonhams with over 30 years experience in the auction world. Before leaving Christie's during the summer, he was their Director of International British and Irish Art, and until 2007 he was also International Director of 19th century European paintings.
Robert Brooks, Chairman of Bonhams told ATG: “I am delighted to welcome Jonathan to Bonhams. Our friendship goes back many years – in the 1970s and 1980s we worked as colleagues at Christie’s. I know that Jonathan brings skills and connections that will greatly enhance our global success in the picture markets. He is a very powerful new addition to our Bonhams team.”