LONDON.- The Bonhams
announced the appointment of Deborah Allan as Director of Impressionist and Modern Art.
For the past three years, 2007-2010, she has been, Head of Department and Auctioneer, and recently Director of the Impressionist & Modern Art, at Christies, South Kensington.
Deborah began her auction house career in 1996 with two internships at Bonhams and Phillips, followed by an internship at Christies 19th Century, Impressionist & Modern, Contemporary Art and time with the Chairmans office in King Street in 1997.
Starting as a junior Specialist in 19th Century and Impressionist Art at Christies South Kensington she then moved as a Specialist in Impressionist & Modern Art and finally to Head the Department at Christies South Kensington.
During her career she has taken numerous charity auctions since becoming an auctioneer in 2005. One of the charities that she has worked with is the De Longhi, Macmillan Cancer Support for whom she helped raise £300,000 during 2008 and 2009.
Matthew Girling CEO of Bonhams Europe and the Middle East said of the new appointment: We are delighted to welcome Deborah Allan back to the Bonhams fold after 14 years away. She will add significantly to our strength in Impressionist and Modern Art in which she has great contacts.
Deborah adds: After gaining just over a decades worth of experience working within the Impressionist and Modern art market I am delighted to be joining Bonhams where I will have the opportunity to help develop the department. Bonhams have recently attracted some exceptional works of art and gained some exceptional prices.