Derek Johns became a Director of Sotheby´s in 1968 at the age of twenty six, and was subsequently appointed Head of the Old Master Paintings department by 1974. In 1981 he became an independent art dealer in the partnership Harari & Johns Ltd. and has remained at the same Duke Street premises since establishing his own gallery Derek Johns Ltd. in 1996.
Derek Johns has expertise in all major European schools of art from the 12th to the 18th centuries, particularly Spanish and Italian works. The gallery also offers European works of art and sculpture, and Old Master Drawings. As well as specializing in old masters, Derek Johns Ltd also carries 19th and 20th century paintings and drawings. Well known for his talent for uncovering neglected masterpieces, Derek Johns supplies the world’s leading museums and private collections.
Derek Johns exhibits regularly at the major international art fairs including TEFAF, Maastricht, Biennale dell’Antiquariato in Florence, and Paris Tableau. Derek Johns undertakes valuations for probate, insurance and estate duty and arranges sales by private treaty.
Website : http://www.derekjohns.co.uk/home
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