Jonathan Massey

Chief Operating Officer


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Jonathan joined Gurr Johns in 2017. He has over 35 years’ experience of the art world, having spent many of those years at Sotheby’s. During his career there he was the Business Director for the Impressionist and Modern and Contemporary Art Departments, moving on to manage Sotheby’s Network Offices in Europe and the Middle East where he was instrumental in opening Sotheby’s offices in Moscow and Istanbul and contributing towards Sotheby’s activities in the Gulf. He was also Chief Operating Officer and Board Member of Sotheby’s Switzerland. Latterly he was Division Head for a group of specialist departments including Middle Eastern, Russian, European Paintings and European Works of Art.   Immediately prior to joining Gurr Johns he curated several exhibitions of paintings and photographs in London and advised clients on the art market and fine art auction market with particular focus on developing markets and on line auction activities.