Peter Johnson has been a picture dealer for over 50 years. After school and National Service Peter joined the family company and, in 1963, he and his father formed their own business which he eventually sold in 2009. The author continues to deal privately from London and his beloved family home in Cambridgeshire. He is married with two daughters and still travels extensively for both business and pleasure.
HEART IN ART
A Life In Paintings
The fact that picture dealing is in the author’s genetic make-up becomes apparent very early in this delightful book. Peter Johnson records 50 years of the international art market and his part in some of the most interesting deals of his generation. Through the doors of Peter’s London gallery walked (and subsequently onto the pages of Heart in Art) any number of royalty, dukes, prime ministers, auctioneers, international businessmen, sculptors, European nobility, academics, contemporary artists, and even the wife of a U.S. president – some were buyers, some sellers, and others just popped into his office. Each has a part in Peter’s story and each enlivens this book. It is also about the author’s life in general and his wide-ranging interests – including architecture, flying, gardens, horses, and music – with many entertaining anecdotes.
|Dimensions||269 x 198 x 30 mm|