Curriculum Vitae


  • Over 20 years of experience within the international art market
  • More than three years junior specialist at Phillips auctioneers in London
  • Over three years senior specialist at Sotheby’s in London
  • Expert knowledge on 18th century British history and art as well as British portraiture
  • Art dealer & consultant since 2001 Miles Barton Period Paintings
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We would like to introduce you to Miles Barton, Auctionata expert in British and Old Master Paintings as well as European Portraiture 1600 – 1850.

Miles Barton is a specialist in European portraiture from 1600 until 1850 and British & Old Master paintings with over 20 years of experience within the international art market. After graduating with a history and history of art degree, he went on to work as a specialist at Phillips and later Sotheby’s auctioneers in central London. During this time, he professionally evaluated, researched, and catalogued some extraordinarily rare and scarce items. 

Together with a broad knowledge of historical periods, particularly of the 18th century, this has favored a career that also includes archive work at the Witt Library, Courtauld Institute of Art, London and historical research for period films, notably Academy Award winner The Madness of King George (1994).

He has lectured at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art, given talks on aspects of art history and assisted in various radio and television programs. He regularly writes articles on aspects of art history in related journals, such asHollywood Movie Posters 1914-1990 and is a member of various organizations associated with fine arts, including thePortobello Antiques Dealers Association (PADA) as well as the Georgian Group.

In 2000, he worked as an adviser for the online fine art information company as it established its web based presence. This experience encouraged Miles to start up his own businessMiles Barton Period Paintings which now deals in British and continental period paintings and related works through premises in London and online.

He has successfully discovered “lost” paintings, which are now in international museums and regularly deals directly with private collectors to help them build and maintain their collections.   

Miles Barton lives and works in London.