Curriculum Vitae

Overview

  • Former Head of Christie’s Australian and International Painting Department
  • Former Director of Painting Department at Leonard Joel
  • Served on Christie’s Board of Directors
  • Managing Director of Dwyer Fine Art
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We would like to introduce you to Jon Dwyer, Auctionata expert in Australian Painting & Works on Paper as well as Australian Sculptures.

Jon Dwyer has been active in the art business for more than thirty years, born into a three generation "art” family. He is widely regarded as one of Australia’s leading art authorities and experts, with an extensive knowledge of all areas of the Australian Art market from traditional through to Modern and Contemporary Art.

Jon spent his formative years with Australia’s leading auction house, Leonard Joel, and later became Director of the Painting Department. There, he established himself as a leading figure in Australian Art, quickly gaining an enviable reputation and a loyal following of established collectors and astute emerging clients.  He has secured sales of Australian Art in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

In 1997, Mr. Dwyer joined Christie’s as Head of their Valuation Department. He was then appointed to Christie’s Board of Directors in 2000 and eventually Head of Christie’s Australian and International Painting Department. He was the skilled senior auctioneer for Christie’s and was also involved in many fundraising auctions including the National Breast Cancer campaign. A frequent and much sought-after public speaker, Jon has enjoyed wide exposure over many years in the Australian media. He has acted as official judge at countless important art exhibitions.

At Christie’s and Leonard Joel’s, he was instrumental in many of the record and groundbreaking sales. Mr. Dwyer was also responsible for the first Australian painting ever to sell for more than one million dollars, and throughout his career has set numerous world record prices for many Australian artists.  As Managing Director of Dwyer Fine Art since 2006, Jon is frequently referred to as the ‘trusted name in Australian art’ and the chosen valuer and consultant to many of Australia’s most important private collectors, public institutions and significant corporate collections.

Jon Dwyer lives and works in Melbourne.