Meet our Team
Ray Waterhouse worked in London in the international art trade for over 35 years after being awarded a First Class degree in Art History and History at London University in 1973. He began Waterhouse & Dodd in 1987 with Jonathan Dodd. He now lives and works in New York where he runs Fine Art Brokers, and acting as adviser to a select few important collectors.
His specialist knowledge is in Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and Modern art, but given his enormous art market experience he is knowledgeable in most areas of the market. He has developed close ties with museum curators, artists, private collectors and dealers across the globe. Although Ray has helped form a number of important private collections of European and American art, one of which is worth well over $100 million, he still enjoys working with new collectors and helping them form a strategy to their collecting. He has also helped many clients sell art discreetly and at very favourable prices. He has been entrusted by clients with buying individual paintings without his clients even viewing them up to the value of $22 million.
Ray has lectured widely on the subject of collecting art and how to establish value. He has given talks in New York, Los Angeles, Palm Beach, Hong Kong, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Basel and elsewhere.
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Jonathan Dodd has nearly 40 years’ experience of the international art market to his role in Fine Art Brokers. Having read Law and History of Art at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, he worked in an antiquarian print gallery before joining forces with Ray Waterhouse at Galerie George, and with him founding Waterhouse & Dodd in 1987.
Based in London, Jonathan travels widely and has built up a network of contacts for buying art throughout Europe and the USA that he continues to visit regularly. These include not just dealers, but private collectors, artists, journalists, art advisers and museum curators.
Originally Jonathan’s specialist field was 19th and early 20th century European Art, encompassing Victorian and Academic art, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, but over the years this has extended to most collected areas from pre-Renaissance to contemporary art.
Jonathan is married to a writer and picture framer who recently founded Canford & Co, London.
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Jamie joined Waterhouse & Dodd / Fine Art Brokers in 1998. An Art History graduate of Glasgow University with a degree concentrating on Post-War art and theory, Jamie specialises in Modern British and International Contemporary Art. He is experienced in explaining the evolution of Modern Art to new collectors and helping them establish what areas to concentrate on. He has advised clients on acquisitions as varied as Walter Sickert, William Scott, Bridget Riley, George Rickey and Cleas Oldenburg, as well as younger living artists.
Jamie has lectured numerous times on the art market and collecting Contemporary Art.
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Hélène de Saint Chamas has been Fine Art Brokers’ representative in Paris since its launch in 2000. Offering exemplary levels of service, expertise, a highly trained eye for works of quality and an established network of contacts throughout France, Hélène has sourced innumerable works of the finest quality from both private collections, dealers and the trade from around the country. Fluent in English, early in her career she managed an art business in Australia before returning to Paris to direct a leading gallery for five years, prior to joining Fine Art Brokers.
Hélène studied History of Art and Archaeology at the Sorbonne, and is an expert in French painting in the 18th century through to the present day.
Sandra is the Director of Modern and Contemporary Art for the New York gallery. She was brought up in Paris, lived in Italy for three years during her 20s and has lived in the USA for the past 12 years. Sandra has been involved in the contemporary art scene all that time, both in Miami and New York and works now at our private gallery at East 76th Street. She has represented Waterhouse & Dodd at many art fairs in the USA and the Middle East over the last eight years and now directs New York events and operations. Sandra is also the liaison between the gallery and our biggest selling contemporary artists. Sandra has studied the business aspects of the art market at New York University and is bi-lingual in English and French.
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Simone is our Contemporary consultant working in the New York office and has been involved with both the local and international contemporary art market for over 15 years. She has successfully coordinated sales and has organized and executed institutional exhibitions and projects worldwide, including museum shows, public art projects, and art fairs in Europe and Asia, the UK, and the Middle East. Simone studied Fine Art with a special focus on painting; she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the Columbus College of Art & Design and Master’s Degree in Painting from Yale University.
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