Tobias Meyer

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Tobias Meyer
Born1962/1963(age 60–61) [1]
near Frankfurt, Germany
Education University of Vienna
OccupationArt dealer
SpouseMark Fletcher

Tobias Meyer (born 1962/1963) is a German-born, New York-based art dealer.


Early life

Meyer was born near Frankfurt, Germany, [1] and earned a degree from the University of Vienna in 1988. [2]


Meyer started work for Christie's in London as a junior cataloguer. [2] He joined Sotheby's in 1992 running its contemporary art department in London. [2] He was Sotheby's chief auctioneer and worldwide head of contemporary art from 1997 until his departure in November 2013. [3]

In 2014, The Guardian named him in their "Movers and makers: the most powerful people in the art world". [3]

In 2016, Meyer became a member of the visiting committee for European Sculpture and Decorative Arts of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.[ citation needed ]

In October 2017, The New York Times reported that Meyer has been named sole representative of and advisor to the family of the late publishing magnate Samuel Irving Newhouse Jr. on all matters relating to his art collection. [4]

Personal life

In 2011, he married art advisor Mark Fletcher, and they live in New York City and New Milford, Connecticut. [2] Their weekend house in New Milford sits on a 54-acre site and was designed by Daniel Libeskind. [2]

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  1. 1 2 "The Auctioneer Holds Forth on Money, Desire and the State of the Art". WSJ. 24 March 2011. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 Vogel, Carol (22 November 2013). "Principal Auctioneer of Sotheby's Is Leaving Post" . Retrieved 4 April 2019 via
  3. 1 2 Farago, Jason (8 May 2014). "Movers and makers: the most powerful people in the art world". The Guardian. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  4. Pogrebin, Robin (11 October 2017). "Former Sotheby's Auctioneer to Advise on Newhouse Art Collection" . Retrieved 4 April 2019 via