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Fine arts auctioneer

John Brian Cole, British fine arts auctioneer. Honorary chairman Connecticut Public television Collection, Hartford, since 1990. Second lieutenant British Army, 1956-1959. Fellow Royal Institution Chartered Surveyors (United Kingdom); member Metropolitan Club (New York City).

Background

Cole, John Brian was born on January 25, 1937 in Penzance, Cornwall, United Kingdom. Son of Charles P. and E. Winifred (Stokes) Cole. came to the United States, 1976.

Education

Student, London University, 1958.

Career

Managing director, Phillips, Fine Art Auctioneers of London, until 1976; president, Phillips, Fine Art Auctioneers of London, New York City, 1976-1979; senior vice president, Christie's, Fine Art Auctioneers, New York City, since 1979; also board directors, Christie's, Fine Art Auctioneers, New York City.

Achievements

  • Avocations: maritime history, golf, California wines.

Membership

Honorary chairman Connecticut Public television Collection, Hartford, since 1990. Second lieutenant British Army, 1956-1959. Fellow Royal Institution Chartered Surveyors (United Kingdom).

Member Metropolitan Club (New York City).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: maritime history, golf, California wines.

Connections

Married Margaret Thrower, September 13, 1972. Children: Alison Louise, Felicity J.

father:
Charles P. Cole

mother:
E. Winifred (Stokes) Cole

spouse:
Margaret Thrower

children:
Alison Louise Cole

Felicity J. Cole