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Fine arts auctioneer and appraiser

John Louis Marion, American former fine arts auctioneer and appraiser. Named one of Top 200 Collectors, ARTnews Magazine, 2003-2008.

Background

Marion, John Louis was born on November 27, 1933 in New York City. Son of Louis John and Florence Adelaide (Winters) Marion.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Fordham University, 1956. Postgraduate, Columbia University, 1960—1961.

Career

With, Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc., New York City, since 1960; director, Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc., New York City, since 1965; vice president, Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc., New York City, 1966-1970; executive vice president, Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc., New York City, 1970-1972; president, Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc., New York City, 1972-1987; Chairman of the Board, Sotheby's Inc., New York City, since 1975; now honorary chairman, Sotheby's Inc., New York City. Board directors Sotheby Holdings Inc., London.

Membership

Chairman fine arts New York City division American Cancer Society, since 1983. Vice chairman building steering committee Dobbs Ferry (New York) Hospital, 1975. Board directors International Foundation Art Research, Center for Hope.

Served as Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Navy, 1956-1960. Member Appraisers Association American, Lotos Club, Eldorado Club, Shady Oaks, Vintage Club.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Collector of 17th and 18th century European art. Modern and contemporary art.

Connections

Married Anne Burnett Windfohr, May 26, 1988. Children from previous marriage: John L., Deborah Mary, Therese Marie, Michelle Marie.

father:
Louis John Marion

mother:
Florence Adelaide (Winters) Marion

spouse:
Anne Burnett Windfohr

children:
Michelle Marie Marion

Therese Marie Marion

John L. Marion

Deborah Mary Marion