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Lisa Dennison, auction house executive. Named one of The 50 Most Powerful Women in New York City, New York Post, 2008.


Dennison, Lisa was born on May 13, 1953 in New Jersey, United States. Daughter of Saul and Ellyn Dennison.


Bachelor in Art History and French, Wellesley College, Massachusetts, 1975. Master of Arts in Art History, Brown University, Providence, 1978.


Intern Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, 1973, assistant curator, 1981-1989, associate curator, 1990-1991, collections curator, 1991—1994, curator of collections exhibitions, 1994-1996, chief curator, 1996, deputy director, 1996—2005, director, 2005—2007. North and South American executive vice president Sotheby's, since 2007. Instructor School Visual Arts, New York City, 1983—1984.

Member ArtTable, New York City.


Member New York State Council on Arts, New York City. Founding member creative arts advisory board Brown University. Member New York committee Wellesley College Friends of Art.

Member national advisory council visual arts Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Member international advisory board Louise T. Blouin Foundation. Board directors Byrd Hoffman Foundation, New York City.


Married Roderick Waywell, September 9, 1983. Children: Brad, Tyler.

Saul Dennison

Ellyn Dennison

Roderick Waywell

Brad Dennison

Tyler Dennison