John Eskenazi is one of the most internationally respected dealers in Indian, Gandharan, Himalayan and South-east Asian works of art. He is also a specialist in collectors' carpets and textiles.
The Eskenazi name has been associated with Oriental art since 1925. John joined his father's business in Milan in 1977 after studying history of art, and stage design. In the mid-1990s he further developed the company, opening a gallery in London where his reputation as a leading expert in Asian Art was consolidated.
In 1997 he was instrumental in co-founding Asian Art in London and in 2004, London Sculpture Week. He has also been a prominent exhibitor at The International Asian Art Fair in New York and at TEFAF Maastricht. He is a founder partner of The Art Newspaper.
Works of art purchased from the company are now housed in major private collections and over thirty-five museums and institutions worldwide, including: Victoria & Albert Museum, London; British Museum, London; Musée Guimet, Paris; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland; Freer Gallery of Art, Washington DC; Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore.
During his career, John Eskenazi has staged many private shows in his own galleries and has also co-curated a number of significant international museum exhibitions, most recently, at the Royal Academy of Arts, London: Chola: Sacred Bronzes of Southern India, (November 2006 to February 2007). He has been closely involved with many important art publications and is currently working on several publishing and research projects.
John and Fausta Eskenazi are available, by appointment only, for consultation and private viewings of selected pieces.