specialist

Harold
E.
Porcher

VP/Director, Modern & Post-War Art | Modern & Contemporary Art

Harold Porcher joined Doyle in April 2006 and is the Director of Modern and Post-War Art. He was born in Charleston, South Carolina and studied fine art painting and biology at the College of Charleston. While in school, he developed a special interest in art sales and began his career as an art dealer. He moved to New York in 1989 and joined Sid Deutsch Gallery. He eventually became its director, thereby developing experience in the buying, selling and exhibiting of twentieth century American art. Harold interest in American abstraction of the 1930s and 1940s led him to Snyder Fine Art, New York, where he served as gallery manager. 

After leaving Snyder Fine Art, Harold consulted for several private dealers, estates and artists throughout New York City and Chicago.  In 1997, he started his own business, Sage Fine Art, specializing in the private sales of American abstract art from 1913 through the present.  In 2000, his long time friend, the artist and illustrator Esphyr Slobodkina, invited him to co-found the Slobodkina Foundation, based in Glen Head, New York, which houses and presents Slobodkina’s life work to a varied audience.  Harold now serves as Vice President in charge of the Foundation’s art collection.

Harold has written extensively on modernist art for various publications and has curated several fine art exhibitions in New York City.  He paints and exhibits his own artwork. 

Current & Upcoming Auctions

Upcoming Auction

The Patricia and Donald Oresman Collection

Tue, Nov 20, 2018 at 10am EST |
New York
Exhibition dates:  Nov 16 Nov 17 Nov 18
2018-11-20 10:00:00 2018-11-20 18:00:00 America/New_York The Patricia and Donald Oresman Collection . Please note that the end time is an estimate based on average auction duration and is not guaranteed; auctions may end earlier or later than their estimated end time. New York Doyle info@doyle.com

Featured Story


Alberto Giacometti

Harold Porcher leads us on a tour of Giacometti, the major retrospective of the work of Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti currently on view at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Louise Bourgeois at MoMA

Harold Porcher profiles the exhibition "Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait" currently on view at The Museum of Modern Art in New York

Montclair Art Museum

Harold Porcher profiles three current exhibitions at MAM that relate to the influence of the modern master, Henri Matisse.

Works by Paul Cadmus from a New England Collector

The life of the master draftsman and American Realist artist Paul Cadmus spanned almost the entire 20th century, from 1904-1999. Specialist Harold Porcher discusses select paintings, drawings and prints by this noted, and sometimes controversial, artist.