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Four Centuries | Four Seasons

Four Centuries | Four Seasons

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For millennia, the passage of the seasons has dictated the rhythm of humanity’s existence and has consequently held a crucial place in our collective cultural consciousness.

The four seasons have long offered artists a fertile terrain in which to explore quintessential themes from fertility to death as well as a range of aesthetic effects in different genres, such as landscapes, still-lifes and allegories. Christie’s private selling exhibition Four Centuries | Four Seasons showcases how this rich subject was treated by an international group of artists including Salomon van Ruysdael, Jules Breton, August Rodin, Winslow Homer and Matthew Wong.

This presentation of historical visual interpretations of nature not only celebrates its beauty but also draws attention to the need to safeguard its future. For its part, Christie’s has pledged to be net zero by 2030 and reduce its carbon emissions by 50 percent. In honor of this initiative we have partnered with and pledged a donation to the New York Botanical Garden, whose emphasis on sustainability, plant research, conservation and environmental protection aligns with the theme of Four Centuries | Four Seasons. Viewings for the exhibition begin 17 April, by appointment only, at our galleries at Rockefeller Center.

Viewing by appointment only 

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Joshua Glazer

Joshua Glazer

Specialist, Head of Private Sales | Old Masters

After receiving his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, Joshua Glazer obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts. His dissertation, From Dossale to Macchina: the Silver Altar of Saint John the Baptist and its symbolic function in Florence, was written under the direction of Professor Marvin Trachtenberg. In addition to traveling extensively throughout Europe, he has lived in Florence and Paris. He has lectured in New York and Italy, and has taught art history at New York University, Hunter College and Adelphi University.
William Haydock

William Haydock

Head of Private Sales, Americas | Impressionist & Modern Art

William Haydock joined the American Art department in 2014 and works closely with clients on the consignment and purchase of fine art. Mr. Haydock maintains a strong client network throughout the United States and plays a key role in sourcing property for American art auctions in New York City as well as private sales. As Head of Sale he is also responsible for coordinating the production of the sale catalogue and the research and cataloguing of the individual works or collections.

Before joining Christie’s, Mr. Haydock spent nearly four years as a Specialist with the Sotheby’s American Art department in New York City, where he was instrumental in the sale of prominent works such as Edward Hopper’s Bridle Path, George Bellows’ Tennis at Newport, Norman Rockwell’s Muscleman, Paul Manship’s Indian Hunter and His Dog, Milton Avery’s Music Makers, among others. Mr. Haydock holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Mathematics from Boston College and a Masters in Art Business from the Sotheby’s Institute of Art. Following his graduation from college Mr. Haydock spent roughly three years working in finance, most recently with UBS in their Private Wealth Management division.

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