Florian Härb is a dealer and agent in master drawings, paintings and, occasionally, sculptures and prints. After working as a specialist in the Old Master Drawings department at Christie’s in New York and London, Florian Härb worked briefly with Thomas Williams Fine Art in London before joining P. & D. Colnaghi in the early 2000s to run the Drawings department with Katrin Bellinger. In 2006 he set up his own business dealing from premises in St. James’s, London.
Florian Härb received a Ph.D. in art history from the University of Vienna in 1995, and was subsequently a fellow in the department of Drawings and Prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. A specialist in Florentine Renaissance drawings, he has contributed to the leading academic journal on works on paper, Master Drawings, to the Burlington Magazine, as well as to several exhibition catalogues dedicated to Italian Renaissance Art, including The Medici, Michelangelo, and the Art of Late Renaissance Florence (Florence-Chicago-Detroit, 2003), Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and the Renaissance in Florence (Ottawa, 2005), and From Raphael to Carracci. The Art of Papal Rome (Ottawa, 2009). His most recent publication, The Drawings of Giorgio Vasari, the first catalogue raisonné of the drawings of the foremost artist at the Medici court in mid-sixteenth century Florence, was published in Rome in 2015.
Among his clients are private collectors and museums, including the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the National Gallery of Art, Washington, the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, The Art Institute of Chicago, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, and the Gemeentemuseum at The Hague, amongst others.
Together with Martin Grässle Kunsthandel, Munich, Florian Härb exhibits regularly at the Salon du Dessin, Paris, and during London Art Week. Florian Härb also provides valuations for both private collectors and public institutions.