Mark and Diana Jacoby joined Philip Colleck, Ltd. in 1980 and have run it as a family business since 1987.
Mark Jacoby earned his BA in Art History from Kenyon College, undertook graduate studies at The University of Delaware, and completed the Christie’s Fine Arts Course in London. He served as President of the National Antique & Art Dealers Association of America from 1991 to 1994, and is presently the First Vice-President of their Board of Directors. Mark served as Chairman of The Winter Antiques Show Dealers Committee from 1998 to 2004. For the past 22 years, he has been a member of the English Furniture Vetting Committees for both The Winter Antiques Show and the International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show. He is the inaugural Chairman of the English Furniture Vetting Committee for Spring Show NYC. Mark has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times and is regularly quoted in trade magazines and journals.
Diana Jacoby earned her BA in Art History from Finch College and studied interior design at Parsons School of Design. Diana served on the Board of Directors of The National Antique and Art Dealer’s Association of America from 1998 to 2005 and is a member of The Decorator’s Club, Inc.. She has been quoted in the New York Times, Art & Auction, The Newtown Bee, The Antiques Trade Gazette and many other periodicals. In 2004, Diana founded Diana O. Jacoby Interiors, a design firm specializing in residential interiors. Diana is also a gifted fine arts painter and draws figures and still lifes, having studied at the Art Student’s League in New York under the tutelage of John Foote, a noted painter who has done portraits of Sir Laurence Olivier and Sir Ralph Richardson. Diana has also studied with Nelson Shanks, a renowned portrait painter whose commissions include President William Clinton, and Diana, Princess of Wales. Diana is currently specializing in portraits of children. For more information about Diana’s portraits, contact her at Philip Colleck, Ltd. 212-486-7600.