A graduate of the University of Florence, Italy, and The Institute of Fine Arts of New York University, Manfredi began his career in the art world in 1983 as director of L’Antiquaire & the Connoisseur Gallery in New York, focusing on Old Master Paintings and European Decorative Arts, two passions he has pursued for the last 30 years.
As a member of the Art Advisory Service Team of Citibank’s Private Banking for eight years in New York and London, he dealt directly with a clientele of prominent collectors. Acquisitions were made on behalf of clients with his expert counsel. He then joined Sotheby’s. As Chairman of Sotheby’s, Italy – with offices in London, Milan, and Rome – he supervised a staff of 60 people, while maintaining his keen focus on client relations and advisory counsel.
In March 2000, he founded MDG Fine Arts in London that provides art advisory services to private and corporate collectors seeking new avenues and opportunities in today’s complex art world. It also engages in Modern and Contemporary Art projects in Europe and the US.
His long field of art expertise and professional exposure to both sides of the Atlantic enables Manfredi to create synergies between American and European collectors, institutions, dealers and auction houses. Now, he is also in the position to offer his services as curator and mediator for exclusive clients.
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