Harmer Johnson, AAA / FRICS

Appraisers Association of America (USPAP Certified Member), 1976-present
Board Member, 1980-2006

President, 1986-1988
Advisory Council, Co-Chair
National Conference, Co-Chair

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

American Numismatic Society

Salvador Dalí Research Center
Executive Board

International Society of Olympic Historians
Life Member 

Over fifty years experience appraising personal property. Ancient Art: Near Eastern, Egyptian, Greek, Roman. African, Oceanic, Native American, Pre-Columbian. Olympic Games medallic art
Providing appraisals for insurance, estate, gift tax, and equitable distribution purpose Recognized and accepted by courts of law and the IRS
Auctioneer of fine and decorative arts; benefit auctions
Sotheby’s, London and New York (department head, auctioneer), 1961-1973 Sotheby’s, New York (consultant), 1993-present
Christie’s, New York (consultant), 1987-1992
Doyle New York (consultant), 1995-present
Spinks, London (auctioneer), 1978-1979
W.E.Channing, Santa Fe and New York (auctioneer), 1989-1994
Illustration House, New York (auctioneer), 1990-present
Poster Auctions International, New York (auctioneer), 1993-present Kestenbaum & Company, New York (auctioneer), 1997-present
Shannon’s, Milford, CT (auctioneer), 2000-present
Stack’s, New York (auctioneer), 2003-2009
Augusta Auctions, New York (auctioneer), 2009

Harmer Johnson Books, Archaeology and Anthropology (President), 1975-1998 Antiquarian Fine Art Fair, New York, Vetting Committee
International Asian Art Fair, New York, Vetting Committee
International Fine Art and Antiques Dealers Show, New York, Vetting Committee New York International Tribal and Textile Arts Show, Vetting Committee

Winter Antiques Show, New York, Vetting Committee
Palm Beach Jewelry and Antique Show, Vetting Committee

American Heart Association
American Lung Association
American Paralysis Association
Children’s Tumor Foundation
City of Hope
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Guiding Eyes For The Blind
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Midtown Pregnancy Support Center
National Foundation for Facial Reconstruction
National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League
Bowery Mission, New York, NY
Shield Institute, New York, NY
Barnard College, New York, NY
Fordham University
The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
New York City Bar Association
Career Transition For Dancers, New York, NY
Dance Theatre of Harlem, New York, NY
Joyce Theatre, New York, NY
Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT
American Friends of the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba
The Friars Club, New York, NY
Channel Thirteen/WNET, New York, NY
World Wildlife Fund
American Numismatic Society, New York, NY
Museum of Chinese in The Americas, New York, NY
Knoxville Museum of Art, TN
National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution
Millicent Rogers Museum, Santa Fe, NM
New Britain Museum of American Art, CT
Montclair Art Museum, NJ
Neuberger Museum of Art, SUNY, Purchase, NY
Wheelwright Museum, Santa Fe, NM


Museum for African Art, New York, NY
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY
Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY
Dallas Museum of Fine Art, TX
Denver Art Museum, CO
Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Houston Museum of Fine Arts, TX
Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Library of Congress, Washington, DC
National Museum of American History, Washington, DC
National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
Peabody Museum, Cambridge, MA Saint Louis Art Museum, MO Seattle Art Museum, WA
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto British Museum, London
Royal Academy of Arts, London
National Gallery of Art, Canberra, Australia AXA Art Insurance Corporation
Chubb Insurance Company
State Farm Insurance Company
Citibank Private Bank
HSBC Private Banking

APPRAISALS (selected)
Estate of Nelson A. Rockefeller
Hearst Castle, San Simeon, CA
Edward G. Robinson
Estate of Douglas Newton

MEDIA (selected)
Channel Thirteen/WNET
National Public Radio
Public Television’s Antiques Roadshow Art & Auction
Art News
Auction Magazine
Business Week
Money Magazine

New York Times
The New Yorker

WRITING (selected)
Guide to the Arts of the Americas: Pre-Columbian, American Indian”, Rizzoli, New York, NY, 1992
(“Arte Primitivo Americana”, Fabbri Editori, Verona, Italy, 1992)
Auction Block”, American Indian Art Magazine, Scottsdale, AZ, 1975-2012 (145 articles).
Editorial Advisory Board

LECTURES (selected)
African Art Museum of the S.M.A Fathers, Tenafly, NJ
American Society of Appraisers, NY
Appraisers Association of America, New York, NY
Birmingham Museum of Art, AL
Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana, CA
Chase Bank, New York, NY
Montclair Art Museum, NJ
Montclair State University, NJ
Museum of American Folk Art, New York, NY
Museums Alaska & Alaska Historical Society, Annual Conference, Juneau
New York City Bar Association, NY
New York University, NY
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Society of Jewelry Historians, New York, NY
Sotheby’s, Los Angeles, CA
Sotheby’s, New York, NY
U S Trust Company, New York, NY
Incorporated Society of Auctioneers and Landed Property Agents, Canterbury, England

A Simple Souvenir: Coins and Medals of the Olympic Games
American Numismatic Society, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, New York 2004
Collections: American Numismatic Society, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bernth Ahlstrom,
Dr. Jay M. Galst, Harmer Johnson