New York University, Graduate Business School Certificate, 1984. Yale University, Ph.D. [Art History], 1976; M. Phil. [Art History],1974. Queens College, M.A. [Art History], 1971; B.A. [History], 1969.
Dealer and owner of wholesale and retail antiques and fine arts business for the past twenty five years. Consultant to major collectors, dealers, appraisers and auction houses. Museum Director, Denison Art Gallery, Granville, Ohio, 1978-1984.
College and graduate courses in art history and related decorative arts courses at Parsons School of Design and the New School, NYC, 1986 to present. NYU, Visiting Professor, Art History, 1987 to present. Visiting Professor, Art History, Memphis State University, 1985. Assistant Professor, Denison University, 1978-84. Assistant Professor, at various colleges and universities, 1975-1978.
Appraisers Association of America, admitted to membership in 1986; Board of Directors of AAA, 1992-2001; Regional Representative for AAA, 2006 to present; numerous conference roles, teaching, committees and functions for AAA. Certified member of the AAA. USPAP, 2014. President and Board Member of the Salvador Dalí Research Center.
Archivist and Board Member of the National Arts Club, NYC.
Fluent in Italian, proficient in German, French and Spanish. Fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Life Academician of the Etruscan Academy. Cortona, Italy.
Extensive publications on art and art history. Articles and published research on antiques and decorative arts, both European and Asian, in appraisal methodology and valuation.
I have appraised works of art, antiques, residential furnishings and decorations for over thirty years, for museums, private individuals and corporations, for Estate Tax, estate, inventory, and equitable distribution. I have been involved professionally in estate planning, damage and loss, donation, consultation and purchase and sale situations. My clients include public collections, the IRS, trust and estate departments of law firms and banks, Estate Tax agencies, private collectors and homeowners. I have appeared in civil court and tax court, as an expert witness.
Areas of Specialization
Old Master Paintings; 18th and 19th Silverware, Gold and Silver Objects of Virtue; Imperial Russian Decorative Arts; Japanese Netsuke; 18th and 19th century European Decorative Arts; Artists’, Writers’ and Musicians’ Estate and Archival Memorabilia.