Bachelor of Science:
BA: Regis University, Colorado
An Economic Analysis of Auctioned
Art: Old Master, 19th & 20th C.
Art, NY & London Markets
17 Years Gallery Representation and Consulting
Beverly Hills, New York, Aspen
19th and 20th Century Fine Art:
Impressionism, Modern, and Contemporary; paintings, prints, and sculpture.
26 Years Independent Art Dealing
Aspen, New York
Trading at auction, artist representation, sales and consignments.
1 Year Memorabilia
Historical Documents and Autographs.
26 Years Appraising
Old Master, 18th, 19th and 20th & 21st Century Paintings, Drawings, Prints, Sculpture, Art Glass, European & American period frames.
Certificate in Appraisal Studies New York University
in Fine and Decorative Arts
Completed Appraisal Courses:
Principles of Practice and Code of Ethics ▪ IRS Legal Guidelines in Valuation Appraisers & Insurance ▪ Research Methods for Appraisers ▪ Art Law ▪ Auctions ▪Business of Appraising ▪ Collections Management ▪ Dealers of New York ▪ Expanding Horizons: American Paintings 1865-1930 ▪ Conference Courses 1996 ▪Computerization for Appraisers ▪ Old Master Prints ▪ Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP ’96) ▪ American and Antique Frames (1740-1940) ▪The Art and Museums of The Netherlands: International Trip: TEFAF 2006 ▪Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP 2007) ▪Science & Applications for Art and Antiquities, 2008 ▪ USPAP 2012 ▪ Antique American Furniture 2013 ▪ Legal and Ethical Concerns for Appraisers 2013 ▪18th & 19th Century Furniture: materials, construction, and uses. USPAP 2014 ▪ Advanced Issues in Appraising ▪ Alaska Native Art: Artifacts to Contemporary Craft ▪ American Paintings: the good the bad and the ugly ▪ USPAP 2016 ▪ Confronting a Volatile Art Market ▪ Recognizing Problematic Old Master Pictures ▪ Price Trends in Audubon Prints: 30 Year Perspective ▪ Discourse of all Things Considered ▪ Antiquity to Modernity: 20th Murano Glass ▪ Netsuke ▪
Evaluating a Home Library: Shelf by Shelf
New York University, NY: Continuing Education for Professional Studies, Fine & Decorative Arts
New York University, New York: Certificate in Appraisal Studies in Fine and Decorative Arts
Regis University, Denver, Colorado: Bachelor of Science Cum Laude, Business Administration
Colorado Mountain College, Aspen, Colorado: Business Management and Accounting
Santa Monica High School, Santa Monica, CA: Diploma
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Barbara Preston, Member Appraisers Association of America, NY