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I am a third-generation art historian, appraiser, and advisor, born and raised in the art business. My grandfather was an art dealer and gallery owner, and my mother was a museum curator and credentialed art appraiser. Much of my childhood was spent in galleries, museums, and at art auctions.
I grew up in and studied the American Southwest. I graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio, and The University of Oklahoma for my masters and doctoral studies, teaching in the English Department, Film and Media Studies Department, and Native American Studies Department. I also lectured in the School of Visual Arts and at many art museums, publishing in books, journals, and magazines.
Later, I was the director of the Brett Weston Archive, and curated several museum exhibitions, including the traveling retrospective Brett Weston: Out of the Shadow. And I advised the Christian Keesee Collections of contemporary art in New York, Oklahoma, and Colorado, in addition to other private, corporate, and institutional art collections. In each of these roles, I developed close relationships with dealers, galleries, auctions, publishers, and especially collectors. With almost thirty years experience in the art market, I am an IRS qualified appraiser and an accredited member of the International Society of Appraisers (ISA AM), having chaired their Specialty and Advanced Studies Committee (SAS). I am also a contract specialist (Sotheby’s, Santa Fe Art Auction, Gurr Johns) and a Chubb Preferred Service Provider.
Philanthropy is central to my beliefs, and besides annual contributions, I serve on boards, committees, and as a charity auctioneer for museums and non-profits in my communities.
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