Chris Ingalls, ISA AM, Fine Art



Chris Ingalls
ISA member since Jan 01, 2000

(786) 546-3636 (Office)
(305) 573-6263 (Home)

3301 NE 5th Avenue, #710
Miami, FL 33137 map

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Background: Fine Art Appraisals of South Florida is Miami's foremost fine art appraisal organization, offering a full range of comprehensive services to individuals, attorneys, trust officers, museums, corporations, insurance companies and non-profit organizations.

Credentials: Chris Ingalls, principal of Fine Art Appraisals of South Florida, is an Accredited Member of the International Society of Appraisers. ISA Accreditation is achieved by undertaking an intensive course of study in appraisal principles and passing rigorous examinations on the theory and practice of professional appraising, as well as on ethical standards of practice and legal considerations. Attaining the ISA AM designation is a major professional achievement for personal property appraisers. The presence of the ISA logo is an assurance to the general public that they are working with an appraiser who is dedicated to upholding the highest of standards in accuracy, competency, and integrity in their professional endeavors. Chris Ingalls's expertise is in Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary Art and Design: Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Works on Paper (Drawings, Prints, and Watercolors), Video & Installation Art and encompasses American, European and Latin American Art of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, as well as Fine Wines and Spirits. Chris Ingalls is an IRS Qualified Appraiser, specializing in the appraisal of Fine Art, Wines and Spirits.

 Appraisal Services

Insurance: Replacement Cost Appraisals for Homeowner's Policy; Damage and Loss for Insurance Claims; Replacement Cost Appraisals for Moving, Re-Location and Storage.

Estate Planning and Settlement: Fair Market Value Appraisals for Equitable Distribution; Fair Market Value for Estate Taxes; Actual Cash Value Appraisals for Estate Liquidation.

Family Division: Fair Market Value Appraisals for Equitable Distribution of Assets; Actual Cash Value Appraisals for Divorce Agreements; Fair Market Value for Pre-Nuptial Agreements.

Charitable Donations: Fair Market Value Appraisals for IRS Tax Deductions for Non-Cash Donations.

Disposition - Sale: Actual Cash Value Appraisals for Resale; Referrals for Sale to Auction Houses, Commercial and Private Dealers and Private Collectors.

Other Services: Professional Arrangements for Installation, De-Installation, Packaging, Crating, Transportation, Shipment (including Insurance), and/or Storage of Fine Art.

Appraisal Reports

Two printed copies of the Appraisal Report will be provided. Each written appraisal is bound and organized, complete with detailed descriptions and digital photographs. Fine Art Appraisals of South Florida's Appraisal Reports provide an accurate valuation that will stand the test of taxing bodies and legal authorities. Each Appraisal Report includes Cover Pages, a Curriculum Vitae of the Appraiser, Terms and Conditions of the Appraisal, Digital Photographs and an Affidavit signed by Chris Ingalls, Principal of Fine Art Appraisals of South Florida. Appraisals are based on Fair Market Value, Replacement Value, or Liquidation Value. Additional copies of the Appraisal Report are available at an additional cost, determined by the size of the Report.

Appraisal Fees

Please feel free to call Fine Art Appraisals of South Florida to discuss your specific requirements. Appraisal and Related Services Fees vary according to the nature and scope of the work to be undertaken. As a general rule, Fees apply to time spent at your site, as well as expert time spent conducting research and reviewing your appraisal, prior to completion. Fine Art Appraisals of South Florida has a $300 Minimum Fee for most assignments. We are able to provide "Flat Fees" or "Estimates", once we have your specific requirments, such as the quantity and type of items involved, as well as your location.


BFA, Honors, University of Miami, Miami, FL; Double Major, Art History and Sculpture

Sigme Alpha Pi, National Society of Leadership

Modern Art Studies, Christie's, London, England

Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL


International Society of Appraisers: Core Courses in Report Writing, Standards, Law and Ethics in 2003

ISA Re-qualification in 2018

Successfully completed15-hour USPAP course and examination in 2004

USPAP re-qualification in 2022 (required every 2 years)

International Society of Appraisers: Modernism: Prints, Photographs, and Multiples Course, 2016

Foundation for Appraisal Education: 17 Hours of Educational Programming,  2016

Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Study Centre/Miami-Dade College; Museum Studies Course, 2012-2013

WSET Level 3 Award (with Merit) in Wine and Spirits, 2018


Former Board Member, Greater Miami Chapter, International Society of Appraisers

Member, ArtTable, national leadership organization for professional women in the visual arts

Former Florida ArtTable Chapter Executive Committee member

Fine Arts Committee Member, Miami Woman's Club

Founding Member, ArtTuesdays, Miami-based art education forum

Steering Committee member, Partners for Artisans, Miami, FL

Former Board member, FIU Office of Engaged Creativity Advisory Council


Fluent English and Portuguese; conversant French and Spanish


  • Art - American
  • Art - Impressionist & Modern
  • Art - Latin American
  • Photography & Photographs
  • Sculpture


  • Appraisal Review
  • Consultant
  • Damage Claims
  • Divorce Settlements
  • Estate Evaluations
  • Insurance Claims
  • Investment Evaluations
  • Non-Cash Charitable Donations
  • Tax Deductible Gifts

Performs Appraisals Of

  • Art - American
  • Art - European
  • Art - Impressionist & Modern
  • Art - Latin American
  • Bronzes
  • Ceramics
  • Drawings
  • Glass
  • Paintings
  • Photography & Photographs
  • Prints
  • Sculpture
  • Watercolors
  • Wine


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