Greg C. Brown, ISA AM, Fine Art, Antiques, Furnishings + Decorative Arts, Specialty Studies: Asian Art and Antiques; Antiquities; Fossils
Greg C. Brown
ISA member since Dec 27, 2011
(888) 815-9430 (Office)
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 map
The Coronavirus/CoVid-19 outbreak and how to work together at this time on your projects: Updated March 12, 2020.
I WILL CONTINUE TO BE TAKING CLIENTS during the CoVod-19 outbreak, using precautions of course when in person...
We can start at first interacting via phone and emails at a distance. By interacting at a distance, this will still allow me to work on your items from a detailed set of photographs that you provide and minimally get you preliminary answers. If there is anything that must be seen in person, we can address that at that time. We should feel free to be able to ask each other questions about health before meeting in person, and it might be a good idea for both parties to wear masks and gloves at any meeting for extra safety and trust, in order for me to examine items in person that require it. Thank you, Greg C. Brown.
Universitas Curriculum Vitae
Gregory C. Brown, M.S.; ISA AM
Business: Greg C. Brown & Associates, Inc.
Greg C. Brown Fine Art and Antiques Brokerage, Inc.
National and International Clientele.
Locally: Bainbridge Island – Greater Seattle – Olympic Peninsula, WA.
Business: 1-888-815-9430, 24 hour voicemail.
Going back at least four generations, I was born into a family of anthropologists, archaeologists, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists. This seemingly genetic predisposition to antiquity, business, charity, and science led me to academic pursuits and research in astrophysics, cosmology, comparative anthropology, ethnography, fine and studio arts, geology, history, marine zoology (inter-species communications between man and dolphin), Paleontology, and physics. Subsequently, I enjoy discovering truth and communal enlightenment through research and continue to develop knowledge through academic pursuits and hands-on experience with art and artifacts from around the world. I have done business and appraisals across the U.S and Internationally. My world-wide travels and field work have included spending time with curators, indigenous peoples, and spiritual elders of societies that have maintained direct connections with their ancient symbolic and cultural roots. These travels and interactions provide me with a unique perspective and a heightened ability to differentiate authentic items from reproductions and fakes during appraisal, brokering and consultation work. Through this work, I have developed a worldwide network of experts to collaborate with.
I have successfully completed all of the requirements for and have been awarded the designation of being an International Society of Appraisers Accredited Member (ISA AM). I have successfully completed the International Society of Appraisers (ISA) 5-year Re-qualification Course as well as the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) 7-Hour re-qualification (three times, most recently February 13, 2018) and the 15-hour USPAP course and examination, the Congressionally-recognized set of appraisal standards promulgated by The Appraisal Foundation, through a joint offering of New York University (NYU) and the Appraisers Association of America (AAA). I have successfully completed the ISA Core Course in Appraisal Studies and examination, as well as the ISA Asian Art I (twice), II & III courses, and the ISA Antiques and Residential Contents course (ARC) and examination. I also successfully completed the Personal Property Appraisal course and examination and was awarded the designation of Certified Personal Property Appraiser by the Certified Appraisers Guild of America (CAGA) in 2005. I have enrolled in art, antiques, Asian art, and personal property appraisal courses and webinars through: the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS); the ISA; the AAA; and the Appraisal Society of America (ASA), the ISA, AAA and ASA are considered to be the three legitimate appraisal organizations in the United States.
In June, 2019, I was highly honored and humbled to be the first in my family in 4 generations (on my maternal side) to visit remote locations in Peru, walk to nearly 15,000 feet, and specifically, visit Machu Picchu, where my Great-grandmother and Great Grandfather were invited by Hiram Bingham to spend part of their honeymoon in 1911, not long after he “re-discovered” the location. However, I had my best antique discovery to date in 2018, unbeknownst to my clients, who thought their property was worth “only” about $15,000.00. However, I recognized their sculpture to be an exceptional Yongle Emperor (1402-1424, Ming dynasty) mark and period, gilt-bronze Buddhist sculpture of Manjushri, which I coordinated the sale of at Sotheby's for them, estimating it may sell for more than $1,250,000.00. It sold for $1,335,000.00 (Sotheby's Luminous Ming, Asia Week Sale, March 20, 2018, Lot 107), making them instant millionaires! I had another great privileged of being asked to appraiser a nearly intact full Columbian mammoth tusk that was found at a building site in Seattle in 2015. Another great honor was being hired by world renown admiralty lawyer Peter Hess, Esq. (permission given to disclose) as a consultant to him on proper professional appraisal practices for the RMS Titanic artifacts federal court case in 2009. I am a member of The Explorers Club, a world renown professional non-profit exploration organization whose members include such famous names as; Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins, Amelia Earhart, Sir Edmund Hillary, Thor Hyerdahl, Robert Falcon Scott and James Cameron, among others.
In 2012, I was given a personal invitation by the world renown art and antiques expert, Mr. Lark Mason, of Sothebys and Antiques Roadshow fame, to become one of his esteemed Associates at iGavel auctions of New York and Texas, to auction items through his auction company any time I choose. I have also been asked for expert assistance repeatedly for the TV show, American Pickers, on the History Channel.
Brief highlights of artists and projects worked on
A partial list of artists, works and projects worked on: 2020, Government contract for a 900+ piece collection of Asian art and antiques for Homeland Security/Customs and Border Protection; Ansel Adams (American Photographer); Fernando Cueto Amorsolo (Filipino Landscape and Portrait Painter); T.C. Cannon (Native American Muralist and Western Ukiyo-e (Japanese Woodblock) Print Maker of Contemporary Southern Plains Native American Art); Marc Chagall (European Early Modernist Artist); Chu Teh-Chun (Traditional Chinese + Abstract Expressionist Art); Chuang Che (Traditional Chinese + Abstract Expressionist Art); Edward Curtis (Early American Western Photography); Ando Hiroshige (Japanese Ukiyo-e Printmaker); Louis Justin Laurent Icart (French Art Deco Painter, Sculptor, Printmaker); Robert Kakaygeesick Jr. (Ojibwa/Chippewa Native American Contemporary Art); Robert Kipniss (Contemporary American Painter and Printmaker); Les Kuba (American Wildlife Art); Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese Ukiyo-e Printmaker and Painter); Giacomo Manzu (Italian modern sculptor); I Nyoman Masriadi (Indonesian Post-Suharto Era painter); Chiura Obata (Japanese American WWII Internment Camp Artist, Mixture of Western and Traditional Sumi-e (ink) Painting and Ukiyo-e + Contemporary American Art); Pablo Picasso (European Traditional, Abstract, Cubist, Modernist Painter, Sculptor, Printmaker and Ceramicist); Fredrick Remington (American Western Illustrator, Painter and Sculptor); Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French Impressionist artist, one of the fathers of Impressionism); François Auguste René Rodin (French modern sculptor and painter); Charles M. Russell (American Western Illustrator, Painter and Sculptor); Richard Throssel (Early Native American Cree Reservation Photographer); Salvador Dali (Spanish surrealist Filmmaker, Jeweller, Painter, Photographer, Printmaker, Sculptor); (Andy Warhol (American Pop Artist); Edward Weston (American Photographer); Xu Beihong (Chinese Traditional and Modern Painter); Hiroshi Yoshida (20th century Japanese Painter and Shin-Hanga (New-Prints) Woodblock Print Maker); among others. Other items I have been privileged to work on include such things as: An intact full Mammoth tusk found at a Washington State construction site, now a the Burke Museum, Seattle, WA; a Doris Wiener provenance Chinese Ming dynasty Yongli (r. 1623-1662) mark and period gilded bronze Manjushri (subsequently sold through Sotheby's for $1,335,000.00); RMS Titanic artifact appraisal review for the 2009 Federal Court Case; Pacific Northwest Coastal First Nations/Native American collections; Important Lakota/Dakota/Nakota/Sioux collections; Mimbres River Culture collection; WWII-era copy of the Japanese Instrument of Surrender; museum artifacts, pro bono assistance on items for such organizations as the Seattle Children's Hospital's Bainbridge Island Bargain Boutique, and the Bainbridge Island Rotary Club Auction. I have dealt with many items falling under CITES, the U.S. Endangered Species Act and the Marine Mammal Protection Act, including Walrus, Sperm whale, Asian, African, Mastodon and Mammoth ivory, as well as various animal and avian mounts, pelts and parts. In 2012, I was requested by the Associate Curator of the National Museum of Mongolia to assist in examining, and identifying items in their Museum collection in Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia.
Alphabetical list of countries/territories/states whose items I have worked on (*designates countries/states/territories I have spent time in).
Afghanistan, Algeria, Austria*, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, British Virgin Islands*, Bulgaria, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada*, China*, Democratic Republic of the Congo/Zaire, Cote d'Ivoire, Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic, Egypt, East Germany*, Ethiopia, Fiji*, France*, Georgia, Germany*, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong*, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Italy*, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, South Korea*, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macau, Macedonia, Malaysia*, Mali, Malta, Mexico*, Mongolia*, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, North Korea, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan/Gandhara, Papua New Guinea, Peru*, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico*, Romania, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro, Sierra Leone, Singapore*, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain*, Sri Lanka/Ceylon, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand/Siam*, Tibet, Tonga*, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom*, Vietnam, U.S. Virgin Islands*, Zimbabwe, United States of America* (35 states including: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawai'i, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington D.C., Washington State, Wisconsin, Wyoming).
2020-2021: USPAP 7-Hour Re-qualification Course, passed.
2018-2019: USPAP 7-Hour Re-qualification Course, passed.
2017-2022: ISA 5-year Re-qualification Course, passed.
2017: Organizer of ISA Lewis and Clark Chapter Seminar, “Endangered Species, What Every Person Should Know: A presentation by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Agent Eric Marek and Washington State Fish and Wildlife Detective Lauren Wendt.
2016-2017: USPAP 7-Hour Re-qualification Course, passed.
2016: President, Washington State, Lewis & Clark Chapter of the International Society of Appraisers.
2014-2015: USPAP 7-Hour Re-qualification Course, passed.
2014-present: ISA Accredited Member (ISA AM).
2013-2014: Board member, Northwind Art Alliance/Center, Port Townsend, WA.
2012-present: Personally invited Associate of Mr. Lark Mason and iGavel auctions.
2012-present: International Society of Appraisers (ISA) Member.
2012-2014: USPAP 15-Hour course and examination passed.
2011: Awarded Masters Of Science, Mongolian History, Chinggis Khaan University, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (graduated number one in the graduate school class).
2013-present: Greg C. Brown & Associates, Inc. (appraisals, and consulting of fine art and antiques as well as other fine personal property); Greg C. Brown Fine Art and Antiques Brokerage, Inc. (brokering high end, listed art and antiques, specializing in Asian).
2005-2013: Certified Appraiser, Certified Appraisers Guild of America (CAGA).
2000-2013: Owner of Asian Elegance, Inc., a direct importing company of fine Asian art and antiques. Gallery owned and operated from August 2001 - December 2006.
1997-2013: Owner of BroCo., Incorporated.
1996-1998: Curator of Paleontology, University of Minnesota's Bell Museum of Natural History, Minnesota Geological Survey and University of Minnesota Graduate School.
1996-1998: Minnesota State Paleontologist, Minnesota Geological Survey and University of Minnesota Graduate School.
1996-1998: Master of Science Graduate School training in Geology and Paleontology.
1993: Accepted into the University of Minnesota's Institute of Technology Honors Program.
1991-1993: High Energy Physics research assistant.
1990: 1 quarter, Teaching assistant, Color Theory, Studio Arts, College of Liberal Arts.
December 1997 to Present: Appraiser of Personal Property, Greg C. Brown & Associates, Inc. (2013-present); Greg C. Brown Fine Art and Antiques Brokerage, Inc. (2013 - present); BroCo. Inc. (1997-2013); Asian Elegance, Fine Asian Art and Antiques Gallery (2001-2013).
The market focus was Asian art and antiques, as well as fossils and fine art prints, and performing personal property appraisals throughout North America. Handled all sales, budgeting, advertising, research and report preparations and brokering.
-Brokered various art and antique items for private clients.
-Performed appraisals of personal property for nonprofit and for-profit assignments.
-2012, consulted with the National Museum of Mongolia on items in their main collection.
-2012, Founding Member of the International Institute of Chinggis Khaan Studies.
-2011, attended short course at the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies.
-2009, hired as a consultant by admiralty attorney Peter Hess, Esq. (permission to disclose given) representing the RMS Titanic artifacts federal court case.
December 2000 to 2006: Direct Importer of Fine Asian Art and Antiques, Asian Elegance/ BroCo., Inc.
The market focus was in directly importing Asian art and antiques to Minnesota for sales at my retail gallery, which was open from August 2001 through December 2006. Locations at “50th and France” and Wayzata, MN. I have relocated to Seattle, WA and am considering opening a new venue in the Pacific Northwest. Handled all purchasing, shipping, sales, budgeting and advertising.
-In charge of all Importation of full container loads, generally 40', into the US multiple times per year, advertising, budgeting, and book keeping.
-Despite the difficult time for opening, kept the gallery running in the black each year.
-Conducted all field and store identifications and verifications.
-2020-2021: ISA, successfully completed the 7-Hour USPAP Re-qualification Course.
-2018-2019: ISA, successfully completed the 7-Hour USPAP Re-qualification Course.
-2017-2022: ISA, successfully completed the ISA 5-year Re-qualification Course.
-2016-2017: Appraisers Association of America (AAA), successfully completed the USPAP 7-Hour re-qualification course.
-2014-2015: Appraisers Association of America (AAA)/New York University (NYU), successfully completed the USPAP 7-Hour re-qualification course.
-2015: ASA, successfully completed the ASA Alaska Native Art: Artifacts to Contemporary Craft course.
-2015: ISA, successfully completed the ISA Asian Art I (second time) & III courses.
-2014: Awarded the International Society of Appraisers (ISA) Accredited Member Designation (AM).
-2013: ISA, successfully completed the ISA Antiques and Residential Contents course and examination.
-2013: ISA, successfully completed the ISA Asian Art I & II courses.
-2012-2014: Appraisers Association of America (AAA)/New York University (NYU), successfully completed the 15-Hour Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices (USPAP) course and examination.
-2012: ISA, successfully completed the ISA Core Course in Appraisal Studies and examination and awarded ISA Member status.
-2005: Certified Appraisers Guild of America (CAGA), successfully completed the CAGA Certified Personal Property Appraiser course and examination.
-Further details, see “Continuing Education,” below.
-2011: Master of Science, Mongolian History, Chinggis Khaan University, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
-1996-1998: Graduate School, Geology and Paleontology, University of Minnesota.
-1993: IT Honors Program, Physics, University of Minnesota.
-1990: Bachelor of Arts, Studio Arts, University of Minnesota.
-1972-1983: The Blake College Preparatory School, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
-Seattle Art Museum/Seattle Asian Art Museum, 2014-present.
-WA, Lewis and Clark Chapter of the International Society of Appraisers, 2015-present.
-International Society of Appraisers, 2012-present.
-American Center for Mongolian Studies, 2012-present.
-Minnesota Science Museum, 2010-2012.
-Explorers Club, 2009-present.
-Certified Appraisers Guild of America, 2005-2014.
-Friends of the Library, University of Minnesota, 2005-2012.
-Minnesota Antique Dealers Association, 2001-2013.
-Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2001-2012.
-Asian Arts Curatorial Council, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2001-2010.
-President, WA, Lewis and Clark Chapter of the International Society of Appraisers, 2016-Interim; 2018-2020.
-Accredited Member, International Society of Appraisers, 2014-present.
-Board member, Northwind Art Center, Port Townsend, WA, 2013-2014.
-Associate, Lark Mason & Associates and iGavel Auctions, 2012-present.
-Finalist, Rolex Awards for Enterprise, 2012.
-Co-founder, The International Institute for Chinggis Khaan Studies, February, 2012.
-Explorers Club Flag Honor Award winner (Flag 74) and Double Expedition Leader, Mongolia, January-May 2012.
-Explorers Club Expedition Leader, Mongolia, February- June 2011.
-Visiting Scholar, State Central Library, Mongolia, 2011-present.
-National Member, The Explorers Club, 2009-present.
-Certified Appraiser of Personal Property, Certified Appraisers Guild of America, 2005.
-(Former) State Paleontologist, Minnesota Geological Survey/University of MN Graduate School.
-(Former) Curator of Paleontology, Bell Museum of Natural History/MN Geological Survey/U of MN Grad School.
Continuing Education, Exhibits and Highlights (courses unrelated to my specialties listed at the end)
-2021: "The Gazer, the Gazed & the Space in Between: Does Art Have a Gender?” Panelists Tasneem Zakaria Mehta, Managing Trustee & Director, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum Rekha Rodwittiya, Prominent Indian Artist, Feminist, Educator and Curator Saloni Doshi, Art Patron & Collector, Space118 Kishore Singh, DAG (moderator), DAG (Digital Art Series) as Part of the “Gaze in Indian Art Series, Webinar.
-2021: Ink Plumbs on the Stone Moat: Two Yuan Dynasty Paintings from the Chinese Imperial Collection, by Stephen D. Allee, Associate Curator for Chinese Painting and Calligraphy, First Lecture in the Series, Sneak Peek: New Research from the Freer and Sackler, The Smithsonian Institution's Asian Art Museum, Webinar.
-2020: Later Japanese Ceramics, by Daphne Rosenzweig, Ph.D., ISA CAPP, ISA Webinar.
-2020: Cobalt Blue: The Origins, Evolution and Legacy of Chinese Blue and White Porcelain, by Susan Lahey, M.A., ISA CAPP, ISA Webinar.
-2020: The History of Jade, by Lark Mason, AAA, AAA Webinar.
-2020: Appearances can be Deceiving: Identifying Black & White Photography, by Scott W. Hale ISA AM, ISA Webinar.
-2020: Norman Rockwell (1894 – 1978), Leading the way for Illustration Art in its Return to Fine Art in the Market, by Lisa J. Garcia, ISA CAPP. ISA Webinar.
-2020: Pennsylvania Dutch Fraktur, by Candace K. Perry, Curator of Collections of the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center, PA. ISA Webinar.
-2020: American Furniture 101, by Michael Logan, ISA CAPP, ISA Webinar.
-2019: Identifying Heroes in Asian Art, by Daphne Rosenzweig, Ph.D., ISA CAPP, ISA Webinar.
-2019: Appraising Pablo Picasso, by Tony Pernicone, ISA AM; ASA. ISA Webinar.
-2019: Appraising Antiquities Today: What You Need to Know, by Sue McGovern-Huffman, ISA AM. ISA Webinar.
-2019: Nihonto ~ How to Look at Japanese Swords, by Chris Dugan, ISA AM. ISA Webinar.
-2019: Chinese Export Silver, by Kirsten Smolensky, JD, ISA CAPP. ISA Webinar.
-2019: American Furniture101, Period Furniture, by Michael Logan, ISA CAPP. ISA Webinar.
-2018-2019: ISA, successfully completed the USPAP 7-Hour Re-qualification Course.
-2018: Appraising Chinese Jade Carvings, by Daphne Rosenzweig, Ph.D., ISA CAPP, ISA Webinar.
-2018: When it's not a masterpiece: evaluating comparables in the middle market, by Steve Roach, JD, ISA CAPP. ISA webinar.
-2018: “Northwest Design at Mid-Century.” Presented by David Martin, Curator, Cascadia Art Museum, Edmonds, Washington.
-2018: “Mid-Century Modern: Presidents And Regional Influences.” Lecture by Brian Crowley, Edmonds City Hall, Presented by Historic Seattle, Docomoco and the Cascadia Art Museum, Edmonds, Washington.
-2016-2017: Appraisers Association of America (AAA)/New York University (NYU), successfully completed the USPAP 7-Hour re-qualification course.
-2017: Coordinator, ISA Lewis and Clark Chapter Seminar, “Endangered Species, What Every Person Should Know: A presentation by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Agent Eric Marek and Washington State Fish and Wildlife Detective Lauren Wendt.
- 2017: “Unlocking the Value of Art Assets.” Presented by Madelaine D'Angelo, Arthena, New York, N.Y.
- 2017: “Abstractions in Wood,” Solo Exhibition by Alan New, Bainbridge Island Art Museum, Bainbridge Island, WA.
- 2017: “Weaving the Dream,” Solo Exhibition by Annette Fourbears, Bainbridge Island Art Museum, Bainbridge Island, WA.
-2016: “Hand Made In Camp: What We Couldn't Carry: An Exhibit of Items of Daily Necessity, Crafted by Incarcerated Japanese Americans During WWII.” White River Valley Museum, Auburn, WA.
-2016: “Double Realities: The Complex Lives of Ancient Khmer Statuary.” Presented by Prof. Ashely Thompson, University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies, “Inaugural Lecture Series at SOAS,” May 6, 2016, London, England. SOAS online archive.
-2014-2015: AAA/NYU, successfully completed the USPAP 7-Hour re-qualification course.
-2015: ASA, successfully completed the ASA Alaska Native Art: Artifacts to Contemporary Craft course webinar.
-2015: Private ISA tour of the Art Institute of Chicago, Asian Ceramic Collection.
-2015: Asian Art III, Asian Ceramics, Susan Lahey, M.A., ISA AM, ISA course, Naperville, IL.
-2015: Asian Art I Japanese Prints, Daphne Rosenzweig, Ph.D., ISA, CAPP, ISA course, Naperville, IL
-2015: “Supernatural Themes in Manju Netsuke from the Ashmolean Museum.” Presented by Joyce Seamn, Research Associate, Japanese Department, Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford. Asian Art in Brussels 2014, lecture series, Brussels, Belgium, webinar.
-2015: “Hokusai's - The Great Wave Off Kanagawa”, an episode of the BBC Documentary Series, The Private Life of a Masterpiece, originally broadcast on Saturday, April 26, 2008.
-2014: Good Better Best Appraiser Workshop, Jane Brennom, ISA CAPP and Todd Sigety, ISA CAPP, Appraiser Workshops, Alexandria, VA.
2013: Mysteries of the Osireion: Underwater Archeology in the Desert (Egypt), Jim Westerman, lead investigator, Joint Explorers Club and Adventures Club Event, Chicago, IL.
-2013: Antiques and Residential Contents course, Leon Castner, Ph.D., ISA CAPP; Michael Logan, ISA CAPP; Valerie Hale, ISA CAPP, ISA course, Naperville, IL.
-2013: Asian Art II, Asian Paintings and Screens, Daphne Rosenzweig, Ph.D., ISA, CAPP, ISA course, Naperville, IL. Covered Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and other Asian Screens.
-2013: Asian Art I Japanese Prints, Daphne Rosenzweig, Ph.D., ISA, CAPP, ISA course, Naperville, IL
-2013: Lecture 4A, Tang Dynasty Figure Painting. A Pure and Remote View: Visualizing Early Chinese Landscape Painting. A Lecture Series with James Cahill, online lecture series.
-2013: Lecture 3, Six Dynasties Painting and Pictorial Design. A Pure and Remote View: Visualizing Early Chinese Landscape Painting. A Lecture Series with James Cahill, online lecture series.
-2013: Lecture 2, Han Painting and Pictorial Designs. A Pure and Remote View: Visualizing Early Chinese Landscape Painting. A Lecture Series with James Cahill, online lecture series.
-2013: Lecture 1, Introduction and Pre-Han Pictorial Art. A Pure and Remote View: Visualizing Early Chinese Landscape Painting. A Lecture Series with James Cahill, Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley. Presented by the Institute of East Asian Studies University of California, Berkeley in association with the Tang Research Foundation and Chatterbox Films, online lecture series.
-2013: Home Furnishings and Accessories Currently Being Produced and Retailed – Where are They Coming From? What are They Made of? Etc., by Jeff Baker. ISA webinar (Retaken for review, Dec 11, 2020).
-2013: Together Again: Nuxalk Faces of the Sky, Native American Art, Seattle Art Museum, Members Art History Lecture Series, Seattle, WA.
-2012: Problems in Asian Art, ASA lecture, Robert Waterhouse, Salmagundi Art Club, New York, NY.
-2012: China's Terracotta Warriors, The First Emperor's Legacy, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN.
-2012: Appraising Outliers at the High-End of the Art Market: Four Rare Portraits by Gilbert Stuart What I Didn't Know I Didn't Know, Cindy Charleston Rosenberg, ISA webinar.
-2012: Chinese Jades: Values and Power, Susan Lahey, ISA webinar (Retaken for review Aug. 26, 2020).
-2012: Chinese Porcelain Mania, Part II, Export Porcelain, Susan Lahey, ISA webinar.
-2012: Chinese Porcelain Mania, Part I, Susan Lahey, ISA webinar (Retaken for review, Dec 11, 2020).
-2012: Rembrandt in America, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN.
-2012: Real Pirates, National Geographic Society and the Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
-2011: “Japanese 'Samurai' Swords,” private lessons from Jon Straub, NBTHK (Nihon Bijitsu Token Hoson Kyokai/The Society for the preservation of the Japan Art Sword), JSSUS (The Japanese Sword Society of the United States), Japanese Sword & Oriental Antiques, Co. Shakopee, MN.
-2011: “Journey Through the After Life, Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead,” British Museum, London, UK.
-2011: Diploma in Asian Art Program short course, “Early Empires of the Silk Road,” University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies, London, UK.
-2011: “Egypt Past and Present,” Zahi Hawass Lecture, National Geographic Society and the Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN.
-2011: “Tutankhamun, The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs,” National Geographic Society and the Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN.
-2010: “The World of Khubilai Khan: Chinese Art in the Yuan Dynasty,” Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY.
-2010: “The Art of the Native Americans, The Thaw Collection,” Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN.
-2010: Members Only Lecture, “Lucy's Legacy: The Quest for Human Origins,” Donald Johanson, The Explorers Club, New York, NY.
-2010: Explorers Club Annual Dinner Lecture, “Super Aviator and Orcasub Submersibles, the Exciting Future of Manned Undersea Exploration,” Dr. Alfred McLaren, USN Capt., Ret.
-2009: Art of Wizardry: The Conjured Realms of Sesson Shukei, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN.
-2001-2010: Multiple Asian Arts Curatorial Council member seminars, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN.
-2001: “Monet,” Minneapolis, Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN.
-1999: Invited guest, to consider doing a Ph.D. in Palaeontology, of Beijing University and the China University of Geosciences.
-1989: Guest at a private meeting with Dr. Stephan Hawking and Dr. Keith Olive, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota.
-1989: “Imaginary Time,” Dr. Stephan Hawking Lecture, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota.
-1989: “The Challenge in Particle Physics” and “Charged Dark Matter,” Dr. Sheldon L. Glashow, Nobel Laureate, 9th Abigail and John Van Vleck Lecture, Institute of Technology, University of Minnesota.
-1980's: Jane Goodall, Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN.
-1980's: Pablo Picasso, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN.
-1978: King Tutankhamun Exhibition, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA.
-1970's: Mary Leakey Seminar, Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN.
-1970's: Richard Leakey Seminar, Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN.
-Long term and continuing: International and National Museum exhibitions while traveling in China, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Korea, Mongolia, Singapore, Spain, Thailand and many U.S. cities.
-Long term and continuing: Fine art and Asian art exhibits, lectures, seminars and talks, Minneapolis.
-Institute of Arts, Seattle Art Museum and Seattle Asian Art Museum.
-Long term: varying exhibits, lectures, seminars and talks, Minnesota Science Museum.
Educational Course Highlights.
Art: Mentor in Asian Art and Antiques as well as general residential contents 2012-present, Lark Mason, Lark Mason & Associates, iGavel, Antiques Roadshow, Sothebys (1979-2003). Mentor/Senior Advisor 1987-2002, Malcolm Myers (1917-2002), University of Minnesota (winner of two Guggenheim Fellowships). Print Making, Intaglio: Studio Art 1510; Watercolor Painting: Studio Arts 3160; Print Making, Intaglio: Studio Arts 3510; Print Making, Lithography: Studio Arts 1520; Sculpture: Studio Arts 1301; Print Making, Lithography: Studio Arts 3520; Drawing I: Studio Arts 1101; Watercolor Painting: Studio Arts 5160X; Color Theory: Studio Arts 1404 (also T.A.ed 1 quarter of Color Theory); Photo Medium: Studio Arts 1701.
Art History: Ancient Art: Art History 3008; 19th Century Graphic Arts: Art History 3422; Roman Sculpture: Art History 5107.
Asian Studies: Mentor in Asian Art and Antiques 2012-present, Daphne Rosenzweig, Ph.D., ISA CAPP, Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL. Mentor/Chinese Master of Calligraphy, Donglong Wang (University of Minnesota). Diploma in Asian Art Program short course, “Early Empires of the Silk Road,” University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies, London, UK. Chinese Calligraphy: East Asian Studies 3001, U of MN; Chinese Poetry in English: Chinese Studies 3161, U of MN; Modern Japanese Literature in English: Japanese Studies 3164, U of MN.
Paleontology, Geology, Anthropology, etc: Mentor, Dr. Leo Laporte (University of California, Santa Cruz). Mentor, Dr. Robert Sloan ((University of Minnesota), who was also my Graduate School Advisor until his retirement). The Fossil Record: Earth Science, 119; Advanced Paleontology, Earth Sciences, 120; Human Origins: Anthropology 1101; Introduction to Paleontology: Geology 5151; Vertebrate Paleontology I: Geology 5154; Vertebrate Paleontology II: Geology 5155; Sedimentology: Geology 5261; Geochronology/Stratigraphy: Geology 5101; Electron Microprobe: Geology 5454; Comparative Animal Physiology: Ecology, Evolution and Behavior 5156; Structural Geology: Geology 5201; Evolution: Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, 5044.
Complete my Certified Appraiser of Personal Property (CAPP) designation with the ISA. Complete my Ph.D. A number of national expeditions and international expeditions in Asia and North America.
I have a very strong interest in the relationship between the oral traditional stories of the Mongol-Siberian and Native American Shamans. I have spent 4 months during each of the two winters (2011, 2012), and 2 months during the summer of 2007, conducting expeditions on the Mongolian steppe, and researching this topic in Mongolia and the United States. In the Winter of 2012, I was awarded an Explorers Club Flag Award by the Flag and Honors Committee of The Explorers Club for leading my two expeditions into remote locations in Mongolia to observe and participate in traditional Shaman ceremonies, and for documenting the oral traditional stories of the Mongol-Siberian Shamans for four months from January through May. During my three trips to, and five expeditions in Mongolia, I traveled approximately 14,000+ km (more than 9,000 miles), 90+% off-road, to important historic, ceremonial and archaeological sites across the steppe.
I have a deep interest in astrophysics, cosmology and space-time. I am very interested in increasing my skills through increasingly challenging education for my appraisal business. I am also interested in the invention process and the mental skills and insight involved in creation and jumps in scientific thinking and visualization.
Additional Continuing Education, Exhibits and Highlights, less related to my specialties
-2020: Don't Drink and Appraise, An Introduction To Appraising Wine, by Thomas Gallagher, MBA, ISA, ISA Webinar.
-2020: Collecting the Presidents, Especially Lincoln, by Joseph Garrera, M.S., Executive Director of the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, Allen Town, PA. ISA Webinar.
-2020: Luxury Watches: From Utilitarian To The Phenomenal, by Darlene Wong, ISA CAPP, ISA Webinar.
-2020:The Fundamentals of Watch Appraising, by Joe J.C. Cohen FNAWCC, ISA Webinar.
-2020: Overview of Book Appraising and Books, by Nicole Richards, ISA CAPP, Lewis and Clark Chapter of the ISA Presentation.
-2020: Books for the Generalist, by Robert A. Hittle, ASA, ISA AM, ISA Webinar.
-2020: Collector Cars: Appraising, The Market and Trends, by Christopher Sanger, AAA, Durant Enterprises. AAA Webinar, originally presented at the National Arts Club, New York City, N.Y.
-2020: Hello Dolly, ISA Intro to Dolls, by Rachel Hoffman, ISA AM, ISA Webinar.
National and International Service Area and Clientele
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- Art - Asian
- Ceramics - Asian
- Furniture - Asian
- Paintings - Asian
- Sculpture - Asian
- Equitable Distribution
- Estate Evaluations
- Estate Probate
- Investment Evaluations
- Non-Cash Charitable Donations
- Tax Deductible Gifts
Performs Appraisals Of
- Art - American
- Art - Asian
- Art - European
- Art - Greco-Roman
- Art - Middle Eastern
- Art - Russian
- Art Deco & Art Nouveau
- Artifacts & Archeological Items
- Carpets & Rugs - Oriental
- Ceramics - Asian
- Ceramics - Middle Eastern
- Furniture - Asian
- Natural Resources - Ivory
- Netsuke Inro & Ojime
- Paintings - Asian
- Photography & Photographs
- Prints - Japanese
- Sculpture - Asian
- Silver - Asian
- Textiles - Asian