Suzanne Alessi, ISA AM, Fine Art



Suzanne Alessi
ISA member since Apr 05, 2005

(240) 346-6101 (Office)

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Suzanne Alessi, ISA AM
Washington, D.C. & Houston, Texas
Tel. 240-346-6101 
International Society of Appraisers 
Accredited Member designation  

Accreditation / Certification
2005- Present  International Society of Appraisers, ISA AM, Accredited Member designation 

Professional Experience
2005- Present, Alessi Fine Art Appraisals, Waldorf MD, Personal Property Appraiser

2000- Present, Zenith Gallery, Inc, Washington D.C., Consultant and Appraiser


2019 Association for Research into Crimes Against Art (ARCA) & the Holocaust Art Restitution Project (HARP) Provenance and the Challenges of Recovering Looted  Assets, Amelia, Italy

2018 American Appraisal Association, New York, NY 7HR Personal Property Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Requalification, Webinar

2016 ISA & The Appraisal Foundation 2016-2017 7HR Personal Property USPAP Requalification, Webinar

2014 Appraisers and the IRS, AAA Conducted Seminar, New York, NY

2013 Foundation for Appraisal Education, Quinn's Auction Galleries, Falls Church, VA, Annual Seminar

2012 Northern Illinois University, Naperville, IL, ISA Conducted Requalification Course

2011 New York University, New York, NY Art Law: Current Legal Issues for Appraisers, Attorneys, & Collectors

2011 New York University, New York, NY, Requalification Testing, Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice USPAP examination

2002 George Washington University, Washington, DC, American Society of Appraisers conducted Appraisal Studies Certificate Program:

         PP/GJ 201: Introduction to Personal Property Valuation - General Valuation Theory & Principles

         PP/GJ202: Personal Property Valuation Methodology - Research and Analysis

         PP/GJ203: Personal Property Valuation - Report Writing

         PP/GJ 204 - Personal Property Valuation - The Legal and Commercial Environment

         Successful Completion 15 hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice examination.

1998 University of Maryland, College Park, MD, Graduate course work under the professorship of Arthur Wheelock, Curator Northern Baroque, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

1989 George Mason University, Fairfax VA B.A. Art History

Areas of special knowledge and experience 

American 19th and 20th century painting, including Post War and Contemporary American, European 19th century, French and American Impressionism, Modernism, Abstract Expressionism and 20th century African-American art.


Suzanne Alessi is qualified to conduct appraisals for: Insurance Claims and Scheduling; IRS Taxable Gift Donations exceeding $5000; Estate Settlements; Equitable Distribution and Division of Property; and Estate Planning and Asset Assessment.   

She received a B.A. in Art History in 1989, and completed an American Society of Appraisers Appraisal Studies Certificate program at George Washington University in 2002. She has been a member of International Society of Appraisers (ISA) since 2005, and continually updates her education to maintain an accredited status. 


Ms. Alessi has over fifteen years professional experience working in one of Washington’s premier art galleries as consultant and art advisor. Her professional experience in both appraising and gallery management has given her a working knowledge of retail gallery markets and current art market trends.

Ms. Alessi has appraised numerous large corporate and private art collections involving over 100 artworks each and representing multiple artists, and has written over 1000 narrative appraisal reports. Narrative reports are a synthesis of all relevant research employed in order to arrive at value estimates. She establishes a relationship between the subject property and the artist’s overall reputation in order to understand art historical relevance of the subject properties being appraised.

She has conducted extensive library research and refers to artists’ catalog raisonné and exhibit catalogs, when available, to identify obscure works of art. She is familiar with and regularly utilizes the National Gallery Library and the Library of Congress to obtain obscure or reclusive material specific to appraisal assignments.

Ms. Alessi collaborates with other professional associates, including those at universities, museums, fine art galleries, and in the field of art conservation. Her appraisals are thoroughly researched, comprehensive and prepared in conformity, and is subject to the current version of the International Society of Appraisers’ Appraisal Report Writing Standard and to the ISA Code of Ethics. Her analyses, opinions, and conclusions are developed and prepared in conformity with The Appraisal Foundation’s Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).


  • Art - 20th Century
  • Paintings - Contemporary American
  • Paintings - Impressionist & Modern
  • Prints - 20th Century Limited Edition