Art Appraisal Expert with Insurance Claims Experience

Case Description:

An art appraisal expert with insurance claims experience was needed for insurance litigation involving hurricane damages. The plaintiff suffered hurricane damage resulting in water intrusion and mold damage. As a result, the plaintiff sought reimbursement from his insurance company for water damage and mold damage to several original works of art by prominent artists of the Impressionist and other schools. The insurance company disputed the valuation of the art included in the claims.

IMS ExpertServices was asked to locate a licensed art appraiser with experience evaluating water and mold damage for insurance claims. Our client sought an art appraisal expert with high end auction house or comparable credentials who was also familiar with the fraudulent art market in France.

Experts Presented:

  • Appraisal

    This art appraisal expert has experience with several international auction houses, including Sotheby’s and Christie’s. He is a trained art historian who has worked for major art museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He has authored some of the art appraisal standards that are widely used in the profession, including one specifically concerning water damage that’s used for insurance purposes. This appraiser has served as an expert witness in several high profile art cases, including disputes arising from insurance claims. IMS Reference #5026847

  • Fine Art

    This fine art expert has more than 30 years of experience as a licensed art appraiser. Her areas of expertise include IRS appraisals for estate and charitable gift tax purposes, equitable distribution in divorce settlements, and insurance appraisals. Her specialty is the settlement of damage and loss claims. She also teaches art appraisal topics, including damage and loss of value of fine and decorative art. This expert is certified in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice and has prepared numerous appraisals in connection with litigation relating to the value of works of art. IMS Reference #5029485

  • Valuation

    This valuation expert has over 35 years of experience in art appraisal and as an expert witness. He is a certified and accredited senior appraiser of personal property and fine arts who specializes in Impressionist and Modern paintings, prints, and drawings. This expert is certified by both the Appraisers Association of America, or AAA, and the American Society of Appraisers, or ASA. He has chaired committees for both organizations and been recognized by AAA and other organizations for his valuation work. IMS Reference #4998722

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