Appraisal Services

Our Art Appraisal Services:

Anderson Art & Appraisals specializes in appraising American paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures. We assemble appraisals for insurance purposes, resale value, estate tax, and charitable donation. Our qualified art appraisers also have expertise in appraising California art.

Our fine art appraisals outline an appraised value depending on the purpose of your appraisal (estate tax, consumer resale, charitable contribution, etc.) The valuation will include an analysis of the artwork’s value based on current market comparables, condition, artist demand, and other pertinent information. We can also provide suggestions as to where you may sell your artworks.

*If our appraiser is not familiar with a given artist, we will refer you to the appropriate scholar or expert. Appraisers are not authenticators.

Why Get an Art Appraisal?

It is important to know the value of your artworks for the purpose of resale value, insurance, tax, estate planning, or donation. A professional art appraiser helps assess your personal property - so you can make informed financial decisions. They provide a written evaluation of your art pieces so you can document and protect your valuables. Insurance agencies, bankers, lawyers, estate managers, federal and state tax agencies all depend upon the knowledge of a qualified art appraiser.

If you own any original works of art (paintings, drawings, prints, etc.) by a professional artist – you should have an art appraisal done every 2-4 years. Also, if you are looking to sell your art, an appraisal can provide you with an accurate idea of what price to ask from a gallery or collector.

What Will the Art Appraisal Consist Of?

You will receive a formal, typewritten, signed report that provides a clear valuation of your artwork. A proper appraisal consists of a complete analysis of your artwork's condition, provenance, artist background, and market value.

What Qualifies an Art Appraiser?

A qualified art appraiser has formal education, training, and expertise in the art market. They often have a degree in art history, connoisseurship, theory, and/or ethics and procedures of art appraising.

An art appraiser should have a specialty in your type of personal property (20th century paintings, prints, etc.). Obtaining a copy of the prospective appraisers resume and/or references is suggested. They should be a member of an association of appraisers that regulates ethics and principles of appraising. Art appraisers should be tested under the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), the Congressionally-recognized set of appraisal standards promulgated by The Appraisal Foundation.

If you would like to get your art appraised, please contact us with the following information:

Artist name





Signature placement


A photograph of the artwork


Fees are based on an hourly rate, which is not determined based on the appraised value. A discount is offered on multiple artworks.

References available upon request.