Why are you asking for an appraisal? We provide appraisals for re-sale, insurance, donation, division of assets and estate purposes.
The cost and time spent depends on the amount of research needed. Written appraisal reports start at $250. Verbal appraisals are free.
Market value appraisals for clients looking to sell artworks they have inherited or have purchased
Insurance appraisals for private collections valued between $5000 – $5 million
Insurance appraisals for public gallery collections
Estate appraisals to determine Fair Market Value for probate / division of personal property
CCPERB donation appraisals for major Canadian public art galleries and museums
*All appraisal reports are written to USPAP standards
Michael Gibson has 30 years of experience writing professional fine art appraisals for re-sale, insurance, estate planning or donation purposes. The gallery is a member in good standing of the Art Dealers Association of Canada (ADAC) and has extensive experience in appraising Canadian and International contemporary and historical art. Associate Director, Jennie Kraehling, is a professionally trained appraiser and a member of the International Society of Appraisers (ISA). All appraisal reports are well researched, conform with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and accurately reflect current market trends.
Michael Gibson is President of the Michael Gibson Gallery. Upon completion of his BBA at Bishop’s University, Gibson opened a gallery in downtown London in 1984. A Past President of the Art Dealers Association of Canada, Gibson served on the Board of Directors for nine years. He has participated in over 35 international art fairs, has sat on many art juries, and frequently gives talks about collecting art. Michael has built a successful business in London, ON by focusing on representing the leading artists in Canada. The gallery also represents several prominent artists estates.
Jennie Kraehling, ISA, is the Associate Director of the Michael Gibson Gallery. She has worked at the gallery since 2001 and has an honours Art History / English degree from Queen’s University. Since 2009, she has been a member of the International Society of Appraisers. She is also up-to-date with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), the congressionally recognized set of appraisal standards promulgated by The Appraisal Foundation.