Aline Mayer received her MFA in New Genres at the San Francisco Art Institute in 1991. In 2009 she graduated from the UC Irvine Program in Appraisal Studies. She joined forces with Michelene Stankus Art Advisory and Appraisal Services in 2011 and worked in the Bay Area undertaking Project Reports appraising the works of such artists as Wayne Thiebaud, Robert Bechtle, Richard Diebenkorn, Sol LeWitt, Mark Bradford, and David Hammons and the photography of Ruth Bernhard, Paul Strand, Jay DeFeo, Diane Arbus, the estate of Pirkle Jones, among others.
She founded Aline Mayer and Associates shortly after moving to Los Angeles in 2013 and has been working steadily in the Fine Art Appraisal business providing a wide range of services for collectors, dealers, curators, attorneys and galleries ever since.
Gary Brewerhas worked in the field of art for over 30 years. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of 20th and 21st Century Art, and has worked as a curator and consultant for both museums and galleries. Gary has also worked as a conservator, cleaning and repairing paintings, as well as installing exhibits, crating and shipping; his deep knowledge of materials, techniques and handling are uniquely useful in the field of Fine Art Appraisal. His involvement with the art world in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles has given his a long and deep relationship with many important artists, writers, gallery owners and museum directors. Gary has also owned and run Cyrus Productions, a legal video production company for the last 20 years and has cultivated many relationships with attorneys and law firms in all branches of the legal field.
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