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Appraisals

APPRAISAL OVERVIEW

   Banks Fine Art offers extensive appraisal services for insurance purposes (including establishing insurance and/or damage claims), estate planning, charitable donation, tax purposes, or divorce settlements. 

   The official appraisal is an extensive documentation of your piece of art.  It includes a comprehensive analysis of the artist, including historical background and market valuation, in order to determine a true value.  This appraisal will be accepted by official agencies and is necessary for insurance or tax purposes.  All appraisals are confidential and prepared in strict adherence to ethical standards set forth by the International Society of Appraisers (ISA) and the Appraiser’s Association of America (AAA). They are also compliant with the United Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). In addition to appraising your work of art, Banks Fine Art offers consultations on valuation and conservation and consignment services. We also can provide expert witness testimony. Pricing is available upon request.

   Robert H. Banks has been dealing in American & European paintings since 1980 as owner of Banks Fine Art and has been appraising artwork for over twenty years. He is a certified member of the Appraisers Association of America, the highest designation of appraisal expertise. In 2006 his fellow appraisers elected him as a member of the National Board of Directors.  Before serving on the National Board, Mr. Banks served as the Southwest Regional Representative from 1996 to 2006.   In addition, he is a member of the North Texas Chapter of the International Society of Appraisers. He specializes in 19th century, 20th century, and modern American and European art, 20th century and modern prints, and modern sculpture Mr. Banks is also a licensed auctioneer and has actively conducted auctions since 1986. 

   In conjunction with his work as an appraiser, Robert H. Banks has written a guidebook titled How to Buy Art Wisely and lectures extensively on purchasing art, the intricacies of the art market, and the different mediums available.  He has spoken several times at the National Conference for the AAA, and was a guest lecturer at Marion Westbrook’s class on antique paintings and furniture in Dallas.  Mr. Banks is listed in Who’s Who in American Art, a collection of biographies for influential members of the visual art community.  Additionally, he has appraised for Public Television’s Antiques Roadshow and appeared on A&E’s Storage Wars, and Good Morning Texas