International Salvador Dali Expert and the Dean of Fine Art Appraisers

Services we Perform

Professional Services


Bernard Ewell Art Appraisals, LLC is a complete fine art appraisal service with more than 48 years of experience. Bernard Ewell, was a Senior Appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers for more than 30 years. Most notably Bernard Ewell is considered to be the Internationally Recognized Authority on Salvador Dali. From our home base in Santa Fe, New Mexico, we have developed an extensive international practice. We are recognized as experts in a wide range of fine art styles and periods. What this means for you is that we are the most appropriate place for you to start when you have needs or questions related to art. We are always happy to discuss with you what you have or are considering buying, what you need and how we can meet that need. There’s never an obligation to you until we have agreed on an assignment. Not only that, but we will always tell you in advance what the entire fee will be. Our philosophy is pretty simple, really. We know more about appraising and authenticating art than almost anyone else and it’s our pleasure to be generous with information, treat people well and always do the very best job possible. That’s the secret to building a reputation such as ours. Of the many types of art that we appraise, authenticate, and write, testify, and teach about, we are most widely recognized as the fully independent and most experienced authenticators and appraisers of the art of Salvador Dali (Spanish 1904-1989). Look through this website and you’ll almost certainly find what we can do for you. If not, give us a call at 1-800-884-3254.


This is the way we help most people. We’re very good at it. For forty years we have been providing the highest quality professional appraisal services to individuals, institutions, governments, law enforcement and regulatory agencies in many countries. We address needs such as insuring art, selling art, buying art, donating art, valuation of assets, estate distribution and dissolution of marriage. We also help owners with all of the information they need to just make


Bernard proudly states, “Having examined more artworks attributed to Salvador Dali than anyone else, I am the most credible source of Opinions of Authenticity for his works. I’m recognized as the international authority.” We also accept many assignments to research and prepare opinions for the art of many other artists. We have forty years of developing expertise in the examination, research and evaluation of art of all types. Give us a call and we’ll make recommendations to meet your needs.

Remember, in authentication, the reputation of the expert is everything.

Litigation Support

With extensive experience as an expert witness in federal, state and tax courts and as an art detective for numerous federal law enforcement and regulatory agency, I practice both the art and the science of litigation support. I have taught seminars on the topic and trained many colleagues in testimony techniques. Give me a call and let’s talk about your case. This is a challenge I always love to take on.

Many stories about my adventures in court are told in my book Artful Dodgers: Fraud and Foolishness in the Art Market.

Lectures and Seminars

How many people do you know who can say they were a guest lecturer at the National Gallery in Beijing, China? That was fun, but only one of about fifty venues where I’ve spoken.

I enjoy connecting with and entertaining audiences with new information and perspectives on the art market. Do you want your club, museum membership or group to hear how the art market really works or how to buy art or amazing stories about art fraud and the characters who are better than those in novels? Let’s design a talk for you.

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  • Pictures of artwork
  • Copies of documents
  • Step 2

  • We make recommendations for our examination of artwork
  • Give a fee bid
  • Provide instructions for making it happen.
  • Step 3

    Payment of Fee

    Step 4

    Telephone consultation or preparation of written Professional Opinion of Value.

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