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Bernard Ewell, AOA


A Senior Appraiser of Fine Art – Tested and Accredited by the American Society of Appraisers
Re-accredited 1991, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2009
Tested and Certified in The Appraisal Foundation’s Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), renewed 2009

Career Chronology

Bachelor of Arts – Ohio University

Master of Arts – University of Cincinnati

1968 – 1970
PhD Studies – University of Florida; University of London; University of Ghana, West Africa.

1972 – 1979
Proprietor, George Nix Gallery, Colorado Springs.

Initiated professional art appraisal services.

1979 – present
President, Bernard Ewell Art Appraisals.

1982 – 1985
Certified Member of the American Society of Appraisers.

1983 – present
IRS Qualified Appraiser list.

1985 – 2013
Senior Member of American Society of Appraisers with “ASA” professional designation in Fine Art.

1987 – 1988
President of ASA, Denver Chapter

1997 – 2003
Instructor, American Society of Appraisers’ college level
Principals of Valuation courses at George Washington University, University of Missouri, Rhode Island School of Design, University of California at Irvine and in San Francisco, Chicago, and Los Angeles.

Principals of Valuation course developer, (PP 204)

2000 – present

Developer and Presenter of Seminars in Practice Management and Litigation Support

President of ASA, New Mexico Chapter

2001 – 2007
Analytical columnist, ARTtalk Magazine

2003 – present
Developer and Presenter “Connoisseurship for Collectors” and “Surviving and Thriving As An Expert Witness” seminars Purchase / restoration of historic S.F. compound – sold 2011

2005 – present
Lectures at various museums

2007 – present

Writing Artful Dodgers and bernardewellartpro@blogspot.com

In-Service Training

Field study in West Africa.
ASA Personal Property Seminars: London, Chicago, New York, Santa Fe, Las Vegas, Taos, San Diego and Hollywood.
National Forensic Center Expert Witness Seminar in Palm Springs, CA.
Conferences and meetings with art professionals in four cities in China.
ASA Instructor Training Course, Houston, Texas.
The Appraisal Foundation USPAP courses, Albuquerque, Denver, Tampa and San Francisco.
ASA Seminar “Legal Environment of Appraisal”
CLE “Visual Arts & the Law” 2003 (speaker), 2004, 2005

Guest Lecturer

Over 150 lectures sponsored by museums, galleries, institutions, professional associations and civic groups. Among them:

National Gallery, Beijing, China; The Salvador Dali Museum; Albuquerque Museum; Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe; National Association of Dealers in Antiques; American Society of Appraisers; C.M. Russell Museum; A.R. Mitchell Museum; American Quilters Society; Colorado College; Museum of Western Art; DuMouchelle Auction House, College of Santa Fe; Art Centers in Durango, Grand Junction, Trinidad, Aspen and Parker, Colorado; several cities in New Mexico; Seattle; and Fort Lauderdale and Naples, Florida and for the Associations of Museums in New Mexico, Colorado and Wyoming; College of Santa Fe, Coors National Western Art Exhibition and Sale; Prix de West lecture at National Cowboy and Western Heritage Center, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Las Cruces Museum; Biblioteca Nationale, San Miguel de Alliende, Mexico and numerous art galleries.

Expert Witness

Qualified by Federal and state District Courts and US Tax Court. Clients have included:

Federal Trade Commission; Internal Revenue Service; US Postal Inspection Service; US Justice Department; Federal Bureau of Investigation; US Navy, US Air Force; Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; Resolution Trust Corporation; States of Wisconsin, Illinois, New Mexico; Government of Canada; Private clients in Texas, Florida, Colorado, California, Minnesota, Arizona and Michigan.


The Taos Artists: A Historical Narrative and Biographical Dictionary, (Publisher);
Absence of Ethics: Fraud and Foolishness in The Art Market, (Unpublished);
Personal Property Appraisal Handbook, ASA (Contributor);
The Appraisal of Personal Property, ASA
Personal Property Journal, ASA (Frequent contributor)
Author of over eighty published magazine articles.
Monthly analytical columnist, ART-TALK Magazine
Monthly columnist for three other art magazines.
Author Artful Dodgers:Fraud and Foolishness in the Art Market.
Writing Persistence of Enigma: The Salvador Dali Market.

Guest Curator

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs; Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center; Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum; Durango, Colorado Art Center; Sangre de Cristo Art Center Consultant – CBS NEWS 60 MINUTES; Consultant – Money Magazine, Robb Report and ArtNews, Paris Match, Der Spiegel; Consultant – C.M. Russell Auction Association.

Board Memberships and Offices

Pikes Peak Arts Council (President 1974 – 75); Colorado Council On The Arts; Denver Chapter, American Society of Appraiser (President 1987-88); Art Commission of the Pikes Peak Region (Chairman 1992-93); Southwest Art History Association; Business of Art Center; Da Vinci String Quartet, New Mexico Chapter, ASA (President 2001-2002); National New Deal Art Preservation Association; SWAIA Indian Market.

Foreign Art-Related Travel

Italy, Greece, Germany, Netherlands, Great Britain, Belgium, India, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Ghana, Togo, Dahomey, Nigeria, Switzerland, France, Ivory Coast, Iran, Lebanon, Scotland, Austria, Canada, Mexico, Japan, People’s Republic of China, Belize, Guatemala, Spain, Thailand, Cambodia, Dubai, Brazil.

Advisor to:

Colleagues, museum administrators and board members, private collectors, art dealers, foundations, school districts, publications, art galleries, universities, bank trust departments, private clubs, estate planners, CPAs, attorneys, corporations, law-enforcement agencies, National Park Service and many others.