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I just want to thank you for your help on the Dali I was recently appraising as well as on other pieces over the years.

As professional appraisers and colleagues, we need to know where to go for the right information. The generosity with your time and expertise are very much appreciated.

Fred Winer
President, International Society of Appraisers

September 16, 2008


Education and Designations

  • Accredited Appraiser

  • BA Degree-University of Miami

  • Tulane University

  • Certification in Limited Edition Prints, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana*

  • Art History Classes & Print Making, University of Miami

Professional Affiliations 

  • International Society of Appraisers

  • Member, Past-Treasurer, ISA - South Florida Chapter

  • Board Member Coral Springs Museum of Art

  • Honorary Board Member Sundari Foundation

Professional Experience

  • International Authority – Salvador Dali Graphics Examined and or appraised over 10,000 prints

  • Specialist - Miro, Picasso and all graphics

  • Fine Art Appraiser for Princess Cruise Lines, NCL, Cunard, Crystal, Oceania and others ( Over 30,000 appraisals since 2001 )

  • Appraised the Estate of Albert Field (Archivist for Salvador Dali Prints and author of “The Official Catalog of the Graphic Works of Salvador Dali”) donated to the Salvador Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida

  • Expert Witness Testimony

  • Co-founder and collaborator of the Salvador Dali Newsletter

  • Lecturer and Author on Limited Edition Prints

*Earned through formal courses and testing


Education and Designations

  • BA Degree-Pennsylvania State University

  • J.D. University of Miami Law School


Professional Affiliations 

  • Founding member Funding Arts of Broward County

  • Honorary Board Member Sundari Foundation

  • Member, Florida Bar Association

  • Admitted to practice law in Florida State Court, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida and United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

  • Director, Florida Association of Women Lawyers

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Counsel to the 11th Circuit Court

  • Represented clients in state, federal and appellate courts in criminal and civil proceedings, including cases involving art theft, fraud and related matters

  • Partner in the law firm of Ticktin, Rodriguez and Bengis, P.A.



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