Gleason Fine Art is pleased to announce that Dennis Gleason has been admitted as a Certified Appraiser to The Appraisers Association of America in the area of 19th and 20th century American paintings. At this time, he is the only such-qualified appraiser in Maine. Established in 1949, the AAA is the premier national association of personal property appraisers specializing in the fine and decorative arts. Members serve public and private collectors alike to deliver independent, ethical, and objective valuations for insurance, estate tax, charitable donation, equitable distribution, and liquidation purposes.
Admission requires successful completion of a 15-hour course on the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), a course in Theory and Methodology of Appraising (both through New York University) as well as preparing sample appraisals for estate, donation, and insurance purposes and completing an all-day examination at the offices of the AAA in New York City.
Marty and Dennis Gleason established Gleason Fine Art in 1985, and in 1990 Dennis began doing appraisals as a member of the New England Society of Appraisers. Since that time, Dennis has done donation appraisals for gifts to the Portland Museum of Art, Farnsworth Museum, Monhegan Museum, and elsewhere. He has also done appraisals for artists’ estates, personal estates, and numerous retail replacement value appraisals for private collections.