Claudia W. Hess, MBA, AAA Certified

Art historian, curator, educator, former gallery owner and art collector for over 30 years.  She knows what it is like to buy, sell and value art!  Claudia is a veteran of countless Blue Chip Art Fairs, working with Worthington Gallery to offer the finest works to museum curators, renowned collectors, and celebrities.


She owned Worthington Gallery West specializing in fine art and craft.  

She is also active in promoting arts philanthropy through her own  charitable activities. She also actively encourages and educates others on strategies for arts philanthropy and art succession planning.  Her robust business and art history knowledge informs her professional and well researched Appraisal work. 

She is a certified member of AAA, Appraisers Association of America.

A "Certified"  appraiser:

• has met all of the accreditation AND certification requirements of the Appraisers Association

      of America 

• has passed the certification examination

• has submitted Appraisal Reports for review

• has documented logs for appraisal hours

• maintains continuing education requirements

• has documented professional development hours

Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal practice (USPAP) compliant through February 2021. She is qualified to do IRS appraisals.

Hess Art Advisory has valued works, among many others, by artists such as: Franz Ackerman, Mark Bradford, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Salvador Dalí, Tracey Emin, Ann Hamilton, Jennifer Heffernan, William Kentridge, Käthe Kolllwitz, Wassily Kandinsky, Marilyn Minter, Joan Miró, Yoshitomo Nara, Chris Ofili, Grayson Perry, Pablo Picasso, Niki de Saint Phalle, and many more. 

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