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E. LINDA PORAS , Appraiser
FINE ART APPRAISALS & SERVICES
Member: Appraisers Association of America
CREDENTIALS (CV) e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please call me for a price quote: New England, 508.577.7377 New York, 877.278.9778
Miami to Palm Beach, 786.581.7260
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2013 : (2011 Ms. Poras was quoted in The Harvard Crimson)
I have consulted with Linda Poras on art appraisal and market issues as both Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, and now as Executive Director of the Fitchburg Art Museum. When I have questions about valuation, I turn to Linda first. Her work is consistently thorough, professional, and prompt. Linda is a joy to work with, and I frequently recommend her to museum patrons, art collectors, and colleagues.
Nick Capasso, Director, Fitchburg Art Museum Fitchburg, MA
Linda Poras diligently completed a thorough appraisal for me. She was always available for questions, took great care in my home, and promptly presented me with meaningful information. Ellen Bitton, CEO, President, Park Avenue Mortgage Group, New York and Palm Beach
Thanks so much for your beautiful and comprehensive estate appraisal of the Dillon art collection. It looks great! The difference between your appraisal and our first one is night and day; I am so glad that I found
you. Google search! You have been thoroughly professional to deal with and even delivered the appraisal two weeks ahead of schedule!
Kent C. Dillon, South Dennis, MA
Opinion of value to sell art: Recently I was faced with a dilemma until I visited E. Linda
Poras website. My problem of art valuation was handled by a true professional at a reasonable rate. Linda guided me through the process and gave me
all the comparable sales records that I needed. She is easy to communicate with, knowledgeable, professional, and trustworthy; I am very pleased with her work.
Hal Groat, Farmington, MI
Thank you again for the masterful work; I had no idea how comprehensive and
beautiful the final document would look. It floored me! Your work is absolutely
incredible and meticulous as you must have put your heart and soul into the
project. Thank you for sharing the jpegs with me -- the details are impressive.
Am I glad that you made the home visit!
S.T., Art collector, Boston, MA
"I recently received an appraisal report from E. Linda Poras, Fine Art Appraiser. It was the most comprehensive and well organized report I have ever had the opportunity to review. With fine attention to detail, this appraisal was very well written, methodically structured and was most impressive."
Michael H. Lally, Executive Director ~ Whistler House Museum of Art
"Linda is an exceptionally well-qualified fine art appraiser. She knows the
art and artist community in the Northeast especially in depth, but is
knowledgeable about contemporary art in all media. Her contacts at the major art
museums and auction houses are extensive. Moreover, she is well liked and her
excellent interpersonal skills guarantee her access to research opportunities,
data, and individuals in the field who would not ordinarily be available to many
Paul Master-Karnik Director, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park
"Ms. Poras did a thorough job in both the research and assessment of my
paintings. Her finished reports are detailed and beautifully presented. I
am happy to recommend her name to anyone looking for a knowledgeable person who
can both teach and enjoy the art that she handles."
H. Taylor, Franconia, NH
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"In 2005, after my father died, I had the task of finding someone to do an appraisal of his artwork for the estate. In my mind, this was by far the most important part of the estate. Having known and worked with Linda for many years, as colleagues in the art and museum world, I had no question as to who I would call upon. Linda handled this extremely complex project (my father’s long and prolific career spanned sixty-five years) with professionalism, sensitivity and passion, essential qualities when doing an estate appraisal, in particular. My father would be very pleased with the final result, as indeed we are." A.G.O., Massachusetts
"When I began downsizing my home, I enlisted the
services of Linda Poras. Her assistance in identifying and contacting museums
to donate my films and artwork to has been invaluable. Putting my wishes in her
capable hands has taken a huge burden off me. Having a qualified art appraiser
who can walk me through this process, and who is very knowledgeable about
museums and IRS requirements, has taken the stress out of an otherwise
daunting process. "
David Sutherland, documentary filmmaker
"Tireless, she never ceases to study and achieve
depth of knowledge in collection areas that are of interest to her clients. As a
curator Linda's exhibitions, publications, and installations have been singled
out for praise by the Boston and New York media. She has quite a following among
collectors, dealers, and curators of 20th century and contemporary art. Linda
has highly developed skills as an appraiser, connoisseur and curator, and has
gathered an extensive network of art world leaders as her friends and
associates. Her own background as an artist has given her tremendous insight
into artistic issues and trends."
Linda M. Steigleder, Director & CEO, Hill-Stead Museum
“We found Linda to possess a strong knowledge base of both contemporary and modern art. Her appraisal of our collection was highly professional and instructive and was completed in a timely manner. Bill Ravanesi, photographer
"Linda Poras is deeply knowledgeable about art and the art community, able to draw the kind of connections that make her a truly outstanding appraiser. She is attentive to all the pertinent detail, but goes one step beyond with well written and informative appraisals that serve to illuminate the art itself. I am furthermore impressed by her ability to work with everyone from artists, to collectors, to museum professionals. She is warm and approachable, willing to educate and make clear her ideas about the history of art, as well as the contemporary art scene. Working with her is a joy. I can not recommend her more highly." Katherine French , Executive Director, Danforth Museum of Art
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