Gibson Art Appraisals

The Michael Gibson Gallery, established 1984, is experienced in writing professional fine-art appraisals for insurance, estate planning or donation purposes.  The gallery is a member in good standing of the Art Dealers Association of Canada (ADAC) and has extensive experience in appraising contemporary and historical International and Canadian art.

Associate Director, Jennie Kraehling, is a professionally trained appraiser and a member of the International Society of Appraisers (ISA).  All appraisal reports are well researched, conform with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and accurately reflect current market trends.

We welcome inquiries regarding our appraisal services and respectfully keep all information private and confidential.  Before you call…please help us and locate the artist’s name, size and date on each work of art that you are inquiring about.

About Us

Michael Gibson
is President and Director of the Michael Gibson Gallery.  Upon completion of his BBA at Bishop’s University, Gibson opened a gallery in downtown London in 1984.  Michael Gibson is currently Past President of the Art Dealers Association of Canada where he has served on the Board of Directors for nine years.

In 1997 the gallery moved to its current location and won the Design Exchange Silver Medal for Renovations under $100k for that year.  In 2006 Michael purchased the building from a London family who had owned it since 1923.  Recently The Woodman Room was developed in the lower level of the gallery.  The gallery has exhibited in over 25 international art fairs over the past 10 years.

Jennie Kraehling, ISA is the associate director of the Michael Gibson Gallery. She has worked at the gallery since 2001 and has an honours Art History / English degree from Queen’s University. In October 2009 she became a member of the International Society of Appraisers by completing the Core Course in Appraisal Studies. She also has successfully completed the 15-hour course and exam on the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), the congressionally-recognized set of appraisal standards promulgated by The Appraisal Foundation.

The International Society of Appraisers (ISA) was formed in 1979 and focuses on enhancing the professionalism of personal property appraisers. ISA is a leader in standardizing appraisal principles, theory, methodology, and report-writing standards directed specifically to the appraisal of personal property.

We prepare professional appraisals for:

*insurance coverage
*damage or loss claims
*current market value
*cultural property donations or charitable donations
*estate planning and probate
*equitable division of assets (including divorce)

Clients Include:

*insurance companies and adjusters
*estate and tax lawyers
*public galleries
*registered charities
*private individuals and collectors


The cost of an appraisal depends on the amount of time we spend on your project and the scope of the appraisal report.  We can provide you with a written or verbal estimate of the appraisal once we ascertain the details and intended use of the appraisal required.