Yes, We Appraise Original Art

Our experience makes us the clear choice for art market evaluations. Connect with us for a written appraisal quote or a complimentary verbal opinion of value.

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Art Appraisals

Michael Gibson and Associate Director, Jennie Kraehling, have 40 years of combined experience in the appraisal business. We have appraised some of the nation’s finest artworks for private collectors, public museums and institutions.

Our specialized areas of appraisal expertise include:
  • Market value appraisals for artwork that has been inherited or purchased
  • Insurance appraisals for private and public gallery collections
  • Estate appraisals to determine fair market value for probate
  • Market value appraisals for the equitable division of personal property
  • CCPERB appraisals for major Canadian public art galleries and museums

All appraisal reports are written to USPAP standards. The cost of an appraisal depends on the amount of research needed and scope of each appraisal report.

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Auction Purchases

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Collection Management

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Estate Planning

Estate Planning & Collection Consultation

In addition to assisting collectors in the acquisition, appraisal and de-accession of their artwork, Michael Gibson Gallery also provides advisory support for distinguished collections. We offer guidance for both auction purchases and sales, help manage and curate collections, and advise with estate and succession planning. Our consultation services also provide for professional art-related solutions including artwork restoration, proper framing, installation and fine art shipping.

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Review Our Full List of Artists Who We Have Experience Appraising

Click below to see the full list of artists who we have an active interest in or experience in appraising

Contact Us For a Fine Art Appraisal

If you need a new fine-art appraisal or an update to an existing appraisal or require assistance with your collection, we encourage you to speak with us for a confidential consultation.

To assist us, please record the following information about your artwork:
  • Artist(s) name, title, date and unframed dimensions
  • Provenance
  • Gallery labels found on the back of the artwork
  • Photographs of the front, back and signature are also helpful
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Who We Are

Established in 1984, the Michael Gibson Gallery has earned a nation-wide reputation specializing in the appraisal, selling and buying of contemporary Canadian, historical and international art. In addition to representing the finest regional and national artists, the gallery has an active secondary market business and provides practical solutions for clients who need assistance in the appraisal, management and selling of their fine artworks. In the past, we have had great success in helping families manage and de-accession their art collections.

Michael Gibson

Michael Gibson is President of the Michael Gibson Gallery. Upon completion of his BBA at Bishop’s University, Michael opened a gallery in downtown London in 1984. A Past President of the Art Dealers Association of Canada, Gibson served on the Board of Directors for nine years. He has participated in over 40 international art fairs, has sat on many art juries, and frequently gives talks about collecting art. Michael has built a successful business by focusing on representing leading artists in Canada and curating beautiful exhibitions. The gallery proudly represents many prominent Canadian artists estates.

Jennie Kraehling

Jennie Kraehling is the Associate Director of the Michael Gibson Gallery. Jennie has an honours Art History/ English degree from Queen’s University. As a professionally trained appraiser, Jennie writes fine art appraisals for re-sale, insurance, estate planning and for donation purposes. Jennie has experience writing market value appraisals for clients looking to sell artworks that they have inherited or purchased, insurance appraisals for public gallery collections, estate appraisals to determine the fair market value for probate or division of personal property and CCPERB donation appraisals for major Canadian public art galleries. All appraisal reports are written to USPAP standards.

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