Fine Art Appraisal Services

Is My Art Worth Getting an Art Appraisal?

When we buy a piece of art that has caught our eye or our imagination, we always hope that it will endure the test of time and increase in value. Sometimes, the seller gives us some assurance that we made a wise purchase by giving us an “Art Appraisal” on their letterhead or a “Certificate of Authenticity.” These documents may have a great deal of validity at the time. Or they may not.

As the years go by, we may begin wonder if we should get an updated art appraisal to see if the value of our artwork has kept pace with our expectations. Perhaps we need to purchase or update our insurance coverage for it. Maybe we want to put it in a trust or donate or sell it. Or maybe we just want to see if our crystal ball was working well when we bought it.

When you decide it’s time to get a new or updated art appraisal, WorthWise can handle your needs. We have performed nearly 1,000 art appraisals for hundreds of artists active between the 17th and 21st centuries representing dozens of art styles and periods.


Art Categories Covered in WorthWise Art Appraisals


acrylic, gouache, house paint, oil, spray paint, tempera, and watercolor


charcoal, color pencil, crayon, pastel, and pen and ink


engraving, etching, giclée, lithographic, mezzotint, offset lithographic, silk screen/serigraph, and woodblock


bone, bronze, iron, marble, multimedia, resin, steel, and wood


ambrotypes, cabinet cards, digital, and photogravures.

Artistic Styles and Periods Covered in WorthWise Art Appraisals

    • Abstract Expressionism
    • Academic
    • American Regionalism
    • American Southwest
    • American West
    • Ashcan School
    • Barbizon School
    • Brutalism
    • Classical
    • Contemporary
    • Cubism
    • Expressionism
    • Fantasy
    • Figurative
    • Folk
    • Genre Scene Painting
    • Impressionism
    • Mannerism
    • Minimalism
    • Modernism
    • Naïve
    • Old Master
    • Op Art
    • Plein Aire
    • Pop Art
    • Portraiture
    • Post Minimalism
    • Prairie Art
    • Realism
    • Renaissance
    • Representational
    • Street Art
    • Surrealism
    • Tonalism






































Notable Artists

    • John James Audubon
    • Joseph Hart Benton
    • Earl Biss Jr.
    • Eugene Boudin
    • Harley Brown
    • Bernard Buffet
    • Paul Cezanne
    • Marc Chagall
    • Yehouda Chaki
    • Pino D’Angelico
    • Salvador Dali
    • David Diao
    • Henry Francois Farny
    • R.C. Gorman
    • Robert Henri
    • George Inness
    • Frank Howell
    • Raphael Lillywhite
    • Dave McGary
    • Joan Miro
    • Mr. Brainwash
    • Leroy Neiman
    • Françoise Nielly
    • Pablo Picasso
    • jean-Paul Riopelle
    • Auguste Rodin
    • Raphaello Romanelli
    • Birger Sandzen
    • Joseph Henry Sharp
    • Wayne Thielbaud
    • Anthony Thieme
    • Rembrandt Van Rijn
    • Victor Vasarely
    • Andy Warhol
    • Adolph Alexander Weinman

“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul and paints his own nature into his pictures.“

~ Henri Ward


It can sometimes be tricky to tell a print from a painting. Original art often appraises for higher values than prints or multiples, so it is important to understand what you have in your collection. Contact WorthWise and check out the blog post Prints versus Paintings: 8 Top Ways to Tell the Difference to learn more!