Fine Art Appraisal Services

Is My Art Worth Getting an 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 art appraisals for over 100 artists active between the 17th and 21st centuries representing dozens of art styles and periods.


Art Categories Covered in WorthWise Art Appraisals


oil, acrylic, tempera, gouache, and watercolor


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


lithographic, engraving, etching, woodcut, silk screen, giclée, and offset


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


wet collodion negative, and digital

Artistic Styles and Periods Covered in WorthWise Art Appraisals

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

      Notable Artists


    • John James Audobon
    • Thomas Hart Benton
    • Earl Biss, Jr.
    • Eugène Boudin
    • Harley Brown
    • Bernard Buffet
    • Paul Cezanne
    • Marc Chagall
    • Yehouda Chaki
    • Pino D’Angelico
    • Salvador Dali
    • Henry Francois Farny
    • R.C. Gorman
    • Robert Henri
    • George Inness
    • Frank Howell
    • Raphael Lillywhile
    • Dave McGary
    • Joan Miro
    • Mr. Brainwash
    • Leroy Neiman
    • Francoise Nielly
    • Pablo Picasso
    • Jean-Paul Riopelle
    • Raphaello Romanelli
    • Birger Sandzén
    • Roy Schallenberg
    • Joseph Henri Sharp
    • Wayne Thiebaud
    • Anthony Thieme
    • Rembrandt Van Rijn
    • Victor Vasarely
    • 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!