ALAMEDA, Calif. – Michaan’s Auctions has announced the appointment of Thomas de Doncker as their new Fine Arts Director, effective Oct. 3.
In his position De Doncker will be responsible for directing the department in the marketing of American and European fine art from all periods and mediums as well as the appraisal and cataloging of art works.
De Doncker brings with him accreditation from New York University with a certificate in Appraisal Studies, a master of arts degree from the University of Kansas and a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Wisconsin. He has also been awarded a doctoral fellowship from the City University of New York Graduate Center and been a Murphy Recipient at the University of Kansas.
De Doncker has over 20 years of fine art experience, serving as a director of Fine Arts Midwest at Butterfields, Chicago; an American Paintings Specialist at Butterfields, San Francisco; director of American Paintings at Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe and Fine Arts Conservator at Thomas Yost Conservation, New York City. Most recently he was founder and president of the Chicago Art Auction and founded Thomas de Doncker Fine Arts Gallery in Chicago as well. De Doncker has also enjoyed recognition as a published art commentator, guest lecturer and television personality, appearing as a fine art expert on Appraise It!, At the Auction and The Appraisal Fair from the Home & Garden television series.
Scott Bradley, vice president and chief operating officer of Michaan’s, welcomed De Doncker, stating, “We are excited and thrilled about the knowledge, experience and expertise Thomas has to share with our staff and valued clientele.”
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