Ms. Betty Krulik, AAA Certified

Betty Krulik Fine Art, Ltd

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Appraiser's Statement

Betty Krulik has over 40 years experience in the handling of American and European 19th and 20th Century Art . Her specialization is American Art 1850-1980. As a private dealer, she has sold to and on behalf of major collectors and museums around the nation. She has acted as appraiser for corporate and institutional collections as well as private collectors. While her specialty is American Art, yet in her 8 years at Christie's she handled European Old Masters and 19th Century works as well as Contemporary works of Art. She began her career in 1976 working at Marbella Gallery before joining Christie's in 1978 when she became Head of Painting Department and Assistant Vice President for 8 years. In 1997, she became Director of Spanierman/Drawings, N.Y, where she worked for 14 years. At Spanierman Gallery, LLC, she specialized in important American Works of Art of the 19th and 20th centuries and has been at the forefront of research in the field, as well as being known as one of the major outlets for American Art. During her tenure at Spanierman Gallery she curated many exhibitions including the museum quality shows of the work of Willian Merritt Chase, Willard Leroy Metcalf and the landmark exhibition, Arthur Wesley Dow: His Art and His Influence. In 2001, she took the Directorship of the Department of American Art at Phillips, DePury and Luxembourg, N.Y., where she held the auctions of the Glen Foster Marine Art sale and the Thyssen Bornemizsa collection.

In 2004 she began her business as Private Dealer, Art Advisory and Appraiser. Ms. Krulik has handled the sales of important American Art, from the Hudson River School to American Modernism. She has served on the board of the Appraisers Association, from 2010-2023, and as President from 2013-2015. She serves on the boards of the Munson (Museum) in Utica, NY; The American Friends of Masterworks Museum of Bermudian Art; the Catalogue Raisonne Scholars Association, and the Personal Property Resource Panel where she served at chair during 2023 of the Appraisal Foundation in Washington, DC.

MUSEUM WORK: Krulik has had the honor of appraising works for and in museums around the nation, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Cooper Hewitt Museum and the Smithsonian American Art Museum of Smithsonian Institutions; New-York Historical Society; The Whitney Museum of American Art ;Brooklyn Museum; Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY; The Portland Museum of Art, ME; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Houston; National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; North Carolina Museum of Art ;Cincinnati Museum of Art; Allen Museum of Art-Oberlin College; Cici and J. Hyatt Brown Museum of Floridian Art, Daytona Beach, FL; Seattle Art Museum, WA, DeYoung Museum, San Francisco, CA, Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA;Barry Art Museum, Norfolk, VA, Palmer Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University; Rollins Museum of Art and Morse Museum, Winter Park, FL.

American Art specializations: Hudson River School, Luminists, Tonalists, American Impressionism, Still Lifes, Aesthetic Movement, Modernism, American Abstract Artist Group, American Regionalists, Magic Realists, Realists, Art Colonies: Cornish, Old Lyme, New Hope, Laguna, Hoosier Artists, Artists of Florida.