Mr. Joseph Cohen Accredited

Davis Cohen Art

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Postwar, Contemporary, and Emerging Art

Member Type

Accredited Member


Charitable Donation; Estate Tax Liability; Equitable Distribution; Insurance

Appraiser's Statement

Joseph Cohen is an experienced art consultant and appraiser with expertise across many categories of fine and decorative art, including private, commercial, and public projects. Joseph engages in a market-led approach that is objective, methodical, and tailored to the collector’s needs. Joseph prides himself on up-to-date, nuanced, global expertise, with neutrality that allows clients to get sound advice. His deep knowledge of market trends and sub-markets within an artist's oeuvre mean that his market analysis is written with confidence and primary interpretation that brings together the highest level of art historical analysis with market perspectives.

He has assisted in research projects and appraisal projects for over 10 years, assisting partner/appraiser Lindsay Davis since 2011. Together, they own Davis Cohen Art and have collaborated on many appraisal projects that have gone before the IRS Art Panel, all approved and accepted on first pass.

Davis Cohen Art has extensive experience assessing collections and appraising estates; and manages large-scale corporate and healthcare art collections throughout Texas, including MD Anderson Cancer Center, the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, and Houston Methodist.

A native of Texas, Joseph Cohen holds degrees from the University of Texas San Antonio and Texas State University. Joseph has extensive involvement with auction houses and art galleries (primary market and secondary market) in both Texas and New York City. In addition to his appraisal work, Joseph has a thriving personal art practice and has been an artist-in-residence at Memorial Sloan Kettering (Dr. Heller Lab), Rice University (Bruce Weismann Group), and Houston Methodist (Dr. Ennio Tasciotti Lab). He has been published extensively, including Nature Journal (Synthetic molecular recognition nanosensor paint for microalbuminuria, 2019). He sits on the board of the Houston Museum of African American Culture.