Lecture Series: Orientalists in Perspective
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March 1, 2021 | 6:00pm -
On Demand Recording

Orientalists in Perspective:
Appraising 19th Century Orientalist Art

Orientalist art remains a fascinating
yet complex sub-category within the
19th century art market featuring the

talents of American and European
painters. From vast desert landscapes
to exotic harem scenes and bustling
marketplaces, artists such as Jean
Leon Gerome, Frederick Bridgman
and Ludwig Deutsch left a rich legacy
of oil paintings, sculptures and works
on paper. 
Betsy Thomas, AAA,
formerly of the 19th c department at
Christie’s shares her insights and
expertise on how to spots trends and
approach valuations within this niche
yet robust field of collecting. 


Speaker: Betsy Thomas, AAA, BTFAA, LLC

This is a recording of a lecture
previously held on March 1, 2021.


1 CE credits



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Betsy Thomas is the founder of BTFAA, LLC, an art advisory and appraisal firm based in New York.  She has worked closely with private collectors and institutions developing high-quality collections as well as managing sales of estates, private and corporate collections. Her breadth of expertise spans a range from early 18th c. to Contemporary Masters.  An auction house veteran, in her 15-year career, she served as Associate Specialist and VP in the European Paintings Department at Christie’s New York. During her time at Christie’s, she helped organize bi-annual sales working with an international clientele of buyers and sellers.

She is part of the Art Business Faculty at Sotheby’s Institute and teaches in the MA Program and runs a recurring online premier course "The Art of Collecting."

She is a frequent contributor to Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine and has written for other privately published catalogues. She holds a BA in Art History from Pomona College and an MA from the Courtauld Institute. 

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