Pennsylvania Impressionists - On Demand
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November 12, 2017 | -
1hr On-Demand

2017 Of Value: National Conference

Pennsylvania Impressionists

Alasdair Nichol
Chairman and Director of Fine Art, Freeman's

The Pennsylvania Impressionists is one of the leading artistic colonies in the United States,
noted critic and artist Guy Pene du Bois considers this to be ‘our first truly national expression’.

Alasdair Nichol, Chairman and Head of Fine Art at Freeman’s, the only auction house to hold

specialist sales devoted to the school, will explore the history and personalities involved
as well as providing a narrative for the current market in this exciting collecting area.

Speaker powerpoints are available only where permission has been given. 

1.5 CE credits

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$40   Members
$50   General Admission


















Alasdair Nichol is Chairman and Director of Fine Art at Freeman's auction house. Founded in 1805 and located in Philadelphia, Freeman's is the oldest auction house in the United States and was within the same family for six generations, Nichol and two colleagues acquired the company in a friendly management buy-out last year. Nichol studied fine art at Gray's School of Art in Aberdeen before graduating with a M.A. from the University of Ulster in Belfast, Northern Ireland. In 1985, he embarked on his career in the auction world with an international house in Edinburgh before moving to Glasgow where he organized the first sale of Scottish Contemporary Art at the world-renowned Glasgow School of Art. He subsequently moved to the main saleroom in London where he specialized in Modern & Impressionist Art before transferring to New York as Head of Fine Art in 1997 and Freeman’s in 1999. As an auctioneer of almost thirty years, Nichol sold significant collections, set countless world records and has wielded the gavel at numerous charity auctions both in the UK and USA. Respected as one of the leading figures in the American Fine Art market, Nichol is a former First Vice President of the Appraisers Association of America and now serves on its Advisory Council. Since 1998, he is perhaps best known for his regular appearances on the top-rated PBS program Antiques Roadshow where the Clyfford Still painting that he appraised for $500,000 is amongst the most valuable finds on the show.












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