Art Services 2000 Ltd. is a fine art appraisal company serving a national and international clientele. We believe that it is important for our clients to know the professional qualifications of the appraiser they hire to value their works of art.
Please Be Careful : Anyone can "claim" to be a personal property appraiser.
The overwhelming majority of appraisers who are acting as fine art appraisers are generalists or antique appraisers who have very limited experience and education and have no college or university degrees or specific training in fine art .
We strongly recommend that you first compare an appraiser's professional credentials, , education and qualifications before retaining their services. Please ask questions.
Mark Alexander: Our Director and owner founded the company in 1999 as a result of the many requests he received for accurate valuations and honest guidance in the highly specialized and often perplexing world of fine art.
Post Graduate studies in Art Education at Rollins College, Winter Park, Floria 1977.
Master of Fine Arts in Visual Art from Florida State University,Tallahassee, Florida 1975.
Bachelor of Arts in Art from University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida 1972.
Accredited Member International Society of Appraisers ,1999 to present (2019)
USPAP trained, tested and compliant 1999 to present (2019)
Mr. Alexander is the past Director of University Art Galleries at The University of Texas, El Paso, Appalachian State University, The University of Miami and Cameron University. He served as the Curator of Exhibitions and Education at The Tarble Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University, Director of The Crealde School of Art, and the Publisher and Managing Editor of Art Visions Inc. a fine arts quarterly magazine. Before founding Art Services 2000 Ltd. he was the Executive Director of The Deland Museum of Art and the Curator of the "Audubon in Florida" and "Audubon Treasures" exhibitions.
In his career he has presented over two hundred exhibitions of fine art, organized visiting artists programs and taught art at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. His programs,publications and exhibitions have featured internationally recognized artists, scholars, and critics, including: Adam Straus, Donald B. Kuspit, Robert Rauschenberg, Darryl Pottorf, Eric Holt, James Rosenquist, Dave Hickey, Jack Mims, Jeff Whipple, Thomas McEvilley,Ummarid Eitharong, Johann Eyfells, Arno Rafael Minnkinen, Duane Hanson, Jerry Uelsmann, Jim Megargee, Anna Tomczak,Chris Burden, Milton Brown, A.D. Coleman, Don Boarman, Joel Oppenheimer, Ella Foshay, Mary Louise Wood, Harmony Hammond, Manuel Ocampo, Trevor Bell, Robert Fichter, James Surls, Jack Burnham , and many others.
He has had the distinct privilege of working with many private collectors in the course of his career including Dennis Hopper, Tom Patchett and Frank Gehry among others.
Professional Fine Art Appraisal Qualifications:
Mark Alexander, ISA, AM, is a fully Accredited Member and a Graduate of The Appraisal Studies Program of the International Society of Appraisers (ISA Member # 205261) with a Fine Arts Specialty designation.
He is IRS qualified, USPAP trained and compliant and adheres to all International Society of Appraisers and the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice ( USPAP) Report Writing Standards as set forth by The Appraisal Foundation and the International Society of Appraisers Code of Ethics.
(Please click on the ISA LISTING at the left for more details)
In 2007 he was selected by the United States Department of Justice to work as a contracted fine art appraiser for the U.S. Marshals Service Department of Asset Forfeiture to conduct art appraisals in cases involving property seized by the FBI, the DEA, and the United States Postal Inspectors Service.
He regularly conducts art appraisals for insurance companies, family law firms, bank officers, estate planners, financial advisors, and corporations. He has conducted art appraisals for The Elizabethan Gardens, Manteo N.C. and The Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington,D.C. He regularly works with estates and private clients who donate individual artworks and collections to non-profit organizations and museums including Atlantic Center for the Arts and The B'nai B'rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum, Washington, D.C.
Art Services 2000 Ltd. has been designated as a CHUBB Personal Insurance Preferred Services Provider.
Authentication and Sales Brokerage Experience:
In addition and apart from his conducting fine art appraisals, Mr. Alexander also acts as a professional fine art broker and consultant for private clients. He is often called upon to contact the correct expert authority and / or officially recognized organization in order to arrange and expedite the authentication of highly valuable works of fine art. He places fine art and other high value and rare historical items for sale to collectors, galleries and dealers on a regular basis. He has had the privilege of working with the top specialists at the best national and international fine art auction houses including Sotheby's, Christie's, Phillip De Pury, Jacksons International, Swann Galleries, Bonham's, Skinner, Shannon's and many others.
During his career Mark Alexander has organized and presented many art exhibitions. His most recent curatorial effort was his creation and management of "John James Audubon: American Artist and Naturalist" an original 120 item nationally traveling exhibition of original Audubon artworks and personal artifacts that was presented at eighteen consecutive American museums from 2006 through 2012. In addition he served as a consultant for the Hott /Florentine Films Production of "John James Audubon: Drawn from Nature" that was featured on the American Masters Series on PBS.
Mr. Alexander is a past Independent Professional Member of the American Association of Museums.
He has also served as past fine art consultant for the United States Department of Homeland Security.