Senior Fine Art Specialist
Nancy Harrison is the Senior Fine Art Specialist and Vice President of Fine Art Asset Management. In 2006, Ms. Harrison joined Emigrant Bank Fine Art Finance, which lends funds to collectors, art dealers, institutions and foundations. In 2009, she helped form its subsidiary, Fine Art Asset Management, which provides appraisal and art/financial consulting services.
Ms. Harrison serves on the Board of Directors and co-chairs the Development Committee of the Appraisers Association of America (AAA), the oldest and most prestigious professional organization of personal property appraisers. Ms. Harrison served as the AAA’s President from 2010- 2013. Ms. Harrison is a Certified Appraiser with a broad range of experience and expertise valuing Old Masters through to Contemporary and Emerging Art, and has completed and passed USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice), the federally-mandated guidelines promulgated by the Appraisal Foundation, Washington D.C. and by Congress. Ms. Harrison has been qualified as an Expert witness in the States of New York, Pennsylvania, and in Federal Tax Court, as well as provided expertise for Courts in Florida.
Prior to joining Fine Art Asset Management and Emigrant Bank Fine Art Finance, Ms. Harrison was President of her own art appraisal and advisory firm which brokered sales and acquisitions, managed collections, and developed a wide ranging fine art appraisal practice. Her clients included major collectors, insurance companies, and notable art institutions.
Ms. Harrison was a Senior Vice President and the Director of the l9th Century European Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture Department at Sotheby’s for over 25 years. Prior to holding that position, she was a specialist in the Old Master Department at Sotheby’s London, and a Fine Arts generalist for the firm.
Ms. Harrison has collaborated on numerous art publications, and has been a lecturer on topics of Connoisseurship, Collecting, and Art Auctions at New York University’s School of Professional Studies, and has appeared as a lecturer at numerous national and international venues.
Ms. Harrison has been featured as an appraiser on PBS’s Antiques Roadshow. She is a graduate of Vassar College, has served as Chair of the Friends Council of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, and currently sits on the Museum’s Visiting Committee. Ms. Harrison holds a Masters Degree in Art History from Hunter College Graduate Division. She is a member of ArtTable, an organization of women of leadership in the visual arts, the Association of Professional Art Advisors (APAA), POW Arts, the Century Association, and the Grolier Club.