The Museum of Wisconsin Art is often asked to evaluate works of art. As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, we are forbidden from doing so. There are many professional appraisers in the area and the following names are provided as a resource for those desiring to contact them. Many of them can do appraisals from photographs if you live out of the area. To do this they need good quality images showing detail and information of points of interest such as any inscriptions or provenance information, documentation by artist, framing labels, exhibition labels, dimensions, location of signature & date and any condition or restoration report.

This list of appraisers is provided for your convenience and is not endorsed by the Museum of Wisconsin Art.

Fine and Decorative Arts, Antiques and Collectibles

Paul Auction Company
Michael Paul 

N131 N. County Rd. S 
Kewaskum, WI 53040 
(262) 338-3030 
General antiques & collectibles 
(Estate, Trust & Insurance appraisals)

Barbara K. Schnitzer
910 S. Laflin Street 
Chicago, IL 60607 
Landline: 312-733-2072
(312) 218-4618 
European decorative arts, sculpture, European & American paintings

Colleen Pemberton 
10743 N. Essex Ct. 
Mequon, WI 53092 
(262) 241-8290 
Late 19th & 20th Century paintings, glass ceramics 
(Certified fine art appraisals)

Brian M. Shannon
BMS Art Appraisal & Consulting

4700 N Western Ave 2E, Chicago, IL 60625
312.848.3650 |

William V. DeLind
Michael T. Goforth
DeLind Fine Art Appraisals, LLC
761 N. Jefferson Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 271-8525 (by Appointment)

Mir Appraisal Services Inc.
307 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 308
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 814-8510
(630) 734-3300
Fine art, jewelry, antiques & decorative items

David Barnett 
David Barnett Galleries 
1024 East State Street 
Milwaukee, WI 53202 
(414) 271-5058 
Fine arts-by appointment only

Gregory Klug Sr. Auctioneer & Appraiser
P.O. Box 617
Cambridge, WI 53523
(920) 723-4309
Certified Personal Property Appraiser (Estates,Trusts, Insurance & Tax purposes) and licensed WI Auctioneer

Scott Watson
Lake Geneva Antique Mall
829 Williams Street
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
(414) 630-5624
(262) 492-5640
Arts & crafts, decorative arts, furniture

Edward W. Raether
Lebanon Historical Society
P.O. Box 23
W4672 Ivy Street
Lebanon, WI 53047
(262) 542-7872
Wildlife & train prints

Photography, Fine Art, Graphic Art & Mexican Art

Victor Mora Paz
Fine Art Appraisals

5634 South 27th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53221
(414) 629- 2312 
Paintings, watercolors, drawings, graphic art
19th and 20th century American & European artwork, specializes in Latin American art


Angelos John Books
7414 Portland Avenue 
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin 53213-3166 
(414) 475-1487

Michael Hatcher 
2521 North Downer Avenue 
Milwaukee, WI 53211 
(414) 962-2756


William V. DeLind
Michael T. Goforth
DeLind Fine Art Appraisals, LLC
761 N. Jefferson Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 271-8525 (by Appointment)

Paul A. Frederick 
Frederick Galleries Inc. 
1234 East Juneau 
Milwaukee, WI 53202 
(414) 271-1500 
19th century American & European paintings

Thomas Lenz 
PO Box 13395 
Milwaukee, WI 53213 
(414) 453-7193 
19th century paintings
(Only interested in projects congruent with his areas of interest)

Contemporary Art

Colleen Pemberton 
Fine and Decorative Art Appraisals, Estate Liquidations 
10330 N. Chicory Lane 
Mequon, WI 53092 
(262) 241-8290 

Leatrice S. Eagle 
9309 Inglewood Court 
Potomac, MD 20854 
(301) 365-1510
20th and 21st century art with specialty in glass, ceramics, wood, jewelry and fiber

Michael T. Goforth
DeLind Fine Art Appraisals, LLC
761 N. Jefferson Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 271-8525 (by Appointment)

Asian & Specialty Art

Marvin Sokolow, A.S.A. 
425 W. Fairy Chasm Road 
Bayside, WI 53217 
(414) 351-5750
Antiques, Asian art, silver, Russian 
fabergé & enamel

China 2000 Fine Art 
Karen & Leon Wender
177 E. 87th Street 
New York, NY 10128 
(212) 472-9800 (By appointment)
Chinese paintings & calligraphies, scholarly objects


Carol Butzke 
AQS Certified Appraiser of Quilted Textiles 
NQA Certified Quilt Judge
Teacher, Lecturer, Writer, Quiltmaker
7541 Heron Pond Dr.
Mequon, WI 53092
(262) 242-4737