Claire Brown


As Associate Director of Business Development based in the New York office, Claire works with appraisal, advisory and collection management clients, as well as with business partners in the private banking, legal, insurance, and accounting industries to develop creative and innovative platforms and services to best serve Winston Art Group clients' needs.

Claire's background lies in journalism, art history and museum communications. Before coming to Winston Art Group, she spent time in the editorial departments of two broad-circulation magazines and served as Communications Assistant at the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University. She has published editorial on the art market and on art advisory in Trusts & Estates magazine and on, has lectured on behalf of Winston Art Group for the Inland Marine Underwriters Association (IMUA), at Art Southampton, and at private client events.

Claire is certified in Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), an Allied Professional of the Appraisers Association of America, a member of the Professional Organization for Women in the Arts (POWarts), an Associate of the American Bar Association (ABA), an Associate of the Inland Marine Underwriters Association (IMUA), and a volunteer with Free Arts NYC. She studied at Northwestern University and Paris - Sorbonne University, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications with a double major in Art History. 


Winston Art Group is the nation’s largest independent art appraisal and advisory firm with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Boston and Palm Beach, and art experts in every field of fine and decorative art, jewelry, and collectibles. For assistance with appraisal or advisory, please contact Claire Brown at or 212.542.5755.

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