Appraiser Credentials

Edward N. Okil
(Senior Certified Appraiser – National Institute of Appraisers)

Regularly recommended by dozens of museums, insurance companies and more that 400 galleries, framing companies, conservationists and restorers. 


• 30 years in fine art appraisals (valuation experience with insurance, estate dissolution, liquidation, loan collateralization and I.R.S. donations)

• 13 years of expert witness testimony, litigation consultation and arbitration for insurance claims

• 2004- appointed to Los Angeles Superior Court Panel of Experts

• 41 years in fine arts

• 23 years lecturing to museums, universities, insurance companies, art associations, galleries, attorney groups, probate referees, estate planners and private collectors

• 19 years authoring and producing articles, training manuals and videos

• 14 years as the Executive Director – National Institute of Appraisers
6 years as the Director – National Institute of Appraisers

• 11 years as a private dealer in fine arts and as a gallery owner

• 4 years (2 terms) as the Executive Director – American Fine Arts Council

• 4 years as a member of the Fine Arts Committee – University of Judaism

• Recertification by the National Institute of Appraisers (every 5 years)


Member of the New England Appraisers Association.
ICAI (International Center for Art Intelligence), a not for profit organization composed of international scientific and art professionals who are dedicated to research into problems of art history, art materials, techniques, and methods for analyzing and study works of art.


Study in art and valuation courses (1964-1972)

Annual attendance at seminars, meetings and forums in appraising techniques (nationwide)

Participation and completion of education courses regarding appraisal methodology related to Resolution Trust Corporation and Internal Revenue Service requirements, corporate Liquidation, bankruptcy, insurance and insurance claims, trial expert and expert witness testimony.