Qualifications

Jo Desmond, Principal of Desmond Fine Art, is a personal property appraiser specializing in the valuation of fine art. She has been extensively involved in appraisal projects for clients, including major city agencies, public libraries, museums, insurance underwriters, claims adjusters, attorneys and important private art collections.

Ms. Desmond is an Accredited Senior Appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) designated in Personal Property/Fine Arts. She is the only ASA Fine Art appraiser in the state of Maine.

She has completed appraisals of corporate, public and private collections of paintings, murals, prints, and sculpture; American and European, from the 16th through 21st century.

Educated at the School of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, she has an extensive background in the arts in addition to appraisal, with over thirty five years experience as a professional artist, graphic designer, gallerist, and conservation picture framer. Continuing education includes professional courses in appraisal, art, and connoisseurship.