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PARK TUDOR SCHOOL, Indianapolis, Indiana, Cum Laude 1963

INDIANA UNIVERSITY, Bloomington, Indiana, Bachelor of Science with Honors, 1967,  in Business




Personal Property Level 1
     General Valuation Theory and Principles; Dallas, Texas, in
     January, 1991

Personal Property Level 2
     Research and Analysis; Seattle, Washington, in February, 1991

Personal Property Level 3
     Report Writing; Chicago, Illinois, in March, 1991

Personal Property Level 4
     Appraisal Practice and Standards; San Francisco, California, in
     April, 1991

Personal Property Level 5
     Fine and Decorative Arts; San Francisco, California, in February,

Ethics and Standards: Indianapolis, Indiana, in September, 1991

Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (U.S.P.A.P.): January, 1995, December, 1999, both in Indianapolis, Indiana


Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art of the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, in London, England

"Introduction to Oriental Carpets" March, 1990
-     Production of carpets. Relationship of carpet weaving to nomadic
      and settled life styles, various styles; depiction of Oriental carpets
      in European paintings at The Victoria and Albert Museum, London,

"Treasures of Imperial China" April, 1990
-     Painting, calligraphy, textiles, porcelain, snuff bottles, cloisonné
      painted enamel, lacquer, furniture, rank emblems at Sotheby,
      Parke, Bernet ("Sotheby's"), London, England

"Qing Paraphernalia" and "Chinese Furniture" April, 1990
-     Margaret Medley, former Curator, Percival David Foundation,
      London, England, and author of The Chinese Potter

 "Chinese Snuff Bottles" April, 1990
-     Robert Kleiner, Deputy Director, Sotheby's Chinese Department,
      London, England

"Principles of Chinese Ornament and Design" April, 1990
-     Dr. Frances Wood, Head of Chinese Section at The British Library

"Qing Porcelain" April, 1990
-     Shelagh Vainker, Department of Oriental Antiquities at The British

"Chinese Cloisonné and Painted Enamel" April, 1990
-     Michael Gillingham, Director at John Sparks, Limited

"Collecting on a Limited Budget: 19th and 20th Centuries" November, 1990
-     Glass, jewelry, furniture, textiles, Victorian paintings, bronze
      animals, silver, plastics at Sotheby, Parke, Bernet ("Sotheby's”),
      London, England

"Furniture" November, 1990
-     Christopher Payne, Director, Sotheby's Department of Furniture,
      London, England, and author of 19th‑Century European Furniture

"Silver" November, 1990
-     Vanessa Brett, author of The Sotheby's Directory of Silver

"Care and Conservation of Furniture" November, 1990
-     Richard Hagen of Bedford, England, at Sotheby, Parke, Bernet
      ("Sotheby's"), Bedford, England

"How to Avoid Fakes and Forgeries" November, 1990
-     David Battie, Director, Sotheby, Parke, Bernet ("Sotheby's"),
      London, England

"The Hoosier Group" December, 1991
-     Martin Krause, Curator of Prints and Drawings, The Indianapolis
      Museum of Art

"Learning to Collect African Art" February, 1992
-     Theodore Celenko, Curator of African, South Pacific and
      Precolumbian Art, The Indianapolis Museum of Art

"The Taos Society of Artists: Impact and Influence" April, 1992
-     Edward Kelley, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Herron School of Art;
      Sandra D'Emilio, Curator, Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe; Dean
      A.  Porter, Ph.D., Director, Snite Museum of Art of the University
      of Notre Dame; Michael Duty, Executive Director, Eiteljorg
      Museum; at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian and Western
      Art, Indianapolis, Indiana

"Japan During the Edo Period" November, 1992
-     Professor George Wilson, Indiana University; Dr. Judy Stubbs,
      University of Chicago; Professor George S. Elison, Indiana
      University; at the Indianapolis Museum of Art Designated as a
      Certified Instructor in Shotgun, Rifle and Pistol, March 1966, by
      the National Rifle Association of America



Art‑Wise Courses, Limited
Derek J. Shrub, Director (ten years at The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and seventeen years as Director of Education for Sotheby's in London and New York):

Visits to auction houses, including Bonhams'; Christie's (both King Street and South Kensington); Phillips (both Blenheim Street and Bayswater); and Sotheby's (Bond Street)

Inspections at retail dealers, such as Norman Adams, H. Blairman and Sons, William Bedford, and Mallet and Son


All‑day seminars at museums, including:

·         The National Gallery
·         Sir John Sloane's Museum
·         The Wallace Collection
·         Tate Gallery
·         The British Library
·         The British Museum
·         The Victoria and Albert Museum (including the Print Room)
·         The Wellington Museum at Apsley House
·         The National Portrait Gallery


Study‑tours of house museums, such as The Linley Sambourne House; The Leighton House Museum; Osterley Park House; Polesden Lacey in Dorking, Surrey; Kenwood House; and Waddesdon Manor in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Formal tutorial courses:

"English Furniture" March, 1990
"The European Interior and the Decorative Arts" May, 1990


Visits to:

·         The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, England
·         Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England
·         Courtauld Institute Gallery at Somerset House
·         National Maritime Museum
·         The Silver Vaults
·         Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood of the Victoria and Albert
·         Pollock's Toy Museum
·         London Toy and Model Museum


Study inspections at the London Street Markets:         
Portobello Road, Camden Passage, and Bermondsey