Ms. April Richon Jacobs, AAA Certified

April Richon Jacobs Art Advisory LLC

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Postwar, Contemporary, and Emerging Art; Impressionist & Modern Art

Member Type

Certified Member


Charitable Donation; Estate Tax Liability; Equitable Distribution; Insurance

Appraiser's Statement

April has over 15 years of experience in the Post-War & Contemporary art market. She began her career at Christie’s in New York as a Specialist and later became Co-Head of the Evening Sale of Post-War & Contemporary Art. She spent 10 years working in the New York art market before moving to Austin in 2009.

Following her time at Christie’s, April has devoted much of her time to research, writing and marketing, and has written extensively on Contemporary art for all three major auction houses, as well as a handful of private dealers, both New York and abroad. April received her MA from The Institute of Fine Arts at New York University in 2003 where she studied under the renowned art historian Linda Nochlin. She holds her BA in Art History from the University of Oklahoma, where she graduated summa cum laude in 2000.

April is a “Certified” Member of The Appraisers Association of America in the field of Post-War, Contemporary and Emerging Art. Certification is the highest level one can achieve.

Appraisal services include: Estate Tax Appraisals for IRS purposes, Charitable Donation Appraisals (including IRS Form 8283), Insurance Appraisals and Asset Valuation. In addition, I work closely with several national and regional auction houses to provide a thorough and seamless asset liquidation should those needs arise.

Appraisals are conducted according to the methods and procedures of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), which is the industry standard for professional fine art appraisers and established by AAA, the Appraisers Association of America.

April Richon Jacobs Art Advisory meets the IRS Qualifications for a “Qualified Appraiser.”