Patricia J Graham, Ph.D., AAA Certified

Asian Art Research & Appraisals

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Asian Art Generalist; Chinese Fine Art; Japanese Fine Art; Japanese Pre-Modern Painting, and Calligraphy; Japanese Prints; Korean Fine Art

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A native of New York City, Patricia, a former professor and museum curator (St. Louis Art Museum and Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art), holds an MA in Asian art and a PhD in Japanese art from the University of Kansas. She has been conducting collection assessments (for museums and private collections), advising individuals on acquisitions and sales, authentication of art, and appraising Asian art since 1993, for individuals, museums, universities, corporate collections, attorneys, and insurance companies. She specializes in a wide variety of Asian fine and decorative arts, past and present, with special emphasis on Japanese and Chinese arts (with particular expertise in paintings, prints, and calligraphy; Chinese and Japanese religious sculpture; historic and contemporary Japanese ceramics; and Japanese bamboo arts). Patricia works nationwide and travels to New York, Arizona, and Kansas City areas fairly regularly, so clients in those places generally do not incur long-distance travel expenses. As a well-respected scholar, she lectures widely, is an Adjunct Research Associate at the University of Kansas Center for East Asian Studies and has been an Affiliate in the Art & Art History Department of the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she continues to  periodically guest-lecture. In recent years she has also contributed to two public exhibitions: Her Brush (on Japanese women artists) at the Denver Art Museum in 2022-2023, and True Image: Celebrating the Legacy of Yinyuan Longqi (on Chinese/Japanese Obaku Zen art), an online exhibition at the University of Arizona Center for Buddhist Studies (2022-2023). Patricia's long list of publications on Japanese art & design, and the connoisseurship & collecting of Chinese & Korean art in Japan includes three books: Japanese Design: An Illustrated Guide to Art, Architecture, and Aesthetics in Japan (2021); Faith and Power in Japanese Buddhist Art: 1600-2005 (2007); and Tea of the Sages: the Art of Sencha (1998-with a revised edition to be published soon). For additional information see her website