USPAP compliant through:
Latin American Art
Charitable Donation; Estate Tax Liability; Equitable Distribution; Insurance
Maria Josefa Gonzalez Mariscal is a personal property appraiser and consultant specializing in Fine Art with emphasis in Latin American & Spanish Colonial art. She grew up and studied in Mexico City and now resides in Texas. She is a former Cultural Attaché for the Mexican government. Maria Josefa has lectured and published on Spanish Colonial art. She has worked identifying Latin American artworks in legal cases, for US Customs and the FBI. Josefa does consulting on foreign patrimony laws and provenance issues. She has helped in the repatriation of illegally imported artistic and cultural artifacts to their country of origin. Her Latin American expertise had led her to work in a complex art market where currency fluctuations and controls, export restrictions and patrimonial laws affect value. Josefa is an alumna of the NYU appraisal studies program. She is a member of the International Society of Appraisers and the Appraisers Association of America.