Founder of Gibbs Fine Art and
Gibbs Appraisals Ltd.
EXPERIENCE THAT COUNTS
Andrew Gibbs has been advising clients on the appraisal, purchase, sale and donation of fine art and historical artefacts in the U.K. and Canada for over 30 years. After obtaining a Fine Arts degree from London University in 1985, he trained in the valuations department of a UK auction house before moving to Canada in 1996 and establishing Gibbs Appraisals Ltd., an independent fine arts appraisal company. Since moving to Ottawa in 2002, the company has focused on fine art appraisals with a reputation for handling the best Canadian and international artworks and for working with museums, galleries and the insurance industry.
Trusted by the country's top public galleries and museums for his expertise, Andrew Gibbs has undertaken appraisals for the National Gallery of Canada, Montreal Museum of Fine Art, Art Gallery of Ontario, Vancouver Art Gallery, Audain Art Museum, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Art Gallery of Alberta, Canada Council Art Bank, Museum of History, Rideau Hall Collection & City of Ottawa Archives.
Research has always played an important part of our work and we are able to call on the assistance of expert curators, specialists, art historians and conservators in cases that require outside help.
ART MARKET EXPERTISE
Independent appraisals remain our focus, but advising clients on how to make the right decisions when buying, selling or donating fine art has developed into a natural extension of the business. With top contacts in the museum, gallery, auction and art conservation world, we are ideally placed to help you to build a great collection or to maximise your return if you want to sell or donate. As well as being an independent appraiser Andrew has been a consultant appraiser for Heffel Fine Art Auction House since 2000 and is currently Heffel’s Representative in Ottawa.