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Steven A. Leon
CURRICULUM VITAE

 

EDUCATION:

Villa Schifanoia, Florence Italy
M.A. Art History, 1972

Studied Painting Conservation, Paulo Gori Studio
Florence, Italy, 1971-1972

University of Arizona
B.A. in Art History, 1970

 

EMPLOYMENT:

President, Art Conservation Associates, Inc. N.Y.C.
1976-Present

President, Steven A. Leon Restorations, N.Y.C.
1973-1976

Independent Conservator, Guggenheim Museum, N.Y.C.
1973-1975

Independent Conservator, American Museum of Natural
History, N.Y.C., 1975-1976

Independent Conservator, Cooper Hewitt Museum,
N.Y.C. 1975-1976

Apprentice in Sculpture Conservation, Center Art Studio,
N.Y.C., 1972-1973

EXPERIENCE:

Personally researched and presented appraised replacement value, fair market value, actual cash value, and scope of claim figures for well over 11,000 fine art and antique related insurance claims, estates, donations, and legal settlements..

LITIGATION
EXPERIENCE:

Research; consultation with attorneys in connection with deposition and court testimony.  Expert testimony at depositions and in court.

PUBLICATIONS:

A. Series of three articles written for the Weekly Underwriter,
May 23, June 27, October 17, 1981; series entitled: "Fine Art Claims-The Role of the Art Consultant."

B. Republished January, 1982, Adjuster's Guide.

MEMBERSHIPS:

Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice
(USPAP Certificate 2010)

American Institute of Conservators
1976-Present

Appraiser's Association of America
1980-Present

Blue Goose:  New York City, Long Island and Westchester Ponds 1982-Present

TEACHING:

Presented slide lectures entitled, "Understanding Fine Arts Claims" - includes "Before and After" slides of damaged works of art; a discussion of appraisals and related topics at various insurance company offices, and insurance related functions.

Over one hundred lectures 1983-Present

Cooper Hewitt Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Taught classes in object conservation 1976-1979

GEOGRAPHIC
AREA:

Nationwide

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