September 22, 2006
Colleene Fesko, Vice President, and Director of American & European Paintings & Prints, Skinner Inc., 9-22-06
As Director of Skinner's American & European Paintings & Prints department, Colleene Fesko is responsible for four major auctions per year, overseeing sales that include American and European paintings, prints, works on paper and sculpture from the 16th through 21st centuries. Her particular area of specialization is American art of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Since joining the auction house in 1987, Colleene has been instrumental in shaping significant events at the company, thereby establishing Skinner as a major player in the American and European paintings markets. Under her auspices, Skinner once again made auction history in November 2004 by establishing a new world record price of $5.5 million for a previously undiscovered Fitz Hugh Lane painting, Manchester Harbor. This new record surpassed the previous one by over $1.5 million, and the sale of this work marked the third time that Skinner has achieved this important milestone.
Colleene lectures extensively for groups including the Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The American Society of Appraisers, the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University and the Peabody Essex Museum of Salem, MA. She has served on discussion panels and conducted workshops for The American Society of Appraisers, and the Rockport Art Association and Harvard University among others. A familiar face on the PBS series Antiques Roadshow, Colleene is also a member of Art Table, a professional organization of women in the arts, and has been a featured guest on NPR's Talk of the Nation.
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