Our Auction Curators

Mary Battaglia

Prints Expert
Mary Battaglia owns and operates Bloom Fine Art & Antiques, an online top-rated art dealer established in 2000. Mary received her MA in Fine and Decorative Art Connoisseurship from Sotheby's Institute of Art, London.

Steve Kovacs

Maps Expert
Steve Kovacs has been passionate about geography and maps for five decades. His passion has taken him from studying and collecting maps to opening a boutique on-line map gallery. He also enjoys putting his knowledge of maps to use through his global travels - 55 countries visited so far. In addition to the world of maps, he lived in the worlds of science, engineering, and business. He is a member of the International Map Collectors’ Society.

Beth Brasseur

Books & Ephemera Expert
Beth Brasseur has over 25 years experience in the Art and Antiques business specializing in Vintage Photography, Ephemera and Historic Americana. She graduated from West Virginia State University with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art and a minor in Art History & Business. Additional professional experience includes: Painting Restorer for Institutions, Art Dealers and Private Collectors.

John Adams

Print Expert
John Adams has been a print dealer and collector for the past thirty years, and the proprietor of Adams Japanese Prints in Santa Rosa, California since 2002. Prior to moving to California in 2001, he lived in Boston where he was a print dealer and consultant to Skinner auctions, describing, authenticating and evaluating Japanese prints. He also a musician who taught music theory and composition at the Boston Conservatory for thirty years. Study and research of Japanese art has been a great passion of his for many years.

Craig DeLora

Tribal Art Expert
Craig DeLora has been involved in Tribal art for over 20 years, mentored by world renowned dealers and collectors, including Bruce Frank, Michael Oliver, Amyas Naegele and Dr. Noble Endicott. Starting as a collector, DeLora’s became a professional dealer specializing in sub-Saharan African art. As a dealer, he exhibited internationally both in the United States & Europe. DeLora has also been on vetting teams for numerous Caskey Lees tribal art shows. Tribal art with Craig DeLora provenance is found in some of the most important collections in the world including, but not limited to the Vanderstrate collection, Udo Horstman; A.J.P Meyer; the Karob collection, Marc Leo Felix ; the late playwright Edward Albee, and Sotheby’s & Christies auctions.

Clifford Wallach

Tramp Art, Folk Art & Americana Expert
Clifford Wallach is an expert with more than 30 years of experience in Americana, folk art and tramp art. Widely recognized in the antiques field as a dealer, scholar and author of three books on tramp art, Wallach is also known to many from his appearances on the Discovery Channel, HGTV and The Martha Stewart Show.

Jessica Mizrachi

Decorative Arts Expert
Jessica is a decorative art specialist.

Dieuwke Eijer

Japanese Traditional Art Expert
Dieuwke Eijer has over 20 years experience in Japanese traditional art. Before relocating to NYC, she led the Asian Art department at one of Europe’s oldest auction houses. She currently works with international buyers, auction houses, and gallerists to develop their collections, and is a member of the Japanese Society of Arts (Netherlands), the Japanese Art Society of America, and the International Netsuke Society.

Erik DuRon

Books Expert
Erik DuRon has nearly 20 years of experience buying and selling rare books in all fields, first at Bauman Rare Books in New York City, and then independently. He has built collections for diverse clients, and collaborates with and consults for collectors, booksellers and auction houses. He lives in Brooklyn.