Anita grew up in a family of art collectors and is a graduate of Bowdoin University with advanced degrees from the University of London and New York University. She started her career at Sotheby’s of New York. After spending several years as an independent appraiser, she joined Gurr Johns as an appraiser in its New York office. Prior to starting Pall Mall Art Advisors, Anita ran both the British & Continental furniture and decorative arts department and the appraisals department at Freeman’s Auctioneers.
A nationally sought-after speaker, Anita has lectured at the Barron’s 100 and 500 Summits; to over 30 chapters of Tiger 21, a high-net-worth learning network; to the investment forum of YPO, the premier leadership organization of chief executives in the world, to bankers, attorneys, insurance specialists and accountants throughout the United States.
A member of the Appraisers Association of America and certified to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), Anita has testified as a specialist witness in major court cases involving art valuations and regularly lectures on topics relating to art, collection, and appraising.