Jane St. Lifer Art

St. Lifer Art, Inc. is a full service art appraisal firm based in New York, NY. The Appraiser Jane St. Lifer has over 30 years experience in the international art world and established her firm in 1986.

We specialize in 19th and 20th century art, including paintings, prints, posters, photographs, and sculptures by American, European, Israeli, Japanese, Chinese, Latin American, and Russian artists. No collection is too big or too small! We work with private collectors, artist's estates, and corporate collections of all sizes.

We perform thorough appraisal reports that fulfill a variety of needs:


  • Charitable Contribution
  • Collection Management
  • Division of Property
  • Estate Tax Reporting
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Sales Advisory


Each item is examined, catalogued, photographed, researched and given an estimated value.  Works of art are catalogued using the following categories: Artist, Title/Description, Medium, Size, Signature, Date, Condition, Provenance and Estimated Value.


Each Authorized Report Includes:


  • Letter of Transmittal 
  • Certificate of the Appraiser
  • Assumptions, Disclaimers and Limiting Conditions
  • Scope of Work
  • Narrative of the Articles
  • Summary of Appraised Articles
  • Bibliography including Expert Pool and Consultants
  • Appraiser’s Qualifications


Our Authorized Reports are in strict compliance with the rules and regulations of The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and the most recent edition of The Uniform Standard of Professional Appraisal Practices of the Appraisal Foundation (USPAP).


Specializing in 19th, 20th and 21st Century Art: 


  • Paintings
  • Prints
  • Photographs
  • Posters
  • Sculpture

After Jane inspects, catalogues and photographs the assignment artwork, each article is researched in the appropriate marketplace. Research for all reports are conducted in the offices of the appraiser. The office is equipped with an extensive library of over 5,000 art reference and research books, artist catalogue raisonnes’ and international auction house catalogues. Primary and secondary market research are conducted on the internet using standard search engines as well as pricing databases to which the appraisal company subscribes (including askart.com, artnet.com, artprice.com, invaluable.com and liveauctioneers.com).

Specializing in 19th, 20th and 21st Century Art:

• Paintings
• Prints
• Photographs
• Posters
• Sculpture

Regions of Specialty:

• American
• European
• Israeli
• Japanese
• Chinese
• Latin American
• Russian