In 2003 Robin Gross made a divergent move into 'the world of beauty' from 'the world of commerce' after practicing in her field, Organizational Development, for more than 25 years. For five years she devoted full-time attention to FaFa Gallery which specialized in hand-selected traditional Chinese furniture ranging from 150 - 400 years in age and intended to deepen the appreciation for Asian beauty. From conception to day-to-day execution, Robin oversaw every aspect of this highly specialized, self-financed, relationship dependent, solo enterprise.

Upon closing FaFa Gallery, she resolved to integrate art and business thus she turned her attention to professional fine art appraisal. Robin holds the American Society of Appraiser's “Accredited Senior Appraiser”credential with a Fine Arts specialty. She has completed Northwestern University's certificate in Appraisal Studies in Fine and Decorative Art. Robin keeps her Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices (USPAP) current. She had the good fortune of Dr. Burton Dunbar's tutelage and she holds a Master's of Business Administration. Since 2010, she has been a board member of the Nelson-Atkin's Print Society.

Appraisal assignments have included Clients who are artists, religious institutions, American Indian nations, corporate and private collectors, and heirs of property. No two assignments are the same. She has worked with 18th-20th century American and European paintings, prints, drawings, and sculptures; Asian artifacts; religious, WPA historical, and artist owned works; and large collections as well as single important works.

Accessing scholarship, experience, and insight from both worlds of business and art, Robin's time is now devoted to professional art appraisal. In addition to her sensibility that "art is for the art of living" and a strict adherence to the American Society of Appraiser's Code of Ethics, Robin brings strong client relationship and business skills to her professional art appraisal practice.


Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice

Appraisers Association of America

Personal Property Valuation Courses

American Society of Appraisers

Fine and Decorative Art Appraisal & Connoisseurship Certificate

Northwestern University –Chicago, IL

Art History & Connoisseurship Courses

Multiple Institutions  

Master of Business Administration

University of Missouri - Kansas City, MO

Affiliations & Memberships

Accredited Senior Appraiser: American Society of Appraisers

Antiques & Collectibles National Association

Kemper Museum Of Contemporary Art

National Museum of Women in the Arts

Nelson-Atkins Museum

Nelson-Atkins Society for Prints  (Board Member since 2010)

Nerman Museum of Centemporary Art

Spencer Museum of Art

Robin welcomes your inquiry:   or   816.221.2727