Elizabeth von Habsburg, Managing Director of Winston Art Group,To Discuss Art As An Asset at Concordia's Business Breakfast on 4/29

April 17, 2014

Concordia College is pleased to announce Elizabeth von Habsburg, Managing Director of Winston Art Group, will discuss “Art As An Asset” on Tuesday, April 29.  A light breakfast will be served at 7am, followed by the presentation at 7:30am. This free Business Breakfast program is sponsored by Friends of Concordia and will be held in the Krenz Academic Center on the Concordia College campus.

Elizabeth von Habsburg is a qualified expert witness and frequent lecturer on Fine and Decorative Art.  She brings 28 years of experience in the art world to Winston Art Group, the nation’s leading independent art appraisal and advisory firm.  Independent of any auction house or dealer, Winston specializes in confidential and objective appraisal services and advice on the acquisition or disposal of all fine and decorative art, jewelry, and collectibles.  Von Habsburg will speak on how to enhance, protect, and grow the financial value of art.  She will share the common pitfalls when buying art, how to protect against forgery, and develop strategies for purchasing and selling at auction as well as using art as loan collateral. 

Before joining Winston, von Habsburg was President of US operations for Estate Advisory Services where she worked for 18 years. Prior to that, she was Vice President and Director of the Estates and Appraisals department of Habsburg Fine Art Auctioneers.  She started her career as Assistant Vice President in charge of the Appraisal department at Christie’s New York. She serves on the Board of The Appraisers Association of America; as 2014 Chair of The Appraisal Foundation; a Fellow of the Pierpont Morgan Library and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors; a Member of ArtTable and on an advisory committee of the Museum of Art & Design.

A graduate of Stanford and Columbia Universities, her published work includes contributions to Fine Art & High Finance, Appraising Art: The Definitive Guide to Appraising the Fine and Decorative Arts, and Antique Hunters Guides to Pottery and Porcelain, Furniture, and Silver and Pewter.

Reservations are required for this free program.  Please contact Ellen de Saint Phalle, click here to e-mail or call 914-337-9300, x2159.