Claire Brown is Associate of Business Development at Winston Art Group, the largest independent art appraisal and advisory firm in the United States. Winston Art Group assists clients with appraisals for all purposes, advises clients on buying and selling works of art, and handles the management of clients’ collections. Winston Art Group’s 75 specialists cover all areas of fine and decorative art, jewelry, and collectibles in the United States and overseas through offices in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Palm Beach, Houston, Denver, Geneva, and Tel Aviv, and representatives in Miami and London. Claire’s background lies in journalism, art history, and museum communications. Prior to joining Winston Art Group, she worked in the editorial departments of TimeOut Chicago and Condé Nast Traveler, as well as in the Communications Department at the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art. Claire attended Northwestern University, where she received a Bachelor of Science from the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications with a double major in Art History. Claire has published editorial on the art market and art advisory in Trusts & Estates magazine and on wealthmanagement.com, has lectured on behalf of Winston Art Group for the Inland Marine Underwriters Association and for private client events in the New York area addressing appraising and advising on the acquisition, sale and collection management of fine art, decorative art, jewelry and collectibles. She is also co-authoring a chapter of the forthcoming book “The Regulation of Art Investments” to be published in 2015. Claire is certified in Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), an Associate of the American Bar Association, and a member of the Professional Organization for Women in the Arts (POWarts).