Susan McDonough, AAA, is the owner of McDonough Fine Art Appraisals, LLC, which provides appraisal and research services for fine art. She is a certified appraiser and a member of the Board of Directors of the Appraisers Association of America. Prior to establishing her own practice, she was the Director of Publications and Press Relations at Hackett-Freedman Gallery in San Francisco. She has actively participated in art fairs such as Art Basel | Miami Beach and TEFAF and has served on the vetting committee of the San Francisco Fall Antiques Fair for the past four years. She is currently an adjunct instructor at New York University’s School of Professional Studies where she teaches a class on the “Essentials of Appraising.” Her specialized areas and periods of interest include Postwar, Contemporary & Emerging Art, Latin American Art, 19th- and 20th-century California and Western Art, and Photography. She has edited and published monographs and exhibition catalogues on a wide variety of art and artists throughout her career. Susan is a graduate of Columbia University, where she received her Bachelors’ degrees in Art History and Latin American Studies, and has a Certificate in Appraisal Studies in Fine and Decorative Arts from New York University, New York.