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Israel Stepanian is an art consultant, appraiser and curator with particular expertise in Islamic art, Iranian, Turkish, Armenian modern and contemporary art, photography and sculpture.

Israel Stepanian

Personal Property Appraiser, Fine Arts Expert, American Society of Appraisers (ASA), Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA)

Israel Stepanian has over 15 years of experience as a respected independent Art Consultant and Art Appraiser in Los Angeles. Israel has curated numerous art exhibitions/shows for a variety of artists, and he also serves as representative for a number of artists. He is an Accredited Personal Property Appraiser with a M.A. in Art History from California State University Los Angeles.

Israel also holds a certification in Appraisal Studies in Fine and Decorative Arts from University of California Irvine extension and he is USPAP compliant. Israel has extensive experience in consulting to private collectors, designers, corporate entities, architects, artists and a variety of others. He also has considerable knowledge and experience in the areas of Art Market research, Provenance research and Authentication research.  Israel also frequently advises his clients on the purchasing or selling of artwork, and in the building of their art collections. Born in Armenia, Israel now resides in Los Angeles, where he has lived since 1994.

Hayk Amirkhanyan

Hayk Amirkhanyan

Fine Art Restoration Expert, Specialized in painting, multiple prints, paper, Russian icons

Hayk Amirkhanyan is Los Angeles based Art Restorer/Conservator who has been in Art restoration and conservation practice since 1995.

In 2001 he graduated from Yerevan State Academy of Fine Arts with Master’s Degree.

From 2001 to 2012 worked in restoration and conservation department of the National Gallery of Armenia as an Artist-Restorer. During the working activity restored number of highly valuable art works by West -European, Russian and Armenian artists. Also, curated number of traveling exhibitions to Netherlands, Italy and Russia from Armenia.

Henri Laborde

Henri Laborde

Fine Art Restoration Expert, Specialized in ceramics, percaline, resin, glass

The philosophy of Fine Art Restoration is that there is no such thing as a “small job”. We repair art whether it is highly valuable or simply has sentimental importance, whether it’s large or small, unique or common. Owner, Henri Laborde, believes in restoring your treasures with experienced and fine care for your ultimate satisfaction.

Mr. Laborde is an expert in ceramic, porcelain and glass restoration. He has trained alongside French master, Mr. Denis D., bringing 25 years of porcelain and Ceramic restoration knowledge to the studio. Since 1999 Mr. Laborde has also developed sharp skills in ivory restoration, plaster, brass, bronze restoration. He also specializes in resin and fiberglass restoration, mold making, casting and fine reproductions.

Laurent Gache

Laurent Gache

Fine Art Restoration Expert, Specialized in Antique & Modern, Furniture Expert/Restorer, International Society of Appraisers (ISA)

Well-accomplished, French-trained, master craftsman and antique furniture restorer with more than 40 years of successful restoration, development, and fabrication experience within the Antique Furniture Industry. Maintain expertise through years of antique furniture restoration and various antique furniture, decorative objects and fine art appraisals. A successful businessman, manager and owner, with outstanding organizational and technical skills; able to effectively manage a full staff and workshop. Experienced in doing restoration, appraisal and management work, equipped with strong interpersonal skills, capable of dealing effectively with a diverse group of clients at all professional levels.

Ricardo Alvarez

Ricky Alvarez

Fine Art Restoration Expert, Specialized in painting, murals, frescos

Ricardo Alvarez is a creative and talented artist that was born in Hidalgo Tamaulipas Mexico and began painting murals at age 7. When he was in his early 15s he got accepted at Bellas Artes Mexico, Academy of Art, at 22 he moved to Southern California to try his hand in animation. He was commissioned by a special effects company to create concept designs for movie studios such as Disney and DreamWorks.