After 44 years at Sotheby’s—41 as Head of the American Folk Art Department—Nancy Druckman has founded her own consultancy company, Nancy Druckman Art, LLC. Nancy’s pioneering efforts, including her extensive publications and lectures, helped to establish the field of Folk Art as a valid and vibrant area of study and collecting for individuals and institutions alike.
At Sotheby’s, Nancy established markets for disciplines as diverse as Pennsylvania German Fraktur and American folk art watercolors (The American Folk Art Collection of Colonel Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch); marine folk art, manuscripts, and scrimshaw (The Whaling Collection of Barbara Johnson); American weathervanes (The Bernard Barenholtz Collection); American carved and painted trade figures (The Fred and Mary Fried Collection); American painted furniture (The Howard and Jean Lipman Collection); New England folk art (The Bertram K. and Nina Little Collection); Paintings of Bill Traylor (The Joe and Pat Wilkinson Collection); American decoys (The Dr. James M. McCleery Collection); American flags (The Thomas S. Connelly Collection); and American samplers and schoolgirl embroideries (The Betty Ring Collection).
Nancy will bring her decades of experience—the most of any specialist in the field of Folk Art—to her new endeavor, together with the personal attention that has made her a trusted advisor to collectors, museums, and to her colleagues.
Nancy Druckman Art, LLC, will provide clients with a fresh resource of all of their needs: buying, selling, appraisals, donations, documenting, conserving, and strategizing next steps.
Please be in touch if you think she might be able to assist you.