Arlie Sulka, a graduate of Smith College, is the owner of the world renowned gallery, Lillian Nassau LLC, in New York City. Lillian Nassau, the gallery’s founder, has been credited with reviving the interest in and almost single-handedly creating the market for the work of Louis Comfort Tiffany and Tiffany Studios. In 1980, Ms. Nassau directly recruited Ms. Sulka, who was then working as the senior cataloguer at Plaza Auction Galleries, Inc., to work alongside her in her legendary 57th Street gallery. Ms. Nassau personally educated Ms. Sulka, who accompanied the celebrated dealer to numerous museums and gallery openings, auction exhibition previews and sales, and visits to private clients’ homes. Now a recognized specialist and dealer in late 19th- and early 20th-century decorative arts, Ms. Sulka has been a devotee of the work of Louis Comfort Tiffany and Tiffany Studios, particularly his blown glass, lamps, windows, and ceramics. Having over 30 years of experience in the field of antiques, Ms. Sulka has researched and negotiated the acquisition of thousands of objects offered to the gallery and has authenticated and appraised objects for private clients and various museums in North America and in Europe. She also lectures in museums around the country, has published articles, has been a part-time lecturer in the NYU Continuing Education Appraisal Studies Program and serves on the Board of Directors of the National Antiques and Art Dealers Association of America, Inc. (NAADAA).
Since assuming ownership of Lillian Nassau LLC in 2006, Ms. Sulka has mounted a number of Tiffany exhibitions at the gallery and has published two important books about Tiffany Favrile Glass and Tiffany Favrile Pottery, written by acclaimed Tiffany scholar and Professor Emeritus of Art History, Rutgers University, Dr. Martin Eidelberg.