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Graydon Sikes

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Cowan's Auctions, Inc.
Cincinnati, OH
Everything But the House
Director of Artwork
Cincinnati, OH
Toured In
20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Phone
513-378-4778
Website

Graydon Sikes is the current director of artwork at EBTH (Everything But the House), the country's largest online estate sale marketplace, and has held the position since September of 2016. For the previous decade, he held the post of director of the fine and decorative art for Cowan's Auctions, in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

He is a USPAP certified appraiser and a licensed auctioneer in the states of Ohio and Kentucky. His areas of expertise include 18th-20th American and European works of art, with an emphasis on artists of the American West, as well as Asian decorative arts. Sikes has presided over several significant collections of Western art, totaling over $10 million in sales over the last decade. He is a regular speaker on 19th-century Western art, and has conducted numerous appraisal fairs and talks in the Midwest.

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