Kathleen Guzman


KMG Appraisals
Daytona Beach, FL, USA
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Kathleen Guzman is a recognized appraiser and auctioneer with over 25 years of experience in the art and antiques industry. She has personally auctioned over 1,500 sales with over 500,000 objects valued at over a half billion US dollars. She brings 15 years experience from the world-renowned international auction house Christie's, selling such items as a Monet watercolor for $4.3 million and the Ruby Slippers from "The Wizard of Oz" for $660,000. She was the former president of Christie's East and president of Phillips Auctioneers, as well as senior vice president of business development at Ebay.

Ms. Guzman is frequently quoted in print and radio and has been seen on television regarding the art and antiques market, and as a spokesperson for the art market on such shows as "Oprah," "Good Morning America," "Today," on CNN, and "Sally Jessy Raphael." She has been an on-air host for Good Life TV, a host at QVC, and a frequent guest for the new Treasure channel satellite cable station, "Treasure Seekers," and Metro TV's "Antique Show and Sell." She also has co-starred for the pilot TV show "For What It's Worth" with Robin Leach and is a contributing editor to the "Miller's Antique Collector's Books" writing articles. She has recently written a catalogue on Henri Matisse. She was the director of Hubert Gallery, specializing in Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso for two years, and is now professionally an independent consultant, a USPAP-certified art appraiser, writer, and charity auctioneer.

She holds an executive MBA from Columbia University and has a master's degree in art history from Queen's College. Ms. Guzman lectures extensively on the art market for the American Appraiser's Association, New York University, Bard College, and the Fashion Institute of Technology. Ms. Guzman also auctions extensively for charitable causes including Make-a-Wish, Juvenile Diabetes, and the American Craft Museum, to name a few, with such noted celebrities as Buck Henry, Tony Randall, and Dr. Ruth.

Her present and past clients include Bloomberg, Inc., the estate of Marilyn Monroe, Barbra Streisand, Playboy Magazine, the estate of General Tom Thumb, and the collection of the artist John Graham. Ms. Guzman is married with a teenager named after their large collection of "Alice In Wonderland" books and lives in New York City.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is an antiques appraisal event and television production; we do not buy or sell objects, and conducting any business with an appraiser at the ANTIQUES ROADSHOW event is strictly forbidden.

If you decide to do business with an appraiser who has appeared on ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, please keep in mind these tips before consigning or selling an item:

  • Get more than one referral and check references
  • Get valuations of your item from more than once source
  • Compare options between different types of sellers, i.e., a dealer versus an auction house
  • If you are considering consigning an object for auction, be sure to inquire how the item will be priced, the size of the fee, and the expected amount of time the process may take. Find out what will happen if it doesn't sell.
  • Check the appraiser's professional associations (such as International Society of Appraisers, American Appraisers Association, National Auctioneers Association)
  • Consult an attorney before signing a contract
  • Whatever kind of transaction you decide to enter into, always get a detailed written receipt for your records

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW’s pool of experts are professionals with a wide range of experience in the antiques, fine art and collectibles community, and they are from a diverse background of auctioneers, dealers and appraisers.

All ROADSHOW appraisers are independent volunteers who donate their time and expertise to PBS and who pay their own expenses to be on the show. All business transactions are independent from ANTIQUES ROADSHOW.