Linda Dyer


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Linda Dyer brings 20 years' experience in evaluating, authenticating, buying and selling American Indian art and ethnographica to her recently established business as an independent appraiser, consultant and broker.

Ms. Dyer spent 12 years as the director of American Indian Art department at Skinner, Inc. of Boston. At this highly successful fine arts auction house, she developed a department in the area of Native American art ethnographica that achieved international recognition in sales and refinement of the Native American art market.

Her career in the field began in the late 1970s at Harvard University's Peabody Museum of Ethnology, where she participated in the development of a highly successful retail gallery within the institution.

Ms. Dyer's professional activities have included appraisal in a variety of material including Eskimo, American West and Spanish Colonial art, related photography, books and fine art and jurying competitive exhibitions of contemporary works by Native American artists.

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