About Our Appraiser: Brett K. Maly

Brett K. Maly has served as a Director for Art encounter for over 25 years and has a wide breadth of knowledge in all manner of fine art. Certified as an Appraiser through UC Irvine’s Certification Program in Fine and Decorative Arts. In addition to appraising artworks by some of the most important artists in history, Mr. Maly has appeared as an expert on radio and television. He has a recurring role on the History Channel show PAWN STARS, where he has discussed everything from fine art valuation to its collection and preservation.











Larson-Juhl Custom Framers Training

Los Angeles, California, 1992


Bachelor of Arts

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 1996


Certificate in Appraisal Studies in Fine and Decorative Arts

University of California, Irvine, 2004


Classes/Examinations completed:


*ASA Ethics Exam, 2008

*ART HIS X404: Inspecting and Describing Fine Art

* PP 142 Provenance Research for Fine Art Appraisers

* PP/GJ 201 Introduction to Personal Property Valuation

* PP/GJ 202 Personal Property Valuation Methodology: Research and Analysis

* PP/GJ 203 Personal Property Valuation: Report Writing

* PP/GJ 204 Personal Property Valuation: The Legal and Commercial Environment

* SE 100 Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP): 2004, 2009, 2013, 2017, 2019, 2021 and 2024.

* MGMT X404 Insurance, Appraisers and the Law: Fine and Decorative Arts


Appraisal Experience:


Fine Art Appraiser for Art Encounter: February 2004 – Present


Other Relevant Experience:


Director of Artist Relations (Art Encounter): May 1996 – June 2003

Director of Marketing (Art Encounter): September 2003 – August 2005

President (Art Encounter): December 2013 – Present


Association Memberships:


Candidate, American Society of Appraisers

American Society of Interior Designers

Industry Partner, Central California/Nevada Chapter