About Brian W. Curtis

About Brian W. Curtis

Appraiser Profile

Brian W. Curtis is the proprietor of Brian W. Curtis Antiques and Fine Arts, an antique and appraisal company which he started in 1990. He has been involved in the antique business for over 30 years.

Mr. Curtis deals in all types of antiques with an emphasis on fine art and furniture. He has operated a successful antique shop for over thirty years and services clients throughout the United States. Additionally, he provides estate liquidation services and certified appraisals. He has served as broker for an important United States Civil War archive, as well as paintings and objects of art by prominent artists. He has been a collector of fishing tackle and has evaluated many collections, including that of the author, Zane Grey.  He recently worked with the Santa Cruz Natural History Museum in liquidating antiques and art willed them. Also continues to work with banks, lawyers, and fiduciaries.

He has a background as an art instructor prior to becoming involved in the antique business. As an artist, he co-created the Santa Cruz Surfing Monument on West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz CA.


Certified Appraisers Guild of America
Member in good standing
Completed all courses and obtained certification

Wichita State University, Kansas
Master of Fine Arts Degree

California State University, Long Beach
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree


Member of Certified Appraisers Guild of America
Member of Antiques & Collectibles National Assoc.
Member NFLCC Tackle Assoc.

Personal and Professional References

Nick Robertson, Owner
Robertson’s Antiques & Art
Carmel CA

Dina Hoffman, Attorney at Law
Santa Cruz CA

Nancy Kerrigan, Attorney at Law
Soquel CA

Sandra Hill, California Licensed Professional Fiduciary
Santa Cruz CA

Mark Weseloh, Senior Appraiser
Antique Appraisal Association of America
Carmel CA

Frank Tariccio
Frank’s Antiques
Soquel CA

Allen, Allen and Caroselli LLC
Watsonville Ca

Jill Wilson, Attorney at Law
Santa Cruz CA

Timothy J. Morgan, Attorney at Law
Santa Cruz CA

Rob Slawinski, Owner
Robert Slawinski Auctions
Scotts Valley CA