Highly Qualified and Experienced Art Appraisers

Appraisal Authentication, and Consulting Services

John Buxton of Arttrak works with museums, collectors, dealers, appraisers, and the legal community in authenticating and appraising African, Precolumbian, Oceanic, and American Indian Art. Appraisals of fine art - paintings, prints, drawings, and works on paper are also available.

John Buxton, ISA CAPP, is an expert appraiser of tribal art. Mr. Buxton has over 40 years of experience including lecturing, appraising, appearing as an expert witness, and appearing as a regular appraiser on the nationally recognized PBS television show "Antiques Road Show." Mr. Buxton owns Shango galleries, specializing in tribal art.

John A. Buxton, ISA CAPP

Professional Profile

With Mr. Buxton's expertise in appraisal methodology, he is often asked to evaluate the methodology of other appraisal reports outside the Tribal art field. He can also locate appraisal expertise in other fields and form appraisal teams for large projects. Mr. Buxton is a qualified expert witness and has provided expertise in African and Precolumbian cases. Mr. Buxton has appeared on the Antiques Roadshow since its inception in 1996 and is considered the lead appraiser for African, Oceanic, and Precolumbian art.


+ Professional Education & Designations:

2016 Tested and passed ISA course USPAP, Leon Castner, Instructor (thru 2018) 2015 International Society of Appraisers Lamp of Knowledge Award 2014 Tested and passed AAA course USPAP, Gayle Skluzacek, instructor (thru 2016) 2014 Completed Requalification course for International Society of Appraisers (thru 2020)

2012 Tested and passed AAA course USPAP, Gayle Skluzacek, instructor (thru 2014)
2010 Completed Requalification course for International Society of Appraisers (thru 2015)
2002 Ellen A. Amirkhan NTISA Distinguished Service Award
2002 Featured in full page “High Profile” Article, Dallas Morning News (July)
2000-2001 National Board of Directors, International Society of Appraisers
2000 Designated Member of the Year, International Society of Appraisers
2000 President, North Texas Chapter, International Society of Appraisers
1999-1997 National Chairman, Electronic Information Services Committee, ISA
1999 Designated Specialist, Certified Appraiser of Personal Property, ISA
1998 CAPP Requalification Course, ISA, Los Angeles
1997 Seminar 97, Dallas, Texas
1997 ISA Expert Witness Course, Dallas
1993 Completion of Appraisal Principles Core Course, ISA
1993 Designated Member, ISA
1993 The Appraiser as an Expert Witness - Legal Research

+ Employment Background and Professional Experience:

2017-1997 Appraiser on the Antiques Road Show, PBS Television
2005 Designated Expert Witness, Roadway Express vs. Dr. Martin Trepel
1997 Designated Expert Witness, Roadway Express vs. Dr. Martin Trepel
1996 Established Buxton, Appraisal, Authentication, and Consulting Services
1996 Selected for Chubbs Antique Road Show - PBS Television
Present-1974 Appraised, authenticated, & evaluated tribal art for private and institutional clients
1993 Begun ART TRAK, Inc. online nationally as a computer network for art information
1991 Founded and incorporated ART TRAK, Inc., an art services computer company
1991 Designated Expert Witness for City of Kenner vs. Mince
1990 Designed computer database, AUCTION TRAK, for the appraisal, research, evaluation, and authentication of Tribal art
1976 Established Shango Galleries
1974 Established The Bahraini Chest, an import shop, in Dallas, Texas (November)
1973-74 Traveled extensively throughout Africa, India, Pakistan, Iran, and the Middle East

+ Lecture and Seminar Venues:

Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington DC
Kimbell Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas
Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama
McClung Museum, Knoxville, Tennessee
National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Association of Midwest Museums
International Society of Appraisers
Arizona State Museum, Tucson, Arizona

+ Appraisal Clients

Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas
Austin College, Sherman, Texas
Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston, Texas
Buffalo Museum of Science, Buffalo, New York
University of Iowa Art Museum, Iowa City, Iowa
National Annuity Company, Salt Lake City, Utah
Jones Day, Cleveland, Ohio
University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas
Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin
Berea College, Berea, Kentucky
CM Russell Museum, Great Falls, Montana
Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona
Ottawa University, Ottawa, Kansas
Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Dallas Public Library, Dallas, Texas
Federal Bureau of Investigation, Jackson, Mississippi
McClung Museum, Knoxville, Tennessee
Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
Frost National Bank, Fort Worth, Texas
Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois
Indiana University Museum of Art
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Cincinnati Museum of Art, Cincinnati, Ohio
Minnesota Science Museum, St. Paul, Minnesota
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
Internal Revenue Service, Washington DC
Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama
High Museum, Atlanta, Georgia
Private Clients

+ Social Media

2004 - Present Professional Blog
2009 - Present ArtTrak Newsletter

+ Formal Education:

1963 - 1968 Tulane University, Bachelor of Arts, New Orleans, Louisiana.
1959 - 1963 Williston Academy, Easthampton, Massachusetts

+ Consultations:

Appraisals ‑ computer searches for comparables
Expert Witness
Authentication of African, Pre-Columbian, Oceanic, and American Indian Art
Auction bidding for Museums and Collectors
Art expert/appraiser locator service