Author Archives: Mary Manion

Mary Manion

About Mary Manion

Mary Manion is associate director of Landmarks Gallery and Restoration Studio in Milwaukee, Wis. A columnist for Antique Trader since 2006, Manion is a member of the New England Appraisers Association.

Quai du Louvre en Hiver, oil on canvas, signed lower right, framed; 8” x 12 1/2” (sight), 14 3/4” x 19” (frame), $12,500. Image courtesy Cowan’s Auctions

Esteem is rising for Édouard Léon Cortès art

Paintings of Paris, scenes from the Left Bank – the City of Light with the Eiffel Tower hovering in the background. It was an old Hollywood movie cliché, the painter with his easel near the sidewalk café, peddling his work to tourists. The number of Paris street scenes produced and sold...

Composition No. III_Mondrian

Cubist influence reshapes Mondrian’s work

Piet Mondrian was among the early visionaries of abstract art and an artist whose work and name received a black mark by the Nazi regime during the reign of the Third Reich. Seventy-four years after his death, his name is in the news again as his work is at the center...

Art Aplenty: Appraising the print market

Mary Manion, Arts Market columnist for Antique Trader, examines the subject of fine art prints, including definition of types of prints and current state of the market. A market that some say is driven by collectors.
Lipchitz painting

Donating art? IRS requires proper appraisal

Be it downsizing, debt or some other factor that may prompt one to consider donating art or antiques, Art Markets columnist Mary Manion offers a friendly reminder of the importance of appraisals in meeting tax requirements of donations.
Giacometti "In the Bistro"

Art Markets: Redefining modern art in sculpture and sketches

In the Feb. 4, 2015 issue of Antique Trader, Mary Manion explores the work, inspiration and influence of modern art master Alberto Giacometti in her Arts Markets column. While Giacometti's name may not be as recognizable as his contemporaries, the sculptor’s masterpieces helped redefine modern art and are fetching record-setting amounts...