erri Kahan Fine Art is a private art advisory firm based in the heart of Manhattan’s upper east side, specializing in Modern and Contemporary Art. The firm was founded in 2001 by Terri Kahan and provides advisory services for private and corporate clients, including architects, decorators, designers, real estate developers, family of-fices and art funds, working with seasoned and emerging collectors alike. Terri’s interest in the art world started at a very early age. A native New Yorker, she grew up surrounded by art. Both parents have been prominent dealers and avid collectors. Alexander Kahan dealt in PostImpressionist and Modernist work for over sixty years. He was involved in publishing the graphic works of Karel Appel, Alexander Calder, Matta and others, served as the exclusive North American agent for the prints or paintings of numerous artists including Marc Chagall and was instrumental in putting together a number of important collections, in-cluding the The Armand Hammer Collection. Jane Kahan runs the Jane Kahan Gallery. Founded in 1973, the gallery specializes in Modern master tapestries, paintings and prints, and is a member of FADA (Fine Art Deal-ers Association), IFPDA (International Fine Print Dealers Association), and CINOA (Confédération Internationale des Négociants en Oeuvre d’Art).
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Ms. Kahan received her B.A. from Brandeis University, studied art history at N.Y.U. and spent many years working for a number of leading auction houses and galleries, including Christie’s, Jane Kahan Gallery, Alexan-der Kahan Fine Arts and Gagosian Gallery. She then went on to obtain her MBA from Columbia University and subsequently founded and launched one of the first online art businesses called Onview. com, which worked with 300 of the most globally prominent fine art galleries. The site was ranked by Forbes magazine as its “Fa-vorite” in its Best of the Web issue. She also completed the certificate program from NYU in Fine and Decora-tive Arts and is an appraiser qualified in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). Ms. Kahan launched TKFA in 2001 out of a desire to assist collectors in what can often times be the intimidating and difficult process of navigating the complex international art market. Her goal has been to make the process of learning about and collecting art both enjoyable and easy. Ms. Kahan keeps abreast of the market by visiting galleries and dealers, traveling to art fairs and attending auc-tions, bringing this wealth of knowledge gained to her clientele.