Kathy Wong joined Skinner’s American and European Works of Art department in 2007. As a specialist, she is responsible for researching, evaluating, cataloging, and marketing 20th and 21st century paintings, drawings and sculpture.
At Skinner, Kathy has had the privilege of handling works from notable Boston collections such as those of CBS president Frank Stanton, philanthropist and businessman Melvin B. Nessel, and The Architects’ Collaborative (TAC) founding partner Louis Albert McMillen.
Prior to joining Skinner, Kathy worked as a fine art specialist at a San Francisco Bay Area auction house, where she oversaw the sale of significant works by international modernists such as Arnaldo Pomodoro, Zoran Antonio Music, Jehangir Sabavala, Walasse Ting, and Jorge de la Vega.
Kathy most enjoys uncovering previously unknown provenance and placing works in appropriate (and appreciative) private and institutional collections.
A native Californian, Kathy received her Bachelor of Arts degree in the History of Art from the University of California, Berkeley, where she focused primarily on modern and contemporary American art and architecture. She completed coursework in modern art theory and criticism, as well as the philosophy of art. Kathy has attended workshops through the Appraisers Association of America and completed core courses in the Appraisal Studies program through the Rhode Island School of Design.
She has a personal interest in Asian American art, Tonalism, the Arts and Crafts movement, Bauhaus influences on art and architecture in New England, Abstract Expressionism, and American architectural history.