Robin S.R. Starr

Vice President
Director of American & European Works of Art

Robin S.R. Starr

Vice President
Director of American & European Works of Art

Skinner Inc.




As Director of American & European Works of Art, Robin Starr heads one of Skinner’s most important specialty departments. In this key role she oversees a staff of specialists who appraise and catalog prints, paintings, sculpture, and works on paper for a wide variety of Skinner clients, including arts and cultural institutions, estates, major collectors, and private individuals. She is also widely regarded as one of Skinner’s most vibrant and animated auctioneers, bringing an enthusiastic spirit to the podium at Skinner’s American & European Paintings & Prints auctions, held three times annually. Starr’s area of specialization is in American paintings and prints from the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Outside her role at Skinner, Starr is a major contributor to the success of Boston’s thriving arts and culture community. She conducts numerous benefit appraisal days, lectures, and benefit auctions throughout the year. Starr has lectured in art history at various colleges throughout New England, including as a Lecturer in Art History at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

Starr joined Skinner in September of 1987 as a research and cataloguing assistant in the American & European Paintings & Prints Department. She received her M.A. in the History of Art, specializing in early medieval art, from Williams College. As an undergraduate, Starr combined an unusual double major in Art History and Physics through research in neutron activation autoradiography and its application in art historical research at Bates College.

Appraisal Videos

Watch Robin S.R. Starr on the PBS TV series Antiques Roadshow:

“New Republic Portfolio” Prints, ca. 1924
APPRAISED VALUE: $45,780-$76,120

1964 Manoucher Yektai Painting
APPRAISED VALUE: $15,000-$25,000

1916 George Cope Painting
APPRAISED VALUE: $4,000-$6,000

Paul Maze Watercolor, ca. 1939
APPRAISED VALUE: $2,000-$3,000

Hermann Dudley Murphy Seascape Oil Painting, ca. 1910
APPRAISED VALUE: $10,000-$15,000

Doel Reed Painting & Aquatint, ca. 1935
APPRAISED VALUE: $4,500-$6,700

Oil Attributed to Joaquin Clausell, ca. 1925
APPRAISED VALUE: $15,000-$25,000

Pauline Palmer Provincetown Oil, ca. 1930
APPRAISED VALUE: $8,000-$12,000

Joan Miró Etching
APPRAISED VALUE: $6,000-$8,000

1957 Milton Resnick Abstract Oil
APPRAISED VALUE: $15,000-$25,000

William & Ellsworth Woodward Works, ca. 1910
APPRAISED VALUE: $30,800-$51,200 

Sketches Attributed to Frederic Remington, ca. 1890
APPRAISED VALUE: $5,000-$10,000

Joseph Henry Sharp Oil, ca. 1920
APPRAISED VALUE: $25,000-$50,000

Cullen Yates “Hazy Day Autumn” Oil Painting, ca. 1920
APPRAISED VALUE: $5,000-$7,000


Mary Elizabeth Price Oil Painting, ca. 1930
APPRAISED VALUE: $40,000-$60,000

De Scott Evans “Prize Apples” Painting, ca. 1880
APPRAISED VALUE: $12,000-$22,000

Zao Wou-Ki Etchings and Drawing, ca. 1950
APPRAISED VALUE: $22,500-$28,500

1962 Andrew Dasburg Pastel
APPRAISED VALUE: $20,000-$30,000

Early 20th-Century Eugenio Zampighi Paintings
APPRAISED VALUE: $13,000-$17,000

Zden k Burian Illustrations, ca. 1930
APPRAISED VALUE: $8,000-$10,000

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