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Thomas Moran  (1837-1926)
Fort George Island, Florida, 1892-1895

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Noelle DeSantis
American Painting Specialist, Noelle DeSantis has nearly a dozen years of expertise in the American art field. She currently serves as a Director of Godel & Co., one of America’s leading galleries in American paintings from the 1800s to early 1900s, including Hudson River School, American Impressionism, genre, and still-life painting.

Ms. DeSantis joined Godel & Co. in 2000 as Director of Research, a position she held for over five years. Today, Ms. DeSantis works closely with private collectors and public institutions to help form their art collections. She has extensive experience with American paintings, such as appraising, researching, cataloguing and evaluating condition. Over the years, Ms. DeSantis has developed close, working relationships with museum curators, art dealers, painting conservators, fine art framers, and leading artist experts. Ms. DeSantis has consulted for auction houses and private dealers. Although Ms. DeSantis’ expertise lies in American art, she also has a thorough knowledge of painting styles from Old Master to Modern Art. In 2007, Ms. DeSantis formed Noelle DeSantis Fine Art, a part-time business of buying and selling American and European paintings and antiques.

Ms. DeSantis holds her masters degree in Fine and Decorative Art from Sotheby’s Institute in London, and the University of Manchester, England.  She attended Temple University for her undergraduate degree in art history and art education, with an emphasis in the studio arts.  Ms. DeSantis attended the Tyler School of Art in Rome, Italy where she studied the history of Renaissance art and took studio classes in print-making, photography, and painting. She is published in periodicals and contributes entries annually to the American Art publications A Glorious Quest and An Alluring Path. Originally from the Philadelphia area, Ms. DeSantis currently resides in New York City with her husband and French bulldog named Olive.