Josefa Gonzalez-Mariscal Fine Art Appraiser & Consultant

Josefa Gonzalez Mariscal Professional Profile

Josefa Gonzalez Mariscal is a fine and decorative arts appraiser and consultant. She grew up and studied in Mexico City and now resides in Houston, Texas. She is a former diplomat, representing the Mexican government in matters of cultural affairs. Josefa has lectured and published both in the USA and abroad. She has worked identifying artworks in legal cases, for Federal agencies. Josefa consults on foreign patrimony laws and provenance issues.

Josefa Gonzalez Mariscal

She has helped in the repatriation of illegally imported artistic and cultural artifacts to their country of origin. Josefa has been an expert witness in art authenticity and valuation legal case. Josefa is an alumna of the NYU Fine and Decorative Arts Appraisal Studies Program. She is an Accredited Member of the International Society of Appraisers and a Certified Member of the Appraisers Association of America. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Appraisers Association of America. She is Vice-President of the Board of DiverseWorks, a Houston based contemporary arts nonprofit.

Fine and Decorative Arts Appraisal Studies ProgramNew York University
Appraisal Studies Core CoursesInternational Society of Appraisers
Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal PracticeAppraisal Foundation
Art History DegreeUniversidad Iberoamericana Mexico City
Master of Public Service and Administration & Nonprofit ManagementBush School of Government, Texas A&M University

Fine Arts

Professional Experience
Josefa Gonzalez Mariscal Fine Art
Velazquez Fine Art Consultants
Morton Auctioneers & Appraisers
Art Appraisals Services International
Cultural Affairs for the Consulate General of Mexico
Historic Archives and Museum. Colegio de las Vizcainas Catalogued the 200 Spanish colonial art collection
Universidad Claustro de Sor Juana. Adjunct - art history.
Universidad iberoamericana. Adjunct - Spanish Colonial art.
Rufino Tamayo Museum of Contemporary Art. Registrar Department
Museum of National History Research assistant for the Curator General
Historic Archives of the National School for the Visual Arts Archives. cataloguer
National School for the Visual Arts. Teaching Assistant
  • Co-author of Appraising Art: The Definitive Guide the Definite Guide to Appraising Fine and Decorative Arts. Appraisers Association of America, 2013.
  • Co-author of Grail …A Search (Selections from the Camilla Blaffer Royall collection) 2006.
  • Co-author of Los Vascos en Mexico y su Colegio de las Viscainas (Catalogue of the collection included) First Edition 1987. Second Edition 2006.
Professional Affiliations
  • International Society of Appraisers - Accredited Member
  • Gulf Coast Chapter of the International Society of Appraisers – President
  • Appraisers Association of America - Certified Member
  • Appraisers Association of America – Past Southwest Region Representative
  • Appraisers Association of America - Member of the Board of Directors
  • Appraisers Association of America – 2014 Director’s Award Recipient
Sample of Professional Courses or Seminars Attended
Appraising for Moving and Storage Damage ClaimsAmerican Society of Appraisers
Expert Witness Course for AppraisersInternational Society of Appraisers
Expert Witness Report WritingAppraisers Association of America & Seak
Assets. Annual ConferenceInternational Society of Appraisers
Annual Art Law Day SymposiumAppraisers Association of America
Annual National ConferenceAppraisers Association of America
Selected List of Donee Museums, Institutional and Commercial Clients
  • Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Texas, Houston, TX
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
  • The Hispanic Society of America Museum, New York, NY
  • The Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA
  • The Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin, TX
  • Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston, TX
  • International Museum of Art & Science, McAllen, TX
  • Bucksbaum Center for Arts Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, IA
  • Immigration & Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security
  • Sicardi Gallery, Houston, TX
  • Douglas W. Morse Antiques & Fine Art, Pasadena, CA
  • Robert Wittman Inc., Security, Recovery of Art Investments, Chester Heights, PA
Josefa Gonzalez-Mariscal Fine Art Appraiser & Consultant