Alan Fausel is the Vice President and Director of Fine Art at Bonhams of New York. He oversees the department and conducts regular auctions of American, European and Old Master Paintings.
Fausel brings with him almost 30 years of art world experience as a scholar, curator and appraiser. He is a Generalist Appraiser of paintings and drawings from Old Master to Modern, however, he has also served as an Appraiser of European Furniture and Decorations. He spent more than 16 years with Bonhams & Butterfields in San Francisco, and at another auction house in New York.
His curatorial career began at the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco in its Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Art. He was then appointed as Curator of the Frick Art Museum in Pittsburgh.
Fausel began his formal training in art history at the University of California at Los Angeles, where he received his bachelor's degree and continued his education by enrolling in the doctoral program at Stanford where he received his master's degree and completed the requirements for a doctorate excepting the dissertation.
He has been a regular on the paintings table since the inaugural season of PBS' "Antiques Roadshow®." He teaches at New York University in the Graduate School of Arts Education and is a frequent lecturer to groups including the Appraiser's Association of America. He also participates with Bonhams London office in The Dog Sale, an annual auction of sporting and dog-art related art as well as Barkfest, a highly anticipated event related to the sale.