Gregg Dietrich is the Maritime Art Consultant and Appraiser for Bonhams in New York.
He has worked for more than 25 years in this field. He started his career as Assistant Director of the San Francisco Ship Model Gallery in New York and was soon promoted to Director, where his responsibilities included locating rare and outstanding ship models for an international clientele. In 1990, he opened North Star Galleries, which grew into one of the most highly-regarded galleries in the field of maritime art.
Later, Dietrich served as the Vice President and Senior Maritime Specialist at an international auction house. Since leaving that position in early 2009, Dietrich has been leading a maritime art consulting business and working with a select group of collectors, institutions and museums. Dietrich's expertise includes a wide range of areas related to maritime art including: paintings, ship models, scrimshaw, prints, vintage and period photographs, instruments and other nautical collectibles. He is also one of the most respected appraisers in his field.
Dietrich is a graduate of Cornell University School of Art, Architecture & City Planning with a BFA. He also earned a certificate of study from New York University in Appraisal Studies.
Dietrich is a well-known sailing competitor, who competed in the 1980 Olympic Yachting Trials in the 470 Class, and later served as the Assistant Coach and Technical Consultant for the US 470 Class team in preparation for the 1984 Olympic Games. From 1984 to 1988, Dietrich was a member of the US Olympic Yachting Executive Committee, and during that period he was charged with developing the first women's Olympic yachting team and the first Olympic sailboard team.