Levis Fine Art Auctions & Appraisals holds two auctions per year as well as the occasional specialized auction for estates, corporations and galleries. Generally speaking the auctions are scheduled for April and November. The mission of the company is to provide a well catalogued art auction to it's clients from across Canada, the United States and elsewhere.
Doug Levis, the principal behind the company has been involved in the art industry since the early 1970's. He attended the University of Calgary and graduated from the University of Victoria with a degree in Fine Arts, Visual Arts, second degree honours. He returned to Calgary and managed Kensington Fine Art Gallery for five years before doing art consulting work and developing a computer program for the fine art industry. Doug Levis started Artbank Incorporated and was Federally Incorporated in 1986 [you always wondered why that was there, didn't you? Well to be honest I didn't want to fill out two income tax reports]. Since then he has managed another auction company here in Calgary before starting Levis Fine Art Auctions and holding the first auction in 1992
From that begining, the auction company has seen many fine works and estates pass through the auction rooms. Numerous commercial and institutional galleries have utilized the expertise the company can offer.
At least twice a year, the company sends catalogues and notices for upcoming auctions to over 5,000 names currently on the mailing list. Clients include institutions, corporate collections, commercial galleries and private collectors from across Canada, the United States and overseas. The corporate philosophy regarding e-mail is to have the client's address on the mailing list and send them a brochure in addition to notifing them of web site changes. This way the client has a brochure for reference when it comes to colour accuracy between what has been published on this web site and the brochure in their hands. The front cover of the catalogue is always photographed and included on the web site as a Colour Check
In addition, with over 10,000 items sold since 1992, thirty years of experience, and various sources and affiliates, appraisals and consulting are a natural consequence to the firm.
If there is anything we can be of service with or if you have questions or comments, please feel to contact the office.
Levis Fine Art Auctions & Appraisals
[a Division of Artbank Incorporated]
1739 10 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T3C 0K1
WEB SITE www.levisauctions.com