About Us

For over thirty years Mitchell Brown Fine Art has had the pleasure of offering highly confidential and personal art advisory and consulting services that encompass all aspects of collecting art:

• Acquisitions  & Sales                                 • Framing

• Art market research & education               • Conservation

•Evaluation & Appraisal                               • Installation    

•Collection management                              • Insurance

•Storage                                                       • Shipping

From first-time buyers to seasoned collectors, museums, corporations, architects and interior designers, our clients are diverse.  We enjoy long-standing working relationships with a trusted network of resources and specialists throughout the art world, including direct access to numerous private collections, galleries, auction houses and working artists.

Our experience and knowledge has involved us in a broad range of American art. Our inventory has included works from the early Taos and Santa Fe painters, the Modernists, Regionalists, and Mid-West and Eastern Schools.  We are proud to have placed a great number of works by Maynard Dixon across the country.  Our expertise extends to working with contemporary art as well as with living artists.

We pride ourselves in our client relationships and welcome your inquiries.

Staff

Jeffrey Mitchell

Jeffrey Mitchell

PRESIDENT

Jeff’s first interest in art as a young man was stimulated by his observations of Japanese design while serving in the US Marine Corps in Japan.  His long career in the art world has always been fueled by his training first and foremost as a painter and graphic designer.  He received his BFA in Studio Art and Design from the University of Arizona and an MS in Art and Design from Pratt Institute in New York.

His earliest professional experience was serving as Art Director for Corporate Projects with Ken Saco and Associates in New York City.  Following his years in New York, Jeff worked for museums, serving as Assistant Director of the University of  Arizona Museum of Art, and as Director of the Millicent Rogers Museum in Taos, New Mexico.

Jeff founded MBFA in Tucson, Arizona in 1985 and has subsequently owned galleries in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Scottsdale, Arizona.  After 32 years of operating Mitchell Brown Fine Art as a retail gallery, he decided to work privately, focusing on personalized art services and client collection building.

During his long career he has been active in several local and national arts organizations and has written and spoken on the arts for numerous publications, museums, and other art focus groups.  He is passionate about fine art, wine, dogs, and family.

Janet Mitchell

Janet Mitchell

VICE PRESIDENT

As a former high school teacher, therapist, teaching chef, and cookbook writer, Janet describes herself as a generalist.  In addition to her administrative duties at Mitchell Brown Fine Art she serves as vice president and treasurer of the corporation.  She attended the University of Arizona for both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Gillian Blitch

DIRECTOR

Gillian has been a world traveler.  Multilingual, her broad exposure to the role of art in diverse cultural contexts informs her perspective on collection building and management.  A native of the UK, she studied Modern Iberian and Latin American Regional Studies first at University College London and then at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain.  After university she spent 8 years living and working in Japan while traveling extensively throughout Europe, North America and Asia.   Besides her knowledge of art history, she brings work experience in finance, business development and marketing to her role at Mitchell Brown Fine Art, where she has been Director since 2003.

 

 

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