Susanna Fichera has been a fine art dealer and appraiser since 1987. Her original focus on late 19th and early 20th century artists has evolved over the years, with her areas of interest and inventory reflecting her personal and eclectic approach to collecting. She now has narrowed her attention primarily to modern work, especially American, Italian-American, and Italian artists of the 20th century.
Her serendipitous arrival at this point follows an academic background in art history, auction work, and integration of family heritage. New passions continue to appear.
Susanna received her Master of Arts degree in Art History from Tufts University, with a concentration and thesis on the English Pre-Raphaelite painter Edward Burne-Jones and his stained glass designs. Prior to graduate school, she completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History at Boston College. Her formal art education also included study of fine art and Italian language at Loyola University in Rome, following a summer program in Umbria.
She is the author of a catalogue on Max Bohm for the 1994 exhibition held at the Cape Museum of Art in Dennis and at the Danforth Museum of Art in Framingham, both in Massachusetts. She wrote the exhibition catalogue for a show on Cecilia Beaux held at Alfred J. Walker Fine Art in 1990. Prior to establishing her own business, she was the director of American and European paintings at Skinner Inc. from 1984 to 1987; she also was a consultant and appraiser for Alfred J. Walker Fine Art in Boston for six years.
Susanna currently owns a gallery in Brunswick, Maine, and exhibits yearly at the two prime art fairs in Boston. She is a member of the New England Appraisers Association and has been a consultant for institutions of fine art in Maine, including the Ogunquit Museum of American Art, the Bates College Art Museum, and the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.