Arbitrator, specialist in 16th century Northern Art
Richard de Koster, is currently moderating a highly successful academic website on art history and is a specialist on 16th century Northern Art. In 1994 he mounted an exhibition with the Boston Institute of Fine Art “On Connoisseurship.” His current work on art history can be found at the URL: https://independentresearcher.academia.edu/RicharddeKoster.
Mr. de Koster is formerly a museum director, gallerist, private consultant and arbitrator focused on fine art disputes. He was a Greater Hudson Heritage NetworkTrustee, a consortium of New York State museums, for many years; a member of the American Association of State and Local History,; Historians of Netherlandish Art and member of the Cultural Heritage Conservation Science Research Discussion Group, Collections Preservation and Care Discussion Group and LinkedIn Medieval and Renaissance Studies Group.
Articles about his work are as follows:
The New York Times, New York, February 10, 1975, p.46
The New Common Good, New York, December, 1984, front page.
Dame Magazine, Tokyo, Japan, January, 1985, p.82
Boston Globe, “On Connoisseurship” Boston Institute of Fine Arts, Boston, Mass., March 24, 1994
Richard de Koster’s practice has included arbitration since 1987. He has served as an Arbitrator in a range of art and commercial disputes. He is a member of the American Arbitration Association and Arbitration Panel of the National Association of Securities Dealers Public Panel, which represents the interests of the consumer.
He was appointed to the Arbitration and Mediation pools of CAfA in November 2022.
He attended New College in Sarasota, FL, U.S.A.
Mr. de Koster is fluent in English and French (intermediate).