Get to know Jerry Bengis and some of his achievements

Jerry Bengis or the ascent of an authenticator of Salvador Dali prints top professional? I have two long time professions- art appraiser and owned the largest sign company in Miami for many years – I am working as a consultant in signs- how do I use both? I am also in the sign business for over 45 years—I owned Bengis Signs in Miami and am now a principle in Graphplex Signs in Hollywood. I have made most of the most important signs in Florida like all the Coppertone Signs and the first 700 Burger King signs and all the Pollo Tropical signs at the onset. I also one of the foremost authorities on Salvador Dali in the world.

What clients say about Jerry Bengis : Since 1998, Jerry Bengis has been an invaluable resource as an Art Appraiser and expert to many of my clients both here in the U.S and Overseas. Having done countless appraisals, his knowledge and expertise on many of the Masters of the 20th Century like Chagall, Dali and Picasso has translated into Appraisals for Insurance Replacement Value and Fair Market Value. I have known Jerry to always go the extra mile in research and documentation. Being an Art Historian myself I have had to set a very high bar on which experts that I can recommend with great confidence. Jerry has always been at the top of that list.

Modern Art generally refers to artwork produced from the mid-19th century until the 1970s. Modern Art emphasized emotions, themes and abstract concepts. Op Art , Optical Art uses optical illusions to evoke movement, warping, flashing, vibration and hidden images. Pochoir is a stencil used in visual arts to draw or paint identical shapes or patterns every time it is used. Pop Art emerged in the United States in the late 1950s and drew on themes from popular culture, advertising and comic books to appeal to a broad audience. Realism is a style of painting that depicts everyday subjects as they actually appear.

In addition to being trained in many areas of art, Jerry Bengis ranks as an international authority on Salvador Dali’s work. He has examined thousands of pieces and has never had a Dali piece returned to him nor faced challenges from insurance companies, which have recommended him for repeat business. Frank Hunter; the successor to Albert Field, the archivist for Salvador Dali Prints and author of The Official Catalog of the Graphic Works of Salvador Dali, hired Jerry Bengis to evaluate and appraise pieces donated to the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg. He has curated museum shows in Fort Lauderdale and Las Vegas celebrating the artist.

Constructivism was a Russian movement in art and architecture from 1919 which viewed art as part and conveyance of social revolution. Contemporary Art generally refers to art produced since World War II. Cubism developed by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque based on some ideas of Paul C├ęzanne. An important art movement developed from 1906 until 1914 in France and spread throughout Europe. It represents all the surfaces of depicted objects in a single flat plane as if all sides of the objects are visible from the same point of view.

When he is not working, Jerry Bengis enjoys traveling throughout the world. So far, he has visited destinations in Europe, northern Africa, and the United States. Also a sports fan, the art expert follows the Miami Dolphins football team and especially admires the athletic prowess of baseball player Mickey Mantle. Read additional info on Jerry Bengis.

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