Jerry Bengis or the growth 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.

Holography is an advanced form of photography that allows an image to be recorded in three dimensions. Some holograms are created in two or three layers giving the illusion of depth. Impressionism was a 20th century movement of Paris-based artists who began exhibiting their work publicly in the 1860s. Impressionism is characterized by visible brush strokes, emphasis on the changing qualities of light to evoke the passage of time and the depiction of ordinary subjects. The title of Claude Monet’s work Impression, Sunrise led to the name of the movement.

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.

Avant-Garde means advanced guard in French and is used to refer to new and experimental styles of art. The term has been used since the 1860s to describe modern art movements such as Impressionism, Fauvism, Cubism and other movements. Catalog raisone is a comprehensive catalogue of the works of art of a single artist. It is a meticulous list of works and describes each work so that it may be dependably identified by others.

Jerry’s main business of which he is extremely proud is the family’s neon sign business, Benngis Signs. You might be familiar with the most iconic sign of them all – the Coppertone Girl. In fact that sign was recently given an historic designation and became the first sign in Florida to receive such a designation. Mr. Bengis enrolled at the University of Miami, where he earned an award in statistics and secured a bachelor of business administration. He also studied at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. While there, he competed on the school’s baseball team. See even more information at Jerry Bengis.