Curriculum Vitae


  • Expertise in American Southern antiques, specializing in the Louisiana School of Art
  • 25–year affiliation with the International Society of Appraisers
  • Current membership in the Certified Appraiser Guild of America
  • 35 years in the business
> Back to expert network

We would like to introduce you to David Goldberg, Auctionata expert in American Southern Antiques.

David J. Goldberg is an expert in Southern antiques from the United States of America, specializing in the Louisiana School of art.

Southern and Louisiana School art of the 19th and 20th centuries is a highly collectible field within American regional art. This school's body of work challenges that of every other group in the United States.

Mr. Goldberg has been involved with art and antiques his entire life, raised in a family of auctioneers who entered the trade around 1900. While at college, he worked at the auction rooms supplying Southern buyers and collectors, especially those looking for regional paintings and silver. During those years, Mr. Goldberg was fortunate to learn much about the business from several thoughtful and generous dealers in Manhattan.

In 1975, he opened an antiques shop in North Carolina, later returning to his native New Orleans to work in the family auction business, where he stayed for 18 years. He taught appraisal studies at Tulane University for 13 of those years. In 1996, Mr. Goldberg started an appraisal service, assisting clients with their insurance, estate, and other needs since that time.

His most exciting find to date is a Louisiana painting by William Buck, which came out of an estate and sold for $300,000. The value of such a painting has increased exponentially over the last few decades in private hands thanks to strengthening knowledge about and interest in regional art. 

David Goldberg lives and works in New Orleans.