Monday, June 1, 2009

Larchmere Merchant Spotlight: Corcoran Fine Arts

We recently stopped by Corcoran Fine Arts to learn more about this unique gallery and fine art appraisal firm on Larchmere Boulevard. After entering the slate tiled foyer, we discovered a fascinating exhibit of Cleveland School artists on the walls of the gallery.

James Corcoran, an attorney, appraiser and art collector with over thirty years of experience, explained the significance of the collection, and why he decided to organize the show.

"At the time that these paintings were completed during the 20th century, Cleveland was the third wealthiest city in the country, and we had some very talented artists living here," says James Corcoran. "Besides, I needed something to put on the walls."

In addition to running the gallery, Corcoran has developed a business niche as both an attorney and a licensed appraiser. He appraises items that include paintings, sculptures and furniture, and has been successful with charitable donation and federal tax appraisals.

The gallery is open Monday and Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 11 am to 5:30 pm. It is open 10 am to 2 pm on Saturdays, or by appointment. For more information, visit

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