Great Masters Art Authentication
Art Authentication System
Technical & Scientific Instrumentation
San Diego, California
The $65 billion market for art is growing rapidly and becoming a common asset class for diversified investment portfolios, yet it lacks a reliable protocol for avoiding fakes and frauds.
The answer is to create a stable path for investors to protect their assets through indisputable evidence that supports and secures their art investments.
Great Masters Art Authentication provides the scientific methodology, the technical expertise and the vision to create the international gold standard for art authentication.
Its competitors, like Art Access, lack experience and a reference database. Many new authenticators are just imaging labs; they lack true technology.
The company believes that its use of the latest technologies in automation, imaging, and cloud computing combined with Chief Scientist Maurizio Seracini’s proprietary reference archives and scientific methodology, will fundamentally change the way investors select and buy art.
Maurizio Seracini – Founder & Chief Science Officer
Maurizio Seracini is a pioneer in the use of advanced tools common in engineering and medicine to discover the mysteries of centuries-old art.
He has studied more than 2,500 works of art and historic buildings, ranging from Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Last Supper” and Botticelli’s “Allegory of Spring”, to Da Vinci’s “Adoration of the Magi.”
In 1983, he investigated 19 paintings by Raphael on the 500th anniversary of the artist’s birth, and in 1991 he analyzed 19 paintings by Caravaggio in his role as scientific director of an exhibition in Florence and Rome.
With degrees from the University of California, San Diego (Bachelor’s degree in Bioengineering), and the University of Padua (Laurea degree in Electronic Engineering), Seracini has lectured at institutions in Italy and abroad, including Argentina and the United States.
He has been an adjunct professor at the University of Florence in its School of Engineering, School of Architecture, and School of Natural, Physical and Mathematical Sciences. He has also lectured at the International University of Art in Florence; the University of Ca’Foscari (Venice); and the University of Calabria (Cosenza), where he remains an adjunct Research Professor in the School of Engineering and School of Arts and Humanities.
Founder and owner of Editech s.r.l. in Florence, Italy, he has also been a Professor in the School of Engineering at UCSD, a founder and director of CISA3 and a fellow at the National Geographic Society.
Maurizio Seracini has had the unique opportunity to study an incredible number of Great Masters works and, in the process, create an archive of diagnostic data unparalleled in the world.
Curtis McConnell – Chief Operating Officer
Curtis McConnell is an IT professional with extensive experience managing software application development, and software implementation for e-commerce, retail, wholesale, manufacturing and financial services companies.
An expert in Supply Chain IT Systems, Mr. McConnell, founded Suidar, LLC a Boutique Executive IT Management Consulting firm.
Mr. McConnell met Maurizio Seracini in 2006 through mutual friends from UCSD and SDSU and they have been friends ever since.
He has always had a passion for art and history including a degree in Early Medieval History from Princeton University.
Skye Moursund – VP, Technology
Skye Moursund connects the missing technological dots between various hardware and software systems to improve business processes and solve real-world challenges.
From championing virtualization in the early 2000s, well before it was an accepted everyday practice, to designing highly scalable systems and architectures on a variety of technical platforms, Skye brings a broad set of IT skills to the team.