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DeWitt Stern

Mary Pontillo • Vice President

The Fine Art Department at DeWitt Stern works with fine art dealers, private collectors and museums in partnership with the Property & Casualty policies associated with these accounts.  With a commitment to client-centered service, DeWitt Stern offers a number of client resources, including:

  • How Documents Can Help or Hinder a Claim
  • ABAA Book Collector On-line Insurance Program 
  • Client Newsletters 
  • Your Art on Loan (Video)
  • Consignment Agreements and UCC Filings 
  • TSA Shipping and Screening Requirements 
  • Selecting Vendors and Contractors 
  • Disaster Planning and Risk Analysis 
  • Confidentiality in Art Transactions

All documents can be found at

In addition, DeWitt Stern hosts the Dealer Forum four times as year in conjunction with ARTNews.  Please find information pertaining to these educational sessions online here

Mary Pontillo, Vice President and Manager of the Fine Art Department, joined DeWitt Stern in 2006.  Prior to that, Mary worked at Huntington T. Block Insurance Agency/Aon for more three years as a Fine Art Insurance Underwriter and Account Manager.  Mary earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Art and Masters in Art History from James Madison University. She also completed the Appraisal Studies course at New York University, and a Certificate from NYU in Art Business.

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