James W. Willis


James W. Willis

James W. Willis

International Trade

James W. Willis was reappointed by President Barack Obama in January 2017 to the Cultural Property Advisory Committee.

James W. Willis is Founder and Owner of James Willis Tribal Art, positions he has held since 1972.

Mr. Willis has been an appraiser since 1972 for multiple collections including the Maxwell Stanley Collection, Jerry Joss Collection, and San Francisco Fine Arts Museum.

He is a founding member of Friends of Ethnic Art and the San Francisco Art Dealers Association and a member of the M. H. De Young Museum Ancient and Tribal Arts Study Committee and the Center for African Art.

Mr. Willis was first appointed to the Cultural Property Advisory Committee in 2003. Mr. Willis received a B.A. from Pomona College.