James Gillis

With a Masters of Liberal Arts in Latin American History, James Gillis brings an enthusiastic and deep knowledge of History to the gallery. James has a very diverse and colorful background including being a former U.S. Marine, professional and academic experience with Homeland Security, operating several businesses from the ground up in Latin America, living and studying in The Middle East, and was a volunteer Docent at the National World War II Museum here in New Orleans. James' passion for learning, history and educating makes him a wonderful global sales associate-and a great conversationalist!

 

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Like Father, Like Son: The Artistic Style of the Brueghel Family

The Brueghel family has long enjoyed a strong history in the realm of Flemish painting. The patriarch of the family, Pieter Brueghel the Elder, set the stage for the family’s success and popularity in 16th-century Dutch Renaissance art that carried on for his future generations. As placing peasants in everyday life as the… Read More »

Nécessaire: The Greatest Travel Companion + GIVEAWAY!

* Gold gilded silver and cut crystal accentuate the various toiletries inside* Travel during the late 16th century all the way through the early 19th century was considered a privilege and a symbol of wealth shared only by those who were fortunate enough to afford the luxury. Upon completing their academic studies, young… Read More »

The Duck Press - Strange and Delightful

* Silver Plate Duck Press by Joseph Heinrichs - Item Number 30-1042* Foie gras, sweet crepes, escargot, ratatouille…the list could go on. French culture constantly amazes the world by remarkable dishes that leave many dumbfounded and in complete awe. Traditionally appealing to high taste, these dishes display the immense… Read More »