Marc Selwyn received his BA in International Relations from Stanford University in 1982. He went on to obtain a Juris Doctor degree from New York University and practiced law in California beginning in 1986.
From 1988 to 1994, Mr. Selwyn was a contemporary art expert for Sotheby’s. His responsibilities included stints in New York and London, and he eventually became West Coast Fine Arts Director. During this time, he did extensive appraisal work which included fair market value and insurance appraisals for clients in the field of modern and contemporary art. From 1987 to 1994, he wrote extensively on contemporary art and was West Coast Editor for both Art & Auction magazine and Flash Art magazine. He was also a regular contributor of articles and reviews to L.A. Weekly, Beaux Arts Magazine, Arts and other publications.
In 1994, Mr. Selwyn was hired by PaceWildenstein as Director of their new Los Angeles gallery. In April of 1998, he led PaceWildenstein to become the West Coast partner of Grant Selwyn Fine Art. Since 2003, he has owned Marc Selwyn Fine Art which represents major artists including Richard Misrach, Mel Bochner, William Wegman and the estate of Lee Mullican. Mr. Selwyn also acts as a private advisor to clients and continues to do extensive appraisal work. He is a member of the American Art Dealers Association.