Elizabeth Lizzie Amundsen Gurr Johns Chicago

Elizabeth Amundsen

Vice President, Business Development, Midwest


+1 (312) 888-0904

Lizzie works closely with attorneys, private bankers, wealth managers, insurance professionals, and collectors on the valuation of fine and decorative art, jewelry, wine, memorabilia, and other tangible personal property including the general contents of an estate. She oversees appraisals for the purposes of estate planning and estate tax, charitable giving, family division, litigation, insurance coverage and claims, art leasing, and loan collateral. Lizzie also facilitates private sales on behalf of collectors and fiduciaries.

Prior to joining Gurr Johns, Lizzie worked with facade architects on cultural institutions and landmark buildings including the Steppenwolf Theater and Willis Tower. Previously, she co-founded a media company to help museums expand their digital footprint and offset the expense of printed member communications through advertising partnerships with world-class institutions including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Getty, the High Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She has further experience in art advisory, gallery management, and curatorial roles.

Lizzie holds a BFA in Art History, Theory, and Criticism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is a member of the Arts Club of Chicago and the Society for Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago.