About Hindman

Hindman, an internationally recognized fine art auction house, offers its clients an unyielding focus on service and holistic solutions to connect to the global art market. Hindman conducts over 100 auctions annually in 52 collecting categories such as fine art, jewelry, modern design, books and manuscripts, furniture, native American art, decorative arts, antiquities, couture, and Asian works of art. Founded and headquartered in Chicago, Hindman is now represented in 13 cities in the United States and operates five salerooms, more than any other auction house in the country.

In business for almost 40 years, Hindman provides private collectors, estate professionals and institutions comprehensive art services including auction, private treaty sales, collection management as well as disposition and acquisition advice. Hindman also offers valuation & appraisal services for clients seeking market value, gift tax, insurance and estate tax appraisals. Hindman has had the privilege of handling collections from distinguished private collectors & estates, museums, institutions, and corporations.


Our History

Leslie Hindman founded her eponymous auction house in Chicago in 1982, which grew to be one of the largest auction houses in the United States. In 2018, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers acquired Cowan’s Auction house, founded by Wes Cowan in 1995, creating the foundation for Hindman Auctions.

Our History