About Hindman

Hindman is recognized internationally as a leading fine art auction house. With an unyielding focus on client service, Hindman offers holistic solutions to connect clients in local US cities to the global art market. Hindman operates more salesrooms in the United States than any other firm and conducts over 100 auctions annually in categories such as fine jewelry, fine art, modern design, books and manuscripts, furniture, decorative arts, couture, Asian works of art, arts of the American West, and numismatics, as well as special focus subjects as the need arises.

Headquartered in Chicago, Hindman is home to 140 employees in both the Chicago office and regional offices in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Milwaukee, Naples, Palm Beach, San Diego, Scottsdale, St. Louis and Washington D.C.

Recognized for providing exceptional customer service, Hindman regularly handles the sale of collections of significant estates from around the country.

Founded in 1982, Hindman delivers value-added, customer-centric service to clients around the globe. Also, part of the Hindman family of auction houses, Cowan’s Auctions was opened in 1995 by Wes Cowan in Cincinnati, Ohio. Cowan’s quickly earned a reputation for integrity, customer service and great results. In 2018, these two firms became the foundation for Hindman, a rapidly growing organization with the ambition to be the nation’s most client-centric auction house.


Our History

Leslie Hindman founded her eponymous auction house in Chicago in 1982, which has grown to be one of the largest auction houses in the United States. In 2018, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers acquired Cowan’s Auction house, which was founded by Wes Cowan in 1995. Following the acquisition, Leslie sold the majority of her interest in Hindman and has since assumed her current position as Co-Director.

Our History