About Rachel Davis Fine Arts

Rachel Davis - director

Rachel Davis holds a B.A. in Art History and Chemistry from the University of Delaware, along with an M.B.A. from Indiana University. She worked as a Painting Conservation Assistant at Winterthur Museum from 1980-1982, and was Director of Fine Arts at WOLF's from 1983-1991.

Megumi Yamazoe - office manager

Megumi Yamazoe was born and spent her early years in Tokyo, Japan. She came to the US as a teen-ager and eventually attended Baldwin Wallace University where she received a B.A. in Art History. She worked for WOLF’S auction house from 1997-2001 in consignment services. In 2001 she joined the staff.

Michael Abarca - gallery manager

Michael Abarca is a native Cleveland artist and graphic designer. He graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2009 with a B.F.A. in Drawing. He was a gallery director at FORUM Artspace, before he joined the staff in 2016.

Karolyn Isenhart - assistant auctioneer

Karolyn Isenhart, also a Cleveland native, graduated from Baldwin Wallace University with a B.A. in Political Science. She has worked on and off for Rachel Davis Fine Arts since 1992, and has been an assistant auctioneer for the gallery since 2001.

Preston Davis - assistant auctioneer

Preston Davis had his introduction to the auction world as a runner- starting when he was 10 years old. He has worked on and off for the gallery since, and is presently an assistant auctioneer. Preston graduated from University of Akron with a degree in engineering, and works for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.

Mary Youssefi

Mary Youssefi works part time as an assistant in research and gallery operation.

Gallery History

Rachel Davis Fine Arts was founded in July of 1987 and a commercial gallery opened in May 1992. We began auctions of works on paper in October of that year, and added auctions of paintings in March 1996. Later in 1996, we began auctioning rare and out-of-print books. In 2001 we branched out to become a full service auction house including furniture, jewelry and decorative arts.