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Shawn Lipe

Owner & Gallerist

Shawn is Owner and Gallery Director at Woodard Lipe Fine Art and Auction. In this role, he provides sales and advisory support for art collectors, dealers, and institutions. Shawn is also a certified CAGA appraiser for insurance loss recovery, fiduciary and trust equitable assets distribution, or probate and estate tax documentation.

Originally from Alton, Illinois, Shawn has been a practicing glass blower for over 30 years and has participated in both group and solo exhibitions as well as maintained a private studio in Fort Lauderdale. He’s held research positions at the University of Miami, Wolfsonian Museum, and Krannert Art Museum in Urbana-Champaign.

In 2012, Shawn co-founded The Refind Room with Suzanne Woodard. The Refind Room is a retail store offering luxury furniture and art consignment in the St. Louis suburb of Brentwood, Missouri. In 2021, Lipe launched a second retail store offering antiques, unique collectibles, original art, and mid-century and modern furniture and decor to the collector and aficionado of specialty items.

Shawn earned a Masters Degree in Environmental Chemistry and worked as an Environmental Researcher, Chemist, Regulatory Affairs Officer, and Consultant for an International Pharmaceutical Corporation prior to focusing exclusively on the sale of fine furniture, art, vintage and antique collectibles.



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