International art advisor, dealer and curator Aldis Browne launched CollectFineArt.com, one of the first online art websites,in 1999. The site continues today as ArtConsultant.com, an informational web resource. Browne built the site by incorporating hundreds of art and artists' dot-com web addresses, among them CollectPaintings.com, CollectPicasso.com and CommissionSculpture.com. This earned the project Forbes BestOfTheBest in 2000.
It was only a short step to expand fine art into CollectBest.com, a vetted model for luxury, quality and services, in 2000, and from there to develop a comprehensive Missionlines project to assure trusted curation. Neither the CollectBest nor Missionlines projects have yet been launched.
Aldis Browne attended Milton Academy, Yale University, and the University of Chicago School of Business. He began his career as an art dealer with the Peter Deitsch Gallery in 1964, followed by seven years as the gallery director, marketing director and vice-president of Associated American Artists in New York. He founded Aldis Browne Fine Arts in 1972. He has been a member of the Art Dealers Association of America since 1977. He has mounted museum exhibitions around the world including Edvard Munch, Cubism and American Art.
Browne helped build art collections for Ashland Oil, Swift and Company and the McNay museum in San Antonio Texas who exhibited a portion of their collection at his New York gallery in 1963.. He has been admitted by the courts as an expert witness in art cases in New York and Hawaii. He has advised the Resolution Trust Corporation as well as assisting the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the District Attorney of New York and the Los Angeles Police Department on authenticity and art fraud.
Missionline's EnligtenedBest.com network reflects Browne's long dedication to public service. As a member of the arts committee of the San Diego University Club he inaugurated quarterly exhibitions for the club, and his V-SCAPE project in Venice mounts 3 exhibits per year. He chaired the first standing arts committee of the Venice Neighborhood Council following his election in 2008, co-founded and acted as executive Director of the Venice Community Trust from 2005 through 2007 and he served on the board of the Venice Chamber of Commerce from 2005 to 2009.
Browne organized the highly successful Artists For Haiti benefit auction for Artists for Peace and Justice in 2010. He collaborated with artist Mark Farina to inaugurate ProgressiveBest.org to brand the Sanders campaign during 2015 and recently supported the Tony Hawk Foundation's initiative to build skateboard ramps for intercity kids with SkateboardBest.com.
Before moving from New York to California in 1986 Browne co-founded the West Hudson Environmental Association in 1974, was appointed by Mayor John Lindsay as a cultural affairs advisor to the NYC Parks Department and served as a board member of National Aid to the Visually Handicapped and the Edward Hopper Foundation. He was awarded a commendation from the City of Los Angeles in 2009.
Browne has been married to artist Maria Munroe since 1985, he has two children and and one grandchild by each.