Tracy Bartley holds degrees in painting and art conservation. She met R.B. Kitaj while a Project Coordinator at the Getty Conservation Institute. In 1999 she left the Getty to be his full-time Studio Manager and Assistant. Upon his death in 2007, she was named Director of the R.B. Kitaj Estate. With experience in estate planning, studio management, and the formation and operation of artist endowed foundations, she currently consults with artists and estates around issues of legacy. Most recently Tracy has become an Associate of the Appraisers Association of America, having completed the the Appraisal Institute of America’s Comprehensive Appraisal Studies Program.