Over the last two decades, Eric I. Hornak-Spoutz has specialized in the representation of American, European, and Asian art, particularly that of the second half of the twentieth-century. His areas of expertise include Modern, Postwar, Pop, Photorealism, Hyperrealism, Magic Realism, Neo-Expressionism, and Graffiti.​ He has advised countries, states, museums, corporations, foundations, and private collectors on fine art and archival acquisitions.

A resident of Auburn Hills, Michigan, Mr. Hornak-Spoutz is currently a student at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas. He is earning a Bachelor of General Studies degree with concentrations in General Business & Historical Studies, with a minor in English. He is scheduled for graduation in August 2021, and will continue at FHSU to earn dual master degrees in Art History & Public History before transferring to earn a Doctor of Philosophy in History. Formerly Mr. Hornak Spoutz has earned academic credits at Macomb Community College in Clinton Township, Michigan where he engaged in general studies; Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Michigan where he studied art history & history; Colorado State University-Pueblo where he studied social sciences & English; and Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado where he studied social sciences and holds undergraduate certificates in Legal Studies & Employment Law. He also holds certificates from California State University-Monterey Bay in Legal Assistant Science & Legal Investigation Science.

In April 2020, Mr. Hornak-Spoutz was appointed as the Vice President of a large fine art consultancy based in the New York Metropolitan Area.


Robert King Wittman (left), founding Special Agent of the FBI's Art Crime Team & New York Times Bestselling Author; and Eric Ian Hornak Spoutz (right) pictured during a professional collaboration on art fraud education & prevention in Philadelphia, November 2020.

Eric I. Hornak-Spoutz lecturing at the Washington County Museum in 2013