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QUESTION: Hi- I recently purchased this painting from a garage sale. It is signed, but i cannot make out the artist. If you could tell me what art movement this is from(Color field, Expressionism, etc...) I could maybe track down the artist myself. It was purchased in upstate NY and it does have a sticker or label on back that reads "Mayfair Gallery and Art Center, 247 Saratoga Rd., Scotia, NY, Sch'ty Phone Ex. 9-3306". Of course the gallery is no longer there, but I think the painting is from the 50's or 60's. I don't know, any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.



ANSWER: Impressionism. Almost has the feel of Pastels. Your job will be much easier if you can determine what the signature says. Use a jewlers loop to get a close up look at the signature and try to recreate it on a piece of paper.


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QUESTION: In your opinion does it look professional or worth pursuing?

While the work is simple and the frame implies it was not treated as high end art, one can never tell. I have seen things happen in the art world that were a surprise to everyone. You can always take it to an appraiser.  You might have to spend some money, but at least you will know what you have.


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I can answer questions about Salvador Dali. While I cannot do FREE APPRAISALS, I might be able to help you sell your works. I can also help with Chagall, Miro, Picasso and other 20th Century Masters.

Questions about a type of art or medium can be answered with one response in most cases. Technical issues are easier to deal with than specifics about an artist. If you need help finding values or history on an artist, it will probably involve research that can sometimes take hours to complete. If you have more than one image to send, I will give you an alternate email address as this system cannot handle multiple images.


Late 70's early 80's Worked for a printer and learned the art or Lithography. Early to mid 80's Managed a publishing company that produced fine art both living and reproductions of the masters. Mid 80's to 2003 Senior Art Consultant with well known broker of Dali, Picasso, Miro, Chagall,Vargas,Max,Warhol and others. 2004 - 2005 Independent Art Consultant. 2005-2006 Beverly Hills Art Gallery(Living Artists) 2006 - Present Salvador Dali Society. Senior Art Consultant.


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Studied Art History, Methods of printing, Various Mediums. Studied anatomy, sketch art, Complex shading technique, Acrylic technique. Bloch books(Picasso),Salvador Dali publications(extensive). 30 Years life Experience in the arts as an artist, fine art broker,Gallery Director,art consultant.

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