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I have a chalk drawing that I believe to be a Louis Hovey Sharp. I sent some pictures of it to the Passadena Society of artist and a gentleman there said he believed that it could be one of his earlier works from when he attended the Chicago Art Institute but I dont know how to find out for certain??

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Ahh, a western artist.  I would probably start with some prominent west coast auction houses.  Try John Moran or Bonhams San Francisco.

Bit of a long shot, but the Charles Allis Art Museum of Milwaukee is listed as having a Sharp in its collection.  You could try the curator there?   

Martha Monroe
Charles Allis Art Museum
Milwaukee, WI
Curator
414-278-8295 ext. 16
e-mail: mmonroe@cavtmuseums.org

Best of luck.

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American Fine Art Paintings.
Oils, Watercolors, Sketches. Nineteenth and early Twentieth Century. Hudson River School, Pennsylvania Academy, Cape Ann artists, Ash Can, Woodstock, Florida Indian River, American Impressionists, etc. I can provide some background about artists and perhaps a rough appraisal or guidance towards obtaining a value. I am acquainted with many of the best American art dealers and auction houses. Original works only, I do not follow the print market. I do NOT field questions about prints.

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I have been collecting original American Fine Art for over 20 years. I have curated art shows, and I have served as a dealer, providing appraisals and guidance for the last 8 years.

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