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A couple of questions. 1. I have 2 oils on canvass,appear to be Venice. Artist sign is G.Bell. Any info?
2. I have picked up at a flea market or the like, a landscape on wood. I do not think there is a sign but not sure as I have not got it in the vicinity.  How popular was it to do these on wood, and is there possibly any significance.  In your opinion, would it possibly be worth me researching more?
3.  Saw the ? about cil with sign. Schmidl. My parents purchased an oil from a dealer friend who went regularly to Europe to buy, and it is a landscape as well with O.Schmidl in corner. Bought around 1967 to 1969.  Is this also a factory mass prod. item like you referred to before?  Thankyou so much for your input.

There are many artists named G. Bell.  To narrow this down, type:
 g. bell art    into google and compare your work to images you find.

As for the other, it has to be examined by someone that can arrive at a conslusion as to what you have.

I doubt anyone can help you without seeing detailed images of the work or the work itself.


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Dan Twyman


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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Over 100 awards. Set records in the Art Brokering business.

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