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Where can I research a painters background/bio and worth of his work? I have 3 paintings from the early 20th century (2 Austrian: Josef Scherier, Robert Novack. and Richard Schultz,known as the Italian Chigall whom I was told is worth money.

Hi Jan, I am not familiar enough with those artists to give you good information. I suggest checking out which is a great source of references of artists. Also, check out Christies and Sothebys auction houses. They share some of their auction records online.

For prices, I suggest finding the catalog raisonnes for those artists, and auction catalogs that feature their work. Both are usually not free, but will give you the best information out there.

I hope this helps.


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Experienced in selling, appraising and judging authenticity of signed original prints and unique works of fine art. Concentration on Picasso lithographs; Rembrandt etchings; Edgar Degas drawings; Calder lithographs; Miro; Durer woodcuts; Marc Chagall lithographs; Renoir etchings; Toulouse Lautrec lithographs; Vasarely; Warhol silk screens; Henry Moore sculptures.


Judging authenticity and avoiding fraud. Appraisal. Fine art investments.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Sonoma State University

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