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Madonna and child
Madonna and child  
I have attached the following Madonna and Child painting. My parents
purchased it  in the late 1950s from Mgsr. Edward Hickey, a well know art
collector in the Detroit area.

We have no idea who the artist is ... if it is a copy. Also, possibly, there
"could" be another image underneath the current painting.

We would love to know anything about this painting. Thanks so much!

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I get these questions from time to time, The same subject, but the owner does not know who the artist is. The reason for this is that the Madonna and Child has been the subject of paintings, drawings, sculpture etc. for so long now, and with replicas, posters on board etc., it's sometimes hard to find answers.  The last time I was able to help someone with this, we had to look through hundreds of photographs. I'll see what I can find.


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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.

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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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