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Michael Philips wrote at 2015-07-03 00:17:24
Alec Stern was a family friend. Both of my brothers worked as assistants to him. He had a slightly gruff but warm demeanor and walked with a limp because of a bad foot. He produced quite a large number of etchings. I remember  they were views of a variety of places, but mainly San Francisco. My parents had a lot of his cards. I used to have some too. Even though he produced a lot of greeting cards, his work was of very high quality.


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Joseph B. Laskowski

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I have been researching,buying, collecting, dealing, and appraising 19th and 20th Century American Art (1850-1950) for the past 15 years. Ask me anything about this topic. I am a member of the Pennsylvania Antiques Appraisers Association.

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Experienced in American Art from the period 1850-1950. This Includes Impressionism, Regionalism, Early American Modernism, Hudson River School, WPA. I have 15 years researching, collecting, dealing, and appraising in this field. Ran a Fine Art gallery for 3 years in Phoenixville, Pa. that focused on American and European art from the 1800's to contemporary works. Rare books focused on fine art monographs and catalogue raisonne.

Organizations
Pennsylvania Antique Appraisers Association
American Society of Appraisers (Candidate)

Publications
Brimfield Rush, a book written by Bob Wyss of the University of Connecticut. It details the escapades, trials and travails of myself, my ex, and other individuals who have been to Brimfield , Mass. to tame the largest flea market in North America. Maybe even the world.

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American Society of Appraisers
BA from Lenoir-Rhyne University in North Carolina
Appraisal Studies at George Washington University

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