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QUESTION: My Twyman,  I am trying to identify the artist of this attached etching.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

ANSWER: Classic etching or engraving. I see no signature?

Look for any writing on the back.

This style has been used by many artists over the years.

Will take research.


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QUESTION: Dan,  Appreciate your prompt reply.  Unfortunately, I am not sufficiently skilled to determine whether it is an etching or an engraving.  Sorry.  And there is no signature on the piece nor writing on the back. I have been searching for any identification for quite some time.  I've been unsuccessful.  If you are able to help further, that would be wonderful.

I've been looking at works of art for over 30 years, but do not recall this image. It's done in the style of old Rembrandt etchings. The style has been copied by thousands of artists over the years.

An art appraiser will prob appraise based on medium and condition only. Without any clues as to who created it, we are flying in the dark.

Some in the industry call themselves art detectives because of situations like this. Takes time to find answers.


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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.


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.


Publications Various online art publications.

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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Major Film Celebs/U.S. Ambassador/ Fortune 500 Company CEO's and high level employees. Over 300 repeat clients in Fine Art. Beverly Hills local and visiting repeat clients.

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