Fine Art/A Chabanian

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I have had an art piece I don't know much about but have kept it because I love the way the artist makes the light of the moon so real on water.  At times it looks a little melancholy but sometimes it can be very soothing. The piece is signed A. Chábanian. on the bottom left and also includes a copyright symbol with what looks like IPP Corp. The frame is old and the back of it has Klein #16 written on it with what looks like a black crayon. The canvas or paper has a texture to it.  I have had it for over 30 years.

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Dear Marsha,

It sounds like you have a print on paper board by landscape and seascape artist Arsčne Chabanian (1864-1949); aliases: Arsen Chabanian; Arsen Šabanyan; Arsen Shabanian.

It is probably mid-century when it was very popular to put copies of artist’s work on heavy textured cardboard that is made to resemble brush strokes. If you do a search of the artist you will see similar work. I am glad you enjoy it.

Kind regards,
Dolly

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Dolly D Headley

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I can assist with identification, acquisition, representation, and care of fine art prints and original paintings. I can provide information that will assist you in determining the value of your art; but I do not give valuations on allexperts.

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Dolly D. Headley, owner of Headley Fine Art, LLC, has provided consultative art services to retail gallery clients in Sausalito, CA, and at www.headleyfineart.com since 1998. Her experience as a Senior Art Consultant, Gallery Director, researcher, and an extensive art research library; has allowed her to provide people with personalized consultation services. Dolly is a volunteer at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

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The Fine Art Collectors News

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Bachelor of Science. Self taught in art with thousands of hours research and retail gallery consulting. Personalized mentorship from various experts in the industry.

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