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, sell representation, and care of fine art prints and original paintings. Some of my artist specialties include Henri Toulouse Lautrec, California Artists, and the Modern Masters. I can also assist with information on getting professional appraisals and authentication.

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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. With over 14 years experience as a Senior Art Consultant, Gallery Director, and an extensive art research library; Ms. Headley has provided hundreds of people with her high quality personalized consultation services and solid guarantee of satisfaction. Dolly is a volunteer at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

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

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