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This belonged to a women who once lived in either in New Mexico or Arizona-and only retired to Texas in the last 20 years.  This was her pride and joy until she died at 85.  There is some yellowing, but it hung in the woman's kitchen.

3 years ago I bought this at a garage sale of the granddaughter.

I have not been able to find artist info. it is large , gauging at least  42 wide by 36 tall. On some type of board, like a peg board. Signed in red all caps. JOHN SUTHERLAND.

Just would like to know who he is and other paintings he has done.
Thanks
Melissa

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Dear Melissa,
I checked "Who is Who in American Art" and there is not a John Sutherland listed. He may have been a talented local/regional artist who painted for pleasure and never submitted his work to a juried show. It is a beautiful painting; even with the heavy soiling.
Kind regards,
Dolly

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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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