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Pete Sola wrote at 2012-01-24 19:28:30
Pete Baruta used to come in our diner almost every day {pete's Diner} we were right next to the N.J. state fairgrounds.On 2-5-57 he came in and I had the mumps.He tried to get me to pose,but I wouldn't so he took three flash shots of me with my hand covering my face.Finally he said Ihe was leaving so I turned to say goodby and he took one more.The next moring at five a.m. my parants arrived at the diner,and sitting in front of the door was a charcoal drawing of me with three flash bulbs in my hand hidinding my face and the caption "I don't wanna pose" in one corner and a full front facial in the middle.Signed and dated 2/5/57.

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Joseph B. Laskowski


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.


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.

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American Society of Appraisers (Candidate)

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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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