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This is a little later than your stated range of expertise but still hoping you might help. I have a graphite drawing on a painted board signed and dated 1970 as shown. I can't figure out the artist by signature or style but feel it is a quality piece by probably a listed artist. The board is 20" square. Any idea who the artist is ? THANK YOU.

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Jeff, beautiful portrait. Very expertly done. I haven't a clue as to who might have don this. I actually went down my list(s) of artist who start with the first initial R for the first name and the last name starting with S but no luck as of yet.  It looks Southern though.

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Joseph B. Laskowski

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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.

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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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Pennsylvania Antique Appraisers Association
American Society of Appraisers (Candidate)

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Brimfield Rush, a book written by Bob Wyss of the University of Connecticut. It details the escapades, trials and travails of myself, my ex, and other individuals who have been to Brimfield , Mass. to tame the largest flea market in North America. Maybe even the world.

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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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