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I have an oil painting that was passed down to me. I don't know much about it at all, and I am wanting to find out how old it is, who the artist is, and maybe how much it is worth. I haven't measured it, but it is quite large. I would guess it at 48x18. It also has another complete painting by the same artist on the back. It is done in warm colors, either a sunset or sunrise. Any info you can give me will be much appreciated.

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Latoya, this painting was done circa 1970's and is probably American. The artist was one of a number of artists who painted a plethora of decorative paintings for the masses. The paintings were sold in hotels and other areas (convention centers, etc.). The prices for these paintings were usually between $69-$249 depending on size. In today's market this type of painting would be worth around $30-$50.

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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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