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Oil Painting
Oil Painting  
Hi,
This oil painting belonged to my Grandmother who would be 100 years of age now.  Not sure of age, origin or artist, nor what tribe represented in the picture. British Columbia and Washington State family connection.  There are no markings on back of picture that I could see. We have always been curious.  Any feedback would be appreciated.
Thank you for your time

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Kim,
Terrific picture! I would advise sending these shots to a number of galleries that specialize in Western and Native American art. Notably, in alphabetical order:

*Big Horn Galleries, Cody, WY
*Bozeman Trail Gallery, Sheridan, WY
*Jackson Hole Art Auction, Jackson, WY
*Manitou Galleries, Cheyenne, WY
*Thomas Nygard Gallery, Bozeman, MT

These galleries and auction houses are among the top dealers and traders in Native American art, and are easily found online. Include good digital photos of the picture in an email, give them as much detail as you can regarding condition and history of the painting. Ask for their opinion.  

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American Fine Art Paintings.
Oils, Watercolors, Sketches. Nineteenth and early Twentieth Century. Hudson River School, Pennsylvania Academy, Cape Ann artists, Ash Can, Woodstock, Florida Indian River, American Impressionists, etc. I can provide some background about artists and perhaps a rough appraisal or guidance towards obtaining a value. I am acquainted with many of the best American art dealers and auction houses. Original works only, I do not follow the print market. I do NOT field questions about prints.

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I am not expert in European art. I encourage you to send questions on European artists to other experts on this service. NO PRINTS:I encourage you to seek help on prints elsewhere. Two sites come to mind: www.artoftheprint.com and www.philaprintshop.com

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I have been collecting original American Fine Art for over 20 years. I have curated art shows, and I have served as a dealer, providing appraisals and guidance for the last 8 years.

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Bachelor of Arts Master of Business Administration

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