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Vanguard studios stamp on back. Sign by what looks like Van Graut. Any value to it? I am sending an image.

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Dear Jesse,
I hope you are doing well. I researched for an artist by the name given and there are none listed. Possibly you have the incorrect spelling, but it was not clear enough for me to determine. Generally most Vanguard Studio paintings were signed as Reynolds as it was a decorative art company for the mass market. Lee Reynolds hired artists to reproduce popular images in mass production and some of the artists were young and looking for the opportunity to make a living from their passion for painting. Very few were signed with a name other than Reynolds. Overall the painting is a fast palette knife impressionist style oil of a city scene. It is likely the artist has not become "listed" or if they have it is under a different name. Value is based on the collector market. Look at ebay using Vanguard Studio as a keyword and find similar work for current market value. I hope this information is helpful.
Kind regards,
Dolly

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Dolly D Headley

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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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Member of the Association of Online Appraisers.

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The Fine Art Collectors News

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Bachelor of Science; Self taught with thousands of hours research and retail gallery consulting. Personalized mentorship from various experts in the industry.

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