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Hello Dolly, I have this painting of a ballerina and wondering if you can pinpoint the period made and if it was made by Clarence Montfort Gihon or one of his family members who are painters, as the signature looks like Clarence's. The back of canvas is a bit yellowed and nowhere near white which might indicate turn of century-1930s. Thanks

Dear Jill,

I did some research on Clarence Montfort Gihon and he was a landscape artist in Paris. His signature also does not match. This looks mid century; possibly late 1940's to 1950's. I checked for other artists with the last name Gihon and there are no artists that match this style. I may be reading the signature incorrectly, but this is the information I can give you based on the photographs and variations of the artist's last name. In your future research, consider using keywords that include "pin-up" as this style is reminiscent of mid-century examples that has a good collector base.

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Dolly D Headley


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