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I have four original works by the black abstract expressionist Norman Lewis (1909-1979) purchased from a student of his . All verified authentic. I have a pencil signed litho, an oil on paper, an oil/board and a large oil/canvas. The oil/p and oil/c are of his "rituals" series. I think he is an important underappreciated artist and wonder if you have a view on future importance/collectibility. Thanks very much.

Jeff  

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I think you are right, Jeff, he is underappreciated [maybe].  "Important" is an interesting word.  It's not like he started something new, and he is NOT a Jacob Lawrence or Romare Bearden.  Future?  Who knows?  But black artists are coming into their own, and there is a growing market, so it would not surprise me if his work appreciated.  Meanwhile, enjoy the art.  Alan Klevit.


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Alan Klevit

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I can provide sound advice on buying, collecting & understanding fine art, especially original works by 20th century masters and leading contemporary artists. I can also explain techniques used to create original works and offer tips on how to tell whether or not a piece is an original work of art.

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I have been active in the art world for twenty-seven years. I owned and operated four galleries and a wholesale showroom on both coasts. We specialized in original works by 20th century masters and emerging artists. I have been an art consultant, artist's representative, lecturer, auctioneer, and curator. I had a radio show for two years, "Today's Art World with Alan Klevit" [Washington, D.C.]; hosted two television shows on the arts for six years [Los Angeles Area]; have written for numerous local papers and international art magazines; and currently write a syndicated column, "The Art Beat." I conduct art auctions for charities throughout the United States, and am a frequent speaker/auctioneer on upscale cruise ships, and at civic organizations and local television shows.







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ART NEWS, ART IN AMERICA, FORECAST MAGAZINE, MALIBU MAGAZINE, PANTARBE.COM, MALIBU CHRONICLE, POTOMAC ALMANAC, GAITHERSBURG GAZETTE, ART DECOR, REGARDIES MAGAZINE.

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Undergraduate and graduate degrees from Georgetown University and The American University

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