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Hello Alan,

I am trying to help my parents identify an "older" oil on canvas painting.  If you are willing to help I can email photos.

Most Sincerely,
Jeff

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Jeff--it is not that I am unwilling to help.  More that, unless it is a piece by an artist you could "google", it is very likely I won't know him/her.  And by definition, oil paintings are one of a kind, so it is not that it could be an image I would know, unless reproductions [prints] had been made, in which case googling should reveal that.  Better you take the piece to an appraiser or auctioneer.  If you think it is by a master you could try Sotheby's Auctioneers.  If you know the artist's name, even if you can't find anything, send me the name, as I have access to lots of art sources.  Alan.

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Alan Klevit

Expertise

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.

Experience

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.

Education/Credentials
Undergraduate and graduate degrees from Georgetown University and The American University

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