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I have a painting that my mother gave me, she said she bought it around 1970's.  The signature says: ASHBROOK.  It does not have a date on it.  The painting seems to be of some sort of church mission with a fountain in the middle and with trees at the sides.  If you touch the painting, some of it has rough edges on it, for example the trees, you are able to feel the leaves.  Some of the gate and fountain as well.  The other parts of the painting are smooth touch.  The colors are basically your fall type colors as in brown, orange, red, black and white.  Is there anything you can tell me about this painting?   Thank You.

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Lisa--I am not familiar with the artist--there are hundreds of thousands of them over the past 30 years.  The rough edges is a nice technique some artists used to give texture and depth to their works.  It can be done several ways, the most popular by applying the paint with a spatula type instrument, which comes is many sizes.  Enjoy.  Alan.

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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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Undergraduate and graduate degrees from Georgetown University and The American University

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