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To whom it may concern,
We were helping my grandmother clean and found some paintings in her
home purchased by her father abroad. The name on the paintings are B.
Ciappa We are trying to find out if he was a well known artist or if the
paintings are worthless. We believe the pieces were purchased in Italy, but we
are not sure. Do you know this artist? Thank you for any  help you can give
us.
Sincerely,
Rebecca Evans

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Dear Rebecca, B. Ciappa is a 20th century decorative Italian artist. He painted city and street scenes which seldom bring more than $100 to $200. I have no biography on him as his works are mostly post-1940 and therefore out of my area of expertise.
Cordially,
Dan

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Daniel A. Hynes

Expertise

Collecting, buying, selling, identifying, and caring for paintings, drawings,and watercolors (19th and early 20th century American and European). No prints, contemporary art, or works executed after 1940.

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35 years as a fine art dealer, including 3 years as a gallery director. Also was art expert for Leslie Hindman's Auctioneers, and for Dunning's Auction.

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