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I have a library patron seeking information about an artist whose painting has been donated to a local charity. Could you please provide biographical information about Herbelot (first name I think may be Maler) or direct me to a source of information?  I think she said the piece she has is a print, and I found several descriptions of his prints on the internet, but no information about their estimated value.  We would appreciate any information.
         Yours truly,
         Emily Derrough

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Emily,
I have perused all my catalogs, as well as an international service I belong to which maintains up-to-date auction records, all to no avail.  I have not heard of the artist and can't find info. about him.  Still, your patron could call Sotheby's, which should have an 800 number, and ask them for help.  Best I can do.
Sincerely,
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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