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I bought an antique painting several years ago and I am trying to identify the artist.   I have pictures of the painting and a picture of the signature, but can't make out the name.  The First name begins with a "P" and the second name almost looks like an abreviation "Jas" and the after that there is a VI.   It is a picture of a courtyard,  perhaps a french courtyard.To the left of the painting is a large white statue with two women walking past it.  In the center of the painting there is a pinkish color buildingwith a dome and several women walking towards it.   I am getting no where in trying to find anything about this artist.  

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Cindie--an overwhelming majority of paintings, especially old ones, are never identified, unless the artist is world famous.  The scene you describe is not any help, unfortunately.  Perhaps a professor of art history at a local college could help you.  Good luck.  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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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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