Fine Art/JFK portrait

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I have a charcoal/or pencil drawing of John F.Kennedy.  It was done by Louis Lupas - (drawn from life) It is an original from the John F.Kennedy Collection.  It was purchased from the Carl Bredmeier Gallery in Buffalo, Ny  Can you tell me anything about this

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Louis Lupas is widely acclaimed for his pastel portraits of Presidents, politicians, and other high-profile figures. Lupas first honed his drawing skills as an artist for the Herald Tribune's Theatre section. In the 1950s, Senator Barry Goldwater convinced Louis Lupas to visit Washington D.C., where he was soon solidly engaged creating portraits of high society.

Although Mr. Lupas may have stayed down in Washington on occasion when he was working on portraits of Presidents and Senators, he always lived and maintained a residence in New York City on Riverside Drive during that time period. Many of Lupas' portraits were drawn from life, during portrait sittings.

Portrait of 35th U.S. President John Fitzgerald Kennedy
28.50" x 20"
Created: 1961
Auction House: Heritage Auction Galleries
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Signed
Lot: 24179
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Sales Price**:    $43,020
10/29/2004

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I have been researching,buying, collecting, dealing, and appraising 19th and 20th Century American Art (1850-1950) for the past 15 years. Ask me anything about this topic. I am a member of the Pennsylvania Antiques Appraisers Association.

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Experienced in American Art from the period 1850-1950. This Includes Impressionism, Regionalism, Early American Modernism, Hudson River School, WPA. I have 15 years researching, collecting, dealing, and appraising in this field. Ran a Fine Art gallery for 3 years in Phoenixville, Pa. that focused on American and European art from the 1800's to contemporary works. Rare books focused on fine art monographs and catalogue raisonne.

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