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I have this portrait of JFK its about 24"x 20"(best guess) that is in pencil or charcoal. It doesn't have a number on it.It is signed by Ozz Franca 1963.I know he did the big eyed kids & Indian artworks,but have never really seen too much on this kinda work from him. Can you give me some idea of what it might be worth?Also how can i tell if it is an original piece?

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Kelli, get a loop (magnifying glass) and look at the piece. If you see dots, than it is a repro. If you don't more than likely it is an original.  He doesn't bring alot for his paintings. Maybe this is unique. I would suggest a major auction house look at it.

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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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