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Hi Alan Klevit

I have just bought a linocut by an artist called
William McCance(1894-1970). I dont know much about him but I like the work that I bought.

It measures 7"x5.5" and is signed W McCance 1929.

Could you tell me a little about the artist and how much you believe ( an estimate is fine) it is worth?

Thank you. Best Regards, Soren

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Soren--I have not heard of the artist and can't find any bio information on him.  However, less than a year ago, a drawing [one of a kind] sold for $1,300 at an auction.  The linocut would probably be worth a fraction of that, perhaps a tenth [$130] or a little more.  Alan Klevit.


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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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