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My parents have two oil paintings, each a scene from Venice, signed by Zini. One painting is of a building along a waterway, and the other is of a man descending some steps down to the water. My grandparents brought them to the U.S. from Italy on one of their trips home, sometime around or prior to 1950.  Do you know anything about this artist?

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Cynthia:  I found three artists named Zini:  Alberto, Renato and Umberto, all born in last part of 19th century, all died by 1964.  None had any art that sold at auction the past few years, so I have no idea as to value, or anything about them.  If the paintings are by one of those three, however, there is some value, perhaps a thousand dollars each.  Enjoy.  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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