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I just have a general question. My brother passed away 15 years ago and left some pretty great oil paintings and chalk art. I just wondered if there was anywhere I could send some of the pictures to see if anyone thinks they are as good as I think they are.

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That's a great question, Luanne.  First, you could look in the yellow pages to see if there are any auctioneers or estate liquidators or appraisers in your area.  Next, broaden your area--perhaps try the NY or LA or Chicago areas [any large metro. areas].  Also google the names of the artists, if you know any.  But remember, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and clearly your brother liked them as much as you do.  So share them with friends, too.  I am pleased that you enjoy them so.  Congrats.  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.

Experience

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.

Education/Credentials
Undergraduate and graduate degrees from Georgetown University and The American University

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