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Fine Art/old artist research


I collect old oil paintings and want to research the artist, and possible the value, can you suggest a website for this. thx aj

Dear Andy, Any good reference sources for artists biographies and/ or prices is not free. For art reference books the best place is
Best subsription sites: for American art would be, for all fine art would be
Also you can contact Sotheby's auction and they will send you catalogues (by email) of their upcoming painting sales and prices realized (free).

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Daniel A. Hynes


Collecting, buying, selling, identifying, and caring for paintings, drawings,and watercolors (19th and early 20th century American and European). No prints, contemporary art, or works executed after 1940.


35 years as a fine art dealer, including 3 years as a gallery director. Also was art expert for Leslie Hindman's Auctioneers, and for Dunning's Auction.

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