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Hi Alan;  I have inherited two paintings.  I know my Mother had them before I was born which was 1953, probably got them in the 1940's.
 The lable on the back says:
Genuine Hand Painted Water Color.
Design and Color Harmony Approved.
Artist, Ling
Title Young Quan Yin
Size 24x30 Number 7219 and 7220
Frame Basket weave.
Eastern Art Products Chicago.
 Thank you in advance...Linda

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Linda--I don't know the artist.  All that printing makes me suspicious as to whether it is a watercolor or a reproduction of a watercolor.  Look at it through a jeweler's loop or high powered magnifying glass.  If you see dots,it is a reproduction.  No dots:  probably a watercolor.  enjoy.

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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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Undergraduate and graduate degrees from Georgetown University and The American University

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