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I have a signed watercolor (original I believe) titled "--- Light Near Hayle" by Frank Walton who was a British painter I believe - I can't seem to find any good information on him, any suggestions for where I should look? How would I go about getting it appraised? I bought it at a large antique store in Huntsville, AL in the late 1990s and paid $600 for it. I live in eastern NY. Thanks!

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Dee--I am not familiar with Frank Walton.  Since you live in eastern NY, try Sotheby's, appraisers in the Big Apple and call the store in Huntsville.  Wish I could help.  Good luck.  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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