Fine Art/watercolor


I have a watercolor of children fishing by a bay (I think from L.I., NY).  The artists name looks to be David Friedlander.  On the back is a paper with info (not his last name) saying he studied under Charles Hawthorne at the Nation Academy of Design, along with some awards he has won.  I am trying to research him and the painting but to no avail on google.  Maybe I have his name wrong from the signature.  If you can help, I would so appreciate it.

Dear Deb, I do not find the name of your artist in any dictionaries of artist. It sounds like a 20th century name, if the artwork is post-1940 I would not have reference material for this period. If you think otherwise you can follow my instructions below.
If you would like to send jpeg images to me please keep each image of a reasonable size (not too large), and send them as “attachments”, do not imbed them in your email. If you are looking for identification or opinion regarding your painting best would be an image of the front (just the painting, don’t include your lovely living room or pick-up truck), the back, and close-ups of the signature, details of the brush-work, and any inscriptions or labels (use the macro setting on your camera for these close-ups). You can send this information to my email at and make your subject line “allexperts” so I do not bounce you as spam. It would be nice to receive feedback as I do this on my own time with no remuneration, free, no charge, nada. I do not research prints or artwork post-1940.

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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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