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Painting/Old framed oil or acrylic painting with "United States Commemorative Fine Art Museum" seal on back


carebear36 wrote at 2006-06-29 22:09:57
The picture described here is "Sierra Sunrise" by a artist Dino Massaroni.  My 88 year old mother-in-law has a signed lithograph print, a numbered certificate of ownership and a numbered title of ownership all from the afore mentioned "Gallery".  It appears they gave them to her then sold her a picture frame to put the print in.  Looks like clever frame marketing doesn’t it?

Anthony wrote at 2007-10-30 02:55:47
I have the exact same painting. Although the signature is in the lower left hand corner. It looks something like

Dino Ma(rr or ss)a(r or s)(oui) 1989. I am unsure about the letters that I put in parenthesis.

Anthony wrote at 2007-10-30 03:05:19
All Expertsanswered this question in another thread:

Sierra Sunrise by Dino Masaroni

Emilie Dubeau wrote at 2010-02-05 23:20:40
I have just purchased a framed painting of the same description with the seal on the back. US Commenorative Fine Art Gallery, signature is Dino Massaroni 1989.This was at a Thrift Shop in Canada.

Is this of any value?

bri wrote at 2012-03-25 00:07:35
I have a original sierra sunrise painting of 1990 by Aurelio Restoring. Says its worth 4000-4500!! Email me with help?

S. Neal wrote at 2013-01-28 21:30:57
My Aunt also has the lithograph of this painting and two smaller size ones with this same painter.  She kept all the paperwork attached to the back of this lithograph.  Big 24 X 15 (Sofa size) was done in 1989 and the smaller ones (8 X 10)in 1990.  She paid $51 for the framing as she claimed she won the litho's.

Certificate of Ownership No. 00174 stated the the "...original oil appraised value was $4,500.00 The painter was Dino John Massaroni and he had won 9 Major Awards.  The that the United States Commemorative Fine Art Gallery has it.  My aunt purchased these framed litho's in 1991.  Return address on their shipping label was U. S. Commemorative Fine Art Gallery 110 Main St, West Easton,PA 18042.

Melissa Porter wrote at 2014-02-12 23:55:50
I have the same one that I got at an auction. Has deed of ownership with the picture. Wonder if it's worth anything

CFarmer wrote at 2015-01-25 02:39:09
Folks, if you have a lithograph print of Dino Massaroni's "Sierra Sunrise" and you really want to know it's value, read this from the artist himself:

It's not worth that much. However, the ORIGINAL painting (not the litho print) is worth about $4,500.


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Painting -- Specifically soft Pastels medium. I am listed in Whos Who in American Art. Signature member of the Pastel Society of America. My paintings have been exhibited in numerous National Juried Exhibits across the US. I can best answer questions about pastels and pastel technique, My secondary medium is acrylics.


I have been painting with pastels since 1980 But am no longer painting regularly.

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