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Picasso and African Art

Picasso and African Art
Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, and other modern artists were influenced by the forms of African art. Totems, ceremonial objects, and masks from Africa were evident in the paintings and sculptures of some of Europe's and America's most important modern artists.
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Georg Jensen

Georg Jensen
Danish designer, Georg Jensen produced and marketed decorative objects, accessories, jewelry, tea sets, and vanity items in the Art Nouveau style. Learn about markings and value.
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Gean Smith

Gean Smith
Gean Smith is best known for his realistic paintings of race horses. He painted some of the most famous equines and equestrians in the history of sport. How to authenticate Smith's work and their related market values  are discussed. 
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Jack Savitsky

Jack Savitsky

Coal miner turned artist who lived in the coal regions near Scranton, PA. He painted images of breaker boys, coal mines, and the regional landscape. Values for his drawings are rising with collectors and at auction.

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I.M. Pei

I.M. Pei
Architect I.M. Pei and his designs: East Building of National Gallery, Washington, DC; The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH; & entrance to Louvre Museum, Paris, France.
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Shona Tribe

Shona Tribe
Identify the carved verdite stone work of the African Shona artisans of Zimbabwe and their interest in promoting fertility, beauty, and adornment through their sculptures.
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Eisenberg Costume Jewelry

Eisenberg Costume Jewelry

Find out what to look for when identifying and valuing Eisenberg Costume Jewelry including the different marks used. Also, learn about its history, how it became popular, who designed its pieces and how you could you miss a valuable piece it you only rely on marks.

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Frank Lind

Frank Lind
As a teacher and studio artist, Frank Lind has influenced a generation of American artists. Dean at the Pratt Institute, Lind is best known for his breathtaking seascapes based on art history. Values, collections, and imagery are discussed.
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Fern Coppedge

Fern Coppedge
Fern Coppedge produced some of the most popular, sought after, and attract works of art in the tradition of the Pennsylvania Impressionists of the New Hope School. Her colorful compositions and expressive brushstrokes bring stunning values for her paintings on the market.
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Jackson Pollock

Jackson Pollock
Dr. Lori focuses on the career and major works of art of the American Abstract Expressionist artist and innovator, Jackson Pollock. This discussion includes the impact of wife Lee Krasner, his supporters and collectors, and his relationship with major art critics.
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3 Estate Sale Liquidating Tips

3 Estate Sale Liquidating Tips

Are you settling an estate? Need to sell all of Grandma's belongings for top dollar in order to pay bills or to get your inheritance? Ph.D. Antiques Appraiser Dr. Lori reveals three estate sale tips you must know. Based on actual stories from people Dr. Lori has met over the years appraising their antiques after they've held their estate sale auction and were victims, losing money during an estate sale. If you want to make the most money selling Grandma's antiques, you have to avoid these traps set by unscrupulous estate sale folks and auctioneers.

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