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Levi Wells Prentice

Levi Wells Prentice

Biography and values for landscape and still life paintings by artist Levi Wells Prentice and how to identify his works by the details in their subject matter and avoiding possible forgeries

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Kenneth Jay Lane Costume Jewelry

Kenneth Jay Lane Costume Jewelry

Tips to find valuable Kenneth Jay Lane costume jewelry using marks, how pieces are made and its interesting history. See list of popular pieces including earrings, neck collars, and faux pearls to determine value.

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Dan Tribe

Dan Tribe
Dr. Lori discusses African utilitarian, totems, and ceremonial objects produced by artisans of the West African regions of Togo, Burkina Faso, Mali, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, and Ghana.
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Theodore Clement Steele

Theodore Clement Steele
Theodore Clement Steele trained at the Munich Art Academy in Germany and returned home to paint at the famous art colonies of Cos Cob, CT, Long Island, NY, and New Hope, PA. An American Impressionist, Steele moved to Indiana and became known for his landscape paintings which now bring high prices from collectors.
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Gertrude Gazelle Gardner

Gertrude Gazelle Gardner
Gertrude Gazelle Gardner made an impact as a student of Henry B. Snell and as a highly regarded painter in the early 1900s. Her paintings, landscapes and still lifes, reference the representational painting style and mastery of the medium.
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Jill Hoffman

Jill Hoffman
Texas-born pastel artist known for her colorful compositions of the American southwestern landscape and artistic association with American colorists such as Milton Avery and Georgia O'Keeffe.
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Fred Wagner

Fred Wagner
History, background, style, and values of the work of realist painter, Fred Wagner. He was affiliated with the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and studied with Thomas Eakins.
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Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams
Ansel Adams helped to position photography within the realm of the fine arts. A preservationist and nature lover, Adams' iconic black and white photographs of the American west command nearly six figures on the art market.
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Clarence H. Carter

Clarence H. Carter
American scene painter, Clarence H. Carter is featured in a discussion about his artistic background, training with Hans Hoffman, career work and role in the Bucks County, Pennsylvania art scene.  
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Louis Bosa

Louis Bosa
Louis Bosa, a native of Italy, had a successful career in the art circles of New York among friends Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner. He taught art in New York, lived in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and produced works of art in the modernist style.
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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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