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Tips from the Back of your Painting

Tips from the Back of your Painting

Tips on how to identify the age and location where your painting was made by simply looking at the back. Learn to identify when artists use nails or staples, and what stretcher construction can tell you about a painting and its value. [Video]

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Starving Artists Sales

Starving Artists Sales
Dr. Lori reveals the real story behind the advertised sales for starving artists paintings. Learn about oleographs, mass produced paintings, and how they impact the art market.
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Color of your Painting's Canvas

Color of your Painting's Canvas

Tips on how to identify the age and location where your painting was made by simply looking at the weave and canvas color on the back of your painting. [Video]

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Rembrandt Prints

Rembrandt Prints

Biography and values for prints by the famous artist Rembrandt. Understand how some of his valuable works are restrikes and unsigned, and how to identify his prints.

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Walter Emerson Baum

Walter Emerson Baum
A Pennsylvania Impressionist and founder of the Allentown Art Museum, Dr. Lori highlights Baum's training at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, his teaching at the Baum School of Art, and his valuable paintings of landscapes.
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Moulin Rouge Artists

Moulin Rouge Artists
The artists associated with the famous Moulin Rouge nightclub including Henri Toulouse Lautrec, Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, and others are discussed for their impact on the 19th Century art movement, Post Impressionism in France.
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Ranulph Bye

Ranulph Bye
Dr. Lori discusses the works of Bucks County, PA artist, Ranulph Bye. Bye worked as a teacher and author, and accomplished watercolorist and painter capturing the Pennsylvania landscape through his works of art.
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African Art and Modernism

African Art and Modernism
Modern artists such as Picasso, Braque, Matisse and others have looked to the art of Africa for inspiration. Totems, ceremonial objects, and jewelry from African have sparked creativity of the modern masters.
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Cuzco School Paintings

Cuzco School Paintings

History and tips to help you identify valuable works by Cuzco school artists. Along with portraits of the Virgin Mary, some of the tell-tale signs of an authentic work include floral borders, vivid coloring, and gold-leaf overlay.

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John Sloan

John Sloan
Social realist artist, John Sloan and his impact on the American art scene of the 1930s to the 1950s is featured. Sloan's relationship to the Ashcan School of American Realism and his role as a teacher, artist, and activist are discussed.
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3 Ways to Sell like Antiques Dealers

3 Ways to Sell like Antiques Dealers

Want to sell your antiques for the most money? Of course, you do! Ph.D. Antiques Appraiser Dr. Lori reveals the secrets you need to know when selling your antiques for top dollar. Based on true stories from the families of antiques dealers and the mistakes sellers made cleaning their antiques before the sale.

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