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April 3, 2011 7:32 AM Subscribe
Appraisal experts, please help! My family has several paintings done by a now-deceased uncle, and we would like to get them appraised.
posted by backwards compatible to media & arts (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My great-uncle painted for years, mostly as a hobby, but occasionally for hire. I believe that he got his start doing murals for the WPA. He is now deceased, and the family has several of his paintings. To my knowledge, he never sold any of his canvases. I have done some Google searches, and I don't find his name listed on any artist registries, so it looks like he was primarily a hobbyist.
However, his later landscapes are beautiful, and feature recognizable landmarks around the area he grew up in. And there are far too many for our family to keep. How best can we determine a fair price for them, and find them a good home?