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  • Artist Colony Leaves Legacy of Art at The Oregon Public Library

    October 28th, 2011 · 5:10 pm  →  Appraisal Art History Blog

    Aren’t libraries just the most wonderful institutions?  They provide books and other resources to the public for free, give people a place to meet and study, and represent a community’s collective commitment to education.  One of the most interesting things about libraries is that they often take on a life and story of their own. Read the Rest…

    How artist Pauline Palmer became “Chicago’s Painter Lady”

    October 14th, 2011 · 1:46 pm  →  Appraisal Art History

    In the early 1900s, a female painter by the name of Pauline Palmer captivated the Chicago art community with her exquisitely executed canvases.  After attending art school at the Art Institute of Chicago and continuing her education in Paris, Palmer painted prolifically and exhibited her work all over Chicago and throughout the midwest. Palmer’s styleRead the Rest…

    Art & Travel in 20th Century Europe

    October 12th, 2011 · 3:04 pm  →  Appraisal Blog Travel

    In the mid 1900’s, tourism, like art, was alive and well in Europe.  The end of WWII swept a wave of military members, travel enthusiasts and diplomats across the region, exposing people from all walks of life to all kinds of art.  Advances in technology and transportation made the 20th Century a wonderful time forRead the Rest…

    Determining the Worth of Prints & Reproductions

    October 4th, 2011 · 9:14 am  →  Appraisal Blog Prints Reproductions

    For art collectors there is nothing more infuriating than finding a piece of art that you’ve been looking for, only to find out that it’s a reproduction. Consulting a qualified appraiser is the surest way to determine whether or not your treasure is a reproduction.  However, here are a few quick ways to spot aRead the Rest…