who is the oil painter w small?
I have a painting from 1955 a winter painting by w small I have searched the web cannot figure out who it is.
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
For information on artists living or dead, try sites like: "absolutearts.com" or "worldwidearts.com" and type in whatever you have--artist name, type of work, style of work, medium used, size, etc. Is it a print, a painting, a photograph, an original, a print? These things all effect the value, as does the condition. Also type their name in quotes on a search engine like www.dogpile.com "John Doe", and see what comes up.
If the artist is dead, a gallery link might pop up. A gallery dealing with the works or the estate of an artist can give you a lot of useful information, might be able to tell you the value and if there is a market for the work.
- 1 decade ago
it is a strong possibly that it was an unknown person because there are so many people who enjoy painting , I'm not saying positively he was but if you can't find any info in the archives or the web it is very likely. i wish i could give you better hopes but i was in the art business for 20 yrs. an that's the way it works. i wish you the best in finding out who he was , if all else fails take to the show where they tell you the value of things when it comes near , sorry can't remember name of it now , best wishes
- 1 decade ago
You really weren't kidding about not being able to find who it is on the web! You might have to take a digital photo of it, and post it somewhere to see if anyone knows. You also might consider talking to an art expert to see if they've seen the style anywhere else, or if they can refer you to someone who might know. other than that, i don't know what to tell you.