Collecting American Paintings: Identification & Values A. Everette James Jr.
In this comprehensive book with more than 300 photographs and more than 450 illustrations, he outlines the necessary steps in selecting a painting, authenticating a painting, determining a value, acquiring a painting at auction, and evaluating the condition of a piece. Both major and minor artists are briefly discussed, and overviews of Impressionism, Tonalism, The Aschan School, African-American and Southern Women artists, and contemporary folk art are presented. There are even tips on managing your art collection, the realities of funding and financing, and collecting what you can afford. The beauty of American art is evident in this collector's guide -- a must-have for collectors of American paintings and collectors of art in general.