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I purchased two 9x12 silk screen pictures by Harry D Reeks.

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I purchased two 9x12 silk screen pictures by Harry D Reeks. They are scenes of San Francisco. They seem to be in their original frames also. Is this a popular artist and what may they be worth?
Carol
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  LadyTanya65 replied 6 months ago.

Hello my name is***** am a certified appraiser. I would be happy to help you. Yes, his paintings and silk screens do hold value. Please post a few photos of the piece and I can give you an accurate value. Thank you

Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Harry Reeks was a landscape painter and military sketch artist who has painted city views of New Orleans and battle scenes in the Far East. By 1939, he was active in California, where he returned after the war for several years and did silkscreen prints of San Francisco scenes such as the Golden Gate Bridge, flower vendors, cable cars, etc. He also did a print of the Victory Statue in Union Square.

In 1941, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and saw action on Guadalcanal, New Georgia, Bougainville, and Siapan. He was the only official combat artist to land on Iwa Jima with the invasion force and spent thirty days on the island sketching the campaign.

He died in Ocean Springs, Mississippi in 1982.

Expert:  Nora replied 6 months ago.

Hello,

On today's market, vintage screen prints by Harry D Reeks of views of San Francisco sell for an average of $50 - $100 at auction.

Here are some links for you and their sale prices.

$148.79 for 3:

http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/three-original-late-1940s-harry-reeks-1793298312

$75:

http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/original-signed-harry-reeks-san-1790984165

$149 for 2:

http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/original-mid-century-silkscreen-print-1733245777

$149 for 2:

http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/original-mid-century-silkscreen-print-1757291454

$99.99:

http://professional.justanswer.com/chat/index/8e78ad27fd7442bebe5977546d7bf64e

$49.95:

http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/original-harry-reeks-san-francisco-1726104372

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Expert:  Nora replied 6 months ago.

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