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Diana, I own this abstract oil painting. Can you please

Customer Question

Hi Diana,
I own this abstract oil painting. Can you please identify the artist and the value, please?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Diana F. replied 2 months ago.

Hi Dina. How are you?

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I'll definitely be glad to try. Do you have a close up of the signature?

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Here are some ways to send pictures:

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If your message box has a blue box that says "attach file" or a paper clip icon you can use that to upload photos.
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Here's another way that works really well:
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Go to http://www.imgur.com.
Click "Computer".
Double click the image you want to upload.
Click "Start Upload".
When the image appears on your screen, just copy the link from that page and paste it on this page.
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If those don't work you can email them.
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Email the pictures to *****@******.***

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They have to be sent from the same email address that you used to sign up Answer (which is usually the email address you use to Log In). It has to be the same email address or JA won't recognize it and they'll just delete them.

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Make sure you tell them that you've tried everything and that you're trying to get pictures to me (DianaF) in antiques and give them your screen (customer) name and your real name.

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That should do it.

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Thanks,

Diana

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
https://imgur.com/a/aOiwj
Expert:  Diana F. replied 2 months ago.

Hi Dina.

Thank you! That's perfect. I'll see if I can find a match to that. =)

~Diana

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
On the back , it is entitled "Poppies in Red"written in pencil.
Expert:  Diana F. replied 2 months ago.

Thank you for the extra info. =)

Expert:  Diana F. replied 2 months ago.

Hi Dina.

I wish I had better news for you. I haven't been able to find a match to that signature. The signature looks like it might be German or at least a German-style name. Judging by the abstract style, it likely dates to the late midcentury (circa 60s or so). I have been over every database looking at any known artist that starts with a V, but no luck. I can value you based on it being a signed piece by a lesser-known artist; I just can't give you any history on them.

~Diana