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I have 2 paintings by Texana-The People Painter. I was

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I have 2 paintings by Texana-The People Painter. I was wondering if there is any value in art by Texana? Thank you.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 1 year ago.

Hi Teresa,

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Texana, painter of People of the World, was born Mary Burger in Abilene, Texas in 1916. She was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1977.

My research indicates that the current market in Texana paintings is very soft. This could change at any time - if someone writes a book about the artist, or if there is an important exhibition of her works, the prices will undoubtedly go up.

For now, if your paintings are in excellent condition, current retail (replacement or insurance) value is approximately $200 each. If you were to sell them, you could expect to get the fair market (private sale or auction) value of approximately 40% of the retail amount, or $80 each, depending on location and actual condition.

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Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 1 year ago.

Hi Teresa,

I am just checking in to see if you have any additional questions about your item?

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