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Recently found painting of fish signed Carlo - large canvas. Any

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Recently found painting of fish signed Carlo - large canvas.
Any idea of artist last name ?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Rarewares replied 1 year ago.
This is a Carlo of Hollywood painting done in the 1950's. Carlo of Hollywood is a trade name for Artcraft, a company in Hollywood that mass produced paintings for department and furniture stores. These pieces were also move in gifts from the home builders for new tract homes in the 1950’s. In other words, there was no Carlo. All of the paintings were done by different people but were signed with the name Carlo. This painting has a current value of $700 to $900.00.There is a real niche market for these paintings and they are actually being collected right now as kitschy mid century modern art.It is important for you to click the stars after you have read this answer.