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Evalyn Gertrude James (1893-1990)
"Evalyn Gertrude James was a teacher, professor, lecturer and working artist. She is thought to be the daughter of Eva Gertrude James. Her residences were Indianapolis and Brazil, Indiana. James was educated at Herron School of Art and Earlham College and also held two degrees from Indiana University. After being the head of the art department at Jefferson High School in Lafayette, she resigned to become head of the Fine Art department at Indiana State University (then called Indiana State Teachers College of Terre Haute). She was also the chairman of the state committee on art courses for schools in Indiana."
Source: Fine Estate
The estimated retail value of your 8" x 10" original painting by Evalyn Gertrude James is $800-950.
As for retail value, I have seen art sell for 4 to 10 times auction values depending on the tastes of the art gallery owner as well as location of the gallery.
In general, a private seller to a dealer or via consignment can expect 30-60% of estimated retail value.
Insurance replacement values are usually about 20% more than retail values.
If you wish to sell, these are my suggestions -
The internet has your widest pool of buyers. To sell close to estimated retail try the following -
Try ads on sites such as
Some like Etsy.com where you can set up your store for free and the selling fees are small - 20 cents to list an item plus 3.5% of the final price.
Or list with no fees whatsoever:
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