Author: Rick Unruh

William J. McCloskey

Master Paper-Wrapped Citrus Still Life Painters William J. & Alberta Binford McCloskey William J. McCloskey (American, 1859-1941) was an American nineteenth-century painter made famous originally for his portraits. He and his wife, Alberta Binford McCloskey took the Los Angeles art world by storm in the mid-1880s with William’s portraits and Alberta’s still lifes.  They painted together as a team for 15 years across the United States, London, and Paris. After conquering L.A., in 1886 the pair moved to New York where, in addition to his portraits, William began painting still lifes alongside Alberta.  His first paper-wrapped citrus painting came to exhibition...

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3 Important Things to Know about Buying at an Auction Gallery

Buying at an auction gallery doesn’t have to be intimidating, in fact it can be a great way to find unique art, antiques, furniture and jewelry that you won’t see every day at the big box stores. Furnishing and decorating your home? Looking for that truly unique one-of-a-kind gift? Adding to your collection? Prices at auction are often significantly less than for similar items at retail stores or galleries. Look no further, auction houses have it covered and offer opportunities for both beginning as well asexperienced luxury goods seekers.

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