Our Free Appraisal service is offered exclusively for items that we sell in our auctions. Items that are not of the type that we sell, or of significant value, will not receive a reply. Items that are not able to be shipped or delivered to our gallery because of size or expense will not receive a reply. This service is only for potential consignments. If you wish to receive an appraisal for any other reason, please use see the Detailed or Professional appraisal services. Use the example/terms link for additional terms.
We will provide descriptive and historical information, when available. We will provide a fair market value in the form of an auction presale estimate.
This painting was featured in the Columbus Collects exhibition at the IMA-Columbus Gallery, 2002. A landscape painter known for his loose, Impressionist style, Vawter was raised in Greenfield, Indiana. He began his career as an illustrator, and his first assignments were for James Whitcomb Riley. Vawter moved to Brown County in 1908. In 1925, he won the prize for best winter scene at the first Hoosier Salon exhibit. He also exhibited at the Brown County Art Gallery Association.
We will provide a full appraisal with valuation, as requested, for insurance replacement value or estate value. Estate value is typically based on fair market value.