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About the New England Art Exchange

Since 1989, New England Art Exchange has sold period paintings and fine prints. Located in Peterborough New Hampshire, we focus on works of American, European and Asian artists from the 18th century to the 1950’s. We buy and sell original works and represent consignors from around the world.

The founder and owner of New England Art Exchange is Ken Spector. Ken has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Florida~Tampa in Art/Art History and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Montana.

For over 25 years, Ken was an art instructor at both college and secondary schools. Apart from searching out new acquisitions, he also cleans and repairs paintings and period picture frames, and is active in paper conservation.

All of our prints and paintings are guaranteed to be genuine and in good condition. Flaws or faults must be presented to our attention within 10 days of purchase for a refund. Collector discounts are available!

Painting

French Girls in a Field

French Girls in a Field
1863-1950, American

This lovely oil on canvas by the New England artist Joseph Lindon Smith measures 12 x 9 inches, title and artist inscribed on the back, housed in a 19th century gilt frame, 1894. Smith was a founding member of the Dublin Art Colony in Dublin, NH and lifelong friends with the artist Frank Benson and Isabella Stewart Gardner. He studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the Academie Julian in Paris.

Print

Les Pecheurs

Les Pecheurs
1874-1947, French

This is a very rare original artist proof etching by French artist Edgar Chahine. The image size is 8 5/8 x 12 1/2 inches, c. 1907, pencil signed and inscribed. Chahine studied at the Academia Di Belle Arti in Venice and then at the Academy Julien in Paris. He was a very well respected artist of the ‘Belle Epoch’ era, winning many awards and honors for his work, including a gold medal at the Paris Salon. However his prints and paintings are hard to find as many of them were destroyed in a fire at his studio in 1926 or in a later flood in 1942.

Drawing

Old House, East Windsor Hill, Connecticut

Old House, East Windsor Hill, Connecticut
1855-1943, American

Watercolor on paper, 3 3/8 x 4 5/8 inches, signed in ink lower left. Housed in a period frame, possibly original to the painting, but recently rematted with archival materials. An old label on the back gives the title and location and is also signed by the artist.