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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

Portrait of a Young Woman

Portrait of a Young Woman
1862-1946, Italian/American

This is a sweetly intimate portrait of a young woman, oil on board, 6 5/8 x 4 5/8 inches, c. 1920, signed lower right, framed. John Califano grew up in Italy and began showing his work as a young man, winning a gold medal in Naples, Italy. In 1881 he emigrated to the United States where he lived for several years in Chicago before settling in California. He was known for his California landscapes as well as portraits and genre scenes and showed his work at the National Academy of Design, New York, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Print

Aspiration, La Madeleine, Verneuil-Sur-Avre

Aspiration, La Madeleine, Verneuil-Sur-Avre
1887-1953, American

Etching, image size 15 1/2 x 10 inches, pencil signed and dated 1939, inscribed Roman numeral V in pencil and dedicated "To my friend Timothy Parforman in deep and lasting appreciation, from John Taylor Arms - 1943." Also called Fraternite, Egalite, Liberte.

Drawing

The Old Homestead

The Old Homestead
1833-1909, American

Watercolor on paper, image size 4 7/8 x 8 1/8 inches, pencil signed lower right, framed. (M)