Recently I had the opportunity to raise the value of a painting I own by firmly establishing its provenance by sitting down with the artist who made the work and learning how it came to be. Around 2012, I was offered the opportunity to purchase a painting by Eyob Mergia for well below market value […]
About Russell McKnight
Russ McKnight is an artist, designer and marketing professional with over forty years experience in many facets of art and design. He resides in Sioux Falls and is a consultant to Piper Arts where he is helping re-structure and increase services to both corporate and individuals who are interested in the art market.
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Robert Aldern was an American modernist whose work (painting and drawing) was informed by the landscape of the Great Plains and specifically by the muddy colors and small seasonal shifts of Southeast South Dakota. Aldern was part of the post WWII generation of artists that expanded university art education by leaps and bounds; he spent […]