🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Authentic P. KREMENIK painting?

Chad101

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This is the second and final oil painting that I purchased today ($28) in Tecumseh, MI.

Considering it's close proximity to Toledo, OH, is this a true Paul Kremenik?

An artist that lived in Toledo's St. Vincent's Hospital Ward for 27 years and painted with his mouth (both arms were amputated at the shoulder).
 

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Hi again Chad. What a remarkable man!

The signature on yours looks to be the same as the one linked below, also said by the seller to be the work of Paul Kremenik. I don’t doubt it, and it has a sticker on the back that says “RIECK'S Wall paper and Paint store Findlay, Ohio” [only about 50 miles from Toledo].

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https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/oil-painting-signed-kremenik-1761852140

There don’t seem to be enough examples of his paintings with auction records to get a handle on value. The eBay seller claims it to be “rare”, which is probably true, but rarity doesn’t necessarily equate to value. I don’t know what it sold for, or if it sold at all, but if you have a Worthpoint account (I don’t) you can find out.

Here’s another eBay listing (again the signature matches) with a “buy it now” of $850 but I don’t know how realistic that is.

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Chad101

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Hi again Chad. What a remarkable man!

The signature on yours looks to be the same as the one linked below, also said by the seller to be the work of Paul Kremenik. I don’t doubt it, and it has a sticker on the back that says “RIECK'S Wall paper and Paint store Findlay, Ohio” [only about 50 miles from Toledo].

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https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/oil-painting-signed-kremenik-1761852140

There don’t seem to be enough examples of his paintings with auction records to get a handle on value. The eBay seller claims it to be “rare”, which is probably true, but rarity doesn’t necessarily equate to value. I don’t know what it sold for, or if it sold at all, but if you have a Worthpoint account (I don’t) you can find out.

Here’s another eBay listing (again the signature matches) with a “buy it now” of $850 but I don’t know how realistic that is.

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Absolutely fascinating! This one definitely deserves a professional cleaning (if it's not too costly) and a better frame. I'll probably hold on to it and hang a framed printing of the newspaper clipping next to it.
 
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Just dropped it off for a custom frame. I'll post an update when I get the painting back. ETA is Sept 19th at the latest.
 

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