The artist is Woody Gorman 1907-2000 he is from Santa Cruz CA.
I have a full size image of this painting and it is vibrant. follow link to see images.
the full size in excellent condition is worth about $250.00 original print price was about $50.00 in 1972. www.flickr.com/michaelofstedahl
I believe that I have the original painting Sampans at Sunset that or it is a reproduction. It is a large oil on canvas and it is 48"x24" signed Woody 65 at the bottom right. I asked an art appraiser on line (showed her the pictures of front and back of painting along with the signature and she stated that she was fairly sure that it is the original even though she didn't actually inspect it but since the artist is not a well known artist nor is his work commonly sold throughout the art community she didn't think that this would have been reproduced in such fine detail since there wouldn't have been a lot of value even to the original. She valued the painting in her opinion at $1200.00. I thought that this was low. Do you know anything else about true value of this painting or anyone that would without paying for an actual apprasial (these can be expensive especially if it is not the original). Lastly I was told by the apprasier that his name is Gorman Woody and not Woody Gorman. Thanks
I also have a Sampans @ Sunset, 26" x 48' signed by Woody '65, the number on the back is V 2450-395, nice wood frame, Windsor Arts products in California. I'm moving to a smaller place and looking to sell it, does anyone have any idea of the value?
I have a beautiful, embossed litho-print of Sampan at Sunset (16 x 20) that states Litho in USA, Mounted in Canada. I remember it was free with the purchase of $30 groceries at a major chain back in 1968.