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What type of paint is best for murals?

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The best type of paint for murals is acrylic due to its lightfastness and weather resistance. Acrylics work on almost all surfaces and are famous for their quick-drying and flexibility. You will find murals of different styles like contemporary, modern, abstract and street art on 1stDibs.
1stDibs ExpertSeptember 28, 2021
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"Pioneers and Indians in Battle," Large, Extraordinary Art Deco Mural
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Bold, high-energy and striking, this Art Deco mural depicts a battle in 19th century America, with an Indian chief on horseback in full battle regalia, including a feather headdress,...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Paintings

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"Lion and Gazelle," Fabulous Art Deco Mural Study in Black and Rust
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Full of color and movement, this detailed study for a room dominated by a monumental Art Deco mural was painted by a French artist, perhaps for an interior design firm in Bordeaux. T...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Paintings

"A Brazilian Embassy," Colorful Art Deco Mural Study by Briggs at Cornell, 1938
Located in Philadelphia, PA
One of the most colorful and masterful Art Deco mural studies we have ever offered, this large gouache painting was executed by Adelaide Briggs in the final year of her studies at Co...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Paintings

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Important Art Deco Mural Study for Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen
By Jais Nielsen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Proof that Scandinavia equalled France in its embrace of Modernism and what we now call Art Deco, this important mural study was made by Jais Nielsen in 1923 for Tivoli Gardens in Co...
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Early 20th Century Danish Paintings

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Gouache, Pencil, Paper, Watercolor

"Time and Civilization," Newly Discovered Art Deco Mural Studies, Schreckengost
By Viktor Schreckengost
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Famed for his product designs in the 1940s and 1950s, and his Jazz Bowl commissioned by Eleanor Roosevelt, Victor Schreckengost was also a painter and sculptor over his long career. ...
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Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Paintings

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"Herdsman, Asterion & Chara," Rare Art Deco Mural Study, Bushnell Auditorium
By Barry Faulkner
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Painted by the renowned muralist, Barry Faulkner, in 1929 for the ceiling of the Horace Bushnell Memorial Hall in Hartford, Connecticut, this remarkable Art Deco study depicts Canes ...
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Vintage 1920s American Art Deco Paintings

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Gouache

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