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Period: 1930s
Man Trimming Tree
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This drawing is part of our exhibition Charles Goeller: A Wistful Loneliness. Crayon on paper, 11 5/8 x 9 inches (image), 14 x 11 inches (sheet), Signed lower right, Matted, but no...
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American Modern 1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Crayon

Hand-Watercolour 200 French Jockey Club Racing Colour c1930s Silks
Located in Bristol, CT
7.5" x 10.5" Two double-sided sheets 50 jockey racing colour/ silks per side
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1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Children Playing on the Beach /// British Watercolor Figurative Seascape Antique
By David Thomas Robertson
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
Artist: David Thomas Robertson (Scottish, 1879-1952) Title: "Children Playing on the Beach" *Signed by Robertson lower left. (the signature is faded) Circa: 1935 Medium: Original Wat...
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Impressionist 1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Head of Lion - l Pencil Drawing by Etha Richter - 1930s
Located in Roma, IT
Lion is an original pencil drawing by the German artist Etha Richter (Dresda,1883 - Dresda,1977). Hand-signed in lead on the lower right: Etha Richter - Dresden. On the paper in w...
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1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil

The Ship - Tempera on Paper by Paul Garin - 1950s
Located in Roma, IT
The Ship is an original tempera drawing on paper, realized by the French artist Paul Garin (Nice, 1898-1963) in the 1950s. Black ink stamp on the lower-right corner: "Catherine Cha...
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Modern 1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Tempera

Composition - Drawing by Alfredo Mezio - 1934
Located in Roma, IT
Composition  is a drawing in pen on paper, realized by Alfredo Mezio in 1934 for the magazine "Il Selvaggio", Year XI, p. 46. The artwork is depicted skillfully through confident an...
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Modern 1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink

Eileen Lake
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Eileen Lake Crayon on paper, early1930's Initialed in pencil lower right (see photo) Titled and annotated verso "Eileen Lake, early 1930s girlfriend" Note: Eileen Hall Lake was an A...
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American Realist 1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Oil Crayon

Ideal Decoration - Drawing by Carlo Parisi - 1935
Located in Roma, IT
Ideal Decoration is an Artwork realized by the artist Carlo Parisi (1922-2007) in 1935. Black and white drawing on paper. Good conditions. Carlo Parisi...
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Modern 1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil

Art Deco Girl with Car Mid-20th Century American Modernism Pin-Up Illustration
Located in New York, NY
Art Deco Girl with Car Mid-20th Century American Modernism Pin-Up Illustration Arthur Rosenman Ross (1913 - 1981) Deco Girl with Car, 1936 30 x 20 inches Oil on Canvas Board Signed Arthur ‘36 lower right Provenance: Estate of the artist. BIO Arthur Rosenman Ross was a key figure in automotive design at General Motors during America's "Golden Age" of auto design, the 1930's through the 1950s. He attended the Art Institute of Chicago from age 17, exhibiting a special interest for automotive renderings and the female figure. In 1934, he changed his name from Rosenman to Ross, fearing his Jewish ancestry could prejudice his career prospects. At age 20, he turned down job offers from MGM Studios in Hollywood and Duesenberg to work at General Motors alongside the Legendary Harley Earl in 1935. He was hand picked by Mr. Earl and assigned to GM's War and Camouflage Division in 1937 through WW2. It was during this pivotal period in which he executed some extraordinary military aircraft artworks, likely used between GM and America's military aeronautics companies in design preparation for WW2. General Motors played an important role in helping America's aircraft manufacturers preceding and during the war. Just after the war in 1945, Mr. Ross was rewarded by GM, being made Chief Designer of Cadillac, then two years later becoming Chief at Oldsmobile until his retirement in 1959. He was in large part responsible for some of GM's classic Cadillac designs such as the Cadillac Sixty Special, Fleetwood, LaSalle and GM's first concept car, the extraordinary Buick Y-Job. Mr. Ross was an exceptionally charismatic and vivacious man who quite by chance, befriended His idol, Salvador Dali at GM in 1955. They talked about art, cars and girls late into the evening, according to his son, Carter Ross. He had a gift in rendering the erotic arts...
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Art Deco 1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Oil, Board

“Dime a Dance” American Art Deco 20th Century Modernism Pin-Up Social Realism
Located in New York, NY
“Dime a Dance” American Art Deco 20th Century Modernism Pin-Up Social Realism Arthur Rosenman Ross (1913 - 1981) “Dime a Dance”, 1933 Watercolor and Ink on Illustration Board 18” x 10 1/2 inches (sight) Signed Arthur Rosenman, ‘33 L/R 29 1/2”H x 25 1/2 inches ( Framed) Provenance: Estate of the artist. The Drawing is in very good condition. The period frame is solid, but could use some restoration. BIO Arthur Rosenman Ross was a key figure in automotive design at General Motors during America's "Golden Age" of auto design, the 1930's through the 1950s. He attended the Art Institute of Chicago from age 17, exhibiting a special interest for automotive renderings and the female figure. In 1934, he changed his name from Rosenman to Ross, fearing his Jewish ancestry could prejudice his career prospects. At age 20, he turned down job offers from MGM Studios in Hollywood and Duesenberg to work at General Motors alongside the Legendary Harley Earl in 1935. He was hand picked by Mr. Earl and assigned to GM's War and Camouflage Division in 1937 through WW2. It was during this pivotal period in which he executed some extraordinary military aircraft artworks, likely used between GM and America's military aeronautics companies in design preparation for WW2. General Motors played an important role in helping America's aircraft manufacturers preceding and during the war. Just after the war in 1945, Mr. Ross was rewarded by GM, being made Chief Designer of Cadillac, then two years later becoming Chief at Oldsmobile until his retirement in 1959. He was in large part responsible for some of GM's classic Cadillac designs such as the Cadillac Sixty Special, Fleetwood, LaSalle and GM's first concept car, the extraordinary Buick Y-Job. Mr. Ross was an exceptionally charismatic and vivacious man who quite by chance, befriended His idol, Salvador Dali at GM in 1955. They talked about art, cars and girls late into the evening, according to his son, Carter Ross. He had a gift in rendering the erotic arts...
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Art Deco 1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Ink, Board

'The Agony in the Garden', Paris, Salon d’Automne, Section d'Or, Gethsemane
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed lower left, 'Jais' for Johannes Knud Ove Jais-Nielsen (Danish, 1885-1961) and dated 1938. A powerful figural work showing a view of Jesus kneeling in the Garden of Gethsemane on the evening before his trial and execution. Born in Denmark, Jais Nielsen initially studied at Kunstnernes Frie Studieskoler under Kristian Zahrtmann and exhibited for the first time at the 1907 Autumn Salon at the Charlottenborg Palace. Nielsen participated in the early and groundbreaking, “Group of Thirteen" Modernist show, where his focus on dynamic figural painting and his bold use of color set him dramatically apart from his contemporaries. From 1907-11, Nielsen's use of 'primitive' Fauve colors would continue to reinforce his break with traditional Danish painting. During this period, he made study excursions to important art centres, including, in 1909, to Berlin. In 1911, he moved to Paris where he settled in the Latin Quarter near the Musée Cluny. His first formal Paris exhibition was at the Salon d’Automne of 1912. During this first Paris period, Nielsen attended meetings of the Section d’Or at the studio of Jacques Villon and, as a result, began to incorporate subtle, yet distinct, Cubist elements into his work.   With the outbreak of World War One, Nielsen returned to Copenhagen, taking with him both his increasing compositional sophistication and a thorough understanding of the principles of Modernism. During this period, ports, dance and circus life became subjects of interest and he painted many canvases in the style of Analytic Cubism, of which he became the earliest and, arguably, the finest Danish exponent. From 1915 onwards, Nielsen also created Cubist sculptures and, from 1922-28, was employed as a sculptor by the Royal Copenhagen porcelain factory. Here, he produced a series of ceramic sculptures on Biblical themes which included the Good Samaritan and several versions of Jacob Wrestling with the Angel...
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Post-Impressionist 1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Graphite, Charcoal, Paper, Gouache, Watercolor

Untitled (Joe Louis knocking out Max Schmeling in 1938 rematch)
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Untitled (Joe Louis knocking out Max Schmeling in 1938 rematch) Pen and ink with wash on heavy wove sketchbook paper, 1938 Signed lower right: Fletcher Martin Directly related to Martin's famous painting of 1942 entitled "Lullaby", which was also used in the lithograph of the same name. (see photo) The drawing depicts the third and final knockdown of Max Schmeling in their rematch of 1938. Condition: Mat staining at the edges of the sketchbook page edges Toning to verso from previous framing. Does not affect framed presentation "It was here that Louis first used sport to bridge America's cavernous racial divide. With Hitler on the march in Europe and using Schmeling's victory over Louis as proof of “Aryan supremacy,” anti-Nazi sentiment ran high in the States. Louis had long grown accustomed to the pressures of representing his race but here the burdens were broader and deeper. Now he was shouldering the hopes of an entire nation. A few weeks before the match Louis visited the White House and U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, whose tenure lasted even longer than Louis' would, told him, “Joe, we need muscles like yours to beat Germany.” Those muscles certainly beat Schmeling on fight night...
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American Realist 1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink

Surrealist composition, ca. 1935, pencil on paper
Located in PARIS, FR
Mathieu (Matei) ROSIANU (1897-1969) Surrealist composition, ca. 1935 Pencil on paper Studio stamp on verso 6,7 x 5,5 inch. Frame : 12 x 12 inch. Born in Bucharest in 1897 to an offi...
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Surrealist 1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil

Surrealist composition, ca. 1935, pencil on paper
Located in PARIS, FR
Mathieu (Matei) ROSIANU (1897-1969) Surrealist composition, ca. 1935 Pencil on paper Studio stamp on verso 5 x 5,5 inch. Frame : 12 x 12 inch (30 x 30 cm) Born in Bucharest in 1897...
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Surrealist 1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil

American Veterans Remembrance Day Poster Study (National Poppy Day, Am. Legion)
Located in Chicago, IL
A wonderful study for an American Veterans Remembrance Day Poster Study (National Poppy Day, American Legion) by Elaine Jeanne Glickman (Ginsburg), created at Ferry Hall in Lake Fore...
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American Modern 1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Board, Watercolor

Portrait of a Woman  - Drawing by  Enzo Benedetto- 1930s
Located in Roma, IT
Portrait of a Woman is an Artwork realized by the Italian Artist Enzo Benedetto. Pencil, ink and Tempera on paper. Hand signed on the right margin. The work is glued on cardboard. ...
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Modern 1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil, Tempera, Ink

Nude of Woman - Drawing by Emile André Leroy - 1930s
Located in Roma, IT
Nude of Woman is an artwok realized by the French Artist Emile André Leroy. Pastel Drawing on paper. Hand Signed in the left margin. Good conditions except fo a small tear in the r...
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Modern 1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Pastel

She Gets Her Way (Couple with Vase)
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This drawing is part of our exhibition Charles Goeller: A Wistful Loneliness. Crayon on paper, 11 ½ x 9 inches (image), 14 x 11 inches (sheet), Signed...
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American Modern 1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Crayon

The Portrait - Painting by Alberto Ziveri - 1936
Located in Roma, IT
The Portrait is a painting realized by Alberto Ziveri in 1936. Oil on cardboard Hand-signed and dated In good conditions.
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Modern 1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Tempera, Oil, Paper

The Expectation - Drawing by Angelina Beloff - Early-20th century
Located in Roma, IT
he Expectation is an Artwork  realized by  the Russian Artist  Angelina Beloff. Drawing on paper.  The artist wants to define a well-balanced composi...
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Modern 1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil

Painter - Drawing by Alberto Ziveri - 1938
Located in Roma, IT
Painter is a drawing realized by Alberto Ziveri in 1938. Ink and watercolor on paper. Hand-signed. In good condition.
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Modern 1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal, Ink, Paper, Watercolor

Woman with child
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Woman with child Watercolor on paper, c. 1930 Signed with the estate stamp lower right (see photo) Exhibited: Marbella Gallery, New York Illustrated: Robert Hallowell: An Artist Redi...
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American Impressionist 1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Green Tree - Painting by Alberto Ziveri - 1935
Located in Roma, IT
Green Tree is a drawing realized by Alberto Ziveri in 1935. Tempera on paper. Hand-signed. In good conditions.
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Modern 1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Tempera, Paper

Cityscape - Drawing by Alberto Ziveri - 1930s
Located in Roma, IT
Cityscape is a drawing realized by Alberto Ziveri in the 1930s. Ink and watercolor on paper. Hand-signed. In good conditions.
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Modern 1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Paper, Watercolor

Church Bell - Drawing by Alberto Ziveri - 1930s
Located in Roma, IT
Church Bell is a drawing realized by Alberto Ziveri in the 1930s. Watercolor on paper. Hand-signed. In good conditions.
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Modern 1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Paper

Figures - Drawing by Alberto Ziveri - 1930s
Located in Roma, IT
Figures is a drawing realized by Alberto Ziveri in the 1930s. Ink and watercolor on paper. Hand-signed. In good conditions.
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Modern 1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Paper, Watercolor

Teaching Drawing to Children - Drawing by Alexandre Lagrant - 1930s
Located in Roma, IT
Teaching Drawing to Children is a drawing artwork realized by Alexandre Lagrant in the early 20th Century. Pencil and ink drawing on paper. The state of preservation is good with s...
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Modern 1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Paper

The Letter F - Drawing by Alexandre Lagrant - The Early 20th Century
Located in Roma, IT
The Letter F is a drawing artwork realized by Alexandre Lagrant in the early 20th Century Watercolor drawing on paper. The state of preservation is good.
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Modern 1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Watercolor, Paper

Miss Sarah K. Smith’s Studio Porch, Wheaton, Illinois
Located in Chicago, IL
A charming watercolor by Illinois artist Rowena Fray, depicting an art class on Sarah K. Smith's studio porch in Wheaton, IL. Fry studied art at the Watkins Institute in Nashville, ...
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American Modern 1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

"Bathers" American Scene Social Realism 20th Century Modernism Ashcan Fauvism
Located in New York, NY
"Bathers" American Scene Social Realism 20th Century Modernism Ashcan Fauvism Charles Demuth (1883-1935) "Bathers" 10 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches watercolor on paper, c. 1930 Signed lower le...
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American Modern 1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Quick Change
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Quick Change Watercolor on paper, 1930-1931 Signed lower right: Honore Guilbeau Illustrated in American Art Review, August 2014, page 84 in an article by Dr. M...
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American Modern 1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Whitehall Building, July 1939 - Harbor Seascape with Tugboat in Watercolor
Located in Soquel, CA
Whitehall Building, July 1939 - Harbor Seascape with Tugboat in Watercolor Detailed harbor landscape by Ernest Clegg (British, 1976-1954). The Whitehall Building towers over the sce...
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Impressionist 1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

WPA Mid 20th Century Modern Social Realism American Scene Men Working Industrial
Located in New York, NY
WPA Mid 20th Century Modern Social Realism American Scene Men Working Industrial Jo Cain (1904 - 2003) Bailing Hay 42 x 40 inches Oil on paper c. 1930s Signed lower right Unframed Our gallery is pleased to present the exhibition, "Jo Cain: Echoes of an Era," a tribute to the enduring legacy of Joseph Lambert Cain and a celebration of his art that transcends time and remains relevant today. The exhibition features mural studies, works on paper and paintings from the 1930s and 40s, all are available on 1stDibs. BIO JOSEPH LAMBERT CAIN (1904–2003) A painter, muralist, and art educator, Joseph Cain...
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American Realist 1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Oil, Paper

Yvonne Jouant au Tennis by Paulémile Pissarro, 1972 - graphite on paper
Located in London, GB
THIS WORK IS SOLD UNFRAMED Yvonne Jouant au Tennis by Paulémile Pissarro (1884 - 1972) Graphite on paper 20.2 x 27 cm (8 x 10 ⁵/₈ inches) Signed lower left, Paulémile-Pissarro- Pa...
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Post-Impressionist 1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Graphite

Portrait of a Woman by Orovida Pissarro - Portrait painting
Located in London, GB
Portrait of a Woman by Orovida Pissarro (1893-1968) Egg tempera on silk laid down on stretched linen 47.6 x 37 cm (18 ³/₄ x 14 ⁵/₈ inches) Signed and dated upper right, OROVIDA 1936 Provenance: Christie's London, 1985 Kunstgalerij De Vuyst, Belgium Private collection, London Private collection, London, by descent Artist biography: Orovida Camille Pissarro...
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1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Linen, Egg Tempera

Study of a hand holding a cigarette, circa 1930, pencil on paper
Located in PARIS, FR
Raymonde Heudebert 1905-1991) Study of a hand holding a cigarette Pencil on paper Annotated “Jean de Vogué” on the back Dimensions of the drawing : 26 x 27 cm Dimensions of the frame...
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1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil

Original French Art Deco Gouache Illustration Drawing by J. Hilly
Located in Atlanta, GA
An original Art Deco illustration hand-painted with ink and gouache on paper. The drawing features two elegant women with large windows and drapery in the background. This illustrati...
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Art Deco 1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Ink, Gouache

Rowers Before the Race - British 1930's art sport lithograph rowing
Located in London, GB
This superb British lithograph drawing is by noted artist Gerald Spencer Pryse. Dated from circa 1930 and on paper, the subject matter is a group of rowers on a riverbank, moving the...
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Realist 1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Lithograph

Erotic Scene - Lithograph by Jean Cocteau - 1930s
Located in Roma, IT
Erotic Scene is a Colored lithograph realized by Jean Cocteau (1889 -1963) in 1930 ca.  French draftsman, poet, essayist, playwright, librettist, film director. Not signed. Very Go...
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Modern 1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Lithograph

Sick - Drawing by Jean Cocteau - 1934
Located in Roma, IT
Sketch realized for the book "Les Enfants Terribles". Unsigned and undated. Matting included. Very good conditions. Ref. Jean Cocteau, Poesia Grafica - Disegni dal 1921 al 1957. 
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Modern 1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Ink

Whimsical Fishing Illustration Cartoon 1938 Mt Tremblant Ski Lodge William Steig
Located in Surfside, FL
Lighthearted Illustration of Outdoor Pursuits This one of a fisherman signed "W. Steig" Provenance: from Mrs. Joseph B. Ryan, Commissioned by Joe Ryan for the bar at his ski resort, Mount Tremblant Lodge, in 1938. Mont Tremblant, P.Q., Canada Watercolor and ink on illustration board, sights sizes 8 1/2 x 16 1/2 in., framed. In 1938 Joe Ryan, described as a millionaire from Philadelphia, bushwhacked his way to the summit of Mont Tremblant and was inspired to create a world class ski resort at the site. In 1939 he opened the Mont Tremblant Lodge, which remains part of the Pedestrian Village today. This original illustration is on Whatman Illustration board. the board measures 14 X 22 inches. label from McClees Galleries, Philadelphia, on the frame backing paper. William Steig, 1907 – 2003 was an American cartoonist, sculptor, and, in his later life, an illustrator and writer of children's books. Best known for the picture books Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, Abel's Island, and Doctor De Soto, he was also the creator of Shrek!, which inspired the film series of the same name. He was the U.S. nominee for both of the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Awards, as a children's book illustrator in 1982 and a writer in 1988. Steig was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1907, and grew up in the Bronx. His parents were Polish-Jewish immigrants from Austria, both socialists. His father, Joseph Steig, was a house painter, and his mother, Laura Ebel Steig, was a seamstress who encouraged his artistic leanings. As a child, he dabbled in painting and was an avid reader of literature. Among other works, he was said to have been especially fascinated by Pinocchio.He graduated from Townsend Harris High School at 15 but never completed college, though he attended three, spending two years at City College of New York, three years at the National Academy of Design and a mere five days at the Yale School of Fine Arts before dropping out of each. Hailed as the "King of Cartoons" Steig began drawing illustrations and cartoons for The New Yorker in 1930, producing more than 2,600 drawings and 117 covers for the magazine. Steig, later, when he was 61, began writing children's books. In 1968, he wrote his first children's book. He excelled here as well, and his third book, Sylvester and the Magic Pebble (1969), won the Caldecott Medal. He went on to write more than 30 children's books, including the Doctor DeSoto series, and he continued to write into his nineties. Among his other well-known works, the picture book Shrek! (1990) formed the basis for the DreamWorks Animation film Shrek (2001). After the release of Shrek 2 in 2004, Steig became the first sole-creator of an animated movie franchise that went on to generate over $1 billion from theatrical and ancillary markets after only one sequel. Along with Maurice Sendak, Saul Steinberg, Ludwig Bemelmans and Laurent de Brunhofff his is one of those rare cartoonist whose works form part of our collective cultural heritage. In 1984, Steig's film adaptation of Doctor DeSoto directed by Michael Sporn was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. As one of the most admired cartoonists of all time, Steig spent seven decades drawing for the New Yorker magazine. He touched generations of readers with his tongue–in–cheek pen–and–ink drawings, which often expressed states of mind like shame, embarrassment or anger. Later in life, Steig turned to children's books, working as both a writer and illustrator. Steig's children's books were also wildly popular because of the crazy, complicated language he used—words like lunatic, palsied, sequestration, and cleave. Kids love the sound of those words even if they do not quite understand the meaning. Steig's descriptions were also clever. He once described a beached whale as "breaded with sand." Throughout the course of his career, Steig compiled his cartoons and drawings into books. Some of them were published first in the New Yorker. Others were deemed too dark to be printed there. Most of these collections centered on the cold, dark psychoanalytical truth about relationships. They featured husbands and wives fighting and parents snapping at their kids. His first adult book, Man About Town, was published in 1932, followed by About People, published in 1939, which focused on social outsiders. Sick of Each Other, published in 2000, included a drawing depicting a wife holding her husband at gunpoint, saying, "Say you adore me." According to the Los Angeles Times, fellow New Yorker artist...
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American Modern 1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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India Ink, Watercolor, Illustration Board

Street Costumes, Gay Nineties Fashion - Female Illustrator
Located in Miami, FL
Street Costumes by Ruth Kreps. Signed lower right. Most likely for a book published in the 1930's about turn of the century women's fashion. "Costume Design of the Gay Nineties" T...
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Academic 1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Board, Ink

Surveyors WPA American Scene Mid 20th Century Modern Social Realism Men Working
Located in New York, NY
Surveyors WPA American Scene Mid 20th Century Modern Social Realism Men Working Jo Cain (1904 - 2003) Surveyors 30 ½ x 40 ¼ inches (sight) Gouache on paper c. 1930s Signed lower rig...
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American Realist 1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Gouache, Paper

Man Working Mid 20th Century American Scene Social Realism Industrial WPA Modern
Located in New York, NY
Man Working Mid 20th Century American Scene Social Realism Industrial WPA Modern Jo Cain (1904 - 2003) Telephone Pole Worker 38 1/4 x 18 1/2 inches Oil on pap...
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American Realist 1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Gouache

Railroad Worker Industrial WPA American Scene Mid Century Modern Social Realism
Located in New York, NY
Railroad Worker Industrial WPA American Scene Mid Century Modern Social Realism Jo Cain (1904 - 2003) Railroad worker 36 ¼ x 27 inches Oil on paper c. 1930s S...
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American Realist 1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Oil

Industrial Working Man WPA Social Realism Mid 20th Century Modern American Scene
Located in New York, NY
Industrial Working Man WPA Social Realism Mid 20th Century Modern American Scene Jo Cain (1904 - 2003) Man with a Tool 39 ¾ x 38 ¼ inches Gouache...
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American Realist 1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Gouache

Working Man WPA Social Realism Industrial Modernism 20th Century American Scene
Located in New York, NY
Working Man WPA Social Realism Industrial Modernism 20th Century American Scene Jo Cain (1904 - 2003) Printing Press 40 ½ x 26 inches (sight) Oil o...
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American Realist 1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Oil

Cowboys Horses Cattle WPA American Scene Social Realism Mid 20th Century Modern
Located in New York, NY
Cowboys Horses Cattle WPA American Scene Social Realism Mid 20th Century Modern Jo Cain (1904 – 2003) Cowboy 33 3/4 x 36 inches Oil on paper, c. 1930s Signed...
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American Realist 1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Oil

Chemists American Scene Mid 20th Century Modern Social Realism WPA Science Mural
Located in New York, NY
Chemists American Scene Mid 20th Century Modern Social Realism WPA Science Mural Jo Cain (1904 - 2003) Chemists 40 ½ x 31 ¾ inches Oil on paper, c. 1930s Signed lower right 49 x 40 ...
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American Realist 1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Gouache

"Painter" 20th Century American Scene Social Realism Working Man Modern WPA Era
Located in New York, NY
"Painter" 20th Century American Scene Social Realism Working Man Modern WPA Era Jo Cain (1904 - 2003) Painter 41 ½ x 36 3/4 inches (sight) Gouache on paper c. 1930s Signed lower rig...
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American Realist 1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Gouache

"Good Health Week" American Scene Modern Social Realism Mid 20th Century WPA Era
Located in New York, NY
"Good Health Week" American Scene Modern Social Realism Mid- 20th Century WPA Era Jo Cain (1904 – 2003) Good Health Week – b/w 10 ½ x 15 1/2 inches Ink on paper, c. 1940s Estate sta...
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American Realist 1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Ink

"Good Health Week" American Scene Modern Social Realism Double Sided WPA Era
Located in New York, NY
"Good Health Week" American Scene Modern Social Realism Double Sided WPA Era Jo Cain (1904 - 2003) Good Health Week – double sided 13 3/4 x 20 1/2 inches – ink on paper 13 ½ x 20 ½ ...
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American Modern 1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Gouache, Paper, Ink

Industrial Man Working Mid 20th Century American Scene Social Realism Modern WPA
Located in New York, NY
Industrial Man Working Mid 20th Century American Scene Social Realism Modern WPA Jo Cain (1904 - 2003) Hammering Nails 39 x 50 ½ inches Gouache on paper c. 19...
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American Realist 1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Gouache

Rowing Sculling Team Regatta, Life Magazine - African American Illustrator
Located in Miami, FL
E. Simms Campbell was the first African-American illustrator/ cartoonist published in nationally distributed, slick magazines, he created Esky, the familiar pop-eyed mascot of Esquire. This early work of 1930 was done on assignment for an interior page of Life Magazine. It features two Rowing teams engaged in spirited competition with cheering onlookers. This is a highly stylized black-and-white illustration and is masterfully executed. The work is composed of two illustrations, 6 x 9 inches and 2-3/4 x 2 inches respectively. It is initialed center bottow ESC. unframed Campbell left the University of Chicago and transferred to and received his degree from the Chicago Art Institute.[3] Professional career During a job as a railroad dining-car waiter, Campbell sometimes drew caricatures of the train passengers, and one of those, impressed by Campbell's talent, gave him a job in a St. Louis art studio, Triad Studios. He spent two years at Triad Studios before moving to New York City in 1929. A month afterward, he found work with the small advertising firm, Munig Studios, and began taking classes at the National Academy of Design.During this time, he contributed to various magazines, notably Life, & Judge Following the suggestion of cartoonist Russell Patterson to focus on good girl art, Campbell created his "Harem Girls", a series of watercolor cartoons that attracted attention in the first issue of Esquire, debuting in 1933. Campbell's artwork was in almost every issue of Esquire from 1933 to 1958 and he was the creator of its continuing mascot, the cartoon character in a silk top hat. He also contributed to The Chicagoan, Cosmopolitan, Ebony, The New Yorker, Playboy, Opportunity: A Journal of Negro Life, Pictorial Review, and Redbook. His commercial artwork for advertising included illustrations for Barbasol, Springmaid, and Hart Schaffner...
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1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Gouache, Pencil, Ink, Illustration Board

Cecil Beaton - Watercolour Ballet Costume Design for Le Pavillon - 1936
Located in London, GB
SIR CECIL BEATON, CBE (1904-1980) Ballet Costume Design for Le Pavillon - 1936 Signed and bears wardrobe mark l.r.: Beaton Watercolour and ink 49 by 39 cm., 19 ¼ by 15 ½ in. (fram...
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Realist 1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Cecil Beaton - Ballet Costume Design for Le Pavillon, 1936
Located in London, GB
SIR CECIL BEATON, CBE (1904-1980) Ballet Costume Design for Le Pavillon - 1936 Signed l.r.: Beaton Watercolour, bodycolour and ink 49 by 39 cm., 19 ¼ by 15 ½ in. (frame size 70.5 ...
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Realist 1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Dancer Study
By Christian Bérard
Located in London, GB
Pen and ink on paper, 27cm x 20cm, (54cm x 48cm framed). Provenance: Alexander Iolas Gallery, New York. Bérard, an artist, fashion illustrator and de...
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Art Deco 1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Pen

Greenwich Village NYC WPA Mid 20th Century American Scene Ashcan Modern Realism
Located in New York, NY
Greenwich Village NYC WPA Mid 20th Century American Scene Ashcan Modern Realism Alfred Mira (1900-1981) Greenwich Village NYC 14 x 17 inches Oil on board,...
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American Realist 1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Oil, Board

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