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Style: American Modern
Colorful Standing Nude Figure 20th Century Watercolor
Located in San Francisco, CA
This late 20th century watercolor on paper abstracted figure is by San Francisco painter Jack Freeman (1938-2014). Freeman studied at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, landscape and...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Edward Laning, Neried
Located in New York, NY
Edward Laning was a master draughtsman. This ink and watercolor drawing is of one of the 50-odd daughters of the ancient Greek sea god Nereus and his wife Doris. Apparently these you...
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1940s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Watercolor

Paul Gattuso, (Abstraction)
Located in New York, NY
Paul Gattuso attended the Art Students League and worked primarily in New York City. There is an old address with a Bronx, Grand Concourse address on the reverse of this drawing. Gat...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Reclining Nude Female Figure Study 20th Century Ink Drawing
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 20th century ink on paper nude female figure study is by Oakland artist Rip Matteson (1920-2011). Matteson was educated at U.C. Berkeley, C.C.A.C, Scuola di Belle Arte in Rome, ...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Ink

"Someone Had Made a Mistake" Ink on Paper Illustration, 1946
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1946 ink on paper cartoon illustration is by San Francisco artist Clyde Follett Seavey (1920-1991). Seavey studied at UC Berkeley and California College of Arts and Crafts. He ...
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1940s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Ink

Minimalist Figure Drawing in Graphite, Circa 1998
Located in San Francisco, CA
This circa 1998 graphite on paper nude drawing is by Monterey/Carmel artist of Russian descent, Gerald Wasserman (1920-2011). Wasserman studied at the Chicago Art Institute and was ...
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1990s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Graphite

Fencing Match in Ink, 1966
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1966 ink on paper scene of two fencers with rapier-style swords is by Northern California artist Hugh Wiley (1922-2013). Wiley studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Ar...
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1960s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Ink

American flag collage with colored prints of the Texas flag and original ink
Located in Woodbury, CT
Claude Howard Stuart is an artist working in Europe and America. Watercolor, ink ,acrylic and and even cold wax and oil are the many different mediums that Claude uses on his varied...
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2010s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Mixed Media

1950s Ink Drawing of Two Figures by Mail Box
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1955 iconic ink drawing of two figures by a mail box on paper is by artist Nacy Sayner. Signed, dated, and titled on bottom. The piece will be shipped in a mat to fit a standard...
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1950s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Ink

American Modern Colorado Mountain Mining Landscape Watercolor Painting
Located in Denver, CO
Graphite and watercolor painting of a Colorado mining landscape in red, yellow and brown by 20th Century artist, Louise Emerson Ronnebeck. Presented in a custom frame, outer dimensio...
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20th Century American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor, Graphite

Golf Bags, Caddy with Golf Bag on His Back
Located in Missouri, MO
Framed Size: approx 17 3/4 x 20 3/4 inches Fred Conway (1900-1973) "Golf Bags, Caddy with Golf Bag on His Back" Pen/Ink/Watercolor on Paper Site Size: approx. 10 x 13 inches Framed ...
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1960s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Ink, Watercolor, Pen

"Radio City Rockette"
Located in Southampton, NY
Watercolor on paper of a Radio City Music Hall Rockette done in the late 1940's or early 1950's. Ruth Adele Mysel grew up in Boston and attended the New England School of Art. In he...
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1940s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Monochromatic Portrait Abstracted By Color Mid Century Graphite & Watercolor
Located in San Francisco, CA
This mid 20th century ink on paper abstracted portrait is by Expressionist painter, mixed media artist, and sculptor Martin Snipper (1914-2008). He studied at the National Academy of...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Graphite, Watercolor

Alfred Bendiner, Santa Fe Cowhands (New Mexico)
Located in New York, NY
Apparently Bendiner never went a day without drawing. He was amazing! In this scene of a young 'cowgirl' is working a lasso while an 'old cowhand' looks on -- clutching a cigaret of...
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1950s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

New Orleans Sportin House
Located in Fairlawn, OH
New Orleans Sportin House Pen and ink on paper, 1951 Signed in ink, titled and dated in pencil (see photos) Condition: Corners are pasted to support sheet, some staining in image. Im...
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1950s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink

Reclining Female Nude
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Reclining Female Nude Charcoal on paper, c. 1933 Signed lower right (see photo) Provenance: Weyhe Gallery, New York (Ganso's dealer 1925-1941) Joseph Mark Erdelac, Cleveland, noted c...
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1930s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Graphite

Monochromatic Female Figure, Ink Wash on Paper, 20th Century
Located in San Francisco, CA
This late 20th century ink on paper female portrait is by Oakland artist Rip Matteson (1920-2011). Matteson was educated at U.C. Berkeley, C.C.A.C, Scuola di Belle Arte in Rome, the ...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Ink

Mural Studies, Palace of Fine Arts San Francisco WPA American Modernism 1930s
By Frank Van Sloun
Located in New York, NY
Mural Studies, Palace of Fine Arts San Francisco WPA American Modernism 1930s. 9 x 12 inches. Tempera on paper, c. 1936. Authenticated and signed verso by the artist’s sister, Kathe...
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1930s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Egg Tempera

Chaim Gross Mid Century Mod Judaica Jewish Watercolor Painting Rabbis WPA Artist
Located in Surfside, FL
Chaim Gross (American, 1904-1991) Watercolor painting Rabbinical Talmudic Discussion Hand signed 17 x 29 framed, paper 10 x 22 Chaim Gross (March 17, 1904 – May 5, 1991) was an ...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Standing Nude Figure Drawing 1989 Graphite
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1989 graphite on paper figure drawing is by Oakland artist Rip Matteson (1920-2011). Matteson was educated at U.C. Berkeley, C.C.A.C, Scuola di Belle Arte in Rome, the Parsons S...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Graphite

"Witness" WPA Mid 20th Century American Scene Social Realism Modern Political
Located in New York, NY
"Witness" WPA Mid 20th Century American Scene Social Realism Modern Political. 17 1/2 x 14 inches. Signed lower right. Unframed. This drawing is published in the William Gropper mon...
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1930s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Gouache

Chaim Gross Judaica Jewish Watercolor Painting Rabbi Klezmer Music WPA Artist
Located in Surfside, FL
Chaim Gross (American, 1904-1991) Watercolor with pencil painting Rabbi Klezmer music concert, flute player. Hand signed framed: 15 X 28.5, paper: 9.5 X 23 Chaim Gross (March 17...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Dead End, Study for End of the Road
Located in New York, NY
Signed lower right: Andrew Wyeth
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Confederate Soldiers' Cemetery, Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio Watercolor
Located in Beachwood, OH
Clarence Holbrook Carter (American, 1904-2000) Confederate Soldiers' Cemetery, Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio, 1929 Watercolor on paper Signed and dated lower right 14 x 20 inches Clare...
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1920s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Pappy (Study for Over and Above: Gorilla), Mid-Century Figurative Drawing
Located in Beachwood, OH
Clarence Holbrook Carter (American, 1904-2000) Pappy (Study for Over and Above: Gorilla), c. 1973 Colored pencil on paper Signed and dated lower left 7 x 7 inches 20.75 x 19 inches,...
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1970s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Color Pencil

Study for Worlds Beyond - Surrealist graphite drawing, Ohio artist
Located in Beachwood, OH
Clarence Holbrook Carter (American, 1904-2000) Study for Worlds Beyond, 1980 Graphite, collage and white heightening on illustration board Signed and dated lower right 10.75 x 4.5 in...
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1980s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Graphite

Characters from the Sketchbooks (from September Storm plus Self Portrait)
Located in New Orleans, LA
This is a page from the artist's sketchbooks. Six pencil drawings show figures that might have been in preparation for future lithographs, Certainly the woman with the umbrella cou...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Graphite

"Long Black Hair" American Modernist Figurative Drawing CA Artist
Located in Arp, TX
Jack Hooper "Long Black Hair" 1-1973 Conte crayon over monoprint on glossy paper 22.75"x29.5" unframed Signed and dated in conte lower right, estate stamp lower right *Custom framing...
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1970s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Conté, Monoprint

[untitled] Street Scene with Fruit Vendor.
Located in New York, NY
Emilio Sanchez (1921-1999) created [untitled] “STREET SCENE WITH FRUIT VENDOR” in circa 1950. This unsigned watercolor and came to us directly from the Sanchez estate. It is stampe...
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1950s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Graphite

"The Knockout" Boxing Sports American Watercolor WPA Mid-Century Modern 30s/40s
Located in New York, NY
"The Knockout" Boxing Sports American Watercolor WPA Mid-Century Modern 30s/40s. Known for his paintings of prize-fighting and circus-genre scenes and lithography of gigantic size c...
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1930s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Wrestlers, monochromatic sports dramatic black and white
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Monotype on paper Dramatic imagery from Tom Bennett’s series of black and white monotypes, blending surrealistic mindscapes with stark realism About Tom Bennett: With quick brushstr...
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2010s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Monotype

Magazine Cover Illustration Mid 20th Century Modern Theatre Broadway Realism WPA
Located in New York, NY
Magazine Cover Illustration Mid 20th Century Modern Theatre Broadway Realism WPA Ernest Hamlin Baker (1889 – 1975) “Today Magazine” Cover Illustration. 16 x 12 inch mixed media. Sig...
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1930s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Ink, Watercolor, Gouache

Yiddish Theatre Cubist Costume Design 1924 Deco Color Field Modernism Broadway
Located in New York, NY
Yiddish Theatre Cubist Costume Design 1924 Deco Color Field Modernism Broadway. Boris Aronson (1898 – 1980) "Day and Night," 17 ½ x 13 inches. Gouache and watercolor on paper, 1924...
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1920s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor, Gouache

Fortune Magazine cover Depression-Era Illustration, WPA industrial Modernist
Located in New York, NY
Fortune Magazine cover, Depression-Era Illustration, WPA industrial Modernist. Signed lower left. The drawing measures 13. x 11 inches. Framed by Bark, the work is 23 x 20 inches. ...
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1930s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Gouache, Board

Swim Team
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Jay Alan Babcock is a St. Louis-based graphic designer and painter. His work exhibits his interest in the visual language of Americana, including old high school yearbook portraits, ...
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2010s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Carbon Pencil

sketch of man with pipe and woman with purse
Located in New Orleans, LA
A pencil drawing of a man with a pipe and a woman holding a purse. Nesbitt made numerous pencil sketches as he created his late rural lithographs. While these images are not finished...
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1990s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil

WPA 1940s Framed Figurative Village Landscape with Figures Houses Mountains
Located in Denver, CO
Depression era watercolor painting by Charles Ragland Bunnell (1897-1968) titled "The Way War First Comes" from 1940 of an outdoor village scene. Presented in a custom black frame wi...
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1940s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Jesus Saves
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Jesus Saves (Jesus Folk) Pen and ink, 1951 Signed in ink on front. Signed and titled on verso in pencil. Estate stamp "Stephen Longstreet, Hollywood, California) lower left. Insc...
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1950s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Paper

The Fly Fisherman, Figurative Landscape Watercolor
Located in Soquel, CA
Delicate depiction of a fly fisherman in the rain by Harvey Eckert (American, 1946-2018). This highly detailed landscape watercolor depicts a man fishing in the rain, wading into the...
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1980s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Man Riding a Camel
Located in San Francisco, CA
This artwork "Man Riding a Camel" c.1980 is a watercolor on heavy watercolor paper by California artist Charlotte Huntley. It is signed at the lower right corner by the artist. The s...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Chain Gang Music
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Chain Gang Music Watercolor on paper, dated '39, but created in the 1970's Signed "Longstreet" lower left corner Titled and annotated "George - '39" in pencil at top of sheet Provena...
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1970s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

The Voyeur
Located in San Francisco, CA
This artwork "The Voyeur" c.1980 is a watercolor on heavy watercolor paper by California artist Charlotte Huntley. It is signed at the lower left corner by the artist. The size is 29...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Masks
Located in San Francisco, CA
This artwork "Masks" c.1980 is a watercolor on heavy watercolor paper by California artist Charlotte Huntley. It is signed at the lower right corner by the artist. The size is 22.5 x...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Still Life with Knife
Located in San Francisco, CA
This artwork "Still Life with Knife" c.1980 is a watercolor on heavy watercolor paper by California artist Charlotte Huntley. It is signed at the lower right corner by the artist. Th...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

The Nun
Located in San Francisco, CA
This artwork "The Nun" c.1980 is a watercolor on heavy watercolor paper by California artist Charlotte Huntley. It is signed at the lower right corner by the artist. The size is 22 x...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

"Manhattan Bridge" NYC American Scene Modernism Watercolor WPA Urban Realism
Located in New York, NY
Reginald Marsh "Manhattan Bridge" NYC American Scene Modernism Watercolor WPA Urban Realism, 20 x 14 inches. Watercolor and pencil on paper, 1938. Signed lower right. Housed in a stu...
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1930s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor, Pencil

Flamenco Dancers
Located in San Francisco, CA
This artwork "Flamenco Dancers" c.1980 is a watercolor on heavy watercolor paper by California artist Charlotte Huntley. It is signed at the lower center by the artist. The size is 2...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Lounging Woman Reading 1930s Ink
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1930s ink on paper monochromatic illustration is by San Francisco artist Clyde Follett Seavey (1904-1991). Seavey studied at UC Berkeley and California College of Arts & Crafts....
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1930s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Ink

Hot Shorts
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Andy Warhol (1928-1987) is arguably the most important American artist of the 20th century. He not only defined Pop Art, but had unrivalled influence on artists and image-making. I...
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1950s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink

Figurative Watercolor Painting of Navajo Family with Orange, Brown, and Green
Located in Denver, CO
Untitled (Navajo Family) is a watercolor on paper painting of four female figures and an infant by 20th Century artist Lloyd Moylan in orange, brown, and green. Presented in a custom...
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20th Century American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Reclining Female Nude 1920s-1930s Pastel
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1920-30s pastel on paper figurative drawing of a reclining female nude is by San Francisco artist Clyde Follett Seavey (1904-1991). Seavey studied at UC Berkeley and California ...
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1930s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Pastel, Paper

Ruth Gordon Social Realism Ashcan Caricature Broadway Oscar 20th Century Drawing
Located in New York, NY
Ruth Gordon Social Realism Ashcan Caricature Broadway Oscar 20th Century Drawing. Framed: 17.75x13.75, Drawing: 10.5x6.5. Ink on paper. ca. 1925 Provenance: Estate of the artist. B...
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1920s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Ink

"Marc Chagall" Original Drawing Illustration Caricature William Saroyan book
Located in New York, NY
"Marc Chagall" Original Drawing Illustration Caricature William Saroyan book This drawing was published in the 1976 edition of William Saroyan's SONS COME AND GO MOTHERS HANG IN FOR...
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1970s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Board

Statue of Young Boy in Fountain on the Plaza
Located in New Orleans, LA
This very early original red conte drawing is signed "Jack L. Nesbitt, 4/21/34". On the back of the drawing, Nesbitt has written "Quick sketch from fountain on Plaza". Jack was a stu...
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1930s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Conté

Bucking Bronco, Original Sketch of Horse and Cowboy, Modernist Framed Drawing
Located in Denver, CO
Graphite on paper drawing by Arnold Ronnebeck of a bucking bronco and cowboy, signed by the artist in the lower right corner. Presented in a custom black frame, outer dimensions meas...
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20th Century American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Graphite

Untitled (Study for The Aerialists)
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Untitled (Study for The Aerialists) Graphite on paper, 1932 Signed lower right in pencil: "John Steuart Curry" Dated: 1932 in pencil Exhibited: Schroeder Romero & Shredder, NYC (la...
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1930s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Graphite

"Coal Miner" Mid 20th Century Social Realism WPA Modern Ashcan American Scene
Located in New York, NY
"Coal Miner" Mid 20th Century Social Realism WPA Modern Ashcan American Scene. 13.5 x 11.5 inches. Mixed media on paper, ca. 1928. Signed lower right. Provenance: Estate of the arti...
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1920s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Mixed Media

"Supreme Court" WPA Mid 20th Century Political Cartoon Social Realism Modern
Located in New York, NY
"Supreme Court" WPA Mid 20th Century Political Cartoon Social Realism Modern. 1 1 x 9.5 inches. Mixed media on paper, ca. 1935. Signed lower right. Provenance. The Estate of Willia...
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1930s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Mixed Media

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