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Style: American Modern
"Country Haircut"
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Jim’s of Lambertville Fine Art Gallery is proud to offer this piece by Milton Avery (1885 – 1965). Milton Avery was a prominent Modernist painter whose work combined abstraction and...
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1940s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor, Gouache

Chita Rivera BYE BYE BIRDIE Original 1960 Broadway Costume Drawing Tony Awards
Located in New York, NY
Chita Rivera BYE BYE BIRDIE Original 1960 Broadway Costume Drawing Tony Awards Miles White (1915 – 2000) ChITA RIVERA in BYE BYE BIRDIE 11 x 8 inches M...
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1960s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Gouache, Pencil

"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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1930s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

On the Beach
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This drawing is part of our exhibition Charles Goeller: A Wistful Loneliness. Crayon on paper, 9 x 11 ½ inches (image), 14 x 11 inches (sheet), Signed lower right Exhibited: Emotion...
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1930s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Crayon

Villa Giardino, 20th Century Charcoal Drawing by Cleveland School Female Artist
Located in Beachwood, OH
Clara Deike (American, 1881-1964) Villa Giardino Charcoal on paper Signed and titled verso 17.75 x 12.5 inches A graduate of the Cleveland School of Art in 1912, Clara Deike was pa...
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20th Century American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal

BYE BYE BIRDIE Original 1960 Broadway Musical Costume Drawing Tony Award Elvis
Located in New York, NY
BYE BYE BIRDIE Original 1960 Broadway Musical Costume Drawing Tony Award Elvis Miles White (1915 – 2000) BYE BYE BIRDIE 11 x 8 inches Mixed Media on Paper Signed Lower Right Framed by Bark Affixed to the back are original gold lame fabric swatches. This drawing is available, along with two other original costume drawings from BIRDIE by Miles White, another of Conrad Birdie and one of Chita Rivera. Miles White, a leading Broadway and Hollywood costume designer for decades. created costumes for the original Broadway productions of OKLAHOMA CAROUSEL, BYE BYE BIRDIE and many others. In film he worked on "Around the World in 80 Days" and "The Greatest Show on Earth." He designed Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus, and the Ice Capades for many years. Miles was a close friend for the last 20 years of his life. We live with one of his two Tony Awards and a dozen drawings. BYE BYE BIRDIE is a stage musical with music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Lee Adams, based upon a book by Michael Stewart...
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1960s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Gouache, Pencil

Figure Study (Standing Male- Torso)
Located in Chicago, IL
A black and white figure study of a nude male, from 1951, by artist Harold Haydon. Matted to 24" x 20". Provenance: Estate of the Artist. Estate stamped on reverse. Harold Emers...
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1950s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Graphite

Famous Raincoat
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Andy Warhol is arguably the most important American artist of the 20th century. In the 1950s, he was an in-demand and celebrated illustrator working for New York's toniest publicatio...
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1950s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ballpoint Pen

Final Study for Atalanta, Girl with Apple
Located in New York, NY
Will Barnet is one of America's best loved and known artists of the Post War era. He is highly distinctive for his figurative and narrative work and in some ways he is the Edgar All...
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1970s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Graphite, Color Pencil, Vellum

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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1930s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Board, Watercolor

Figure Study (Conversation)
Located in Chicago, IL
A ink on paper figure study by artist Harold Haydon depicting a conversation. Harold Emerson Haydon was born in Fort William, Ontario, Canada in 1909. Haydon came to Chicago with ...
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1950s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink

Figure Study (Conversation)
Located in Chicago, IL
An ink on paper figure study by artist Harold Haydon that depicts a conversation. Harold Emerson Haydon was born in Fort William, Ontario, Canada in 1909. Haydon came to Chicago w...
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1950s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink

Bull engaging the muleta (Bull Fight)
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Bull engaging the muleta (Bull Fight) Signed with the Estate stamp lower left (See photo) Provenance: Estate of the Artist Marbella Gallery Inc., NYC Refer...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Fisherman's Island, Boothbay, Maine, early 20th century landscape watercolor
Located in Beachwood, OH
Frank Nelson Wilcox (American, 1887-1964) Fisherman's Island, Boothbay, Maine, c. 1925 Watercolor on paper Signed lower left 15 x 20 inches 20.75 x 25.75 inches, framed Frank Nelso...
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1920s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Paradise Lost Collection
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This collection of drawings is part of our exhibition Charles Goeller: A Wistful Loneliness. 1. Paradise Lost (But His Doom) Crayon on paper, 17 ½ x 12 ½ inches (image), 22 x 15 inc...
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1940s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Crayon, Paper

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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1930s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Crayon

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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1930s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Crayon

Passionate Shepherd-Christopher Marlowe
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This drawing is part of our exhibition Charles Goeller: A Wistful Loneliness. Crayon on paper, 17 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches (image), 18 x 12 inches (sheet), Signed lower right, hand lett...
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1940s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Crayon

Nude, 1959, Ink and Watercolor, Figure, Mid-Century, American
Located in Wiscasset, ME
Born in Barranquilla, Colombia in 1923, Knox Martin moved with his family to New York City in 1927. He attended The Art Students League of New York from 1946 to 1950 under the GI Bil...
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20th Century American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, 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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1930s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

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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1930s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

"The Secretary" Minimalist Portrait in Ink on Paper by Geraldine Heib
Located in Soquel, CA
"The Secretary" Minimalist Illustrative Portrait in Ink on Paper This charming portrait by Jerry O'Day (American, 1912), depicts a tight-lipped woman with stern eyebrows in a fun an...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Paper

"Spa Hair" Minimalist Illustrative Portrait in Ink on Paper by Geraldine Heib
Located in Soquel, CA
"Spa Hair" Minimalist Illustrative Portrait in Ink on Paper In this illustrative portrait by Jerry O'Day (American, 1912), a person is depicted in a continuous line contour style. ...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Paper

Cats Watching a Witch on a Broomstick - Vintage Halloween Illustration in Ink
Located in Soquel, CA
Cats Watching a Witch on a Broomstick - Vintage Halloween Illustration in Ink Halloween scene with cats and a witch in India ink pen by Irene Pattinson (American, 1909-1999). A blac...
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1950s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor, Pen, India Ink

'At the Fruit Stand', Market Scene with Vendors, Mother and Child
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed lower right, 'Stuart Miller' (American, 20th Century) and painted circa 1965.
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1960s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Gouache, Board, Pen

African Mama - Vintage Illustration in Ink and Watercolor
Located in Soquel, CA
African Mama - Vintage Illustration in Ink and Watercolor A charming illustration, by Irene Pattinson (American, 1909-1999), shows a woman with a...
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1950s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, India Ink, Watercolor, Pen

Untitled (Double sided watercolor) Recto: Figures seated at a table
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Watercolor on paper Most probably related to the artist's creation of images surrounding Haggadah (Passover) which he started in 1930 and finished with the publication of his book in...
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1960s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Chef Lobster - Vintage Illustration in Ink and Watercolor
Located in Soquel, CA
Chef Lobster - Vintage Illustration in Ink and Watercolor A charming illustration, by Irene Pattinson (American, 1909-1999), shows a pink lobster behind ...
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1950s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Paper, India Ink, Pen

"Flower Stand S.F. 1954" - Vintage Illustration
Located in Soquel, CA
"Flower Stand S.F. 1954" - Vintage Illustration This detailed ink drawing by Irene Pattinson (American, 1909-1999), shows a charming San Francisc...
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1950s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, India Ink, Pen

Figure Study (Standing Male)
Located in Chicago, IL
A black and white figure study of a nude male, from 1951, by artist Harold Haydon. Matted to 24" x 20". Provenance: Estate of the Artist. Estate stamped on reverse. Harold Emers...
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1950s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Graphite

Lounge Chair Nap - Vintage Illustration in Ink and Watercolor
Located in Soquel, CA
Lounge Chair Nap - Vintage Illustration in Ink and Watercolor A man lazes in a lounge chair, book still in hand, as he dozes off with a content e...
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1950s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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India Ink, Pen, Paper

Figure Study (Standing Male- Torso)
Located in Chicago, IL
A black and white figure study of a nude male, from 1951, by artist Harold Haydon. Matted to 24" x 20". Provenance: Estate of the Artist. Estate stamped on reverse. Harold Emers...
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1950s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Graphite

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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1930s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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India Ink, Watercolor, Illustration Board

Beachside Village, Maine, 20th century landscape watercolor, Cleveland School
Located in Beachwood, OH
George Gustav Adomeit (American, 1879-1967) Beachside Village, Maine Watercolor on paper Signed lower right 10 x 14 inches 17.75 x 21.75 inches, framed A major painter of American ...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Headland & Rocks, White Island, Maine, early 20th century watercolor
Located in Beachwood, OH
Frank Nelson Wilcox (American, 1887-1964) Headland & Rocks, White Island, Maine, c. 1923 Watercolor on paper Signed lower left 15 x 19.5 inches Frank Nelson Wilcox (October 3, 18...
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1920s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Chef Pasta - Vintage Illustration in Ink and Watercolor
Located in Soquel, CA
Chef Pasta - Vintage Illustration in Ink and Watercolor A charming illustration, by Irene Pattinson (American, 1909-1999), shows a chef in an 1800's toque blanche, pouring oil from an ornate bottle over a bowl. His face, with spectacles, a moustache and goatee in fine line work, is painted in vibrant pink watercolor for an added splash of color. Signed in the bottom right corner, "i.p." Presented in a new white mat with foam core backing. Mat size: 8.5"H x 11"W Paper size: 6.75"H x 6.75"W Image size: 4.13"H x 3.63"W Irene Pattinson (American, 1909-1999) studied at the California School of Fine Art (now The San Francisco Art Institute), San Francisco State College and The Marion Hartwell School of Design. She was President of the San Francisco Woman Artists Association 1955-56. Provenance: The Artist, Estate of Irene Pattinson: David Carlson; Estate of Larry Miller Fine Art, Robert Azensky Fine Art. Solo Exhibitions: Lucien Labaudt Gallery 1955; San Francisco Museum of Art, 1961 (39 works). Selected Group Exhibitions: San Francisco Art Association Annual 1948, 54, 55; San Francisco Woman Artists, 1957-1960; Oakland Art Museum Annual, 1951, 58; California Palace of the Legion of Honor, 1960; Richmond Art Center, 1955, 56, 57, 58; San Francisco Art Institute 1959, 60. The Art Bank of the San Francisco Art Association, 1958, 59, 60, 62, 63; Winter Invitational, California Palace of The Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 1960; Fourth Winter Invitational, California Palace of The Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 1963. Awards: First Place, San Francisco Woman Artists Assoc., 1957, 1959; San Francisco Art Festival 1957;Literature: San Francisco Art Institute - A catalog of the Art Ban 1962/63; San Francisco and the Second Wave: The Blair Collection Exhibitions: 1963 The Art Bank of the San Francisco Art Association, San Francisco, CA 1963 California Palace of The Legion of Honor: Forth Winter Invitational, San Francisco, CA 1962 The Art Bank of the San Francisco Art Association, San Francisco, CA 1961 San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA 1960 California...
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1950s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, India Ink, Watercolor, Pen

Indian Dancer - Vintage Illustration in Ink and Watercolor
Located in Soquel, CA
Indian Dancer - Vintage Illustration in Ink and Watercolor A stoic, dark-haired woman in elaborate dress is sitting cross-legged in this illustration by Irene Pattinson (American, 1909-1999). Pattinson uses fine ink line detail and a vibrant pink watercolor for a splash of color. Signed at the bottom, "Irene Pattinson." Provenance: The Artist, Estate of Irene Pattinson: David Carlson; Estate of Larry Miller Fine Art, Robert Azensky Fine Art. Presented in a new white mat with foam core backing. Mat size: 16"H x 12"W Paper size: 11.75"H x 8.5"W Image size: 7.5"H x 6.5"W Irene Pattinson (American, 1909-1999) studied at the California School of Fine Art (now The San Francisco Art Institute), San Francisco State College and The Marion Hartwell School of Design. She was President of the San Francisco Woman Artists Association 1955-56. Provenance: The Artist, Estate of Irene Pattinson: David Carlson; Estate of Larry Miller Fine Art, Robert Azensky Fine Art. Solo Exhibitions: Lucien Labaudt Gallery 1955; San Francisco Museum of Art, 1961 (39 works). Selected Group Exhibitions: San Francisco Art Association Annual 1948, 54, 55; San Francisco Woman Artists, 1957-1960; Oakland Art Museum Annual, 1951, 58; California Palace of the Legion of Honor, 1960; Richmond Art Center, 1955, 56, 57, 58; San Francisco Art Institute 1959, 60. The Art Bank of the San Francisco Art Association, 1958, 59, 60, 62, 63; Winter Invitational, California Palace of The Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 1960; Fourth Winter Invitational, California Palace of The Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 1963. Awards: First Place, San Francisco Woman Artists Assoc., 1957, 1959; San Francisco Art Festival 1957;Literature: San Francisco Art Institute - A catalog of the Art Ban 1962/63; San Francisco and the Second Wave: The Blair Collection Exhibitions: 1963 The Art Bank of the San Francisco Art Association, San Francisco, CA 1963 California Palace of The Legion of Honor: Forth Winter Invitational, San Francisco, CA 1962 The Art Bank of the San Francisco Art Association, San Francisco, CA 1961 San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA 1960 California...
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1950s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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India Ink, Paper, Watercolor, Pen

Over Head
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 an unrivaled influence on artists and image-making. ...
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1950s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ballpoint Pen

Figure Study (Standing Male)
Located in Chicago, IL
A black and white figure study of a nude male, from 1951, by artist Harold Haydon. Matted to 24" x 20". Provenance: Estate of the Artist. Estate stamped on reverse. Harold Emers...
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1950s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Graphite

"In Foreign Parts" Eugene Higgins, Southwestern Pueblo, Modern Figurative
By Eugene Higgins
Located in New York, NY
Eugene Higgins In Foreign Parts, circa 1913 Signed lower right Watercolor on paper Sight 17 x 13 inches Born William Victor Higgins in 1884 to a Shelbyville, Indiana farm family where the only art Victor was aware of as a child was his father's love of flowers. "He loved their forms and their colors, and he tended his garden as a painter might work a canvas." At the age of nine, Victor met a young artist who traveled the Indiana countryside painting advertisements on the sides of barns. He purchased paints and brushes so the young Higgins could practice his own artwork on the inside of his father's barn. He also taught Victor about art museums and especially about the new Chicago Art Institute. This information never left the young artist, and he saved his allowance until his father allowed him at the age of fifteen to attend Chicago Art Institute. He worked a variety of jobs to finance his studies both there and at the Academy of Fine Arts. Victor Higgins traveled to New York in 1908, where he met Robert Henri, who became a significant influence by depicting every-day scenes and stressing the importance of the spirit and sense of place as important factors in painting. Higgins was also greatly affected by the New York Armory Modernism Show of Marsden Hartley in 1913. While Victor Higgins was in Chicago he met former mayor and avid collector Carter H. Harrison who was to prove instrumental in the growth of Higgins career for several years. Harrison agreed to support Higgins for four years to go to Paris and Munich and paint and study in the great museums in Europe. While at the Academie de la Grande Chaumier in Paris (1910-1914) he met Walter Ufer, who was another Chicago artist being sponsored by Carter Harrison. This meeting was not only a life-long friendship, but the beginning of a great change in the way Higgins looked at "American" art. He decided that America needed it's own authentic style rather than the 19th Century classic style he was taught in Europe. Very soon after returning to Chicago in 1914, Harrison sent him and Walter Ufer on a painting trip to Taos, New Mexico for a year in exchange for paintings. Higgins made other similar agreements and was able to support himself with his painting. This trip was a life-changing experience and introduced Higgins to the authentic America he had been looking for. In 1914 Taos was an isolated village about twelve hours from Santa Fe on an impossible dirt road. But the colorful life of the pueblo people and the natural beauty drew a collection of artists who became the Taos art colony, from which the Taos Society of Artists was founded in 1915. Victor Higgins became a permanent resident within a year of his arrival and a member of the society in 1917, exhibiting with Jane Peterson in 1925 and with Wayman Adams and Janet Scudder in 1927. The members would travel around the country introducing the Southwest scenes with great success. He remained a member until the Society's dissolution in 1927. Higgins was the youngest member of the group of seven. Other members were Joseph Henry Sharp, Bert Phillips...
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1910s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Paper

General Merch Way Down in Chinatown - Vintage Illustration in Ink
Located in Soquel, CA
General Merch Way Down in Chinatown - Vintage Illustration in Ink This illustration, inked in intricate detail by Irene Pattinson (American, 1909-1999), shows two men with long brai...
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1950s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, India Ink, Watercolor, Pen

Untitled (Young Man Reading Beside his Dog)
Located in Chicago, IL
A watercolor of a man reading beside his dog by artist Harold Haydon. Provenance: Estate of the Artist. Estate stamped on reverse. Harold Emerson Haydon was born in Fort William,...
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1950s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Pigs on a San Francisco Trolley at Powell Street - Vintage Illustration
Located in Soquel, CA
Pigs on a San Francisco Trolley - Vintage Illustration A two-page spread in India ink pen and watercolor by Irene Pattinson (American, 1909-199...
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1950s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, India Ink, Watercolor, Pen

Pigs on a Trolley - Vintage Picture Book Two-Page Spread Illustration
Located in Soquel, CA
Pigs on a Trolley - Vintage Picture Book Two-Page Spread Illustration A two-page spread in India ink pen and watercolor by Irene Pattinson (Ameri...
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1950s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, India Ink, Watercolor, Pen

Early Drawing and Watercolor Painting Figurative Abstraction
By Mitch Becker
Located in Surfside, FL
Mitchell Mitch Becker, painter, born November 12, 1938, Chicago, Illinois. 1972, Emigrated to Israel. Education 1961 - School of the Art Institute, Chicago, Illinois. Bachelor of Art Education, 1971 - University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, Master of Fine Arts, Teaching 1968-1972 High School, Skokie, USA. 1973-1974 Thelma Yellin Art School, Givatayim 1974-1976 Institute of Visual Art, Beersheba 1977-1981 Art Teachers College, Ramat Hasharon 1981-1982 Bezalel, Jerusalem Awards And Prizes 1958-61, Anna Tucson Scholarship, USA Mitchell Becker emerged into the art world of late 1950s Chicago, between gestures of Abstract Expressionism and declarations about the "death of painting." The hot names of his youth, such as Willem De Kooning, Mark Rothko, and Larry Rivers, provided him with interest and challenges for years to come, and his awe for them is still evident in his voice to date, many years after drawing away from them. This work is reminiscent of the work of Saul Steinberg and Philip Guston. Heroes - Past and Present, Yad Labanim Museum, Petach-Tikva Artists: Shalom Moskowitz, (Shalom of Safed) Yohanan Simon, Boris Schatz, Motti Mizrachi, Hanan Milner, Mitchell Becker, Edith Samuel, Ludwig Schwerin, Igael Tumarkin, Talia Tokatly. EDUCATION: 1971 Master of Fine Arts,University of Chicago, Illinois 1961 Bachelor of Art Education School...
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1960s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

"Untitled" 1990 Seated Woman wearing a hat & holding a glass of wine INK DRAWING
By March Avery
Located in Rancho Santa Fe, CA
A lovely, framed, pen & ink drawing by March Avery. The drawing depicts a woman wearing a hat, seated on a sofa, holding a glass of wine. Signed & dated lower center.
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1990s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Paper, Pen

"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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1930s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Gouache, Paper, Ink

“Ski Style 1960”
Located in Southampton, NY
Here for your consideration is an original mixed media fashion illustration by the world renowned fashion artist, Kenneth Paul Block. Signed with initials bottom right. Circa 1965. ...
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1960s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Oil Pastel, Watercolor, Archival Paper

Chapel and houses along a lake, New England Landscape - American School, 19th C
Located in Middletown, NY
Watercolor and pencil on buff wove watercolor paper, 10 x 8 inches (255 x 203 mm). In good condition with overall minor toning. Some watercolor paint splatters on the verso, contem...
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Early 1900s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Pencil

“1960’s Style”
Located in Southampton, NY
Here for your consideration is an original mixed media fashion illustration by the world renowned fashion artist, Kenneth Paul Block. Signed with initials bottom right. Presently unf...
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1960s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Archival Paper, Oil Pastel, Acrylic

1950s "Hand Over Head I" Mid Century Figurative Ink University of Paris
Located in Arp, TX
Donald Stacy "Hand Over Head I" c 1950s Ink on paper 14" x 16.5" unframed Signed in pencil lower right Came from artist estate Donald Stacy (1925-2011) New Jersey Studied: Newark S...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Paper

"Reclining Nude 2" Robert Gilberg 1950s Ink Brush Drawing on Japanese Rice Paper
Located in Arp, TX
Robert Gilberg (1911-1970) "Reclining Nude 2" c.1950s Ink on Japanese rice paper with writing 21.75"x9.75 unframed Signed in pencil lower right
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1950s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Rice Paper

Portrait Drawing of a Man at a Desk in India Ink on Tan Paper
Located in Soquel, CA
Portrait Drawing of a Man at a Desk in India Ink on Tan Paper Figurative drawing of a man at a desk by Jerry O'Day (American, 1912). The man is seated, about to pick up a pen. His f...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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India Ink, Paper

“Woman in Blue”
Located in Southampton, NY
Here for your consideration is an original watercolor and gouache fashion illustration by the world renowned fashion artist, Kenneth Paul Block. Presently unframed. Signed with initi...
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1960s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Gouache, Archival Paper

"Pink Cheeks" American Modernist Robert Gilberg 1950 Ink and Pastel Nude Drawing
Located in Arp, TX
Robert Gilberg (1911-1970) "Pink Cheeks" c.1950s Ink and pastel on paper 12"x13.75" unframed Unsigned Good Condition - Wear consistent with age and history. Deep creases on upper le...
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1950s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Paper, Pastel

Male Lying Nude
Located in New Orleans, LA
This is a drawing from the artist's sketchbooks. This pencil drawing shows a nude male in repose, The drawing is dated November 30 '36 (1936). Clearly the works are authentic and this sketch is signed "Jackson Lee Nesbitt...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Graphite

Lovely Country House Pastel, Signed
Located in Larchmont, NY
Untitled, c. 20th Century Pastel on paper Sight: 21 1/2 x 31 in. Framed: 24 1/4 x 34 1/2 x 1 1/4 in. Signed lower left
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Pastel

Figure Study (Standing Nude- Bather)
Located in Chicago, IL
A "Binocular Vision" charcoal drawing of a female nude by artist Harold Haydon. Harold Emerson Haydon was born in Fort William, Ontario, Canada in 1909. Haydon came to Chicago wit...
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1950s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal

American Modern figurative drawings and watercolors for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a wide variety of authentic American Modern figurative drawings and watercolors available for sale on 1stDibs. Works in this style were very popular during the 21st Century and Contemporary, but contemporary artists have continued to produce works inspired by this movement. If you’re looking to add figurative drawings and watercolors created in this style to introduce contrast in an otherwise neutral space in your home, the works available on 1stDibs include elements of orange, yellow and other colors. Many Pop art paintings were created by popular artists on 1stDibs, including Donald Stacy, Alfred Bendiner, Irene Pattinson, and Frank Wilcox. Frequently made by artists working with Paint, and Watercolor and other materials, all of these pieces for sale are unique and have attracted attention over the years. Not every interior allows for large American Modern figurative drawings and watercolors, so small editions measuring 0.25 inches across are also available. Prices for figurative drawings and watercolors made by famous or emerging artists can differ depending on medium, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $85 and tops out at $243,750, while the average work sells for $1,200.

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