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Period: 1940s
Mid Century Bay Area Abstract Expressionist - Blue Hydrangeas by Honora Berg
Located in Soquel, CA
Mid Century Bay Area Abstract Expressionist Blue Hydrangeas in Acrylic on Paper Vining Blue Hydrangeas by San Francisco's artist Honora Berg (American, 1897-1985), 1946. The vertica...
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Abstract Expressionist 1940s Abstract Paintings

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Paper, Oil

20th Century French Forest Landscape Oil painting Signed
Located in Sempach, LU
Landscape of Fontainebleau Georges Bousquet Moret (1904-1976) was, first, an engineer passionate about arts. This passion led him to devote his f...
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Impressionist 1940s Abstract Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

Mid Century Abstract Original Painting - Blue Calligraphy on Crimson Water
Located in Soquel, CA
Mid Century Abstract Original Painting - Blue Calligraphy on Crimson Water in Oil and Tempera on Paper Wonderful Bay Area abstract composition by San Francisco's artist Honora Berg ...
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Abstract Expressionist 1940s Abstract Paintings

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Paper, Oil, Tempera

Key Sketch for 60 Foot Movie Announcement on “Safety First"
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Key Sketch for 60 Foot Movie Announcement on “Safety First,” 1948, oil on canvas, signed and dated lower right, 14.5 x 12.5 inches, titled in pencil verso; presented in a newer frame...
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Abstract 1940s Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Untitled (Cubist Portrait)
By Jerre H. Murry
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This work is part of our exhibition - America Coast to Coast: Artists of the 1940s Untitled (Cubist Portrait), 1945, oil on masonite, signed and dated lower middle, 20 x 16 inches,...
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American Modern 1940s Abstract Paintings

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Oil, Masonite

"Two Seas and a Moon" Surrealism American Scene WWII Modern WWI Denver WPA Era
Located in New York, NY
"Two Seas and a Moon" Surrealism American Scene WWII Modern WWI Denver WPA Era Arnold Ronnebeck (1885 - 1947) Two Seas and a Moon 30 x 22 1/2 inches Oil on Canvas, c. 1943 Signed u...
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Surrealist 1940s Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Antique French Exhibited Signed Still Life Modern Baguette Bread Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Oil on canvas. Framed. Signed lower right.
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Impressionist 1940s Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Antique American School Modernist Cubist Abstract Signed Framed Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Nice colors and an early cubist work. Finely framed. Oil on board. Framed. Signed.
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Abstract 1940s Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Leonard Flettrich New Orleans Abstract Expressionist Signed Mid Century Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Oil and gouache on paper. Signed. Framed. Executed by Leonard Flettrich (American/New Orleans, 1916).
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Abstract 1940s Abstract Paintings

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Watercolor

Large Fauvist Modern Abstracted Landscape Gilt Framed Original Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Really large and impressive modernist landscape oil painting. Nicely framed. Great color and perspective. No signature found.
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Fauvist 1940s Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Antique American Early Modernist Abstract Nocturnal Arctic Landscape Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Nicely painted mid century abstract nocturnal winter landscape. Oil on canvas. Framed.
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Abstract 1940s Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Antique American School Abstract Expressionist Waterfall Nature-scape Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Nicely painted early American modernist abstract landscape. Oil on canvas. Framed.
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Abstract 1940s Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Antique American School Modernist Abstract Cubist Framed Mid Century Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Nicely painted mid century abstract cubist oil painting. Great color and composition. Framed.
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Cubist 1940s Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Vintage American Modernist New England Beach Dune Landscape Framed Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Well painted mid 1900's impressionist beach scene painting. Oil on canvas. Framed.
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Impressionist 1940s Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Antique American Modernist Abstract Expressionist Period New York Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Very impressive and amazing mid 1900s abstract expressionist oil painting. Oil on canvas. No signature found. Framed.
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Abstract Expressionist 1940s Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Antique American Rare Alaskan Artist Abstract Expressionist Framed Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Oil on canvasboard. Framed. Image size, 24H x 30L. Signed.
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Abstract Expressionist 1940s Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Antique American School Modernist Abstract Landscape Framed Original Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage mid century abstract landscape. Oil on board. Framed. No signature found.
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Abstract 1940s Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Antique American Impressionist Birch Tree Landscape Framed 1940
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
#5-2899 Antique birch trees landscape,acrylic on artist board displayed in a wood frame.Signed lower left by Mori.Image size 9.5 H x 7.5 W
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1940s Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic

Antique French Post Impressionist Modern Kitchen Seafood Still Life Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Very nicely painted French modernist still life. Oil on canvas. Framed. Signed
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Modern 1940s Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Antique American School Modernist Hamptons New York Sandy Path Rare Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Oil on canvas. Framed. Image size, 18H x 24L.
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Modern 1940s Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Antique American School Modernist Nautical Cityscape Abstract Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage mid century abstract painting. Feels like an abstract cityscape of New York City. Oil on canvas. Framed. Signe...
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Modern 1940s Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Antique American School Modernist Abstract Expressionist Framed MCM Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Oil on board Framed.
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Modern 1940s Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Antique American School Modernist Long Island Hamptons Beach Scene Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Oil on canvasboard. Framed.
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Modern 1940s Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Antique American School Modernist Flower Still Life Framed Vintage Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Oil on canvas. Framed.
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Modern 1940s Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

American School Modernist Abstract Cityscape Holiday Lights Signed Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Oil on canvasboard. Framed. Image size, 20H x 30L. Signed.
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Modern 1940s Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Antique American Abstract Cubist Still Life Large Framed Signed Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Finely painted vintage American modernist still life. Cubist composition with great color. Oil on board. Framed. Signed.
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Cubist 1940s Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Antique American School Modernist Landscape Framed Mid Century Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Oil on canvas. Framed.
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Modern 1940s Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Antique Italian Impressionist Venice Trompe L'Oeil Flower Cityscape Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Very well done and interesting vintage Italian impressionist painting. Oil on canvas. Framed. Signed.
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Modern 1940s Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Monumental Vintage American School Modernist Landscape Abstract Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Large and impressive modernist landscape painting. Oil on canvas. Framed. Signed illegibly.
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Abstract 1940s Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Antique American School Modernist Fauvist Abstract Framed Landscape Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Finely painted modernist abstract landscape painting. Oil on canvas. Framed.
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Abstract 1940s Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Signed 1956 Antique American School Modernist Abstract Indian Space Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Impressive and large mid century abstract painting. Signed and dated illegibly lower right. Oil on canvas.
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Modern 1940s Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Antique American Modernist Abstract Houses Architecture Precisionist NY Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Oil on canvas. Framed. Signed.
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Modern 1940s Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Antique American School Abstract Cubist Flower Still Life Modernist Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Very well painted period cubist still life. Oil on canvasboard. Framed. No signature found.
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Modern 1940s Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Antique American School Modernist Abstract Mid Century Framed Rare Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage American school modernist abstract painting. Oil on canvas. Housed in a great period modernist silver leaf frame.
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Abstract 1940s Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Antique American School Modernist Framed Signed Exhibited Abstract Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Oil on board. Framed. Signed. Exhibited at the Butler Art Institute.
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Modern 1940s Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Mosaic II
Located in Greenwich, CT
Appropriately called the "Mosaic" period for important historical artist Carl Holty, this is a super example! His color use during this time frame was lively as he always used sky b...
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Abstract 1940s Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Antique American School Modernist Abstract Nature Study Virginia Trees Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Very finely painted abstract landscape by Nancy Weyl. Oil on canvas. Framed.
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Abstract 1940s Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Altitude 2000, Departure by Julio De Diego
Located in Hudson, NY
Featured in the Julio de Diego - Paintings and Drawings exhibition at the McNay Art Institute, this is an exceptional work by the artist. Altitude 2000, Departure (1946) Oil on maso...
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Abstract 1940s Abstract Paintings

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Masonite, Oil

Antique Ashcan Street Impressionist Nocturnal Cityscape Burlington Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Really impressive and well painted street scene by Mildred Bunting Miller (1892 - 1964). Titled Burlington City. Housed in a great giltwood frame. Has the feel of a Hopper!! Oil ...
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Modern 1940s Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Southern Modernist Abstract Musical Oil Painting by Ethel Davis, Alabama 1940
Located in Baltimore, MD
Ethel Rosetta Davis was born in Hardin County, Tennessee in 1897. She studied art in Birmingham, Alabama. Davis married and located to Tuscumbia a...
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Abstract Geometric 1940s Abstract Paintings

Materials

Oil

Harlem Renaissance Signed Ellis Original Abstract Portrait Framed Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique American modernist abstract painting. Oil on board, circa 1940. Signed. Image size 22L x 30H. Housed in a period modern frame.
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Modern 1940s Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Modern Landscape, Abstract Oil on Canvas Painting by Joe Jones
By Joe Jones
Located in Long Island City, NY
A simplified landscape oil painting by Joe Jones. This two-toned piece is nicely framed and signed. Modern Landscape Joe Jones, American (1909–1963) Date: circa 1940 Oil on Canvas, ...
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1940s Abstract Paintings

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Oil

Margaret Balzer, 1946
Located in Washington, DC
Modern painting by Margaret Balzer Cantieni (1914-2002). Tempera on wood board. Signed in lower right corner "Balzer '46". Painting measures 1 1" x 14" with frame 16 1/2" x 19 1/2". Margaret Balzer studied at the Art Institute of Chicago with Lyonel Feininger, Josef Albers and William Stanley Hayter...
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Abstract 1940s Abstract Paintings

Materials

Board, Egg Tempera

Antique American School Signed Framed Abstract Expressionist Large Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique American modernist abstract signed oil painting. Oil on canvas. Signed illegibly. Framed. Image size, 36L x 16H.
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Abstract Expressionist 1940s Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Rescue abstract figurative oil painting by Maurice Golubov
Located in Hudson, NY
Rescue (c.1945) Oil on panel 14" x 17" 19 ½" x 22 ¼" x 1 ½" framed Signed "M. Golubov" lower right, titled "Rescue" verso. About this artist: "If you can imagine a point moving, i...
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Abstract 1940s Abstract Paintings

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Oil, Panel

Abstracted pair of oil paintings by Carl Holty
Located in Hudson, NY
These works are only sold as a pair. Each painting measures 9" x 11" and framed 18" x 20.25" x 2.5" The red and gold work is signed "Carl Holty" in the lower right. About this artists: Carl Holty was awakened to his interest in art as a child through visits to the Layton Art Gallery of Milwaukee, and began painting lessons with Friedrich Wilhelm Heine at a young age. Though born in Freiburg, Germany, in 1900, he was raised in Wisconsin and enrolled at Marquette University. Before long, Holty abandoned his pre-medical studies in order to pursue art. He spent a summer at the School of the Chicago Art Institute in Saugatuck, Michigan, and set off for New York in 1920. He then studied at the National Academy of Design under Francis Coates Jones...
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Abstract Expressionist 1940s Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Antique American Modernist Finely Painted New York City Market Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Step back in time to the bustling streets of 1940s New York City, where artistry and urban vitality converged in a dazzling display of creativity. This exceptional original oil paint...
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Modern 1940s Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Personal Equation" Jimmy Ernst, Abstract Surrealism, Black, Red, Blue, White
Located in New York, NY
Jimmy Ernst Personal Equation, 1950 Signed and dated lower right Oil on canvas 41 x 39 1/2 inches Provenance: Laurel Gallery, New York Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York Collection ...
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Surrealist 1940s Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Exhibited Ashcan School Nocturnal New York City Brooklyn Bridge Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique American modernist nocturnal view of the Brooklyn Bridge. Oil on board. Signed verso. Framed.
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Modern 1940s Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Abstract Landscape Red Green - Scottish Abstract Expressionist art oil painting
Located in London, GB
This stunning Scottish Abstract Expressionist oil painting is by noted Scottish artist William Gear. Painted in 1949 it is an early and significant painting which dates to the early part of his career. Entitled Abstract Landscape with Red and Green it was painted during Gear's time in Paris and involvement with COBRA. Mostly red and green shapes are incased in black on a vivid yellow background. A really pleasing composition to the eye and perfectly housed in an ebonised frame, it is an excellent example of Gear's work. Signed and Dated '49 lower right. Inscribed, titled and dated verso. Provenance: Cornish collection. Condition. Acrylic on canvas 25 inches by 20 inches and in good condition. Frame. Housed in an ebonised frame, 30 inches by 25 inches and in good condition. Few British painters have played an active role in the modern abstract movement of post-war Europe. William Gear was the most passionate and committed exception. He continued the tradition of the Edinburgh-Paris axis established by J.D. Fergusson, Samuel Peploe and others, spending vital years between 1947 and 1950 living and working in Paris. Significantly, in recent years, he received the greatest acclaim in France, Germany and the Netherlands. He was born in 1915 in Methil, Fife, into a mining family; the particular landscape of "pitheads, the sea, rocks, castles, trees, storms and poverty" marked his earliest identity with a place and probably remained the most influential to his art. Years later he recalled as a schoolboy visiting the local art gallery in Kirkcaldy and seeing 12 colourful still-lifes by Peploe. Art-history lessons during student years at Edinburgh College of Art, in particular Byzantine classes under David Talbot Rice, also influenced his concern for structure. This had as much to do with the formal language of painting as sheer delight in the medium itself. Gear never missed an opportunity to show people the merits of a well-constructed painting. On a travelling scholarship in 1937, he chose to study with Fernand Leger, described by Gear as "a keystone for me, seldom abstract, rather a degree of abstraction". The Second World War interrupted these formative years and, by 1940, Gear had joined the Royal Corps of Signals. Dispatched to the Middle East, he still had the discipline to paint - mostly works on paper of damaged landscapes - with exhibitions in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Cairo as well as Siena and Florence. His naturally robust and tenacious temperament was profoundly affected by visiting Bergen-Belsen, and this certainly influenced the later experiments with the black armature. As the British officer in Celle, working for the Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Section of the Control Commission, he focused on securing the safety of the Berlin Art Collection in Schloss Celle, and organised an important series of modern art exhibitions, including the rejected work of Karl Otto Gotz...
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Abstract Expressionist 1940s Abstract Paintings

Materials

Oil

Subjective Farm Landscape abstract oil painting by Ralph Rosenborg
Located in Hudson, NY
Subjective Farm Landscape 1940 Oil on canvas, 24" x 30" 37.5" x 31" x 2" framed - frame is original to this artwork Signed recto lower right: "rosenborg 40" & arrow box cypher. Signe...
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Abstract Expressionist 1940s Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Signed American Female Modernist Southwest Landscape Framed Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique American modernist landscape oil painting. Oil on canvas. Signed illegibly. Framed. Image size, 12L x 8H.
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Modern 1940s Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Untitled A.155
Located in Lawrence, NY
Gouache on paper Considered to be one of the founding fathers of American abstraction, Werner Drewes was one of the first artists to introduce concepts of the Bauhaus school within ...
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Bauhaus 1940s Abstract Paintings

Materials

Gouache

Large Modernist New York City Geometric Architectural Abstract Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique American modernist cityscape oil painting. Oil on board. Framed.
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Modern 1940s Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Interesting Tropical Modernist Palm Tree Abstract Vintage Framed Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique American modernist signed abstract tropical oil painting. Oil on board. Framed.
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Modern 1940s Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Untitled Abstract Composition signed Joe Stefanelli
Located in New York, NY
This Untitled Abstract Composition in Oil on Canvas signed Joe Stefanelli is a gem of Mid-Century American Abstraction. This painting brilliantly exemplifies the approach and movemen...
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Abstract 1940s Abstract Paintings

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Paint

UN Poster Design American Scene Mid 20th Century Modernism WPA World Peace
Located in New York, NY
UN Poster Design American Scene Mid 20th Century Modernism WPA World Peace Jo Cain (1904 – 2003) We Are All Members of the Human Race: UN Poster Proposal 21 x...
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American Modern 1940s Abstract Paintings

Materials

Egg Tempera, Board

Vintage Mid Century Modern Abstract Landscape Monogrammed American Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique American modernist signed abstract landscape oil painting. Oil on canvas. Signed. Framed.
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Modern 1940s Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

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