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Period: 1940s
Pair of Art Deco Female Nudes Study Gouache Painting by Gustave Kaitz
Located in Atlanta, GA
So elegant pair of Art Deco female nudes nymph gouache on paper with airbrush by Gustave Kaitz (1913 - 1992). The mirrored images form a perfect matching pair of paintings. Original ...
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Art Deco 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Gouache

Old Hollywood Portrait -- Peter Lorre
Located in Soquel, CA
Wonderful old Hollywood portrait of a young Peter Lorre (1904-1964) by Charles Kingham (American, 1895-1984), circa 1940. Unsigned. Acquired with other works by the artist. Unframed....
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American Impressionist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Linen, Oil

A Prairie Rose, Book Cover, 1941
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Oil on Canvas Signature: Signed Lower Right Dimensions: Sight Size 30.00" x 21.00," Framed 32.50" x 23.00" This was illustrated on the cover and on page 39 of A Prairie Rose...
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1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Mid Century At the Cafe -- Cat and Dog
By Elizabeth Evelyn Sherman Sellon
Located in Soquel, CA
Wonderful oil painting of a cat and a dog by Elizabeth Evelyn Sherman Sellon (American, 1896-1986). Also known as Elizabeth Sherman. Signed "E.S. Sellon" lower middle right faintly. ...
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Modern 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"The Saint of the Flaming City," Oil on Canvas signed by Raymond Breinin
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"The Saint of the Flaming City" is an original oil painting on canvas by Raymond Breinin. It depicts a group of figures looking over an abstracted and green city as the colors of fir...
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Expressionist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"Le Roi de Rome, d'apres Laurance", Impressionist Portrait, Signed
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"Le Roi de Rome, d'apres Laurance", Impressionist Portrait, Signed By French artist Claude Benard, (1926 - 2016) Signed and dated '1942' by the artist on the lower right hand corner...
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Impressionist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil

'Interior of Synagogue with Rabbi', Polish Orthodox Judaica
By Mieczyslaw Watorski
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed lower right, 'M. Watorski' for Mieczyslaw Watorski (Polish, 1903 - 1979) and painted circa 1950. This Polish history and landscape painter is particularly revered for his doc...
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Modern 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Paul Bunyan American Scene Mid 20th Century Modern Social Realism WPA Folk Hero
Located in New York, NY
Paul Bunyan American Scene Mid 20th Century Modern Social Realism WPA Folk Hero. Canvas measures. 40 x 20 inches. Signed lower right. Provenance: The estate of William Gropper. Labe...
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American Modern 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

The Night Journey
Located in Miami, FL
In Byron Brown's "The Night Journey", 1947, Picasso meets Jackson Pollock. Here Brown strikes a balance between fanciful representation and abstraction. Notice the drip painting th...
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Abstract Expressionist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Cannes et le vieux port - Post Impressionist Oil, Landscape by Marcel Dyf
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Signed figures in landscape oil on canvas circa 1940 by sought after French post impressionist painter Marcel Dyf. The piece depicts people enjoying a sunny winter's day at the port ...
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Post-Impressionist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Une Apres Midi – Ouezzane – Morocco - Landscape Oil by Elie Anatole Pavil
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Signed and titled landscape oil on panel circa 1940 by Elie Anatole Pavil the Russian impressionist painter. The work depicts a view of Ouezzane, a town in northern Morocco. Signat...
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Post-Impressionist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Panel

Antique American School Abstract Expressionist Signed Original Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique American abstract expressionist oil painting. Oil on canvas, circa 1940. Image size, 24L x 30H. Signed.
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Abstract Expressionist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Located in Cleveland, OH
Frank Wilcox 1949 Signed & Dated Lower-Left Oil on Masonite 21.5 x 29.5 inches 26.5 x 34.25 (framed)
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American Modern 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Masonite, Oil

"Menagerie Tent: Ringling Brothers Circus" Charles Baskerville, Elephants Camels
Located in Larchmont, NY
Charles Baskerville Menagerie Tent: Ringling Brothers Circus, 1940 Signed lower left; signed and titled on the reverse Oil on canvas 22 x 30 inches Provenance: Private Collection, U...
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American Realist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Bouquet de dahlias
Located in Jerusalem, IL
A beautiful oil painting by French artist Louis Valtat. Featuring a colorful display of a flower bouquet of dahlias.
Category

Fauvist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Thoroughbred Horse 1940 by Ada (Kruse) Ducker - Exhibited Nevada State Museum
Located in Soquel, CA
Gorgeous horse portrait by Ada Ducker Kruse a Santa Cruz artist (American, 1900-1995), 1947-1948. Signed and dated lower right corner "Ada Ducker "1940". Presented in vintage giltwo...
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American Impressionist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Linen, Oil

"The Postman Always Drinks Twice", Preliminary Study for Life Magazine
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Oil on Canvas Signature: Unsigned Preliminary study for Life magazine, Circa 1941. Features a study of the work titled; "The Postman Always Drinks Twice." Life Magazine page...
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1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

A Real Happy New Year, Amoco Advertisement
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Oil on Canvas Signature: Signed Monogram Lower Left Sight Size 20.00" x 45.00", Framed 26.00" x 51.00" This piece was used for at least two separate Amoco advertisements. "A...
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1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"The Clever Sister.", Story Illustration for Woman's Home Companion
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Date: December, 1946 Medium: Gouache and Graphite on Board Dimensions: 17.50" x 26.75" Signature: Unsigned "The Clever Sister." Illustration for the first part of the story of the s...
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1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Gouache, Board, Graphite

Disconnected
By Weston Taylor
Located in Minneapolis, MN
A dazzling original 1942 pastel on illustration board by Weston Taylor, commissioned by the C. Moss Calendar company for a pin up calendar titled "Disconnected." This is a classic ar...
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Art Deco 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Illustration Board, Pastel

NYC Subway Mid 20th Century American Modernism WPA Realism industrial Colorful
Located in New York, NY
NYC Subway Mid 20th Century American Modernism WPA Realism industrial Colorful "New York Subway," 36 x 48 inches. Oil on Masonite (backed with a wood frame), Signed and dated ’47 up...
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American Modern 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Masonite, Oil

Art Institute
Located in Buffalo, NY
An original 1942 oil on board painting by American female artist Catherine Koenig depicting the interior of the Buffalo Art Institute which was home to the legendary Charles Burchfie...
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American Modern 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil Crayon

The Queen , 1947, by French Transgender Artist JM Poulain
Located in Paris, FR
By French famous Transgender artist, Michel Marie Poulain (Born Paris December 5, 1906. Died 1991) this rare oil on canvas it represents the Queen and her child in a style of som...
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Feminist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Blue Bouquet of Flowers French Modern Still Life
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Bouquet of Flowers in Blue Vase Louis Marchand des Raux was born 1902-2000 in Touraine in the tiny village of Tourettes in France, where he grew up in such poverty that he was not ...
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Expressionist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Bord de lac by Paulémile Pissarro - River scene, oil painting
Located in London, GB
Bord de lac by Paulémile Pissarro (1884-1972) Oil on canvas 46 x 55 cm (18 ¹/₈ x 21 ⁵/₈ inches) Signed lower left, Paulémile- Pissarro. Executed circa 1940 This work is accompanied ...
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Post-Impressionist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"Sock Hop" Mid-Century American Modernism WPA Female Artist 20th Century Realism
Located in New York, NY
"Sock Hop" Mid-Century American Modernism WPA Female Artist 20th Century Realism. 30 x 24 inches. Oil on canvas. Signed on stretcher, c. 1940s. Frame is likely original to the painti...
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American Modern 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Canvas

At the Ball - Post Impressionist Oil, Dancers in Interior by Marcel Cosson
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
A beautiful oil on canvas circa 1940 by sought after French Post Impressionist painter Jean-Louis-Marcel Cosson depicting a group of elegantly dressed couples attending a ball in a g...
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Post-Impressionist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Panel, Oil

Le port de la Chaume. Oil on canvas, 33x41 cm
Located in Riga, LV
Le port de la Chaume. Oil on canvas, 33x41 cm
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Impressionist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Figurative Landscape Horse Drawn Sleigh Ride
By J.A. Waine
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
5-3288 Oil on board set in a gilt wood frame Image size 19.5x15.5"
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1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil

1940's Snowy Night in Algiers
Located in Soquel, CA
Gorgeous impressionist painting in style of Albert Marguet of wintery night scene with figures of French or Algerian street, by an unknown artist, c.1940. Unsigned. Image size: 12"H ...
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Impressionist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Cardboard

Portrait of Bert Lahr as Burlesque Clown - The Cowardly Lion in the Wizard of Oz
Located in Miami, FL
Bert Lahr shined in the role of The Cowardly Lion in the Wizard of OZ. Here he is depicted in his comedian's costume which he wears while staring in Jean Dalrymple's production of "...
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American Impressionist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil

American WPA Jewish New York Modernist Madonna Mother and Child painting
Located in Norwich, GB
A magnificent oil on canvas by Russian American WPA artist Nahum Tschacbasov (1899-1984), dating from 1943. Depicting a Maternity scene - or possibly a modernist take on the virgin ...
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American Modern 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

After the Bath Nude
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
5-3308 Oil on canvas set in acustom gilt wood frame Image size 15.5x11.5"
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1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil

“Surreal Family”
Located in Southampton, NY
Oil on canvas painting by the Russian/American artist, Nahum Tschacbasov. Signed and dated top right, 1942. Condition: Good. Old relined canvas.. Provenance: Estate of The artis...
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Modern 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

French Cubist mid century 1950s Portrait of a young girl
By Alain Mettais Cartier
Located in Woodbury, CT
Wonderful French mid-20th-century portrait of a young girl holding her hand up. The artist was a highly talented painter in the Cubist style. He painted interiors, portraits, and la...
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Cubist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil

Los Alamos Mesa, American Modernist Figurative Southwestern Painting
Located in Doylestown, PA
Peter Miller was an artist, a philanthropist, a mystic, and a woman of endless passion for adventure. In the early years of studying, she was greatly inspired by the European masters...
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Abstract 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

'Study of a Young Woman', Tonalism
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Initialed lower right, 'A.F' (American, 20th century) and painted circa 1940. A tonalist study of a young woman with bobbed brown hair, shown gazing to the viewer's left and painted...
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1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Board

"There is No Love," Saturday Evening Post Magazine Illustration
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Oil on Canvas The oil on canvas illustration is bearing a Saturday Evening Post label verso, used to illustrate the short story There Is No Love, in the October 18th, 1941 i...
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1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Portrait of Harriet Toby, Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo
Located in Dallas, TX
Donald Vogel’s paintings reflect his interest in seeking beauty in life and in sharing pleasure with his viewers. Vogel entreats us to "rejoice and celebrate each new day, knowing it...
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American Modern 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Panel

The Conference
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Jirayr Zorthian(1911-2004), went through two Turkish massacres before age eight. He left Turkey at age nine with his family and spent a year in Padua, Italy, waiting for his visa to...
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1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Laurel & Hardy
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Oil on Wood Panel Signature: Unsigned This Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy illustration was used as a traveling show sign.
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1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Wood, Oil, Panel, Wood Panel

"Copenhagen" Post-Impressionist Coastal Denmark Landscape Oil on Canvas Painting
Located in New York, NY
An outstanding oil painting of a coastal view of Denmark’s capital, Copenhagen. Executed with fast brush strokes in a highly impressionist manner with a thick use of paint capturing ...
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Post-Impressionist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Study for 'Happy Landing' Amoco Ad
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Oil and Pencil on Canvas Signature: Unsigned During his over four decades as the preeminent illustrator for The Saturday Evening Post, Joseph Christian Leyendecker's clever ...
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1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Pencil

"Dance Rehearsal" WPA Mid 20th Century American Scene Modernism Social Realism
Located in New York, NY
"Dance Rehearsal" WPA Mid 20th Century American Scene Modernism Social Realism William Gropper (1897 - 1977) "Dance Rehearsal," 60 x 44 inches, Oil on canvas, 1947. Signed lower lef...
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American Modern 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Mid Century Pueblo Village New Mexico - Southwestern Figurative Landscape
Located in Soquel, CA
Mid century New Mexico village scene with small figures going about daily life among adobe buildings that are iconic of the Southwest, by William “Will” Frates (American, 1896-1969)....
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American Impressionist 1940s Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Fiberboard, Masonite

"Tauromaquia", 20th Century Oil on Wood Panel by Spanish Artist Celso Lagar
Located in Madrid, ES
CELSO LAGAR Spanish, 1891 - 1966 TAUROMAQUIA signed "Lagar" (lower right) oil on wood panel 9-1/4 x 12-3/4 inches (23.5 x 32.5 cm.) framed: 16-3/4 x 20 inches (42.5 x 51 cm.) PROV...
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Fauvist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Wood Panel

Sausalito Hillside, California, 1940s Modernist Framed Landscape Oil Painting
Located in Denver, CO
American modernist landscape of houses on a hill in Sausalito, California, by Hugh Weller (1898-1982), original oil painting on board depicts houses and trees on a hillside in colors...
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American Modern 1940s Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Board

Surrealist Nocturnal Hawaiian Figurative Landscape w. Blue Skirted Woman & Moon
Located in Soquel, CA
Surrealist Nocturnal Hawaiian Figurative Landscape w. Blue Skirted Woman & Moon by Marguerite Louis Blasingame Striking mid century modern Hawaiian nocturnal figurative landscape wi...
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Surrealist 1940s Figurative Paintings

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Linen, Oil

Gondola In Venice, 1947
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Oil on Masonite Signature: Signed Upper Left Original Use: Interior Illustration for The American Magazine Excellent Condition This luminous, expressive oil on masonite wa...
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1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Masonite, Oil

Still Life with Vase of Flowers - Original Oil by Artur Murle - 1946
Located in Roma, IT
Still Life with Vase of Flowers is an original modern artwork realized in 1946 by Artur Murle. A mixed colored oil on canvas. Includes a wooden frame. Hand signed and dated by the...
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Modern 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil

Market Day in Piazza Grande Locarno Switzerland
Located in London, GB
'Market Day in Piazza Grande, Locarno, Switzerland', oil on board, by unknown artist (1947-48). Locarno is an utterly charming Italian-speaking resort located on the northern shore o...
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Expressionist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Board

Untitled, Surrealist
Located in Lawrence, NY
Provenance: Estate of Sam Esses Never afraid of trying new styles, curious and opinionated, constantly engaged with the world around him, Rolph Scarlett more than once proved to be...
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Surrealist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil Pastel

Couples Greeting at Hotel, The Saturday Evening Post - Alexander Sharpe Ross
Located in Miami, FL
Alexander Sharpe Ross beautifully renders a romance scene in a loose and quick style. The artist captures the moment when an attractive late 1940s couple meets. Work is unframed. Ex...
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Post-Impressionist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Gouache

A Game of Cards by Orovida Pissarro - Oil painting
Located in London, GB
A Game of Cards by Orovida Pissarro (1893-1968) Oil on canvas 59 x 72 cm (23 ¹/₄ x 28 ³/₈ inches) Signed and titled upper right Orovida 1949 Artist biography Orovida Camille Pissarr...
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Modern 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil

Halleluja, A story
Located in New York, NY
Initially read as archaic and simple, Halleluja is a complex celebratory spring painting full of color, imagination, and humor and combines many elements seen throughout her later ca...
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American Modern 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Fisherman by Reuvin Rubin - Oil painting
Located in London, GB
Fisherman by Reuvin Rubin (1893-1974) Oil on canvas 55 x 44.5 cm (21 ¹/₄ x 17 ¹/₂ inches) Signed lower right, Rubin Executed in 1940 Provenance Private Collection, London
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Post-Impressionist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Canvas

Water Hunters ( Cowboys in the Old West
Located in Miami, FL
Meticulously rendered account of three prospectors trying to rustle up some water before they can dig up some gold. Magazine Illustration of the Old West, American West, Cowboys ...
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American Realist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Casein

Preparing for the Ballet - Post Impressionist Figurative Oil by Marcel Cosson
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Post impressionist figurative oil on board circa 1940 by French painter Marcel Cosson. The work depicts ballerinas getting dressed in white tutus preparing for a performance. A wonde...
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Post-Impressionist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Canvas

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