Skip to main content
  • Design Credit: Kacy Ellis, Photo Credit: Wynn Myers. Dimensions: H 18 in. x W 14 in.
  • Design Credit: Jeremiah Brent Design, Photo Credit: Nicole Franzen. Dimensions: H 18 in. x W 14 in.
  • Design Credit: Sarah Shetter, Photo Credit: Boris Breuer. Dimensions: H 18 in. x W 14 in.
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 5

Paul Wonner
Night-Flying over the Pitti Palance, From Illustrations for an Imaginary Book of

1974

$12,500

About

A painting by Paul Wonner. “Night-Flying over the Pitti Palance, From Illustrations for an Imaginary Book of Poems Called Lunacy” is a Post-War painting, casein and pencil on paper by Bay Area Figurative artist Paul Wonner. The artwork is signed in pencil, lower right, "Paul Wonner" and signed verso, “Paul Wonner”. Born in Tucson in 1920, Paul Wonner moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to study at California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, which is now California College of the Arts. After graduating with a Bachelor's degree in 1941, followed by military service in Texas, Wonner moved to New York. There, he studied at the Art Students League for a short period of time and worked as a designer. Wonner moved back to the Bay Area in 1950, where he studied fine arts at UC Berkeley. He stayed in California, working in various library and teaching positions at UC Davis, the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles, and UC Santa Barbara. He is associated with the Bay Area Figurative Movement and received approval from the movement's originators, including David Park, Elmer Bischoff, and Richard Diebenkorn. His figurative paintings before the late 1970s were characterized by expressive brushwork, but later in his career, he adopted the crisp realism of Dutch Baroque still life painting, populating his paintings with objects from everyday contemporary life. His mature work makes use of vacant spaces to separate elements of the composition. Acclaimed for his expressive figurative paintings and distinctive style of still life painting, Wonner had numerous solo exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. His works are held at major museums throughout the United States, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Provenance: Estate of Paul Wonner & William Theophilus Brown Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

Details

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping

    Ships From: Jackson, WY
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn More
About the Seller
4.9
Located in Palm Desert, CA
Vetted Seller
These experienced sellers undergo a comprehensive evaluation by our team of in-house experts.
Established in 1996
1stDibs seller since 2011
85 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 5 hours
More From This Seller
  • What is Art (Fifth Version), From Illustrations for an Imaginary Book of Poems C
    By Paul Wonner
    Located in Palm Desert, CA
    A painting by Paul Wonner. “What is Art (Fifth Version), From Illustrations for an Imaginary Book of Poems Called Lunacy” is a Post-War figurative painting, acrylic and pencil on pap...
    Category

    Mid-20th Century Post-War Figurative Paintings

    Materials

    Pastel, Casein, Watercolor, Pencil

  • Old Bridge at Cameron, Arizona
    By Paul Wonner
    Located in Palm Desert, CA
    A painting by Paul Wonner. “Old Bridge at Cameron, Arizona” is a Post-War painting, acrylic and pencil on paper by Bay Area Figurative artist Paul Wonner. The artwork is signed in th...
    Category

    Mid-20th Century Post-War Landscape Paintings

    Materials

    Acrylic, Pencil

  • Park with Figures Around a Tree
    By Paul Wonner
    Located in Palm Desert, CA
    A painting by Paul Wonner. "Park with Figures Around a Tree" is an acrylic and pencil on paper painting executed in a deep and lush palette primarily of greens, blues and yellows and...
    Category

    Early 2000s Abstract Expressionist Figurative Paintings

    Materials

    Paper, Acrylic, Pencil

  • Untitled
    Located in Palm Desert, CA
    A painting by Jae Kon Park. "Untitled" is a figurative painting, oil on canvas in blues and browns by Korean, Post-War artist Jae Kon Park. The artwork is signed in the lower left, "...
    Category

    Late 20th Century Post-War Figurative Paintings

    Materials

    Oil

  • A Park with Pluto, Proserphine, and Cerberus
    Located in Palm Desert, CA
    A painting by Paul Wonner. “A Park with Pluto, Proserphine, and Cerberus” is a Post-War painting, acrylic and pencil on paper by Bay Area Figurative artist Paul Wonner. The artwork i...
    Category

    21st Century and Contemporary Post-War Figurative Paintings

    Materials

    Acrylic

  • A Park in the Evening
    Located in Palm Desert, CA
    A painting by Paul Wonner. “A Park in the Evening” is a Post-War painting, acrylic and pencil on paper by Bay Area Figurative artist Paul Wonner. The artwork is signed in the lower r...
    Category

    21st Century and Contemporary Post-War Figurative Paintings

    Materials

    Acrylic

You May Also Like

Maryn Hunzeker "Explorers" Original Casein Painting c.1960
By Maryn Hunzeker
Located in San Francisco, CA
Maryn Hunzeker "Explorers" Original Casein Painting c.1960 Fantastic mid modern painting by noted artist Maryn Hunzeker. Created with casein on panel. Dimensions 26" x 18 1/4". The...
Category

Mid-20th Century Impressionist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Casein, Panel

Woman on Porch Feed Her Cats at Early Morning, Mid Century
By Joe Bowler
Located in Miami, FL
A milk truck is seen caressed in the golden light of early morning, as a woman bends down to feed her cat. The artist depicts a precious moment as an older woman reaching down to pi...
Category

1960s Post-Impressionist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Casein

The Blue Top
By Robert Vickrey
Located in Boston, MA
Signed verso: "Robert Vickrey". Titled verso: "The Blue Top". In fine condition.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Modern Figurative Paintings

Materials

Casein

"The Long Road", Surreal Desert Landscape Painting
By Martin Dreyer
Located in Houston, TX
Surrealist style painting painted with casein paint. Titled and dated by the artist as well as signed. Painting was shown in many exhibits around Texas. Framed in a rustic wooden fra...
Category

1950s Surrealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Casein

The Tree Cutters - Children Playing on a Fallen Tree - Saturday Evening Post?
By Joe Bowler
Located in Miami, FL
This golden age of illustration work was most likely done for an interior story illustration for the Saturday Evening Post. Joe Bowler paints it in a loose but academically correct ...
Category

1960s Post-Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Gesso, Casein, Wood Panel

"Steel Factory" Oil Painting 39" x 28" inch by Zohra Efflatoun
By Zohra Efflatoun
Located in Culver City, CA
"Steel Factory" Oil Painting 39" x 28" inch by Zohra Efflatoun Zohra Efflatoun came from an artistic family. Her half-sister Inji was a renowned painter from Cairo. Whereas Zohra, w...
Category

20th Century Post-War Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Alirio Palacios Paisaje azul, 1997, Natural pigments on paper mounted on wood
By Alirio Palacios
Located in Miami, FL
Alirio Palacios Paisaje azul, 1997 Natural pigments on paper mounted on wood 150 x 160 cm 59 x 62.9 in. The artwork is signed and dated on the front. Alirio Palacios was one of...
Category

1990s Post-War Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Original Post-War Painting of Island in Northern Ireland by Modern Irish Artist
By Denis Thornton
Located in Preston, GB
Original Post-War Oil Painting of Island in Northern Ireland by 20th Century Modern Irish Artist, Denis Thornton (1937-1999) Art measures 30 x 20 inches Frame measures 37 x 27 inch...
Category

1980s Post-War Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Cotton, Oil

Original Painting of Forest Landscape in Northern Ireland by 20th Century Artist
By Denis Thornton
Located in Preston, GB
Original Post-War Oil Painting of Tollymore Forest in Northern Ireland by 20th Century Modern Artist, Denis Thornton (1937-1999) Art measures 30 x 20 inches Frame measures 36 x 26 ...
Category

1980s Post-War Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Cotton, Oil

Original Post-War Painting of Mournes from Duldrum Ireland by Modern Artist
By Denis Thornton
Located in Preston, GB
Original Post-War Oil Painting of Mournes from Dundrum Ireland by 20th Century Modern Artist, Denis Thornton (1937-1999) Art measures 30 x 20 inches Frame measures 36 x 26 inches (...
Category

1980s Post-War Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil, Canvas, Cotton

Recently Viewed

View More

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Trusted Global Delivery