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Period: 1930s
Historical Wells Fargo Stage Coach Western Shotgun Still Life Framed Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Nicely painted early 20th century historical still life. Oil on canvas. Nicely framed. Signed.
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Realist 1930s Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

English yacht racing, sailing in the English Channel off the White Cliffs, Dover
Located in Woodbury, CT
A Yacht racing or sailing in the English Channel off the White Cliffs of Dover by Frank H Mason. Purchasing "Yacht Racing/Sailing off Dover Castle in the English Channel, UK" by Fra...
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Impressionist 1930s Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil, Board

Le quai de Martigues - Impressionist Landscape Oil by Georges Lapchine
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Signed oil on board landscape circa 1930 by Russian impressionist painter Georges Lapchin. The work depicts a view of the quai at Martigues in the South of France. To the left of the...
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Impressionist 1930s Landscape Paintings

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Panel, Oil

Winter River
Located in Houston, TX
Elisee Maclet ( 1881-1962) Very well listed French artist. Studied in Paris, was influence by many famous French artists of the beginning of the 20th century. “Winter River”, c...
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Other Art Style 1930s Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Lively Geneva street
Located in Genève, GE
Work on canvas
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Modern 1930s Landscape Paintings

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Oil

New England Town Scene Oil Painting by listed artist Emile Gruppe (1896-1978)
Located in Baltimore, MD
Emile Albert Gruppe was a very well known Cape Ann, Massachusetts painter who founded his own Gruppe Summer School in 1942. He was born in Rochester, NY in 1896 and studied at the A...
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Post-Impressionist 1930s Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Tony's Fruit Market Antique Folk Art Figurative Oil Painting 1930
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
3787 Antique folk art oil painting Image size 17x23.5" Folk art wood frame
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1930s Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Hans Baluschek Sommer an der Havel ( Summer On The River Havel ), 1934
Located in Berlin, DE
Hans Baluschek ( 1870-1935 ), Germany. "New Objectivity" Style. Mixed media on paper, 1934. Signed and dated lower right: HBaluschek.34. Framed. Height: 26.18 in ( 66,5 cm ), Width:...
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Realist 1930s Landscape Paintings

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Paper, Mixed Media

WPA Landscape American Scene Social Realism Mid 20th Century Modern Farm Rural
Located in New York, NY
WPA Landscape American Scene Social Realism Mid 20th Century Modern Farm Rural James McCracken (1875 – 1967) WPA Landscape 28 x 36 inches Oil on canvas, c. 1930s Signed lower right ...
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American Modern 1930s Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

"History of US Postal Service" American Scene Social Realism WPA Modern Chicago
Located in New York, NY
"History of US Postal Service" American Scene Social Realism WPA Modern Chicago Harold Haydon "History of the U.S. Postal Service" 21 x 25 1/2 inches Oil on canvas, c. 1938 Estate s...
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American Modern 1930s Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Spring Flood, 1930 by Swedish Racken Group Artist Gustaf Fjæstad
Located in Stockholm, SE
Gustaf Fjaestad (Fjæstad) (1868-1948) Sweden Spring Flood 1930 oil on board signed and dated 30.4.30 unframed 22 x 36 cm framed 35 x 48.5 cm authenticated 1970 by his son Bo Fjæst...
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Symbolist 1930s Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Board

The Bluff
Located in Irvine, CA
This is a beautiful oil painting by American artist Conrad Buff. It measures 15.5"x23.5" and is painted on board. Buff painted a simplified abstracted landscape by the bluffs. Born...
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1930s Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Sunset at Sea - Large French Marine Beach Seascape Oil on Canvas Painting
Located in Sevenoaks, GB
A beautiful and very large French oil on canvas depicting a sunset at sea, by Edouard Mandon. Excellent quality work in superb original condition. Signed lower right and presented i...
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Impressionist 1930s Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Elm Trees in Autumn Landscape in Antique Newcomb-Macklin Frame
By Mary H. Brubaker
Located in Soquel, CA
Elm trees in autumn at the edge of Salt Creek, Illinois, by Mary H. Brubaker (American, b. 1891). Signed and dated "Mary H. Brubaker 35" in the lower left cor...
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American Impressionist 1930s Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil, Cardboard

A Cotswold Stonebreaker - Charles March Gere - Early 20th Century British Oil
By Charles March Gere, RA, RWS
Located in London, GB
CHARLES MARCH GERE, RA, RWS (1884-1963) A Cotswold Stonebreaker Signed l.l.: CHARLES GERE; signed and inscribed with title and the artist’s address on the stretcher Oil on canvas ...
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Realist 1930s Landscape Paintings

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Oil

“Clipper under Full Sail”
Located in Southampton, NY
Very well executed oil on academy board by the well known American marine and portrait painter, Sam Sargent. Signed lower left “S. Sargent”. Signed verso, “Newburyport Studio, S. Sa...
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Academic 1930s Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Spanish landscape oil on board painting
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Josep Ventosa Domenech (1897-1982) - Navarcles - Oil on panel Oil measurements 16x22 cm. Frame measurements 31x37 cm.
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Impressionist 1930s Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Board

Circus Elephants American Modernism WPA Regionalism Mid-Century Modern Oil
Located in New York, NY
Circus Elephants American Modernism WPA Regionalism Mid-Century Modern Oil. Signed lower left. Not much is known about Marco de Marco, but just look at...
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American Modern 1930s Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Evoluzioni di Aerei Caproni" cm. 41 x 29 1934
By Giulio D'Anna
Located in Torino, IT
Giulio D'Anna è uno dei più importanti pittori del 2 Futurismo italiano Questa luminosa opera rappresenta un'aereo in volo nel cielo siciliano Colori sgargianti e cielo turchese del...
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1930s Landscape Paintings

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Paper, Tempera

Temps Orageux - Divisionist Landscape Oil Painting by Henri Andre Joubert
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Signed and dated oil on canvas divisionist landscape painting by French post impressionist painter Henri Andre Joubert. This distinctive piece depicts a worker tending to crops in a ...
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Pointillist 1930s Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Buee Matinale - Impressionist Riverscape Oil Painting by Alexandre Jacob
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Signed oil on canvas landscape circa 1930 by popular French impressionist painter Alexandre Louis Jacob. The piece depicts a fisherman in a small boat by the bank of the River Seine ...
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Impressionist 1930s Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Board

'Algerian Street', American Orientalist, Académie Julian, Paris Salon, NAD, PAFA
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed lower left, 'Frank A. Brown' for Frank Arthur Brown (American, 1876-1962) and dated 1938. Titled, verso, on stretcher bar, 'Algerian Street', additionally signed, 'Frank A Bro...
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Post-Impressionist 1930s Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Nuages sur la Seine - Fevrier - Impressionist Riverscape Oil by Alexandre Jacob
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
A good sized signed oil on canvas landscape circa 1930 by popular French impressionist painter Alexandre Louis Jacob. The piece depicts a view of the River Seine. The cold scene is s...
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Impressionist 1930s Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Sheep Grazing
Located in Buffalo, NY
A modernist landscape painting by American WPA artist Earle N. Sherm
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American Modern 1930s Landscape Paintings

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Board, Oil

Antique American Impressionist Signed Seascape Lake Erie Framed Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Oil on canvas. Signed. Framed. Image size, 15.5 x 14
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Impressionist 1930s Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Landscape
Located in Genève, GE
Work on canvas Illegible signature
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1930s Landscape Paintings

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Oil

1930's Palm Springs Desert in Spring Landscape Original Oil Painting
By Helen Wannop
Located in Soquel, CA
1930's Palm Springs Desert in Spring Landscape Original Oil Painting Gorgeous oil painting of Palm Springs desert landscape by Helen Wannop (American, 1899-1942). This piece has a c...
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Abstract Impressionist 1930s Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil, Stretcher Bars

20th Century French Post Impressionist Barn Brittany landscape Oil Signed
Located in Sempach, LU
Landscape barn in Brittany_ from M. Rousset In 1872, his name is mentioned for the exhibition of Fine arts in Paris. He exhibited close to Eugène Delacroix, Coignard, Daubigny a...
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Impressionist 1930s Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

Long Light Notre Dame
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Long Light Notre Dame Oil on canvas, 1931 Note: the painting is NOT framed Signed and dated lower right Condition: Excellent Conservation by Monica Radecki, South Bend Canvas size: ...
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American Impressionist 1930s Landscape Paintings

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Oil

“Hill View”
Located in Southampton, NY
Original oil on heavy cardboard (old chocolate candy box cover) of a hill view landscape by Whitney Myron Hubbard. Signed lower left. Signed and titled verso. Circa 1930. Conditi...
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Post-Impressionist 1930s Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Cardboard

Bad Ischl Austria
By Franz Weidinger
Located in Buffalo, NY
An original antique watercolor painting by well listed Austrian artist Franz Weidinger. This work is signed and titled lower left and housed in a be...
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Impressionist 1930s Landscape Paintings

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Laid Paper, Watercolor

Boats at Sunset, Original Gouache on Paper, Impressionist style, French Painter
Located in PARIS, FR
*Dimensions include the frame This French watercolor dating from around 1930 conveys a serene maritime scene that resonates with the aesthetic principles of the Impressionists. The ...
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Impressionist 1930s Landscape Paintings

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Gouache, Laid Paper

Vintage North African Market Oil on Canvas, ca 1930’s
Located in Baltimore, MD
If you are a world traveler or lover of exotic locales, this might be the painting for you. The scene depicted is likely a North African town or village, perhaps Morocco or Tunisia....
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Post-Impressionist 1930s Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Antique American Female WPA Modernist New Jersey Dock Scene Signed Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Finely painted American school modernist dock scene by Eleanor Beatrice Acker (Born 1907). Watercolor and gouache on paper. Nicely framed. Signed and dated. Artist biography; Ele...
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Modern 1930s Landscape Paintings

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Watercolor

Mr. and Mrs. Charles and Allison Coolidge (Belmont)
Located in Boston, MA
Dated and titled on stretcher: "'37/ Mr + Mrs Chas. Coolidge/ Allison/ -Belmont". In 1929 Molly Luce and her husband, Alan Burroughs, moved from Garden Street on Beacon Hill in Bos...
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American Modern 1930s Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Countryside Barn at Dusk below Mt. Tamalpais - Original Oil Pastel On Paper
Located in Soquel, CA
Countryside Barn at Dusk - Oil Pastel On Paper Oil pastel drawing depicting a small wooden barn atop a country hillside by Oakland, California artist Grace Anna Pfister (American, 1...
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American Impressionist 1930s Landscape Paintings

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Paper, Oil Pastel

Landscape oil Painting, Garden landscape, mountain landscape, French art
Located in AIGNAN, FR
Vintage landscape oil painting on canvas by French artist Marie Marguerite Reol (1880-1963) Garden landscape in the fore with a backdrop of mountains, most likely to be the Pyrenees....
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Post-Impressionist 1930s Landscape Paintings

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Oil

"La diga di Chebourg" Olio cm. 73 x 54 1938
Located in Torino, IT
Bellissimo paesaggio del paese della Normandia dove è avvenuto lo sbarco degli americani nel 1944 Spiaggia,Barche,Mare del Nord
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Post-Impressionist 1930s Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Suburbs of Paris
Located in Bayonne, NJ
Mykola Krychevsky created this landscape when he first arrived in Paris and lived in its suburbs. It is oil on canvas board, signed lower right. The artist at that time was in his fo...
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Modern 1930s Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Alushta, Crimea
Located in Bayonne, NJ
A tiny oil on card painting that Vasyl Hryhorovych Krychevsky (1872-1952) created in 1935 in Crimea, Ukraine. V.H.Krychevsky is one of the founders of the Ukrainian Art Academy in Ky...
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Modern 1930s Landscape Paintings

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Oil

'Near Locranan, Brittany', Paris, Charlottenborg, Bornholm School, Benezit
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed lower left, 'Mogens Hertz' (Danish, 1909-1999) and painted circa 1935. This notable Impressionist first studied with the classically-trained Academician, Laurits Ring and, su...
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Impressionist 1930s Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Plywood, Canvas

Sunset on the Coast - Early 20th Century Italian Seascape Oil on Canvas Painting
Located in Sevenoaks, GB
A beautiful 1930's Italian oil on canvas depicting sunset on the coast with sailing boats and figures on the shore, by Luigi Salvi. Excellent quality and condition work, signed lowe...
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1930s Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Moonlight over the Lake by Swedish Artist Otto Lindberg, Painted 1933
Located in Stockholm, SE
Otto Lindberg's 'Moonlight Over the Lake' is a remarkable testament to the serene beauty and atmospheric tranquility that characterizes the finest of landscape paintings. Created in ...
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Post-Impressionist 1930s Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

20th Century French Post Impressionist Barn landscape Oil painting Signed
Located in Sempach, LU
Landscape river and barn _ from Georges Gratigny Georges Gratigny was a French painter from XIX -XX. (1881-1970) Normandy He was member of the society of Normans painters. There are influence in his art of his friends André Hardy...
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Impressionist 1930s Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

ROBJ, Large Oil on canvas, Wall Panel, Couple near the Pound, 1930
By ROBJ
Located in Saint Amans des cots, FR
Oil on canvas signed ROBJ, France, 1930s. Couple near the Pound. with frame - 134.6x107x7 cm - 53"x42"x2.75" ; without frame - 116x89 cm - 45.7x35 inches. 50F format. Signed "Robj" l...
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Art Deco 1930s Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

Antique West Indies Landscape oil Painting" Flying Duck In The Sunset" 1938
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
#5-3044 West Indies ,Culebra island of Puerto Rico ,oil on artist board, displayed in a wood frame, signed backward by Ericson 1936.
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1930s Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Antique American School Modernist Racetrack Horse Portrait Landscape Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Nicely painted modernist horserace scene. Finely framed. Oil on board. Framed. Image size, 12H x 16L. Signed.
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Modern 1930s Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

"Tabac" Charles Green Shaw, Tobacco, Smoking, Park Ave Cubist, AAA
Located in New York, NY
Charles Green Shaw Tabac, circa 1935 Signed on the reverse Oil on canvasboard 5 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches Provenance: Washburn Gallery, New York, 1982 Private Collection (acquired from the above) Christie's, The Collector, October 20, 2021, Lot 307 Private Collection, Scarsdale, New York (acquired directly from the above) Literature: Hilton Kramer, "Charles Shaw: In the Minimal Tradition," New York Times, February 21, 1982, Section 2, p. 25. Charles Green Shaw was born in 1892 to a wealthy New York family. He lost both his parents at a very young age; his mother died when he was just three years old. Despite the early loss of his parents, Shaw lived the whimsical life of a New York socialite. As a beneficiary to an inheritance based in part upon the Woolworth fortune, he was brought up surrounded by the well-bred, well-groomed and well-moneyed citizens of New York’s elite social class. His social status as an adolescent was cultivated while spending summers in Newport and attending Christmas balls at Mrs. W.K. Vanderbilt’s. At age six, Shaw began to take an interest in drawing, and by nine, he was known to have a fondness for sketching historical costumes. After graduating from Yale University in 1914, Shaw spent a year studying at Columbia University’s School of Architecture. Subsequently he served for eighteen months as a Lieutenant in World War I. After his service, Shaw returned to New York and tried his hand as a businessman selling real estate, but his attempt was short lived. In the early 1920s, Shaw began his career as a journalist and novelist. He achieved professional success, writing consistently for magazines such as The New Yorker, Vanity Fair and The Smart Set. Shaw’s writing was a record of his approvals and disapprovals of the social crowd to which he belonged. His profession along with his social pedigree, brought him in contact with a number of the most significant figures of the 1920s such as, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sinclair Lewis, George Gershwin, George Jean Nathan and the American artist George Luks. Some of his profiles included celebrity caricatures used as illustrations, these were the publics’ first look at Shaw’s artistic ability. In 1928, a collection of Shaw’s articles and interviews were published in one volume titled, The Low Down. Just previous to the stock market crash and the end of the Jazz Age, Shaw left New York and traveled to Paris and London. He arrived in Paris in 1929. In an autobiographical note Shaw suggests it was on this trip when he first began to paint seriously. London also acted as a great source of motivation for the budding artist. He began to sketch everyday in St. James’s Park, making large pastels of its vistas in the style of Cezanne. When he returned to New York in 1932, Shaw considered himself a painter. Success for Shaw came quickly with his first solo exhibition mounted at the Valentine Gallery in 1934. The following year Albert Eugene Gallatin included works by the artist in an unprecedented solo exhibition at his Gallery of Living Art at New York University. Shaw further cemented his reputation as an artist through his association and friendship with fellow abstract artists Morris and Gallatin. The trio soon was regarded as ‘the Park Avenue Cubists’. As a founding member of the American Abstract Artists, Shaw became an impassioned defender of the style. His 1938 essay in the American Abstract Artists yearbook, “A Word to the Objector”, acted as a defense against those who failed to see the illustrative quality of abstract art and scolded those who disregarded American artists as serious Abstractionists. He was also an influential force at the Museum of Modern Art, where he sat on the Advisory Board from 1936 to 1941. In the later years of Shaw’s life he continued to produce abstract paintings, yet in a more private manner. He was known to be a reserved man— a ‘gentleman’; not much is known about his personal life in these later years. During this time he maintained his career as a writer, publishing the well-known children’s book, It Looked Like Spilt Milk in 1940 and two books of poems in 1959 and 1962. In 1974, Shaw died...
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Cubist 1930s Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Board

Two Wagons, Bucks County, PA 20th Century Farm Landscape
Located in Beachwood, OH
Louis Bosa (American, 1905–1981) Two Wagons, Bucks County, PA, 1934 Oil on canvas Signed and dated lower right 20 x 24 inches 30 x 34 inches, framed Born in Codroipo, a small villag...
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Expressionist 1930s Landscape Paintings

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Oil

View of Venice, Original Antique Oil on Canvas, Impressionist, Large, Signed
Located in PARIS, FR
*Dimensions include the frame This maritime scene is reminiscent of the Impressionist fascination with water, light, and atmosphere. The painting features a lighthouse and architect...
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Impressionist 1930s Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Mediterranean Sea, Impressionist Seascape, Original Vintage Oil on Canvas
Located in PARIS, FR
*Dimensions include the frame This oil on canvas by Louis Jacques Vigon captures the essence of Impressionism, a movement originating in France in the 1860s. Impressionism is charac...
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Impressionist 1930s Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

Mazots and Matterhorn
Located in Genève, GE
Work on canvas
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1930s Landscape Paintings

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Oil

La Senna a Parigi Olio cm. 42 x 34 1930
Located in Torino, IT
Piccolo olio che raffigura un angolo di Parigi, La senna e una piccola Chiatta
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Impressionist 1930s Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Lovely little painting of a Dutch winter landscape with icescaters and church
Located in DEVENTER, NL
Johannes Petrus Franciskus 'Piet' Kraus (1909 - 1974) Dutch winter landscape with icescaters and church Signed lower right, but difficult to read, attributed to Piet Kraus by a Dutch...
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1930s Landscape Paintings

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Panel, Oil

Christopher Street (abstract Greenwich Village cityscape)
Located in Wilton Manors, FL
De Hirsh Margules (1899-1965). Christopher Street, 1939. Watercolor on Arches wove paper. Signed and dated in pencil by artist lower margin. Sheet measures 15.5 x 20 inches. Window in matting measures 15 x 19 inches. Framed measurement: 23 x 30 inched. Bears fragment of original label affixed on verso. Incredibly vibrant and saturated color with no fading or toning of sheet. Provenance: Babcock Galleries, NYC Exhibited: The American Federation of Arts Traveling Exhibition. From the facade of The Waverly at Christopher is depicted One Christopher Street, the 16-story Art Deco residential building erected in 1931. It is not a casual coincidence that the structure appears in this cityscape: 1 Christopher Street is the subject. The original intention of this project was to transform the neighborhood, bring a bit of affluence and make a bid to rival the Upper West Side. Margules, a sensitive aesthete, understood how a massive piece of architecture such as One changes a neighborhood. Sound, scale and focal points are forever altered. A pedestrian's sense of depth and distance becomes pronounced. All of these factors contribute to the intent behind this image. Tall buildings disrupt the human scale, change the skyline and carve up space. In this piece, negative space conforms to the man-made geometries. Clouds become gems fixed in settings. De Hirsh Margules (1899–1965) was a Romanian-American "abstract realist" painter who crossed paths with many major American artistic and intellectual figures of the first half of the 20th century. Elaine de Kooning said that he was "[w]idely recognized as one of the most gifted and erudite watercolorists in the country". The New York Times critic Howard Devree stated in 1938 that "Margules uses color in a breath-taking manner. A keen observer, he eliminates scrupulously without distortion of his material." Devree later called Margules "one of our most daring experimentalists in the medium" Margules was also a well-known participant in the bohemian culture of New York City's Greenwich Village, where he was widely known as the "Baron" of Greenwich Village.[1] The New York Times described him as "one of Greenwich Village's best-known personalities" and "one of the best known and most buoyant characters about Greenwich Village. Early Life De Hirsh Margules was born in 1899 in the Romanian city of Iași (also known as Iasse, Jassy, or Jasse). When Margules was 10 weeks old, his family immigrated to New York City. Both of his parents were active in the Yiddish theater, His father was Yekutiel "Edward" Margules, a "renowned Jewish actor-impresario and founder of the Yiddish stage." Margules' mother, Rosa, thirty-nine years younger than his father, was an actress in the Yiddish theater and later in vaudeville. Although Margules appeared as a child actor with the Adler Family[11] and Bertha Kalich, his sister, Annette Margules, somewhat dubiously continued in family theater and vaudeville tradition, creating the blackface role of the lightly-clad Tondelayo (a part later played on film Hedy Lamarr) in Earl Carroll's 1924 Broadway exoticist hit, White Cargo. Annette herself faced stereotyping as an exotic flower: writing about her publicist Charles Bouchert stated that "Romania produces a stormy, temperamental type of woman---a type admirably fitted to portray emotion." His brother Samuel became a noted magician who appeared under the name "Rami-Sami." Samuel later became a lawyer, representing magician Horace Goldin, among others. A family portrait including a young De Hirsh, a portrait of Rosa and Annette together, and individual photos of Rosa and Edward can be found on the Museum of the City of New York website. At around age 9 or 10, Margules took art classes with the Boys Club on East Tenth Street, and his first taste of exhibition was at a student art show presented by the club. By age 11, he had won a city-wide prize (a box camera) at a children's art show presented by the department store Wanamakers. As a young teenager, Margules was already displaying a characteristic kindness and loyalty. Upon hearing that two friends (one of them was author Alexander King), were in trouble for breaking a school microscope, the nearly broke Margules gave them five dollars to repair the microscope . Margules had to approach a wealthy man that Margules had once saved on the subway from a heart attack. Margules didn't reveal the source of the five dollars to King until twenty-five years later. In his late teens, Margules studied for a couple of months in Pittsburgh with Edwin Randby, a follower of Western painter Frederic Remington. Thereafter he pursued a two-year course of studies in architecture, design and decoration at the New York Evening School of Art and Design, while working as a clerk during the day at Stern's Department Store. He was encouraged in these artistic pursuits by his neighbor, the painter Benno Greenstein (who later went by the name of Benjamin Benno). Artistic career In 1922, Margules began work as a police reporter for the City News Association of New York .Margules then considered himself something of an expert on art, and the painter Myron Lechay is said to have responded to some unsolicited analysis of his work with the remark "Since you seem to know so much about it, why don't you paint yourself?" This led to study with Lechay and a flurry of painting. Margules' first show was in 1922 at Jane Heap's Little Review Gallery. Thereafter Margules began to participate in shows with a group including Stuart Davis, Jan Matulka, Buckminster Fuller (exhibiting depictions of his "Dymaxion house") in a gallery run by art-lover and restaurateur Romany Marie on the floor above her cafe. Jane Heap, left, with Mina Loy and Ezra Pound During the 1920s, Margules traveled outside of the country a number of times. In 1922, with the intent of reaching Bali, he took a job as a "'wiper on a tramp steamer where [he] played nursemaid to the engine." He reached Rotterdam before he turned back. He would return to Rotterdam shortly thereafter. In 1927, Margules took a lengthy leave of absence from his day job as a police reporter in order to travel to Paris, where he "set up a studio in Montmartre's Place du Tertre, on the top floor of an almost deserted hotel, a shabby establishment, lacking both heat and running water." He studied at the Louvre and traveled to paint landscapes in provincial France and North Africa. Margules also joined the "Noctambulist" movement and experimented with painting and showing his artwork in low light.Jonathan Cott wrote that: the painter De Hirsch Margulies sat on the quays of the Seine and painted pictures in the dark. In fact, the first exhibition of these paintings, which could be seen only in a darkened room, took place in [ Walter Lowenfels'] Paris apartment. Elaine de Kooning remarked that studying the works of the Noctambulists confirmed Margules' "direction toward the use of primary colors for perverse effects of heavy shadow." It was also in Paris that Margules initially conceived his idea of "Time Painting", where a painting is divided into sectors, each representing a different time of day, with color choices meant to evoke that time of day. In Paris, his social circle included Lowenfels, photographer Berenice Abbott, publisher Jane Heap, composer George Anthiel, sculptor Thelma Wood, painter André Favory, writer Norman Douglas, writer and editor George Davis, composer and writer Max Ewing, and writer Michael Fraenkel. Upon his return to New York in 1929, Margules attended an exhibition of John Marin's paintings. While at the exhibition, he "launched into an eloquent explanation of Marin to two nearby women", and was overheard by an impressed Alfred Stieglitz. The famous photographer and art promoter invited Margules to dine with his wife, the artist Georgia O'Keeffe, and his assistant, painter Emil Zoler. Stieglitz thereafter became a friend and mentor to Margules, becoming for him "what Socrates was to his friends." Alfred Stieglitz Stieglitz introduced Margules to John Marin, who quickly became the most important painterly influence upon Margules. Elaine de Kooning later noted that Margules was "indebted to Marin and through Marin to Cézanne for his initial conceptual approach - for his constructions of scenes with no negative elements, for skies that loom with the impact of mountains." Margules himself said that Marin was his "father and ... academy." The admiration was by no means unreciprocated: Marin said that Margules was "an art lover with abounding faith and sincerity, with much intelligence and quick seeing." Stieglitz also introduced Margules to many other artistic and intellectual figures in New York. With the encouragement of Alfred Stieglitz, Margules in 1936 opened a two-room gallery at 43 West 8th Street called "Another Place." Over the following two years there were fourteen solo exhibitions by Margules and others, and the gallery was well-respected by the press. It was in this gallery that the painter James Lechay, Myron's brother, exhibited his first painting. In 1936, Margules first saw recognition by major art museums when both the Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston purchased his works. In 1942, Margules gave up working as a police reporter, and apparently dedicated himself thereafter solely to an artistic vocation. "The Baron of Greenwich Village"[edit] Margules made his mark not only as an artist, but also as an outsized personality known throughout Greenwich Village and beyond. To local residents, Margules was known as the "Baron", after Baron Maurice de Hirsch, a prominent German Jewish philanthropist. Margules was easily recognizable by the beret he routinely wore over his long hair. Writer Charles Norman said that he "dressed with a flair for sloppiness." He was said to "know everybody" in Greenwich Village, to the extent that when the novelist and poet Maxwell Bodenheim was murdered, Margules was the first one the police sought to identify the body. Margules' letters show him interacting with art world figures such as Sacha Kolin, John Marin and Alfred Stieglitz, as well as with prominent figures outside the art world such as polymath Buckminster Fuller and writer Henry Miller. Most of his friends and acquaintances found Margules a generous and voluble man, given to broadly emotionally expressive gestures and acts of kindness and loyalty. In 1929, he exhibited an example of this loyalty and fellow-feeling when he appeared in court to fight what the wrongful commitment of his friend, writer and sculptor Alfred Dreyfuss, who appeared to have been a victim of an illicit attempt to block an inheritance. The Greenwich Village chronicler Charles Norman described the bone-crushing hugs that Margules would routinely bestow on his friends and acquaintances, and speaks of the "persuasive theatricality" that Margules seemed to have inherited from his actor parents. Norman also wrote about Margules' routine acts of kindness, taking in homeless artists, constantly feeding his friends and providing the salvatory loan where needed. Norman also notes that Margules was blessed with a loud and good voice, and was apt to sing an operatic air without provocation. The writer and television personality Alexander King said I think the outstanding characteristics of my friend's personality are affirmation, emphasis, and overemphasis. He chooses to express himself predominantly in superlatives and the gestures which accompany his utterances are sometimes dangerous to life and limb. Of the bystanders, I mean. King also spoke with affectionate amusement about Margules' pride in his cooking, speaking of how "if he should ever invite you to dinner, he may serve you a hamburger with onions, in his kitchen-living room, with such an air of gastronomic protocol, such mysterious hints and ogliing innuendoes, as if César Ritz and Brillat-Savarin had sneaked out, only a moment before, with his secret recipe in their pockets." Margules was such a memorable New York personality that comic book writer Alvin Schwartz imagined him at the Sixth Avenue Cafeteria in a risible yet poignant debate with Clark Kent about whether Superman had the ability to stop Hitler. Margules' entrenchment in the Greenwich Village milieu can be seen in a photograph from Fred McDarrah's "Beat Generation Album" of a January 13, 1961 writers' and poets' meeting to discuss "The Funeral of the Beat Generation", in Robert Cordier [fr]'s railroad flat at 85 Christopher Street. Among the people in the same photograph are Shel Silverstein...
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American Modern 1930s Landscape Paintings

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Watercolor, Rag Paper

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Located in New York, NY
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American Modern 1930s Landscape Paintings

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Ink, Gouache, Board

1930's French Provencal Countryside Oil Painting - Double Sided work
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
The Provencal Lane French School, circa 1930's oil painting on board, unframed 10.5 x 13.5 inches Double sided oil painting, both of the French countryside, one side is overlooking ...
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Impressionist 1930s Landscape Paintings

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Oil

"Douarnenez" France Oil cm. 20 x 14 1930
Located in Torino, IT
Sea, France, Brittany France, Impressionist, 20th, 1930, Gray, Blue, Celestial Henry Maurice CAHOURS (Paris, 1889 – Vence, 1974) He was born in Paris but spent his childhood and ...
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Impressionist 1930s Landscape Paintings

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Oil

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