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Photorealist Landscape Paintings

PHOTOREALISM

A direct challenge to Abstract Expressionism’s subjectivity and gestural vigor, Photorealism was informed by the Pop predilection for representational imagery, popular iconography and tools, like projectors and airbrushes, borrowed from the worlds of commercial art and design.

Whether gritty or gleaming, the subject matter favored by Photorealists is instantly, if vaguely, familiar. It’s the stuff of yellowing snapshots and fugitive memories. The bland and the garish alike flicker between crystal-clear reality and dreamy illusion, inviting the viewer to contemplate a single moment rather than igniting a story.

The virtues of the “photo” in Photorealist art — infused as they are with dazzling qualities that are easily blurred in reproduction — are as elusive as they are allusive. “Much Photorealist painting has the vacuity of proportion and intent of an idiot-savant, long on look and short on personal timbre,” John Arthur wrote (rather admiringly) in the catalogue essay for Realism/Photorealism, a 1980 exhibition at the Philbrook Museum of Art, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. At its best, Photorealism is a perpetually paused tug-of-war between the sacred and the profane, the general and the specific, the record and the object.

Robert Bechtle invented Photorealism, in 1963,” says veteran art dealer Louis Meisel. “He took a picture of himself in the mirror with the car outside and then painted it. That was the first one.”

The meaning of the term, which began for Meisel as “a superficial way of defining and promoting a group of painters,” evolved with time, and the core group of Photorealists slowly expanded to include younger artists who traded Rolleiflexes for 60-megapixel cameras, using advanced digital technology to create paintings that transcend the detail of conventional photographs.

On 1stDibs, the collection of Photorealist art includes work by Richard Estes, Ralph Goings, Chuck Close, Audrey Flack, Charles Bell and others.

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Transparent Barricades, Variation V, Winter Light
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Ian Hornak (1944-2002) Title: Transparent Barricades, Variation V, Winter Light Year: 1995 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 20 x 24 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Si...
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1970s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

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Acrylic

"Yellow Ferrari", Oleg Turchin, Oil on Canvas, 36" x 54", Photorealism Painting
Located in Dallas, TX
Oleg Turchin's "Yellow Ferrari" is an oil on canvas that measures 36" x 54". The painting is a beautiful photorealistic depiction of Ferrari 599 GTO outside the Casino Monte-Carlo in...
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2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

East Side New York Aerial
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pete Kasprzak’s passion for city life is expressed in his dynamic urban artworks. Kasprzak’s artworks express energy and life with animated brush strokes. He adds dynamic movement an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Gesso, Canvas, Mixed Media, Oil

Rt. 30 - Caledonia, PA
Located in New Orleans, LA
An astonishing work of photorealism. I think it speaks for itself, right? In fact, it's probably hard to tell from the pics that it's not a photograph. The artist, Jim Thomson, has p...
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Early 2000s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil

Blind Orion, Variation III
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Ian Hornak (1944-2002) Title: Blind Orion, Variation III Year: 1977-1980 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 44 x 66 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Signed, dated, and t...
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1970s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

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Acrylic

Large Acrylic Photorealist Painting Nature Scene Water & Light David Kessler
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
DAVID KESSLER (American born 1950 - ) Greyed Magic #2 (Water and Light Series) Acrylic on canvas Hand signed and titled with artist's studio stamp on verso 60 inches x 84 inches D...
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20th Century Photorealist Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Last Song: Im Abendrot (In Evening‘s Glow)
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Ian Hornak (1944-2002) Title: Last Song: Im Abendrot (In Evening’s Glow) Year: 1985 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas, with Artist Painted Frame Size: 47 x 59 inches Condition: Excel...
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1980s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

“Serie Saguas 5“, Canvas, Painting
Located in San Jose, CR
Argentine artist Viviana Zargón shows us these empty, uninhabited spaces. Their enormous skeletons put into sharp relief the economic and social collapse of the modernist dream. From...
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Early 2000s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Ken Otsuka "Whispers of Forever", Pebble and Water Landscape Oil on Canvas
Located in Saratoga Springs, NY
This photorealistic nature scene "Whispers of Forever" by artist Ken Otsuka is a 26x34 original oil painting on canvas. It depicts a rocky shore with multicolored pebbles and stones...
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2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Tomales Point, Point Reyes CA (California coastal landscape painting)
Located in Hudson, NY
William M. Sullivan (b.1950). Tomales Point, 2001. Oil on linen, 32 x 48 inches; 33 x 51 inches (frame). Signed lower right. Sherry French Gallery label affixed en verso. Gold leaf ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Landscape Paintings

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Linen, Oil

Soccer Players in Central Park
Located in Long Island City, NY
An oil painting by Hilo Chen from 1973. A photo-realistic scene of a park in midday overlooking a soccer field from a sidewalk vantage point. Signed and dated verso, framed in a natu...
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1970s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

Empire State Building Mid-Century Artist Paints all 102 stories of Empire State
Located in Miami, FL
While most can not even count all 102 stories of the Empire State Building, artist Alice Smith accurately paints each and every story with exacting detail and proportion. The paint...
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1940s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil

Rocks in the Current - Original Photorealist Painting of Dragonflies Atop Stones
Located in Chicago, IL
Painted with extraordinary detail, this moment in nature is captured in Rick Pas' unique style. Four brightly colored green dragonflies sit atop river stones as water gently moves b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Panel

"Awaken," Oil Painting
Located in Denver, CO
Brian O'Neill's (US based) "Awaken" is an original, handmade oil painting that depicts a cloud filled sky in pink and purple hues as it shimmers over a pink ocean crashing to shore. ...
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2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Light Reflections on the River Landscape Painting by British Photorealist Artist
Located in Preston, GB
Light Reflections on the River Landscape Painting by British Photorealist Artist, Nicholas Smith. Art measures 16 x 16 inches Frame measures 21 x 21 inches Born December 1960, t...
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2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"Raindrops", Oil Painting
Located in Denver, CO
Dianne L. Massey Dunbar's (US based) "Raindrops" is an original, handmade oil painting that depicts a cascading pattern of ripples in a puddle from a heavy rainfall. About the art...
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2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil

Tropical Sizzle Palm
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Kathleen Keifer is a California-based internationally collected artist. She is a leading force of the New California Realism. Kathleen brings a fresh, clean perspective to her colorf...
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21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

"Americana" Oil Painting
Located in Denver, CO
Michael Miller's "Americana" is an original, handmade oil painting that depicts a wide open field with rural farm architecture on the distance horizon.
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2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

“Scompte”, 12 pieces, Canvas, Painting
Located in San Jose, CR
Argentine artist Viviana Zargón shows us these empty, uninhabited spaces. Their enormous skeletons put into sharp relief the economic and social collapse of the modernist dream. From...
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2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Vertical Sunset #1
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Ian Hornak (1944-2002) Title: Vertical Sunset #1 Year: 2001 Medium: Oil on Panel Size: 28 x 22 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Signed recto; signed, dated, and title...
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Early 2000s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil, Wood Panel

"Morning Tide," Oil Painting
Located in Denver, CO
Brian O'Neill's (US based) "Morning Tide" is an original, handmade oil painting that depicts a cloud filled sky in orange hues as it shimmers over a dark green ocean. About the Art...
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2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil, Panel

Leaping Peony (Still Life Painting with Pink Flower and Country Landscape)
Located in Hudson, NY
Photo-realist still life painting of a pink peony against a country landscape with blue mountains and a blue, moon-lit sky just after sunset "Leaping Peony" by Ann Getsinger, 2019 O...
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2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

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Linen, Oil

Indifferent Ponds (Photorealist Landscape Painting of the Hudson River Valley)
Located in Hudson, NY
Photo-realist fall foliage landscape painting of a calm pond in the Hudson River Valley under a grey-blue sky "We Fall Into Indifferent Ponds", painted by Eileen Murphy in 2018 16 x ...
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2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil, Panel

Stanford University Memorial Church, Hand Tinted 1930s Color Photograph
Located in Soquel, CA
Finely detailed hand tinted color landscape photograph of Stanford Memorial Church produced by Bear Photo Service (American, 1930s). Photographer is unknown. Numbered 904 bottom righ...
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1930s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Silver Gelatin, Oil, Photographic Paper

Serie Las Saguas, Canvas, Painting
Located in San Jose, CR
Argentine artist Viviana Zargón shows us these empty, uninhabited spaces. Their enormous skeletons put into sharp relief the economic and social collapse of the modernist dream. From...
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2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Sequential arrangement, Venice oil on canvas painting
By Albert Sala
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
BIOGRAPHY Born in Olot (Girona) on December 8, 1961 Studies of Fine Arts and Artistic Trades 1975/1981 Graduated in Applied Arts and OO. AA. 1987/1991 MUSEUMS LA CAIXA Foundati...
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1990s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Coconuts of Haiti
Located in Haverstraw, NY
Esperanta Delmat in this beautiful 36"x24" acrylic on canvas painting depicts the exotic coconuts in the Caribbean, especially in Haiti. Esperanta Delmat is an artist born in Haiti...
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1990s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Kiss - Contemporary Figurative Oil Painting, Love, Joyful, Realism, Minimalism
Located in Salzburg, AT
Artodyssey: "Julita Malinowska's paintings belong to those, which once seen - are never forgotten. The open spaces, sometimes cool and bright, at other times heavily saturated with c...
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2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Family - Very Large Format, Contemporary Oil Figurative Painting, Realism, Beach
Located in Salzburg, AT
Artodyssey: "Julita Malinowska's paintings belong to those, which once seen - are never forgotten. The open spaces, sometimes cool and bright, at other times heavily saturated with c...
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2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Warm Embrace
By Iban Navarro
Located in Atlanta, GA
This is an original watercolor on paper in excellent condition. It has only been shown in a gallery setting. The son of master hyperrealist artist Jesus Navarro, it was precisely ...
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2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Egg Tempera, Watercolor, Archival Paper

'Glistening Pebbles II' Photorealist painting of rocks and pebbles on the beach
Located in Shrewsbury, Shropshire
'Glistening Pebbles II' truly conveys Esteve's amazing attention to detail.You can Looking at it, you can almost smell the sea air and feel the salt on your eyelashes, you almost wan...
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21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil, Panel

Nautical Seascape Triptych of Crashing Wave in Los Angeles, Exclusive Cyanotype
Located in Barcelona, ES
This is an exclusive handprinted limited edition cyanotype. This gorgeous triptych shows a vigorous crashing wave off Los Angeles Coast. Details: + Title: Los Angeles Crashing Wav...
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2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

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Photographic Film, Emulsion, Watercolor, Photographic Paper, C Print, Co...

The Angel Concert, Variation II
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Ian Hornak (1944-2002) Title: The Angel Concert, Variation II Year: 1979 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 36 x 48 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Signed, dated, and t...
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1970s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Wishes In The Wind
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Kathleen Keifer's original artworks represent one of the most significant expressions of New California Realism. Keifer brings a fresh perspective to her colorful scenes of everyday ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Hannah’s Mirror, Rembrandt’s Three Trees, The Expulsion From Eden
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Ian Hornak (1944-2002) Title: Hannah’s Mirror, Rembrandt’s Three Trees, The Expulsion From Eden Year: 1978 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 60 x 120 inches Condition: Excellen...
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1970s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

"Tower Bridge", Oleg Turchin, Oil/Canvas, 37x60, Photorealism Landscape Original
Located in Dallas, TX
Oleg Turchin's "Tower Bridge" is an oil on canvas that measures 37" x 60". The painting is a beautiful photorealistic depiction of Tower Bridge. Built between 1886 and 1894, the Brid...
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2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Welle No.13
Located in London, Chelsea
This original realism artwork by Jean-Pierre Kunkel presents a stunning augmented seascape, painted in oils. The possibilities of what can be captured with the camera lens are elevat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil, Canvas

At the Airport
Located in Miami, FL
Before there was Photorealism, there was Austin Briggs. Done in 1951, this work has all the hallmarks of the 1970's fine art movement and more. Briggs is using photographs as a ref...
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1950s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Mason Grise
Located in Burlingame, CA
'Mason Grise' depicts a historic San Francisco brick building with warm sunlight and shadows cascading across the fire escape, facade and inset windows. The subtle and brilliant work...
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21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

"Grand Canyon", R.W. Hedge, Original Oil on Canvas, 36x24. in, Realist Landscape
Located in Dallas, TX
Imagine standing a short distance from an ancient ledge, gazing across the awesome span of the canyon, with the sun beaming beyond the orange and white canyon rim. When you look clos...
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1990s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Island Path VI, Dylan Lloyd, Contemporary Landscape Painting, Vibrant Art
Located in Deddington, GB
Dylan Lloyd Island Path IV Original Oil Painting on Canvas Oil Paint on Canvas Framed in a White Box Frame Image size: H 30cm x W 24cm x D 0.5cm Framed Size: H 42cm x W 36.5 x D 4cm ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Board

Georgica Pond at Sunset (East Hampton, New York)
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Ian Hornak (1944-2002) Title: Georgica Pond at Sunset (East Hampton, NY) Year: February 1973 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 72 x 48 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: ...
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1970s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Daffodil Fields English Landscape Painting by Contemporary Photorealist Artist
Located in Preston, GB
Daffodil Fields English Landscape Painting by Contemporary Photorealist Artist, Nicholas Smith. Art measures 8.5 x 3.5 inches Frame measures 11.5 x 6.5 inches Born December 1960...
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2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"Golden Dawn," Oil Painting
Located in Denver, CO
Brian O'Neill's (US based) "Golden Dawn" is an original, handmade oil painting that depicts a cloud filled sky in orange hues as a Sunrise shimmers over a blue ocean. About the Art...
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2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil, Panel

76
Located in East Hampton, NY
Acrylic Canvas 20x16 Photo Realism 2018 The largest and last in a series of paintings of this southern California icon. About the Artist: Michael Ward began his artistic career do...
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2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Arie Azene Israeli Photo Realist Oil Painting Manhattan New York Street Scene
By Arie Azene
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Arie Azene, Israeli painter, born in Germany, 1934 Arie (Eisman) Azene was born in Hamburg, Germany. He immigrated to the Land of Israel with his parents soon after birth. In 1958, ...
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1990s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Still Life with Baroque Cauliflower, Artichokes and Radishes
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Ian Hornak (1944-2002) Title: Still Life with Baroque Cauliflower, Artichokes and Radishes Year: 2002 Medium: Oil on Panel with artist painted frame Size: 42 x 31.5 inches Co...
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Early 2000s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Wood Panel, Acrylic

Last Song: Beim Schlafengehen (Going to Sleep)
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Ian Hornak (1944-2002) Title: Last Song: Beim Schlafengehen (Going to Sleep) Year: 1985 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas, with Artist Painted Frame Size: 47 x 59 inches Condition: E...
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1980s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

"May Showers" Oil Painting
Located in Denver, CO
Michael Miller's "May Showers" is an original, handmade oil painting that depicts a rain soaked field.
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2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Michigan Barn #6
Located in East Hampton, NY
My second painting of a barn outside of Traverse City, Michigan. Michigan Barn #6 Acrylic on Canvas 14" x 18" 2018 About the Artist: Michael Ward began his artistic career doing p...
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2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Imperial Liquor Land
Located in East Hampton, NY
Imperial Liquor Land Based on a photo shot on the fly while making a turn onto Imperial Highway from Vermont Ave. in Los Angeles, CA. Imperial Liquor Land Acrylic on Canvas 24x14 20...
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2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Calumet Vista - Iron and Steel Girder Bridge, Contemporary Photorealist Painting
Located in Chicago, IL
This painting captures a spiderweb like red iron girder beam steel bridge. Roland has always been fascinated by the built environment. Reflecting on what the structures tell about t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

55 - quiet blue sky painting
Located in Seattle, WA
Quiet Blue Sky Painting - Landscape - Clouds "Jack Flynn conjures weightless scenes in oil with a deep attention paid to both the mute stillness of his chosen settings and the bold ...
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2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Song of Zephyrus, Variation II
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Ian Hornak (1944-2002) Title: Song of Zephyrus, Variation II Year: 1979 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 71 x 45 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Signed, dated, and ti...
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1970s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

“(Untitled) Connecticut Landscape,” Photorealism
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Ian Hornak (1944-2002) Title: Untitled (Connecticut Landscape) Year: 1983 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 60 x 43 inches Condition: Excellent Provenance: Fischbach Gallery, N...
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1980s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Hampshire Summer Garden, Dylan Lloyd, Original Floral Garden Landscape Painting
Located in Deddington, GB
Hampshire Summer Garden by Dylan Lloyd [2021] original Oil paint on canvas Image size: H:50 cm x W:40 cm Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:50 cm x W:40 cm x D:2.5cm Framed Size: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

The Banyan Tree: Variation VI (Jamaica)
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Ian Hornak (1944-2002) Title: The Banyan Tree: Variation VI (Jamaica) Year: 1981 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 42 x 60 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Signed recto...
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1980s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Tulips of the Red Stars
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Ian Hornak (1944-2002) Title: Tulips of the Red Stars Year: 1988 Medium: Acrylic on Panel Size: 52 x 42 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Signed recto; signed, dated,...
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1980s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Wood Panel