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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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Style: Photorealist
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

"Arco del Triunfo Barcelona", Jesus Navarro, Realism, 24x39, Original Oil Canvas
Located in Dallas, TX
"Arco del Triunfo Barcelona" by Jesus Navarro is an original hyperrealism cityscape measuring 24x39 in. A lady in a white blouse is browsing her phone as she rides the trolly pass Th...
Category

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

"King's Highway Deep", Oil Painting
Located in Denver, CO
Heather Neill's (US based) "King's Highway Deep" is an original, handmade oil painting that depicts a dirt trail leading into the forest where fall has sprung and colorful autumn lea...
Category

2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil

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

"Notre Dame at Sunset", Jesus Navarro, Realism, 28x39 in., Original Oil Canvas
Located in Dallas, TX
"Notre Dame at Sunset" by Jesus Navarro is an original hyperrealism cityscape measuring 28x39 in. This painting is filled with purples and blues and features people walking along the...
Category

2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

To Be a Hawk
Located in Burlingame, CA
Lynette Cook, 'To Be a Hawk', 30 x 24, Acrylic on canvas. One of the artist's new 'To Be' paintings that is a recognition of our urban spaces coexisting with nature. Diving deeper, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

"Sky 61" Oil Painting
Located in Denver, CO
James Van Fossan's "Sky 61" is an original, handmade oil painting that depicts a skyscape of grey and white clouds arching through a blue sky and the sunlight dances through it.
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2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil, Panel

Victory Corset shop, acrylic on canvas, 36x30 Vintage New York City image
Located in Southampton, NY
Charles Ford's work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of the City of New York. A wonderful early painting (1982) by Charles Ford that captures the great lighting and shad...
Category

1980s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

"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. ...
Category

2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

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...
Category

1970s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Los Angeles Crashing Waves Triptych, Nautical, Handmade Cyanotype in Blue Tones
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

Materials

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

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

Materials

Acrylic

The Comic Wood Duck- Photorealistic Portrait of a Duck on Pink Backdrop, Framed
Located in Chicago, IL
Taking a cue from celebrity publicity headshots, artist Rick Pas presents us with "The Comic Wood Duck". The duck takes on human characteristics, as if laughing at the camera, its c...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Panel

1980s Vintage American Street Scene Painting, Landscape with Taxi Cabs
By Val Lewton
Located in Surfside, FL
Val Edwin Lewton (May 23, 1937 – April 24, 2015) was a painter and museum exhibition designer. As an artist, he created Realist acrylic paintings and watercolors of urban and suburba...
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1980s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Archival Paper

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...
Category

1990s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Childhood of Hephaestus, Variation V
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Ian Hornak (1944-2002) Title: Childhood of Hephaestus, Variation V Year: 1985 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas, with Artist Painted Frame Size: 47 x 59 inches Condition: Excellent I...
Category

1980s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

"Tangled Reflections" Oil Painting
Located in Denver, CO
Sheri Farabaugh's "Tangled Reflections" is a handmade, original oil painting that depicts a pool of water and the foliage growing in it. Artist Statement and Bio: I began painting ...
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2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Dark Mane - Photorealistic Painting of a Safari with a Lion and Land Rover
Located in Chicago, IL
A lion strolls in front of a Range Rover in this photorealistic painting entitled "Dark Mane" by Rick Pas. Though small in scale this painting delivers great impact. Every detail i...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Panel

"The Cardozo, Miami Beach, Florida," Kathleen Piunti, Sunny Street Scene
Located in Larchmont, NY
Kathleen Piunti (1928 - 2016) The Cardozo, Miami Beach, Florida, 1995 Oil on canvas 32 x 60 inches Signed lower right Provenance: Uptown Gallery, New York City, 1996 John & Sonia Or...
Category

1990s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Echo Loses Narcissus
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Ian Hornak (1944-2002) Title: Echo Loses Narcissus Year: 1978 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 36 x 48 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Signed, dated, and titled by th...
Category

1970s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Midnight Wish II
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 ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

"Mott's Grill," Robert Gniewek, Photorealism Hamburger Diner Nocturne
Located in Larchmont, NY
Robert Gniewek (American, b. 1951) Mott's Grill, 1988 Oil on linen 34 x 46 inches Provenance: Artspace, Birmingham, Michigan Private Collection, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan Robert G...
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1980s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Linen, Oil

Eagle at Empire Bluff - Photorealistic Portrait of a Female Bald Eagle, Framed
Located in Chicago, IL
Traditional portrait painting takes a twist when the subject is a majestic bald eagle. Artist Rick Pas delivers an extraordinarily realistic detailed portrait that almost feels tang...
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21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Panel

"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...
Category

2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Lotus 30: Photo Realist Still Life Painting of a Green Lotus Leaf on Grey
Located in Hudson, NY
Photo-realist still life painting of a green lotus leaf with brown decays edges against a soft grey background "Lotus Number Thirty", painted by Frank DePietro in 2019 Oil on canvas,...
Category

2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

The Quarry (Scotland)
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Ian Hornak (1944-2002) Title: The Quarry (Scotland) Year: 1983 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 50 x 72 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Signed recto; signed, dated, a...
Category

1980s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Times Square Splash - original cityscape landscape realism contemporary artwork
Located in London, Chelsea
Contemporary realist painter Michael Steinbrick captures a showery perspective of a street scene. Delicately and precisely rendered droplets are illuminated with neon pastel hues whi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, 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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Panel

Malaysia Beef Jerky, 16x19.5, acrylic on masonite
Located in Southampton, NY
Charles Ford's work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of the City of New York. Another wonderful painting by Charles Ford that captures the great lighting and shadows of ...
Category

2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Masonite, Acrylic

"Poetry in Motion" Oil Painting
Located in Denver, CO
Sheri Farabaugh's "Poetry in Motion" is a handmade, original oil painting that hyper realistically depicts the flowing water of a current streaming over river rock. Artist Statemen...
Category

2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Board, Oil

"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...
Category

2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil, Panel

"Against the Wind" photorealist oil painting of sailboats on turquoise ocean
Located in Edgartown, MA
Michel Brosseau was born in Nantes and has lived in Bordeaux for many years. Both cities are on the Atlantic coast of France and have rich maritime histories, highlighted by prospero...
Category

2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Linen, Oil

"Liquid Silver" Oil Painting
Located in Denver, CO
Sheri Farabaugh's "Liquid Silver" is a handmade, original oil painting that hyper realistically depicts ocean waves crashing on the coast of a rocky shore. Artist Statement and Bio...
Category

2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil, Canvas

Ancient Flowers Beneath a Black Sun
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Ian Hornak (1944-2002) Title: Ancient Flowers Beneath A Black Sun Year: 1987 Medium: Acrylic on Panel Size: 52 x 42 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Signed recto; sig...
Category

1980s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Wood Panel

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...
Category

Early 2000s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil, Wood Panel

"Rainy London", Oleg Turchin, Oil on Canvas, 35x46, Photorealism Original Oil
Located in Dallas, TX
Oleg Turchin's "Rainy London (Oxford Street) " is an oil on canvas that measures 35" x 45.5". The painting is a beautiful photorealistic depiction of Oxford Street in London from the...
Category

2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Primeval Landscape
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Ian Hornak (1944-2002) Title: Primeval Landscape Year: 1985 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 59 1/2 x 43 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Signed by the artist. Provena...
Category

1980s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

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...
Category

2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

"Moontide", Alexander Volkov, 24x48, Oil on Canvas, Photorealism, Landscape
Located in Dallas, TX
"Moontide" by Alexander Volkov is an original oil on canvas. This painting is a photorealistic view of the moonlight reflecting on the waters surface. The moon is hidden behind the c...
Category

2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

8 Track I - Graffiti and rust covered bridge contemporary photorealist painting
Located in Chicago, IL
This painting captures a graffiti and rust covered steel bridge with bright blue skies and a sliver of green trees in and urban architectural setting. Rolland has always been fascin...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Arie Azene Israeli Photo Realist Oil Painting Manhattan New York Street Scene
By Arie Azene
Located in Surfside, 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, ...
Category

1990s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Breaking Wave - seascape coastal landscape original oil painting realism photo
Located in London, Chelsea
This seascape painting by Christopher Witchall examines the natural beauty observed in the ocean. Demonstrating a passion for this translucent subject matter, thishis modern landscap...
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21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Brighton Wave - seascape coastal landscape original oil painting realism photo
Located in London, Chelsea
This seascape painting by Christopher Witchall examines the natural beauty observed in the ocean. Demonstrating a passion for this translucent subject matter, thishis modern landscap...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Lullaby - seascape coastal landscape original oil painting realism photorealist
Located in London, Chelsea
This seascape painting by Christopher Witchall examines the natural beauty observed in the ocean. Demonstrating a passion for this translucent subject matter, thishis modern landscap...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Southwold Beach, Morning
Located in London, Chelsea
This seascape painting by Christopher Witchall examines the natural beauty observed in the ocean. Demonstrating a passion for this translucent subject matter, thishis modern landscap...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

North Ave. - Red iron steel girder bridge contemporary photorealist painting
Located in Chicago, IL
This painting captures a red iron girder beam steel bridge with bright blue skies in and urban architectural setting. This acrylic painting on paper is framed in dark wood with a cr...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Archival Paper, Acrylic

"Sunlight", R.W. Hedge, Original Oil on Canvas, 30x40 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...
Category

1990s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Sail Boats
Located in Miami, FL
A precise and exact rendering and meticulous spacial arrangement are on full display in Lewandowski's this later work. The work looks better in person. The artwork is in pristine co...
Category

1990s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Watercolor, Gouache

Pastel Splash - original cityscape realism modern urban oil painting new york
Located in London, Chelsea
Contemporary realist painter Michael Steinbrick captures a showery perspective of a street scene. Delicately and precisely rendered droplets are illuminated with neon pastel hues whi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"Sky 40" Oil Painting
Located in Denver, CO
James Van Fossan's "Sky 40" is an original, handmade oil painting that depicts a skyscape of rays of sunshine breaking through stormy grey clouds in a blue sky.
Category

2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Linen, Oil

Polychrome Eagle - Photorealistic Portrait of a Golden Eagle In Denali, Framed
Located in Chicago, IL
Set against the Polychrome Pass in Denali National Park in Alaska, this majestic female Golden eagle is painted in a traditional portrait style often reserved for military personnel....
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21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Panel

Plantasia 4 Oil on Linen 2022
Located in Des Moines, IA
oil on linen. Adele Renault has created a fantastical and natural exhibit of large-scale oil on canvas paintings of banana leaves and other plant life from her larger series, Plantas...
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2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil

"White Lilies", Oleg Turchin, Oil on Canvas, 30" x 24", Photorealism Painting
Located in Dallas, TX
"White Lilies" by Oleg Turchin is a 30x24 inch oil painting on canvas. Turchin brings these flowers to life with each stroke of his brush. The technique with attention to color, deta...
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2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"Rothko Dreams", Oil painting
By Adam Hall
Located in Denver, CO
Adam Hall's "Rothko Dreams" is an original, handmade oil painting that depicts a person in a blue coat looking out across the horizon where the land meets the sea. About the artist...
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2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil, Panel

"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

"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.
Category

2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

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