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Period: Mid-20th Century
La Baloneuse Framed Signed Painting
By Emile Wegelin
Located in Rochester Hills, MI
Emile Wegelin: Capturing the Essence of Nature.  Painting on Hardboard   Size-Width Size-Height: 32'' x 25'' Signed in Ink Emile Wegelin (1875-1962) devoted his life to paintin...
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Post-Impressionist Mid-20th Century Nude Paintings

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Acrylic

Impressionist Large Scale Female Nudes in a Landscape, 'L' été a la rivière'
Located in Cotignac, FR
Impressionist oil painting of female nudes cavorting in a river landscape. The painting is signed with initials 'EH' bottom left and dated '66'. It is also initialled and dated to th...
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Impressionist Mid-20th Century Nude Paintings

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Fiberboard, Oil

1950s "Backside" Mid Century Figurative Nude Gouache Painting
Located in Arp, TX
From the estate of Jerry Opper & Ruth Friedman Opper Backside c. 1950's Gouache on Paper 15" x 18" Unframed *Custom framing available for additional charge. Please expect framing time between 3-5 weeks. From the estate of Ruth Friedmann Opper & Jerry Opper. Ruth was the daughter of Bauhaus artist, Gustav Friedmann. San Francisco Abstract Expression A free-spirited wave of creative energy swept through the San Francisco art community after World War II. Challenging accepted modes of painting, Abstract Expressionists produced highly experimental works that jolted the public out of its postwar complacency. Abstract Expressionism resulted from a broad collective impulse rather than the inspiration of a small band of New York artists. Documenting the interchanges between the East and West Coasts, she cites areas of mutual influence and shows the impact of San Francisco on the New York School, including artists such as Mark Rothko and Ad Reinhardt. San Francisco's Beat poets...
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American Modern Mid-20th Century Nude Paintings

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Gouache, Paper

Nude with a yellow medallion by William GOLIASCH - Oil on canvas 46x81 cm
Located in Geneva, CH
Work on canvas Gilded wood frame 85 x 50 x 2 cm
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Expressionist Mid-20th Century Nude Paintings

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Oil

Nude 1960s. Oil on canvas. 60x73 cm
Located in Riga, LV
Nude 1960s. Oil on canvas. 60x73 cm "Nude" is a captivating and elegant artwork that celebrates the female form in a tasteful and artistic manner. Through skillful brushwork, the artist aims to convey the woman's beauty and allure, inviting viewers to appreciate the timeless fascination and artistic exploration of the nude human figure. Aleksandra Belcova...
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Impressionist Mid-20th Century Nude Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

The snake and the apple by Vivaldo Martini - Oil on canvas 50x65 cm
Located in Geneva, CH
His first name sounds like a concerto. Vivacious, its name is reminiscent of an aperitif or a cyclist. The addition of the two evokes the Italianate. Indomitable and unavoidable. Mor...
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Baroque Mid-20th Century Nude Paintings

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Oil

Seated Nude - Paint by Antonio Feltrinelli - 1930s
Located in Roma, IT
Seated Nude is an artwork realized by Antonio Feltrinelli, in 1930s.  Oil on canvas, 108 x 75 cm. Provenance: Galleria Pesaro, Milan. Good conditions! The nudes and portraits w...
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Modern Mid-20th Century Nude Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Large Standing Nude" - Cordelia Brooks, Harvard Class of 1889, Paris Salon
Located in New Orleans, LA
This large and arresting painting is what I believe must have been one of a pair, with a male nude of exactly the same size and style by the artist that sold at Coletti Gallery many ...
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Realist Mid-20th Century Nude Paintings

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Oil

Sleeping Woman - Paint by Antonio Feltrinelli - 1930s
Located in Roma, IT
Sleeping woman  is an artwork realized by Antonio Feltrinelli in 1930s.  Oil on canvas, 110 x 160 cm.  Very good conditions Antonio Feltrinelli (Milan, 1887 - Gargnano, 1942) wa...
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Modern Mid-20th Century Nude Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Mid Century Nude Figure Study of a Black Woman
Located in Soquel, CA
Compelling mid century nude figure study of a black woman reclining by Raul Anguiano (Mexican/American, 1915-2006), 1968. Signed and dated lower left hand corner "R. Anguiano." Presented in wood frame under plexiglass. Image size: 25"H x 34"W. Framed size: 35"H x 43.75"W. Raúl Anguiano was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, on February 26th, 1915. He started drawing cubist pictures at the age of 5, taking as his first models movie stars, as Mary Pickford, Pola Negri and Charlie Chaplin. Anguiano first artistic influence or aesthetic emotion came from the Holy Family by Rafael Sanzio. At the age of 12, Anguiano attended Guadalajara's Free School of Painting under the tuition of Ixca Farias. From 1928 to 1933, he studied with the Master painter José Vizcarra, the disciple of Santiago Rebull and José Salomé Piña, and organised the group "Young Painters of Jalisco" with other artists. During this period, Anguiano worked with different kinds of models: workmen, employees and a few intellectuals like Pita Amor. In 1934 Anguiano moved to Mexico City. He began teaching in primary schools and taught drawing and painting at La Esmeralda academy and the UNAM School of Art. Anguiano was a member of the Mexican Artistic Renaissance movement which was started in the 1920's by the Mexican School of Art in which he belonged. This renaissance began with the San Carlos Academy movement -- among whose leaders were Ignacio Asúnsolo and Jose Clemente Orozco -- and which emerged out of the students' and teachers' discontent with the traditional paintings methods (academicism), and the close contact that the young artists had with the problems of Mexico and its people, explaining the marked critical realism to the painters of the time, including Anguiano himself. The same year, Anguiano received a commission to paint his first mural, Socialist Education, a 70 meters fresco located at A. Carrillo School in Mexico City. Other works followed, including Mayan rituals (oils on canvas and wood), for the Mayan Hall in the National Museum of Anthropology, and Trilogy of Nationality (acrylic on canvas and wood), for the Attorney General's Office. In 1936 he moved into his surrealist period, which lasted almost a decade. He painted circus performers and prostitutes. The most notable among his works of the time are: The Madame (gouche, 1936), The Clown's Daughter (oil, 1940), the Pink Circus Artist and the Grey Circus Artist (oil, 1941). Also during this period, Anguiano produced a series of drawings based on his dreams, with cold tones and silver-greys predominating. In 1937 Anguiano joined the Revolutionary Writers and Artists League. Together, with Alfredo Zalce and Pablo O'Higgins, he was also a founding member of the Popular Graphics Workshop, where artists practised a graphic style based on Mexico's folk traditions. This was due to the powerful influence of the recently discovered Jose Guadalupe Posada and Goya. Raúl Anguiano belonged to the so-called "Third Generation" of post-revolutionary painters, along with Juan O'Gorman, Jorge González Camarena...
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American Impressionist Mid-20th Century Nude Paintings

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Paper, Conté, Charcoal

La Camacunta, Oil Painting on Canvas by Eduardo Arranz-Bravo
Located in Long Island City, NY
La Camacunta Eduardo Arranz-Bravo, Spanish (1941) Date: 1966 Oil on Canvas, signed Size: 29.5 x 24.5 in. (74.93 x 62.23 cm) Frame Size: 30.5 x 25.5 inches
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Mid-20th Century Nude Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

Resting Nude, Large Oil Painting by Jan De Ruth
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Jan De Ruth, Czech (1922 - 1991) Title: Resting Year: circa 1965 Medium: Oil on Canvas, signed l.r. Size: 26 x 48 in. (66.04 x 121.92 cm) Frame Size: 33 x 55 inches
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American Impressionist Mid-20th Century Nude Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

Sisters of Rind, Nude Oil Painting on Canvas by Jan de Ruth
Located in Long Island City, NY
Sisters of Rind Jan De Ruth, Czech (1922–1991) Date: circa 1965 Oil on Canvas, signed lower right Size: 48 in. x 30 in. (121.92 cm x 76.2 cm) Frame Size: 56 x 38 inches
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American Impressionist Mid-20th Century Nude Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

Nude - Painting by Antonio Feltrinelli - 1930s
Located in Roma, IT
Nude woman is a beautiful and impressive oil on canvas by Antonio Feltrinelli. It was realized between the end of the 1920s and the beginning of the 1930s and represents a nude woma...
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Modern Mid-20th Century Nude Paintings

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Oil, Paint

Seated Nude with Orange Blanket, Oil Painting by Jan de Ruth
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Jan De Ruth, Czech (1922 - 1991) Title: Seated Nude with Orange Blanket Year: circa 1965 Medium: Oil on Canvas, signed l.r. Size: 40 x 32 in. (101.6 x 81.28 cm) Frame Size: 4...
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American Realist Mid-20th Century Nude Paintings

Materials

Oil

La Dea Io - Oil on Canvas by Antonio Feltrinelli - 1930
Located in Roma, IT
Includes a contemporary wooden frame. Very Good conditions. Provenance: Galleria Pesaro, Milan Antonio Feltrinelli (Milan, 1887 – Gargnano, 1942) Antonio Feltrinelli was born in M...
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Art Nouveau Mid-20th Century Nude Paintings

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Oil

Redhead Nude, Oil Painting by Nathan Wasserberger
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Nathan Wasserberger, Polish/American (1928 - 2012) Title: Blonde Nude Year: circa 1960 Medium: Oil on Canvas, signed l.r. Image: 46 in. x 32 in. (...
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American Realist Mid-20th Century Nude Paintings

Materials

Oil

Nude of Woman - Oil on Wooden Panel by Antonio Feltrinelli - 1930s
Located in Roma, IT
Nude of Woman if an original oil on wooden panel realized by Antonio Feltrinelli in 1930s. Very good conditions. Antonio Feltrinelli (Milan, 1887 – Gargnano, 1942) Antonio Feltrine...
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Art Nouveau Mid-20th Century Nude Paintings

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Wood Panel, Oil

Lying Woman - Oil on Canvas by Nino Bertoletti - 1930/40s
Located in Roma, IT
Lying Woman is an original modern artwork realized by the artist Nino Bertoletti beetween 1930 and 1940. Mixed colored oil on canvas. Hand signed by the artist on the lower margin Nino Bertoletti (Rome, October 26...
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Modern Mid-20th Century Nude Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

Portrait of Woman - Oil on Wooden Panel by Antonio Feltrinelli - 1930s
Located in Roma, IT
Portrait of Woman if a beautiful oil on wooden panel realized by Antonio Feltrinelli in 1930s. Very good conditions. Antonio Feltrinelli (Milan, 1887 – Gargnano, 1942) Antonio Felt...
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Art Nouveau Mid-20th Century Nude Paintings

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Oil, Wood Panel

Veiled Woman - Painting by Antonio Feltrinelli - 1930s
Located in Roma, IT
Veiled woman is an orignal modern artwork realized by Antonio Feltrinelli in 1930s. Mixed colored oil painting on canvas. Not signed. Antonio Feltrine...
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Modern Mid-20th Century Nude Paintings

Materials

Paint, Oil

Woman - Painting by Antonio Feltrinelli - 1930s
Located in Roma, IT
Woman is an orignal modern artwork realized by Antonio Feltrinelli in 1930s. Mixed colored oil painting on board Not signed. Antonio Feltrinelli (Milan, 1887 – Gargnano, 1942) He ...
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Modern Mid-20th Century Nude Paintings

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Paint, Oil

Nude - Painting by Antonio Feltrinelli - 1930s
Located in Roma, IT
Nude is an orignal modern artwork realized by Antonio Feltrinelli in 1930s. Mixed colored oil painting on board Not signed.
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Modern Mid-20th Century Nude Paintings

Materials

Oil, Paint

Women - Oil Paint by Antonio Feltrinelli - 1930s
Located in Roma, IT
Woman is an orignal modern artwork realized by Antonio Feltrinelli in 1930s. Mixed colored oil painting on canvas. Signature on the lower margin. Provenance Galleria Pesaro, Milan...
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Modern Mid-20th Century Nude Paintings

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Oil

Sitting Model - Painting by Antonio Feltrinelli - 1930s
Located in Roma, IT
Sitting model is an orignal modern artwork realized by Antonio Feltrinelli in 1930s Mixed colored oil painting on canvas. Not signed. Antonio Feltrinelli (Milan, 1887 – Gargnano, 1...
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Modern Mid-20th Century Nude Paintings

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Paint, Oil

In the Wood - Oil Paint by Antonio Feltrinelli - 1930s
Located in Roma, IT
Woman in the wood is an original modern artwork realized by Antonio Feltrinelli in 1930s Mixed colored oil painting on canvas. Not signed. Antonio Feltrinelli (Milan, 1887 – Gargna...
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Modern Mid-20th Century Nude Paintings

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Oil

Nude Model - Painting by Antonio Feltrinelli - 1930s
Located in Roma, IT
Nude Model is an orignal modern artwork realized by Antonio Feltrinelli in 1930s. Mixed colored oil painting on canvas. Good conditions. Not signed. Antonio Feltrinelli (Milan, 1...
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Modern Mid-20th Century Nude Paintings

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Paint, Oil

The Fall of Icarus
Located in London, GB
Gouache on paper, signed (lower left) and titled (lower right), 68cm x 88cm, (88cm x 108cm framed). The work is framed behind museum quality non-reflective UV glass. A realist pain...
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Post-War Mid-20th Century Nude Paintings

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Paper, Gouache

Nude Man In Bathing Suit, Male Nude in Speedo, Gay art, Sex appeal
Located in Miami, FL
A handsome and fit young man with an introspective gaze is depicted in a Speedo Bathing suit as he sits against a tropical lake. The work is unframed and in fair to poor condition but has soul and sex appeal to it. Louise Schacht...
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Naturalistic Mid-20th Century Nude Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Rubenesque nude woman . full figure Nude Regionalism - "Hilda Nellis"
Located in Miami, FL
Plump or fleshy and voluptuous nude... you can describe it as you see it. Signed, titled and dated lower left: John Steuart Curry / 1934 "Hilda Nellis", John Steuart Curry is best ...
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American Realist Mid-20th Century Nude Paintings

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Oil

Maria, Nude on Blue Background - Original Oil Painting, Handsigned
Located in Paris, FR
Jean-Gabriel DOMERGUE (1889-1962) Maria, Nude on blue Background, c. 1950 Original oil painting on panel Signed bottom left Titled on the back On panel 55 x 46 cm (c. 22 x 18 inch) ...
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Modern Mid-20th Century Nude Paintings

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Oil

Sten Burén ( 1909 – 1993 ) – Cubist Pointillist Nude Painting Sweden c. 1960
Located in Meinisberg, CH
(Bo Arvid) Sten Burén (Swedish, ∗ 12th July 1909, Södra Munkarp; † 31st January 1993, Burlöv) Female Nude carrying an Amphora • Mosaic style painting in either gouache and/or oil paint on thick paper, ca. 50 x 35 cm • Image size ca. 43 x 31 cm • Signed bottom right • The backing of the paintings original frame has a Swedish newspaper article attached, reporting that the Sten Burén painting was won by farmer Arne Herlöfsen from Skegrie in a raffle during a political meeting in the 1960’s. I will include the old backing in the delivery Worldwide shipping for this object is complimentary - There are no additional charges for handling & delivery. Fantastic work of Art - The pointillist-cubist image is made up of thousands of little coloured, different shaded squares, imitating a mosaic tiles. The technique is very reminiscent of the famous painting ‘Ad Parnassum’ by Paul Klee created in 1932. The Swedish artist Burén studied art in Berlin and was trained by Jules Schyl. Burén undertook numerous study trips to Germany, Austria and Switzerland, befor returning to his native Sweden. His body of work includes figures in a semi-cubist style, mosaic panels, glas work...
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Pointillist Mid-20th Century Nude Paintings

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Paper, Oil, Gouache

Vintage Mid-Century Figurative Oil Painting - Nude on Sofa
Located in Bristol, GB
NUDE ON SOFA Size: 52.5 x 66.5 cm (including frame) Oil on Board A well-executed mid century modernist nude composition, painted in oil onto board. This nude study in oil features ...
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Modern Mid-20th Century Nude Paintings

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Board, Oil

'Interior with Reclining Nude', California Post-Impressionist, Louvre, LACMA
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Painted circa 1955 by Victor Di Gesu (American, 1914-1988) and stamped verso with estate stamp. Framed dimensions: 21 H x 1.5 D x 24.75 W inches Winner of the Prix Othon Friesz, Vic...
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Post-Impressionist Mid-20th Century Nude Paintings

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Oil, Paper

"Madame en Repose"
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Figurative worksk by Miette Braive are very rare.
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Cubist Mid-20th Century Nude Paintings

Materials

Oil

Nude woman original oil on canvas painting
By Francisco Ribera
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Frameless. Son of the painter Ribera Blázquez, received in the paternal workshop the late influences of the romantic generation of the Madrazo, Rosales, Esquivel? He enters very you...
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Realist Mid-20th Century Nude Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

1940's French Modernist Signed Oil Painting Portrait of Nude Lady with Hat
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Portrait of a Nude Lady French Modernist, dated 1940 indistinctly signed oil on canvas, unframed canvas: 14 x 9.5 inches provenance: private collection, France condition: very good ...
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Modern Mid-20th Century Nude Paintings

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Oil

Dans L'Atelier Mardi - Mid 20th Century Nude Still Life Oil by Michael D'Aguilar
Located in Watford, Hertfordshire
Baron Michael D`Aguilar was born on May 15, 1922 in London to Spanish parents. He was brother of the artist Paul D`Aguilar. He spent much of his early life in Spain. He studied at...
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Impressionist Mid-20th Century Nude Paintings

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Oil

Jeune Fille à l'Accordéon by ISMAEL DE LA SERNA - Spanish artist, cubist art
Located in London, GB
*UK BUYERS WILL PAY AN ADDITIONAL 5% IMPORT DUTY ON TOP OF THE ABOVE PRICE Jeune Fille à l'Accordéon by ISMAEL DE LA SERNA (1898-1968) Oil on masonite 88.9 x 115.6 cm (35 x 45 ¹/₂ i...
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Cubist Mid-20th Century Nude Paintings

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Oil

"EROTIC I"
Located in New York, US
Bob Stanley (b. 1932 - d. 1997 New York, United States), an American painter renowned for his gritty depictions on canvas, which ingeniously incorporated photographs. His artistic jo...
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Pop Art Mid-20th Century Nude Paintings

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Silk, Paper

Timeless and Classic Nude Girl at Pool - Academic Artist
Located in Miami, FL
This painting of a classic nude at a pool, "Hilda at the Pool," is both a portrait and a landscape. Leon Kroll rejected Modernism to triumph in the beauty of Classicism. During his l...
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Academic Mid-20th Century Nude Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

La Répétition (B. 756; M. 252)
Located in Madrid, ES
PABLO PICASSO Spanish, 1881 - 1973 La Répétition (B. 756; M. 252) signed in black ink "Picasso" (lower left) numbered in pencil "11/50" (lower right) lithograph on Arches S. 19-2/3 x...
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Mid-20th Century Nude Paintings

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Lithograph

La famille du saltimbanque (B. 753; M. 249)
Located in Madrid, ES
PABLO PICASSO Spanish, 1881 - 1973 La famille du saltimbanque (B. 753; M. 249) signed in black ink "Picasso" (lower right) numbered in pencil "5/50" (lower left) lithograph on Arches...
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Mid-20th Century Nude Paintings

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Lithograph

French Impressionist Nude Female Figure Showering Pencil Sketch
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Nude Female by Louise Alix (French, 1888-1980) *see notes below provenance stamp to the back pencil drawing on artist paper, unframed measures: 10 high by 8 inches wide condition: o...
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Impressionist Mid-20th Century Nude Paintings

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Color Pencil

Antique American Modernist Cubist Nude Abstract Framed Signed Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Nicely painted mid century abstract cubist nude oil painting. Great color and composition. Framed. Signed
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Cubist Mid-20th Century Nude Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

A Redheads Dream - Figurative Nude With Butterflies and Flowers
Located in Soquel, CA
A Redheads Dream - Figurative Nude With Butterflies and Flowers Original figurative nude painting of a redhead woman surrounded by butterflies and magenta flowers, by possibly an u...
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American Impressionist Mid-20th Century Nude Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

French Impressionist Posed Nude Female Figure Pencil Sketch
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Female Nude Figure by Louise Alix (French, 1888-1980) *see notes below provenance stamp to the back pencil drawing on artist paper, unframed measures: 10 high by 8 inches wide condi...
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Impressionist Mid-20th Century Nude Paintings

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Color Pencil

French Impressionist Nude Female Posed Figure Pencil Sketch Painting
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Nude Female by Louise Alix (French, 1888-1980) *see notes below provenance stamp to the back pencil drawing on artist paper, unframed measures: 8 high by 10 inches wide condition: o...
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Impressionist Mid-20th Century Nude Paintings

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Color Pencil

French Impressionist Nude Female Figure Pencil Sketch Painting
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Nude Figure by Louise Alix (French, 1888-1980) *see notes below provenance stamp to the back pencil drawing on artist paper, unframed measures: 10 high by 8 inches wide condition: o...
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Impressionist Mid-20th Century Nude Paintings

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Color Pencil

Cubist Female Nude Woman
Located in Wilton Manors, FL
Joseph Kardonne (1911-1985). Nude Woman, 1967. Watercolor on paper, sheet measures 11 x 14 inches. Signed, dated and titled lower right. Excellent condition. Born in Newark, New Je...
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Cubist Mid-20th Century Nude Paintings

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Watercolor

Cubist Female Nude Woman
Located in Wilton Manors, FL
Joseph Kardonne (1911-1985). Nude Woman, 1967. Watercolor on paper, sheet measures 11.25 x 17.25 inches. Signed, dated and titled lower right. Excellent condition. Born in Newark, ...
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Cubist Mid-20th Century Nude Paintings

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Watercolor

Cubist Female Nude Woman
Located in Wilton Manors, FL
Joseph Kardonne (1911-1985). Nude Woman, 1967. Watercolor on paper, sheet measures 12 x 17.5 inches. Signed, dated and titled lower right. Excellent condition. Born in Newark, New ...
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Cubist Mid-20th Century Nude Paintings

Materials

Watercolor

Abstract Female Nude Woman Interior
Located in Wilton Manors, FL
Joseph Kardonne (1911-1985). Nude Woman, 1949. Gouache on paper, sheet measures 13.5 x 13.5 inches. Image measures 12 x 12 inches. Signed, dated and titled lower right. Unframed....
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Abstract Mid-20th Century Nude Paintings

Materials

Paper, Gouache

French Impressionist Nude Female Figure Sat On Arm Chair Pencil Sketch
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Nude Lady by Louise Alix (French, 1888-1980) *see notes below provenance stamp to the back pencil drawing on artist paper, unframed measures: 10 high by 8 inches wide condition: ov...
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Impressionist Mid-20th Century Nude Paintings

Materials

Color Pencil

French Impressionist Nude Female Model Posed On Arm Chair Pencil Sketch
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Nude Model by Louise Alix (French, 1888-1980) *see notes below provenance stamp to the back pencil drawing on artist paper, unframed measures: 8 high by 10 inches wide condition: ov...
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Impressionist Mid-20th Century Nude Paintings

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Color Pencil

Abstract Female Nude Woman Interior
Located in Wilton Manors, FL
Joseph Kardonne (1911-1985). Nude Woman, 1945. Gouache on paper, sheet measures 12.5 x 16 inches. Image measures 11.5 x 15 inches. Signed, dated and titled lower left. Unframed. ...
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Abstract Mid-20th Century Nude Paintings

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Paper, Gouache

Female Bather (Nude Women)
Located in Wilton Manors, FL
Ann Brockman (1895–1943) was an American artist who achieved success as a figurative painter following a successful career as an illustrator. Born in California, she spent her childhood in the American Far West and, upon marrying the artist William C. McNulty, relocated to Manhattan at the age of 18 in 1914. She took classes at the Art Students League where her teachers included two realist artists of the Ashcan School, George Luks and John Sloan. Her career as an illustrator began in 1919 with cover art for four issues of a fiction monthly called Live Stories. She continued providing cover art and illustrations for popular magazines and books until 1930 when she transitioned from illustrator to professional artist. From that year until her death in 1943, she took part regularly in group and solo exhibitions, receiving a growing amount of critical recognition and praise. In 1939 she told an interviewer that making money as an illustrator was so easy that it "almost spoiled [her] chances of ever being an artist."[1] In reviewing a solo exhibition of her work in 1939, the artist and critic A.Z Kruse wrote: "She paints and composes with a thorough understanding of form and without the slightest hesitancy about anatomical structure. Add to this a magnificent sense of proportion, and impeccable feeling for color and an unmistakable knowledge of what it takes to balance the elements of good pictorial composition and you have a typical Ann Brockman canvas."[2] Early life and training Brockman was born in Northern California in 1895 and spent much of her youth in nearby Oregon, Washington, and Utah.[1][3] She met the artist William C. McNulty in Seattle where he was employed as an editorial cartoonist. They married in March 1914 and promptly moved to Manhattan where he worked as a freelance illustrator.[4][5] At the time of their marriage, Brockman was 18 years old.[6] Over the next few years, her career generally followed that path that her husband had previously taken. His art training had been at the Art Students League beginning in 1908; she began her training there after moving to New York in 1914.[1] After an early career as an editorial cartoonist, he freelanced as a magazine and book illustrator beginning in 1914; she began her career as a magazine and book illustrator in 1919.[7] He embarked on a teaching career in the early 1930s and not long after, she began giving art instruction.[8][9] While they both adhered to the realist tradition in art, their usual subjects were different. His prominently depicted urban cityscapes in the social realist whereas hers generally focused on rural landscapes. He was best known for his etchings and she for her oils and watercolors.[8][10] Brockman returned to the Art Students League in 1926 to take individual instruction for a month at a time from George Luks and John Sloan.[1] Despite their help, one critic said McNulty's "sympathetic encouragement and guidance" was more important to her development as a professional artist.[11] Career in art In the course of her career as illustrator, Brockman would sometimes paint portraits of celebrities before drawing them, as for example in 1923 when she painted the French actress Andrée Lafayette who had traveled to New York to play title role in a film called Trilby.[12] She would also sometimes accept commissions to make portrait paintings and in 1929 painted two Scottish terriers on one such commission.[13] During this time, she also produced landscapes. In 1924 she displayed a New England village street scene painting in the Second Annual Exhibition of Paintings, Watercolors, and Drawings in the J. Wanamaker Gallery of Modern Decorative Art.[14] Available sources show no further exhibitions until in 1930 a critic for the Boston Globe described one of her portraits as "well done" in a review of a Rockport Art Association exhibition held that summer.[15] Between 1931 and her death in 1943, Brockman participated in over thirty group exhibitions and five solos.[note 1] Her paintings appeared in shows of the artists' associations to which she belonged, including the Rockport Art Association, Salons of America, Society of Independent Artists, and National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors.[17][19]Between 1932 and 1935, her paintings appeared frequently in New York's Macbeth Gallery.[20][23][25][27] She won an award for a painting she showed at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1940.[41] In 1942, the Whitney Museum bought one of the paintings she showed in its Biennial of that year.[10] Critical praise for her work steadily increased during the decade that ended with her untimely death in 1943. In 1932, her painting called "The Camera Man" was called "a clever piece of illustration."[21] Three years later, a painting called "Small Town" gave a critic "the impression of freshness, honesty, and skill".[29] In 1938, a critic described her "Folly Cove" as "masterful" and said "Pigeon Hill Picnic" was "sustained by excellence of execution".[48] At that time, Howard Devree of the New York Times saw "evidence of gathering powers" in her work and wrote "she imparts a dramatic feeling to landscape. She even manages this time to do trees touched by Autumn tints without calendar effect, which is no small praise."[51] Three years later, a Times critic reported Brockman had "set herself a new high" in the watercolors she presented,[52] and another critic said the gallery where she was showing had not "for some time" shown "so outstanding a solo exhibitor as Ann Brockman."[2] Shortly before her death, a critic for Art News maintained that she was "one of America's most talented women painters".[46] After she had died, a critic said Brockman's paintings "displayed real power", adding that she was "highly rated among the nation's professional artists" and was known to give "aid and encouragement, always with a smile," both artists and to her students.[10] in reviewing the memorial exhibition at the Kraushaar Galleries held in 1945, reviewers wrote about the strength and vibrancy of her personality, the quality of her painting ("every bit as good, possibly better than people had thought"),[53] called her "one of the best of our twentieth century women painters", and credited "her sense of the vividness of life" as a contributor to "the unusual breadth that is so characteristic of her work.[11] One noted that her work was "widely recognized throughout the country" and could be found in the collections of prominent museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago.[54] Writing in the Times, Devree wrote, "even those who had followed the steady growth of this artist for more than a decade, each successive show being at once an evidence of new achievement and an augury of still better work to come, may well be surprised at the combined impact of the selected paintings in the present showing,"[55] and writing in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, A.Z Kruse said she had made "extraorginary accomplishments", painted with "inordinate distinction" showing a "lyrical majesty," and possessed "a keen esthetic sense which did not deviate from truth."[54] Artistic style (1) Ann Brockman, undated drawing, black chalk on paper, 18 x 22 inches (2) Ann Brockman, High School Picnic, about 1935, oil on canvas, 34 1/4 x 44 1/4 inches (3) Ann Brockman, untitled landscape, about 1943, watercolor and pencil on paper, 15 1/4 x 22 1/2 inches (4) Ann Brockman, North Coast, undated watercolor, 21 1/2 x 30 inches (5) Ann Brockman, On the Beach, 1942, watercolor on paper, 16 1/2 x 20 inches (6) Ann Brockman, Lot's Wife, 1942, oil on canvas, 46 x 35 inches (7) Ann Brockman, New York Harbor, 1934, watercolor on paper, 13 1/2 x 19 1/4 inches (8) Ann Brockman, Youth, 1942, oil on board, 13 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches Brockman was a figurative painter whose main subjects were rural landscapes and small-town and coastal scenes. She worked in oils and watercolors, becoming better known for the latter late in her career. Most of her paintings were relatively small. Although she made figure pieces infrequently, the nudes and circus and Biblical scenes she painted were seen to be among her best works. In 1938, Howard Devree wrote: "Her gray-day marines and coast scenes are familiar to gallery goers and are favorites with her fellow artists. Her figure pieces have attained a sculptural quality without losing warmth or taking on stiffness. One spirited circus incident of equestriennes about to enter the big tent compares not unfavorably with many of the similar pictures by a long line of painters who have been fascinated by the theme. She imparts a dramatic feeling to landscape. She even manages this time to do trees touched by Autumn tints without calendar effect, which is no small praise."[51] Similarly, a critic for Art Digest wrote that year: "Fluently and virilely painted, [her] canvases suggest a close affinity between nature and humans. The artist takes her subjects out in the open where they may picnic or bathe with space and air about them. A fast tempo is felt in the compositions of restless horses and nimble entertainers busily alert for the coming performance. Miss Brockman is also interested in portraying frightened groups of people, hurrying to safety or standing half-clad in the lowering storm light."[56] Her palette ranged from vivid colors in bright sunlight to somber ones in the overcast skies of stormy weather. Of the former, one critic spoke of the rich colors and "sun-drenched rocks" of her coastal scenes and another of her "summery landscapes of coves and picnics."[11][50] Of the latter, Howard Devree said she "painted so many moody Maine coast vignettes of lowering skies and uneasy seas that artists have been heard to refer to an effect as 'an Ann Brockman day'".[57] Brockman's handling of Biblical subjects can be seen in the oil called "Lot's Wife", shown above, Image No. 6. Her watercolor called "On the Beach" and her oil portrait called "Youth" may both indicate the "sculptural quality" that Devree said was typical of her figure pieces (Image No. 8, above). An example of Brockman's bright palette in a typical summer theme is the oil painting called "High School Picnic" shown above, Image No. 2. Next to it is a painting, an untitled landscape of about 1943 whose medium, watercolor on paper, shows off the sunny palette she often used (Image No. 3). Among the darkest of her works was an untitled 1942 drawing she made in black chalk (shown above, Image No. 1). In a book called Drawings by American Artists (1947), the artist and art editor Norman Kent noted that this study influenced her painting through its use of "forms" that were "elastic" and suggested "color". He said its "massing of dark and light" created "a definite mood" that was "impressionistic" and had "the strength of a man's work".[58] Brockman's undated watercolor called "North Coast" (shown above, Image No. 4) is an example of the paintings to which Kent referred. Illustrator (9) Ann Brockman, cover, March 12, 1917, Every Week magazine (10) Illustration of an article, "The Taking of a Salient" by Henry Russell...
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