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Period: 1930s
Henri-Georges Bréard, Self-Portrait, Oil Painting
Located in Cheltenham, GB
This early to mid-20th-century self-portrait by Henri-Georges Bréard (1873-c.1939) depicts the artist deep in thought. He’s holding a pipe. Henri-Georges Bréard was an accomplished ...
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1930s Portrait Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

Portrait of a Redhead in Profile
Located in Miami, FL
Beautifully rendered in Krolls signature academic style. Unframed - Signed lower right, unframed
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Academic 1930s Portrait Paintings

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Oil, Wood

Boy and Dog
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Oil Painting Signature: Signed Lower Left
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1930s Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Practicing the Speech, Liberty Magazine Cover
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Date: 1939 Medium: Oil on Canvas Dimensions: 33.00" x 27.00" Signature: Signed Lower Right Cover of Liberty Magazine, January 14, 1939
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1930s Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Milton Avery #6"
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Gershon Benjamin (1899-1985) An American Modernist of portraits, landscapes, still lives, and the urban scene, Gershon Benjamin sustained an active career for over seven decades. D...
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Modern 1930s Portrait Paintings

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Pastel

Oil on Canvas "L' Espagnole" by Dietz Edzard, 1935
Located in Berlin, DE
Dietz Edzard ( German/French 1893-1963 ). Oil on canvas, 1935. With the artist's signature stamp at lower left. Framed. Property of the Estate of Dr. Max Stern sold for the benefit o...
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Post-Impressionist 1930s Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Early 20th Century Young Girl With Pink Bow Portrait
Located in Soquel, CA
Beautiful portrait of a young girl by listed aritst artist Helen Mae Enoch Gleiforst (American,1903-1997). Signed "Gleiforst" lower left. Unframed. Image, 20"H x 16"W. Gleiforst wa...
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American Impressionist 1930s Portrait Paintings

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Board, Oil

Portrait of a woman in hunting in front of a vineyard
Located in BELEYMAS, FR
Jean-Marcel POUSSARD (1891-1972) Portrait of a woman in hunting attire in front of a vine H. 80 cm; L. 53 cm Oil on canvas Signed and dated lower right - 1932 Painter of portraits a...
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French School 1930s Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Art Deco Fashion Illustration Ink Drawing by G. Ferro
Located in Atlanta, GA
Original Art Deco fashion drawing, ink, and wash on Vellum paper by French artist G. Ferro. The artwork features a stylish male model with a typical Art Deco overcoat. The piece is s...
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Art Deco 1930s Portrait Paintings

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Paint, Paper, Ink, Watercolor

Cubist Woman Study Black Pencil Drawing by Wouyart
Located in Atlanta, GA
This interesting seated woman pencil study is by French artist Wouyart (20th Century). This unique representation captures the model's expression through trace lines and shadows that...
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Cubist 1930s Portrait Paintings

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Paper, Pencil, Carbon Pencil

French Art Deco Woman Singing Gouache Painting
Located in Atlanta, GA
A lovely gouache on cardboard painting featuring an Art Deco singer with a typical stylish outfit. The composition is very vibrant, using the contrast of black and white elements ag...
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Art Deco 1930s Portrait Paintings

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Gouache, Board, Cardboard

The Hunter, Mid-Century Photo Realist Drypoint Etching Portrait, Limited Edition
By Gilbert Schoenbrod
Located in Soquel, CA
An incredible photo-realist drypoint etching of a Native American man by Gilbert Adam Shoenbrod (American, 1903-1996), 1937. Titled "The Hunter", this hyper detailed portrait depicts...
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Photorealist 1930s Portrait Paintings

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Drypoint

Girl with Cat oil painting by Hans Burkhardt
Located in Hudson, NY
Girl with Cat (1935) Oil on canvas 38" x 26" 42 ½" x 30 ½" x 3 ½" framed Signed and dated "1935 H Burkhardt" lower right. Signed, dated and inscribed verso. About this artist: Hans ...
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Modern 1930s Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Two Young Spanish Girls, Oil on paper
Located in Saint Amans des cots, FR
Oil on paper by Edouard Goerg (1893-1969), France, 1937-1938. Two young Spanish girls. Measurements : with frame: 61.3x51.8 cm - 24.1x20.4 inches, view: 39x28.6 cm - 15.4x11.25 inche...
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Expressionist 1930s Portrait Paintings

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Paper, Oil

Portrait of John Gielgud
Located in East Grinstead, GB
Eric Kennington 1888-1960, was an English artist, sculptor and illustrator, and an official War Artist in both World Wars. This oil on canvas portrait of the actor Sir John Gielgud w...
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1930s Portrait Paintings

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Oil

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 Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

A Young Girl Reading a Book, Pointillist Artist
Located in Stockholm, SE
"A Young Girl Reading a Book" is a captivating portrait by Swedish artist Gustaf Arnolds. Arnolds was a prolific painter whose roots began in Vingåker and later in Ronneby from his teenage years. His educational journey in art took him through prestigious institutions such as Althins målarskola and the Tallbergska grafikskolan in Stockholm, followed by a significant period at the Konstakademien, Stockholm, between 1904 and 1909. His talent and dedication were recognized early on, earning him a scholarship to Paris, a city that would deeply influence his artistic direction. This particular work, likely painted shortly after his return to Sweden, reveals a profound influence from his time in Paris. It portrays a young girl absorbed in reading a book, a simple yet profound subject that Arnolds imbues with a sense of tranquility and introspection. The background hints at a serene landscape, dotted with quaint houses, a nod to the everyday beauty surrounding us. What sets this piece apart is Arnolds’ technique, reminiscent of pointillism but distinguished by longer, more expressive brush strokes that add a vibrant texture and depth to the canvas. This method showcases Arnolds' unique adaptation of the techniques he encountered during his Parisian studies, particularly during his interactions with Nils Dardel...
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Pointillist 1930s Portrait Paintings

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Masonite, Oil

French school circa 1930, Portrait of a young man with blue eyes, oil
Located in Paris, FR
French school circa 1930 Portrait of a young man with blue eyes Oil on cardboard panel 27 x 21.5 cm Bears a signature (illegible) upper right Framed : 34.5 x 29.5 cm
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Modern 1930s Portrait Paintings

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Oil

1935 English oil of a terrier dog portrait, Bonzo
Located in Woodbury, CT
W.Redworth, English portrait of a terrier dog, circa 1935 Wonderful oil on canvas portrait. A very English animal portrait and a very well painted painting, framed in an amazing a...
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Victorian 1930s Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait of Fanny Icart- Original grand oil on canvas
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Louis Icart Portrait de Fanny Icart Excellent Condition Original oil painting on canvas Hand-signed in paint in the lower right by Icart 1935 31 1/2 X 39 inches Framed in an antique ...
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1930s Portrait Paintings

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Canvas

Robin Hood
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Date: 1934 Medium: Oil on Canvas Dimensions: 24.75" x 16" Signature: Initialed Lower Left Cover Illustration for American Boy Magazine, May 1934 Includes copy of magazine
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1930s Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Circus Acrobats - ( Friends with Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo )
Located in Miami, FL
As they take center stage, four acrobats are depicted, forming an architectural structure composed of contorted human bodies. The small gallery of onlookers displays a variety of ex...
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American Realist 1930s Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Charles PICART LE DOUX, The Beautiful Girl, Oil on Canvas, 1939
Located in Saint Amans des cots, FR
Oil on canvas by Charles PICART LE DOUX (1881-1959), France, 1939. The Beautiful Girl. With frame: 85.5x72.5 cm - 33.7x28.5 inches ; without frame: 73x60cm - 28.75x23.6 inches. 20F f...
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Post-Impressionist 1930s Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Antique American School Modernist Young Woman Framed Portrait Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique American modernist portrait oil painting. Oil on canvas. Framed.
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Impressionist 1930s Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Catalan peasant oil on canvas painting spanish
By Luis Graner Y Arrufi
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Oil mesures 36x23 cm. Frameless. Restored.
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Modern 1930s Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Board, Oil

Portrait of Artist's Daughter Julian Orde Poet - British 1930s oil painting
By Cuthbert Orde
Located in London, GB
This beautiful British Art Deco portrait oil painting is by listed artist Cuthbert Orde. Famous for his male portraits of fighter pilots from World War 2, this is a more personal and...
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Art Deco 1930s Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Portrait of a Lady with Pendant - British Art Deco 30's portrait oil painting
Located in London, GB
This gorgeous Art Deco portrait oil painting is by British female artist Elsie March. Elsie was one of 9 siblings, eight of whom became artists. Although Elsie later went on to focus...
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Realist 1930s Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Portrait of a Gentleman - British 30's art Slade School artist oil painting
By Reginald Grenville Eves
Located in London, GB
This superb stately male portrait oil painting is by noted British Slade School artist Reginald Grenville Eves. Painted circa 1939 the portrait is a fine example of Modern British in...
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Realist 1930s Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Portrait of Molly in Red Beret - British thirties Art Deco portrait oil painting
Located in London, GB
This striking Art Deco portrait oil painting is by female artist Jolan Polatschek Williams. Williams was born in Austria but settled in England in the 1920's where she remained. Pain...
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Art Deco 1930s Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Portrait of Barbara
Located in Wilton Manors, FL
Augustus Edwin John (Welsh, 1878-1961). Portrait of Barbara, ca. 1930. oil on canvas, 11 5/8 x 14 5/8 inches. Framed dimension: 16 x 19 inches....
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Realist 1930s Portrait Paintings

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Oil, Linen

Table Setting With Bunch of Flowers
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
COSSON, Jean Louis Marcel (1878 – 1956) The Bunch and The Maid circa 1930 Oil on canvas signed up left Framed by GAULT (Paris) Dimensions canvas : 56 X 46 cm Dimensions frame : 74 X...
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Post-Impressionist 1930s Portrait Paintings

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Oil

David Tägtström, Hegert, Oil Painting
Located in Cheltenham, GB
This early 20th-century oil painting by Swedish artist David Tägtström (1894-1981) depicts a seated woman referred to as ‘Hegert’. Leaning forward as if listening intently to a fami...
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1930s Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Cecily Byrne as Mary Stewart - British art 30's actress portrait oil painting
By George Carr Drinkwater
Located in London, GB
Painted by George Carr Drinkwater, this vibrant oil on canvas depicts the actress of stage and screen Cecily Byrne as Mary Stuart. Painted circa 1930 it is a stunning evocative portrait of an actress who was famous throughout the 1930’s. A fine portrait of a long forgotten film star. Cecily Byrne (1889-1975) was an actress, known for Loyalties, Henry IV and Brown Sugar...
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Realist 1930s Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Portrait of Seated Young Woman - British 30's art Impressionist oil painting
Located in London, GB
This lovely portrait was painted by the noted British Impressionist portrait painter Walter Ernest Webster. It depicts a young woman and was painted circa 1930 in an impressionist pa...
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Impressionist 1930s Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Death of the Young Men 1938 - British art figurative Surrealist oil painting
By Jack Sassoon
Located in London, GB
An oil on canvas painted by Jack Sassoon which was certainly a premonition of what was to come. Entitled Death of the Young Men and dated 1938, it depicts men in gas masks and a woma...
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Surrealist 1930s Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Beautiful 1930's French Signed Oil Portrait Lady Purple Dress Blue & Pink Back
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Portrait of a Lady in Purple Dress against a Pink and Blue Wallpaper background French School, circa 1930's signed lower front corner oil on canvas, unframed canvas: 22 x 18 inches p...
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Impressionist 1930s Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait of Mrs Willis - British 30's art exhibited oil painting female artist
Located in London, GB
This beautiful British exhibited portrait oil painting is by noted female artist Alice Mary Burton. Painted circa 1935, the sitter is noted verso to be Mrs Willis. The painting was e...
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Realist 1930s Portrait Paintings

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Oil

The Pink Bonnet - Scottish art oil pastel portrait painting of artist's wife
Located in London, GB
This gorgeous Scottish 1930's soft focus and sensual pastel oil painting is by noted artist John Bulloch Souter. It was painted in 1931 and the sitter is the artist's beautiful wife...
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Realist 1930s Portrait Paintings

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Oil Pastel

Portrait of Caroline and her Puppets - British 1930s theatrical art oil painting
Located in London, GB
This superb Royal Academy exhibited portrait oil painting is by British artist James Cleaver ARCA. It was painted in 1937 and exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1939 entitled 'Carolin...
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Realist 1930s Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Harvesting Plums - Scottish 1930's Glasgow School art portrait oil painting
Located in London, GB
This superb Scottish Glasgow Girl 1930's portrait oil painting is by noted female artist Jessie M. McGeehan. McGeehan studied at the Glasgow School of art, enrolling at the age of 15 in 1888 and her last recorded attendance was in 1895. While at Glasgow School of Art, Jessie associated with prominent Scottish artists including Margaret Macdonald and Frances MacDonald of the Glasgow Four. She also later studied in Paris. This gorgeous vibrant Scottish School style portrait is just superb. The composition is of a young girl in a blue dress, her sleeves rolled up to her elbows. She has little gold hoops in each ear and a bow in her dark hair. She is gazing at the artist/viewer with dark eyes. She is sat in the foreground with a large wicker basket of purple plums and a couple of heads of garlic clasped on her lap. Above her are branches of a tree, laden with fruit. A line of slender silver tree trunks lead past a bed of orange pumpkins to a whitewashed cottage with a woman standing in the doorway. The sunshine is illuminating the scene and casting strong shadows. The brushwork is bold, the colours vibrant and the dark outlines typical of the Scottish School artists. This is a really charming oil painting by a noted female Scottish artist and one of the best examples of her work. Signed and dated (19)32 upper right. Provenance. Yorkshire estate. Condition. Oil on canvas, 21 inches by 18 inches and in good condition. Frame. Housed in a light ornate frame, 28 inches by 25 inches, in good condition. Jessie Mary McGeehan (1872–1950) was a Scottish artist renowned for her painting and mosaic work, often depicting genre scenes, landscapes and figures. McGeehan was born in Airdrie and her father Patrick was a carriage hirer. An artistic family, Patrick exhibited a painting Royal Scottish Academy in 1879 and the artist Aniza McGeehan (1874–1962) was Jessie's younger sister. Both sisters studied at the Glasgow School of Art, Jessie being enrolled at the age of 15 in 1888 and last recorded as attending in 1895. Their younger sister Mary Catherine (1877–1960), later known as Sister Callista, also attended Glasgow School of Art from the age of nine. Jessie McGeehan also studied in Paris after leaving Glasgow School of Art. McGeehan's work included paintings, pastels, stained glass, mosaics and tapestry designs. She was active from 1892 and exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy from 1895 with the work Sweet Idleness until 1916. From 1897 McGeehan lived and had a studio at 134 Bath Street, Glasgow, which was shared with Aniza until 1899. By 1936 she had moved to 152A Renfrew Street as advertised in the 'Glasgow Observer'. In 1901 McGeehan exhibited the work The Victorian Era at the Royal Academy in London. McGeehan's 1929 oil portrait of her sister Aniza is in the North Lanarkshire Museums collections. This was one of two oil paintings exhibited in the 1929 Walker Art Gallery Autumn Exhibition. Jessie McGeehan created a glass mosaic panel for St Augustine’s Church in Langloan, Coatbridge. She also created a glass mosaic in fourteen panels depicting the Stations of the Cross for St Aloysius...
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Realist 1930s Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Antique American School Surreal Female Portrait Symbolic Rural Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique American modernist surreal oil painting. Oil on canvas. Framed. No signature found.
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Modern 1930s Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Seated Female Nude Portrait - British 1930's portrait oil painting Empire frame
By Harold Knight
Located in London, GB
This superb British nude portrait oil painting is attributed to the circle of Harold Knight. Painted circa 1930, it is a seated study of a nude woman in soft focus, arms raised to on...
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Realist 1930s Portrait Paintings

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Adhesive, Oil

Philip Joubert - British art portrait oil painting senior commander 1930's WWII
Located in London, GB
Painted circa 1930 this Modern British oil portrait of Philip Joubert has superb colouring and detail. Painted by Charles Cundall RA RWS, it came from the artist’s daughter and is fr...
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Realist 1930s Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Pamela Abercromby - British Art Deco 30's portrait oil painting lady in green
Located in London, GB
A large and stunning Art Deco oil on canvas portrait in gallery condition which depicts a lady in a green art deco dress. Painted in 1933 it is a fine evocative thirties portrait pa...
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Art Deco 1930s Portrait Paintings

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Oil

On the Balcony - American Scene Female Artist
By Louise Lue Osborne
Located in Miami, FL
Female artist Louise Lue Osborne paints a classic composition with an interaction of two women and a child soaked in golden late light. The figural gro...
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American Realist 1930s Portrait Paintings

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Synthetic Resin, Fiberboard

'The Seaside Resort of Dieppe' Vintage Oil Painting
Located in London, GB
'The Seaside Resort of Dieppe', oil on board, by Lucien Génin (circa 1930s). Located on the scenic French Alabaster Coast, Dieppe has a long and fascinating history of seafaring, kno...
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1930s Portrait Paintings

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Oil, Board

Vintage American Impressionist Taos School New Mexico Framed Portrait Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique American impressionist portrait oil painting. Oil on canvas. Framed. No signature found.
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Impressionist 1930s Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait of Christine Bonnar the Artist's Wife - British Art Deco Oil Painting
Located in London, GB
This alluring Art Deco portrait oil painting is by former British Newlyn artist John Da Costa. Painted circa 1930 the painting is of Christine Bonnar, the artist's wife. She was the ...
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Art Deco 1930s Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Hunting Lady - British thirties art female portrait oil painting horse riding
By David Murray Urquhart
Located in London, GB
A fine portrait oil painting by noted Scottish artist David Murray Urquhart. Painted circa 1930 the portrait is of a woman in horse riding gear and has wonderful tones and brushwork....
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Art Deco 1930s Portrait Paintings

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Oil

'Portrait of the Nephew of the Artist' by René Seyssaud, French Oil Painting
Located in London, GB
'Portrait of the Nephew of the Artist', oil on canvas, by René Seyssaud (circa 1930s). Known for his use of vivid colours in his landscapes and depictions of workers in their fields,...
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1930s Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait of Two Seated Nude Women - British Modernist 1930's oil painting
Located in London, GB
This lovely British Modernist portrait oil painting is by noted artist Lionel Ellis. The painting comes from a collection of works by the artist, previously owned by his wife. Painte...
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Modern 1930s Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Reclining nude - British Art Deco 30s female portrait oil painting female artist
By Dora Crockett
Located in London, GB
A stunning exhibited 1934 nude female portrait by Dora Crocket (Countess Lewenhaupt). The portrait depicts a nude woman reclining in a sensual pose against a background of red and bl...
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Art Deco 1930s Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Portrait of Elizabeth Exley - British Art Deco 1930's portrait oil painting
Located in London, GB
This lovely British Art Deco portrait oil painting is by noted artist James Robert Granville Exley and provenance is by family descent. The sitter is Elizabeth Exley, possibly his wi...
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Art Deco 1930s Portrait Paintings

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Oil

"Unemployed" WPA American Scene Social Realism Mid 20th Century Modern
Located in New York, NY
"Unemployed" WPA American Scene Social Realism Mid 20th Century Modern William Gropper (1898 - 1977) Unemployed 20 x 16 inches Oil on canvas, 1937 Signed lower right Provenance: E...
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American Realist 1930s Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Self Portrait #4 with Varnish Bottle, 1934
Located in Franklin, MI
An early self portrait of the artist signed lower right---Provenance: purchased directly from the artist in 1989
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Modern 1930s Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Myth III - British 1936 Modern art tempera painting Ida Graves poet family
Located in London, GB
This superb British 1930's modern art tempera painting is by noted interwar artist Blair Hughes-Stanton. Painted in 1936 it is part of the myth se...
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Modern 1930s Portrait Paintings

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Egg Tempera

Interior Portrait of Artist's Aunt - British 1930s Slade School art oil painting
Located in London, GB
This superb British Interior Camden Town School portrait oil painting is by Slade School artist Geoffrey Hamilton Rhoades. Painted in 1932, the sitter is the artist's aunt. The composition is a seated half portrait of Rhoades aunt, sat at a table with bookshelves, paintings and ornaments behind her as she looks at a paper. It is a sympathetic portrait suggesting his fondness for his aunt and an excellent example of a Slade School portrait interior. Signed and dated RHOADES 32 lower right. Provenance. Alfred Stiles and Sons label verso. Also signed on stretcher. Condition. Oil on canvas, 18 inches by 14 inches and in good condition. Frame. Housed in a complementary frame, 25 inches by 21 inches and in good condition. Geoffrey Hamilton Rhoades (1898-1980). Rhoades attended Dulwich College where his education included drawing from classical casts. After Dulwich he spent two years at Clapham Art School under L C Nightingale. He served in the Marines from 1917 to 1919. Rhoades then studied at Slade School between 1919 and 1924 under Tonks. he socialised with fellow artists Albert Houthueson, Percy Horton, Charles Mahoney and James Laver. Rhoades then spent two years at Christopher Turnor's country house painting family portraits, some murals, landscapes and making many drawings. In 1928 Rhoades taught at the Working Man’s College in Crowndale Road, London. In 1929 Geoffrey followed Percy Horton as the art master at Bishop’s Stortford College, remaining in this post for fifteen years. He was a friend and coleague to Walter Strachan. In 1934 Rhoades married Joan Jenner and they lived in London and had a son, Peter who also became an artist. In 1935 the Tate (Britain) bought his “Winter Afternoon, Chalk Farm” landscape. After the onset of the Second World War blitz, they moved house to Stebbing in Essex. They lived near to Great Bardfield where the very prestigious artists’ group including Edward Bawden, Eric Ravilious, Michael Rothenstein and a number of other distinguished artists had collected away from London. Rhoades and his wife were intimate members of this creative community throughout the course of the war. Their final move was to Seven Stars, Cuddington on the Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire border to be nearer to Oxford. Percy Horton was appointed Ruskin Master of Drawing at the Ruskin School, University of Oxford and Joan became his secretary. Horton employed Geoffrey as a tutor at the School and this began a very long relationship with the Ruskin, which was then housed in the Ashmolean Museum, and Oxford for both of them. Joan was a secretary to Percy Horton, then Richard Naish and in 1974 Philip Morsberger...
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Realist 1930s Portrait Paintings

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Oil

"The Artist's Portrait'
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Presenting a magnificent, early original pastel, "The Artist's Portrait", by American artist Robert McIntosh. "The Artist's Portrait", is an original pastel on artist's paper, signed, dated 1937, 13 x 9.75, currently unframed, the portrait was acquired directly from the personal collection of the artist. We have included the artist's biography below please contact the gallery for additional information, Robert McIntosh (1916-2010) Robert McIntosh was born on March 11, 1916 near San Francisco, in Vallejo, California, the second son of Harry and Jesusita Coronado McIntosh. He found his lifelong passion for painting by the time he was ten years old and never swayed from his calling. The family moved to Stockton when Robert was 12. Their home was just six blocks from the newly opened Haggin Museum, filled with a treasure trove of European and American paintings. He became particularly enamored with the fine examples of 19th century French pastoral landscapes. As teens, Robert and his brother Harrison befriended local painter Arthur Haddock who taught them the craft of art and brought them along on outdoor painting trips. Robert also became skilled at drawing portraits that captured the subject's personality. Soon, the sheer joy of expressing himself this way became a consuming interest. ​When not sketching, McIntosh would wander the stacks of books at the public library, discovering and studying the Masters - in particular, Michelangelo, Rembrandt and Whistler. At a Gauguin exhibit at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, Robert discovered a "whole new world of color" and the importance of designing the space in the eternal rectangle. "I envision a frame around everything I see, "he admitted. "The artists' challenge is to put something meaningful, interesting or beautiful in that space." ​In 1934 McIntosh won a competition for a scholarship to the Art Center School of Design, the first award they ever bestowed. The entire family moved to Los Angeles and a new vista opened to the young artist, both visually and culturally. Robert began to take on portrait commissions and had exhibitions at the San Francisco Museum of Art, The Oakland Museum of Art and the Crocker Museum of Art in Sacramento. During the Great Depression, Robert began to work at Disney Studios painting backgrounds for such classics as "Fantasia". Ron Barbagallo, of Animation Art...
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Realist 1930s Portrait Paintings

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Oil Pastel

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