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Pocket Crimson strawberry, Baroque Still Life Painting, Small Art, Fruit Art
Located in Deddington, GB
Pocket Crimson Strawberry is an original oil painting by Dani Humberstone as part of her Pocket Painting series featuring small scale realistic oil paintings, with a nod to baroque s...
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2010s Realist Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Spring Collection: Pocket Yellow Primrose [2024], Baroque Still Life, flower
Located in Deddington, GB
Spring Collection: Pocket Yellow Primrose is an original oil painting by Dani Humberstone as part of her Pocket Painting series featuring small scale realistic oil paintings, with a ...
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2010s Realist Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

French School - Still Life Figs Starwars - Impressionist Pop
Located in Sempach, LU
Still life painting - Figs Bowl Starwars Structural analysis: Drippings creates movement. Technique: oil, acrylic, and ink on cardboard canvas 40 x 40cm (15.75x15.75 inch) 》》R E...
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21st Century and Contemporary Impressionist Still-life Paintings

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Ink, Oil, Acrylic

Fine Victorian Oil Painting Plums Raspberries & Quince Still Life
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Still Life of Fruit including plums, raspberries and what we believe to show a Quince fruit. by Oliver Clare (British 1853-1927) signed lower right oil painting on canvas: 8 x 10 in...
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19th Century Victorian Still-life Paintings

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Oil

"Bouquet de fleurs" Pastello cm. 36 x 45 1910 ca
Located in Torino, IT
Eccezionale Pastello Liberty , colori luminosi, bellissima cornice decò Lucien Victor GUIRAND DE SCÉVOLA (Sète, 1871 – Parigi, 1950) È allievo ...
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1910s Jugendstil Still-life Paintings

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Paper, Crayon

"Eggs in a Wooden Bowl" - Still Life - American Realist Painting - Sargent
Located in Atlanta, GA
"Eggs in a Wooden Bowl" is a still life painting featuring hues of brown, blue, and yellow. Sarah Lamb is inspired by the work of John Singer Sargent, Wayne Thiebaud and Emil Carlsen. This piece is framed in a black and gold frame measuring 34.75 by 56 inches. Sarah Lamb is a talented and dynamic realist painter. With classical skill—and through transparency, depth and texture—she captures the minute details of everyday objects in her dramatic still lifes and luscious landscapes. She makes us love the familiar and see beauty in the mundane. Born in Petersburg, VA, with a passion for art and an appreciation for the past, Sarah spent a semester at the Studio Art Center International in Florence, Italy before graduating from Brenau Women’s College with a BS degree in Studio Art in 1993. Following a summer workshop in Santa Fe, NM with renowned classical painter Jacob Collins, she spent two years painting at The Ecole Albert Defois in the Loire Valley with classical realist artist Ted Seth Jacobs. In 1997 she moved to New York and spent the next 6 years studying and painting under Jacob Collins at the Water Street Atelier. She has been featured in magazines such as American Artists, American Art Collector and Southwest Art as one of America’s most talented young painters. British-born art critic, John A. Parks, wrote that "Sarah Lamb brings to her work a robustly sensual grasp of the world. Her keenness of eye and joyful brush make the whole enterprise feel freshly alive as she reminds us what the really wonderful things in life are." Sarah, her husband, artist, David Larned...
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2010s American Realist Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Gary E. Hinte (1954-) Impressionist Oil On Canvas "Flower In White Vase"
Located in New York, NY
Title: Flower In White Vase Medium: Oil On Canvas Painting Size: 35"" x 29"" Frame Size: 38.5"" x 33"" Condition: This artwork is in good overall condition for its age. Signature: S...
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1960s Impressionist Still-life Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

Still life of women's shoes oil on paper painting
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Signed lower right Frame size 75x55 cm. Contemporary Barcelona painter. She began to present her work on the occasion of the Women's Salons held in her city in 1949 and 1950 (Casa d...
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1980s Post-Impressionist Still-life Paintings

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Oil, Paper

Untitled #8
Located in Dallas, TX
David Pryor Adickes born January 1927, Huntsville, Texas) is a modernist sculptor and painter. His most famous work is the 67-foot tall A Tribute ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Acrylic, Plaster

lecture en bleu , abstract, colored, oil on canvas, expressionism, geometric
Located in LANGRUNE-SUR-MER, FR
lecture en bleu is a work of striking depth that captures the essence of intellectual exploration. This oil painting on linen canvas, transports the viewer into a world of introspec...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Geometric Still-life Paintings

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Oil

Clementines by Colleen Leach, Contemporary Framed Floral painting on paper
Located in Atlanta, GA
The size includes the frame. Colleen Leach is a self taught artist. She believes that art evokes the human spirit. Heavily influenced by music, Colleen's work explores the relation...
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2010s Abstract Still-life Paintings

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Paper, Mixed Media, Oil

All Saints
Located in Wenham, MA
This is an original oil painting on a linen panel. Mums, the traditional flower of All Saints Day in France, are pictured in a reflective silver cup. A jewel-like deep green-blue bac...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Realist Still-life Paintings

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Panel, Oil

The Nightstand
Located in Wenham, MA
This piece is an original oil painting on panel. it is framed in a gold panel-style frame with decorative corners. The overall dimensions of the piece as framed are approximately 15x...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Realist Still-life Paintings

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Oil, Panel

Innocence
Located in Wenham, MA
This piece is an original oil painting on panel. GC Williams has a degree in art history which gave her an understanding of, and appreciation for, not only the art of the past, but...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Realist Still-life Paintings

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Panel, Oil

Flowers, Beautiful Still Life
Located in Grand Rapids, MI
Camilla Gobl-Wahl (Austrian, 1871 - 1965) Signed: C. Gobl (Lower, Right) Flowers, circa 1930s Oil on Canvas 24" x 36" Housed in a 3 1/2" Period Ornamented Frame in Gold Leaf Ov...
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Early 20th Century Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Antique Still Life of shoes, shoes painting, impressionist shoes, boots painting
By Jacques Bergmans
Located in AIGNAN, FR
Delightful and quite unusual post impressionist vintage oil painting of children's shoes by Belgium artist, Jacques Bermans, signed in the top right and dated 1916. This post-impres...
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1910s Still-life Paintings

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Oil

Victor Abeloos, 1881 – 1965, Belgian Painter 'Bouquet of Flowers in a Green Vas'
By Victor Abeloos
Located in Bruges, BE
Victor Abeloos Brussels 1881 – 1965 Belgian Painter 'Bouquet of Flowers in a Green Vase' Signature: Signed lower right Medium: Oil on canvas Dimensions: Image size 81 x 66 cm, frame...
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Early 20th Century Impressionist Still-life Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

Oswald Poreau, Brussels 1877 - 1955 Waterloo, Belgian Painter, ‘Anemones’
Located in Bruges, BE
Poreau Oswald Brussels 1877 – 1955 Waterloo Belgian Painter 'Anemones' Signature: Signed top right, dated 1946; on revers signed, named and dated Medium: Oil on canvas laid down on...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil, Panel

Pair of Large Floral Still Lifes in the Old Master Style
Located in London, GB
Pair of large floral still lifes in the Old Master style Continental, Early 20th Century Canvas: Height 120cm, width 90cm Frame: Height 141cm, width 111cm, depth 6cm This pair of b...
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Early 20th Century Old Masters Still-life Paintings

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Oil, Wood, Canvas

'StillLlife of Wild Flowers' by Jules Félix Ragot, 1835 – 1912, French Painter
By Jules Félix Ragot
Located in Bruges, BE
Ragot Jules Félix Paris 1835 – 1912 Brussels French Painter 'StillLlife of Wild Flowers' Signature: Signed lower right Medium: Oil on canvas Dimensions: Image size 50 x 40 cm, frame...
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19th Century Impressionist Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Antique oil on canvas painting depicting Still Life signed "Raffaele Pucci."
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
Naturalness and directness, concrete truth and tangible observation are the components of creative activity that spring vividly and immediately from observing Raffaele Pucci's canvas...
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20th Century Still-life Paintings

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Canvas

Still life oil painting, Roses Oil painting, Red roses oil painting
Located in AIGNAN, FR
Exceptional post impressionist roses still life oil painting by re-known artist, Edward Molyneux (1891-1974) signed in the lower right, 'Molyneux'. Edward was a well known, high soc...
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1950s Modern Still-life Paintings

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Oil

Set of 3 Mid-Century Modern Still Life Framed Oil Paintings - Apples & Stripes
Located in Bristol, GB
APPLES & STRIPES (Set of 3) Oil on Canvas Sizes: Top 21.5×29.5cm (including frame) Middle 18.5×26.5cm (including frame) Bottom 18×32.5cm (including frame) A wonderful trio of moder...
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1960s Modern Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Blossoming Happens In The Night Too - Expressive Oil Painting With Flowers
Located in Salzburg, AT
Bartosz Kolata was born in Torun, Poland in 1979. In 2006 he graduated in Art Conservation and Restoration from Nicolas Copernicus University UMK, securing a Master of Art degree. He...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Violin" Abstract Oil Painting 20" x 24" inch by Ashraf Zamzami
Located in Culver City, CA
"Violin" Abstract Oil Painting 20" x 24" inch by Ashraf Zamzami ABOUT A characteristically bold and optimistic palette does not belie the inescapably pensive nature and at times, i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Jimmy Whispers" Abstract Painting 24" x 18" inch by Isaac Pelayo
Located in Culver City, CA
"Jimmy Whispers" Abstract Painting 24" x 18" inch by Isaac Pelayo Medium: Oil, oil stick, and aerosol on wood ABOUT THE ARTIST: Isaac Pelayo is a head on crash collision betwee...
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21st Century and Contemporary Baroque Still-life Paintings

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Wood, Oil, Spray Paint, Oil Crayon

Doll with Pals, childhood toys, realistic oil painting
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Realist artist Doug Newton says, Inspired by a doll and stuffed animals from my grown daughter's childhood. I enjoy painting the textures and patterns of the stuffed animals and the ...
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2010s Realist Still-life Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

Memento mori, memento vive: Garland with Heron and skull.
Located in Firenze, IT
Memento mori, memento vive: Garland with Heron and skull. Technique: tempera on canvas. Signed below: G. Borgogelli-Ottaviani, probably refers to the Italian aristocratic family, wi...
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Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Still-life Paintings

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Tempera, Canvas

A White Rose Realism Oil on Canvas Gallery Wrapped Floral 20" x 20"
Located in Houston, TX
White Rose by Susan Meeks was just painted in 2024 as part of her floral collection. White Roses is gallery wrapped so there is no need for a frame. White roses symbolize loyalty, ...
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2010s American Realist Still-life Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

"Floral Still Life Arrangement" Frederick Jessup, Butterflies, Wine Bottle
Located in New York, NY
Frederick Arthur Jessup Still Life Arrangement Signed lower left Oil on canvas 18 1/2 x 22 inches Provenance: Findlay Galleries, New York Private Collection, New York
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Mid-20th Century Modern Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Antique oil on canvas painting depicting Still Life signed "Raffaele Pucci"
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
Naturalness and directness, concrete truth and tangible observation are the components of creative activity that spring vividly and immediately from observing Raffaele Pucci's canvas...
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20th Century Still-life Paintings

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Canvas

"Flowers" Mary Abbott, Colorful Floral Still Life, Female Abstract Expressionism
Located in New York, NY
Mary Abbott Flowers, circa 1950 Signed lower left Pastel on paper 30 x 22 1/4 inches Provenance: Aaron Galleries, Glenview, Illinois Among the early exponents of Abstract Expressio...
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1950s Abstract Still-life Paintings

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Paper, Pastel

Dipinto antico olio su tela raffigurante Natura Morta firmata "Raffaele Pucci".
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
La naturalezza e la schiettezza, la verità concreta e l’osservazione tangibile sono le componenti dell’attività creativa che scaturiscono vivide ed immediate osservando le tele di Ra...
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20th Century Still-life Paintings

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Canvas

"Moon over the Harbor" contemporary Impressionist oil painting at night
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
"Moon Over the Harbor" is an oil painting showing a vast seascape at night. The foreground is cloaked in shadow, appearing as a black mass wrapping around the shore. A duo of treetop...
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21st Century and Contemporary Impressionist Still-life Paintings

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Linen, Oil

Highlight, 24"x30", Chandelier Painting, Impressionistic, Grey Beige White
Located in Mississauga, Ontario
This is an impressionistic style chandelier painting combining delicate detail with intuitive abstract brush work. Tonal layers build up a textured surface evoking visual movement, a...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

Still Life
Located in Chicago, IL
A large and wonderful Modernist still life of a cast iron pot, squash and ladle by artist Flora Schofield. Framed to 24" x 26". A painter, print maker and sculptor, Flora Schofield...
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1940s American Modern Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Still Life
Located in Chicago, IL
A diminutive and charming painting of a porcelain pitcher by French/American Artist Andre Delfau. The painting is framed to 11 3/4" x 13 1/2". Born in Paris, France in 1914, Andre ...
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1940s Modern Still-life Paintings

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Panel, Oil

"Mums" William S. Schwartz, Yellow Flowers, Cubist, Modern Still Life
Located in New York, NY
William S. Schwartz Still Life with Yellow Mums, circa 1950 Signed lower right Oil on canvas 20 x 16 inches Provenance: Private Collection, Massachusetts William Schwartz was born ...
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Mid-20th Century Cubist Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Knight Horrors" Aaron Bohrod, Realism, Surrealism, Dream, Nightmare Monsters
Located in New York, NY
Aaron Bohrod Knight Horrors, 1985 Signed lower left Oil on gesso panel 12 x 16 inches Aaron Bohrod's work has not been limited to one style or medium. Initially recognized as a regionalist painter of American scenes, particularly of his native Chicago, Bohrod later devoted himself to detailed still-life paintings rendered in the trompe l'oeil style. He also worked for several years in ceramics and wrote a book on pottery. Born in 1907, Bohrod began his studies at Chicago's Crane Junior College in 1925, and two years later enrolled in the Art Institute of Chicago. But it was at the Art Students League in New York City, from 1930 to 1932, that he studied under the man believed to be his most significant early influence, John Sloan. Sloan's romantic realism is reflected in the many depictions of Chicago life...
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1980s Realist Still-life Paintings

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Oil, Board

"Gallimaufry" Aaron Bohrod, Realism, Surrealism, Charlie Brown, Buddha, Gnome
Located in New York, NY
Aaron Bohrod Gallimaufry, 1989 Signed on the right Oil on gesso panel 14 x 11 inches Aaron Bohrod's work has not been limited to one style or medium. Initially recognized as a regio...
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1980s Realist Still-life Paintings

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Board, Oil

Pocket Blush Pear [2024], Baroque Still Life Painting, Small art, Fruit art
Located in Deddington, GB
Pocket Blush Pear is an original oil painting by Dani Humberstone as part of her Pocket Painting series featuring small scale realistic oil paintings, with a nod to baroque still lif...
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2010s Realist Still-life Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

Nest Neuron IV: one-of-a-kind monoprint of abstract bird nest in blue, yellow
Located in Bryn Mawr, PA
This is a one-of-a-kind monoprint on archival paper from Deirdre Murphy's "Nest Alchemy" series, which explores the connection between neuron dendritic structures and songbird cup ne...
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2010s Abstract Still-life Paintings

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Ink, Archival Paper, Monoprint

Bouquet of wild flowers
Located in Genève, GE
Work on canvas Golden wooden frame 60 x 48 x 3.5 cm
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Late 20th Century Still-life Paintings

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Oil

'Oranges and Apples', Oil on Canvas Still Life Painting
Located in London, GB
'Oranges and Apples', oil on canvas, still life by Guillaume Dulac (circa 1920s). A magnificent study of fruit and light painted with a deft touch and a delicate brushstroke. The evi...
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1920s Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Pocket Pink Rose, Baroque Still Life, flower, floral, rose
Located in Deddington, GB
Pocket Pink Rose is an original oil painting by Dani Humberstone as part of her Pocket Painting series featuring small scale realistic oil paintings, with a nod to baroque still life...
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2010s Realist Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Flowers in a Vase - French Post Impressionist Still Life Oil on Board Painting
Located in Sevenoaks, GB
A beautiful early 20th century French post-impressionist oil on thick cardboard still life depicting flowers in a vase. Excellent quality work, signed lower right and presented in th...
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Early 20th Century Post-Impressionist Still-life Paintings

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Oil, Board

Après-midi, Chromatic Collision Series, Abstract Geometric Line Painting
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Robert Petrick's "Après-midi" is a fusion of meticulous geometry and bold abstract expression. The second from the artist's Chromatic Collisions series...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Geometric Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Broom Street Remembered
Located in Boston, MA
Artist: Slonem, Hunt Title: Broom Street Remembered Date: 2023 Medium: Oil on Panel Unframed Dimensions: 10" x 8" Framed Dimensions: 15.5" x 13.5" Signature: Signed Verso Editi...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Oil

"Paper and Rope", Framed Oil Painting by Lourdes Leon, 2002
By Lourdes Leon
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Lourdes Leon, Mexican Title: Paper and Rope Year: 2002 Medium: Oil on Canvas, signed and dated l.r. Size: 28.5 x 29 inches Frame Size: 35.5 x 36.5 inches
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Early 2000s Photorealist Still-life Paintings

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Oil

"Los Huevos" (FRAMED) Painting 21" x 20.5" inch by Antonio Pelayo
Located in Culver City, CA
"Los Huevos" (FRAMED) Painting 21" x 20.5" inch by Antonio Pelayo Medium: Pencil on Paper. Acrylic Ink & Paint on Animation Acetate Image size: 15" x...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Ink, Acrylic

Fruit Cup unframed oil pastel study
Located in Loveland, CO
Fruit Cup by Roy Wilce Oil Pastel Monoprint on Paper, signed lower right image 2x3", paper size is 10"x10", unframed, ships flat Colorful little contemporary still life of mixed fr...
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1990s Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Oil Pastel, Archival Paper

Balconies of the sky III by Joachim van der Vlugt - Semi-abstract painting
Located in Paris, FR
Balconies of the sky III is a unique oil on canvas painting by contemporary artist Joachim van der Vlugt, dimensions are 100 × 130 cm (39.4 × 51.2 in). The artwork is signed, sold un...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

French Impressionist Oil Interior Painting Calla White Lillies On Wooden Bench
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
by Louise Alix (French, 1888-1980) *see notes below provenance stamp to the back oil painting on canvas, unframed measures: 22 high by 15 inches wide condition: overall very good a...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Still-life Paintings

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Oil

Simka Simkhovitch WPA W/C Painting Gouache American Modernist Bouquet of Flowers
Located in Surfside, FL
Simka Simkhovitch (Russian/American 1893 - 1949) This came with a small grouping from the artist's family, some were hand signed some were not. These were studies for larger paintings. This is a miniature watercolor and gouache vibrant, colorful bouquet of flowers in a vase. Simka Simkhovitch (Симха Файбусович Симхович) (aka Simka Faibusovich Simkhovich) (Novozybkov, Russia May 21, 1885 O.S./June 2, 1885 N.S.—Greenwich, Connecticut February 25, 1949) was a Ukrainian-Russian Jewish artist and immigrant to the United States. He painted theater scenery in his early career and then had several showings in galleries in New York City. Winning Works Progress Administration (WPA) commissions in the 1930s, he completed murals for the post offices in Jackson, Mississippi and Beaufort, North Carolina. His works are in the permanent collections of the Dallas Museum of Art, the National Museum of American Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Born outside Kyiv (Petrograd Ukraine) into a Jewish family who owned a small department store. During a severe case of measles when he was seven, Simcha Simchovitch sketched the views outside his window and decided to become an artist, over his father's objections. Beginning in 1905, he studied at the Grekov Odessa Art School and upon completion of his studies in 1911 received a recommendation to be admitted to the Imperial Academy of Arts. Though he enrolled to begin classes in architecture, painting, and sculpture at the Imperial Academy, he was dropped from the school roster in December because of the quota on the number of Jewish students and drafted into the army. Simchovitch served as a private in the 175th Infantry Regiment Baturyn [ru] until his demobilization in 1912. Re-enrolling in the Imperial Academy, he audited classes. Simka Simkhovitch exhibited paintings and sculptures in 1918 as part of an exhibition of Jewish artists and in 1919 placed 1st in the competition "The Great Russian Revolution" with a painting called "Russian Revolution" which was hung in the State Museum of Revolution. In 1922, Simkha Simkhovitch exhibited at the International Book Fair in Florence (Italian: Fiera Internazionale del Libro di Firenze). In 1924, Simkhovitch came to the United States to make illustrations for Soviet textbooks and decided to immigrate instead. Initially he supported himself by doing commercial art and a few portrait commissions. In 1927, he was hired to paint a screen for a scene in the play "The Command to Love" by Fritz Gottwald and Rudolph Lothar which was playing at the Longacre Theatre on Broadway. Art dealers began clamoring for the screen and Simkhovitch began a career as a screen painter for the theater. Catching the attention of the screenwriter, Ernest Pascal, he worked as an illustrator for Pascal, who then introduced him to gallery owner, Marie Sterner. Simkhovitch's works appeared at the Marie Sterner Gallery beginning with a 1927 exhibit and were repeated the following year. Simkhovitch had an exhibit in 1929 at Sterner's on circus paintings. In 1931, he held a showing of works at the Helen Hackett Gallery, in New York City and later that same year he was one of the featured artists of a special exhibit in San Francisco at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor in Lincoln Park. The exhibit was coordinated by Marie Sterner and included four watercolors, including one titled "Nudes". He is of the generation of Russian Soviet artists such as Isaac Pailes, Serge Charchoune, Marc Chagall, Chana Orloff, Isaac Ilyich Levitan, and Ossip Zadkine. In 1936, Simkhovitch was selected to complete the mural for the WPA Post office project in Jackson, Mississippi. The mural was hung in the post office and courthouse in 1938 depicted a plantation theme. Painted on the wall behind the judge’s bench, “Pursuits of Life in Mississippi”, a depiction of black workers engaged in manual labor amid scenes of white professionals and socialites, was eventually covered over in later years during renovations due to its stereotypical African American imagery. Simka painted what he thought was typical of Jackson. His impression of pre-civil rights Mississippi was evidently Greek Revival column houses, weeping willow trees, working class families, and the oppression of African Americans. He painted African American men picking cotton, while a white man took account of the harvest and a white judge advised a white family, calling it Pursuits of Life in Mississippi. Though clearly endorsed by the government and initially generally well-received, the mural soon raised concerns with locals as the climate toward racial segregation began to change. The main concern was whether depictions that show African Americans in subjugated societal roles should be featured in a courtroom. The following year, his painting "Holiday" won praise at an exhibition in Lincoln, Nebraska. In 1940, Simkhovitch's second WPA post office project was completed when four murals, "The Cape Lookout Lighthouse and the Orville W. Mail Boat", "The Wreck of the Crissie Wright", "Sand Ponies" and "Canada Geese" were installed in Beaufort, North Carolina. The works were commissioned in 1938 and did not generate the controversy that the Jackson mural had. The main mural is "The Wreck of the Crissie Wright" and depicts a shipwreck which had occurred in Beaufort in 1866. "The Cape Lookout Lighthouse and the Orville W. Mail Boat" depicted the lighthouse built in 1859 and the mail boat that was running mail during the time which Simkhovitch was there. The boat ran mail for the area until 1957. "Sand Ponies" shows the wild horses common to the North Carolina barrier islands and "Canada Geese" showed the importance of hunting and fishing in the area. All four murals were restored in the 1990s by Elisabeth Speight, daughter of two other WPA muralists, Francis Speight...
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1930s American Modern Still-life Paintings

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Gouache, Board, Watercolor

"Jasmine vase " Oil cm. 72 x 85 1985
Located in Torino, IT
Green,white,Jasmine ,Russian post Impressionism GLEB SAVINOV (Charkev, 1915 – St. Petersburg, 2000) Works by Gleb Savinov can be found in various private collections in Europe, Ja...
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1990s Impressionist Still-life Paintings

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Oil

Vintage Flowers II
Located in London, GB
Fujiko’s work amalgamates a contrast of the contemporary with traditional scenes, juxtaposing Indian black ink on a variety of warm textured papers, whilst forming a modern emotive f...
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2010s Naturalistic Still-life Paintings

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Acrylic, India Ink, Paper

Axel Nilsson (1889-1980) - Framed Mid 20th Century Oil, Still Life with Blue Jug
Located in Corsham, GB
A striking mid-century oil in bold expressionist colours, depicting a still life of lemons with a blue ceramic jug. The artist has signed and dated (1964) the composition to the lowe...
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20th Century Still-life Paintings

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Oil

"Sueńos Chicos" (FRAMED) Painting 21" x 20.5" inch by Antonio Pelayo
Located in Culver City, CA
"Sueńos Chicos" (FRAMED) Painting 21" x 20.5" inch by Antonio Pelayo Medium: Pencil on Paper. Acrylic Ink & Paint on Animation Acetate Image size: 15...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Ink, Acrylic

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Still-life paintings work as part of the decor in nearly every type of space.

Still-life art, which includes work produced in media such as painting, photography, video and more, is a popular genre in Western art. However, the depiction of still life in color goes back to Ancient Egypt, where paintings on the interior walls of tombs portrayed the objects — such as food — that a person would take into the afterlife. Ancient Greek and Roman mosaics and pottery also often depicted food. Indeed, still-life paintings frequently feature food, flowers or man-made objects. By definition, still-life art represents anything that is considered inanimate.

During the Middle Ages, the still life genre was adapted by artists who illustrated religious manuscripts. A common theme of these paintings is the reminder that life is fleeting. This is especially true of vanitas, a kind of still life with roots in the Netherlands during the 17th century, which was built on themes such as death and decay and featured skulls and objects such as rotten fruit. In northern Europe during the 1600s, painters consulted botanical texts to accurately depict the flowers and plants that were the subject of their work.

Leonardo da Vinci’s penchant for observing phenomena in nature and filling notebooks with drawings and notes helped him improve as an artist of still-life paintings. Vincent van Gogh, an artist who made a couple of the most expensive paintings ever sold, carried out rich experiments with color over the course of painting hundreds of still lifes, and we can argue that Campbell’s Soup Cans (1961–62) by Andy Warhol counts as still-life art.

While early examples were primarily figurative, you can find still lifes that belong to different schools and styles of painting, such as Cubism, Impressionism and contemporary art.

As part of the wall decor in your living room, dining room or elsewhere, a still-life painting can look sophisticated alongside your well-curated decorative objects and can help set the mood in a space.

When shopping for a still-life painting, think about how it makes you feel and how the artist chose to represent its subject. When buying any art for your home, choose pieces that you connect with. If you’re shopping online, read the description of the work to learn about the artist and check the price and shipping information. Make sure that the works you choose complement or relate to your overall theme and furniture style. Artwork can either fit into your room’s color scheme or serve as an accent piece. Introduce new textures to a space by choosing an oil still-life painting.

On 1stDibs, find a collection of still-life paintings in a wide range of styles and subject matter.

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