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Photorealist Still-life Paintings

PHOTOREALISM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Style:Photorealist
"Sugar High," Oil Painting
Located in Denver, CO
Patrick Nevins' (US based) "Sugar High" is an original, handmade oil painting that depicts a blue and red gummy worm and cast shadow being carried off for dinner by a blue and yellow...
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2010s Photorealist Still-life Paintings

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Oil, Panel

Pink Ball & Hook (Photorealist Oil Painting of Industrial Equipment on Blue)
Located in Hudson, NY
Vertical photo-realist painting on canvas of pale pink ball with steel colored hook on a bright sky blue background 72 x 36 x 1.5 inches oil on canvas, thin wood stripping signed "Ri...
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1980s Photorealist Still-life Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Calumet Double Lift II, Steel Bridges, Contemporary Photorealist Painting
Located in Chicago, IL
"Calumet Double Lift II" captures the spiderweb of a steel bridge on Chicago's South Side. Roland has always been fascinated by the built environment. Reflecting on what the structu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Green Jacket
By Alberto Magnani
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Alberto Magnani continues the long art historical tradition of the still-life in his photorealistic paintings of men’s suits, colorful ties, pocket squares, piles of denim, and shirt...
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21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Rose of Sharon, super realism, colorful, flowers, food, still life
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Doug Newton’s hyper-real oil paintings observe reality, explore translucency, reflections and luminosity, and dazzle the viewer with all the ways light can transform our perceptions....
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2010s Photorealist Still-life Paintings

Materials

Oil, Canvas

Ken Orton "Select", Photorealistic Bottles Still Life Oil Painting on Canvas
Located in Saratoga Springs, NY
Ken Orton's "Select" is a 36x54 original oil painting on canvas. This painting depicts a still life setting featuring multiple antique bottles. The bottles range in size, color and s...
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2010s Photorealist Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

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

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Canvas, Oil

Oil Painting of Classic 1950's Rolls Royce Bentley in the English Countryside
Located in Preston, GB
Oil Painting of Classic 1950's Rolls Royce Bentley in the English Countryside by British Artist, Glynn Williams. Signed, Oil on Board. Art measures 16 x 12 inches Frame measures 21...
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1980s Photorealist Still-life Paintings

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Oil, Board

Hot and Strong
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Kathleen Keifer is a California-based internationally collected artist. She is a leading force of the New California Realism. Keifer brings a fresh perspective to her hyper realistic...
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21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Still-life Paintings

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Acrylic, Wood Panel

TV Dinner, Fried Chicken
Located in Westport, CT
Represented by George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles -- Artist Statement Nothing But Neon, 2021 I see beauty in old neon signs. I have always been fascinated by the glow inside the h...
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2010s Photorealist Still-life Paintings

Materials

Oil, Panel

Dani Humberstone, Plum, Original Contemporary Still Life Painting, Oil Painting
Located in Deddington, GB
Dani Humberstone Plum Original oil painting, still life, fruit Oil paint on canvas Sheet/Canvas Size: 13 cm x 13 cm x 1 cm Framed Size: 24 cm x 24 cm x 4 cm Sold Framed (Dark texture...
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21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Still-life Paintings

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Oil, Board

Contemporary America Photorealist Painting Snake Butterfly Feathers Fish Insects
Located in Buffalo, NY
Augustina Droze is an artist based in Beijing, China. This painting is from a new series of watercolor paintings begun by the artist during the quarantine. his series of watercolor...
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2010s Photorealist Still-life Paintings

Materials

Paper, Watercolor

'Loquats & Chinese Bowl' Contemporary photorealist still life painting, yellow
Located in Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Contemporary Still Life Painting 'Loquats & Chinese Bowl' by Barbara Vanhove. Inspired by the Dutch Masters. Barbara was born in Watermael-Boisfort in Belgium in 1974. She showed an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Still-life Paintings

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Oil, Panel

Trompe L'oeil Airbrush Painting on Canvas Duck Decoy Fishing Lure James Carter
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Provenance: Madison Gallery (Madison Connecticut) bears their label verso. Hunting and fishing cabin themed artwork in a hyper realist or photo realist style. James Carter (Born 194...
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20th Century Photorealist Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Spilled Candy, bright colors, super realistic, food, reflections
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Many colors of foil wrapped chocolate caramel spilling from a wine glass.
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2010s Photorealist Still-life Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Frosted
Located in Greenwich, CT
Artist Statement: American, b. 1948 What is “sharp focus” drawing? Put very simply, it is a rendering with refined, precise line and tone to create a lifelike representation of the...
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2010s Photorealist Still-life Paintings

Materials

Oil, Panel

"One for Solitude", Oil Painting
Located in Denver, CO
Heather Neill's (US based) "One for Solitude" is an original, handmade oil painting that depicts a wood paneled rustic interior complete with a checkered table cloth and a lone oil l...
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2010s Photorealist Still-life Paintings

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Oil

Three Pairs
Located in Greenwich, CT
Hyper-realist painting of pears in a box
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2010s Photorealist Still-life Paintings

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Oil, Panel

"Rosa Ignea IV (Red Rose)," Oil on Canvas Still Life signed by Maria Colombier
By Maria Esther M. Colombier
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Rosa Ignea IV (Red Rose)" is an original oil painting on canvas by Maria Esther M. Colombier. It depicts a single red rose in a glass vase. The artist used a hyper-realistic style a...
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Early 2000s Photorealist Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Pocket Conference Pear
Located in Deddington, GB
Pocket Conference Pear by Dani Humberstone [2021] original Oil paint on Canvas Image size: H:7 cm x W:5 cm Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:0.5 cm x W:5 cm x D:1cm Frame Size: H:18...
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21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Berries and Cream" Photo-Realist Still Life 3 Fruits in Glass Compote on Blue
Located in Wellesley, MA
"Berries and Cream" 2015 Oil on Wood Panel 20 x 24 x 1 Inches Note: This painting requires framing. Mary Ellen Johnson is one of the foremost American Photo Realist painters work...
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2010s Photorealist Still-life Paintings

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Oil, Wood Panel

"2 Bucks", Oil Painting
Located in Denver, CO
Judith Dickinson's (US based) "2 Bucks" is an original, handmade oil painting that depicts a crumpled two dollar bill on a gray background. About the Artist: Judith considers her l...
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2010s Photorealist Still-life Paintings

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Oil

Still Life No. 7
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Jeanette Pasin Sloan Title: Still Life No. 7 Year: 1979 Medium: Oil on Canvas, signed and dated verso Size: 46 in. x 62 in. (116.84 cm x 157.48 cm)
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1970s Photorealist Still-life Paintings

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Oil

Pink and Black, colorful, super realism
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Oil on canvas, color superrealism Doug Newton’s hyper-real oil paintings observe reality, explore translucency, reflections and luminosity, and dazzle the viewer with all the ways li...
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2010s Photorealist Still-life Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"Rainbow Songs"
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
In our quick paced culture, we are hyper-stimulated with visual media, which has caused our sense of vision to become blind to many things of incredible loveliness and consequence, s...
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2010s Photorealist Still-life Paintings

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Oil

BEYOND THE PALE, still-life, photo-realism, glass mason jars, light on glass
Located in New York, NY
Steve Smulka creates hyperrealistic and photorealistic still life paintings that capture glass bottles in natural light and interprets the illumination in dramatic compositions.
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21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Still-life Paintings

Materials

Linen, Oil

The Dutch Dodo, Tammy Mackay, Limited Edition Animal Print, Contemporary Art
Located in Deddington, GB
Tammy Mackay The Dutch Dodo Limited Edition Animal Print Edition of 40 Sheet Size: H 61.5cm x W 56.5cm x D 0.1cm Sold Unframed Please note that insitu images are purely an indication...
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21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Still-life Paintings

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Paper, C Print

Blue Skies with a Chance of Sprinkles
Located in Greenwich, CT
Joel Carson Jones lives, teaches, and paints in Northeastern Pennsylvania, where he was born in 1975.  With the work-ethic of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area, he embodies a humble app...
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2010s Photorealist Still-life Paintings

Materials

Panel, Oil

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

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Purple Fig, Dani Humberstone, Original Painting, Fruit Art, Affordable Art
Located in Deddington, GB
Purple Fig by Dani Humberstone [2021] original Oil Paint On Canvas Image size: H:12 cm x W:12 cm Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:12 cm x W:12 cm x D:4cm Framed Size: H:28.5 cm x W...
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21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Shadoughbox," Oil Painting
Located in Denver, CO
Gregory Block's (US based) "Shadoughbox" is an original, handmade oil painting that depicts an open pastry box with twelve donuts. Gregory was born in Kansas City, Missouri, in 198...
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2010s Photorealist Still-life Paintings

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Oil

"1948 Chevrolet Fleetmaster Fleetline Sportsman Sedan," Acrylic painting
Located in Denver, CO
Blue 1948 Chevrolet Fleetmaster Fleetline Sportsman Sedan with warm hued background
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2010s Photorealist Still-life Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

The Silver Bowl
By Steven Jones
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Steven Jones, American Title: The Silver Bowl Year: 2001 Medium: Oil on Linen on Panel, signed, titled, and dated verso Size: 42 x 60 inches Frame Size: 43.5 x 62 inches
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Early 2000s Photorealist Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Linen, Oil

Contemporary Still life painting of Wine Glasses & Wine Bottles 'A Glass or Two'
Located in Shrewsbury, Shropshire
'A Glass or Two' by Miguel Angel Nunez is an incredible example of the artist being able to capture the stunning details and light with the up most precision Through Miguel’s prec...
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21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Still-life Paintings

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Oil, Panel

Lemon, Dani Humberstone, Original Oil Painting, Still Life Art, Affordable Art
Located in Deddington, GB
Dani Humberstone Lemon Original oil painting, still life, fruit Oil paint on canvas Sheet/Canvas Size: 15 cm x 15 cm x1 cm Framed Size: 26 cm x 26 cm x 4 cm Sold Framed (Dark texture...
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21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Still-life Paintings

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Oil, Board

Strawberry, Dani Humberstone, Original Fruit Painting, Oil Painting, Classic Art
Located in Deddington, GB
Dani Humberstone Strawberry Original oil painting, still life, fruit Oil paint on canvas Canvas Size: H 10cm x W 10cm x D 1cm Framed Size: H 21cm x W 21cm x D 4cm Sold Framed (Dark t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Still-life Paintings

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Oil, Board

"Mask 1" Oil Painting
Located in Denver, CO
Mia Bergeron's (US based) "Mask 1" is an original, handmade oil painting that depicts a feminine face, with dark hair and an ornate beaded headdress, floating on the cream background...
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2010s Photorealist Still-life Paintings

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Oil

USA A History
Located in Los Angeles, CA
James Zamora's realistic “aisle paintings” are well-known throughout the US. Using different spatial compositions the artist translates common marketplace imagery into a stylized, el...
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21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Still-life Paintings

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Oil, Wood Panel

"Red Tulips" Oil Painting
Located in Denver, CO
Ali Ghassan's "Red Tulips" is an original, handmade oil painting that depicts two red Tulips blooming within a white vase with a blue background. About the Artist: Born in Babel, I...
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2010s Photorealist Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Egg Aisle No. 11
Located in Los Angeles, CA
James Zamora's realistic “aisle paintings” are well-known throughout the US. Using different spatial compositions the artist translates common marketplace imagery into a stylized, el...
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21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Still-life Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

TV Dinner - Ham
Located in Westport, CT
Represented by George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles -- Artist Statement Nothing But Neon, 2021 I see beauty in old neon signs. I have always been fascinated by the glow inside the h...
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2010s Photorealist Still-life Paintings

Materials

Oil, Panel

"Grapefruit" (hyper-realism - even the tape and backing are painted!)
Located in New Orleans, LA
As a painter myself, I have never understood how hyper-realist painters have the patience and skill to do what they do. At any rate, here's one of the best, a classic "trompe l'oeuil...
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2010s Photorealist Still-life Paintings

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Oil

The Fruits of Autumn
Located in New Orleans, LA
Rich, lush, super-detailed. Imported from a super-talented Russian painter I have gotten things from before. Oil on canvas, ready for framing. Proudly presented by Guy Lyman Fine Ar...
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2010s Photorealist Still-life Paintings

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Oil

14th St. & 7th Ave (Photo-Realist Oil Painting of Classic NYC Red Building)
Located in Hudson, NY
Photo-realist oil painting of a classic sienna red colored stone building exterior in New York City Oil on linen mounted on panel in a handmade walnut frame 10 x 9 x 2 inches framed...
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2010s Photorealist Still-life Paintings

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Linen, Oil, Wood Panel

Strawberry Tartlet
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stuart Dunkel has spent decades refining his hyper-realistic style. He paints realistic imagery based on real world inspirations. His paintings show that the everyday object can be f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Nocturne I: White Peacock, Black Cockatoo
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Ian Hornak (1944-2002) Title: Nocturne I: White Peacock, Black Cockatoo Year: 1990 Medium: Acrylic on Panel, with Artist Painted Frame Size: 58 x 48 inches Condition: Excelle...
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1990s Photorealist Still-life Paintings

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Acrylic

'Raspberries in a Bowl' Contemporary Still Life painting, dutch masters inspired
Located in Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Contemporary Still Life Painting 'Raspberries in a Bowl' by Barbara Vanhove. Inspired by the Dutch Masters. Tablecloth, Chinese bowl and red fruit. Barbara was born in Watermael-Bo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Still-life Paintings

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Oil, Panel

Vanitas 20.05.21, hyper realist acrylic painting on canvas wine themed
Located in Ketchum, ID
This wine themed "Vanitas" painting by Paul Béliveau demonstrates his strong sense of composition and color. Paul Béliveau’s precisely rendered hyper realistic paintings bring toget...
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2010s Photorealist Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

A Fete For Spring
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
A Fete For Spring, oil on linen, 22 x 28 inches (Framed size: 28 x 34 inches), $4,500 Simone Simonian studied under the enigmatic and formidable Alvin Gittins at the prime of his ca...
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2010s Photorealist Still-life Paintings

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Linen, Oil

Pineapple Gold
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Kathleen Keifer's original artworks represent one of the most significant expressions of New California Realism. Keifer brings a fresh perspective to her colorful scenes of everyday ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Still-life Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

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

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Canvas, Acrylic

Diptych Hand Painting
Located in Washington, DC
Exceptional pair of paintings by Washington DC artist Manon Cleary (1942-1911). Paintings are oil on canvas. Dated 1980 and signed in the front lower right corner and on reverse. Ma...
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1980s Photorealist Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Contemporary America Photorealist Painting Snake Butterfly Birds Fish Insects
Located in Buffalo, NY
Augustina Droze is an artist based in Beijing, China. This painting is from a new series of watercolor paintings begun by the artist during the quarantine. his series of watercolor...
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2010s Photorealist Still-life Paintings

Materials

Paper, Watercolor

Very Baroque Flowerpiece with Red Birds of Paradise and Shining Parrot
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Ian Hornak (1944-2002) Title: Very Baroque Flowerpiece with Red Birds of Paradise and Shining Parrot Year: 1989 Medium: Acrylic on Panel, with Artist Painted Frame Size: 58.5...
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1980s Photorealist Still-life Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Johnny Rockets Huge -- Original Oil Painting -- Please watch attached video
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Please view accompanying video. One cannot appreciate this painting on a computer screen; in real life, it is absolutely amazing. Because you cannot appreciate it on a computer scr...
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2010s Photorealist Still-life Paintings

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Oil

"Forbidden Fruit" Oil Painting
Located in Denver, CO
Gregory Block's (US based) "Forbidden Fruit" is an original, handmade oil painting that depicts an open pastry box with twelve donuts. Gregory was born in Kansas City, Missouri, in...
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2010s Photorealist Still-life Paintings

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Oil

Rainbow Rose (flower painting floral rose oil realist vibrant petals canvas)
Located in Quebec, Quebec
For special requests and commission inquiries, please message the gallery via 1stdibs messaging platform here. #flowerpainting #floralpainting #rosepainting About artist: Born in ...
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2010s Photorealist Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Ken Orton "Three Sisters", Mason Jar Still Life Photorealist Oil Painting
Located in Saratoga Springs, NY
Ken Orton's "Three Sisters" is a 36x54 original oil painting on canvas. This painting depicts a still life setting featuring three Altas mason jars bottles. The jars are sitting on a...
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2010s Photorealist Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil