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Circus with Clown
By Hugó Scheiber
Located in London, GB
HUGO SCHEIBER 1873-1950 1873 - Budapest -1950 (Hungarian) Title: Circus with Clown, ca. 1930 Technique: Original Signed Mixed Media (Oil, Watercolour and Pencil) on Paper Size: 6...
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1930s Cubist More Art

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Charcoal

Original Vintage Toy, Wind Up Circus Performer, 1930s
Located in Roma, IT
This Wind up Circus Performer is an original vintage toy. Vintage wind up mechanical toy representing a circus performer. Made in tin by the Italian company Lima. Model n. 1302...
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Early 20th Century French Toys

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Metal

Au Circus
By Dietz Edzard
Located in Sheffield, MA
Dietz Edzard German, 1893-1963 Au Circus Oil on canvas 22 by 31 in. W/frame 32 by 41 in. Signed lower right Dietz Edzard was born in Bremen in 1893 Germany. He traveled extensive...
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1930s Post-Impressionist Figurative Paintings

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Oil

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H 32 in. W 41 in. D 3 in.
Circus Night.
By Martin Lewis
Located in New York, NY
Signed in pencil by the artist. Drypoint and sandground, 1933. Edition 100, recorded impressions 43. Of the forty-three recorded impressions printed, a group of those were unsigne...
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1930s Realist Landscape Prints

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Drypoint

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H 20 in. W 24 in. D 1.5 in.
CIRCUS PERFORMERS
By Simka Simkhovitch
Located in Portland, ME
Simkhovich, Simka. CIRCUS PERFORMERS. Lithograph, C. 1933. Edition size not known. Unsigned. 11 x 8 1/4 inches, 278 x 209 mm. Framed to 16 x 12 inches In very good condition. Framed....
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1930s Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Circus Life No. 2
By Eugenie Glaman
Located in Santa Fe, NM
Signed lower right
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1930s Realist Animal Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Dog Circus Print
Located in New York, NY
Color stencil print titled "Dog Circus" by Andrée Ruellan (1905-2006). New York, American Artists Group, Inc., circa 1936. Unsigned. Presented in an archival mat.
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1930s Animal Prints

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Paper

Circus Performer
By Dame Laura Knight
Located in Broadway, GB
Pencil on paper Signed ‘Laura Knight’ (lower right) PROVENANCE Private collection, United Kingdom
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1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Carbon Pencil

Clown with the Big Chest, from: Circus- French Circus Expressionism
By Georges Rouault
Located in London, GB
GEORGES ROUAULT 1871-1958 1871 - Paris - 1958 Title: Clown with the Big Chest, from: Circus Le Clown à La Grosse Caisse: Cirque, 1930 Technique: Original Aquatint in Colours on B...
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1930s Figurative Prints

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Aquatint

Al G. Barnes Four Ring Circus
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Gouache, Ink, and Pencil on Three Sheets Collaged Signature: Unsigned Date: 1930s Original Poster Art
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1930s Figurative Paintings

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Gouache, Pencil, Paper, Ink

Vintage Circus or Sideshow Hand-Painted Giant Clown Banner, circa 1940s
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Vintage one of a kind circus or sideshow hand painted banner with a giant clown balancing a feather on his nose. Original paint on a light canvas sheet. The banner is stamped on the ...
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Vintage 1930s American Folk Art Carnival Art

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Canvas

View from Charing Cross Road towards Cambridge Circus [bus]
By Wolfgang Suschitzky
Located in Santa Monica, CA
signed by artist
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1930s Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Mussolini At Circus Maximus - Vintage Photo - 1934
Located in Roma, IT
'Mussolini At Circus Maximus' is a b/w photographic print on glazed paper. Stamp of agency Trampus, Paris and cliché applied on the back, realized on 29 October 1934, in Rome. The p...
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1930s Portrait Photography

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Photographic Paper

Circus Girl With Plumed Hat
By Yasuo Kuniyoshi
Located in Santa Monica, CA
YASUO KUNIYOSHI (1893 -1957) CIRCUS GIRL WITH PLUMED HAT, 1933 (D.L60) Lithograph, signed in pencil and annotated 25P (edition of 25). Image 12 5/8 x 9 3/8 inches. Full margins w...
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1930s American Modern Figurative Prints

Materials

Lithograph

View from 84 Charing Cross Road towards Cambridge Circus [stop light]
By Wolfgang Suschitzky
Located in Santa Monica, CA
signed by artist
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1930s Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

From the circus. Cardboard, mixed media, 9.4x8 cm
Located in Riga, LV
From the circus. Cardboard, mixed media, 9.4x8 cm watercolor, ink on paper. Adolfs Zardins (1890 08 II Riga, Latvia – 1967 07 II Jurmala, Latvia), painter. Only in 1990 his relative...
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1930s Modern Figurative Paintings

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Paper, Watercolor

Alexander Calder Circus Reproduction Lithograph After a Drawing
By (after) Alexander Calder
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
(after) Alexander Calder "Calder's Circus" offset lithograph on wove paper after drawings by the artist Published by Art in America and Perls gallery in 1964 (from drawings done in t...
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1930s American Modern Animal Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Alexander Calder Circus Reproduction Lithograph After a Drawing
By (after) Alexander Calder
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
(after) Alexander Calder "Calder's Circus" offset lithograph on wove paper after drawings by the artist Published by Art in America and Perls gallery in 1964 (from drawings done in t...
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1930s American Modern Animal Prints

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Lithograph

Alexander Calder Circus Reproduction Lithograph of a Drawing
By (after) Alexander Calder
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
(after) Alexander Calder "Calder's Circus" offset lithograph on wove paper a reproduction lithograph after the drawings by the artist Published by Art in America and Perls gallery in...
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1930s American Modern Animal Prints

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Lithograph

Alexander Calder Circus Reproduction Lithograph After a Drawing
By (after) Alexander Calder
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
(after) Alexander Calder "Calder's Circus" offset lithograph on wove paper after drawings by the artist Published by Art in America and Perls gallery in 1964 (from drawings done in t...
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1930s American Modern Animal Prints

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Lithograph

Alexander Calder Circus Reproduction Lithograph after a Drawing
By (after) Alexander Calder
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
(after) Alexander Calder "Calder's Circus" offset lithograph on wove paper reproduction after drawings by the artist Published by Art in America and Perls gallery in 1964 (from drawi...
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1930s American Modern Animal Prints

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Lithograph

Alexander Calder Circus Reproduction Lithograph After a Drawing
By (after) Alexander Calder
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
(after) Alexander Calder "Calder's Circus" offset lithograph on wove paper after drawings by the artist Published by Art in America and Perls gallery in 1964 (from drawings done in t...
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1930s American Modern Animal Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Alexander Calder Circus Reproduction Lithograph After a Drawing
By (after) Alexander Calder
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
(after) Alexander Calder "Calder's Circus" offset lithograph on wove paper after drawings by the artist Published by Art in America and Perls gallery in 1964 (from drawings done in t...
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1930s American Modern Animal Prints

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Lithograph

Dennis Burlingame, WPA Era, Circus Sideshow "SnakeCharmer" Original Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique American modernist painting of a circus by Dennis Meighan Burlingame (1901 - 1964). Oil on canvas, circa 1935. Signed on verso. Displayed in a period modern frame. Image...
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1930s Modern Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Circus Elephants American Modernism WPA Regionalism Mid-Century Modern Oil
Located in New York, NY
Circus Elephants American Modernism WPA Regionalism Mid-Century Modern Oil Not much is known about Marco de Marco, but just look at this wonderful image; elephants at the circus fro...
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1930s American Modern Animal Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Circus Is in Town," Superb Social Realist Painting by Anne Walker, 1930s
By Anne Walker
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Bringing exuberance and vivid color to its depiction of small town life, this painting depicts the circus big top on the edge of town, with a wagon to one side, a pair of elephants w...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Paintings

The circus - Original Watercolor by Mino Maccari - 1937
By Mino Maccari
Located in Roma, IT
The Circus is an original watercolor realized by Mino Maccari in 1937. Good conditions. Mino Maccari was an Italian writer, painter, engraver and journalist, winner the Feltrinelli...
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1930s Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Child of the Ball, from: Circus of the Shooting Star - French Expressionism
By Georges Rouault
Located in London, GB
GEORGES ROUAULT 1871-1958 1871 - Paris - 1958 Title: Child of the Ball, from: Circus of the Shooting Star Enfant de la balle: Cirque de l'étoile Filante, 1934/38 Technique: Origi...
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1930s Figurative Prints

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Aquatint

Illustration for Toby Tyler: Ten Weeks with the Circus
By Everett Shinn
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Date: 1937 Medium: Watercolor on Paper Dimensions: 18.00" x 12.50" Signature: Signed Lower Right Toby Tyler Book Illustration Exhibitions: Norman Rockwell Museum, The Unknown Hoppe...
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1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Original Vintage Poster The Circus These Men Use Shell You Can Be Sure Of Shell
Located in London, GB
Original vintage advertising poster - These Men Use Shell You Can be Sure of Shell - featuring colourful artwork depicting circus performers behind big top circus tents in a countrys...
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1930s More Prints

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Paper

"Ringmaster," Dinanderie Art Deco Masterpiece with Circus Theme by Mergier
By Paul Louis Mergier
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Designed and executed by Paul Mergier, one of the masters of dinanderie, or mixed metal sculpture in France, this large trumpet-form vase depicts a circus ringmaster orchestrating th...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vases

Charles Real "circus", Signed Charcoal Drawing
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Charles Real (1898-1979) "circus". Signed Charcoal Drawing Probably a study for a painting.
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Vintage 1930s European Art Deco Drawings

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Paper

  • Charles Real "circus", Signed Charcoal Drawing
  • Charles Real "circus", Signed Charcoal Drawing
  • Charles Real "circus", Signed Charcoal Drawing
  • Charles Real "circus", Signed Charcoal Drawing
H 29.53 in. W 42.13 in. D 0.4 in.
Alfred Phillipe for Trifari Deco Circus Elephant
Located in Riverdale, NY
Small yet charming, this early Trifari brooch depicts an Art Deco circus elephant performing on a "Pearl" ball. From the famed "Pearl Belly" series, this Alfred Phillipe figural is e...
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Vintage 1930s Art Deco Brooches

Charles Real "Circus", Charcoal Drawing Signed Lower Left
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Charles Real (1898-1979) "Circus". Charcoal drawing signed lower left. Measures: 65 x 100cm.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Drawings

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Paper

Congress of Wonders Circus Painting by Dennis Meighan Burlingame NY
Located in Bernville, PA
Beautiful oil on canvas circus painting by Dennis Meighan Burlingame. Incredible detail and vibrant colors. Original frame. Dimensions with frame 31 long 25 wide 2.5 deep. Canvas dim...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Paintings

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Canvas

"Acrobat and Circus Horse," Vivid WPA-Era Painting with Semi-Nude Performer
By William Schulhoff 1
Located in Philadelphia, PA
In an era when the circus provided an affordable and exotic form of entertainment for the Everyman, this vivid painting, glowing with the colors of red clay, slate and dusty pink, ca...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Paintings

1930s American Painted Circus Canvas Carnival Strange Girls Freakshow Sideshow
Located in Haarlem, NL
Antique American hand painted circus carnival canvas or banner to announce a sideshow with "Strange Girls". This banner with its mysterious announcement makes you use your imagina...
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Early 20th Century Central American Folk Art Carnival Art

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Leather, Canvas

Smiling Circus Clown Head, Papier Mâché, 1930s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Smiling papier mâché - Paper Mâché circus clown head, circa 1930s. This large wall decoration, theme circus - clown, happy clown has details in the colors blue, red and yellow. Du...
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Mid-20th Century European Folk Art Decorative Art

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Composition

  • Smiling Circus Clown Head, Papier Mâché, 1930s
  • Smiling Circus Clown Head, Papier Mâché, 1930s
  • Smiling Circus Clown Head, Papier Mâché, 1930s
  • Smiling Circus Clown Head, Papier Mâché, 1930s
H 26.78 in. W 11.03 in. D 3.94 in.
c. 1930's Red White and Blue Wooden Circus Juggling Props
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Set of three red, white, and blue painted wooden batons, most likely used as circus props for juggling.
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Vintage 1930s American Carnival Art

Materials

Wood

Circus Girl
By Arnold Blanch
Located in Los Angeles, CA
ARNOLD BLANCH "CIRCUS GIRL" OIL ON CANVAS, SIGNED AMERICAN, DATED 1933 18 X 14 INCHES Arnold Blanch 1896-1968 Blanch was born in Mantorville, Minnesota, Arnold Blanch was a...
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1930s American Modern Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Genuine Circus Elephant Training Foot Stool
Located in London, GB
We are proud to offer a genuine early 20th century English circus elephant balancing stool. This item would have been used to train entertaining elephants to balance one leg on a pla...
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Vintage 1930s British Folk Art Carnival Art

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Wood

Original Seils-Sterling Circus Poster
Located in Peekskill, NY
This is a bright and beautiful poster depicting the trapeze artist Thressa Morales. The poster has great graphics showing how she would complete a somersault through space. Also just...
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Vintage 1930s American Carnival Art

Neal Waters Three Ring Circus Poster Letterpress Set
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Made in the 1930's by the Neal Walters poster company in Arkansas. Carved with incredible detail, please see photos. The colors are from the ink used during the four color poster pri...
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Vintage 1930s American Carnival Art

Original Large Wood Carved Letterpress Circus Tiger Act
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Large hand carved circus tiger act letterpress wood block. Made in the 1930's by the Neal Walters poster company in Arkansas. The red color is from the ink that was used during the p...
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Vintage 1930s American Carnival Art

Original Large Wood Carved Letterpress Circus Tiger Act
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Large hand carved circus tiger act letterpress wood block. Made in the 1930's by the Neal Walters poster company in Arkansas. The black color is from the ink that was used during the...
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Vintage 1930s American Carnival Art

Great WPA 1930s Lion Tamer Circus Painting by R. G. Fiege
By R.G. Fiege
Located in Boulder, CO
Signed and dated 1935 lower right corner. Oil on artist board. Slight creasing in the lower right, does not detract from the painting. The great depression was as hard on circuses...
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Vintage 1930s American Folk Art Paintings

1930s Russel Wright Original Whoozoo Seal Paperweight Circus Animal Series
By Russel Wright
Located in Denver, CO
A scarce and rarely seen original Art Deco “Whoozoo” chromium plated steel seal paperweight designed and produced by Russel Wright in the 1930s as part of a series of whimsical circu...
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Vintage 1930s North American Art Deco Paperweights

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Steel, Chrome

Alexander Calder Circus Reproduction Lithograph After a Drawing
By (after) Alexander Calder
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
(after) Alexander Calder "Calder's Circus" offset lithograph on wove paper after drawings by the artist Published by Art in America and Perls gallery in 1964 (from drawings done in t...
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1930s American Modern Animal Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Alexander Calder Circus Reproduction Lithograph after a Drawing
By (after) Alexander Calder
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
(after) Alexander Calder "Calder's Circus" offset lithograph on wove paper reproduction of a drawing by the artist Published by Art in America and Perls gallery in 1964 (from drawing...
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1930s American Modern Animal Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Alexander Calder Circus Reproduction Lithographic After a Drawing
By (after) Alexander Calder
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
(after) Alexander Calder "Calder's Circus" offset lithograph on wove paper after drawings by the artist Published by Art in America and Perls gallery in 1964 (from drawings done in t...
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1930s American Modern Animal Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Alexander Calder Circus Reproduction Lithograph After a Drawing
By (after) Alexander Calder
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
(after) Alexander Calder "Calder's Circus" offset lithograph on wove paper after drawings by the artist Published by Art in America and Perls gallery in 1964 (from drawings done in t...
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1930s American Modern Animal Prints

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Lithograph

Original Circus Movie Poster For Salto Mortale Saut Mortel / Trapeze Fatal Leap
Located in London, GB
Original vintage cinema poster for a circus drama film Salto Mortale (le saut mortel) / Trapeze (the fatal leap) directed by the German director Ewald Andre Dupont and based on a nov...
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1930s Art Deco More Prints

Materials

Paper

Original Vintage Russian Constructivist Advertising Poster Flying Sledges Circus
Located in London, GB
Original vintage Russian constructivist style advertising poster for a circus act, Flying Sledges, by Buslaev Brothers. Artwork by V Machulsky. Good condition, repaired folds, backed...
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1930s More Prints

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Lithograph

Original Vintage Art Deco Circus Movie Poster Salto Mortale Trapeze Fatal Leap
By Jean-Adrien Mercier
Located in London, GB
Original vintage cinema poster for a circus drama film Salto Mortale (le saut mortel)/Trapeze (the fatal leap) directed by the German director Ewald Andre Dupont and based on a novel...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Posters

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Paper

Circus Rider
By Marcel Vertès
Located in Wiscasset, ME
Marcel Vertes was born in Hungary and studied at the Academy Julian in Paris. Following his time at the Academy, Vertes lived and worked in the Latin Quarter, following French Impres...
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1930s Modern Figurative Paintings

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Gouache

Circus Rider
H 16 in. W 22.75 in.
Original 'Playing' Wood Carved Circus Letterpress
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Dark red color is from the ink that was used during the printing process. Please note that this does read backwards. Great in a room with a mirror on another wall that reads it in th...
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Vintage 1930s American Folk Art Carnival Art

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Wood

Toy Train from and English Circus
Located in Sheffield, MA
Painted porch has a very large collection of children's toys, particularly toy trains. This one is unique. It is a circus train, complete with a bell on the inside and everything is ...
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Vintage 1930s English Toys

  • Toy Train from and English Circus
  • Toy Train from and English Circus
  • Toy Train from and English Circus
  • Toy Train from and English Circus
H 13.25 in. W 24.5 in. D 7.75 in.
"Circus Setting Up at Night," Atmospheric Social Realism Painting, 1930s
By Vermadel Griswold
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A superb example of 1930s Social Realism, full of nocturnal atmosphere, this painting by Vermadel Griswold shows the circus setting up its tents on the edge of town. The circus eleph...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Paintings

Circus Horses, 1935 - Modern British painting by Clifford Hall
By Clifford Hall
Located in London, GB
CLIFFORD HALL (1904-1973) Mills’ Circus Horses, Olympia 1935 Signed and dated 1935; signed and inscribed with title on the artist’s label attached to the stretcher Oil on canvas 5...
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1930s Realist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil

Alexander Calder Circus Reproduction Lithograph After a Drawing
By (after) Alexander Calder
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
(after) Alexander Calder "Calder's Circus" offset lithograph on wove paper after drawings by the artist Published by Art in America and Perls gallery in 1964 (from drawings done in t...
Category

1930s American Modern Animal Prints

Materials

Lithograph

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1930s Circus Art For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact piece of 1930s circus art you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. There are many Modern, Art Deco and Post-Impressionist versions of these works for sale. Finding the perfect item from our selection of 1930s circus art may mean sifting through those created during different time periods — you can find an early version that dates to the 20th Century and a newer variation that were made as recently as the 20th Century. If you’re looking to add a choice in our collection of 1930s circus art to create new energy in an otherwise neutral space in your home, you can find a work on 1stDibs that features elements of gray, beige, black, brown and protectString (more). An object in our assortment of 1930s circus art from (after) Alexander Calder, Georges Rouault, Martin Lewis, Wolfgang Suschitzky and Dame Laura Knight — each of whom created distinctive versions of this kind of work — is worth considering. Frequently made by artists working in lithograph, paint and paper, these artworks are unique and have attracted attention over the years.

How Much is a 1930s Circus Art?

The price for a piece of 1930s circus art in our collection starts at $235 and tops out at $48,000 with the average selling for $2,600.