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1940's Fashion Illustration, Chic Lady
Located in Cirencester, GB
Very stylish, unique and original 1940's fashion design by French illustrator Geneviève Thomas
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Mid-20th Century Paintings

Materials

Other

1940's Fashion Illustration - Four Brides Holding Candles
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Very stylish, unique and original 1940's fashion design by French illustrator Geneviève Thomas
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Portrait Paintings

Materials

Gouache

1940's Fashion Illustration - The Two Elegant Brides
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Very stylish, unique and original 1940's fashion design by French illustrator Geneviève Thomas
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Portrait Paintings

Materials

Gouache

1940's Fashion Illustration, Lady in Blue Dress
Located in Cirencester, GB
Very stylish, unique and original 1940's fashion design by French illustrator Geneviève Thomas
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Mid-20th Century Paintings

Materials

Other

1940's Fashion Illustration, Lady in Chic Headscarf
Located in Cirencester, GB
Very stylish, unique and original 1940's fashion design by French illustrator Geneviève Thomas
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Mid-20th Century Paintings

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Other

1940's Fashion Illustration - Beautiful Bride & Child Portrait Scene
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Very stylish, unique and original 1940's fashion design by French illustrator Geneviève Thomas
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Portrait Paintings

Materials

Gouache

1940's Fashion Illustration - Beautiful Bride & Child Portrait Scene
Located in Cirencester, GB
Very stylish, unique and original 1940's fashion design by French illustrator Geneviève Thomas
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Mid-20th Century Paintings

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Other

1940's Fashion Illustration - Stylish Blonde Lady In White Dress
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Very stylish, unique and original 1940's fashion design by French illustrator Geneviève Thomas
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Portrait Paintings

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Gouache

1940's Fashion Illustration - Lady In Dashing Green Ball Dress
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Very stylish, unique and original 1940's fashion design by French illustrator Geneviève Thomas
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Portrait Paintings

Materials

Gouache

1940's Fashion Illustration - Stunning Woman In Light Blue Dress
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Very stylish, unique and original 1940's fashion design by French illustrator Geneviève Thomas
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Portrait Paintings

Materials

Gouache

1940's Fashion Illustration - Posed Lady In Vibrant Pink Dress
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Very stylish, unique and original 1940's fashion design by French illustrator Geneviève Thomas
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Portrait Paintings

Materials

Gouache

1940's French Fashion Illustration - Elegant Three Women Face Portraits
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Very stylish, unique and original 1940's fashion design by French illustrator Geneviève Thomas
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Portrait Paintings

Materials

Gouache

1940's Fashion Illustration, Lady in Beautiful Green Head Scarf
Located in Cirencester, GB
Very stylish, unique and original 1940's fashion design by French illustrator Geneviève Thomas
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Mid-20th Century Paintings

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Other

1940's Fashion Illustration, Lady with Green Eyes in Admiration
Located in Cirencester, GB
Very stylish, unique and original 1940's fashion design by French illustrator Geneviève Thomas
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Mid-20th Century Paintings

Materials

Other

1940's Fashion Illustration, Stunning Woman in Light Blue Dress
Located in Cirencester, GB
Very stylish, unique and original 1940's fashion design by French illustrator Geneviève Thomas
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Mid-20th Century Paintings

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Other

1940's Fashion Illustration - Lady in Dashing Green Ball Dress
Located in Cirencester, GB
Very stylish, unique and original 1940's fashion design by French illustrator Geneviève Thomas
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Mid-20th Century Paintings

Materials

Other

1940's Fashion Illustration, the Lady in the Red Dress
Located in Cirencester, GB
Very stylish, unique and original 1940's fashion design by French illustrator Geneviève Thomas
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Mid-20th Century Paintings

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Other

1940's Fashion Illustration - Stylish Blonde Lady in White Dress
Located in Cirencester, GB
Very stylish, unique and original 1940's fashion design by French illustrator Geneviève Thomas
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Mid-20th Century Paintings

Materials

Other

1940's French Fashion Illustration, Elegant Three Women Face Portraits
Located in Cirencester, GB
Very stylish, unique and original 1940's fashion design by French illustrator Geneviève Thomas
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Mid-20th Century Paintings

Materials

Other

1940's French Fashion Illustration, Stunning Ballerina in White Dress
Located in Cirencester, GB
Very stylish, unique and original 1940's fashion design by French illustrator Geneviève Thomas
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Mid-20th Century Paintings

Materials

Other

1940's Fashion Illustration - Three Elegant Women Walking Through The Park
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Very stylish, unique and original 1940's fashion design by French illustrator Geneviève Thomas
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Portrait Paintings

Materials

Gouache

1940's Fashion Illustration - Black & White Stylish Women In Chic Clothing
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Very stylish, unique and original 1940's fashion design by French illustrator Geneviève Thomas
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Portrait Paintings

Materials

Gouache

1940's French Fashion Illustration - Chic Lady In Blue Detailed Dress
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Very stylish, unique and original 1940's fashion design by French illustrator Geneviève Thomas
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Portrait Paintings

Materials

Gouache

1940's French Fashion Illustration, Chic Lady In Blue Detailed Dress
Located in Cirencester, GB
Very stylish, unique and original 1940's fashion design by French illustrator Geneviève Thomas
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Mid-20th Century Paintings

Materials

Other

1940's Fashion Illustration, Three Elegant Women Walking Through The Park
Located in Cirencester, GB
Very stylish, unique and original 1940's fashion design by French illustrator Geneviève Thomas
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Mid-20th Century Paintings

Materials

Other

1940's French Fashion Illustration - The Elegant Lady With The Red Features
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Very stylish, unique and original 1940's fashion design signed by French illustrator Geneviève
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Portrait Paintings

Materials

Gouache

1940's French Fashion Illustration - The Stylish Lady With The Green Features
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Very stylish, unique and original 1940's fashion design by French illustrator Geneviève Thomas
Category

Mid-20th Century Impressionist Portrait Paintings

Materials

Gouache

1940's Fashion Illustration - Lady In Bright Blue Puffy Dress, Interior Scene
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Very stylish, unique and original 1940's fashion design by French illustrator Geneviève Thomas
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Portrait Paintings

Materials

Gouache

1940's Fashion Illustration, Lady at a Stance in Pink Frill Top
Located in Cirencester, GB
Very stylish, unique and original 1940's fashion design by French illustrator Geneviève Thomas
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Mid-20th Century Paintings

Materials

Other

1940's Fashion Illustration, Lady In Bridgerton Style Ball Dress With Fan
Located in Cirencester, GB
Very stylish, unique and original 1940's fashion design by French illustrator Geneviève Thomas
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Mid-20th Century Paintings

Materials

Other

1940's French Fashion Illustration, The Stylish Lady With The Green Features
Located in Cirencester, GB
Very stylish, unique and original 1940's fashion design by French illustrator Geneviève Thomas
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Mid-20th Century Paintings

Materials

Other

1940's Fashion Illustration, Lady In Bright Blue Puffy Dress, Interior Scene
Located in Cirencester, GB
Very stylish, unique and original 1940's fashion design by French illustrator Geneviève Thomas
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Mid-20th Century Paintings

Materials

Other

1940's Fashion Illustration - Lady In White Dress With Draped Orange Head Scarf
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Very stylish, unique and original 1940's fashion design by French illustrator Geneviève Thomas
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Portrait Paintings

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Gouache

"Running Bunny Rabbit, " Charming Book Illustration from the 1930s-1940s
By Gustaf Tenggren
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Absolutely winning and full of charm, this book illustration depicts a bunny rabbit running across
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Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Paintings

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Paint

Art Deco 1940s High Fashion Illustration Woman with Fan and Screen
Located in Miami, FL
French female illustrator Geneviève Thomas renders a highly stylized fashion illustration set
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1940s Art Deco Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Gouache

Ruckus, Story Illustration
By Edmund Ward
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Date: 1940s Medium: Oil on Canvas Dimensions: 20.00" x 34.00" Signature: Signed Lower Right
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1940s Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

'The Good Earth' Illustration
By Charles E. Chambers
Located in Fort Washington, PA
illustration for `The Good Earth,` by Pearl S. Buck
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1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Consolation, Collier's magazine illustration
By Harry Beckhoff
Located in Miami, FL
Signed upper left
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1940s Academic Figurative Paintings

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Gouache

Al Hirschfeld "Beat the Band" New York Times Broadway Theatre Illustration 1940s
By Albert Al Hirschfeld
Located in New York, NY
Framed size: 22 1/2 x 26 1/2 inches. Published in The New York Times, October 11, 1942. In collaboration the Al Hirschfeld Foundation Al Hirschfeld’s drawings stand as one of the mo...
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1940s American Realist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Board

Life Magazine Satirical Society Cartoon Illustration
Located in Wilton Manors, FL
Barbara Shermund (1899-1978). Society Satirical Cartoon, ca. 1940s. Gouache on heavy illustration
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1940s Realist Figurative Paintings

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Gouache

"Happy Family", Mid Century Sepia Figurative Interior Scene, Illustration Art
Located in Soquel, CA
(American, 1895-1984). Circa 1940's. This mid-century piece exemplifies the classic style of illustrations
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Mid-20th Century American Impressionist Figurative Paintings

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Linen, Oil

"Sticky Monkey Flower, Big Sur" - Mid Century Botanical Illustration
Located in Soquel, CA
Beautiful mid-century ink brush botanical illustration titled "Sticky Monkey Flower, Big Sur" by
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1940s American Impressionist Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Paper

"Lucy, You Are a Lonely Woman." Story Illustration for Women's Home Compan
By Walter Martin Baumhofer
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Date: 1940s Medium: Oil on Canvas Dimensions: 28.00" x 21.00" Signature: Signed Lower Right "Lucy
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1940s Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

1912 Columbia University Football Illustration by Burris Jenkins
By Burris Jenkins
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Wonderfully stylized newspaper illustration original in pencil and ink on paper is signed and dated
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Early 20th Century American Drawings

Materials

Paper

1940's Abstract Composition Jazz Lithograph Pencil Signed and Dated WPA Artist
By Konrad Cramer
Located in Surfside, FL
. While teaching and painting, Cramer also applied his artistic talent to illustration and textile design
Category

1940s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

U.S. Navy "Navy Day October 27th" Vintage Poster by Matt Murphey, 1940
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
U.S. battleship is block text reading "Navy Day, October 27th." The poster dates to 1940, shortly
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Vintage 1940s American Posters

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Paper

Fishermen Painting, 1940s
Located in Savannah, GA
An oil on canvas of a fishing charter boat at sea with fishermen. Likely an illustration for a
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Vintage 1940s American Paintings

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Paint

Fishermen Painting, 1940s
Fishermen Painting, 1940s
H 25 in W 31 in D 1.5 in
"Spooky" Black cat illustration painted by Walt Disney Studios artist
Located in San Francisco, CA
artist who worked at Walt Disney studios in the 1940's. Signed and dated 1985. Oil on canvas. 16 x 20 on
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20th Century Animal Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Danish Cabinetmaker Carved Oak Armchair, Denmark, 1940s
Located in Utrecht, NL
small armchair is the perfect illustration of Danish design, and the work of a true cabinetmaker. ~H
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Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

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Sheepskin, Wood

Nude - Original Watercolor on Paper by Jean Delpech - 1940s
By Jean Delpech
Located in Roma, IT
Nude 1940's is an original drawing in tempera and watercolor a on paper, realized by Jean Delpech
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1940s Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Watercolor

Danish Cabinetmaker Curved Easy Chair, Denmark ca 1940s
Located in Utrecht, NL
the perfect illustration of why Danish mid-century design is still beloved. Once seen as the sofa
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

"Bird" Bradley Walker Tomlin, American Modernist, Animal, Dove Illustration LGBT
Located in New York, NY
to a more decorative Cubism combined with vegetative forms of Surrealism. In the mid-1940s, he was
Category

1920s Modern Animal Paintings

Materials

Paper, Oil

Mid Century Golden Age of Illustration- Narrative Art - Norman Rockwell School
By Alex Ross
Located in Miami, FL
“Graduation Day” is emblematic of mid-century American Illustration. But the real story of this
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1940s Figurative Paintings

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Gouache

'Bighorn' — 1940s American Regionalism
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
Institute in 1940. McKim served in the U.S. Army during World War II and taught visual communication in the
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1940s American Realist Animal Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Mid-Century Modern Danish Cabinetmaker Lounge Chair, Denmark, 1940s
Located in Utrecht, NL
small armchair is the perfect illustration of Danish design, and the work of a true cabinetmaker.
Category

Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

The Cherry Orchard Igor Kvasha, Marina Neyolova, Sergei Garmash Illustration Art
Located in Surfside, FL
, providing editors with illustrations prior to an opening. From 1940 to 1956, his theatrical illustrations
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20th Century American Modern Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

Materials

Archival Ink, Archival Paper

Girls at the bar - Mixed Media by Jean Raymond Delpech - 1940s
By Jean Delpech
Located in Roma, IT
Girls at the bar is an original mixed-media drawing realized in the 1940s by Jean Delpech (1916
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1940s Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Mixed Media

"Feeding the Squirrel, " Large, Elegant Art Deco Illustration Art, 2-Page Spread
By Wilmot Emerton Heitland 1
Located in Philadelphia, PA
An elegant and gracious example of illustration art at its height in 1930, this charming scene
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Paintings

Danish Cabinetmaker Mid-Century Lounge Chair with Rolled Arms, Denmark 1940s
Located in Utrecht, NL
today. This small armchair is the perfect illustration of Danish design, and the work of a true
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Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

'Taos Placita' — 1940s Southwest Regionalism
By Gustave Baumann
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
Company from 1914 to 1920 where he produced designs, illustrations, and color woodcuts until 1923. In
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1940s American Modern Landscape Prints

Materials

Woodcut

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On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate 1940s illustration for your needs in our varied inventory. There are many Art Deco, Modern and Pop Art versions of these works for sale. Making the right choice when shopping for a 1940s illustration may mean carefully reviewing examples of this item dating from different eras — you can find an early iteration of this piece from the 20th Century and a newer version made as recently as the 20th Century. Adding a 1940s illustration to a room that is mostly decorated in warm neutral tones can yield a welcome change — find a piece on 1stDibs that incorporates elements of beige, gray, black, white and more. Creating a 1940s illustration has been a part of the legacy of many artists, but those crafted by George Wachsteter, Lorence Bjorklund, Clyde F. Seavey Sr., Henry Clive and Harold McCauley are consistently popular. Artworks like these of any era or style can make for thoughtful decor in any space, but a selection from our variety of those made in board, illustration board and paint can add an especially memorable touch.

How Much is a 1940s Illustration?

A 1940s illustration can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price for items in our inventory is $2,500, while the lowest priced sells for $125 and the highest can go for as much as $104,000.