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1950's "Sun Sand Sea" Lord and Taylor Modernist Summer Beach Portrait in Gouache
By Calvin Anderson
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1950 to 1960's Lord and Taylor gouache on paper portrait of two beach goers in bathing suits with a volleyball, entitled "Sun Sand Sea" is by Bay Area painter, printmaker, and d...
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1950s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Gouache

Important Female Modernist Oil Painting Central Park Abstract expressionist 1950
By Harriet Holden Nash
Located in Buffalo, NY
An original oil on canvas painting by American female artist Harriet Holden Nash. Harriet was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and lived with her husband in Park Slope for ove...
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1950s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

London, Big Ben Cityscape Mid Century Architectural Modernist Gold Leaf
By Josef Marc Plotast
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Plotast, Josef Marc (Joseph Mark) Was born in Southbridge, Massachusetts, on August 8, 1917, studied architecture and art at various universities and art schools in France, Italy, Po...
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1950s Modern Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Board

"Modernist Nude" Mid Century Bold Colorful Abstract Nude Painting Oil on Canvas
Located in New York, NY
A strong modernist oil painting depicted in the 1950s by Russian, American painter Helen Stein. Mostly known for her abstract figures on canvas, this piece is a wonderful representat...
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1950s Modern Nude Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Polish French Ecole de Paris Mid Century Modernist Oil Painting Clown Juggler
By Abram Krol
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Abram Abraham Krol was born January 22, 1919, in Pabianice (Lodz), Poland. Abram Krol went to France in 1938 to study civil engineering at the University of Caen. In 1939 at the be...
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1950s Modern Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

1950's French Modernist Cubist Signed Oil - Three Muscular Semi Nude Men Robes
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Three Men French School, circa 1950's indistinctly signed, dated oil painting on canvas, unframed canvas is: 23 x 28 inches provenance: from a private collection, Paris Superbly pai...
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Mid-20th Century Cubist Nude Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

1950s Art Smith American Modernist Patinated Brass Kinetic Screw Back Earrings
By Art Smith
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1950s dangling kinetic leaf earrings created by Art Smith of New York City, New York. Earrings measure 3" in length and are of the screw back variety. Signed art Smith on the back ...
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Vintage 1950s Modernist Dangle Earrings

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Brass

Italian Midcentury Ceramic Modernist Collectors Vase by Art Rumi Orobico, 1950s
Located in Clivio, Varese
Gorgeous and rare, unique ceramic vase hand painted and signed with N.D.R. by artist from Italian ceramic studio Orobico Arte Artigianato (ART RUMI) in the 1950s. The vase is made o...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Italian Midcentury Ceramic Modernist Collectors Vase by Art Rumi Orobico, 1950s
Located in Clivio, Varese
Gorgeous and rare, unique ceramic vase hand painted and signed with G.R. by artist from Italian ceramic studio Orobico Arte Artigianato (ART RUMI) in the 1950s. The vase is made of ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Modernist, Folk Art Oil on Canvas by Anita Kahn, circa 1950s
By Kahn
Located in Buffalo, NY
Wonderful modernist oil painting executed by Anita Kahn depicting abstract, folk vase with surrealist flowers, excellent use of color, texture and space, signed on backside, Dur...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Paint

Modernist Abstract Lithograph, Circa 1950s
By Jerry Opper
Located in San Francisco, CA
This circa late 1940s- early 1950s stone lithograph on paper is by California artist Jerry Opper (1924-2014). Opper studied at Chouinard Art Institute, at the Colorado Springs Fine A...
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1950s American Modern Abstract Prints

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Paper, Lithograph

Modernist Abstract Lithograph, Circa 1950s
By Jerry Opper
Located in San Francisco, CA
This circa late 1940s- early 1950s stone lithograph on paper in blue, green, and red is by California artist Jerry Opper (1924-2014). Opper studied at Chouinard Art Institute, at the...
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1950s American Modern Abstract Prints

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Paper, Lithograph

Modernist Geometric Abstract 1950 Oil
By Calvin Anderson
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1950s oil on board abstract is by Bay Area painter, printmaker, and designer Calvin Anderson (b. 1925). He studied at CCAC and Art Center College in the 1940s and worked as a c...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Abstract Paintings

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Oil

LeCoultre Modernist Style Art Deco Style Desk Clock, circa 1950s
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: LeCoultre Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Moderne Syle METAL / MATERIAL: Gilt Bronze and Lacquer Finish CIRCA / YEAR: 1950's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: 7 1/2" X 7 1/4" X 1...
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Vintage 1950s Modernist Pocket Watches

Yellow Flower, American Modernist Painting by Female Artist, Figurative, 1950s
Located in Doylestown, PA
"Yellow Flower" is a 20 x 16 inches, oil on canvas painting by American modernist, female artist Peter Miller. This abstract and still life painting is painted in a vibrant color pal...
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1950s American Modern Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Transformation, American Modernist and Abstract Painting by Female Artist, 1950s
Located in Doylestown, PA
"Transformation" is a 18 x 14 inches, oil on canvas painting by American modernist, female artist Peter Miller. This abstract is painted in a soft pastel color palette. The work is ...
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1950s American Modern Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Bill" 1950s Graphite Modernist Portrait
By Richard Caldwell Brewer
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1950s graphite on paper portrait study of a young man entitled Bill is by second generation New York School artist Richard Caldwell Brewer (1923-2014). Brewer along with his cha...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Graphite

Rare 1950s New York Modernist Judaica Rabbi Oil Painting signed A. Einstein
By A. Einstein
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Rare Mid Century Judaic figure of a Jewish rabbi at prayer. signed A. Einstein.
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1950s Modern Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

1950s "Mound Street" Mid Century Figurative Painting American Modernist
By Donald Stacy
Located in Arp, TX
Donald Stacy "Mound Street" c. 1950s Gouache paint on paper 24" x 18'" unframed Unsigned Came from artist's estate *Custom framing available for additional charge. Please expect fram...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Abstract Paintings

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Paper, Gouache

1950s Vintage Travel Poster Israeli Tourist Center Modernist KIng David and Lion
By Jean David
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Jean David was a painter and designer, known for his contributions to the Romanian avant-garde and to the early modernist art of Israel (then recently founded). He was the first Isra...
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1950s Modern Figurative Paintings

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Paper

Modernist Figurative Lithograph in Pink and Red, Circa 1950s
By Jerry Opper
Located in San Francisco, CA
This circa late 1940s- early 1950s stone lithograph on paper figurative scene is by California artist Jerry Opper (1924-2014). Opper studied at Chouinard Art Institute, at the Colora...
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1950s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Paper, Lithograph

Portrait head of a woman, Original French Mourlot Modernist Lithograph 1950s
By Françoise Gilot
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Rare Original limited edition lithograph, printed by Mourlot in Paris, France on vélin du Marais watermarked paper. this is not signed as issued. This is from a signed and numbered ...
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1950s Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Portrait head of a woman, Original French Mourlot Modernist Lithograph 1950s
By Françoise Gilot
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Rare Original limited edition lithograph, printed by Mourlot in Paris, France on vélin du Marais watermarked paper. this is not signed as issued. This is from a signed and numbered ...
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1950s Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Portrait Head of a Man Original French Mourlot Modernist Lithograph 1950s
By Françoise Gilot
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Rare vintage limited edition Stone Lithograph printed at Mourlot in Paris. this is from a signed and numbered portfolio but the individual sheets are not hand signed and numbered. Fr...
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1950s Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Cats Cradle Original French Mourlot Modernist Lithograph 1950s Francoise Gilot
By Françoise Gilot
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Francois Gilot, (1921-) studied English Literature at Cambridge University, and then, encouraged by her father, studied international law, though she secretly also took art lessons a...
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1950s Modern Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Portrait head of a woman, Original French Mourlot Modernist Lithograph 1950s
By Françoise Gilot
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Rare Original limited edition lithograph, printed by Mourlot in Paris, France on vélin du Marais watermarked paper. this is not signed as issued. This is from a signed and numbered ...
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1950s Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Palm Reader, Original French Mourlot Modernist Lithograph 1950s Francois Gilot
By Francois Gilot
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Francois Gilot, (1921-) studied English Literature at Cambridge University, and then, encouraged by her father, studied international law, though she secretly also took art lessons a...
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1950s Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Hiding Head Original French Mourlot Modernist Lithograph, 1950s Francois Gilot
By Françoise Gilot
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Francois Gilot, (1921-) studied English Literature at Cambridge University, and then, encouraged by her father, studied international law, though she secretly also took art lessons a...
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1950s Modern Portrait Prints

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Lithograph

The Reader, Original French Mourlot Modernist Lithograph, 1950s Francois Gilot
By Françoise Gilot
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Rare vintage limited edition stone lithograph printed at Mourlot in Paris. This edition was signed in the portfolio and is not individually pencil signed or numbered. Francois Gilot,...
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1950s Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Ceramic Italian Modernist Art Dish, 1950s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Kidney shaped ceramic art dish with a scenic motif of two persons. Style abstract expressionism. Designed and manufactured anonymously in Italy during the 1950s. It is numbered 236 a...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Dishes and Vide-Poche

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Ceramic

  • Ceramic Italian Modernist Art Dish, 1950s
  • Ceramic Italian Modernist Art Dish, 1950s
  • Ceramic Italian Modernist Art Dish, 1950s
  • Ceramic Italian Modernist Art Dish, 1950s
H 13.19 in. W 8.27 in. D 1.78 in.
Mid Century Modernist Lithograph in Rust and Purple, Circa 1950s
By Jerry Opper
Located in San Francisco, CA
This circa late 1940s- early 1950s stone lithograph on paper abstract in burnt orange and purple is by California artist Jerry Opper (1924-2014). Opper studied at Chouinard Art Insti...
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1950s American Modern Abstract Prints

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Paper, Lithograph

Modernist American Landscape Painting 1950 Mountain Shadow Rare Framed Tranquil
By Francis Kelly
Located in Buffalo, NY
Wonderful modernist landscape painting. Francis Kelly was born in 1927 in St. Paul, Minnesota. He received his early education in Chicago and California. He served in the United Sta...
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1950s American Modern Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Two Modernist Woman figures Graphite, 1950s-1960s
By Alysanne McGaffey
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1950s-1960s graphite on paper two female nudes entitled is by Bay Area artist Alysanne McGaffey (1931-2018). McGaffey was part of the Bay Area Figurative Movement and graduated ...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Graphite

Modernist Studio Ceramic Tile Art by Irina Lorin
By Gills Lorin
Located in Buffalo, NY
Framed mid-20th century Irina Lorin Signed ceramic art tile of figure, consisting of three framed tiles, mid-20th century. 3 tiles measuring 8" x 11" retains original wood and grassc...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Decorative Art

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Ceramic, Grasscloth, Wood

Mid 20thCentury Modernist: Harbour Scene in Morning Light Oil circa 1950's
Located in Frome, Somerset
A fine mid 20th Century impressionist harbour scene oil circa 1950's, Signed lower right. oil on canvas 27cmx 46.5cm Painted wood frame 45cmx 64cm Wonderfully painted probably en pl...
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1950s Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil

'Monterey Pier', California Modernist, Woman Artist, Santa Cruz Art League
By Muriel Backman
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed lower left "Muriel Backman" for Muriel Durgin Backman and dated 1955. An elegant, Cubist-derived, mid-century view of the old Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey, California. A ly...
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1950s American Modern Landscape Paintings

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Watercolor, Gouache, Handmade Paper

Baby in Arms, Original French Mourlot Modernist Lithograph 1950s Francoise Gilot
By Françoise Gilot
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Francois Gilot, (1921-) studied English Literature at Cambridge University, and then, encouraged by her father, studied international law, though she secretly also took art lessons a...
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20th Century Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Modernist Painting
Located in Cleveland, OH
V. Ferrari Signed Upper-Right Oil on Canvas 36 x 24 inches
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1950s Modern Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

  • Modernist Painting
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H 36 in. W 24 in.
Modernist 1950's mid century still life of Sunflowers in an interior
Located in Southport, CT
Wonderful 1950's period Swedish flower painting. Lund was an interesting painter of interiors, garden scenes, and still lives. His work is a combination of thick impasto paint, great...
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1950s Cubist Still-life Paintings

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Oil

Red Idol - British 50's art abstract oil painting - Modernist COBRA - provenance
By William Gear
Located in London, GB
An original oil on canvas by the noted Scottish artist William Gear. A fabulous painting. One of his best and a seminal work which dates to 1959. Provenance. Douglas Foulis Art Galle...
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1950s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil

'Golden Gate, San Francisco', Bay Area Woman Modernist, Crocker Art Museum
By Muriel Backman
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed lower right "Muriel Backman" for Muriel Durgin Backman (American, 1902-1996) and titled verso "The Cool Gray City". An elegant mid-century view of the San Francisco skyline a...
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1950s Modern Landscape Paintings

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Watercolor, Gouache, Handmade Paper

1950's French Modernist Oil Figure with Bird Cages in Abstract Setting
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: French School, mid 20th century Title: The Birdcages Medium: oil painting on board, framed. framed: 15 x 21.75 inches Provenance: private collection, France Co...
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Expressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Modernist American Figurative Etching 1950 Girl Hoop Rare Framed Black & White
By Francis Kelly
Located in Buffalo, NY
Captivating Modernist Etching depicting a young girl pushing a hoop through a cubist landscape. Francis Kelly was born in 1927 in St. Paul, Minnesota. He received his early educatio...
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1950s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Paper, Etching

1950's Modernist Watercolor Painting Israeli Bezalel School Bauhaus Style
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Louise (McClure) Schatz (1916 – 1997) Born in Vancouver, Canada, Louise Schatz moved with her family at age three to Minnesota. Her father, a stage director, was part of the local B...
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1950s Modern Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

1950's FRENCH MODERNIST OIL PAINTING - CITY STREET SCENE - CARVED WOOD FRAME
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: French School, mid 20th century. Title: Town Houses/ still life painting verso. Medium: oil painting, on board, in carved wood frame. Size: frame: 21 x 24 inc...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Israeli Tumarkin Abstract Modernist Graffiti Art Lithograph Print "Broken Hour"
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
This was from a portfolio which included works by Yosl Bergner, Menashe Kadishman, Yosef Zaritsky, Aharon Kahana, Moshe Tamir and Michael Gross. Yigal Tumarkin (also Igael Tumarkin...
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1950s Modern Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Modernist Lucite Head
Located in Hudson, NY
A Graphic Interpretation. Reminiscent of Fritz Lang's METROPOLIS Solid Lucite with Soft Finish
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Vintage 1950s Modern Decorative Art

  • Modernist Lucite Head
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H 12.5 in. Dm 7 in.
Modernist Portrait of a Boy
By Jehudith Sobel
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Genre: Modern Subject: Portrait Medium: Oil Surface: Canvas Country: United States Dimensions: 29" x 18" Dimensions w/Frame: 31.25" x 20" Jehudith Sobel (1924-2012 ) Polish/Jewish ...
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1950s Modern Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

1950'S FRENCH SIGNED FRENCH MODERNIST OIL - LILAC FLOWERS AGAINST LACE LANDSCAPE
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: French School, signed lower right, labelled verso Title: Lilac Flowers, titled to label verso Medium: oil painting on canvas, framed Size: frame: 33 x 29 inch...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Still-life Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

Modernist Art Organic Carpet or Rug, 1950
Located in Praha, CZ
- Probably Czechoslovakia, circa 1950 - Very interesting style and pattern - Handmade, not a perfect condition, few stains.
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Vintage 1950s Czech Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

1950'S FRENCH MODERNIST STILL LIFE OIL PAINTING - FRUIT ON TABLE - LEMON & PEAR
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: French School, mid 20th century Title: Still life of fruit Medium: oil painting on canvas, unframed Size: painting: 10.5 x 13.75 inches Provenance: private coll...
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Mid-20th Century Cubist Still-life Paintings

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Oil

Mexican Modernist Glass Mosaic and Brass Wall Plaque by Salvador Teran 1950's
By Salvador Teran
Located in Rochester, NY
Glass mosaic and brass wall plaque by Salvador Teran in all original vintage condition with bright color to glass mosaic and nicely aged patina to brass. Mexico, circa 1950. Look at ...
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Mid-20th Century Mexican Mid-Century Modern Decorative Art

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Brass

Modernist Set of Three Copper Handled Firetools
By Pilgrim Art
Located in New York, NY
A set of fireplace tools consisting of three instruments with copper cylindrical handles supported by an integral freestanding rack in wrought iron. Manufactured by Pilgrim, American...
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Vintage 1950s American Fireplace Tools and Chimney Pots

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Copper, Wrought Iron

Modernist Jerusalem Synagogue Painting Israeli Architechture
By Milia Laufer
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Milia Laufer, born Romania. From 1951 lived and worked in Safed. Together with her husband opened one of the earliest galleries in Israel, in Tiberias. Worked in watercolors and oils...
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1950s Surrealist Landscape Paintings

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Oil

'Consort', Modernist Equestrian Gouache, AIC, WPA artist, Benezit
By Eduard Buk Ulreich
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed lower right, 'Buk' for Eduard Buk Ulreich (American, 1889-1966); additionally titled verso 'Consort' and dated 1954 with inscription, 'by the one and only buk, made for Ruth'....
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1950s Art Deco Animal Paintings

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Tempera, Gouache, Illustration Board

Modernist Jockey Riding Horses in Paddock
Located in New York, NY
French Modernist High Society Horse Jockeys riding in a Paddock by Bernard Taurelle (Born 1931). Oil on canvas, circa late 1950's. Signed lower right. In Gorgeous original impress...
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1950s Modern Animal Paintings

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Oil

'Standing Nude', Mid-century Modernist Woman Artist, San Francisco Museum of Art
By Esther Fuller
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Certification of Authenticity stamped verso; additionally accompanied by old exhibition label. Provenance: 28th Annual Exhibition of Art, San Francisco Women Artists, San Francisco...
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1950s Modern Nude Prints

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Monotype, Paper, Board

'Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey', Modernist California Artist, Crocker Art Museum
By Muriel Backman
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed lower right, "M. Backman" for Muriel Backman (American, 1902-1996), titled verso and dated 1955. A vibrant Modernist work by this notable California woman artist who exhibit...
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1950s Post-Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Illustration Board, Graphite

Jerusalem Old City Cityscape Modernist Oil Painting
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Signed Nathanson. Could be the famous artist Avraham Naton (Natanson) I am not certain. it is a very lovely Modernist Israeli landscape. Avraham Naton (Natanson), Israeli, born in Be...
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1950s Modern Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Landscape, Corneille, 1955 (Abstract Expressionist Modernist Painting)
By Guillaume Cornelis van Beverloo (Corneille)
Located in Aerdenhout, NL
Corneille Landscape 1955 Gouache, pencil and ink on paper 11.1 x 27.2 cm signed Description: Guillaume Cornelius Beverloo (*1922 Lège BE †2010 Auvers-sur-Oise FR), better known by ...
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1950s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Paper, Ink, Gouache, Pencil

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