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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

"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

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

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 Abstract Modernist Assemblage Oil Painting
Located in Pasadena, CA
Signed California abstract assemblage oil painting, circa 1950's. Painting measures 25.5" by 37.5" by 2" and is signed with an illegible, unknown signature. In very good vintage 1950...
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Vintage 1950s Paintings

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Paint

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

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

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

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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

Modernist Norman Gorbaty Oil Painting, circa 1950s
By Norman Gorbaty
Located in Peabody, MA
Abstract oil (16" x 20") by Norman Gorbaty (b. 1932), circa late 1950s. Gorbaty was a young artist in his 1920s when his work was included in a 1954 show of American printmakers at t...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Paint

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Antique American Modernist Abstract Landscape Morris Shulman Signed Painting
By Morris M. Shulman
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage American modernist abstract Maine landscape painting. Watercolor and gouache on paper, circa 1960. Signed on verso. Image size, 14L x 21H. Housed in a period frame.
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1950s Abstract Landscape Paintings

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Watercolor, Gouache

Antique American Modernist Abstract Landscape Morris Shulman Signed Painting
By Morris M. Shulman
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage American modernist abstract Maine landscape painting. Watercolor and gouache on paper, circa 1960. Signed on verso. Image size, 30L x 22H. Housed in a period frame.
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1950s Abstract Landscape Paintings

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Watercolor, Gouache

V. Finn, A Couple in Bathing Suits, Hungarian Modernist O/C Painting, Ca. 1950’s
By Victor Finn
Located in New York, NY
Artist: V. Finn (Hungarian) V. Finn was Hungarian postwar & contemporary painter. Painting: a couple in bathing suits Period: ca. 1950’s Style: Hungarian Mid-Century Modernism Me...
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Vintage 1950s Hungarian Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Canvas

Antique American Modernist Abstract Landscape Morris Shulman Signed Painting
By Morris M. Shulman
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage American modernist abstract Maine landscape painting. Watercolor and gouache on paper, circa 1960. Signed on verso. Image size, 30L x 22H. Housed in a period frame.
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1950s Abstract Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Antique American Modernist Abstract Expressionist Original Framed Large Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage American modernist abstract painting. Watercolor and gouache on paper, circa 1950. Signed. Image size, 23L x 35H. Housed in a period giltwood frame.
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1950s Abstract Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Antique American Modernist Abstract Expressionist Original Framed Large Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage American modernist abstract painting. Watercolor and gouache on paper, circa 1960. Unsigned. Image size, 35.5L x 23H. Housed in a period frame.
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1950s Abstract Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Circus Universal, Large Modernist Oil Painting with Clown Harlequin
By Stella Drabkin
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Genre: Modern Subject: Other Medium: Oil Surface: Canvas Country: United States Dimensions: 44" x 27" x 3/4" Dimensions w/Frame: 52" x 35" Born (Stella) Molly Friedman to Carlaman a...
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1950s Modern Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Woman, Larry Rivers, 1951 (female figurative modernist oil painting)
By Larry Rivers
Located in Aerdenhout, NL
Larry Rivers Woman 1951 Oil on Panel 103 x 68.3 cm Signed lower right
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1950s Expressionist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Panel

Abstract Procession Jewish Wedding Chuppah Oil Painting Modernist Judaica
By Sabina Teichman
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Genre: Modern Subject: Abstract Medium: Oil Surface: Canvas Country: United States Sabina Teichman: (1905-1983) Studied at Columbia Univ. (BA, MA), also with Charles J. Martin and A...
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1950s American Modern Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Corps nu et rose, Corneille, 1955 (Modernist Abstract Painting)
By Guillaume Cornelis van Beverloo (Corneille)
Located in Aerdenhout, NL
Corneille Corps Nu et Rose (Nude and Pink Body) 1955 oil on canvas 32.2 x 24.4 cm Signed verso Desctiption: Guillaume Cornelius Beverloo, better known by his French pseudonym Cornei...
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1950s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Russian/Canadian Modernist Signed Fauvist Pointillist Landscape Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage modernist landscape painting. Oil on canvas, circa 1957. Signed "Olga" verso. Displayed in a modern frame. Image size, 36"L x 26"H.
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1950s Pointillist Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Antique Polish American Modernist Cityscape Fauvist Original Signed Oil Painting
By Zygmund Jankowski
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage American modernist cityscape painting by Zygmund Jankowski (1925 - 2009). Oil on canvas, circa 1960. Framed. Signed. Image size, 20"L x 30"H. Zygmund “Zyg” Jankowski i...
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1950s Modern Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Signed Surreal Southwest Modernist Desert Cactus Original Vintage Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage American modernist surreal landscape oil painting. Oil on canvas, circa 1940. Signed. Unframed. Image size, 28"L x 20"H.
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1950s Surrealist Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Modernist Beat Generation Urban Portrait, circa 1950s
Located in Peabody, MA
A 1950s beat generation urban portrait of a man in a fedora, resembling the author William S. Burroughs. An audacious palette depicting the neon soaked colors of nightlife, set in or...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Paint

Antique American Modernist Abstract Landscape Morris Shulman Signed Oil Painting
By Morris M. Shulman
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage American modernist landscape abstract painting. Oil on board, circa 1953. Signed. Image size, 19"L x 16"H. Housed in a period modern frame.
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1950s Abstract Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Antique American Modernist Abstract Landscape Morris Shulman Signed Oil Painting
By Morris M. Shulman
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage American modernist landscape abstract painting. Oil on board, circa 1952. Signed. Image size, 21.5"L x 7.5"H. Housed in a period modern frame.
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1950s Abstract Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Antique American Modernist Abstract Landscape Morris Shulman Signed Oil Painting
By Morris M. Shulman
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage American modernist landscape abstract painting. Oil on board, circa 1953. Signed. Image size, 12"L x 10"H. Housed in a period modern frame.
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1950s Abstract Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Antique American Modernist Winter Night Moonlit Seascape Harbor Signed Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique American modernist seascape painting. Gouache and watercolor on board, circa 1951. Signed. Housed in a period modern frame. Image size, 37.5 x 29.5.
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1950s Modern Landscape Paintings

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Watercolor, Canvas, Oil

Antique American Modernist Abstract Landscape Morris Shulman Signed Oil Painting
By Morris M. Shulman
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage American modernist abstract Maine landscape painting.. Oil and gouache on board, circa 1950. Signed. Image size, 20L x 13.5H. Housed in a period frame.
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1950s Abstract Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Antique American Modernist Abstract Landscape Morris Shulman Signed Oil Painting
By Morris M. Shulman
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage American modernist landscape painting of Monhegan, Maine. Oil on canvas, circa 1950. Signed on verso. Image size, 27L x 16H. Housed in a period modern frame.
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1950s Abstract Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Antique American Modernist Abstract Landscape Morris Shulman Signed Oil Painting
By Morris M. Shulman
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage American modernist landscape painting of Monhegan, Maine. Oil on canvas, circa 1950. Signed on verso. Image size, 16L x 24H. Housed in a period modern frame.
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1950s Abstract Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Vintage German Modernist Abstract Street Scene Signed Framed Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage German modernist street scene by Hans Lublin. Oil on canvas, circa 1960. Signed. Image size, 9L x 14H. Housed in a period frame.
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1950s Modern Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Vintage Mid Century Modernist Abstract Signed Morrow Biomorphic Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique American modernist abstract oil painting. Oil on canvas, circa 1950. Signed on verso. Displayed in a period frame. Image, 18"L x 20"H.
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1950s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

Antique American Modernist Beach Seascape Surreal Seashell Signed Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique American modernist surreal beach scene oil painting by Ada Weill.. Oil on canvas, circa 1956. Signed. Displayed in a period frame. Image, 28"L x 17"H.
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1950s Surrealist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Shovel Handles, American Modernist Painting, Green, Bronze, Blue, Creamy Yellow
By Paul Kauvar Smith
Located in Denver, CO
Shovel Handles, original vintage 1953 modernist oil painting on paper by mid 20th century Denver artist, Paul K. Smith. Semi-Abstract painting in colors of blue, green, pale yellow, ...
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1950s American Modern Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Antique American Modernist Horse Carrousel Abstract Nocturn Signed Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique American modernist carrousel oil painting by Robert Edwin Maxwell (Born 1929). Oil on board, circa 1955. Signed. Displayed in a period modern frame. Image, 24"L x 18"H.
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1950s Modern Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Antique American School Modernist Abstract Seascape Signed Framed Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage American modernist abstract oil painting. Oil on canvas, circa 1950. Signed illegibly. Displayed in a period silver frame. Image, 24"L x 20"H.
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1950s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil, Watercolor, Gouache

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

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

Female Modernist New York City Skyline MANHATTAN BRIDGE Abstract Oil Painting
Located in New York, NY
American Abstract/Modernist painter Blanche Schmeidler (B 1915), depicts a view of New York City Skyline with Manhattan Bridge...painted in the 1950's with wonderful color palettes o...
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1950s Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Antique French Modernist Paris School Fall Forest Signed Original Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique French modern painting of a fall forest. Oil on board, circa 1950. Signed. Image size, 15.5L x 9.75H. Housed in a period giltwood frame.
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1950s Modern Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

The Prophet, Modernist Judaica Oil Painting Biblical Jewish Rabbi at Prayer
By Ben-Zion Weinman
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
An oil on board Judaic painting by modern artist Ben-Zion Weinman. The work depicts a standing prophet with white robes raising his arms towards heaven. The work is signed "Ben-Zion"...
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1950s American Modern Figurative Paintings

Modernist Parisian Pastel Landscape, Salon Violet, circa 1950s
Located in Peabody, MA
A modernist pastel of poplar trees, circa 1950s, exhibited at the famed Salon Violet, an important gallery founded in Paris in the early 20th century and devoted to the contemporary ...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Paint

Modernist Floral Arrangement in a Mod Vase 1957 Oil Painting
By Helen Cartmell
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Helen was a well known Michigan artist with national and international acclaim for her oil paintings and sketches. She was a member of many organizations including the Detroit Societ...
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1950s American Modern Still-life Paintings

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Oil

Vintage American School Modernist Old Lyme Connecticut New England Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique American modernist New England barn oil painting. Oil on canvas, circa 1960. Signed illegibly. Image size, 24L x 20H. Framed in a period frame.
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1950s Modern Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Birdcage, Modernist Painting, Figures with Birds, Yellow, Red, Blue, Pink, Black
By Angelo Di Benedetto
Located in Denver, CO
Birdcage, modernist semi-abstract 1950s oil painting with a make and female figure with birds by Denver artist, Angelo Di Benedetto (1913-1992). Bright colors of yellow, red, blue, p...
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1950s American Modern Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Board

Jerusalem Old City Cityscape Israeli Modernist Oil Painting Signed in Hebrew
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

Bold Color French Modernist Painting 1958 Signed Aldo Abstract Still Life
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Mid century modern art with inscription in french verso. It was traded with another artist.
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1950s Modern Abstract Paintings

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Paper, Oil, Gouache

Pears and Grapes large Modernist mid century Still Life Interior painting
Located in Norwich, GB
A large and elegant still life with grapes and pears on a table which also features a pristine white bowl and a candle stick. Painted with simplicity, clarity of structure, and restr...
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1950s French School Interior Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

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1950s Modernist Paintings For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, there are several options of 1950s modernist paintings available for sale. A selection of these works in the Modern, Abstract and Surrealist styles can be found today in our inventory. These items have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. If you’re looking to add a 1950s modernist paintings that pops against an otherwise neutral space in your home, the works available on 1stDibs include that feature elements of gray, brown, black, blue and more. There have been many well-done artworks of this subject over the years, but those made by Calvin Anderson, Muriel Backman, Abram Krol, Leonard Nelson and Abbott Pattison are often thought to be among the most beautiful. The range of these distinct pieces — often created in paint, oil paint and fabric — can elevate any room of your home.

How Much are 1950s Modernist Paintings?

The average selling price for 1950s modernist paintings we offer is $1,295, while they’re typically $175 on the low end and $46,069 for the highest priced.