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Red & Yellow Abstract Expressionist Landscape Painting by British Urban Artist
By Angela Wakefield
Located in Preston, GB
Red & Yellow Abstract Expressionist Landscape Painting by British Urban Artist - a rare early work from Leading British Urban Artist, Angela Wakefield. This artwork is from an intens...
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Early 2000s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Gesso, Canvas, Cotton, Paint, Varnish, Cotton Canvas, Mixed Media, Oil, ...

Water
By Linda Christensen
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Balance 36" x 36", oil on canvas LINDA CHRISTENSEN ARTIST STATEMENT I continue to explore the figure and am looking more consciously at the reasons for doing so. I enjoy working ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

  • Water
  • Water
H 36 in. W 36 in. D 2 in.
Arrow (Abstract Expressionist Oil Painting in Light Blue, Paynes Grey & Green)
By Jenny Nelson
Located in Hudson, NY
Square, abstract expressionist oil painting on canvas in light blue, paynes grey, periwinkle blue and green against a pale grey background with accents of peach 'Arrow' by Jenny Nels...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Delta (Abstract Expressionist Oil Painting on Canvas in Teal, Aqua Blue & Green)
By Jenny Nelson
Located in Hudson, NY
Square, abstract expressionist oil painting on canvas in aqua, teal, blue, and green against pale grey with accents of yellow, peach, and mauve 'Delta' by Jenny Nelson Oil on linen, ...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Vibrant New York City Times Square, Figural Abstract Expressionist Oil Painting
By Simon Gaon
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Simon Gaon (born 1943) is an American painter, Expressionist, and action painter. This is a thick impasto oil painting. with a lot of texture and color. Times Square with 42nd st in...
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Early 2000s Abstract Expressionist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Vibrant New York City Times Square, Figural Abstract Expressionist Oil Painting
By Simon Gaon
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Simon Gaon (born 1943) is an American painter, Expressionist, and action painter. This is a thick impasto oil painting. with a lot of texture and color. This is a nighttime scene of...
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Early 2000s Abstract Expressionist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

No. 2: Abstract Expressionist Oil on Canvas Paper in Blue, Teal & Light Pink
By Jenny Nelson
Located in Hudson, NY
Abstract expressionist style painting on canvas paper in teal, dark blue, and pink with accents of green 'Untitled 2 (Blue & Pink)' by Jenny Nelson Oil on canvas paper, Painted in 20...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Oil, Archival Paper, Canvas

AWH 194 - Original Abstract Expressionist Colorfield Oil Painting
By Bernhard Zimmer
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Bernhard Zimmer's abstract paintings transmit the richness of multiple layers of oil paint applied with precision to create an overall composition that holds opposites - order and ch...
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21st Century and Contemporary Minimalist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Mixed Media, Oil

AWH 192 - Original Abstract Expressionist Yellow Green Colorfield Oil Painting
By Bernhard Zimmer
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Bernhard Zimmer produces deeply layered, subtly textured abstract paintings that contain diametrically opposed elements—order and chaos, abstraction and representation, boldness and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Minimalist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Mixed Media, Oil

Abstract Acrylic Painting on Panel
By Mirtha Moreno
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Born in Havana, Cuba, in the late 70s during a well-documented time of religious and political oppression, abstract expressionist artist Mirtha Moreno, immigrated to the United State...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Oil

Large Abstract Acrylic on Panel Painting
By Mirtha Moreno
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Born in Havana, Cuba, in the late 70s during a well-documented time of religious and political oppression, abstract expressionist artist Mirtha Moreno, immigrated to the United State...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic, Oil

No. 4: Small Abstract Expressionist Monotype in Navy Blue, Soft Yellow & Green
By Jenny Nelson
Located in Hudson, NY
Small abstract expressionist style monotype in navy blue, green, light violet, and soft yellow 'Untitled 4' by Jenny Nelson Monotype, made in 2018 10 x 8 inches in 20 x 16 inch whit...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil, Archival Paper, Monoprint

Bright Vibrant Pop Art Enamel Oil Painting Flowers NYC Abstract Expressionist
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Flowers in a Vase, intensely and seductively colored: almost in a Japonaise style. Swooning purples and reds, ecstatic lemon yellows, Jostling shapes, lyrical and soft-edged, refuse ...
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1990s Abstract Expressionist Figurative Paintings

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Enamel

Proffering Their Perfume / oil and gold leaf on linen
By Frédéric Choisel
Located in Burlingame, CA
Golden metallic abstract painting with multicolor in floral references that bridge nature and expressive abstraction, in blue, red, purple. Oil on Belgian linen with metal leaf — bot...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Metal, Gold Leaf

Untitled
By Louis Papp
Located in Summit, NJ
Gorgeous oil on canvas by Louis Papp. Amazing color and texture. Please look at all the photos. The piece is incredible and a great size. Unframed the piece measures 54h x 32w and it...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

  • Untitled
  • Untitled
  • Untitled
  • Untitled
H 54 in. W 32 in. D .1 in.
Dolce Incontro (Sweet Meeting)
By Paolo Buggiani
Located in New York, NY
Paolo Buggiani is best known for his installations of fire sculptures as well as his intimate landscape paintings portraying the Italian countryside. This painting, titled Sweet Mee...
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1970s Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

Solar Storm - Original, Expressionist Abstract, Landscape Painting, 21st Century
By David Taylor
Located in London, GB
Solar Storm is an original abstract landscape painting by David Taylor, framed and ready to be displayed. The artwork is signed on the reverse. Born in Lancashire he began his caree...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Cotton Canvas, Oil

Untitled (51-42)
By Stephen Pace
Located in New York, NY
Stephen Pace is well known for two bodies of work: the dynamic abstract paintings he produced from 1949 to 1962 and the freely expressed figurative art, based in abstract principles ...
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1950s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

  • Untitled (51-42)
  • Untitled (51-42)
H 33.75 in. W 42.75 in.
Misty Farmland original abstract painting
By Dairo Vargas
Located in London, GB
Misty Farmland is an original Abstract painting by Dairo Vargas, framed and ready to be hanged. The artwork is signed on the back and includes a Certificate of Authenticity. Colom...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Cotton Canvas, Oil, Mixed Media

Exodus original figure painting
By Dairo Vargas
Located in London, GB
Exodus is an original painting by Dairo Vargas, ready to be hanged. The artwork is signed on the back and includes a Certificate of Authenticity. Colombian by birth, Dairo Vargas ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Portrait Paintings

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Oil, Canvas, Cotton Canvas

  • Exodus original figure painting
  • Exodus original figure painting
  • Exodus original figure painting
  • Exodus original figure painting
H 47.25 in. W 47.25 in. D 1.58 in.
Lakes Light original landscape painting
By Dairo Vargas
Located in London, GB
Lakes Light is an original Landscape painting by Dairo Vargas, framed and ready to be hanged. The artwork is signed on the back and includes a Certificate of Authenticity. Colombi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Cotton Canvas, Mixed Media, Oil

Woman #8
By John Carlson
Located in Cleveland, OH
A painting has the amazing ability to transform a two dimensional object, the canvas and paint, into a three dimensional experience through form and space. We enter it, and a dialogu...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Woman #3
By John Carlson
Located in Cleveland, OH
A painting has the amazing ability to transform a two dimensional object, the canvas and paint, into a three dimensional experience through form and space. We enter it, and a dialogu...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Woman #6
By John Carlson
Located in Cleveland, OH
A painting has the amazing ability to transform a two dimensional object, the canvas and paint, into a three dimensional experience through form and space. We enter it, and a dialogu...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Large French Expressionist Abstract Oil Painting
By Armand Rottenberg
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Expressionist Composition by Armand Rottenberg (French 1903-2000) signed lower corner, dated 1990 oil painting on board, framed Framed 28.5 x 17.5 inches Stunning original abstract...
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Late 20th Century Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Oil

BLUES & GREEN TURQUOISE French Expressionist Abstract Oil Painting
By Armand Rottenberg
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Blues, Greens & Turquoise signed lower right by Armand Rottenberg (French 1903-2000) oil painting on board, unframed painting: 20 x 15.75 inches Stunning original abstract expressi...
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Late 20th Century Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Oil

Large Turquoise French Expressionist Abstract Oil Painting
By Armand Rottenberg
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Large Turquoise French Expressionist Abstract Oil Painting by Armand Rottenberg (French 1903-2000) signed on the lower right hand corner, oil painting on board, framed Framed 37.5...
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Late 20th Century Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Oil

French Expressionist Abstract Oil Painting The Golden Chalice
By Armand Rottenberg
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
The Golden Chalice by Armand Rottenberg (French 1903-2000) signed lower corner, circa 1980's oil painting on board, framed Framed 30 x 23 inches Stunning original abstract expressi...
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Late 20th Century Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Oil

Large Multi Coloured French Expressionist Abstract Oil Painting
By Armand Rottenberg
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Large Multi Coloured French Expressionist Abstract Oil Painting by Armand Rottenberg (French 1903-2000) oil painting on board, framed Framed 37.5 x 27 inches Stunning original abs...
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Late 20th Century Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Oil

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

Mid Century Modern Abstract Expressionist New York School Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique American modernist abstract composition. Oil on canvas, circa 1970. Unsigned. Displayed in a period modernist frame. Image, 36"L x 24"H, overall 42"L x 29"H.
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1960s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Toma Yovanovich Mid Century Abstract Expressionist Painting 1960 Black and White
By Toma Yovanovich
Located in Buffalo, NY
Mid-Century Modern black and white abstract expressionist painting by American artist Toma Tovanovich (1931- 2016). Circa 1960, framed, signed Yovanovich; lower right. Tovanovich...
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Paper, Oil

Toma Yovanovich Mid Century Abstract Expressionist Painting 1960 Black and White
By Toma Yovanovich
Located in Buffalo, NY
Mid-Century Modern black and white abstract expressionist painting by American artist Toma Tovanovich (1931- 2016). Circa 1960, framed, signed Yovanovich; lower right. Tovanovich...
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Paper, Oil

Huge French Cubist Abstract Oil Painting, signed
By Armand Rottenberg
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Cubist Composition by Armand Rottenberg (French 1903-2000) signed lower corner, dated 1984 oil painting on board, framed Framed 49.5 x 33.5 inches Stunning original Cubist painting...
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Late 20th Century Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Oil

"Orange and White Sky," Ralph Rosenborg, Abstract Expressionist Nature Landscape
By Ralph Rosenborg
Located in New York, NY
Ralph Rosenborg (1913 - 1992) Orange and White Sky, 1970 Oil on canvas 24 x 28 inches Signed and dated lower left; titled on the reverse Provenance: A Nonprofit Collection, Connecti...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Dies Irae (Day of Wrath) - Abstract Gestural Oil Painting with Red and Orange
By Ruggero Vanni
Located in New York, NY
Ruggero Vanni's Dies Irae” ("The day or wrath" in Latin) is a 36 x 58 inch abstract gestural oil painting. The main color is red and orange. The title refers to the Medieval latin po...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Oil Painting Titled: Walking Hand in Hand
By Clemente Mimun
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Born in 1937, artist Clemente Mimun lived his childhood years in Carthage, the ex-French colony of Tunisia. As the son of a gallery owner Clemente immersed himself in the museums of ...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Oil

Hammer by Michele Mikesell, abstract and bold colorfiel painting
By Michele Mikesell
Located in Dallas, TX
MICHELE MIKESELL b. 1973, Alabama, USA In 2002, Michele Mikesell earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a minor in graphic design from Texas Women's University in Denton, TX. Mikesel...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Oil, Cotton Canvas

"Abstract Composition (Black, Yellow and Grey)" Mixed Media Painting
By Suki Maguire
Located in New York, NY
This piece is an abstract composition done with mixed media, oil and acrylic paints on paper. The artist explores an incredible world filled with color and expressive brushstrokes. T...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Charcoal, Oil Pastel, Mixed Media, Acrylic, Newsprint

Toma Yovanovich Mid Century Abstract Splatter Painting 1960 Black and White
By Toma Yovanovich
Located in Buffalo, NY
Mid-Century Modern black and white abstract expressionist painting by American artist Toma Tovanovich (1931- 2016). Circa 1960, framed, signed Yovanovich; lower right. Tovanovich...
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Paper, Oil

"Abstract Composition (Blue, Amber and Green)" Mixed Media Painting on Paper
By Suki Maguire
Located in New York, NY
This piece is an abstract composition done with mixed media, oil and acrylic paints on paper. The artist explores an incredible world filled with color and expressive brushstrokes. T...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Newsprint, Charcoal, Oil Pastel, Mixed Media, Acrylic

"Forest Series, Golden" -- Romantic, American Monet, Landscape, Abstract
By Ira Barkoff
Located in Tarrytown, NY
The beauty of the physical world becomes a metaphor for the capacity of the spirit to reveal itself.” Ira Barkoff Evocation of Light is ever present in the romantic and experiential ...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Forest Series, Touch of Spring" - Romantic, American Monet, Landscape, Abstract
By Ira Barkoff
Located in Tarrytown, NY
The beauty of the physical world becomes a metaphor for the capacity of the spirit to reveal itself.” Ira Barkoff Evocation of Light is ever present in the romantic and experiential ...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Distant Lake - Original, Expressionist Abstract, Landscape Painting,
By Dairo Vargas
Located in London, GB
Distant Lake is an original abstract painting by Dairo Vargas, framed and ready to be hanged. The artwork is signed on back and includes a Certificate of Authenticity. Colombian b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Landscape Paintings

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Wood Panel, Oil

Playing with Light- Original, Expressionist Abstract, Landscape Painting,
By Dairo Vargas
Located in London, GB
Playing with Light is an original abstract painting by Dairo Vargas, framed and ready to be hanged. The artwork is signed on back and includes a Certificate of Authenticity. Colom...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Wood Panel

A new Journey - Expressionist Abstract, Landscape Painting, 21st Century
By Dairo Vargas
Located in London, GB
A New Journey is an original expressionist landscape painting by Dairo Vargas, framed and ready to be hanged. The artwork is signed on the back and includes a Certificate of Authen...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Landscape Paintings

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Cotton Canvas, Oil

Farm House - Original, Expressionist Abstract, Landscape Painting, 21st Century
By Dairo Vargas
Located in London, GB
Farm House is an original abstract landscape painting by Dairo Vargas, framed and ready to be hanged. This 21st Century artwork is signed on back and includes a Certificate of Auth...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Wood Panel

Distant Treeline - Original, Expressionist, Landscape Painting, 21st Century
By Dairo Vargas
Located in London, GB
Distant Treeline is an original abstract landscape painting by Dairo Vargas, framed and ready to be hanged. This 21st Century artwork is signed on back and includes a Certificate o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Wood Panel

Large Abstract Expressionist oil Painting 1987
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
4006 Large colorful Abstract Expressionist oil painting on canvas
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1980s Abstract Paintings

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Oil

Modern Oversized Abstract Expressionist oil Painting
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
5-3747 Large scale Abstract Expressionist oil painting in multi colors and patterns
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1990s Abstract Paintings

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Oil

"Golden Corset". Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Oil Painting
By Paul Wadsworth
Located in Brecon, Powys
Large abstract expressionist oil painting from the Artist's 2020 Burlesque series
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Australian Abstract Expressionist Oil Painting
By David Rankin
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
David Rankin is a New York-based, British-born Australian post-war and contemporary artist known for his expressionistic abstract paintings. His work can be categorized by his use of...
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1990s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Large Abstract Expressionist Oil Painting, 1980
By Adine Stix
Located in San Francisco, CA
This April 1980 oil on canvas entitled "George Washington; What Would He Say, to the MX Missile" is by West Coast Abstract Expressionist painter Adine Stix (1909-1987). Stix studied...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Contemporary French Abstract Expressionist Oil Painting
By Yvette Dubois Habasque
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Stunning original oil painting by the French abstract artist, Yvette Dubois-Habasque (1929-2016). The painting has excellent provenance having come from the artists studio sale in Pa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Oil

Huge British Abstract Expressionist Oil Painting
By Isaiah Gerard Calleja
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Superb original British abstract oil painting, from the 1980's period, painted on a huge scale. The painting is by the British abstract painter Isaiah Gerard Calleja (1936-2016), wh...
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Late 20th Century Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Oil

"Andalucia." Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Oil Painting
By Phillip Alder
Located in Brecon, Powys
Andalucia (Southern Spain). Artists response to visiting southern Spain. Creating the experience of the music and decorative colours of the area. Oil on Canvas. 24" x 32" framed 26" ...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil

May Walk. Abstract Expressionist Oil Painting
By Phillip Alder
Located in Brecon, Powys
'May Walk'. oil on canvas. 20" x 30" . The sensation of walking through a dense woodland and arboretum garden during mid-spring.
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Entropy. Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Oil Painting
By Andrew Francis
Located in Brecon, Powys
Entropy, 2019 Encaustic wax, oil colour and solder on deep-fame board 600 x 600 mm
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Metal

Untitled Abstract Composition, Abstract Expressionist Oil Painting
By Jay Milder
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
This is being sold unframed. Jay Milder (born 1934) is an American artist and a figurative expressionist painter of the second generation New York School. Old Testament themes such ...
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20th Century Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Israeli Modernist Abstract Expressionist Oil Painting
By Motke Blum
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
size is with frame. Motke Blum was born in Racacun, Romania in 1925. Early in his childhood, the Blum family moved to Bukarest where they settled in a house situated near a circus. ...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Abstract Paintings

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Mixed Media

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Abstract Expressionist Oil Paintings For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, there are several options of abstract expressionist oil paintings available for sale. Finding the ideal Abstract, Expressionist or Minimalist examples of these works for your living room, whether you’re looking for small- or large-size pieces, is no easy task — start by shopping our selection today. These items have been made for many years, with versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Adding a colorful piece of art to a room that is mostly decorated in warm neutral tones can yield a welcome change — see the abstract expressionist oil paintings on 1stDibs that include elements of gray, brown, black, blue and more. Many versions of these artworks are appealing in their rich colors and composition, but Yvette Dubois Habasque, Linda Holt, Giorgio Lo Fermo, Karina Gentinetta and Reginald Pollack produced especially popular works that are worth a look. Frequently made by artists working in paint, oil paint and fabric, all of these available pieces are unique and have attracted attention over the years. Large abstract expressionist oil paintings can be an attractive addition to some spaces, while the smaller iterations available — each spanning 1 inches in width — may make for a better choice for a more modest living area.

How Much are Abstract Expressionist Oil Paintings?

Prices for art of this kind can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — abstract expressionist oil paintings in our inventory begin at $60 and can go as high as $840,000, while the average can fetch as much as $2,909.

Finding the Right Abstract Paintings for You

Bring audacious experiments with color and textures to your living room, dining room or home office. Abstract paintings, large or small, will stand out in your space, encouraging conversation and introducing a museum-like atmosphere that’s welcoming and conducive to creating memorable gatherings.

Abstract art has origins in 19th-century Europe, but it came into its own as a significant movement during the 20th century. Early practitioners of abstraction included Wassily Kandinsky, although painters were exploring nonfigurative art prior to the influential Russian artist’s efforts, which were inspired by music and religion. Abstract painters endeavored to create works that didn’t focus on the outside world’s conventional subjects, and even when artists depicted realistic subjects, they worked in an abstract mode to do so.

In 1940s-era New York City, a group of painters working in the abstract mode created radical work that looked to European avant-garde artists as well as to the art of ancient cultures, prioritizing improvisation, immediacy and direct personal expression. While they were never formally affiliated with one another, we know them today as Abstract Expressionists.

The male contingent of the Abstract Expressionists, which includes Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and Robert Motherwell, is frequently cited in discussing leading figures of this internationally influential postwar art movement. However, the women of Abstract Expressionism, such as Helen Frankenthaler, Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell and others, were equally involved in the art world of the time. Sexism, family obligations and societal pressures contributed to a long history of their being overlooked, but the female Abstract Expressionists experimented vigorously, developed their own style and produced significant bodies of work.

Draw your guests into abstract oil paintings across different eras and countries of origin. On 1stDibs, you’ll find an expansive range of abstract paintings along with a guide on how to arrange your wonderful new wall art.

If you’re working with a small living space, a colorful, oversize work can create depth in a given room, but there isn’t any need to overwhelm your interior with a sprawling pièce de résistance. Colorful abstractions of any size can pop against a white wall in your living room, but if you’re working with a colored backdrop, you may wish to stick to colors that complement the decor that is already in the space. Alternatively, let your painting make a statement on its own, regardless of its surroundings, or group it, gallery-style, with other works.