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Gray in Portland, Abstract Original Oil Painting
By Vahe Yeremyan
Located in Granada Hills, CA
Artist: Vahe Yeremyan Work: Original Oil Painting, Handmade Artwork, One of a Kind Medium: Oil on Canvas Year: 2020 Style: Abstract Art, Subject: Gray in Portland, Size: 16" x 29...
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2010s Impressionist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Figure in Gray, Abstract Original Oil Painting
By Vahe Yeremyan
Located in Granada Hills, CA
Artist: Vahe Yeremyan Work: Original Oil Painting, Handmade Artwork, One of a Kind Medium: Oil on Canvas Year: 2020 Style: Abstract Art, Subject: Figure in Gray, Size: 30" x 16" ...
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2010s Impressionist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Neutral in Portland, Abstract Original Oil Painting
By Vahe Yeremyan
Located in Granada Hills, CA
Artist: Vahe Yeremyan Work: Original Oil Painting, Handmade Artwork, One of a Kind Medium: Oil on Canvas Year: 2020 Style: Abstract Art, Subject: Neutral in Portland, Size: 16.5"...
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2010s Impressionist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Abstract in Chase
By Norayr Gevorgyan
Located in Granada Hills, CA
ARTIST: Norayr Gevorgyan WORK: Original oil Painting, One of a Kind Medium: Oil on Cardboard, Unique style, YEAR: 2016 STYLE: Abstract, SUBJECT: Abstract in Chase SIZE: 13" x 17" x 0...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Board, Cardboard, Oil

  • Abstract in Chase
  • Abstract in Chase
H 13 in. W 17 in. D 0.1 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

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

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

Cobalt in Abstract
By Vahe Yeremyan
Located in Granada Hills, CA
Artist: Vahe Yeremyan Work: Original oil Painting, One of a Kind Medium: Oil on Canvas Year: 2016 Subject: Cobalt in Abstract SIZE: 15" x 24" x 3/4''inch Unframed, Stretched on the w...
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2010s Impressionist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

  • Cobalt in Abstract
  • Cobalt in Abstract
H 15 in. W 24 in. D 0.8 in.
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

An Island Appears (Gestural Abstract Painting on Canvas in Blue, Grey & Aqua)
By Jenny Nelson
Located in Hudson, NY
Square, abstract expressionist oil painting on canvas in aqua, teal, blue and Payne's grey with accents of green, peach and pink on a light grey background 'An Island Appears' painte...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Anatomy of a Sunset - Large Abstract Landscape Oil Painting in Blue
By Andrei Petrov
Located in New York, NY
Andrei Petrov's "Anatomy of a Sunset" is a large 72 x 60 inch abstract landscape oil painting on canvas. The main colors are a deep blue and a cerulean blue with an accent of red. Th...
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2010s Abstract 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

Rapid Response - Horizontal Abstract Landscape Painting in Red and Blue
By Andrei Petrov
Located in New York, NY
Andrei Petrov's "Rapid Response" is 24 x 47 inch abstract painting on canvas. Unframed. It is a lyric abstraction with intense red, purple and orange colors. The reference to a natu...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Heart of the Sunrise - Large Abstract Landscape Gestural Painting in Blue
By Andrei Petrov
Located in New York, NY
Andrei Petrov's "Heart of the Sunrise" is a large 72 x 60 inch abstract landscape oil painting on canvas. The main colors are a deep blue and purple with an accent of red. The refere...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Dripping Dots - Coco in the Jungle" Contemporary Oil Painting on Canvas
By Cindy Shaoul
Located in New York, NY
This piece is part of an exciting new collection depicting iconic "Coco Chanel" with the artist's "Dripping Dots" style. Focused on a pointillistic technique, the paint is able to ca...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

"Dripping Dots - Summer in Bleu de Chanel" Contemporary Oil Painting on Canvas
By Cindy Shaoul
Located in New York, NY
This piece is part of an exciting new collection depicting iconic "Bleu de Chanel" with the artist's "Dripping Dots" style. Focused on a pointillistic technique, the paint is able to...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Mixed Media, Oil, Canvas

Once in a While
By Cindy Shaoul
Located in New York, NY
With layers of bright oils and whisking brush strokes, the paint is able to shine and shimmer in a very unique pattern. The artist uses gold drips, thick textured oils, mixed media a...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Mixed Media, Oil, Canvas

  • Once in a While
  • Once in a While
  • Once in a While
  • Once in a While
H 22 in. W 18 in. D 1 in.
Dripping Dots, Chanel in St. Tropez
By Cindy Shaoul
Located in New York, NY
This piece is part of an exciting new collection depicting iconic "N°5 Chanel" with the artists "Dripping Dots" style. Focused on a pointillistic technique, the paint is able to capt...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Abstract Flowers in Yellow Vase, Oil Painting
By Pamela Cawley
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Abstract Flowers in Yellow Vase, Oil Painting by Pamela Cawley, British 20th century oil painting on canvas, unframed canvas: 20 x 16 inches Stunning original Impressionist oil pa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil

“My Sanctuary”, a private landscape in pinks, and blues, textured with flowers
By Rebecca Darlington
Located in New York, NY
“My Sanctuary”, a private clearing in a forest of pinks, and blues, is densely textured with floral motifs. Darlington explores themes of belonging, culture, identity, decoration, a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Crayon, Cotton Canvas, Board, Oil

"Projection", Large Abstract in Oil, 1957
By Michael di Cosola
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1957 oil on canvas abstract in white, sienna brown, and blue is by Abstract Surrealist Abstract Surrealist San Francisco artist Michael di Cosola (1929-2010). Di Cosola studied ...
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1950s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Organic Abstract in Oil, Late 1950s
By Michael L. Mason
Located in San Francisco, CA
This late 1950s oil on canvas abstract in green and yellow is by Chicago painter and printmaker Michael L. Mason (1896-1963). Mason received his PhD in Anatomy from Northwestern Univ...
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1950s American Modern Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Modernist Abstract in Oil, 20th Century
By Michael di Cosola
Located in San Francisco, CA
This mid-late 20th century oil on canvas abstract with gray, blue, and orange is by San Francisco artist Michael di Cosola (1929-2010). Di Cosola studied at the Chicago Art Institute...
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20th Century Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

20th Century Surrealist Abstract in Oil
By Michael di Cosola
Located in San Francisco, CA
This mid-late 20th century oil on canvas abstract is by Abstract Surrealist San Francisco artist Michael di Cosola (1929-2010). Di Cosola studied at the Chicago Art Institute before ...
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1960s Surrealist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"The Orchestra Pit" Modernist Geometric Abstract in Oil
By Schuyler Standish
Located in San Francisco, CA
This late 20th century oil on paper abstract entitled "The Orchestra Pit Music Racks" is by Los Angeles artist, violin prodigy, and actor Schuyler Standish (1927-2010). As a child ac...
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Late 20th Century Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

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Paper, Oil

Geometric Abstract in Oil Pastel, Circa 1960s
By Paul McCoy
Located in San Francisco, CA
This circa 1960s Modernist oil pastel and ink on tracing paper abstract is by California artist Paul McCoy (1921-2005). An artist and writer, he studied at New York’s Pratt Institute...
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1960s American Modern Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Oil Pastel, Ink

Circular Abstract in Oil Pastel, Circa 1960s
By Paul McCoy
Located in San Francisco, CA
This circa 1960s Modernist oil pastel and ink on tracing paper abstract is by California artist Paul McCoy (1921-2005). An artist and writer, he studied at New York’s Pratt Institute...
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1960s American Modern Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Oil Pastel, Ink

"Leonid Meteor Shower" Large Cubist Abstract in Oil, 2000
By Georgette London Owens
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 2000 bright oil on canvas Cubist abstract entitled "Leonid Meteor Shower" is by French-American painter Georgette London Owens (b.1924). Owens was born in Paris and studied at E...
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Early 2000s Cubist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Large Cubist Abstract in Oil Paint, Late 20th Century
By Georgette London Owens
Located in San Francisco, CA
This late 20th century oil paint on foam board abstract in orange, lime green, and black is by French-American painter Georgette London Owens (b.1924). Owens was born in Paris and st...
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Late 20th Century Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil, Foam Board

Modernist Large-Scale Abstract in Oil on Canvas with Red, 1981
By Richard Caldwell Brewer
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1981 oil on canvas large expressive with red is by second generation New York School artist Richard Caldwell Brewer (1923-2014). Brewer along with his charmed circle of artist f...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Modern Landscape Concept II" Abstract in Oil on Canvas Board, 1965
By Laura Lengyel
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1965 oil on canvas board abstract entitled "Modern Landscape Concept II" is by Bay Area painter and sculptor Laura Lengyel (b. 1946). She studied at Oakland’s Mills College and...
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1960s American Modern Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil, Board

Abstract in Blues and Purples
Located in Houston, TX
Mid-century abstract in oil and tempera by French artist Hervet in cool tones of blues and purples, signed lower right. Original artwork on paper displayed on a white mat with a gol...
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1960s Abstract Paintings

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Oil, Tempera

Settling In, Abstract Oil Painting
By Morgan Fite
Located in San Francisco, CA
<p>Artist Comments<br>Artist Morgan Fite paints with neutral tones, letting movement, texture and subtle contrasts tell the story and capture moments in time. "I painted this piece o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil

Sometimes In Between, Abstract Oil Painting
By Heidi Hybl
Located in San Francisco, CA
<p>Artist Comments<br>"The title implies what this piece is about," says artist Heidi Hybl. "With an abstract structure and tranquil analogous colors, there is then a bolt of bright ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil

Undertones in Nature, Abstract Oil Painting
By Ronda Waiksnis
Located in San Francisco, CA
<p>Artist Comments<br />A panoramic abstract landscape capturing the last rays of sun at dusk. The deep blue sky has started to creep in, covering the ground in rich green shadows. "...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil

Cliffs in Cobalt, Abstract Oil Painting
By Vahe Yeremyan
Located in San Francisco, CA
<p>Artist Comments<br />A prominent rock face rises out of a sea of abstract emerald and cobalt brushwork. Vahe used quick strokes of varying sizes to infuse energy and liveliness in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil

In the Rain 3, Abstract Oil Painting
By Janet Hamilton
Located in San Francisco, CA
<p>Artist Comments<br /> Janet Hamilton created this modern abstract based on a rainy day. "The rainy day offers such a motivational feeling when I paint," says Janet. "I love how it...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil

"Figure in Abstract Landscape" Oil Painting
Located in Denver, CO
Dan McCaw's (US based) "Figure in Abstract Landscape" is an original, handmade oil painting that depicts a sloping landscape of greys and blacks patterned with white and red half cir...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Oil, Board

In the Stillness, Abstract Oil Painting
By Morgan Fite
Located in San Francisco, CA
<p>Artist Comments<br />Morgan creates ethereal atmospheres using feathery brushstrokes and subtle contrasts. Her muted, tonal palette allows the texture and layering to take centers...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil

Large abstract oil painting - 52 x 64 in.
By Alexis Portilla
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a large, vibrant and bold piece of abstract expressionist oil painting on canvas. Exclusively available from Modern Art Etc, call to inquire to view. Subject to availability....
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil Pastel, Oil

Landscape In Yellow, Contemporary Abstract Oil Painting
By Andy Fullalove
Located in Brecon, Powys
Striking Abstract expressionist work from the studio of acclaimed British artist Andy Fullalove Oil on canvas. Pristine condition. Framed in contemporary grey wood slipper frame Im...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Oil

Sail Boats in Cobalt, Abstract Oil Painting
By Vahe Yeremyan
Located in San Francisco, CA
<p>Artist Comments<br />Sailboats glide over crystalline waters towards where the ocean and horizon meet. Rendered with a palette knife, artist Vahe Yeremyan depicts a breathtaking v...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil

Rhapsody in Yellow - oil on canvas - abstract
By Stephen Henriques
Located in Burlingame, CA
Color is always central in Henriques' delightful compositions that are at once, balanced, harmonious, and a toast to life. 'Rhapsody in Yellow' with its bright and pure hues shimmer...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

'Organic Abstract in Pastel', Large Oil in Pastel Colors
By Frederic Pearson
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
A substantial abstract oil, in vertical format, comprising adjacent and overlapping geometric forms in shades of pastel primary colors contrasted against a steel-blue background. S...
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1980s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Playing in Eden, Large Abstract Expressionist Oil Painting
Located in Brecon, Powys
Oil on canvas. Signed
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Large Surrealist Abstract Oil Painting in Black, 1979
By Michael di Cosola
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1979 oil on canvas abstract in black is by Abstract Surrealist San Francisco artist Michael di Cosola (1929-2010). Di Cosola studied at the Chicago Art Institute before moving t...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Small Abstract #98" Abstract Expressionist Oil in White, Orange, Yellow, Blue
By Linda Holt
Located in Wellesley, MA
Small Abstract #98, Oil on Canvas, 8 x 8 Inches, is a brilliantly colored, gorgeous and lush abstraction, very expressionist and fluid in style in shades of orange, yellow, white an...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Oil

Glow in the Dark, Abstract Oil Painting, 2021
By Usha Shukla
Located in Boston, MA
Artist Commentary: This painting is part of the series "Silver Linings". This series is inspired by my days in "Shelter in Place" during the pandemic. Silver Linings, in situations ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil, Wood Panel

Swimming In Summer's Sweet Glow, Abstract Oil Painting
By Agata Kijanka
Located in San Francisco, CA
<p>Artist Comments<br>"What sweetness it is to swim in cool water at the start of a summer's pink sunset," says Agata. Bright pink in the bottom section gives way to rippling white a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil

Romance in the Evening Air, Abstract Oil Painting
By Ronda Waiksnis
Located in San Francisco, CA
<p>Artist Comments<br />I love a simple yet atmospheric painting! It is on Arches oil paper.</p><br /><p>About the Artist<br />Ronda Waiksnis captures abstracted, atmospheric movemen...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil

Rose / abstract calm oil on canvas in red
By Gloria Matuszewski
Located in Burlingame, CA
Inspired by Taoist teachings and meditations, 'Rose' feels alive with its concentration on red. Matuszewski creates meditative and harmonious color field paintings to invoke a sense ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil, Pencil

Whats In The Water. Contemporary Abstract Oil Painting
By Susan Bleakley
Located in Brecon, Powys
In this work Bleakley combines shapes from the natural world interlinked with purely abstract design.
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil, Acrylic

Abstract foliages in yellow, green and brown - oil, Painting, Oil on Canvas
By Fabienne Monestier
Located in Yardley, PA
"Abstract foliages in yellow, green and brown", oil painting on stretched canvas, 40X50 cm An abstraction, evocating the light through grasses, or branches. It's an idea of nature...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil

Locked in Love, Huge Abstract Original Oil Painting, Signed
By Élisabeth Dujarric de La Rivière
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Locked in Love, Abstract Portrait, Original Oil Painting, Signed By French artist Elisabeth Dujarric, b.1930-2005 Oil painting on canvas, unframed Canvas size: 46 x 35 inches Elisab...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil

'Fun in Paris', Large Contemporary Abstract Minimalist Oil Painting
By Teodora Guererra
Located in Westport, CT
Abstract, emotion, expression, texture, layers, green, purple, blue, white, drip, cloud, minimalist, abstracted, contemporary, artistic influences: Pat Steir. Teodora Guererra recei...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil Crayon, Mixed Media, Oil

"Blue Nocturne" Abstract Oil Painting in Predominant Blues
By John Little
Located in Detroit, MI
"Blue Nocturne" is full of rich deep blues contrasted by oranges, red, black and white. The abstract composition is bursting with energy that pours out of the painting and beyond the...
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Late 20th Century Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Oil

"Small Abstract #48" Abstract Expressionist Oil in Shades of Green and White
By Linda Holt
Located in Wellesley, MA
Small Abstract #48," Oil on Canvas, 8 x 8 Inches, is a brilliantly colored, gorgeous and lush abstraction, very expressionist and fluid in style in shades of green and white. Holt...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Oil

Large abstract oil painting on canvas - 48 x 54 in.
By Alexis Portilla
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a large, vibrant and bold piece of abstract expressionist oil painting on canvas. Exclusively available from gallery - call to inquire to view. Subject to availability. Inqui...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Abstract Oil Pastel in Muted Blues & Purples
Located in Houston, TX
American abstract oil pastel in muted tones of blues and purples, 2009. Original artwork on paper displayed on a white mat with a gold border. Archival plastic sleeve and Certifica...
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Early 2000s Abstract Paintings

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Oil Pastel

Figures And Flowers In Abstract - oil paintings
Located in Carmel, CA
'Figures And Flowers In Abstract' , oil on canvas by Frida Size: 60"x48" The painting comes with a certificate of authenticity and a letter of appraisal. An original piece, one o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

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Abstracts In Oil For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate abstracts in oil for your needs in our varied inventory. In our selection of items, you can find Abstract examples as well as a Contemporary version. Making the right choice when shopping for a abstracts in oil 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 21st Century. Adding a abstracts in oil 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 gray, brown, black, blue and more. Finding an appealing abstracts in oil — no matter the origin — is easy, but Cindy Shaoul, Elizabeth Lennie, Marilyn Davidson, Karina Gentinetta and Suren Nersisyan each produced popular versions that are worth a look. Frequently made by artists working in paint, oil paint and fabric, these artworks are unique and have attracted attention over the years. If space is limited, you can find a small abstracts in oil measuring 1.75 high and 2 wide, while our inventory also includes works up to 228 across to better suit those in the market for a large abstracts in oil.

How Much is a Abstracts In Oil?

The price for a abstracts in oil in our collection starts at $140 and tops out at $334,182 with the average selling for $3,229.

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.

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