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Football Players (Framed Academic Style Figurative Painting of Male Athletes)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
Academic style figurative oil painting of two muscular football players Painted by Mark Beard as Bruce Sargeant Oil on canvas, signed upper right 20 x 16 inches unframed, 26 x 22 in...
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2010s Academic Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Young Wrestlers (Academic Figurative Painting of Male Athletes by Mark Beard)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
Young Wrestlers (Academic Figurative Painting of Athletes by Mark Beard) Academic style figurative oil painting of two young athletes Painted by Mark Beard as Bruce Sargeant Oil on ...
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2010s Academic Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Waiting to Take Aim (Academic Figurative Painting of Hunter by Mark Beard)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
Academic style figurative oil painting of a handsome hunter in a mountainous landscape Painted by Mark Beard as Bruce Sargeant Oil on canvas, signed upper left 12 x 24 inches unframe...
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2010s Academic Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Five Gymnasts in Training (Large Academic Style Figurative Painting of Athletes)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
Large Academic style figurative painting of five male athletes Painted by Mark Beard aka "Bruce Sargeant" for New York City's flagship Abercrombie and Fitch store on 5th Avenue oil...
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Early 2000s Academic Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait, Original oil Painting
By Ashot Yan
Located in Granada Hills, CA
Artist: Ashot Yan Work: Original Oil Painting, Handmade Artwork, One of a Kind Medium: Oil on Linen, Year: 2018 Style: Academic Realism, Subject: Portrait, Size: 9.5" x 7.5" x 1'' i...
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2010s Academic Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait, Surrealism Original oil Painting
By Ashot Yan
Located in Granada Hills, CA
Artist: Ashot Yan Work: Original Oil Painting, Handmade Artwork, One of a Kind Medium: Oil on Linen, Year: 2018 Style: Portrait Surrealism, Subject: Portrait, Size: 23" x 19" x 1'' ...
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2010s Academic Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait, Surrealism Original oil Painting
By Ashot Yan
Located in Granada Hills, CA
Artist: Ashot Yan Work: Original Oil Painting, Handmade Artwork, One of a Kind Medium: Oil on Linen, Year: 2018 Style: Portrait Surrealism, Subject: Portrait, Size: 23" x 19" x 1'' ...
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2010s Academic Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Muse, Portrait, Original oil Painting
By Ashot Yan
Located in Granada Hills, CA
Artist: Ashot Yan Work: Original Oil Painting, Handmade Artwork, One of a Kind Medium: Oil on Linen, Year: 2018 Style: Portrait, Subject: Muse, Size: 19" x 19" x 1'' inch, 50x50x3cm...
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2010s Academic Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Performance, Figurative Surrealism, Original oil Painting
By Ashot Yan
Located in Granada Hills, CA
Artist: Ashot Yan Work: Original Oil Painting, Handmade Artwork, One of a Kind Medium: Oil on Linen, Year: 2018 Style: Surrealism, Subject: Performance Size: 23.5" x 23.5" x 1'' inc...
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2010s Academic Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Winter Rapsody Figurative Surrealism, Original oil Painting
By Ashot Yan
Located in Granada Hills, CA
Artist: Ashot Yan Work: Original Oil Painting, Handmade Artwork, One of a Kind Medium: Oil on Linen, Year: 2018 Style: Figurative Surrealism, Subject: Winter Rhapsody, Size: 27.5" x...
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2010s Academic Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Taxi Service, Figurative Surrealism, Original oil Painting
By Ashot Yan
Located in Granada Hills, CA
Artist: Ashot Yan Work: Original Oil Painting, Handmade Artwork, One of a Kind Medium: Oil on Linen, Year: 2018 Style: Figurative Surrealism, Subject: Taxi Service, Size: 27" x 25.5...
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2010s Academic Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Madman from Gyurle, Figurative Surrealism, Original oil Painting
By Ashot Yan
Located in Granada Hills, CA
Artist: Ashot Yan Work: Original Oil Painting, Handmade Artwork, One of a Kind Medium: Oil on Linen, Year: 2018 Style: Figurative Surrealism, Subject: Madman from Gyurle, Size: 31.5...
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2010s Academic Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Walking Off the Queen, Figurative Surrealism, Original oil Painting
By Ashot Yan
Located in Granada Hills, CA
Artist: Ashot Yan Work: Original Oil Painting, Handmade Artwork, One of a Kind Medium: Oil on Linen, Year: 2018 Style: Figurative Surrealism, Subject: Walking off the Queen, Size: 4...
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2010s Academic Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Pacific Ocean
By Karen Darbinyan
Located in Granada Hills, CA
Artist: Karen Darbinyan Work: Original Oil Painting, Handmade Artwork, One of a Kind Medium: Oil on Linen, Year: 2019 Style: Classic Art, Subject: Pacific Ocean, Size: 59" x 79" x 1'...
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2010s Academic Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

  • Pacific Ocean
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Pacific Ocean
H 59 in. W 79 in. D 1 in.
Pacific Coast
By Karen Darbinyan
Located in Granada Hills, CA
Artist: Karen Darbinyan Work: Original Oil Painting, Handmade Artwork, One of a Kind Medium: Oil on Linen, Year: 2019 Style: Classic Art, Subject: Pacific Coast, Size: 58.5" x 78.5"...
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2010s Academic Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

  • Pacific Coast
  • Pacific Coast
  • Pacific Coast
  • Pacific Coast
H 58.5 in. W 78.5 in. D 1 in.
Seashore
By Karen Darbinyan
Located in Granada Hills, CA
Artist: Karen Darbinyan Work: Original Oil Painting, Handmade Artwork, One of a Kind Medium: Oil on Linen, Year: 2019 Style: Classic Art, Impressionism, Subject: Ocean Breeze, Size:...
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2010s Academic Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

  • Seashore
  • Seashore
  • Seashore
  • Seashore
H 57 in. W 77 in. D 1 in.
Ocean Breeze
By Karen Darbinyan
Located in Granada Hills, CA
Artist: Karen Darbinyan Work: Original Oil Painting, Handmade Artwork, One of a Kind Medium: Oil on Linen, Year: 2019 Style: Classic Art, Impressionism, Subject: Ocean Breeze, Size:...
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2010s Academic Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

  • Ocean Breeze
  • Ocean Breeze
  • Ocean Breeze
  • Ocean Breeze
H 57 in. W 77 in. D 1 in.
Play of Waves
By Karen Darbinyan
Located in Granada Hills, CA
Artist: Karen Darbinyan Work: Original Oil Painting, Handmade Artwork, One of a Kind Medium: Oil on Linen, Year: 2019 Style: Classic Art, Impressionism, Subject: Play of Waves, Size...
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2010s Academic Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

  • Play of Waves
  • Play of Waves
  • Play of Waves
  • Play of Waves
H 56.5 in. W 77 in. D 1 in.
Untitled Portrait I (Academic Style Portrait Painting of a Young Muscular Man)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
Modern, academic style portrait painting on canvas of a young athletic male oil on canvas, 28 x 22 inches unframed This vertical, contemporary portrait painting of a single young m...
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2010s Academic Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Untitled Portrait II (Modern, Academic Style Portrait Painting of a Young Man)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
Modern, academic style portrait painting on canvas of a young athletic male oil on canvas, 26 x 17 inches in antique wood frame This vertical, contemporary portrait painting of sin...
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2010s Academic Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Forest Nymph - Figurative Nude Oil Painting Colors Brown Grey Pale Blue Green
By Lyubena Fox
Located in Sofia, BG
"Forrest Nymph" (2016) Oil on canvas 80 x 100 cm unframed Painting was started in 2015, most of it was finished by 2016, the last touches done in 2019. Inspired by the 19th cent...
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2010s Academic Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

19th Century Academic Oil Painting 'Playing with the Seesaw' by Coomans
By Pierre Olivier Joseph Coomans
Located in London, GB
19th Century Academic Oil Painting 'Playing with the Seesaw' by Coomans Belgian, 1880 Frame: Height 57cm, width 76cm, depth 5cm Panel: Height 34cm, width 54cm, depth 0.5cm This char...
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Late 19th Century Academic Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Panel

Nude On White Background - 21st Century Contemporary Academic Oil Painting
Located in Singapore, SG
"Nude On White" by Yuriy Ushakov is a large scale oil painting of timeless beauty, it morphs together the antique canons of beauty, contemporary pictorial practices and is rendered i...
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2010s Impressionist Nude Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait of an Old Man - 21st Century Contemporary Academic Oil Painting
Located in Singapore, SG
This unique original artwork comes unframed and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist. Shipping safely to your door with DHL Express.
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2010s Impressionist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Board

Morning Ride (Academic Figurative Oil Painting of Two Nude Men and Horse)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
Academic style figurative oil painting of two nude men in a country landscape with a brown horse Painted by Mark Beard as Bruce Sargeant Oil on canvas, signed upper right 24 x 30 in...
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2010s Academic Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Le Martyr de Saint Sebastian (Academic Figurative Oil Painting in Gold Frame)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
Academic style figurative oil painting on canvas 48 x 24 inches unframed 58 x 32 x 3 inches in gold leaf wood frame This vertical, contemporary figurative painting of Le Martyr de S...
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Early 2000s Academic Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Nude - 21st Century Contemporary Classical Academic Figure Oil Painting
Located in Singapore, SG
"Nude" by Yuriy Ushakov is a large scale oil painting of timeless elegance, it morphs together the antique canons of beauty with contemporary pictorial practices and is rendered in Y...
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2010s Impressionist Nude Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

1950s Academic Realistic Study of Hands Oil Painting Signed Stuart Whyte
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
1950s Academic Realistic Study of Hands Oil Painting Signed Stuart Whyte In the manner of Auguste Rodin.
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1950s Modern Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Board

Portrait of a Man: Academic Figurative Portrait Painting by Mark Beard
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
Academic style figurative portrait painting of a handsome young man against a grey background "Portrait of a Man", By Mark Beard as Bruce Sargeant (pseudonym in homage to the fashion...
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Early 2000s Academic Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

The Water Spring - Academic Oil, Figures in Landscape by Hermann Corrodi
By Hermann Corrodi
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
A beautifully painted oil on canvas circa 1880 by Italian academic painter Hermann David Salomon Corrodi. The piece depicts a young family in a woodland stream. The man is kneeling d...
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1880s Academic Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Cloudy Day at the Academic Dacha, Painting, Oil on Canvas
By Igor Barkhatkov
Located in Yardley, PA
Title: Cloudy Day at the Academic Dacha; Year: 2018; Medium and support: oil on canvas; Dimensions: h 46 cm × w 61 cm × d 2.8 cm. :: Painting :: Realism :: This piece comes with...
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2010s Realist Paintings

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Oil

Sunny Morning at the Academic Dacha, Painting, Oil on Canvas
By Igor Barkhatkov
Located in Yardley, PA
Title: Sunny Morning at the Academic Dacha; Year created: 2019; Medium and support: Oil on canvas; Dimensions: h 50 cm × w 61 cm × d 2.8 cm. :: Painting :: Impressionist :: This...
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2010s Impressionist Paintings

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Oil

Prosperous Family: Academic Figurative Painting by Mark Beard aka Bruce Sargeant
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
Academic style figurative painting on canvas of a family and red tractor against a classic American farm field "Prosperous Family", painted by Mark Beard under his fictitious persona...
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Early 2000s Academic Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Apres le bain - French Academic Oil, Nude in Interior by Tony Robert-Fleury
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
A beautiful oil on original canvas circa 1903 by French academic painter Tony Robert-Fleury depicting a nude drying herself with a white towel beside a copper bath. The light from th...
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Early 1900s Academic Nude Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Men & Motorcycles, Mark Beard: Academic Figurative Painting of Four Male Models
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
Academic style figurative painting of four male motorcycle riders by Mark Beard aka "Bruce Sargeant" "Men and Motorcycles", painted in the early 2000's for Abercrombie and Fitch's fl...
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Early 2000s Academic Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Archers: Academic Figurative Painting of Two Men Bow Hunting by Mark Beard
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
Academic style figurative painting of two male archers by Mark Beard aka "Bruce Sargeant" "Archers", date unknown, painted for Abercrombie and Fitch's flagship store in Milan, Italy ...
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Early 2000s Academic Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Boy in Suit: Academic Figurative Painting by Mark Beard aka. Bruce Sargeant
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
Academic style figurative painting of two men in trousers and suits with naval flags by Mark Beard aka "Bruce Sargeant" "Boy in Suit", painted in the late 90's - early 2000's for Abe...
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Early 2000s Academic Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Gentleman with Wig (Academic Portrait Painting by Mark Beard as Bruce Sargeant)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
Academic style portrait oil painting of a handsome young man in an 18th century powdered wig Painted by Mark Beard as Bruce Sargeant (pseudonym in homage to the fashion photographer,...
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2010s Academic Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

At the Camp (Academic Figurative Painting of Young Male Hunter by Mark Beard)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
Academic style figurative oil painting on canvas of a young man undressing in a rural camp setting with a mountain landscape in the distance "At the Camp", Painted by Mark Beard as ...
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2010s Academic Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Model in Workshop - French Academic Oil, Nude in Interior by Tony Robert-Fleury
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
A wonderful oil on original canvas circa 1880 by French academic painter Tony Robert-Fleury depicting a beautiful nude seated on a sofa in the artist's workshop. Signature: Signed l...
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1880s Academic Nude Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Jean-Léon Gérôme - Lion aux Aguets; On the Watch, french, painting, academicism
By Jean-Léon Gérôme
Located in London, GB
Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904) Lion aux Aguets; On the Watch oil on canvas 29.2 x 42.4 cm signed and inscribed 'Esquisse J L Gérome/Aimé Morot' (lower right) Price: £150,000 GBP Prov...
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19th Century Academic Animal Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Painting 19th century French Academic Old Master
By Timoleon Marie Lobrichon
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
LOBRICHON Timoléon Marie (1831-1914) Women dressed in toga Oil on canvas signed low right and dated 1865 Old frame gilded with gold leaves Dim canvas : 72 X 45 cm (28,34 x 17,71 inch...
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Mid-19th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Columbidae, Oil Painting
By Elizabeth Zanzinger
Located in Denver, CO
Elizabeth Zanzinger's (US based) "Columbidae" is an oil painting that depicts a close up portrait of blue clad figure with a tan background interior. Elizabeth Zanzinger is an awar...
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2010s Academic Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Plume, Oil Painting
By Elizabeth Zanzinger
Located in Denver, CO
Elizabeth Zanzinger's (US based) "Plume" is an oil painting that depicts two red head women in the foreground with black fabric and forms cascading around them. Elizabeth Zanzinger ...
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2010s Academic Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Fossils, Oil Painting
By Elizabeth Zanzinger
Located in Denver, CO
Elizabeth Zanzinger's (US based) "Fossils" is an oil painting that depicts nude forms suspended in air between highway and underpass. Elizabeth Zanzinger is an award-winning painte...
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2010s Academic Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Current, Oil Painting
By Elizabeth Zanzinger
Located in Denver, CO
Elizabeth Zanzinger's (US based) "Current" is an oil painting that depicts a lone figure in a golden field with clouds holding a floral fabric against the wind. Elizabeth Zanzinger...
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2010s Academic Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Painting 19th Century Academic Antiquity and Symbolist Subject
By Henri-Pierre Picou
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
PICOU Henri Pierre (1824-1895) Winged Angel of Love Oil on canvas signed low right Frames gIlded with gold leaves Dim canvas : 81 X 62 cm Dim Frame : 105 X 82 cm Certificate o...
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1880s Old Masters Nude Paintings

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Oil

Strike, Oil Painting
By Elizabeth Zanzinger
Located in Denver, CO
Elizabeth Zanzinger's (US based) "Strike" is an oil painting that depicts a winter scene with a woman in the foreground holding a lit match. Elizabeth Zanzinger is an award-winning...
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2010s Academic Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Panel

Sister Knitting with Child, German Academic Realism
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
Artist: Johann Georg Meyer von Bremen Title: Sister Knitting with Child Medium: Oil on Canvas Year of Work: 1885 Nationality: German (1813 - 1886) Signature: Signed Lower Right Dimen...
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1880s Academic Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Crossing", Oil Painting
By Elizabeth Zanzinger
Located in Denver, CO
Elizabeth Zanzinger's (US based) "Crossing" is an oil painting that depicts an elderly man crossing the high water of a river with a young child on his back. Elizabeth Zanzinger is...
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2010s Academic Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Panel

Leaves I, Oil Painting
By Elizabeth Zanzinger
Located in Denver, CO
Elizabeth Zanzinger's (US based) "Leaves I" is an oil painting that depicts yellow Fall leaves with a cream colored background Elizabeth Zanzinger is an award-winning painter with a...
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2010s Academic Figurative Paintings

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Panel, Oil

Prism, Oil Painting
By Elizabeth Zanzinger
Located in Denver, CO
Elizabeth Zanzinger's (US based) "Prism" is an oil painting that depicts a woman in the foreground looking into the distance with an atmospheric sunset in the background. Elizabeth...
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2010s Academic Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Panel

Rustic Apples and Bread Food Still Life French Salon Academic Antique Painting
Located in Norwich, GB
A remarkable work by Charles Nicolas Etienne Mayre, an academic painter born in Choisy le Roi near Paris in 1819. He studied with the masters Michel-Martin Drolling and Leon Cogniet...
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Mid-19th Century Academic Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Sunset, Original oil Painting,
By Karen Darbinyan
Located in Granada Hills, CA
Artist: Karen Darbinyan Work: Original Oil Painting, Handmade Artwork, One of a Kind Medium: Oil on Linen, Year: 2021 Style: Impressionism Subject: Sunset, Size: 8.5" x 12" x 0.8'' ...
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2010s Academic Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Seashore, Original oil Painting,
By Karen Darbinyan
Located in Granada Hills, CA
Artist: Karen Darbinyan Work: Original Oil Painting, Handmade Artwork, One of a Kind Medium: Oil on Linen, Year: 2021 Style: Impressionism Subject: Seashore, Size: 8.5" x 11.5" x 0....
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2010s Academic Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Grapes" Oil Painting
By Marsha Whitesides Piper
Located in Denver, CO
Marsha Whitesides Piper's (US based) "Grapes" is an oil painting of red grapes with a reflective bowl in warm grey interior Artist statement: The oil paintings of Marsha Whitesides...
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2010s Academic Still-life Paintings

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Oil

"Anaheim," Oil painting
Located in Denver, CO
Thane Gorek's (US based) "Anaheim" is an original, handmade oil painting that depicts a green Anaheim pepper halved, so that it's seeds and core are exposed, with an indigo blue back...
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2010s Academic Still-life Paintings

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Oil, Board

Leaves II, Oil Painting
By Elizabeth Zanzinger
Located in Denver, CO
Elizabeth Zanzinger's (US based) "Leaves II" is an oil painting that depicts yellow Fall leaves with a cream colored background Elizabeth Zanzinger is an award-winning painter with ...
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2010s Academic Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Panel

Magnolia Grandiflora, Oil Painting
By Elizabeth Zanzinger
Located in Denver, CO
Elizabeth Zanzinger's (US based) "Magnolia Grandiflora" is an oil painting that depicts a nude figure in the foreground with a bright red background and white floral patterns conceal...
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2010s Academic Figurative Paintings

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Panel, Oil

"Habenero," Oil painting
Located in Denver, CO
Thane Gorek's (US based) "Habenero" is an original, handmade oil painting that depicts an orange Habanero pepper halved, so that it's seeds and core are exposed, and leaning precious...
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2010s Academic Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

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Academic Oil Paintings For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a broad range of academic oil paintings for sale on 1stDibs. Browse a selection of Impressionist, Contemporary or Old Masters versions of these works for sale today — there are 5 Impressionist, 4 Contemporary, 4 Modern and 2 Old Masters examples available. There are many variations of these items available, from those made as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Academic oil paintings available on 1stDibs span a range of colors that includes brown, black, gray, blue and more. Mark Beard, Elizabeth Zanzinger, Ashot Yan, Lyubena Fox and Stephen Bauman took a thoughtful approach to this subject that are worth considering. The range of these distinct pieces — often created in oil paint, paint and fabric — can elevate any room of your home. Large academic oil paintings can be an attractive addition to some spaces, while the smaller iterations available — each spanning 2.1 inches in width — may make for a better choice for a more modest living area.

How Much are Academic Oil Paintings?

Prices for art of this kind can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — academic oil paintings in our inventory begin at $150 and can go as high as $2,194,243, while the average can fetch as much as $5,300.

Finding the Right Paintings for You

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