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Dark Eyes, American Pop Art, Modern Realism, Contemporary Art
By Alex Katz
Located in Hamburg, DE
Alex Katz (American, b. 1927) Dark Eyes, 2000 Medium: Woodcut on 85 gsm Hosho Dimensions: 26 x 21 cm (8 1/4 x 10 1/4 in) Edition of 100: Hand signed and numbered Printed by John C. E...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Portrait Prints

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Woodcut

"Autumn Mourning" - Contemporary American Realism - Figurative - Vermeer
By Richard Thomas Scott
Located in Atlanta, GA
Richard Thomas Scott is inspired by the work of Rembrandt, Andrew Wyeth, and Vermeer. Born in Conyers, Georgia, and now living in Hudson, New York, Scott is an American history pain...
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2010s American Realist Paintings

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Linen, Oil

Pail, Boulders, Stream -American Realism
By Gregory Sumida
Located in San Francisco, CA
This evocative watercolor painting is a landscape, but also a still life in the sense that the viewer is gazing at a scene, but also at the objects within the scene. There is a medit...
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1970s American Realist Landscape Paintings

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Watercolor

Sonoma Coast / American realism
By Willard Dixon
Located in Burlingame, CA
Warm sand and blue surf featured in this California coastline scene with distant rolling hills. 'Sonoma Coast', oil painting on canvas by Willard Dixon, who is one of the finest Amer...
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21st Century and Contemporary Realist Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Cotton Canvas

"New Amsterdam" - Contemporary History Painter - American Realism - Vermeer
By Richard Thomas Scott
Located in Atlanta, GA
"...'New Amsterdam' marks both the beginning and the present of the American legacy of slavery. From the origins of the first slaves of the Dutch West India company, who built what h...
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2010s American Realist Paintings

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Oil

"Binary Star" - Nocturne - Architectural Painting - American Realism - Wyeth
By Richard Thomas Scott
Located in Atlanta, GA
"Binary Star" features vibrant hues of orange, blue, black, purple and yellow. This painting measures 17.25 by 29.25 inches framed. Richard Thomas Scott is inspired by the work of Re...
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2010s American Realist Landscape Paintings

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Linen, Oil

"Infinite" - American Realism - Horse Painting - Rosa Bonheur
By Julie Ferris
Located in Atlanta, GA
"Infinite" is an oil on canvas study of a horse featuring black, white and grey hues. The framed dimensions are 17.5 by 14 inches. Atlanta native, Julie Ferris is the Southeast’s pr...
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2010s American Realist Animal Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Kona" - Nocturne - Landscape Painting - American Realism - Wyeth
By Richard Thomas Scott
Located in Atlanta, GA
"Kona" features vibrant hues of purple, orange, green, yellow and blue. This painting measures 17.25 by 29.25 inches framed. Richard Thomas Scott is inspired by the work of Rembrandt...
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2010s American Realist Landscape Paintings

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Linen, Oil

"Satellite" - Nocturne - Architectural Painting - American Realism - Wyeth
By Richard Thomas Scott
Located in Atlanta, GA
"Satellite" features hues of blue, green, black, cream and yellow. This painting measures 17.25 by 29.25 inches framed. Richard Thomas Scott is inspired by the work of Rembrandt, And...
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2010s American Realist Landscape Paintings

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Linen, Oil

UNION SQUARE Depression Era Oil Painting WPA Realism American Scene Realism NYC
Located in New York, NY
UNION SQUARE Depression Era Oil Painting WPA Realism American Scene Realism NYC Jo Cain (1904 – 2003) "Union Square," 24 x 36 inches. Oil on canvas, c.1940s, Signed lower center. A...
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1940s American Realist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Twilight" - Nocturne - Landscape Painting - American Realism - Wyeth
By Richard Thomas Scott
Located in Atlanta, GA
"Twilight" features hues of blue, green, black, cream and yellow. This painting measures 15.25 by 35.25 inches framed. Richard Thomas Scott is inspired by the work of Rembrandt, Andr...
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2010s American Realist Landscape Paintings

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Linen, Oil

"Equestrian Sheet Music" - American Realism - Horse Painting - Rosa Bonheur
By Julie Ferris
Located in Atlanta, GA
"Equestrian Sheet Music" is an oil on canvas study of horses hooves featuring black, white and grey hues. The framed dimensions are 22 by 18 inches. Atlanta native, Julie Ferris is ...
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2010s American Realist Animal Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Harvest" - Contemporary American Realism - Still Life - Bouguereau
By Marc Chatov
Located in Atlanta, GA
"Harvest" is a small oil painting featuring hues of white, grey, blue, purple and green. Marc Chatov is inspired by the work of Diego Velasquez, Édouard Manet, William Bouguereau. R...
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2010s American Realist Still-life Paintings

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Panel, Oil

'Hallway' - figurative painting - American Realism - Raphael
Located in Atlanta, GA
"Hallway" is a painting of a young woman featuring hues of white, rich brown, maroon and blue. 37 by 31 inches framed Patrick McGannon is an artist and professional paper conservato...
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2010s Realist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Marimekko Ducks,Oil Canvas, American Art, Realism, Tchotskes Quirky Objects
Located in Houston, TX
Marimekko Ducks is 20 x 20 inches oil on canvas. .Maureen likes to use Marimekko fabrics in many of her paintings. Randi Hopkins, former assistant curator at Boston’s Institute of ...
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2010s Realist Still-life Paintings

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Oil

Tahoe Evening I / American realism lake scene with figures
By Willard Dixon
Located in Burlingame, CA
People enjoying the setting sun on a frozen Lake at Tahoe, with cascading evening light and majestic alpine mountain ridge in the distance. Willard Dixon is one of our finest Americ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Realist Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

"Portrait of a Woman," Leon Kroll, Mid-Century American Realism
By Leon Kroll
Located in Larchmont, NY
Leon Kroll (1884 - 1974) Portrait of a Woman, circa 1950 Oil on canvas 20 3/4 x 17 inches Signed lower left Provenance: Private Collection, New York Private Collection, North Caroli...
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1950s American Realist Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

The Island, DANIEL RIDGWAY KNIGHT - American Impressionist, Realism, Landscape,
By Daniel Ridgway Knight
Located in London, GB
Oil on canvas 46 x 55 cm (18 ⅛ x 21 ⅝ inches) Signed lower left, Ridgway Knight Artist biography American artist Daniel Ridgway Knight was born in Pennsylvania and studied at the Éc...
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Late 19th Century American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Philip Evergood American Modernism WPA Social Realism Modern Still Life Interior
By Philip Evergood
Located in New York, NY
Interior with Man at Table American Modernism WPA Social Realism Modern Painting Philip Evergood (1901 - 1973) Untitled (Interior with Man at Table), c. 1932, oil on panel, 11 1/2 x...
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1930s American Modern Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Panel

"Winter" American Modernism WPA Regionalism Landscape Mid-Century Magic Realism
By Dale Nichols
Located in New York, NY
"Winter" American Modernism WPA Regionalism Landscape Mid-Century Magic Realism. 30 x 40 inches. Oil on canvas, c. 1960s, Signed lower right. As we list the painting now, the work i...
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1960s American Modern Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

WPA Period American Modernist Realism Oil Painting
By Samuel David Lev-Landau
Located in Surfside, FL
Painter, New York, N.Y. Samuel David Lev-Landau was born in Warsaw, Poland and emigrated to the United States. Trained at the Graphic Sketch Club, Philadelphia and studied with Sol W...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Landscape Paintings

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Oil

NYC Subway Mid 20th Century American Modernism WPA Realism industrial Colorful
Located in New York, NY
NYC Subway Mid 20th Century American Modernism WPA Realism industrial Colorful "New York Subway," 36 x 48 inches. Oil on Masonite (backed with a wood frame), Signed and dated ’47 up...
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1940s American Modern Figurative Paintings

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Masonite, Oil

Television #2, WPA Figurative American Modernism Realism Mid-Century Color Field
By Harry Sternberg
Located in New York, NY
Television #2, WPA Figurative American Modernism Realism Mid-Century Color Field Harry Sternberg (1904 - 2001), Television #2, 1949, Oil on canvas, Signed lower right; signed and ti...
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1940s American Modern Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

WPA Period "Coastal Village" American Modernist Realism Oil Painting
By Samuel David Lev-Landau
Located in Surfside, FL
Signed and titled in Yiddish verso. Painter, New York, N.Y. Samuel David Lev-Landau was born in Warsaw, Poland and emigrated to the United States. Trained at the Graphic Sketch Clu...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Landscape Paintings

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Oil

"Pioneer Family" WPA American Modernism Plaster Maquette Realism 20th Century
By William Zorach
Located in New York, NY
"Pioneer Family," 23 1/2 x 16 1/4 x 10 3/4 inPlaster. c. 1927. Unsigned. Realism The Smithsonian has a cast of this sculpture in its collection. Pictured on the cover of “The Sculpt...
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1920s American Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Plaster

Cacophany - cityscape neon vibrant realism oil painting contemporary art
By Michael Steinbrick
Located in London, Chelsea
Contemporary realist artists Michael Steinbrick conveys the vibrant, stylish energy of a busy street scene through a depiction of neon vibrancy. The wind screen perspective is highly...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Realist Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Nude Musicians" WPA Mid 20th Century American Modernism LGBT Social Realism Gay
Located in New York, NY
Carl Gustaf Simon Nelson, American (1898-1988) "Nude Musicians," 30 x 35 inches, oil on canvas Signed and dated 1938 signature lower right. Provenance: Collection of Seymour Stein B...
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1930s American Modern Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Sock Hop" Mid-Century American Modernism WPA Female Artist 20th Century Realism
By Kyra Markham
Located in New York, NY
"Sock Hop" Mid-Century American Modernism WPA Female Artist 20th Century Realism. 30 x 24 inches. Oil on canvas. Signed on stretcher, c. 1940s. Frame is likely original to the painti...
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1940s American Modern Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

WPA Scene American Modernism 20th Century Workers Strike Realism Industrial
Located in New York, NY
WPA Scene American Modernism 20th Century Workers Strike Realism Industrial "Pawns" 16 x 20 inches,. Oil on board, c. 1930’s. Signed lower left. Stowell Sherman (1886 – 1973) was b...
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1930s American Modern Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Board

"NYC Subway" American Modernism Scene WPA Mid-Century Realism Cityscape Transit
By Max Arthur Cohn
Located in New York, NY
"NYC Subway" American Modernism Scene WPA Mid-Century Realism Cityscape Transit. 26 x 28 inches. Oil on canvas, c. 1940s. Signed lower left. Hand carved frame. Max Arthur Cohn (190...
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1940s American Modern Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

FLIGHT American Futurism Modernism Scene WPA Mid-Century Oil Painting Realism
By Daniel Ralph Celentano
Located in New York, NY
FLIGHT American Futurism Modernism Scene WPA Mid-Century Oil Painting Realism Daniel Celentano (1902-1980) "Flight," 26 x 26 inches. Oil on canvas, c. 1940s. Signed lower right. Ori...
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1940s American Modern Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Rehearsal" Mid 20th Century Modernism Theatre Broadway American Scene Realism
Located in New York, NY
"Rehearsal" Mid 20th Century Modernism Theatre Broadway American Scene Realism Martin Zipin (1920-1991) "Rehearsal," 20 x 34, Oil on canvas. Signed lower right and signed and titled...
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1940s American Modern Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Broadway Express - America NYC Cityscape oil paint artwork Contemporary realism
By Michael Steinbrick
Located in London, Chelsea
The Original landscape Painting by Michael Steinbrick is painted on deep edge stretched linen. The Artwork is signed and ready to be displayed. The composition that consists of yell...
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21st Century and Contemporary Realist Abstract Paintings

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Linen, Oil

Two Pears on a Plate , Oil Painting, American Realism
By David Harrison
Located in Houston, TX
David Harrison, is a master in the style of Realism painting. Two Pears on a Pewter Plate shows the simple beauty of Realism paintings. Harrison, a painter from the Boston area focus...
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21st Century and Contemporary Realist Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Boccioni's Way - cityscape neon vibrant realism oil painting contemporary art
By Michael Steinbrick
Located in London, Chelsea
Contemporary realist artist Michael Steinbrick paints an evocative, modern New York street scene combined with highly detailed paint work implying intense weather conditions. A blur ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Realist Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

WPA Workers Mid 20th Century Realism American Scene Figurative Modern 1930
By Harry Gottlieb
Located in New York, NY
Harry Gottlieb (1895 - 1993). Oil on board. Signed and dated 1930 lower right. Framed. Image size, 18 x 24 inches. Harry Gottlieb, painter, screenprinter, educator, and lithograph...
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1930s American Realist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Board

"Three Engineers," Albert Pels, Men at Table with Compass, WPA, American Realism
By Albert Pels
Located in Larchmont, NY
Albert Pels (1910 - 1998) Three Engineers, circa 1935 Oil on board 10 x 13 1/2 inches Signed lower right Albert Pels was an art educator and painter of figures, genre scenes, urban ...
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1930s American Realist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Board

'Any Day in America', Social Realism, Beat Generation, Allen Ginsberg
By Ron Croci
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed lower right, "Croci" for Ron Croci (American, born 1945), and painted circa 1970. A substantial, Social Realist, figural watercolor showing a view of an urban, rust-belt land...
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1970s Realist Figurative Paintings

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Watercolor, Handmade Paper

Daffodils, Realism, Oil Painting, Realism, Floral Paintings , Gary Hernandez
Located in Houston, TX
Daffodils is a oil painting done in the style of Realism. It is a still-life oil painting done pleinaire in the Texas countryside near the Texas Hill Country It has a custom made fra...
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2010s American Realist Still-life Paintings

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Oil

Perfect Pairs - America landscape Cityscape realism oil painting Contemporary
By Michael Steinbrick
Located in London, Chelsea
The Original landscape Painting by Michael Steinbrick is painted on deep edge stretched canvas. The Artwork is signed and ready to be displayed. The composition that consists of yel...
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21st Century and Contemporary Realist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Dance Rehearsal" WPA Mid 20th Century American Scene Modernism Social Realism
By William Gropper
Located in New York, NY
"Dance Rehearsal" WPA Mid 20th Century American Scene Modernism Social Realism William Gropper (1897 - 1977) "Dance Rehearsal," 60 x 44 inches, Oil on canvas, 1947. Signed lower lef...
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1940s American Modern Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Backstage" Mid 20th Century WPA Dance Modernism Social Realism American Scene
By William Gropper
Located in New York, NY
"Backstage" Mid 20th Century WPA Dance Modernism Social Realism American Scene William Gropper (1897 – 1977) "Backstage," 30 x 24 inches. Oil on canvas, c. 1950. Signed lower left. ...
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1950s American Modern Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Farm Buildings" Rural Modern WPA American Scene 20th Century Realism 1930
By Konrad Cramer
Located in New York, NY
"Farm Buildings" Rural Modern WPA American Scene 20th Century Realism 1930 20 x 24 inches, Oil on board. Authenticated verso with the inscription “Painting by my father Konrad Cramer...
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1930s American Modern Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Board

Believe it or Not. - NYC America Cityscape oil painting Realism Contemporary
By Michael Steinbrick
Located in London, Chelsea
The Original landscape Painting by Michael Steinbrick is painted on deep edge stretched canvas. The Artwork is signed and ready to be displayed. The composition from the perspective...
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21st Century and Contemporary Realist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Green Fields / American realism, Dixon, green hills and sky
By Willard Dixon
Located in Burlingame, CA
Green and glowing 'Green Field' oil painting by Willard Dixon, who is one of our finest American contemporary realist painters today. Dixon has painted coastal landscapes for 35 year...
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21st Century and Contemporary Realist Landscape Paintings

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Cotton Canvas, Oil

Original Contemporary Academic Realism Dog Portrait Landscape American Female
By Jacqueline Welch
Located in Buffalo, NY
An original oil on panel painting titled Patron Saint of the Seeker, created in 2013 by contemporary female artist Jacqueline Welch. Jaqueline Welch is a western New York painter...
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2010s Realist Animal Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Original Contemporary Academic Realism Dog Portrait Landscape American Female
By Jacqueline Welch
Located in Buffalo, NY
An original oil on panel painting titled Patron Saint of the Plugged In , created in 2013 by contemporary female artist Jacqueline Welch. Jaqueline Welch is a western New York pa...
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2010s Realist Animal Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Original Contemporary Academic Realism Dog Portrait Landscape American Female
By Jacqueline Welch
Located in Buffalo, NY
An original oil on canvas painting titled Patron Saint of the Scorned, created in 2013 by contemporary female artist Jacqueline Welch. Jaqueline Welch is a western New York painte...
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2010s Realist Animal Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Waiting for the Bus in a Blizzard- WPA American Scene 1938 NYC Modernism Realism
By Maurice Kish
Located in New York, NY
Waiting for the Bus in a Blizzard- WPA American Scene 1938 NYC Modernism Realism. 16 x 16 inches, Oil on board, Signed and dated 1938 lower left. Maurice Kish (1895 – 1987) Maurice ...
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1930s American Modern Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Board

Beach Walk / American Realism figure with dog on beach at sunset
By Willard Dixon
Located in Burlingame, CA
Man and dog strolling on a beach at sunset, under the artist's favorite early evening light. Willard Dixon is one of the finest American contemporary realist painters who has painted...
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21st Century and Contemporary Realist Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

At First Sight - Figures America realism Cityscape artwork Contemporary surreal
By Michael Steinbrick
Located in London, Chelsea
The Original landscape Painting by Michael Steinbrick is painted on deep edge stretched canvas. The Artwork is signed and ready to be displayed. The subject matter of New York city ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Realist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Factory Town" Contemporary American Industrial Oil Painting Maine 1987 Realism
By Linden Frederick
Located in New York, NY
"Factory Town" Contemporary American Industrial Oil Painting Maine Realism. 20 1/2 x 29 inches. Signed and dated '87. Oil on Panel. Provenance The Cooley Gallery. Linden Frederick (...
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1980s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Panel

Cocktails 8 different paintings. Sold Separately , soft pop art, Realism
Located in Houston, TX
The photo shows the varios Cocktail paintings available. The price is for each individual painting NOT for the set of paintings. Artist's Statement: I am an American Representationa...
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2010s American Realist Still-life Paintings

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Oil

Young American - New York City urban realism reflection painting Contemporary
By Michael Steinbrick
Located in London, Chelsea
The Original landscape Painting by Michael Steinbrick is painted on deep edge stretched canvas. The Artwork is signed and ready to be displayed. The composition that consists of yel...
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21st Century and Contemporary Realist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Six Objects w/a Roll, oil painting, American Realism, Realist Painter,
By David Harrison
Located in Houston, TX
David Harrison, is a master in the style of Realism painting. Six Objects w/ a Roll shows the simple beauty of Realism paintings. Harrison, a painter from the Boston area focuses on...
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21st Century and Contemporary Realist Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Shimmering Realism," Oil painting
Located in Denver, CO
Thane Gorek's (US based) "Shimmering Realism" is an original, handmade oil painting that depicts a forest of white Aspen trees engulfed in their bright green and yellow leaves Arti...
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2010s American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Board

Neon Deluge - cityscape neon vibrant realism oil painting contemporary art
By Michael Steinbrick
Located in London, Chelsea
Contemporary realist artists Michael Steinbrick conveys the vibrant, stylish energy of a busy street scene suggested through a delectable neon vibrancy and energy. A blur of showery ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Realist Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Solitary", John Berry, Native American Indians, Realism, Oil/Canvas, 40x30 in
Located in Dallas, TX
John Berry is a well-known English artist who painted portraits of the royal family. During his career, he discovered Edward Curtis's photographs of Native Americans and became awest...
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1990s Realist Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Red Apple w/ Four Objects , Oil, American Realism, 36 x 36, Reduced Shipping
By David Harrison
Located in Houston, TX
LOOK FOR FREE SHIPPING AT CHECKOUT OR GALLERY WIL ONLY CHARGE $100 FOR SHIPPING David Harrison, is a master in the style of Realism painting. Red Apple with Four Objects shows the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Realist Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Two Bottles" American Scene Realism Mid 20th Century Female Artist WPA 1940's
By Helen Clark Oldfield
Located in New York, NY
"Two Bottles" American Scene Realism Mid 20th Century Female Artist WPA 1940's Helen Clark Oldfield "Two Bottles," 1943. Signed “Helen Oldfield” lower right. Oil on canvas board, 1...
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1940s American Realist Still-life Paintings

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Oil, Board

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Painting is an art form that has spanned innumerable cultures, with artists using the medium to tell stories, explore and communicate ideas and express themselves. To bring abstract, landscape and still-life paintings into your home is to celebrate and share in the long tradition of this discipline.

When we look at paintings, particularly those that originated in the past, we learn about history, other cultures and countries of the world. Like every other work of art, paintings — whether they are contemporary creations or works that were made during the 19th century — can often help us clearly see and understand the world around us in a meaningful and interesting way.

Cave walls were the canvases for what were arguably the world’s first landscape paintings, which depict natural scenery through art. Portrait paintings and drawings, which, along with sculpture, were how someone’s appearance was recorded prior to the advent of photography, are at least as old as Ancient Egypt. In the Netherlands, landscapes were a major theme for painters as early as the 1500s. Later, artists in Greece, Rome and elsewhere created vast wall paintings to decorate stately homes, churches and tombs. Today, creating a wall of art is a wonderful way to enhance your space, showcase beautiful pieces and tie an interior design together.

No matter your preference, whether you favor Post-Impressionist paintings, animal paintings, Surrealism, Pop art or another movement or specific period, arranging art on a blank wall allows you to evoke emotions in a room while also showing off your tastes and interests. A symmetrical wall arrangement may comprise a grid of four to six pieces or, for an odd number of works, a horizontal row. Asymmetrical arrangements, which may be small clusters of art or large, salon-style gallery walls, have a more collected and eclectic feel. Download the 1stDibs app, which includes a handy “View on Wall” feature that allows you to see how a particular artwork will look on a particular wall, and read about how to arrange wall art. And if you’re searching for the perfect palette for your interior design project, what better place to turn than to the art world’s masters of color?

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An Inspiring Collage by Self-Taught Miami Artist Purvis Young

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Why Jasper Johns Is So Much More Than a Maker of Aloof Pop Art

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