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Female Figure in Blue Blue With Red Lipstick, Charcoal & Gouache Painting, 1999
By Rip Matteson
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1999 charcoal and gouache on paper female figure with black hair with red lipstick and a blue and black skirt is by Oakland artist Rip Matteson (1920-2011). Matteson was educate...
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1990s American Modern Nude Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Charcoal, Gouache

Six Framed (32 x 17 in) Charcoal Figure Drawings
By Maurice Newman
Located in New York, NY
Charcoal on wove paper mounted on Kraft paper. Each Individually framed with matte black wood frame (face: 3/4 Inches; height: 32 in. x width: 17 in.; outside frame depth: 1 3/8 in. ...
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1920s Art Deco Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal, Paper

Nude Figure Study Late 20th Century Charcoal Drawing
By Anna Poole
Located in San Francisco, CA
This late 20th century charcoal figure drawing is by Swedish-American artist Anna Poole (1960-2012). Poole left Sweden to study at the SF Art Institute in the Bay Area Figurative sty...
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Late 20th Century Feminist Nude Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Charcoal

Nude Torso Figure Study Late 20th Century Charcoal
By Anna Poole
Located in San Francisco, CA
This late 20th century charcoal figure drawing is by Swedish-American artist Anna Poole (1960-2012). Poole left Sweden to study at the SF Art Institute in the Bay Area Figurative sty...
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Late 20th Century Feminist Nude Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal, Paper

Untitled (7) Figural Expressionist Nude Charcoal Drawing
By Steven Harvey
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Subject: Figures Medium: Other, Charcoal Surface: Paper Country: United States Dimensions w/Frame: 27 1/4" x 20 1/4" without frame 15.25" X22.75" EDUCATION New York Studio School of ...
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Early 2000s Neo-Expressionist Nude Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Charcoal

"Untitled", charcoal drawing, expressionist style, landscape, figuration
By Koen van den Broek
Located in Cologne, DE
The starting point for Koen van den Broek‘s (*1973 in Bree, Belgium) works are often photographs of land- or cityscapes that are more or less directly transferred into paintings and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Water...

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Paper, Charcoal

Casual Female Figure 1993 Gouache & Charcoal Drawing
By Rip Matteson
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1993 gouache and charcoal on paper portrait is by Oakland artist Rip Matteson (1920-2011). Matteson was educated at U.C. Berkeley, C.C.A.C, Scuola di Belle Arte in Rome, the Par...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Nude Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal, Gouache, Paper

Nude Figure 2, Drawing, Charcoal on Paper
Located in Yardley, PA
Original figurative drawing on large toned paper, unframed. Expressive and energetic style of work using charcoal and pastel. Frontal image of a graceful posture of a female nude. S...
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2010s Contemporary Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Charcoal

Figure, Drawing, Charcoal on Wood Panel
By Haydee Torres
Located in Yardley, PA
Gestural figurative charcoal drawing on a wood panel. Sealed for protection. Wired. Ready for hanging. Signature on the back. :: Drawing :: Contemporary :: This piece comes with an...
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2010s Contemporary Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Charcoal

Nude Figure 4, Drawing, Charcoal on Paper
Located in Yardley, PA
Original figurative drawing on large toned paper, unframed. Expressive and energetic style of work using charcoal and sepia ink. Rear view of a female nude sitting down and turning ...
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2010s Contemporary Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Charcoal

Nude Figure 3, Drawing, Charcoal on Paper
Located in Yardley, PA
Original figurative drawing on large toned paper, unframed. Expressive and energetic style of work using charcoal and pastel. Frontal image of a a female nude propped on one knee. S...
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2010s Contemporary Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Charcoal

Nude Figure 1, Drawing, Charcoal on Paper
Located in Yardley, PA
Original figurative drawing on large brown paper, unframed. Expressive and energetic style of work using charcoal and pastel .Graceful posture of a female nude back view from the re...
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2010s Contemporary Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Charcoal

Figure - Original Charcoal Drawing by Hélène Vogt - 1970s
Located in Roma, IT
Figure is an original charcoal drawing realized by Hélène Vogt. with the stamp” Atelier H. Vogt" On the lower rear. The state of preservation of the artwork is good excet some minor...
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1970s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal

Female figure with Child and Dog - Original Charcoal Drawing
Located in Roma, IT
Female figure with child and dog is a sublime original drawing (red chalk drawing on laid paper) by an exponent of the French School of the XVIII century. In very good conditions, ex...
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18th Century Old Masters Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal

Female figure with Child and Dog - Original Charcoal Drawing
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Abstracted Nude Figure Study 20th Century Charcoal Drawing
By Rip Matteson
Located in San Francisco, CA
This mid to late 20th century charcoal on paper nude study is by Oakland artist Rip Matteson (1920-2011). Matteson was educated at U.C. Berkeley, C.C.A.C, Scuola di Belle Arte in Rom...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Nude Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Charcoal

Female Figure in Charcoal
By A. Delamaire
Located in Houston, TX
Elegant black and red charcoal sketch of female figure by French artist A. Delamaire, circa 1930. Original artwork on paper displayed on a white mat with a gold border. Mat fits a ...
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1930s Nude Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal

Draped Figure in Black Charcoal, Late 20th Century Drawing
By Rip Matteson
Located in San Francisco, CA
This late 20th century charcoal on paper female portrait is by Oakland artist Rip Matteson (1920-2011). Matteson was educated at U.C. Berkeley, C.C.A.C, Scuola di Belle Arte in Rome,...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Charcoal

Peter Collins ARCA - 20th Century Charcoal Drawing, Figure Head Study
By Peter Collins ARCA
Located in Corsham, GB
An expressive charcoal drawing with pen and ink details by the artist Peter Collins, depicting a figure head study. Unsigned. Well-presented in a white on black card mount and in a s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal

Contemporary Modern Framed Charcoal Drawing Signed Drewe Nude Figure Drawing
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a lovely, framed, original charcoal drawing, of two seated nudes, signed Drewe. In excellent condition. The dimensions are 41" W x 48" H.  
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Late 20th Century Drawings

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Paper

Figure - Original Drawing in Charcoal on Paper by Mino Maccari - 1960
By Mino Maccari
Located in Roma, IT
Figure is an original modern artwork realized by the Italian artist Mino Maccari (Siena, 1898 - Rome, 1989). Original drawing in pencil on Ivory paper. Hand-signed in pencil n by ...
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1960s Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Charcoal

Sleeping Man, Nude Male Figure Curled on the Floor, Charcoal Drawing
By Shuta Ruelas
Located in Chicago, IL
This male nude charcoal drawing is beautifully rendered in splendid detail, down to the individual hairs on his legs. The viewer begs the question of why the subject is here. We ar...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal, Archival Paper

Figure Drawing III
By Kiro Urdin
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Kiro has been painting professionally since 1985. He is known for his contemporary art paintings which have been exhibited worldwide since 1986. His art has been exhibited in cities ...
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Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Archival Paper, Charcoal

Seated Figure - Original Charcoal Drawing by Aimé Millet - Mid 19th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Seated Figure is a drawing, presumably the study of another original artwork, realized by Aimé Millet (1819-1891), a renowned French sculptor. The artwork is in good conditions of p...
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Mid-19th Century Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal

Dorothy Hepworth (1894-1978) - Mid 20th Century Charcoal Drawing, Resting Figure
Located in Corsham, GB
A fine charcoal study by the artist Dorothy Hepworth, depicting a seated, resting figure. Unsigned. On wove.
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20th Century Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal

Peter Collins ARCA - 20th Century Charcoal Drawing, Short-haired Figure Study
By Peter Collins ARCA
Located in Corsham, GB
A charming charcoal drawing by the artist Peter Collins, depicting a short-haired figure. Unsigned. Well-presented in a grey on white double card mount and in a simple contemporary b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal

Peter Collins ARCA - 20th Century Charcoal Drawing, Long-haired Figure Study
By Peter Collins ARCA
Located in Corsham, GB
A charming charcoal drawing by the artist Peter Collins, depicting a long-haired figure. Unsigned. Well-presented in a white on black double card mount and in a simple contemporary b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal

Peter Collins ARCA - 20th Century Charcoal Drawing, Figure with Flat Cap
By Peter Collins ARCA
Located in Corsham, GB
An engaging charcoal drawing of a male figure wearing a flat cap by the listed British artist Peter Collins. Here, the artist has beautifully captured the sitter's essence in loose l...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal

Hidden - Cloaked Female Figure Original Charcoal Drawing on Paper by Bruno Surdo
By Bruno Surdo
Located in Chicago, IL
This drawing of a woman wrapped in a cloak has blue tones with subtle red and white color. The drawing mixes loos sketch technique with high detail. This artwork is unframed. Cont...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Nude Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal, Archival Paper

Figure Drawing II (Framed)
By Kiro Urdin
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Kiro has been painting professionally since 1985. He is known for his contemporary art paintings which have been exhibited worldwide since 1986. His art has been exhibited in cities ...
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Archival Paper, Charcoal

Monochromatic Cubist Figure in Charcoal, 1950
By Seymour Tubis
Located in San Francisco, CA
This October 1950 charcoal on paper nude drawing in black and white is by Santa Fe artist Seymour Tubis (1919-1993). Tubis studied at the Art Students League with Hans Hofmann (1946-...
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1950s Expressionist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Charcoal

Crouching Monochromatic Figure in Charcoal, 1979
By Laura Lengyel
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1979 charcoal on paper figure is by Bay Area painter and sculptor Laura Lengyel (b. 1946). She studied at Oakland’s Mills College and later moved to Mendocino. From 1968-1973, ...
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1970s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Charcoal

Delicate Figure Study in Charcoal, Circa 1920s
By Clyde Follett Seavey
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1920s-1930s charcoal on paper drawing is by San Francisco artist Clyde Follett Seavey (1920-1991). Seavey studied at UC Berkeley and California College of Arts and Crafts. He wa...
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1920s Modern Nude Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Charcoal

Lying Figure - Original Charcoal on Paper - 1940s
By Leo Guida
Located in Roma, IT
Lying Figure is an original charcoal drawing on paper realized by Leo Guida in 1970s. The dry label is present on the upper right corner. Dimensions: cm 35 x 48. Fair/Good conditi...
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1940s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Charcoal

Standing Male Figure in Charcoal, Circa 1960s
By Alysanne McGaffey
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1950-60s charcoal on paper male figure is by Bay Area artist Alysanne McGaffey (1931-2018). McGaffey is part of the Bay Area Figurative Movement and graduated from the San Franc...
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1960s Expressionist Nude Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Charcoal

Blue Figure No. 2. watercolor and charcoal by S. Wheeler
Located in Smyrna, GA
Abstracted watercolor figure in a gradation of stunning blues on Italian archival paper by Stephanie Wheeler. Image is 16 X 20 . Matted in an off white colored mat. This piece has ...
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2010s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal, Watercolor

Blue Figure No. 3 watercoior and charcoal by S. Wheeler
Located in Smyrna, GA
Abstracted watercolor figure in a gradation of stunning blues on Italian archival paper by Stephanie Wheeler. Image is 16 X 20 . Matted in an off white colored mat. This piece has ...
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2010s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal, Watercolor

Abstracted Linear Figure October 1950 Charcoal on Paper
By Seymour Tubis
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1950 charcoal is by Santa Fe artist Seymour Tubis (1919-1993). Tubis studied at the Art Students League with Hans Hofmann (1946-1949). He exhibited in Paris in 1950 and won prai...
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1950s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Charcoal

Early 20th Century Modern Standing Female Nude Figure Original Charcoal Drawing
Located in South Salem, NY
Modernist nude study of the female figure by an anonymous artist, circa early 20th century. Loose, expressive strokes with emphatic shading. Drawn in charcoal on paper. We have two r...
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Mid-20th Century French Drawings

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Other

Female Figure Reading 20th Century Charcoal & Gouache
By Rip Matteson
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 20th century gouahce & charcoal on paper drawing is by Oakland artist Rip Matteson (1920-2011). Matteson was educated at U.C. Berkeley, C.C.A.C, Scuola di Belle Arte in Rome, th...
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1990s American Modern Nude Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Charcoal, Gouache

Interior with Bay Area Figure, Charcoal & Ink, 1971
By Jack Freeman
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1971 charcoal and ink on paper monochromatic female nude is by San Francisco painter Jack Freeman (1938-2014). Freeman studied at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, landscape a...
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1970s Expressionist Nude Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Charcoal, Ink

Parisian Male Figure Study in Charcoal and Pastel, 1906
By John Whitworth Robson
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1906 charcoal and pastel on paper figure is by American artist John Whitworth Robson (1881-1946). After graduating from the Yale School of Art, Robson lived as an American artis...
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Early 1900s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Charcoal, Pastel

Figure - Original Charcoal on Paper by Mino Maccari - 1980s
By Mino Maccari
Located in Roma, IT
Figure is an original modern artwork realized the 1980s by the Italian artist Mino Maccari (Siena, 1898 - Rome, 1989). Original charcoal drawing on Ivory paper. Hand-signed in pen...
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1980s Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal

Female Figure - Original Drawing by Leo Guida - 1970s
By Leo Guida
Located in Roma, IT
Female Figure is an original artwork realized in the 1970s by the Italian Contemporary artist Leo Guida (1992 - 2017). Original drawings in charcoal, china ink, and Watercolor on ...
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1970s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal, Ink, Watercolor

Female Figure - Original Drawing - Early 20th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Female figure is an original drawing in Charcoal on paper realized by an anonymous artist in the early 20th Century. Good Conditions. The artwork is depicted through free strokes i...
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Early 20th Century Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal

Larry Rivers Modernist Male Figure Original Charcoal Mid 20th C.
By Larry Rivers
Located in San Francisco, CA
Larry Rivers (1923-2002) Modernist Male Figure Original Charcoal Mid 20th C. Rare charcoal portrait by American modernist painter Larry Rivers. Original charcoal on paper. Dimensio...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal

Figure - Original Pencil and Charcoal on Paper - 20th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Figure is an original drawing in pencil and charcoal on paper, realized by an Anonymous artist of the XX century. Monogrammed on the lower right: R.D The state of preservation is g...
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20th Century Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Pencil, Charcoal

Seated Female Figure in Ink and Charcoal, 20th Century
By Rip Matteson
Located in San Francisco, CA
This mid- late 20th century ink and charcoal on paper is by Oakland artist Rip Matteson (1920-2011). Matteson was educated at U.C. Berkeley, C.C.A.C, Scuola di Belle Arte in Rome, th...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Nude Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal, Ink

Figure In A Hat Mid Century Watercolor & Charcoal
By Martin Snipper
Located in San Francisco, CA
This mid 20th century ink on paper portrait is by Expressionist painter, mixed media artist, and sculptor Martin Snipper (1914-2008). He studied at the National Academy of Art In New...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Blue Figure No.1 Watercolor and charcoal by S. Wheeler
Located in Smyrna, GA
Abstracted watercolor figure in a gradation of stunning blues on Italian archival paper by Stephanie Wheeler. Image is 16 X 20 . Matted in an off white colored mat. This piece has ...
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2010s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

“ Blue Figure No. 4 Watercolor and charcoal by S. Wheeler
Located in Smyrna, GA
Abstracted watercolor figure in a gradation of stunning blues on Italian archival paper by Stephanie Wheeler. Image is 16 X 20 . Matted in an off white colored mat. This piece has ...
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2010s Abstract Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

"Composition #17", Mixed Media Figure Drawing on Stretched Canvas with Collage
By Joseph Piccillo
Located in St. Louis, MO
Joseph Piccillo’s meticulous charcoal and graphite drawings and paintings reveal an exquisite draftsmanship tempered by emotional sensitivity. Piccillo presents an action-based assem...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Varnish, Canvas, Charcoal, Mixed Media, Pencil

Nude Female Figure
By Moses Soyer
Located in Hudson, NY
Moses Soyer (1899-1974). Nude Female Figure, c.1960. Charcoal on paper, 9 x 18 inches; 21 x 29 inches framed. Signed lower right. Excellent condition.
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Nude Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal

Urban Forest Figure, collage green colors, trees, figure
By Audrey Anastasi
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paper paint charcoal collage Whether the subject matter is figuration or nature, Audrey Anastasi approaches all her subjects directly and unabashedly. In this work on paper, she co...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal, Archival Paper, Magazine Paper

Nude Figure Study
Located in Soquel, CA
Figure drawing of a seated female nude. Signed "Randolph," "C.S.F.A." for California School of Fine Art and dated "6/28/37" upper right. "C.S.F.A" and "6/28/37" lower right. Unframed...
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1930s American Realist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal, Pencil, Paper

  • Nude Figure Study
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  • Nude Figure Study
H 25 in. W 10 in. D .13 in.
John Joseph Owens Model Nude Figural Study, Torso, 1909, Charcoal and Ink, Paper
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Owens, John Joseph (American/West Virginia 1887-1931), Model Portrait Study, signed and dated 1909, charcoal on laid paper and pen and ink, about 21 x 17 inches. Provenance: artist's...
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Early 20th Century American Neoclassical Drawings

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Paper

John Joseph Owens Male Nude Figure Study, 1909, Charcoal on Paper, Signed, Dated
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Owens, John Joseph (American/West Virginia 1887-1931), Model Portrait Study, signed and dated 1909, charcoal on laid paper and pen and ink. Provenance: artist's estate Dimensions...
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Early 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Drawings

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Paper

Figure Study For 'Science'
By John Singer Sargent
Located in New York, NY
This charcoal drawing is a preliminary study for the figure of Science, the subject that comprises the far right panel above the entrance to the library at the Museum of Fine Arts, B...
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1920s American Impressionist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Charcoal, Graphite

Mid Century Nude Figure Study
Located in Soquel, CA
Nude figure study of a female model by an unknown artist (American, 20th Century). Circa 1940. Unsigned. Unframed.
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1940s American Impressionist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Charcoal

  • Mid Century Nude Figure Study
  • Mid Century Nude Figure Study
  • Mid Century Nude Figure Study
  • Mid Century Nude Figure Study
H 25 in. W 19 in. D .13 in.
ACADEMIC MALE NUDE FIGURE STUDIES
Located in Portland, ME
Michallet (attributed). ACADEMIC MALE NUDE FIGURE STUDIES. Four Charcoal drawings, each on heavy wove paper, 19th Century. 24 1/2 x 19 1/8 inches (sheet). Not signed. Other drawings ...
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Mid-19th Century Academic Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal

  •  ACADEMIC MALE NUDE FIGURE STUDIES
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H 28 in. W 22 in. D 1 in.
Elsewhere, figure, collage, disrupted realism
By Audrey Anastasi
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paper paint magazine paper, charcoal, collage These collages were created first in the presence of a live model, working quickly, in charcoal and pastel, and again, later, alone in ...
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2010s Assemblage Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal, Archival Paper, Magazine Paper

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Charcoal Figure Drawing For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact charcoal figure drawing you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. You can easily find an example made in the Contemporary style, while we also have 22 Contemporary versions to choose from as well. Making the right choice when shopping for a charcoal figure drawing may mean carefully reviewing examples of this item dating from different eras — you can find an early iteration of this piece from the 18th Century and a newer version made as recently as the 21st Century. If you’re looking to add a charcoal figure drawing to create new energy in an otherwise neutral space in your home, you can find a work on 1stDibs that features elements of gray, beige, black, blue and more. A charcoal figure drawing from Rip Matteson, Audrey Anastasi, Seymour Tubis, Peter Collins ARCA and Jamie Marin-Price — each of whom created distinctive versions of this kind of work — is worth considering. Artworks like these — often created in charcoal, paper and archival paper — can elevate any room of your home.

How Much is a Charcoal Figure Drawing?

The average selling price for a charcoal figure drawing we offer is $835, while they’re typically $155 on the low end and $95,000 for the highest priced.

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