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Picnic At Mt. Olympus, Trees, Houses, Nude Figures, Blue Green Yellow Orange
By Edward Marecak
Located in Denver, CO
Picnic at Mr. Olympus, vintage 1970s semi abstract painting by Denver modernist, Edward Marecak. Depicting a park scene with several semi cubist nude figures bathing in a fountain an...
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20th Century Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Oil

Parcheesi, Vintage Semi Abstract Painting Black Gray Purple Blue Green Red White
By Edward Marecak
Located in Denver, CO
Parcheesi, vintage 1990 semi abstract oil painting on canvas by 20th century Denver artist, Edward Marecak (1919-1993) of a stylized Parcheesi board with human figures and houses in ...
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1990s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

The Dance of Salome (Triptych) Semi Abstract, Pink Red Brown Yellow Green Blue
By Edward Marecak
Located in Denver, CO
The Dance of Salome or the Dance of the Seven Veils is a Triptych painted in 3 panels in oil on board. Each panel depicts a semi-abstract, cubist style individual figure: Herod, Hero...
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1960s Abstract Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Two Ladies Trying to Out-Mystify Each Other, Semi Abstract, Cubist Painting
By Edward Marecak
Located in Denver, CO
Two Ladies Trying to Out-Mystify Each Other, vintage 1969, semi-abstract, cubist style oil painting, two female figures with still life. Oil on canvas, estate Stamp verso, titled an...
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1960s American Modern Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

The Potters, Semi Abstract Painting, Figurative, Purple, Orange, Brown, Green
By Edward Marecak
Located in Denver, CO
The Potters, vintage 1960s semi-abstract oil painting of two female figures with their pottery by Denver modernist, Edward Marecak (1919-1993). Painted in oil paint on canvas, estate...
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1960s Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

The Return Of Ulysses, Abstract Cubist Painting, Green, Orange, Black, Brown
By Edward Marecak
Located in Denver, CO
The Return Of Ulysses, vintage 1960 oil painting, semi-abstract with cubist figures including a male nude, by Edward Marecak (1919-1993). Painted in colors of red, blue, golden yell...
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1960s American Modern Abstract Paintings

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Burlap, Oil

Zeus and Hera, Semi-Abstract Painting in Blue, Orange, Pink, Green, Yellow, Red
By Edward Marecak
Located in Denver, CO
Zeus and Hera, abstract realism painting with two nude figures set in a stylized interior by 20th century Denver modernist, Edward Marecak (1919-1993). Painted in colors of orange, b...
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1960s Abstract Interior Paintings

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Burlap, Oil

Sybils Telling Cosmic Jokes On Mankind, Abstract with Orange, Yellow, Red & Blue
By Edward Marecak
Located in Denver, CO
Vintage 1960s original semi abstract oil painting, Sybils Telling Cosmic Jokes On Mankind, by 20th century Denver modernist, Edward Marecak (1919-1993). Painted in bright colors of o...
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1960s Abstract Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

The Argument, Abstract Painting in Red, Black, Green, Pink, Orange, Blue, Yellow
By Edward Marecak
Located in Denver, CO
The Argument an abstract oil painting by 20th century Denver modernist, Edward Marecak (1919-1993) with abstracted, cubist figures in red, black, yellow, pink, orange, brown, green a...
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Oil

The Three Fates Confused, 1970s semi-abstract painting, red, yellow, blue, green
By Edward Marecak
Located in Denver, CO
The Three Fates Confused, a vintage oil painting by Denver modernist, Edward Marecak (1919-1993). Semi-abstract composition depicts female figures in a stylized version of The Three ...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Oil

Demeter (Semi-Abstract Painting of woman holding fruit: Orange, Yellow, Blue)
By Edward Marecak
Located in Denver, CO
Vintage 1970 painting by Colorado artist, Edward Marecak (1919-1993), of a woman representing Demeter (the goddess of horticulture), holding a bowl of fruit and a bouquet of flowers ...
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1970s Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Liberty Rides the Goose (Semi-Abstract Painting of Lady Liberty Riding a Goose)
By Edward Marecak
Located in Denver, CO
Original painting by 20th century Denver modernist, Edward Marecak (1919-1993). "Liberty Rides the Goose" is a semi-abstract depiction of Lady Liberty wearing Red, white and blue wi...
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20th Century American Modern Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil

Warp and Woof (Abstract Painting)
By Edward Marecak
Located in Denver, CO
1960s original vintage signed framed painting by Denver modernist, Edward Marecak (1919-1993), "Warp and Woof" is a mid-century modern abstract painting of a textile on a loom with v...
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1960s Abstract Mixed Media

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Oil Pastel, Tempera, Archival Paper

The Four Winter Months (Semi Abstract Figures in Black, Blue, Red, Gray, Green)
By Edward Marecak
Located in Denver, CO
The Four Winter Months, 1985 original vintage signed framed oil painting by Denver modernist, Edward Marecak (1919-1993) with 4 abstract/stylized figures in shades of black, teal, bl...
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20th Century Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Oil, Canvas

Three Winter Months (Semi-Abstract Painting)
By Edward Marecak
Located in Denver, CO
Original oil painting titled "Three Winter Months" by 20th century Colorado artist, Edward Marecak (1919-1993). Presented in the artist's original frame, outer dimensions measure 40...
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20th Century Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Witch and Warlock Casting Spells in the Upside Down World (Semi-Abstract)
By Edward Marecak
Located in Denver, CO
Original oil painting by 20th century Denver modernist, Edward Marecak (1919-1993). "Witch and Warlock Casting Spells in the Upside Down World" depicts a semi-abstract depiction of a...
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20th Century Abstract Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Board

Untitled Abstract Painting: Red, Orange, Gold, Pink, Blue, Green, Brown & Cream
By Edward Marecak
Located in Denver, CO
Vintage Abstract oil painting by 20th century Denver modernist, Edward Marecak (1919-1993), with circular geometric patterns in bold colors of Red, Orange, Gold, Pink, Blue, Green, B...
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20th Century Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Oil

Sunflowers (Abstract Still Life)
By Edward Marecak
Located in Denver, CO
Original 1960s abstract still life by mid-century modern Colorado artist, Edward Marecak (1919-1993). Sunflowers is an abstract still life painting in dominant colors of brown, rust...
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Oil, Board

The Three Fates Give Advice, Semi-Abstract in Lime Green, Orange, Fuchsia, Blue
By Edward Marecak
Located in Denver, CO
The Three Fates Give Advice, vintage 1968 semi abstract painting by 20th century Denver artist, Edward Marecak (1919-1993). Painted in vibrant colors of lime green, neon orange, ora...
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1960s Abstract Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

The Three Fates Thinking Mysterious Thoughts, Semi-Abstract Cubist Female Heads
By Edward Marecak
Located in Denver, CO
The Three Fates Thinking Mysterious Thoughts, vintage semi-abstract painting by Edward Marecak (1919-1993). Three heads in a somewhat cubist style are painted in bright colors of ye...
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1980s Abstract Portrait Paintings

Materials

Oil

Edward Marecak On Sale For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate edward marecak on sale for your needs in our varied inventory. You can easily find an example made in the Modern style, while we also have 2 Modern versions to choose from as well. Adding a edward marecak on sale 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 black, brown, orange, gray and more. Frequently made by artists working in paint, oil paint and fabric, these artworks are unique and have attracted attention over the years. A large edward marecak on sale can prove too dominant for some spaces — a smaller edward marecak on sale, measuring 24.75 high and 24 wide, may better suit your needs.

How Much is a Edward Marecak On Sale?

The average selling price for a edward marecak on sale we offer is $5,500, while they’re typically $1,495 on the low end and $7,600 for the highest priced.

Edward Marecak Biography and Important Works

Edward Marecak was an American painter who was born in 1919. Growing up in the farming community of Brunswick, Ohio, he showed early artistic promise, hired by the National Youth Administration to document historic barns. In 1946, Marecak came to the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center for a year and after a semester interlude at Cranbrook returned to study lithography with Lawrence Barrett. There he also met his future wife and sometime collaborator, ceramicist Theresa Madonna Fortin. Given the opportunity to teach a summer course at the University of Colorado, he decided to obtain a teaching certificate at the University of Denver and subsequently embarked on his 25-year career in the Denver Public School system. Rather than pursue fame, Edward Marecak directed his zeal toward fostering younger generations in the principles of art as well as his simple philosophies. Moreover, his teaching salary allowed him to ply his prodigious talent at whatever he pleased, instead of bending to the dictates of trends and sales. Having inherited his faith in education from his Slovakian immigrant parents, Marecak could add the shaping of lives to his mastery of art forms, including lithographs, monoprints, drawings, hooked rugs, ceramics, paintings, wood sculptures, stained-glass windows and jewelry. While exhibiting in his lifetime, he was, in his wife’s words, “his own greatest collector”, but shows and his popularity at the Kirkland Museum have positioned Marecak posthumously among Colorado’s pre-eminent modernists. As a child, Marecak was enthralled by the Carpathian tales of magic and supernatural beings told by his grandmother. As with other artists with roots in Eastern Europe, his artistic turn to folk tradition would free him from learned practices of perspective and modeling in favor of flat patterns within patterns and brilliant, throbbing color. While others ventured further into abstraction, Marecak stylized figurative elements into crowded compositions that appeared like a mosaic or stained glass. As he matured, he could declare, “I am still very much a Byzantine designer and my joy with what color can do grows all the time”. The traceries of strong outlines and bold shapes provide compartments for vibrant colors, contrasts and rough textures that can scarcely be contained. The Kirkland Museum staged a retrospective of Edward and Donna Marecak in 2007.

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.