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La Grande Parisienne
By Sax Berlin
Located in Brecon, Powys
When this beautiful piece was created Berlin had been staging a one man renaissance of the early 20th Century School of Paris. For 8 years in this wing of study he used the shapes of...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Marble

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H 30 in. W 24 in. D 2 in.
COLOUR CAST...Colin is a contemporary Scottish artist working in egg tempera
By Colin Fraser
Located in Pollenca, Illes Baleares
Colin Fraser's remarkable tempera still-lifes and landscapes have a luminosity that seems to irradiate from them. It’s an effect that conjures a remembering of the timeless moment or...
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2010s Realist Still-life Paintings

Materials

Egg Tempera

COLOUR CAST...Colin is a contemporary Scottish artist working in egg tempera
By Colin Fraser
Located in Pollenca, Illes Baleares
Colin Fraser's remarkable tempera still-lifes and landscapes have a luminosity that seems to irradiate from them. It’s an effect that conjures a remembering of the timeless moment or...
Category

2010s Realist Still-life Paintings

Materials

Egg Tempera

Giant At Sea, Asian Inspired Painting with Samurai, Ink, egg-tempera, gold leaf
By Konstantinos Papamichalopoulos
Located in Dallas, TX
"Giant At Sea" is an Asian Inspired Painting with a colorful Samurai and sailing boats in the ocean, with lots of white waves. The piece is created using ink, egg-tempera, and a gold...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Gold Leaf

Tulip - Ink, egg-tempera and gold leaf on panel
By Konstantinos Papamichalopoulos
Located in Dallas, TX
Konstantinos Papamichalopoulos was born in Athens, Greece in 1975. He studied painting and printmaking at the Athens School of Fine Arts, where he also received a postgraduate degree...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Paintings

Materials

Gold Leaf

Building Backyard, Tempera Painting by Joan Nelson
By Joan Nelson
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Joan Nelson, American (1958 - ) Title: Untitled - Building Backyard Year: 1984 Medium: Egg Tempera & Plaster on Masonite Size: 24.5 x 32 in. (62.23 x 81.28 cm)
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1980s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

Materials

Plaster, Masonite, Egg Tempera

Queen Artemis as Medea, Sci-fi Inspired, Ink, egg-tempera, gold leaf on panel
By Konstantinos Papamichalopoulos
Located in Dallas, TX
Robotic and inspired by cult comics and sci-fi, Konstantinos Papamichalopoulos' artwork has the feel of pristine Byznatine icons from a museum, and he utilizes an expert gold leaf te...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Gold Leaf

Study for a Boatfish with Red Sails - Ink, egg-tempera and gold leaf on panel
By Konstantinos Papamichalopoulos
Located in Dallas, TX
Konstantinos Papamichalopoulos was born in Athens, Greece in 1975. He studied painting and printmaking at the Athens School of Fine Arts, where he also received a postgraduate degree...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Gold Leaf

Study for a Fish at Sea with Three Flags-Ink, egg-tempera and gold leaf on panel
By Konstantinos Papamichalopoulos
Located in Dallas, TX
Konstantinos Papamichalopoulos was born in Athens, Greece in 1975. He studied painting and printmaking at the Athens School of Fine Arts, where he also received a postgraduate degree...
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Gold Leaf

A wash - Contemporary tempera painting, Young art, Realism, Interior, Female
Located in Warsaw, PL
ANNA WARDĘGA Studies at Painting Departament at Academy of Fine Art in Cracow, Poland. She's dealing with easel painting, wall painting as well as drawing. Finalist of Competition fo...
Category

2010s Minimalist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Canvas, Egg Tempera

A journey - Contemporary tempera painting, Young art, Realism, Warm colors
Located in Warsaw, PL
ANNA WARDĘGA Studies at Painting Departament at Academy of Fine Art in Cracow, Poland. She's dealing with easel painting, wall painting as well as drawing. Finalist of Competition fo...
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2010s Minimalist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Canvas, Egg Tempera

"ROAD TO PARADISE", egg tempera, trees, fruit, blossoms, geometry, flora pattern
By Fleur Thesmar
Located in Toronto, Ontario
ROAD TO PARADISE is an egg tempera on Ampersand panel by Fleur Thesmar. The artwork measures 24x18x1" and is unvarnished (as many artists prefer). Against a grid of gentle reds, yell...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Water...

Materials

Egg Tempera, Panel

Paxos Madonna. Contemporary Oil Painting
By Sax Berlin
Located in Brecon, Powys
Created in his studio on the Greek island of Paxos in 2004, this Madonna, painted in the ancient technique of egg tempera, is inspired by the Madonnas found throughout the islands. T...
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Early 2000s Young British Artists (YBA) Figurative Paintings

Materials

Egg Tempera

Angel Of Peace: Contemporary Mixed Media Figurative Painting
By Sax Berlin
Located in Brecon, Powys
In these testing times it's become easy to turn inwards rather than looking outwards into the world. In a painting that is archetypical of Sax Berlin Angel of Peace is a reflection ...
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Marble, Gold Leaf

Teppiche - Abstract, Contemporary, Painting, Woman, 21st Century,
By Fides Becker
Located in Morongo Valley, CA
‘Teppiche' Acrylic and Eggtempera on Canvas, 115 x 85 cm, 2016 Fides Becker The leading theme of the artist’s interventions is the staging of temporality, transience, and change. ...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic, Egg Tempera

Aufgang - Acrylic and Egg Tempura on Canvas and Cotton, 180x125cm
By Fides Becker
Located in Morongo Valley, CA
'Aufgang' by Fides Becker Acrylic and Egg Tempura on Canvas and Cotton 180x125cm - 2008 Fides Becker The leading theme of the artist’s interventions is the staging of temporality,...
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic, Egg Tempera

Aufgang - Acrylic and Egg Tempura on Canvas and Cotton, 180x125cm
By Fides Becker
Located in Morongo Valley, CA
'Aufgang' by Fides Becker Acrylic and Egg Tempura on Canvas and Cotton 180x125cm - 2008 Fides Becker The leading theme of the artist’s interventions is the staging of temporality, ...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic, Egg Tempera

Aufgang - Acrylic and Egg Tempura on Canvas and Cotton, 180x125cm
By Fides Becker
Located in Morongo Valley, CA
'Aufgang' by Fides Becker Acrylic and Egg Tempura on Canvas and Cotton 180x125cm - 2008 Fides Becker The leading theme of the artist’s interventions is the staging of temporality, ...
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic, Egg Tempera

Aufgang - Acrylic and Egg Tempura on Canvas and Cotton, 180x125cm
By Fides Becker
Located in Morongo Valley, CA
'Aufgang' by Fides Becker Acrylic and Egg Tempura on Canvas and Cotton 180x125cm - 2008 Fides Becker The leading theme of the artist’s interventions is the staging of temporality, ...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic, Egg Tempera

The Red and The Swan Egg by Daniele Davitti - Illustration Painting on Canvas
By Daniele Davitti
Located in DE
Artist: Daniele Davitti Title: The Red and The Swan Egg Materials: Tempera, Graphite, Chalk and Ink Description: Signed by the artist. Edition: Original Year: 2013 Size: 7...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Chalk, Acrylic, Tempera, Graphite

Untitled - Roof Top View, Painting by Joan Nelson
By Joan Nelson
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Joan Nelson, American (1958 - ) Title: Roof Top View Year: 1984 Medium: Egg Tempera on Masonite, signed and dated verso Size: 34 x 48 in. (86.36 x 121.92 cm)
Category

1980s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

Materials

Egg Tempera

American Contemporary Art by Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman - Temperance
Located in Paris, IDF
Year: 2017 Composition: Oil and Egg Tempera on Linen Panel Dimensions: 11 x 15 in Dimensions framed: 14 x 18 in Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman is a self-taught figurative and contemporary ...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Egg Tempera, Panel

Pink 3 - (Pink Water) - Modern Landscape, Seascape Painting, Magenta Red, Sea
By Justyna Smoleń
Located in Salzburg, AT
“Water is soft and supple, but also hard and inflexible.It flows or is still. It is silent and loud; it possesses every nature. Pure and clear, muddy and blind, wet and dry, salty an...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Egg Tempera

American Contemporary Art by Deardre Sullivan-Beeman - Tiger Girl
Located in Paris, IDF
egg tempera and oil on linen panel 17 x 17 x 3.5 in sold with frame in grey color Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman is a self-taught figurative and contemporary surrealist painter. She uses m...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Panel, Oil, Egg Tempera

Contemporary mixed media gold leaf purple pop art text floral wall sculpture
By Rosemary Lyons
Located in Buffalo, NY
An original egg tempera and gold leaf mixed media work on hand built wall sculpture by American female conceptual contemporary artist Rosemary Lyons. “BOGO" by Rosemary Lyons 10 x 8...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Gold Leaf

Contemporary mixed media gold leaf purple pop art text floral wall sculpture
By Rosemary Lyons
Located in Buffalo, NY
An original egg tempera and gold leaf mixed media work on hand built wall sculpture by American female conceptual contemporary artist Rosemary Lyons. “Beauty/ Maypop" by Rosemary Ly...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Gold Leaf

OLIVE GROVES Colin Fraser Scottish contemporary artist
By Colin Fraser
Located in Pollenca, Illes Baleares
Colin Fraser is a contemporary Scottish painter, who is recognized for his intricate still lifes, interiors, and landscapes. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1957 and received tra...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Realist Interior Paintings

Materials

Egg Tempera

American Contemporary Art by Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman - Watering Can Girl
Located in Paris, IDF
Year: 2017 Composition: Oil and Egg Tempera on Linen Panel Dimensions: 14 x 28 in Dimensions framed: 20 x 34 in framed Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman is a self-taught figurative and contem...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Egg Tempera, Panel

German Contemporary Art by Frank Suplie - Apfelgarten
Located in Paris, IDF
Frank Suplie is a German artist born in 1950 who lives & works in Berlin, Germany. He belongs to the Norddeutsche Realisten movement. He exhibited in many countries in Europe & Unite...
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2010s Realist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Egg Tempera

TWENTY ONE .COLIN FRASER contemporary Scottish artist
By Colin Fraser
Located in Pollenca, Illes Baleares
Colin Fraser Colin Fraser is a contemporary Scottish painter, who is recognized for his intricate still lifes, interiors, and landscapes. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1957 and...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Realist Interior Paintings

Materials

Egg Tempera

German Contemporary Art by Frank Suplie - Rheinschiefer
Located in Paris, IDF
Frank Suplie is a German artist born in 1950 who lives & works in Berlin, Germany. He belongs to the Norddeutsche Realisten movement. He exhibited in many countries in Europe & Unite...
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2010s Realist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Egg Tempera

German Contemporary Art by Frank Suplie - Fichtebunker
Located in Paris, IDF
Frank Suplie is a German artist born in 1950 who lives & works in Berlin, Germany. He belongs to the Norddeutsche Realisten movement. He exhibited in many countries in Europe & Unite...
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2010s Realist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Egg Tempera

German Contemporary Art by Frank Suplie - Leba/Polen
Located in Paris, IDF
Frank Suplie is a German artist born in 1950 who lives & works in Berlin, Germany. He belongs to the Norddeutsche Realisten movement. He exhibited in many countries in Europe & Unite...
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2010s Realist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Egg Tempera

German Contemporary Art by Frank Suplie - Rügen, Kreidefelsen
Located in Paris, IDF
Diptych Frank Suplie is a German artist born in 1950 who lives & works in Berlin, Germany. He belongs to the Norddeutsche Realisten movement. He exhibited in many countries in Euro...
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2010s Realist Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Egg Tempera

German Contemporary Art by Frank Suplie - Herbstwald, Wildschweine
Located in Paris, IDF
Frank Suplie is a German artist born in 1950 who lives & works in Berlin, Germany. He belongs to the Norddeutsche Realisten movement. He exhibited in many countries in Europe & Unite...
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2010s Realist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Egg Tempera

OLIVE GROVES Colin Fraser Scottish contemporary artist
By Colin Fraser
Located in Pollenca, Illes Baleares
Colin Fraser is a contemporary Scottish painter, who is recognized for his intricate still lifes, interiors, and landscapes. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1957 and received tra...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Realist Interior Paintings

Materials

Egg Tempera

The Three Emperors, Futuristic painting triptych as a Byōbu-ē folding screen
By Konstantinos Papamichalopoulos
Located in Dallas, TX
The Three Emperors is a triptych, which Papamichalopoulos has created a Byōbu-ē folding screen. Each panel measures 150x40 cm / 59 x 16 inches. The piece is created using ink, egg-...
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Gold Leaf

German Contemporary Art by Frank Suplie - Berlin, Yorckbrücken, Amor
Located in Paris, IDF
Frank Suplie is a German artist born in 1950 who lives & works in Berlin, Germany. He belongs to the Norddeutsche Realisten movement. He exhibited in many countries in Europe & Unite...
Category

2010s Realist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Egg Tempera

German Contemporary Art by Frank Suplie - Potsdam, Dampfmaschinenhaus, Moschee
Located in Paris, IDF
Frank Suplie is a German artist born in 1950 who lives & works in Berlin, Germany. He belongs to the Norddeutsche Realisten movement. He exhibited in many countries in Europe & Unite...
Category

2010s Realist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Egg Tempera

German Contemporary Art by Frank Suplie - Mecklenburg Vorpommern, Rapswellen
Located in Paris, IDF
Diptych Frank Suplie is a German artist born in 1950 who lives & works in Berlin, Germany. He belongs to the Norddeutsche Realisten movement. He exhibited in many countries in Euro...
Category

2010s Realist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Egg Tempera

German Contemporary Art by Frank Suplie - Dover, Kreidefelsen, Erosion
Located in Paris, IDF
Frank Suplie is a German artist born in 1950 who lives & works in Berlin, Germany. He belongs to the Norddeutsche Realisten movement. He exhibited in many countries in Europe & Unite...
Category

2010s Realist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Egg Tempera

German Contemporary Art by Frank Suplie - Sylt, Moorsum Kliff 6
Located in Paris, IDF
Frank Suplie is a German artist born in 1950 who lives & works in Berlin, Germany. He belongs to the Norddeutsche Realisten movement. He exhibited in many countries in Europe & Unite...
Category

2010s Realist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Egg Tempera

German Contemporary Art by Frank Suplie - Uckermark, Eissee, Diesig
Located in Paris, IDF
Frank Suplie is a German artist born in 1950 who lives & works in Berlin, Germany. He belongs to the Norddeutsche Realisten movement. He exhibited in many countries in Europe & Unite...
Category

2010s Realist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Egg Tempera

German Contemporary Art by Frank Suplie - Berlin, S-Bahnhof Schöneberg
Located in Paris, IDF
Frank Suplie is a German artist born in 1950 who lives & works in Berlin, Germany. He belongs to the Norddeutsche Realisten movement. He exhibited in many countries in Europe & Unite...
Category

2010s Realist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Egg Tempera, Canvas

German Contemporary Art by Frank Suplie - Berlin, U-Bahnhof Gleisdreieck
Located in Paris, IDF
Frank Suplie is a German artist born in 1950 who lives & works in Berlin, Germany. He belongs to the Norddeutsche Realisten movement. He exhibited in many countries in Europe & Unite...
Category

2010s Realist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Egg Tempera

DOUBLE DAMBLE..Colin Fraser contemporary Scottish artist
By Colin Fraser
Located in Pollenca, Illes Baleares
There is no greater pleasure than seeing artwork from the gallery come to life in a collector’s home. A great painting activates the four walls of a space and can complete a room. Th...
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2010s Realist Still-life Paintings

Materials

Egg Tempera

German Contemporary Art by Frank Suplie - Hamburg, Blohm&Voss
Located in Paris, IDF
Frank Suplie is a German artist born in 1950 who lives & works in Berlin, Germany. He belongs to the Norddeutsche Realisten movement. He exhibited in many countries in Europe & Unite...
Category

2010s Realist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Egg Tempera

German Contemporary Art by Frank Suplie - Sylt, Morsum Kliff 5
Located in Paris, IDF
Frank Suplie is a German artist born in 1950 who lives & works in Berlin, Germany. He belongs to the Norddeutsche Realisten movement. He exhibited in many countries in Europe & Unite...
Category

2010s Realist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Egg Tempera

German Contemporary Art by Frank Suplie - Eutin/Ostholstein, Schlossallee
Located in Paris, IDF
Frank Suplie is a German artist born in 1950 who lives & works in Berlin, Germany. He belongs to the Norddeutsche Realisten movement. He exhibited in many countries in Europe & Unite...
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2010s Realist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Egg Tempera

German Contemporary Art by Frank Suplie - Zehdenick/Havel, Seerosen
Located in Paris, IDF
Frank Suplie is a German artist born in 1950 who lives & works in Berlin, Germany. He belongs to the Norddeutsche Realisten movement. He exhibited in many countries in Europe & Unite...
Category

2010s Realist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Egg Tempera

German Contemporary Art by Frank Suplie - Eberswalde Finow, Schiffshebewerk
Located in Paris, IDF
Frank Suplie is a German artist born in 1950 who lives & works in Berlin, Germany. He belongs to the Norddeutsche Realisten movement. He exhibited in many countries in Europe & Unite...
Category

2010s Realist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Egg Tempera

German Contemporary Art by Frank Suplie - Berlin, Osthafen, Getreidespeicher
Located in Paris, IDF
Frank Suplie is a German artist born in 1950 who lives & works in Berlin, Germany. He belongs to the Norddeutsche Realisten movement. He exhibited in many countries in Europe & Unite...
Category

2010s Realist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Egg Tempera

German Contemporary Art by Frank Suplie - Groß Dölln, Boris mäht
Located in Paris, IDF
Frank Suplie is a German artist born in 1950 who lives & works in Berlin, Germany. He belongs to the Norddeutsche Realisten movement. He exhibited in many countries in Europe & Unite...
Category

2010s Realist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Egg Tempera

German Contemporary Art by Frank Suplie - Ostholstein, Gut Sierhagen Steinbach
Located in Paris, IDF
Frank Suplie is a German artist born in 1950 who lives & works in Berlin, Germany. He belongs to the Norddeutsche Realisten movement. He exhibited in many countries in Europe & Unite...
Category

2010s Realist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Egg Tempera

German Contemporary Art by Frank Suplie - Berlin, alte Glasfabrik Stralau
Located in Paris, IDF
Frank Suplie is a German artist born in 1950 who lives & works in Berlin, Germany. He belongs to the Norddeutsche Realisten movement. He exhibited in many countries in Europe & Unite...
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2010s Realist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Egg Tempera

German Contemporary Art by Frank Suplie - Berlin, auf der Oberbaumbrücke
Located in Paris, IDF
Frank Suplie is a German artist born in 1950 who lives & works in Berlin, Germany. He belongs to the Norddeutsche Realisten movement. He exhibited in many countries in Europe & Unite...
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2010s Realist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Egg Tempera

German Contemporary Art by Frank Suplie - Berlin, Zufahrt zum Gutshaus
Located in Paris, IDF
Frank Suplie is a German artist born in 1950 who lives & works in Berlin, Germany. He belongs to the Norddeutsche Realisten movement. He exhibited in many countries in Europe & Unite...
Category

2010s Realist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Egg Tempera

German Contemporary Art by Frank Suplie - Groß Dölln Ehemalige Russenstadt
Located in Paris, IDF
Frank Suplie is a German artist born in 1950 who lives & works in Berlin, Germany. He belongs to the Norddeutsche Realisten movement. He exhibited in many countries in Europe & Unite...
Category

2010s Realist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Egg Tempera

German Contemporary Art by Frank Suplie - Berlin, alte Botschaft, Macht & Tod
Located in Paris, IDF
Frank Suplie is a German artist born in 1950 who lives & works in Berlin, Germany. He belongs to the Norddeutsche Realisten movement. He exhibited in many countries in Europe & Unite...
Category

2010s Realist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Egg Tempera

German Contemporary Art by Frank Suplie - Usedom/Kaiserbäder/Bansin, langer Berg
Located in Paris, IDF
Frank Suplie is a German artist born in 1950 who lives & works in Berlin, Germany. He belongs to the Norddeutsche Realisten movement. He exhibited in many countries in Europe & Unite...
Category

2010s Realist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Egg Tempera

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