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Soft Figure in Pink, Watercolor Painting, Circa 1940s
By Barbara Lewis
Located in San Francisco, CA
This circa 1940s pink watercolor on paper female figure is by Chicago-based painter, photographer, and printmaker Barbara Lewis (1925-2008). Lewis studied at the Art Institute of Ch...
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1940s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Monochromatic Expressionist Figure in Ink, Mid 20th Century
By Richard Van Wingerden
Located in San Francisco, CA
This mid 20th century watercolor on paper Expressionist figure is by Dutch-Californian Expressionist Richard Van Wingerden (1893-1969). A WPA artist, Van Wingerden studied with Thoma...
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Mid-20th Century Expressionist Nude Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Paper

Expressionist Female Figure in Ink, Mid 20th Century
By Richard Van Wingerden
Located in San Francisco, CA
This mid 20th century watercolor on paper Expressionist figure drawing is by Dutch-Californian Expressionist Richard Van Wingerden (1893-1969). A WPA artist, Van Wingerden studied wi...
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Mid-20th Century Expressionist Nude Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Ink

Seated Expressionist Figure in Ink, Mid 20th Century
By Richard Van Wingerden
Located in San Francisco, CA
This mid 20th century ink on paper Expressionist figure is by Dutch-Californian Expressionist Richard Van Wingerden (1893-1969). A WPA artist, Van Wingerden studied with Thomas Hart ...
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Mid-20th Century Expressionist Nude Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Ink

Abstracted Figure with Moon in Watercolor in Navy Peach and Yellow
By Hugh Wiley
Located in San Francisco, CA
This late 20th century watercolor on paper abstracted figure with an illuminated moon in navy, peach and yellow is by Northern California artist Hugh Wiley (1922-2013). Wiley studie...
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Late 20th Century Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Untitled (Male Figure Facing Right)
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
Ink on paper Signed and dated, l.r. This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Mark Beard, born in 1956 in Salt Lake City, now lives in New York City. His works...
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1970s Realist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Ink

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

Female Figure Drawn in Drawing Class, Grey Ink Wash on Paper, 20th Century
By Rip Matteson
Located in San Francisco, CA
This monochromatic drawing of a female nude in a drawing class is by Oakland artist Rip Matteson (1920-2011). Matteson was educated at U.C. Berkeley, C.C.A.C, Scuola di Belle Arte in...
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Late 20th Century Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Ink

Costume Stage Drawing Medieval Jester or Harlequin Figure Watercolor Painting
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Stage costume drawing in the style of Ballet Russe. unsigned older piece.
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Early 20th Century Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Watercolor

2002 Watercolour - Abstracted Figure in Yellow
Located in Corsham, GB
With charcoal details. Signed illegibly and dated '02' to the lower right-hand corner. Presented in a card mount and in a light wooden frame. On watercolour paper.
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Expressionist Figure in Watercolor, Circa 1950s
By Richard Van Wingerden
Located in San Francisco, CA
This mid 20th century watercolor on paper is by Dutch-Californian Expressionist Richard Van Wingerden (1893-1969). A WPA artist, Van Wingerden studied with Thomas Hart Benton at the ...
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Mid-20th Century Expressionist Nude Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Mid Century Seated Nude Figure, Female Figure Study Watercolor
By Joseph Yeager
Located in Soquel, CA
Graceful depiction of seated nude female figure by Joseph Yeager (American, 20th Century). Unsigned, but was acquired with a collection of Joseph Yeager works directly from the estat...
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Mid-20th Century American Realist Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil, Paper, Watercolor

Colorful Abstracted Seated Figure 1962 Watercolor
By Jack Freeman
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1962 watercolor on paper abstracted figure is by San Francisco painter Jack Freeman (1938-2014). Freeman studied at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, landscape and figure drawi...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Figure - Original Watercolor by Mino Maccari - 1960s
By Mino Maccari
Located in Roma, IT
Figure is an original modern artwork realized the 1960s by the Italian artist Mino Maccari (Siena, 1898 - Rome, 1989). Original watercolor drawing on Ivory cardboard. Image Dimensio...
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1960s Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Seated Expressionist Figure in Watercolor, Circa 1950s
By Jennings Tofel
Located in San Francisco, CA
This early-mid 20th century watercolor on paper female nude is by Polish-American artist Jennings Tofel (1891-1959). Tofel was a New York painter who worked in the Expressionist styl...
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1950s Expressionist Nude Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Warm Toned Abstracted Seated Figure 1960 Watercolor
By Jack Freeman
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1960 watercolor on paper abstracted figure is by San Francisco painter Jack Freeman (1938-2014). Freeman studied at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, landscape and figure drawi...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Colorful Abstrcted Standing Figure 1962 Watercolor
By Jack Freeman
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1962 watercolor on paper figure drawing is by San Francisco painter Jack Freeman (1938-2014). Freeman studied at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, landscape and figure drawing ...
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1960s Abstract Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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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

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

George Gray (1800-1910) - Watercolour, Figure with Scythe
Located in Corsham, GB
An accomplished watercolour painting with gouache details by the artist George Gray. The scene depicts a male figure holding a scythe in a cemetery. Signed to the lower left-hand cor...
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20th Century Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Figure - Original Watercolor on Paper by Cazanove - 1922
Located in Roma, IT
Figure is an original drawing in watercolor on paper, realized by Raymond Cazanove in 1922. Hand-signed on the lower right. In good conditions, with aged margins. Sheet dimension:...
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1920s Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Figure - Original Watercolor on Paper by R. Cazanove - 1922
Located in Roma, IT
Figure is an original drawing in watercolor on paper, realized by Cazanove in 1922. Hand-signed on the lower right. In good conditions, with aged margins. Sheet dimension: 38 x 26...
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1920s Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

George Gray (1800-1910) - Watercolour, Figure with Scythe
Located in Corsham, GB
An accomplished watercolour painting with gouache details by the artist George Gray. The scene depicts a male figure holding a scythe in a cemetery. Signed to the lower left-hand cor...
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20th Century Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Female Nude Figure in Watercolor, 1979
By Laura Lengyel
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1979 watercolor 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, Watercolor

Figure - Original Ink and Watercolor - 18th Century
Located in Roma, IT
"Figure" is an original china ink and watercolor drawing on ivory-colorated cardboard by Anonymous Artist of XX Century. In excellent conditions: As good as new. Not signed.
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20th Century Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Watercolor

Peter Collins ARCA - 1980 Watercolour, Figure Study in Pink
By Peter Collins ARCA
Located in Corsham, GB
A captivating watercolour and graphite drawing by the artist Peter Collins. The scene depicts several studies of the same figure in a pink leotard. Signed and dated to the upper righ...
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20th Century Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Framed Early 19th Century Watercolour - Figure in a Landscape
Located in Corsham, GB
A delicate 19th century watercolour study depicting a lone figure on horseback. The roof of a thatched cottage peaks out through the treeline and large mountains fill the background....
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19th Century Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Early 20th Century Watercolour - Figure on a Country Lane
Located in Corsham, GB
A very fine and delicate watercolour painting with gouache details, depicting a figure on a country lane with a cottage behind. Unsigned. Well-presented in a washline card mount and ...
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20th Century Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

19th c. Italian Figural Landscape Watercolor Painting Lombardy, Italy
Located in Gallatin, TN
19th c. Italian Figural Landscape Painting VIEW OF LAKE COMO WITH POPULAR SCENE ( Lombardy, Italy) Watercolor on Paper Depicts a beautiful 18th Century scene on Lake Como with figu...
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18th Century Italian School Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Female Nude with Blue Hair, Watercolor Figure, Circa 1960s
By Jack Freeman
Located in San Francisco, CA
This circa 1960s watercolor on paper figure is by San Francisco painter Jack Freeman (1938-2014). Freeman studied at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, landscape and figure drawing ...
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1960s American Modern Nude Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Hendrik Grise (1917-1982) - 20th Century Watercolour, Sleeping Figure
By Hendrik Grise
Located in Corsham, GB
An expressive and vibrant watercolour painting with pen and ink by the American artist Hendrick Grise. The scene depicts an interior setting with a sleeping nude figure. Even though ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

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

Hendrik Grise (1917-1982) - 20th Century Watercolour, Nude Figure
By Hendrik Grise
Located in Corsham, GB
An expressive watercolour painting with pen and ink and gouache details by the American artist Hendrik Grise. The scene depicts a nude female figure, completed in bold and vibrant br...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Early 20th Century Watercolour - Figure on Boat and Cottage
Located in Corsham, GB
A charming watercolour painting with gouache details, depicting a river scene with a cottage and a figure on a small boat. Unsigned. Well-presented in a wash line card mount and in a...
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20th Century Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Figure - Original Pen Drawing and Watercolor by Flor David - 1950s
By Flor David
Located in Roma, IT
Figure is an original drawing on ivory paper realized by Flor David in the 1950s This is an original pen and watercolored drawing.The artwork represents a figure, skillfully depicte...
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1950s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Pen, Watercolor

Figure - Original China Ink and Watercolor by Henri Espinouze - 1957
Located in Roma, IT
Figure is an original drawing in china ink and watercolor on paper realized by Henri Espinouze. Hand-signed, with number 23757, on the lower right margin. The state of preservation...
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1950s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Watercolor

Figure - Original Watercolor Drawing by Giuseppe Zanetti - 20th Century
Located in Roma, IT
"Figure" is an original watercolor drawing on ivory-colorated cardboard by Giuseppe Zanetti (1910-1983). In very good conditions. Not signed. Image Dimensions: 14.5 x 11 cm
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20th Century Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Nude Figure - Original Watercolor and Pencil by Odilon Roche - 1940
By Odilon Roche
Located in Roma, IT
"Nude Figure" is an original watercolor and pencil drawing on brown-colorated paper by Odilon Roche (1868-1947). In very good conditions. Sheet dimension: 31 x 21.5 cm. Hand-sig...
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1940s Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil, Watercolor

Theatrical Figure - Ink and Watercolor Drawing by Eugène Berman - 1950s
Located in Roma, IT
Theatrical Figure is an original monogrammed drawing in pencil, watercolor and in China ink on paper, realized by Russian scenographer Eugène Berman. Image Dimension: 35 x 25 cm Ima...
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1950s Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Pencil, Watercolor

Peter Collins ARCA - 1984 Watercolour, Figure in Red
By Peter Collins ARCA
Located in Corsham, GB
An expressive watercolour painting with graphite by the artist Peter Collins. The scene depicts a nude female figure in red, gazing away from the viewer. Signed and dated to the uppe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

In the Orchard - Impressionist Watercolor, Figure in Landscape by Henri Duhem
By Henri Duhem
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
A beautiful and delicate watercolour on paper circa 1910 by French impressionist painter Henri Duhem. The work depicts a woman in a blue dress in an orchard in autumn. The trees in t...
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1910s Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Help From Friends, colorful blues, purples, spiritual figure abstract watercolor
By Janet Morgan
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Watercolor, mixed media, using resists. This piece is very much about the energy of the body and breath. We are just rediscovering the power of the breath to increase energy and gen...
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2010s Expressionist Nude Drawings and Watercolors

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Mixed Media, Watercolor, Archival Paper

By Lake Geneva - Impressionist Watercolor, Figure in Landscape by Henri Duhem
By Henri Duhem
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
A beautiful and delicate watercolour on paper circa 1920 by French impressionist painter Henri Duhem. The work depicts a woman in a pink dress and sun hat looking out of blue water o...
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1920s Impressionist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Paper

Hendrik Grise (1917-1982) - 20th Century Watercolour, Vibrant Female Figure
By Hendrik Grise
Located in Corsham, GB
An expressive watercolour painting with pen and ink by the American artist Hendrick Grise. The scene depicts a nude female figure. Signed to the lower right-hand corner. On wove.
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21st Century and Contemporary Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Colorful Standing Nude Figure 20th Century Watercolor
By Jack Freeman
Located in San Francisco, CA
This late 20th century watercolor on paper abstracted figure is by San Francisco painter Jack Freeman (1938-2014). Freeman studied at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, landscape and...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

French Abstract Figure Mid 20th Century Signed Graphite and Watercolour
By Louis Bellon
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Abstract Nude Female Figure by Louis Bellon (French 1908-1998) Signed right left Watercolour and graphite on paper, unframed measurements: 11 x 7.5 inches (overall sheet measures 19...
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Nude Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Graphite

Figure - Original Pencil and Watercolor 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 pencil and watercolor drawing on Ivory paper. Hand-...
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1980s Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Pencil

Female figure of XIX century - Watercolor by M. De Vito - 1820 ca.
By Michela De Vito
Located in Roma, IT
Watercolour on ivory colored paper, 1820 c.a. Wonderful watercolour both for the drawing and for the fineness of the colours representing a woman in typical Italian costumes of XIX ...
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1820s Old Masters Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Le Ruisseau - Impressionist Watercolor, Figure by Stream in Landscape by H Duhem
By Henri Duhem
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
A lovely watercolour on paper circa 1905 by French Impressionist painter Henri Duhem depicting a woman in a blue dress taking a stroll along the path beside a stream. The trees and f...
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Early 20th Century Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Figure of Woman - Original China Ink and Watercolor by Mayo - 1950s
Located in Roma, IT
Figure of Woman is an original China Ink and watercolour realized by Mayo in 1950s. Good condition on a white paper. Signature on the lower right corner. Antoine MAYO (1905-1990) ...
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Mid-20th Century Surrealist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Watercolor

The Canal at Douai - Impressionist Watercolor, Figure in Landscape by H Duhem
By Henri Duhem
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
A beautiful watercolour on paper circa 1908 by French Impressionist painter Henri Duhem depicting a man fishing in the canal at Douai at evening. Signed lower left. This piece is not...
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Early 20th Century Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

19th century Italian figurative painting - Horseman - Watercolor on paper Figure
Located in Varmo, IT
Jean Baptiste Charles Detaille (Saint-Germain-en-Laye 1852 - Beaulieu-sur-Mer 1894) - "Horse rider". 27.5 x 22 cm without frame, 67.5 x 58.5 cm with frame. Watercolor on paper, in ...
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1870s Realist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Tom Clough (1867-1943) - Watercolour, Cottage Scene with Figure
Located in Corsham, GB
An accomplished watercolour painting by the British artist Tom Clough. The scene depicts an atmospheric view of a cottage and figure on a wooden bridge. Signed to the lower right-han...
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20th Century Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

By the canal - Impressionist Watercolor, Figure in Town Landscape by Henri Duhem
By Henri Duhem
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
A charming watercolour on paper circa 1905 by French impressionist painter Henri Duhem. The piece depicts a woman in a dark coat walking through a town beside a canal in the evening....
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Early 1900s Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Figure at Sunset - Original Ink and Watercolor Drawing by Eugène Berman
By Eugene Berman
Located in Roma, IT
Hand signed with the artist's monogram and dated. China ink and watercolour on paper.Original Drawings. Passepartout included. Image Dimensions : 27 x 18.7 cm This artwork is shippe...
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1940s Modern Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Watercolor

Human Figure - Original Watercolor Drawing by Leo Guida - 1970s
By Leo Guida
Located in Roma, IT
Human Figure is an original artwork realized in the 1970s by the Italian Contemporary artist Leo Guida (1992 - 2017). Original ink and watercolor on paper. Good conditions, excep...
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1970s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Watercolor

"The Journey," Watercolor with Figure & Animal in Landscape signed by Yanda Katt
By Katt Yanda
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"The Journey" is an original watercolor painting by Katt Yanda. It depicts a human figure walking a horse or donkey. The artist signed the piece in the lower right. 4 1/2" x 6 1/2"...
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Early 2000s Neo-Expressionist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Interior with Figure - Pastel and Watercolor Drawing - Early 20th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Figure in an Interior is an original modern artwork realized by a French artist in the first decades of the XX Century. Original colored watercolor and pastels on paper. Very goo...
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Early 20th Century Post-Impressionist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Pastel

Figure - Original Watercolor and Pencil by Raymond Cazanove - 1922
Located in Roma, IT
Figure is an original drawing in watercolor and pencil on ivory paper, realized by Raymond Cazanove in 1922. Hand-signed on the lower margin in pen by the artist. The state of pres...
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1920s Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor, Pencil

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Figure Watercolor For Sale on 1stDibs

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How Much is a Figure Watercolor?

The price for a figure watercolor in our collection starts at $99 and tops out at $95,000 with the average selling for $522.

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The supplies and methods used by artists and illustrators to create drawings and paintings have evolved over the years, and so too have the intentions. Artists can use their drawing and painting talents to observe and capture a moment, to explore or communicate ideas and convey or evoke emotion. No matter if an artist is working in charcoal or in watercolor and has chosen to portray the marvels of the pure human form, to create realistic depictions of animals in their natural habitats or perhaps to forge a new path that references the long history of abstract visual art, adding a drawing or watercolor painting to your living room or dining room that speaks to you will in turn speak to your guests and conjure stimulating energy in your space.

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