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Geometric German Engineering Diagram in Watercolor & Ink, 1941
By Leo Erb
Located in San Francisco, CA
This January 13, 1941 watercolor and ink on paper academic engineering study is by German artist Leo Erb (b.1923). Signed on bottom. The piece will be shipped in an archival mat to f...
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1940s Academic Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Ink, Watercolor

Squares 17- abstract bright color blue green dominant color ink drawing on paper
By Dana Piazza
Located in New York, NY
Dana Piazza's creates abstract colorful drawings, full of the illusion of depth, movement, and three-dimensionality. His highly obsessive ink drawings on paper are built upon algorit...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper

Solitaire, Contemporary Abstract Acrylic Painting Canvas Geometric Blue Orange
By Yuriy Zakordonets
Located in London, England
'Solitaire' is a beautiful abstract acrylic painting on canvas by emerging Ukrainian artist - Yuriy Zakordonets. It is a contemporary art piece presenting figures and abstract elemen...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

99 Passions, Contemporary Abstract Painting Expressionist Geometric Purple Red
By Yuriy Zakordonets
Located in London, England
'99 Passions' is a beautiful abstract acrylic painting on canvas by emerging Ukrainian artist - Yuriy Zakordonets. It is a contemporary square art piece presenting figures and abstra...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Polyamory, Contemporary Minimalist Abstract Painting Canvas Geometric Red Purple
By Yuriy Zakordonets
Located in London, England
'Polyamory' is a beautiful abstract acrylic painting on canvas by emerging Ukrainian artist - Yuriy Zakordonets. It is a contemporary art piece presenting geometric, graphic elements...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Psycho, Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Art Painting Blue Orange Geometric
By Yuriy Zakordonets
Located in London, England
'Psycho' is a beautiful abstract acrylic painting on canvas by emerging Ukrainian artist - Yuriy Zakordonets. It is a contemporary art piece presenting figures and abstract elements,...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Totem 2.006. Abstract geometric forms. Pencil and watercolor. Black and yellow
By Lori Fox
Located in Granbury, TX
Totem 2.006, 2014 by Lori Fox Watercolor, pencil and oil pastel on paper. 14 x 11 inch unframed. Framed size is 15.25 x 12.25 x 1.75 inch (ask about framed price) Totem: An obje...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Pencil

Totem 4.004 by Lori Fox. Abstract geometric. Pencil, watercolor & oil pastels
By Lori Fox
Located in Granbury, TX
Totem 4.004, 2014 by Lori Fox Watercolor, pencil and oil pastel on paper. 14 x 11 inch unframed. Framed size is 15.25 x 12.25 x 1.75 inch (ask about framed price) Totem: An obje...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Pastel, Pencil

Totem 4.005(1) by Lori Fox. Abstract geometric. Pencil, watercolor & oil pastels
By Lori Fox
Located in Granbury, TX
Totem 4.005(1), 2014 by Lori Fox Watercolor, pencil and oil pastel on paper. 14 x 11 inch unframed. Framed size is 15.25 x 12.25 x 1.75 inch (ask about framed price) Totem: An o...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Pencil, Oil Pastel

Totem 5.003. Abstract architectural forms Pink and coral watercolor and pencil
By Lori Fox
Located in Granbury, TX
Totem 5.003, 2014 by Lori Fox Watercolor, pencil and oil pastel on paper. 14 x 11 inch unframed. Framed size is 15.25 x 12.25 x 1.75 inch (ask about framed price) Pink, coral and ...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Pencil

Totem 3.004. Abstract architectural forms Watercolor, pencil, oil pastel. Yellow
By Lori Fox
Located in Granbury, TX
Totem 3.004, 2014 by Lori Fox Watercolor, pencil and oil pastel on paper. 14 x 11 inch unframed. Framed size is 15.25 x 12.25 x 1.75 inch (ask about framed price) Yellow, green, r...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Oil Pastel, Pencil

Totem 4.005(2). Abstract circle forms. Watercolor, pastels and pencil.
By Lori Fox
Located in Granbury, TX
Totem 4.005(2), 2014 by Lori Fox Watercolor, pencil and oil pastel on paper. 14 x 11 inch unframed. Framed size is 15.25 x 12.25 x 1.75 inch (ask about framed price) Totem: An o...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Oil Pastel, Watercolor, Pencil

Contemporary American Minimalist Painting Abstract Geometric Blue Pink White
By Julian Montague
Located in Buffalo, NY
An original acrylic on canvas by American contemporary conceptual artist Julian Montague from the artist's Semi-Fictions series. The body of work included in Semi-Fictions, a new se...
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2010s Minimalist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Contemporary American Minimalist Painting Abstract Geometric Red Black White
By Julian Montague
Located in Buffalo, NY
An original acrylic on canvas by American contemporary conceptual artist Julian Montague from the artist's Semi-Fictions series. The body of work included in Semi-Fictions, a new se...
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2010s Minimalist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Marina Geometric Abstract Watercolor
By Les Anderson
Located in Soquel, CA
Vibrant marina abstract with bold colors and geometric forms by Les (Leslie Luverne) Anderson (American, 1928-2009). From the estate of Les Anderson in Monterey, California. Signed "...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Landscape Paintings

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Paper, Watercolor

Back to Mycenae - Abstract Oil Painting with Silver Leaf
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
Gian Berto Vanni's "Back to Mycenae" is a 36 x 48-inch abstract oil painting on canvas. Archaeological themes are often the reference for many of G.B. Vanni's works. His extensive tr...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

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Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf

Untitled (grid painting abstract wood contemporary neutrals pink optical art)
By Melisa Taylor Metzger
Located in Quebec, Quebec
"Marriot I" explores the assimilation of aerosol painting, charring and sanding techniques on wood. This ethereal and atmospheric painting solicits our visual perception by suggestin...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

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Spray Paint, Wood Panel

Up and Down
By Petra Rös-Nickel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Petra Rös-Nickel’s original paintings merge playful forms, bright colors and architectural compositions in oil and mixed media on canvas. Her contemporary artworks contain rich text...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Mixed Media, Oil

Color Structure Series, Color Shards, Geometric Drawing in Red, Orange, Blue
By Mary Judge
Located in Kent, CT
This geometric drawing has a beautiful, soft mottled texture created with Judge's unique powered pigment technique. The ordered symmetry of the diagonal lines in deeply pigmented red...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Rag Paper, Pigment

Color Structure Series, Yellow Slashes, Geometric Drawing in Red, Yellow, Blue
By Mary Judge
Located in Kent, CT
This geometric drawing has a beautiful, soft mottled texture created with Judge's unique powered pigment technique. The ordered symmetry of the layered diagonal lines in deeply pigme...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Rag Paper, Pigment

Spiral Form Four A, Geometric Spirograph Drawing in Reddish Brown on Cream Paper
By Mary Judge
Located in Kent, CT
This geometric drawing has a beautiful, soft mottled texture created with Judge's unique powered pigment technique. The ordered symmetry of the spirograph drawing in reddish brown is...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Rag Paper, Pigment

Color Structure Series Dark Steel, Geometric Drawing in Black, Red, Blue, Yellow
By Mary Judge
Located in Kent, CT
This geometric drawing has a beautiful, soft mottled texture created with Judge's unique powered pigment technique. The ordered symmetry of the diagonal lines in deeply pigmented bla...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Rag Paper, Pigment

Spiral Form Eight, Geometric Spirograph Drawing in Reddish Brown on Cream Paper
By Mary Judge
Located in Kent, CT
This geometric drawing has a beautiful, soft mottled texture created with Judge's unique powered pigment technique. The ordered symmetry of the spirograph drawing in reddish brown is...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Rag Paper, Pigment

Color Structure Series Moss Glass, Geometric Drawing in Olive Green Teal, Yellow
By Mary Judge
Located in Kent, CT
This geometric drawing has a beautiful, soft mottled texture created with Judge's unique powered pigment technique. The ordered symmetry of the diagonal lines in soft olive green, br...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Rag Paper, Pigment

River And Steel Series Six, Geometric Drawing in Dark Blue, Yellow and Red
By Mary Judge
Located in Kent, CT
This geometric drawing has a beautiful, soft mottled texture created with Judge's unique powered pigment technique. The ordered symmetry of the diagonal lines in deeply pigmented dar...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Rag Paper, Pigment

Larry Zox "Untitled (Push)" Drawing
By Larry Zox
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Larry Zox (1937-2006) was a central figure in the evolution of abstraction in American art of the 20th century. Raised in Des Moines, Iowa, Zox studied at the University of Okla...
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1960s Abstract Geometric Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Color Pencil

No Comment 7 - Abstract Geometric Painting, Red, Contemporary, Acacio Viegas
Located in Barcelona, Catalunya
Acacio Viegas: “I use art as a form of expression, communication and reflection with my surrounding world. I seek to crystallize, through a universal and synthetic language, a comple...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Mixed Media

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Acrylic

No Comment 9 - Abstract Geometric Painting, Yellow, Contemporary, Acacio Viegas
Located in Barcelona, Catalunya
Acacio Viegas: “I use art as a form of expression, communication and reflection with my surrounding world. I seek to crystallize, through a universal and synthetic language, a comple...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Mixed Media

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Acrylic

No Comment 8 - Abstract Geometric Painting, Red, Contemporary, Acacio Viegas
Located in Barcelona, Catalunya
Acacio Viegas: “I use art as a form of expression, communication and reflection with my surrounding world. I seek to crystallize, through a universal and synthetic language, a comple...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Mixed Media

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Acrylic

No Comment 6 - Abstract Geometric Painting, Blue, Contemporary, Acacio Viegas
Located in Barcelona, Catalunya
Acacio Viegas: “I use art as a form of expression, communication and reflection with my surrounding world. I seek to crystallize, through a universal and synthetic language, a comple...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Mixed Media

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Acrylic

Double rythme I - contemporary modern geometric sculpture painting relief
By Olivier Julia
Located in Doetinchem, NL
Double rythme I is the first of a brand new series of unique medium size contemporary modern sculpture painting relief by French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia. The relief is made from w...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

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Wood, Acrylic

'Folding' Geometric Abstract Black and White Acrylic Painting
By Cristina Ghetti
Located in Purchase, NY
‘Folding’ is a medium size abstract geometric acrylic on canvas painting created by Argentinian artist Cristina Ghetti in 2017. Featuring a black and white palette, the painting show...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Contemporary American Minimalist Painting Abstract Geometric Pink Blue White
By Julian Montague
Located in Buffalo, NY
An original acrylic on canvas by American contemporary conceptual artist Julian Montague from the artist's exhibition "Semi-Fictions". The body of work included in Semi-Fictions, a...
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2010s Minimalist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Contemporary American Minimalist Painting Abstract Geometric Yellow Blue White
By Julian Montague
Located in Buffalo, NY
An original acrylic on canvas by American contemporary conceptual artist Julian Montague from the artist's exhibition "Semi-Fictions". The body of work included in Semi-Fictions, a...
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2010s Minimalist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Geometric Figure #20
By Dave Fox
Located in San Francisco, CA
Artist: David Fox (American, 1920-2011) Title: Geometric Figure #20 Year: 2002 Medium: Acrylic on paper Paper: Watercolor paper Image size: 9.5 x 7.5 inches Paper size: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Cubist Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic

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H 16.5 in. W 13.25 in. D 0.75 in.
Geometric Figure #25
By Dave Fox
Located in San Francisco, CA
Artist: David Fox (American, 1920-2011) Title: Geometric Figure #25 Year: 2002 Medium: Acrylic on paper Paper: Watercolor paper Image size: 8 x 12 inches Paper size: 8 x...
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21st Century and Contemporary Cubist Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic

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H 14.85 in. W 17.85 in. D 0.65 in.
Geometric Figure #22
By Dave Fox
Located in San Francisco, CA
Artist: David Fox (American, 1920-2011) Title: Geometric Figure #21 Year: 2003 Medium: Acrylic on paper Paper: Watercolor paper Image size: 10 x 8 inches Paper size: 10...
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21st Century and Contemporary Cubist Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic

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H 14.5 in. W 17.35 in. D 0.65 in.
Geometric Figure #23
By Dave Fox
Located in San Francisco, CA
Artist: David Fox (American, 1920-2011) Title: Geometric Figure #23 Year: 2003 Medium: Acrylic on paper Paper: Watercolor paper Image size: 9.75 x 7.75 inches Paper size: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Cubist Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic

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H 17.35 in. W 14.25 in. D 0.65 in.
Geometric Figure #21
By Dave Fox
Located in San Francisco, CA
Artist: David Fox (American, 1920-2011) Title: Geometric Figure #21 Year: 2003 Medium: Acrylic on paper Paper: Watercolor paper Image size: 10 x 8 inches Paper size: 10...
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21st Century and Contemporary Cubist Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic

  • Geometric Figure #21
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H 14.5 in. W 17.35 in. D 0.65 in.
African Painting of Village Life Mixed Media 20th century signed by artist
Located in FR
Africa Village Life original Oil Painting Mixed Media with Fabric incorporated signed by the artist Vibrant tactile and decorative 20th century contemporary artist Unframed In very ...
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20th Century Abstract Geometric Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Fabric

French Cubist Abstract Oil Painting Soft Pinks with Black and Yellow
By Armand Rottenberg
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Cubist Composition "Nature Morte" by Armand Rottenberg (French 1903-2000) signed lower corner, dated 1989 oil painting on board, framed Framed 38 x 30 inches Stunning original Cubi...
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Late 20th Century Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

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Oil

Coaxist 10819 - Soft pastel color abstract geometric circle watercolor on paper
By Evan Venegas
Located in New York, NY
Evan Venegas works primarily in watercolor, a delicate medium through which he is best able to convey subtle meanings and emotions. Using geometric shapes in general and circles in p...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Archival Paper

Coaxist 10519 - Soft pastel blue abstract geometric circle watercolor on paper
By Evan Venegas
Located in New York, NY
Evan Venegas works primarily in watercolor, a delicate medium through which he is best able to convey subtle meanings and emotions. Using geometric shapes in general and circles in p...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Archival Paper

Coaxist 10419 - Soft pastel color abstract geometric circle watercolor on paper
By Evan Venegas
Located in New York, NY
Evan Venegas works primarily in watercolor, a delicate medium through which he is best able to convey subtle meanings and emotions. Using geometric shapes in general and circles in p...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Archival Paper

Large Pink Geometric Painting
By Richard Stout
Located in Houston, TX
Large pink toned geometric painting that has an art deco theme. Artist Biography: Richard Stout was born in Beaumont, Texas in 1934. He showed interest in art at an early age. Stou...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic

"Levels," Abstract Geometric Painting
By Shilo Ratner
Located in Westport, CT
This abstract geometric painting by Shilo Ratner is made with acrylic paint on gallery wrapped canvas. Different hues and shades of blue geometric shapes are layered over beige and u...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

"Beach," Abstract Geometric Painting
By Shilo Ratner
Located in Westport, CT
This abstract geometric painting by Shilo Ratner is made with acrylic paint on gallery wrapped canvas. It features geometric shapes in varying shades of blue and contrasting peach an...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

"Fields," Abstract Geometric Painting
By Shilo Ratner
Located in Westport, CT
This abstract geometric painting by Shilo Ratner is made with acrylic paint on gallery wrapped canvas. Geometric shapes in a variety of unique colors are tiled and overlapped in this...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

"Butterflies," Abstract Geometric Painting
By Shilo Ratner
Located in Westport, CT
This abstract geometric painting by Shilo Ratner is made with acrylic paint on canvas. It is a unique composition for the artist, both in subject and palette. Earthy, neutral black, ...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

"Echo," Abstract Geometric Painting
By Shilo Ratner
Located in Westport, CT
This abstract geometric painting by Shilo Ratner is made with acrylic paint on gallery wrapped canvas. Neutral tones of grey, creme, and icy blue are placed side by side in horizonta...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

"Church, Terlingua" Abstract, Geometric Painting
By DeForrest Judd
Located in Houston, TX
Bold black, red, and white abstract geometric painting of Terlingua Church in the city of Terlingua, Tx near the Texas-Mexican border. Signed and dated by artist in 1971. Artist Bi...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil

Abstract Geometric Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
An original abstract mid century painting on canvas by an unknown artist.
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1960s Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Mid Century Abstract Geometric painting Gold Balls Maroon Framed American
Located in Buffalo, NY
An original abstract geometric painting by an unknown artist in an artist made natural wood frame.
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1960s Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

"Desert Rising," Abstract Geometric Painting
By Shilo Ratner
Located in Westport, CT
This abstract geometric painting by Shilo Ratner is made with acrylic on canvas. Brightly colored, geometric shapes with precise edges are layered against and over top of one another...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Orange and Blue Abstract Geometric Painting
By Brent Fogt
Located in Houston, TX
Orange and blue abstract geometric painting by Houston, TX artist Brent Fogt. This painting features lines that resemble dynamic figures dancing on a hill and around a white geometri...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

"Distant Mountain," Abstract Geometric Painting
By Shilo Ratner
Located in Westport, CT
This abstract geometric painting by Shilo Ratner features colorful abstract shapes which are layered next to and over top of one another. Horizontal strips of yellow, green, and blue...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

"Arctic Lands," Abstract Geometric Painting
By Shilo Ratner
Located in Westport, CT
This abstract geometric painting is made with acrylic paint on gallery wrapped canvas. Horizontal stripes of muted blue, deep red, teal, and icy blue and white move across the horizo...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

"The Sound," Abstract Geometric Painting
By Shilo Ratner
Located in Westport, CT
This abstract geometric painting by Shilo Ratner is made with acrylic paint on gallery wrapped canvas. Geometric rectangles move vertically and horizontally toward one another, while...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Untitled Abstract Geometric Painting in the Style of Joan Miro
Located in Houston, TX
Balck, red, and white geometric painting on crinkled paper. The work is signed by the artist in the bottom corner. It is framed in a black frame with a white matte and a red trim. D...
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Late 20th Century Abstract Geometric Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic

"God's Eye #2" Symmetrical Red Geometric Painting
By Stella Sullivan
Located in Houston, TX
Red, blue and yellow tonal geometric painting with perfect symmetry. The canvas is framed in a black floating frame. Dimensions without Frame: H 13.5 in x W 13.5 in x D 1 in. Artist...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Oil

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Geometric Painting For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the geometric painting you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. There are many Abstract, Contemporary and Photorealist versions of these works for sale. Finding the perfect geometric painting may mean sifting through those created during different time periods — you can find an early version that dates to the 20th Century and a newer variation that were made as recently as the 21st Century. When looking for the right geometric painting for your space, you can search on 1stDibs by color — popular works were created in bold and neutral palettes with elements of gray, brown, beige and blue. Finding an appealing geometric painting — no matter the origin — is easy, but Claudia Fauth, Melisa Taylor Metzger, Eliza Kopec, Francie Hester and Mary Long each produced popular versions that are worth a look. Artworks like these of any era or style can make for thoughtful decor in any space, but a selection from our variety of those made in paint, synthetic resin paint and acrylic paint can add an especially memorable touch. If space is limited, you can find a small geometric painting measuring 0.59 high and 0.1 wide, while our inventory also includes works up to 240 across to better suit those in the market for a large geometric painting.

How Much is a Geometric Painting?

A geometric painting can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price for items in our inventory is $2,500, while the lowest priced sells for $75 and the highest can go for as much as $245,000.

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.