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"History in Full Color (Color Concept)" Colorful Mixed Media Painting on Paper
By Gee Gee Collins
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful contemporary piece on Heavy Weight paper done with mixed media and a lot of texture. Gee Gee's History in Full-Color series is filled with movement and beautiful brushwor...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Paper, Mixed Media

"Nostalgia" - Contemporary History Painting - Vermeer
By Richard Thomas Scott
Located in Atlanta, GA
"Nostalgia" features soft hues of brown, orange, yellow, purple and blue. Richard Thomas Scott is inspired by the work of Rembrandt, Andrew Wyeth, and Vermeer. Born in Conyers, Geor...
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2010s American Realist Interior Paintings

Materials

Oil, Linen

"The Abolitionist" - Contemporary History Painting - Vermeer
By Richard Thomas Scott
Located in Atlanta, GA
"The Abolitionist" features vibrant hues of blue, pink, purple, green and yellow. Richard Thomas Scott is inspired by the work of Rembrandt, Andrew Wyeth, and Vermeer. Born in Conye...
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2010s American Realist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Linen, Oil

"Where Liberty Dwells" - Contemporary History Painting - Vermeer
By Richard Thomas Scott
Located in Atlanta, GA
"Where Liberty Dwells" features vibrant hues of pink, purple, orange, yellow and blue. Richard Thomas Scott is inspired by the work of Rembrandt, Andrew Wyeth, and Vermeer. Does lib...
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2010s American Realist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Linen, Oil

After "Pylades and Orestes Brought as Victims Before Iphigenia" History Painting
By (After) Benjamin West
Located in Houston, TX
History Painting of the Greek story. The work was first painted in 1766 by Benjamin West. The original masterpiece is located in the Tate. According to Sir George Beaumont (1753–18...
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19th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil

Vincenzo Camuccini Neoclassical Roman History Painting 1800-1802 oil canvas
By Vincenzo Camuccini
Located in Florence, IT
This painting is a quite elaborate and finished study of the figure of the decimvir Appius Claudius and of his entourage with the lictors, who stand out on the left side of the monum...
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Early 1800s Other Art Style Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Huge topical Black History slavery painting Jamaica Morant Bay 1865 rebellion
Located in Norwich, GB
Uprising - a huge and incredibly powerful and topical painting by Jamaican master painter Barrington Watson (1931-2016). It depicts the 1865 Morant Bay rebellion, where Jamaicans ...
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1960s Realist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Masonite, Oil

A History of Violence (Abstract Painting)
By Matthew Langley
Located in London, GB
A History of Violence (Abstract Painting) Acrylic on canvas - Unframed. Matthew Langley's technique in creating the artworks come from building and extending as well as reducing an...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

"The History of Painting #1," Acrylic on Canvas - Abstract painting
Located in Houston, TX
This work is an intense and colorful acrylic painting on canvas. All content remains entirely non-objective, emphasizing color and movement as the primary aspects of this wild and en...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

History Farm, California Modernist OIl Painting
By Wade Hoefer
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Wade Hoefer was born in 1948 in Long Beach, CA. In 1972 he earned an M.F.A. at California College of Art and Craft in Oakland, CA. ...
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1980s Modern Still-life Paintings

Materials

Mixed Media

USA A History
By James Zamora
Located in Los Angeles, CA
James Zamora's realistic “aisle paintings” are well-known throughout the US. Using different spatial compositions the artist translates common marketplace imagery into a stylized, el...
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21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Interior Paintings

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Oil, Wood Panel

Split History
Located in New Orleans, LA
Paula DeLuccia believes that being able to make art is a multi-layered gift. For her, being artist requires courage to believe in yourself enough to enter the studio, to push the wor...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

  • Split History
  • Split History
H 30.13 in. W 30.13 in.
Hawaiian History
By Jacquelyn Thunfors
Located in Greenwich, CT
"Anita DiMauro, my “adopted” Chinese daughter, has lived in Honolulu for many years.I have spent a great deal of time there painting, helping do the flowers for her only daughter’s w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil Pastel

Twilight of History, Figurative American Modernist Oil Painting
By Frederick Shane
Located in Denver, CO
Twilight of History is an original oil on board painting by Frederick Shane (1906-1992) from 1947. Shane specialized in genre scenes, landscapes, seascapes, and portraits, executed i...
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1940s American Modern Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Board

Natural History
By Ginnie Gardiner
Located in Greenwich, CT
‘The Color Prophecies’ is a new series begun in September,2016 and in it I am exploring where color predicts and dictates certain interactions.For the creation and design of these im...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Your History
By Tom Leaver
Located in New York, NY
This painting is made with oil on canvas; the scene depicted is entirely imaginary.
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil

History of Modern Painting (Crown For Basquiat), Painting, Acrylic on Canvas
By Juan Jose Hoyos Quiles
Located in Yardley, PA
Exhibited at... "Zip, Bang, Pop! Run! It's The Cops!: Contemporary Pop Art and It's Influence On Street Art" National Invitational Exhibition, June 29-July 20, 2018 Hue Gallery of ...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

A History of Violence
By Matthew Langley
Located in London, GB
Acrylic on canvas - Unframed. Matthew Langley's technique in creating the artworks come from building and extending as well as reducing and minimizing the painted surface. Langley'...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Picasso Figure Library Painting - Framed Art History-Inspired Painting, Green
By Jonathan Edelhuber
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Edelhuber’s work focuses on the stacking of art history books, correlating the work of several historically important artists with one another in an act of illustrative curation. ...
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2010s Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Paper, Acrylic

Maria Pierides, History Maps, Original Abstract Painting, Mixed Media Art
Located in Deddington, GB
History Maps by Maria Pierides [2020] Original Oil, oil stick collage, pastel and wax on cradled panel Image size: H:20 cm x W:20 cm Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:20 cm x W:20 cm...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Pastel, Mixed Media, Wax, Oil, Panel

History of love - abstract painting, made in purple, grey color
By Mila Akopova
Located in Fort Lee, NJ
Interior design paintings. The work was done with alcohol ink in purple, grey color on Yupo paper. The work is 11 by 14 inches in size, framed black with a styrene face on a mat boar...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Paper, Ink, India Ink

History of Textures - Wood Inlaying Painting with Oil Paint Abstraction
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
Gian Berto Vanni's "History of Textures" is a 44.5 x 32.5 inch abstract oil painting on wood panel. The painting is made in part with wood inlaying and in part with tempera on top of...
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1980s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Resin, Polyester, Tempera, Wood

History Is Both Concrete And Indecipherable, Abstract Painting in Blush, Cobalt
By Janna Watson
Located in Kent, CT
History Is Both Concrete And Indecipherable is a large, square, multicolored abstract painting with bright cobalt blue, brown and umber set against a soft, two-toned background that ...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Gouache, Wood Panel, Oil Pastel, Archival Ink, Acrylic

History Of Creative Humanity - 2018, Painting, Acrylic on Canvas
Located in Yardley, PA
FdlM's work showcases a joyful energy through movement and color that pulls the viewer into the compositions His paintings combine abstract figuration, journal entry, and hieroglyphi...
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2010s Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

History Wall Red, Indian Heritage, Mythscape Series, Oil Painting "In Stock"
By Amitabh Sengupta
Located in Kolkata, West Bengal
Amitabh Sengupta - History Wall Red - 34 x 34 inches (unframed size) Oil on canvas ** This work will be shipped in roll form to save on shipping cost. Mythscape Series : This serie...
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Early 2000s Modern Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

A Glimpse Of History-Castle Teck, Painting, Oil on Canvas
By Etienne Pascal
Located in Yardley, PA
Plein air painting from Black Forest, Germany; An old castle near Stuttgart. Painted on oil primed linen. The painting ships unframed on loose canvas to offer you the best shipping...
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2010s Impressionist Paintings

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Oil

A Glimpse Of History-Castle Teck, Painting, Oil on Canvas
By Etienne Pascal
Located in Yardley, PA
Plein air painting from Black Forest, Germany; An old castle near Stuttgart. Painted on oil primed linen. The painting ships unframed on loose canvas to offer you the best shipping...
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2010s Impressionist Paintings

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Oil

Giea, Oil Painting Realism, Alla Prima, History Flows Into the Present, Figures
Located in Houston, TX
Look for free shipping when checking out. If not gallery will pay shipping in Continental USA. Gallery Wrapped. Giea reexamines portraits of individuals throughout history to illust...
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2010s Realist Portrait Paintings

Materials

Oil, Cotton Canvas

"The Conversation", oil painting, art history, collage, cubism, ideas discussion
Located in Toronto, Ontario
"The Conversation" is an oil painting on canvas measuring 54" tall by 54" wide, and a key artwork among Peter Schenck's many remarkable paintings addressing conditions that continue ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hard-Edge Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"A History of the World in Six Easy Installments", Large Scale Abstract Painting
By Mark Masyga
Located in New York, NY
This large scale oil painting by Mark Masyga employs a linear abstract composition, on a warm neutral melon orange ground. Masyga's masterful knowledge and background in color field...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Graphite

A Short History of the Chinese
By Carl Smith
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Carl Smith is an American artist who has been living in Berlin, Germany, since 2001. He works with a combination of silkscreen printing, collage, and painting to create his urban ins...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Paintings

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Screen, Canvas, Linen, Acrylic

Undiscovered History of Greed Island
Located in New Orleans, LA
JOHN ISIAH WALTON was born in 1985 in New Orleans, where he currently lives and works as a fine artist. He attended St. Augustine H.S. (1999-2002) and graduated from Sarah T. Reed H....
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Oil

History secrets (idols from Easter Island)-abstract painting, made in pink, grey
By Galin R
Located in Fort Lee, NJ
The artwork is showing idols from Easter Island and in some way it resembles Presents Mountain in the USA. About the Artist: Art Decorator, working in contemporary colors for interio...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Petites Histories / oil on canvas
By Frédéric Choisel
Located in Burlingame, CA
A magnificant abstract painting that bridges figuration, Inspired by living in the cities of France, New York, and San Francisco. French American visual artist Frédéric Choisel tel...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

The Forest of History 170418
By Myunggyun You
Located in New York, NY
Myung Gyun You is a sculptor and painter currently based in Philadelphia. He was born and raised in the city of Busan, South Korea. He earned a BFA from Busan University and an MFA f...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic, Pigment

"A History of the World in Six Easy Installments", Large Scale Abstract Painting
By Mark Masyga
Located in New York, NY
This large scale oil painting by Mark Masyga employs a linear abstract composition. Masyga's masterful knowledge and background in color field painting shows a heightened sense and ...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Graphite

"Metamorphosis" - Contemporary History Painter - Vermeer
By Richard Thomas Scott
Located in Atlanta, GA
"Metamorphosis" features hues of vibrant blue, purple, navy, and yellow. Richard Thomas Scott is inspired by the work of Rembrandt, Andrew Wyeth, and Vermeer. Born in Conyers, Georg...
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2010s American Realist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

“THERE IS NO PRAYER THAT CAN ABOLISH HISTORY"- mixed media painting on paper
By Raul de la Torre
Located in Marmora, NJ
Mixed media on Paper. Acrylic and Embroidery. 11" x 14" Frame included Many painters create texture upon their canvases by building layer upon layer of paint; with each layer comes ...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Thread, Acrylic, Archival Paper

"Hearts of Men" - Contemporary History Painter - Civil War - Figurative Painting
By Richard Thomas Scott
Located in Atlanta, GA
"I read somewhere that all art is about sex, God, and death. My story isn’t about sex or God, but it touches on death. It’s about violence, and civil war reenactment, and also about ...
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2010s American Realist Paintings

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Linen, Oil

A history tethered with chains and locks
By Mike Maxwell
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Acrylic
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2010s Outsider Art Portrait Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

History and Innocence, symbolic interpretation and social commentary
By Audrey Anastasi
Located in Brooklyn, NY
In this series, Audrey Anastasi has shifted her focus away from naturalistic domestic settings to a dark, enigmatic, and some might say, unsettling, place. These figures could be he...
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2010s American Modern Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Hand Painted History Buddha Thangka with 24 Karat Gold
Located in TRUMBULL, CT
Hand painted thangka with 24K real gold by highly skilled artist. This elaborated painting shows different stages of life of Buddha. Center image is of Buddha meditating and the surr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Other Art Style Figurative Paintings

Materials

Mixed Media

A History of the Horizon (2), Cuban Artist, Abstract Landscape, b. 1986, 60x50
Located in Houston, TX
History of the Horizon (2) is by young Cuban artist Alejandro Jurado who lives and paints in his studio in Havana, Cuba, The painting is 60 x 50. For shipping purposes it is best to ...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Oil, Cotton Canvas

Unframed Hand Painted History Buddha Thangka on Canvas with 24K Gold
Located in TRUMBULL, CT
Unframed hand painted History Buddha thangka with 24K real gold by highly skilled artist. This elaborated painting shows different stages of life of Buddha. Center image is of Buddha...
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Mid-20th Century Other Art Style Figurative Paintings

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Mixed Media

New York Welcomes the President Elect, Great Moments in American History
By Harry Anderson
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Gouache on Board Signature: Signed Lower Right Dimensions: Sight Size 22.00" x 29.00," Framed 26.50" x 33.50" New York Welcomes the President Elect, Great Moments in America...
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1960s Figurative Paintings

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Gouache, Board

A History of the Horizon (1), 60 x 50,Cuban Artist, Abstract Landscape, b. 1986
Located in Houston, TX
History of the Horizon (1) is by young Cuban artist Alejandro Jurado who lives and paints in his studio in Havana, Cuba, The painting is 60 x 50. For shipping purposes it is best to ...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Cotton Canvas, Oil

"New Amsterdam" - Contemporary History Painter - American Realism - Vermeer
By Richard Thomas Scott
Located in Atlanta, GA
"...'New Amsterdam' marks both the beginning and the present of the American legacy of slavery. From the origins of the first slaves of the Dutch West India company, who built what h...
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2010s American Realist Paintings

Materials

Oil

"History Lesson" Abstraction in tan, cream, yellow, brown, red, orange, green
By Susan Sharp
Located in Wellesley, MA
"History Lesson," Oil on Panels, 49 x 48 Inches (Diptych). Abstraction in shades of tan, yellow, cream, deep blue, burgundy, red and green. This painting is on 2 panels which can ...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Oil, Panel

"Strengths and Weaknesses", acrylic, charcoal, art history, abstract, portrait
Located in Toronto, Ontario
"Strengths and Weaknesses" is a portrait exploring several elements and strategies that fascinate the artist – notably the performance anxiety induced by simply being an artist, star...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hard-Edge Still-life Paintings

Materials

Charcoal, Acrylic, Canvas

Glory and Grandeur art history strong black female figure topical subject
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
oil on linen on mounted board *ABOUT Stephen Basso Stephen Basso's highly original pastels and oil paintings are romantic, yet thought provoking fantasies. His whimsical works a...
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2010s Outsider Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Linen, Oil

English or Continental History Picture of Nordic Conquest painted about 1900
Located in Hallowell, ME
55" × 92", unframed. This painting depicts a Nordic conquest in North America. It needs minor restoration. Thought to be painted between 1890 and 1900. Provenance: Agnew, London A f...
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1890s Realist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil

History secrets-abstraction art, made in pale pink, beige, grey, brown color
By Galin R
Located in Fort Lee, NJ
The artwork is showing idols from Easter Island and in some way it resembles Presents Mountain in the USA. About the Artist: Art Decorator, working in contemporary colors for interio...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

History Wall White, Mythscape Series, Indian Heritage, Oil on canvas "In Stock"
By Amitabh Sengupta
Located in Kolkata, West Bengal
Amitabh Sengupta - History Wall White - 33 x 34 inches (unframed size) Oil on canvas ** This work will be shipped in roll form to save on shipping cost. Mythscape Series : This ...
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Early 2000s Modern Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Selfportrait in the Beginning of History - 21st Century, Male, Blue, Brown
By Alexandru Rădvan
Located in Berlin, DE
Self-portrait at the Beginning of History, 2019 Acrylic on canvas 88 31/32 H x 34 29/64 in. 226 H x 87.5 W cm Rădvan's multifaceted self-portraits are also a reference to Narcissus...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

"Tribal History", John Berry, Oil on Canvas, 24x30 in., Native, Wolf, Pictograph
Located in Dallas, TX
John Berry is a well-known English artist who painted portraits of the royal family. During his career, he discovered Edward Curtis's photographs of Native Americans and became awest...
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1990s Realist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

“History of the World” by Michael Zwack
By Michael Zwack
Located in Sheffield, MA
Michael Zwack American, B.1949 “History of the World” Raw Pigment and Oil on canvas laid down on board Dated 1993 47 by 70 in. Born in Buffalo, New York, he earned a BA in 1970 fr...
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20th Century American Paintings

Shapeless History, Oil Painting
By Kristen Brown
Located in San Francisco, CA
<p>Artist Comments<br />A woman in a yellow dress runs barefoot through wildflowers alongside the ocean on a summer night. This ephemeral painting evokes the sensation of fleeting mo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Expressionist More Art

Materials

Oil

Natural History, 2020, gel pen, paper, figurative, drawing, pink
By Macauley Norman
Located in Jersey City, NJ
Natural History, 2020, gel pen paper, figurative, drawing, black, white, pink, blue
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2010s Contemporary Animal Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Pen

History, mixed media work on paper, purple and orange
By Caterina Arciprete
Located in New York, NY
Mixed media on paper. Unframed. From the "Gate" series Every drawing is about a landscape and its gate. Arciprete's abstract color is her idea and feelings about this space. Each ...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Crayon, Mixed Media, Pen, Ballpoint Pen

"Osprey," William Lewin, Old Master, original gouache, realist, natural history
Located in Wiscasset, ME
William Lewin (1747–1795) was an English naturalist and illustrator. By 1776 he was earning a living as a pattern drawer, and by 1783 was describing himself as a painter. Lewin spec...
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Late 18th Century Realist Animal Drawings and Watercolors

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Gouache

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