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"Semi-Nude Man with Beech Tree," Pencil Drawing by John Lear
By John B. Lear
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Much like Salvador Dali, who continued to create his mysterious and puzzling landscapes long after Surrealism had lost its popularity, John Lear drew and painted in the same manner f...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Drawings

"Male Nude with Banner and Pole," Rare Midcentury Painting by Lear
By John B. Lear
Located in Philadelphia, PA
John Lear was a contemporary of Paul Cadmus and like him, highly focused on depicting the male figure in various settings and positions. However, Lear never gained fame beyond his ci...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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"Three Men in Tatters," Surrealist Painting with Semi-Nude Figures by Lear
By John B. Lear
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Over his long career, John Lear liked to depict nude or half-nude male figures set in fantastic or exotic environments such as the circus, carnival, deserted beach, or Dali-esque set...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

"The Helmet," Early and Striking Drawing with Male Nude by John Lear
By John B. Lear
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Although John Lear depicts his figure holding a drill press, resting one foot on its plywood base, he inexplicably named this drawing "The Helmet." In any case, it is a striking capt...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Drawings

"St. Sebastian," Early and Important Drawing with Male Nude by Lear
By John B. Lear
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Although depictions of St. Sebastian have often depicted this figure with both pathos and sensuality, this example celebrates the beauty of the saint's physique more than the pain of...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Drawings

"Two Male Nudes," Early and Unusual Midcentury Drawing by John Lear
By John B. Lear
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A contemporary of Paul Cadmus, and like him, highly focused on depicting the male figure in various settings and positions, John Lear never gained fame beyond his circle of admirers ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Drawings

"Nude in Marble Hall," Unusual, Early Watercolor with Male Nude by John Lear
By John B. Lear
Located in Philadelphia, PA
John Lear was a contemporary of Paul Cadmus and like him, highly focused on depicting the male figure in various settings and positions. However, Lear never gained fame beyond his ci...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings