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"Madison Square on 5th Avenue and 23rd Street" Impressionist Winter Street Scene
By Johann Berthelsen, 1883-1972
Located in New York, NY
A truly stunning jewel and pertinent example of Berthelsen's charming New York City winter scenes. depicting "Madison Square on 5th Avenue and 23rd Street." The artist was truly a ma...
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Mid-20th Century American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil, Board

First Hours of the Day in the Woods - Original charcoals drawing
By Gaston Coppens
Located in Paris, FR
Gaston COPPENS (1909 - 2002) First Hours of the Day in the Woods Original charcoal drawing Stamp of the artist on the back On drawing paper 52 x 43 cm (c 21 x 17 inch) Excellent co...
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Mid-20th Century Post-Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal

Small Village Along the River - Original signed charcoals drawing
By Gaston Coppens
Located in Paris, FR
Gaston COPPENS (1909 - 2002) Small Village Along the River Original charcoal drawing Signed in the bottom right On drawing paper 52 x 43 cm (c 21 x 17 inch) Excellent condition G...
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Mid-20th Century Post-Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal

Savage Sea Coast near Saint Tropez - Original charcoals drawing
By Gaston Coppens
Located in Paris, FR
Gaston COPPENS (1909 - 2002) Savage Sea Coast near Saint Tropez Original charcoal drawing Bearing the stamp of the artist on the back On drawing paper 65 x 50 cm (c 26 x 20 inch) E...
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Mid-20th Century Post-Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal

Paris : Moulin Rouge of Montmartre - Original watercolor
By Gaston Coppens
Located in Paris, FR
Gaston COPPENS (1909 - 2002) Paris : Moulin Rouge of Montmartre Original watercolor and tempera Bearing the artist stamp on the back On drawing paper 42 x 53 cm (c. 17 x 21 inch) E...
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Mid-20th Century Post-Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Tempera, Watercolor

Summer Park 2 - Mid 20th Century Impressionist Landscape Oil by Rickards
By Anthony Rickards
Located in Watford, Hertfordshire
Anthony Rickards This piece titled "Summer Park 2" was created using oil on board and is in a gilt wooden frame. Keywords: park, summertime, grass, field, fields, tree, trees, hous...
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1970s Post-Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Board

Apple Blossom Tree and Dandelions - Mid 20th Century Impressionist Landscape Oil
By William Henry Innes
Located in Watford, Hertfordshire
William Henry Innes (1905-1999) Innes first exhibited his work during the Second World War while he was in the Royal Air Force. He showed extensively at the Royal Academy, New Engla...
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1950s Post-Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil Pastel

Apple Blossom Tree Park - Mid 20th Century Impressionist Landscape Oil by Innes
By William Henry Innes
Located in Watford, Hertfordshire
William Henry Innes (1905-1999) Innes first exhibited his work during the Second World War while he was in the Royal Air Force. He showed extensively at the Royal Academy, New Engla...
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1950s Post-Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil Pastel

Day Out by the River - Mid 20th Century Impressionist Landscape by William Mason
By William Mason
Located in Watford, Hertfordshire
William Mason (1906-2002) was a painter born in Newport, Wales, who studied at Newport College of Art and the Royal College of Art. Aside from painting he also taught at Scarborough...
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1950s Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil Pastel

Mid 20th Century French Impressionist Landscape Lovely Green Colors
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
French School, mid 20th century landscape oil painting on wood panel, unframed double sided measures: 10.5 x 14.5 inches condition report: provenance: France 10.5 x 14.5 inches
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Mid 20th Century Canadian snow covered landscape, Halliburton Highlands Ontario
Located in Southport, CT
Outstanding Oil on board a snow-covered Canadian landscape of the Haliburton Highlands near Ontario. Andrew B Phin is a painter, who is listed as a 20th-century Canadian painter of ...
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1960s American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Board, Oil

20th C English Impressionist Oil Windmill in Blue Sky Landscape
By English Impressionist
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist: English Impressionist Title: Windmill under Blue Skies Medium: oil painting on board, unframed Size: painting: 12 x 14 inches Provenance: private collection, England Con...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Mid 20th Century French Fauvist South of France Landscape View, Signed Oil
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist: French School, signed Prudhom for 'Georges Prudhom', 20th century French painter Title: house in South of France landscape, painted with strong Fauvist style colors. Mediu...
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Mid-20th Century Cubist Landscape Paintings

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Oil

20th Century English Impressionist Oil Painting Norfolk Church & Estuary Scene
By English Impressionist
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist: English impressionist painter Title: The Norfolk Landscape Medium: oil painting on board, unframed Size: painting: 12 x 14 inches Provenance: private collection, England ...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil

20th Century French Post-Impressionist Signed Oil Painting Provencal House
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: Georges Prudhom, French 20th century, signed Title: The Provencal Mas Medium: signed oil painting on canvas, framed Size: framed: 23.5 x 29.5 inch...
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Mid-20th Century Post-Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil

20th CENTURY FRENCH IMPRESSIONIST SIGNED OIL - CÔTE D’AZUR ROCKY COASTLINE
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: French, 20th century, signed Title: la Côte d’Azur Medium: oil painting on canvas, framed Size: frame: 19 x 22 inches painting: 13 x 16 inche...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Mid 20th Century French Barns in Shaded Green Fields Landscape Thick Impasto Oil
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Green Fields French School, mid 20th century oil painting on board, unframed condition: overall good and sound provenance: private collection, France Beautifully painted with very t...
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Mid-20th Century Post-Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil

20th Century English Oil Painting - Rural Church in Harvest Field Landscape
By English Impressionist
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist: English Impressionist Title: The Parish Church Medium: oil painting on board, unframed Size: painting: 12 x 14 inches Provenance: private collection, England Condition: ...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil

English Parish Church in Summer Landscape Rural Fields, 20th C English Oil
By English Impressionist
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist: English artist Title: Summer Fields Medium: oil painting on board, unframed Size: painting: 12 x 14 inches Provenance: private collection, England Condition: overall ver...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Post Impressionist Landscape - Circa Mid 20th Century Oil by M Noyes
Located in Watford, Hertfordshire
Keywords: Swept composite frame, oil, flower, landscape, natural, outside, trees, fields, path, sky, lovely day.
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20th Century Post-Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Venice Canal, Impressionist Oil Painting
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Venice, Landscape Impressionist Oil Painting British School, Mid 20th Century Oil painting on canvas, framed Framed size: 25 x 22.5 inches Beautiful portrayal of the streets, and c...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Mary Carter - Impressionist Mid 20th Century Oil, Summer Landscape
By Mary Carter
Located in Corsham, GB
Well presented in a gilt effect frame. Signed. On board.
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20th Century Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Cornish Landscape - Mid 20th Century Impressionist Watercolour by Muriel Archer
By Muriel Archer
Located in Watford, Hertfordshire
Muriel Archer was born on June 25 1911 - she died just before her 100th birthday, fond of drawing and painting from an early age, she did her first drawing when she was four years ol...
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1960s Post-Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Paper, Watercolor

LARGE FRENCH MID 20TH CENTURY POST-IMPRESSIONIST BLOCK COLOR VILLAGE LANDSCAPE
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School/ Date: French School, mid 20th century, signed. Title: block color depiction of an old French village and buildings, titled verso "rue de Montlignon" Medium & Size: ...
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Expressionist Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

20th century French Impressionist Oil Golden Provence Landscape & Tree
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: Rene Hutet (French, 1907-1994), signed Title: Golden Provence Medium: oil painting on board Size: painting: 10.5 x 9.5 inches Provenance: private collection, Fr...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Spring Wooden Landscape - Mid 20th Century Impressionist Oil by Dorothy King
By Dorothy King
Located in Watford, Hertfordshire
Spring Wooden Landscape - Dorothy King (1907-1990) Dorothy King was born and lived in London in 1907. She studied at the Hornsey School of Art under JC Moody, then briefly at the Sl...
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1960s Post-Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Cotswolds Landscape - Mid 20th Century Impressionist Oil by William Henry Innes
By William Henry Innes
Located in Watford, Hertfordshire
William Henry Innes (1905-1999) Innes first exhibited his work during the Second World War while he was in the Royal Air Force. He showed extensively at the Royal Academy, New Engla...
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1960s Post-Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Paper, Oil Pastel

VINTAGE FRENCH IMPRESSIONIST SIGNED OIL - WHEATSHEAVES IN GOLDEN HARVEST FIELD
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: French School, mid 20th century, signed, F. Bouchet Title: The Harvest Field Medium: oil painting on board, framed. Size: painting: 15 x 21.5 inches, frame: 20...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Mediterranean Town, Mid 20th Century Impressionist Original Oil Painting
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Mediterranean Town, Impressionist Original Oil Painting By French schooled artist, mid 20th Century Oil painting on board, framed Framed size: 20 x 17 inches Lovely impressionist oi...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil

By the Sea - Mid 20th Century Impressionist Oil Pastel Landscape by Innes
By William Henry Innes
Located in Watford, Hertfordshire
William Henry Innes (1905-1999) Innes first exhibited his work during the Second World War while he was in the Royal Air Force. He showed extensively at the Royal Academy, New Engla...
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1960s Post-Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil Pastel

Huge 20th Century French Impressionist Oil Tranquil River French Landscape
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist: Yvette Bossiere (French, b.1926) signed lower corner and verso Title: Medium: oil painting on canvas, unframed Size: painting: 35 x 45.5 inches Provenance: the artists e...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Into the Forest - Mid 20th Century Impressionist Oil Landscape by Dorothy King
By Dorothy King
Located in Watford, Hertfordshire
Dorothy King was born and lived in London in 1907. She studied at the Hornsey School of Art under JC Moody, then briefly at the Slade School of Fine Art with Randolph Schwabe. She to...
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1950s Post-Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Large 20th Century French Impressionist Tranquil River Landscape Old Bridge
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist: Yvette Bossiere (French, b.1926) signed lower corner and verso Title: The Old Bridge Medium: oil painting on canvas, unframed Size: painting: 18 x 21.75 inches Provenance...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil

FINE 20TH CENTURY FRENCH POST-IMPRESSIONIST OIL - PROVENCAL RIVER LANDSCAPE
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: French School, Post-Impressionist, 20th century Title: Provencal landscape, presented in ornate and substantial gilt frame. Medium: oil painting, on board, framed. ...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Mid 20th Century British Impressionist View of a Church - Oil Painting
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
The local country church. English School, c.1960's . Signed by the artist in the lower right corner. Large sized framed oil painting, measuring in frame W25 x H21 inches. Enjoyable...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil

20th Century Riverside Impressionist Landscape Painting by Modern French Artist
By Georges Charles Robin
Located in Preston, GB
20th Century Riverside Impressionist Landscape Painting by Modern French Artist, Georges Charles Robin (1903-2003). Summer river view of the small French village Hérisson in Allier, ...
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Mid-20th Century Post-Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Paint, Cotton Canvas, Linen, Oil, Gesso

Mid 20th Century Impressionist De Brouckere Brussels Belgium,
By Leonard Machin Rowe
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Brussels: Belgium. De Brouckere Square and the Jules Anspach Obelisk by Leonard Machin Rowe (1880-1968) signed lower left watercolour painting on artist's paper, unframed Sheet: 9.7...
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1950s Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Watercolor

Notre Dame Paris Signed French Impressionist Mid 20th Century Oil Painting
By Maurice Falliès
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"Notre Dame" Maurice Fallies (French, 1883 - 1965) signed lower front corner and verso oil painting on board, framed framed: 10.75 x 14 inches Lovely original oil by the well liste...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Camille Meriot Mid 20th Century Pastel French Impressionist painting Rural Field
By Camille Meriot
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"Rural Field" by Camille Meriot (French 1887-1975) pastel on unframed paper paper: 6.75 x 9.5 inches Fine original French Impressionist painting by the well listed and popular Fren...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Pastel

Provencal Maison - Large Mid 20th-Century French Post-Impressionist Oil Painting
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Large original oil painting on canvas depicting this Provencal house in a landscape. French in authorship, the painting dates to the mid 20th century and is initialled by the artist ...
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Mid-20th Century Post-Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Large Mid 20th Century French Impressionist Signed Oil - Summer Woodland Light
By Robert Falcucci
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: Robert Falcucci (French 1900-1989), signed lower corner Title: Dappled Light Woodland Pathway Medium: oil painting on canvas, framed Size: canvas: 18 x 22 inches...
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Mid-20th Century Post-Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Mid 20th Century Impressionist Painting Ostend Belgium, Fish Market
By Leonard Machin Rowe
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Ostend: Belgium. Fish Market by Leonard Machin Rowe (1880-1968) signed lower right and again lower left watercolour painting on artist's paper, unframed Image: 9.75 x 13.75 inches, ...
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1950s Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Watercolor

Olive Groves in Provence, Signed Mid 20th Century French Post-Impressionist Oil
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: Germaine Bodin (French mid 20th century), signed lower corner Title: Olive Groves in Provence Medium: oil painting on canvas, unframed, signed. canvas: 15 x 21.75...
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Mid-20th Century Post-Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil

MID 20TH CENTURY FRENCH POST-IMPRESSIONIST OIL - ST. TROPEZ HARBOUR OLD TOWN
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: French School, mid 20th century, indistinctly signed lower corner. Title: St. Tropez Harbour Medium: oil painting, on board. Size: framed: 22.75 x 28.75 inches ...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil

MID 20TH CENTURY FRENCH IMPRESSIONIST OIL - LADY SEATED IN LONG GRASS FIELD
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: French School, mid 20th century Title: Lady in a Field Medium: oil painting on canvas, unframed. Size: painting: 9 x 13 inches Provenance: from a private collect...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

20th Century Impressionist River Landscape Oil Painting by French Modern Artist
By Georges Charles Robin
Located in Preston, GB
“Moulin de Charbonneau" - Rare Original 20th Century Impressionist River Landscape Oil Painting by French Modern Artist. View of a water mill embedded in a fertile green landscape on...
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Mid-20th Century Post-War Landscape Paintings

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Paint, Cotton Canvas, Canvas, Oil

René Message - Impressionist Mid 20th Century Oil, Salt Marshes
Located in Corsham, GB
A bold study of the French countryside by Rene Message. This idyllic impressionist study wonderfully captures the salt marshes at Guérande. Presented in a black frame and signed. On...
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20th Century Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Large mid 20th Century French Impressionist view of Villefranche, Cote d'Azur
By Georges Guerin
Located in Cotignac, FR
Mid 20th Century French Impressionist oil on canvas view of the port of Villefranche on the Côte d'Azur, South of France, by George Guerin (1910-1984). Colourful, vibrant oil on canv...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Seaside Town Impressionist - Mid 20th Century Watercolor by Ruth Burden
By Ruth Burden
Located in Watford, Hertfordshire
Ruth Burden’s (1925 - 1911) work captures the essence of her subject matter in a bold yet slightly quirky style. Her subjects were the things most familiar to her – people, places an...
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1950s Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Watercolor

Summer Park - Mid 20th Century Impressionist Oil by Anthony Rickards
By Anthony Rickards
Located in Watford, Hertfordshire
Anthony Rickards This piece titled "Summer Park" was created using oil on board and is in a handmade swept composite frame. Keywords: park, summertime, grass, field, fields, tree, ...
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1970s Post-Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Board

Venice, Evening - Oil on Canvas, Landscape Painting, Mid-20th Century, Bouvard
Located in Poole, GB
Georges Noel Bouvard, son of Antoine and father of Colette was taught by his father early on in life, quickly mastering the hot Italian sun reflecting on the buildings and canals of ...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

The Conversation at Restaurant - Mid 20th Century Impressionist Pastel - Mason
By William Mason
Located in Watford, Hertfordshire
William Mason (1906-2002) was a painter born in Newport, Wales, who studied at Newport College of Art and the Royal College of Art. Aside from painting he also taught at Scarborough...
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1950s Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil Pastel

Mid 20th C. Irish Artist Watercolor Painting - Vigo Spain Coastal Landscape Boat
By Frank Forty
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Inscribed verso, Vigo Size 11 x 15 inches Superb original watercolour painting by the well listed and popular Irish painter, Frank Forty (1902-1996). The painting came from a priv...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Watercolor

Painting 20th Century Post Impressionist Paris Montmartre
By Jules René Hervé
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
HERVE Jules René (1887-1981) Tourists in Paris Montmartre Oil on canvas signed low right Gault framer (Paris) Dim canvas : 46 X 55 cm Dim frame : 66 X 75 cm HERVE Jules René (1887-19...
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Mid-20th Century Post-Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Mid 20th C. Irish Artist Watercolor Painting of Coastal Landscape with Rainbow
By Frank Forty
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Inscribed verso, rainbow Size 11 x 15 inches Superb original watercolour painting by the well listed and popular Irish painter, Frank Forty (1902-1996). The painting came from a p...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Watercolor

Mother & Children - Mid 20th Century Impressionist Piece by Muriel Archer
By Muriel Archer
Located in Watford, Hertfordshire
Born on June 25 1911 - she died just before her 100th birthday, fond of drawing and painting from an early age, she did her first drawing when she was four years old. She later studi...
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1950s Post-Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Paper, Mixed Media

SET OF 12 OIL PAINTINGS - Mid 20th century French Impressionist Sky Clouds
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
'Sky Scenes' by Geneviève Zondervan (French 1922-2013) set of 12 oil paintings on canvas stamped and bottom right one dated 78' each canvas: 10.75 x 9 inches Think of the interior ...
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Late 20th Century Post-Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Mid 20th Cent. French Signed Modernist Oil Painting - Abstract Village Landscape
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: French School, mid 20th century, signed lower corner. Title: Village in French Landscape. Medium: oil painting on canvas, unframed Size: painting: 9.5 x 16 inche...
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Mid-20th Century Post-Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

Man Bathing in French Mill Pond Mid 20th Century French Post-Impressionist Oil
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"The Bather" by Bertrand Mogniat-Duclos (French 1903-1987) signed oil painting on canvas, framed painting: 18 x 21.5 inches framed: 21 x 25 inches A delightful French Post-Impressi...
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Mid-20th Century Post-Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Rustic Country Road Mid Century Impressionist Landscape, Original Oil Painting
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Rustic Country Road, Impressionist Landscape, Original Oil Painting British School mid 20th Century Oil painting on canvas, unframed Canvas size: 18 x 22 inches Beautiful scene of a...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil

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Mid 20th C Impressionist Landscape For Sale on 1stDibs

Surely you’ll find the exact mid 20th c impressionist landscape you’re seeking on 1stDibs — we’ve got a vast assortment for sale. In our selection of items, you can find Post-Impressionist examples as well as a Impressionist version. You’re likely to find the perfect mid 20th c impressionist landscape among the distinctive items we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 19th Century as well as those made as recently as the 20th Century. On 1stDibs, the right mid 20th c impressionist landscape is waiting for you and the choices span a range of colors that includes brown, gray, black and blue. Finding an appealing mid 20th c impressionist landscape — no matter the origin — is easy, but William Henry Innes, William Mason, Muriel Archer, Robert Falcucci and Dorothy King each produced popular versions that are worth a look. Frequently made by artists working in paint, oil paint and crayon, these artworks are unique and have attracted attention over the years. A large mid 20th c impressionist landscape can be an attractive addition to some spaces, while smaller examples are available — approximately spanning 6.25 high and 8.5 wide — and may be better suited to a more modest living area.

How Much is a Mid 20th C Impressionist Landscape?

The price for an artwork of this kind can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — a mid 20th c impressionist landscape in our inventory may begin at $356 and can go as high as $4,873, while the average can fetch as much as $1,685.

Finding the Right Landscape Paintings for You

It could be argued that cave walls were the canvases for the world’s first landscape paintings, which depict and elevate natural scenery through art, but there is a richer history to consider.

The Netherlands was home to landscapes as a major theme in painting as early as the 1500s, and ink-on-silk paintings in China featured mountains and large bodies of water as far back as the third century. Greeks created vast wall paintings that depicted landscapes and grandiose garden scenes, while in the late 15th century and early 16th century, landscapes were increasingly the subject of watercolor works by the likes of Leonardo da Vinci and Fra Bartolomeo.

The popularity of religious paintings eventually declined altogether, and by the early 19th century, painters of classical landscapes took to painting out-of-doors (plein-air painting). Paintings of natural scenery were increasingly realistic but romanticized too. Into the 20th century, landscapes remained a major theme for many artists, and while the term “landscape painting” may call to mind images of lush, grassy fields and open seascapes, the genre is characterized by more variety, colors and diverse styles than you may think. Painters working in the photorealist style of landscape painting, for example, seek to create works so lifelike that you may confuse their paint for camera pixels. But if you’re shopping for art to outfit an important room, the work needs to be something with a bit of gravitas (and the right frame is important, too).

Adding a landscape painting to your home can introduce peace and serenity within the confines of your own space. (Some may think of it as an aspirational window of sorts rather than a canvas.) Abstract landscape paintings by the likes of Korean painter Seungyoon Choi or Georgia-based artist Katherine Sandoz, on the other hand, bring pops of color and movement into a room. These landscapes refuse to serve as a background. Elsewhere, Adam Straus’s technology-inspired paintings highlight how our extreme involvement with our devices has removed us from the glory of the world around us. Influenced by modern life and steeped in social commentary, Straus’s landscape paintings make us see our surroundings anew.

Whether you’re seeking works by the world’s most notable names or those authored by underground legends, find a vast collection of landscape paintings on 1stDibs.