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Mid Century California Plein Air Dry Creek Landscape
Located in Soquel, CA
Beautiful mid-century plein air landscape of a California dry stream, by unknown artist Hatton
Category

1960s American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Wood, Oil

Morning Sunrise, Mid Century Laguna Hills Figurative Landscape
Located in Soquel, CA
Beautiful mid century plein air figural landscape of Laguna Niguel, California by an unknown artist
Category

1950s American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Cardboard, Oil, Canvas

Mid Century Southern California Plein Air -- Evening in the Vasquez Rocks
Located in Soquel, CA
Wonderful mid-century plein air impressionistic landscape of Vasquez Rocks by Paul Miram (German
Category

1960s Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil, Canvas

Mid Century Serene Lake German Impressionist Landscape
By Karl Lechner
Located in Soquel, CA
Mid Century Serene Lake German Impressionist Landscape by Karl Max Lechner Gorgeous mid-century
Category

1950s Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil, Cardboard, Canvas

Roadside Eucalyptus Trees, Mid Century Vertical Landscape by Jon Blanchette
By Jon Blanchette
Located in Soquel, CA
Roadside Eucalyptus Trees, Mid Century Vertical Landscape by Jon Blanchette Gorgeous mid-century
Category

1960s American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Masonite, Oil

Mid 20th Century California Plein Air American River Landscape Walter F Mire
Located in Soquel, CA
Wonderful mid 20th century impressionist landscape of California's American River by Walter F. Mire
Category

1930s Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Masonite, Oil

Farm in the Valley - Plein Air California Landscape
Located in Soquel, CA
Beautiful mid century landscape of a California farm by Baumgardner (American, 20th Century
Category

20th Century American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil, Canvas

Spring Valley Plein Air Landscape in Oil on Masonite by Gibson
Located in Soquel, CA
Spring Valley - Small Plein Air Landscape in Oil on Masonite Idyllic valley landscape with
Category

Mid-20th Century American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Masonite, Oil

"Parisian Street Scene" French Post-Impressionist Plein Air Painting on Canvas
By Constantin Kluge
Located in New York, NY
executed this painting en plein air with street life and cars parked along into the distance. Constantin
Category

Mid-20th Century Post-Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Tide Pools, Porthcurno Beach, Cornwall. Lamorna Valley Colony. Cornish Plein Air
Located in Sutton Poyntz, Dorset
the open air, carrying on the long-held plein air tradition of the Lamorna artists. In 1938 the
Category

Mid-20th Century Modern Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil

"Spring Pasture" plein air landscape of sublime green pasture by Cape Ann Master
By Bernard Corey
Located in Rockport, MA
Beautiful landscape by the renowned Massachusetts artist, Bernard Corey. Painting is 9 inches by 14 inches; with frame its 17 inches by 22 inches. Classic subject matter, wonderful...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil

Warren's Barn: Van Gogh Inspired Plein Air Landscape Painting of Country Farm
By Harry Orlyk
Located in Hudson, NY
Impressionist style en plein air landscape painting on linen of a rural country barn with a bright
Category

Early 2000s Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Linen, Oil, Board

California Hills, Mid Century Landscape Watercolor
Located in Soquel, CA
). This mid-century landscape watercolor features a golden yellow meadow beside a country road that
Category

Mid-20th Century American Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Watercolor, Laid Paper

Overlooking the Bay, Mid-Century Coastal Landscape Watercolor
Located in Soquel, CA
known for his sweeping early 20th century plein-air landscapes. Often painted in earth tones juxtaposed
Category

Mid-20th Century American Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Watercolor, Laid Paper

Island Mountains and Boats by the Coast, Mid 20th Century Landscape
By Hildegarde Hamilton
Located in Soquel, CA
mid-century coastal landscape shows a small, bright blue bay surrounded by palm trees, mountains, and
Category

Mid-20th Century American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Masonite, Oil

Mid Century Carmel Cottage with Flowers Landscape
By Helen Enoch Gleiforst
Located in Soquel, CA
Charming mid century painting of Carmel stucco cottage and with gladiolas and Geraniums in planting
Category

Mid-20th Century American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Masonite, Oil

Mid Century Abstract Expressionist - Dreams
By Les Anderson
Located in Soquel, CA
Colorful mid century abstract expressionist painting by Les (Leslie Luverne) Anderson (American
Category

1960s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Masonite, Oil

Mid Century Autumn Trees Landscape
By Helen Enoch Gleiforst
Located in Soquel, CA
Vivid mid century landscape of autumn trees blurring into colorful abstraction by Helen Gleiforst
Category

1950s American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Masonite, Oil

Mid Century Burgundy Calla Lilies
By Helen Enoch Gleiforst
Located in Soquel, CA
Rich and still life under Nell Walker Warner. Gleiforst primarily painted plein air, as well as
Category

1940s American Impressionist Still-life Paintings

Materials

Masonite, Oil

Mid Century Autumn Trees Landscape
By Helen Enoch Gleiforst
Located in Soquel, CA
Walker Warner for Still Life studies. Gleiforst primarily painted plein air, as well as landscapes and
Category

1950s American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Mid Century Abstract Expressionist Painting
By Leslie Luverne Anderson
Located in Soquel, CA
for many years. He is known for his plein air watercolor paintings and abstracts. Les studied at the
Category

1960s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Masonite, Oil

Mid Century River Birches Landscape Watercolor
Located in Soquel, CA
Mid Century River Birches Landscape Watercolor Gorgeous vibrant mid century watercolor on paper
Category

1950s American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Paper, Watercolor

Mid Century Palm Springs Desert Landscape
By Dolores Martin
Located in Soquel, CA
Gorgeous mid-century Palm Springs desert painting by Dolores Martin (American, 20th century
Category

1950s American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Mid Century Palm Springs Desert Landscape
Located in Soquel, CA
Colorful plein air oil painting of a Palm Springs desert landscape with highlights of red and
Category

1950s American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Masonite, Oil

Mid Century Yosemite Mountain Peak Landscape
By Helen Enoch Gleiforst
Located in Soquel, CA
Beautiful mid-century landscape of upper Young Lake and Ragged Peak in Yosemite National Park by
Category

1950s American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Masonite, Oil

Mid Century Landscape -- Steeple and Pond
By Lynn Winans
Located in Soquel, CA
Mid Century landscape featuring an English Cathedral with steeple and pond by Lynn Clark Winans
Category

1950s American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil, Masonite

Mid Century High Sierras Summer Splendor Landscape
Located in Soquel, CA
Gorgeous mid century landscape of High Sierras full of clouds and cool lake water. some impasto
Category

1950s American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Masonite, Oil, Laid Paper

Mid Century Far Off Mountains Landscape
By Helen Enoch Gleiforst
Located in Soquel, CA
Warner of Carmel, California. Gleiforst primarily painted plein air as well as landscapes and florals.
Category

1950s American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Cardboard

Mid Century Coastal Clouds Sunrise Seascape
Located in Soquel, CA
this 1960's plein air painting on artists canvas board. Signed by the artist lower right "Don Hannan
Category

1960s American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Illustration Board

Mid Century Floral Centerpiece Still Life
By Helen Enoch Gleiforst
Located in Soquel, CA
plein air as well as landscapes and florals.
Category

1950s American Impressionist Still-life Paintings

Materials

Linen, Oil

At the Fountain, Graphite Orientalist sketch, Mid-19th Century
By Carl Friedrich Heinrich Werner
Located in London, GB
method. These en plein air works have an immediate spontaneity that is lost in a piece finished back at
Category

Mid-19th Century Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Graphite, Paper

Mid Century Abstract Expressionist -- Vertical Abstract #1
By Leslie Luverne Anderson
Located in Soquel, CA
A dynamic mid century abstract expressionist image done in interesting earth tones by Les (Leslie
Category

1960s Abstract Expressionist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Mid Century Lilies and Teapot Still Life
By Helen Enoch Gleiforst
Located in Soquel, CA
Gorgeous mid-century still life of a vase of white lilies next to a green teapot and lemon by
Category

1950s American Impressionist Still-life Paintings

Materials

Masonite, Oil

Mid Century High Sierra Mountain Lake Landscape
By Helen Enoch Gleiforst
Located in Soquel, CA
Beautiful mid century impressionist mountain landscape of a High Sierra lake in winter by Carmel
Category

1950s American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Masonite, Oil

Mid Century Spring Garden Still-Life Peonies and Garden Gloves
By Helen Enoch Gleiforst
Located in Soquel, CA
Gorgeous and vibrant mid century spring garden still life of a vase of pink peonies with a pair of
Category

Mid-20th Century American Impressionist Still-life Paintings

Materials

Masonite, Oil

Mid Century Roses & Sweet Peas Still Life
By Helen Enoch Gleiforst
Located in Soquel, CA
painted plein air, as well as landscapes and florals. During her lifetime, Helen Gleiforst frequently
Category

1950s American Impressionist Still-life Paintings

Materials

Oil, Masonite

Mid Century Autumn Bay Area Mountains Landscape
Located in Soquel, CA
Beautiful plein air painting of Bay Area mountains in autumn by Charles Eades (American, 1949-2009
Category

1960s American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Cardboard

Mid Century Iris and Daffodils Still Life
By Helen Enoch Gleiforst
Located in Soquel, CA
, George Melcher, and John Hubbard Rich. Gleiforst primarily painted plein air as well as landscapes and
Category

1950s American Impressionist Still-life Paintings

Materials

Masonite, Oil

Mid Century California East Bay Hills Landscape
Located in Soquel, CA
Gorgeous plein air landscape of California East Bay Hills titled "Waning Light" by Francis Woodcock
Category

1960s American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil, Cardboard

Mid Century Southwest Desert Landscape in Oil on Canvas
Located in Soquel, CA
Mid Century Southwest Desert Landscape in Oil on Canvas Vast Southwest plein air landscape of a
Category

1940s American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Mid Century Portrait of a Girl in Bonnet
By Helen Enoch Gleiforst
Located in Soquel, CA
Mid century portrait of a girl in bonnet by listed artist Helen Mae Enoch Gleiforst (American,1903
Category

1950s American Impressionist Portrait Paintings

Materials

Masonite, Oil

Mathew Kogan-Shats (1911-1989) - Mid Century Oil, Silver Birches By The Lake
Located in Corsham, GB
A fine example of Mid Century landscape painting, with influence from Impressionism and a more
Category

Mid-20th Century Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil

Mid Century Oil Portrait of a Dancer By Zikvo Zic C.1959
Located in San Francisco, CA
inspiration from 19th and early 20th century European plein air painting and American plein air painting of
Category

Mid-20th Century Portrait Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Mid Century Floral Bouquet and Splendor Still Life
By Helen Enoch Gleiforst
Located in Soquel, CA
. Gleiforst primarily painted plein air, as well as landscapes and florals. During her lifetime, Helen
Category

1950s American Impressionist Still-life Paintings

Materials

Oil, Masonite

Vintage Mid-Century Framed Cityscape Oil Painting - City Views
Located in Bristol, GB
CITY VIEWS Size: 42 x 49.5 cm (including frame) Oil on board A mid century Swedish cityscape
Category

1950s Modern Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil, Board

Pacific Grove Woods, Mid Century Modern Carmel California Landscape
By Ray Barton
Located in Soquel, CA
Pacific Grove Woods, Mid Century Modern Carmel California Landscape Beautiful late 1960's landscape
Category

1960s American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Cardboard

Mid Century Copper Teapot, Vase and Fruit Still Life
By Helen Enoch Gleiforst
Located in Soquel, CA
Beautiful mid century still life of a copper teapot and fruit by listed California artist Helen
Category

1950s American Impressionist Still-life Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Cardboard

Mid Century Abstract Expressionist Painting-- "An Oblation to Shells"
By Leslie Luverne Anderson
Located in Soquel, CA
A dymanic mid century abstract expressionist painiting with geometric shapes in cool tones and two
Category

1960s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Masonite, Oil

Mid Century Turquoise Pitcher and Fruit Basket Still Life
By Helen Enoch Gleiforst
Located in Soquel, CA
Gorgeous mid century still life in the style of Paul Cezanne of a fruit basket with a turquoise
Category

1950s American Impressionist Still-life Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Mid Century Fuji Apples Still Life with Plaid Cloth
By Helen Enoch Gleiforst
Located in Soquel, CA
, John Hubbard Rich and Nell Walker Warner for Still Life studies. Gleiforst primarily painted plein air
Category

1950s Fauvist Still-life Paintings

Materials

Masonite, Oil

Mid Century "Lightnings Infinite / Art of Living" - Horizontal Abstract #2
By Leslie Luverne Anderson
Located in Soquel, CA
Striking mid century abstract expressionist painting by Leslie Luverne Anderson (American, 1928
Category

1960s Abstract Expressionist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Masonite

Mid Century Pink & White Roses in Crystal Vase Still-Life
By Helen Enoch Gleiforst
Located in Soquel, CA
Delicate mid century still-life of white and pink roses in crystal vase with a soft, lime green
Category

1950s American Impressionist Still-life Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Quiet Stream, Small-Scale Mid Century California Landscape, 1937
By Dalzell Hatfield
Located in Soquel, CA
Quiet Stream, Small-Scale Mid Century California Landscape, 1937 Plein air painting of a
Category

1930s American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Foam Board

Mid-Century Expressionist Portrait of Kenneth Lucas by Richard Lofton, 1962
By Richard Lofton
Located in Soquel, CA
in the 1950s and 60s. Although perhaps best known for his sumptuous and facile Plein air landscapes
Category

1960s Expressionist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Florence Mid-Afternoon
By Marc Dalessio
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Oil painting of a landscape in Florence, Italy, painted en plein air. ARTIST BIO Marc Dalessio was
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Linen, Oil

Mid Century Figurative Nativity Scene w Hummel Figurines, Gloria in Excelsis Deo
By Helen Enoch Gleiforst
Located in Soquel, CA
painted plein air, as well as landscapes and florals. During her lifetime, Helen Gleiforst frequently
Category

1950s American Impressionist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Masonite, Oil

Beach Palms La Cala with Oil Paint on Canvas, Painting Mid century
By Eleanor Woolley
Located in Deddington, GB
without a second thought. Eleanor’s paintings are vibrant, often painted Plein air and finished in the
Category

2010s Abstract Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

The Jewellers, 19th Century Orientalist Graphite Sketch
By Carl Friedrich Heinrich Werner
Located in London, GB
method. These en plein air works have an immediate spontaneity that is lost in a piece finished back at
Category

Mid-19th Century Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Graphite

The Barbers, 19th Century Orientalist Graphite Sketch
By Carl Friedrich Heinrich Werner
Located in London, GB
method. These en plein air works have an immediate spontaneity that is lost in a piece finished back at
Category

Mid-19th Century Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Graphite, Paper

20th Century French Oil Painting Coastal Rocks
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
A Rocky Coastline French School, mid-late 20th century unsigned oil painting on canvas textured
Category

Late 20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

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Mid Century Plein Air For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the mid century plein air you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. Find modern versions now, or shop for modern creations for a more modern example of these cherished works. If you’re looking for a mid century plein air from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find at least one that dates back to the 19th Century while another version may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. Adding a mid century plein air to a room that is mostly decorated in warm neutral tones can yield a welcome change — find a piece on 1stDibs that incorporates elements of gray, brown, beige, blue and more. There have been many interesting mid century plein air examples over the years, but those made by Helen Enoch Gleiforst, Jack Freeman, Bart Perry, Alex Katz and Debra Reid Jenkins are often thought to be among the most thought-provoking. Artworks like these — often created in paint, oil paint and fabric — can elevate any room of your home. A large mid century plein air can prove too dominant for some spaces — a smaller mid century plein air, measuring 5 high and 4.375 wide, may better suit your needs.

How Much is a Mid Century Plein Air?

The price for a mid century plein air in our collection starts at $98 and tops out at $110,000 with the average selling for $1,221.

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