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"Revolving Door at Christmas" Figurative Painting
By Frank Freed
Located in Houston, TX
Romantic acrylic painting of a woman holding presents and a man carrying a Christmas tree through a revolving door on a bright yellow background by artist Frank Freed. Dimensions wi...
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Mid-20th Century Naturalistic Figurative Paintings

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Acrylic

Large Watercolor Painting Israeli Modernist Judaica Two Rabbis
By Moshe Gat
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
A large watercolor painting. Moshe Gat was born in Haifa in 1935. in 1952 he began his studies at the Bezalel School, in Jerusalem. In 1955 he returned to Haifa, where he taught dra...
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Mid-20th Century Expressionist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Paper

Large Watercolor Painting Israeli Modernist Judaica Rabbi with Children, Bezalel
By Moshe Gat
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
A large watercolor painting. Moshe Gat was born in Haifa in 1935. in 1952 he began his studies at the Bezalel School, in Jerusalem. In 1955 he returned to Haifa, where he taught dra...
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Mid-20th Century Expressionist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Expressionist Figurative Oil Painting, Mid 20th Century
By Richard Van Wingerden
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1940-1960s oil on canvas figurative scene is by Dutch-Californian Expressionist Richard Van Wingerden (1893-1969). A WPA artist, Van Wingerden studied with Thomas Hart Benton at...
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Mid-20th Century Expressionist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

Seated Expressionist Figurative Oil Painting, Mid 20th Century
By Richard Van Wingerden
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1940-1960s oil on canvas figure painting is by Dutch-Californian Expressionist Richard Van Wingerden (1893-1969). A WPA artist, Van Wingerden studied with Thomas Hart Benton at ...
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Mid-20th Century Expressionist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Mid century Realist Oil Painting of Jesus and Mary Magdelene signed
Located in FR
Jesus and Mary Magdelene Oil Painting Modernist indistinctly signed M....... dated 1955 Dedicated on the reverse and dated 10/4/56 signed Maurice Unusual find Good vintage condition ...
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Mid-20th Century Realist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Youth" Mid 20th Century Oil Painting of Young Man with Flute
By David Landis
Located in San Francisco, CA
This Mid 20th Century oil on canvas entitled "Youth" is by Chicago artist David Landis (1918-1983). Landis was Associate Professor of Drawing and Painting and faculty member at the A...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Colorful Seated Expressionist Figurative Oil Painting on Canvas, 20th Century
By Richard Van Wingerden
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1952 oil on canvas figure painting of a seated nude woman with bright colors is by Dutch-Californian Expressionist Richard Van Wingerden (1893-1969). A WPA artist, Van Wingerden...
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Mid-20th Century Expressionist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Polish French Ecole de Paris Mid Century Modernist Oil Painting Clown Juggler
By Abram Krol
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Abram Abraham Krol was born January 22, 1919, in Pabianice (Lodz), Poland. Abram Krol went to France in 1938 to study civil engineering at the University of Caen. In 1939 at the be...
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1950s Modern Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Mexican Villagers Scene with Man on a Horse" Expressionistic Style Oil Painting
By Michael Baxte
Located in New York, NY
A strong modernist oil painting depicted in the Mid Century by Russian painter Michael Baxte. Mostly known for his abstracted figures on canvas or street scenes, this piece is a wond...
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Mid-20th Century Expressionist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Board

"Abbandonata" Nude Portrait of a Woman Oil on Board Painting by Italian Artist
By Antonio Privitera
Located in New York, NY
This is a wonderful example of Italian Artist Antonio Privitera's dramatic Nude portraits. The artist was truly a master of capturing the energy and the emotion of his subjects effor...
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Mid-20th Century Post-Modern Figurative Paintings

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Board, Oil

The Fog Rolls in Oregon Coast
By Howard John Little
Located in San Francisco, CA
This artwork titled "The Fog Rolls in Oregon Coast" is an original oil on hardboard panel by American artist Howard John Little 1883-1965 It is signed at the lower right corner by th...
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Mid-20th Century American Impressionist Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Midcentury Figurative Painting, Manner of David Park
Located in Miami, FL
Midcentury Figurative Painting, Manner of David Park Offered for sale is a provocative work in the manner of David Park. The painting is on board and is displayed in a rattan a...
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Vintage 1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Rattan, Paint

"Tighties" Jerry Opper 1950's Gouache Male Nude Mid Century Painting
By Jerry Opper
Located in New York, NY
From the estate of Jerry Opper & Ruth Friedman Opper Tighties c. 1950's Gouache on Paper 15" x 18", Unframed $1000 *Listed price reflects custom framing selected by seller. Please ex...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Figurative Paintings

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Paper, Gouache

Mid-Century Sailboats Painting
Located in Houston, TX
Striking mid-century painting of pair of sailboats by French artist M. Charco, 1961. Signed by artist lower right. Original artwork on paper displayed on a white mat with a gold ...
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1960s Figurative Paintings

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Oil

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H 16 in. W 20 in. D 0.1 in.
Devastation - Mid Century Figurative Illustration painting
Located in Soquel, CA
Stark and emotional depiction of a family after a natural disaster by Charles Kinghan (American, 1895-1984). Signed "Kinghan" in the lower right corner. Acquired with other works by ...
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1930s American Impressionist Figurative Paintings

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Acrylic, Cardboard

1950s "Bent" Mid Century Figurative Nude Painting Bay Area Figurative
Located in New York, NY
From the estate of Jerry Opper & Ruth Friedman Opper Bent c. 1940-1950's Gouache on Paper 15" x 18" Unframed $1000 *Listed price reflects custom framing selected by seller. Please ex...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Figurative Paintings

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Paper, Gouache

1950s "Backside" Mid Century Figurative Nude Gouache Painting
Located in New York, NY
From the estate of Jerry Opper & Ruth Friedman Opper Backside c. 1950's Gouache on Paper 15" x 18" Unframed *Custom framing available for additional charge. Please expect framing tim...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Figurative Paintings

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Paper, Gouache

1950s "Parisian Woman" Mid Century Figurative Painting NYC Artist
By Donald Stacy
Located in New York, NY
Donald Stacy "Parisian Woman" c. 1950s Gouache paint on paper 24" x 18'" unframed $950 Unsigned Came from artist's estate *Listed price reflects custom framing selected by seller. Pl...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Figurative Paintings

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Paper, Gouache

1950s "Pink Floor" Mid Century Female Nude Figurative Painting
By Donald Stacy
Located in New York, NY
Donald Stacy "Pink Floor" c.1950s Gouache paint on paper 17.25" x 17.25" unframed $950 Signed in pencil lower right Came from artist's estate *Listed price reflects custom framing se...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Figurative Paintings

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Paper, Gouache

1950s "Laying by Window" Mid Century Figurative Gouache Painting
By Donald Stacy
Located in New York, NY
Donald Stacy "Laying by Window" c.1950s Gouache paint on construction paper 19" x 17.75" unframed Unsigned Came from artist's estate Donald Stacy (1925-2008) New Jersey Studied: Ne...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Figurative Paintings

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Paper, Gouache

Mid Century French Cafe Gathering Female Figurative Painting
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
#5-3148 Conversation ,a figurative painting, acrylic on board displayed in a vintage black-gilt trim wood frame, signed by Blanc.Image size 23H x 24 W Some wear on frame
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1970s Figurative Paintings

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Acrylic

1950s "Women & Fruit" Mid Century Figurative Painting University of Paris
By Donald Stacy
Located in New York, NY
Donald Stacy "Women and Fruit" c.1950s Gouache paint on paper 24" x 18" unframed Unsigned Came from artist's estate *Custom framing available for additional charge. Please expect fra...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Figurative Paintings

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Paper, Gouache

Bay Area Figurative School - Mid Century Figurative Abstract
Located in Soquel, CA
Beautiful figurative abstract painting of women in a bright spectrum of colors on the beach in motion by unknown Bay Area figurative movement artist (American, 20th Century), c.1960....
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Expressionist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

1950s "Black Floor" Mid Century Bay Area Figurative Movement Gouache Painting
Located in New York, NY
From the estate of Jerry Opper & Ruth Friedman Opper Black Floor c. 1940-1950's Gouache on Paper 15" x 18" Unframed *Custom framing available for additional charge. Please expect fra...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Figurative Paintings

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Paper, Gouache

Expressionistic Figurative Scene Mid Century Acrylic
By Ross Curtis
Located in San Francisco, CA
This mid 20th century acrylic on paper expressionist figurative scene is by California Expressionist painter and sculptor Ross Curtis (1918-2007). Curtis was the co-founder of a note...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Figurative Paintings

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Acrylic, Paper

Mid Century Abstract Expressionist Figurative
Located in Soquel, CA
Wonderful mid-century abstract figurative by North Carolina artist CharlesChapin (American, 20th Century), 1964. signed and dated lower right (Chapin 8/64). Condition: Excellent. Ima...
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Mid Century Figurative -- Adventures - Duleich
Located in Soquel, CA
Mid century figurative of romantic adventures by Duleich (American, 20th Century). Presented in a wooden frame. Signed "Duleich '59" lower left. Image size, 30.25"H x 24"W. Framed s...
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1950s American Impressionist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Silhoutte by Francisco Jimenez - Mid-Century Modern Nude Figurative Painting
By Francisco Jose Jimenez
Located in DE
Francisco Jose Jimenez paints abstracted nude paintings using a range of materials, such as fabric, concrete, pieces of plastic etc. His portraits tell stories of imperfect beauty, i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Raw Linen, Mixed Media, Acrylic

The Family - Mid Century Figurative
By Cock Van Gent
Located in Soquel, CA
"The Family", a mid century figurative watercolor by Cock Van Gent (American/Dutch, b. 1925). Presented in a rustic wooden frame. Signed "Cock Van Gent" and dated "1952" lower right....
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1950s Impressionist Figurative Paintings

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Paper, Watercolor

1950s "Mark" Oil Pastel and Gouache Figurative Painting NYC Modern Mid Century
By Donald Stacy
Located in New York, NY
Donald Stacy "Mark" c.1950s Oil pastel and gouache paint on paper 14x17" unframed $950 Unsigned Came from artist's estate *Listed price reflects custom framing selected by seller. Pl...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Figurative Paintings

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Gouache, Paper, Oil Pastel

Mid Century Harlequin painting
Located in San Francisco, CA
Mid century modern mystery painting. Acrylic on canvas of a Harlequin with a a butterfly on his finger. Fantastic colors and detail. It is signed lower right but I cannot make it out...
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Mid-20th Century Figurative Paintings

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Acrylic

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H 12.5 in. W 8.5 in.
Mid Century Female Nude Painting "Pink Lady" Bay Area Figurative Movement
By Jerry Opper
Located in New York, NY
From the estate of Jerry Opper & Ruth Friedman Opper Pink Lady c. 1950's Gouache on Paper 15" x 18", *Unframed $1000 *Listed price reflects custom framing selected by seller. Ple...
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1950s Modern Figurative Paintings

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Paper, Gouache

Mid Century Modern Female Acrylic Faces of Women Figurative Painting 1970
By Ernestine Madaleine
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
5-2744 Figurative acrylic on artist board Displayed in a black wood frame Image size 13.5x16" Signed Ernestine Madaleine
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1970s Figurative Paintings

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Acrylic

Mid Century Navajo Weaver Hogan Figurative
By Erle Loran
Located in Soquel, CA
Modernist watercolor of a Navajo hogan with figure by Erle Loran (American, 1905-1999). Estate signed with provenance on verso. Presented in rustic black painted wooden frame. Image,...
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1970s Modern Figurative Paintings

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Watercolor, Archival Paper

Mid Century Langostina Abstracted Animal Figurative
By Harold Black
Located in Soquel, CA
Large scale and dramatic, ""Langostina, an abstract painting by Harold Black (American, 1913–1993). Signed lower right and on verso. Presented in giltwood frame. Image, 40”H x 22”W. ...
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1960s Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

The Search -- Mid Century Figurative Landscape
By Winifred Lucy Shaffer
Located in Soquel, CA
A dreamlike landscape by Winifred Lucy Shaffer (American, 20th Century). Signed lower right; signed and titled on verso. Displayed in wood and giltwood frame. Image, 22"H x 24"L. ...
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1960s Modern Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Mid Century Figurative Study of Pair
By Joseph Capozio
Located in Soquel, CA
Compelling figurative study in gouache and pencil by Joesph Capozio (American, 1928-2016). Estate stamp lower right corner with bio on verso. Presented in mahogany wood frame. Framed...
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1960s American Modern Figurative Paintings

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Gouache, Pencil

Mid Century Woman Figurative by Santi
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
1-4040Acrylic on board Custom giltwood frame Image size 16x 13"
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1960s Figurative Paintings

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Acrylic

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H 19 in. W 16 in. D 1 in.
Mid Century Figurative -- Boys Playing Dice
By R. Hauslar
Located in Soquel, CA
Exceptional detail in this painting of boys playing dice by R. Hauslar (German, 20th Century). A Hausler interpretation of a work by the famous Bartolome Esteban Murillo (1617-1650) ...
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1950s Romantic Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Masonite

Mid-Century Modern Friends, figurative oil painting of four people on couch
By Ruth Shively
Located in New York, NY
"I work largely with the figure, concentrating on women. In awe of the strength women behold, I feel the need to express their character through my work. I can't explain how I choose...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Linen, Oil

Mid Century Filipino Painting "Sisters"
Located in San Francisco, CA
Really interesting mid 20th century oil on board of 2 sisters. I believe it was painted by a talented Filipino artist as it has a label on the back from the Phillipines. It measures...
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Mid-20th Century Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Joseph and Mary, Mid 19th Century Figurative
Located in Soquel, CA
A beautiful baroque painting of Joseph and Mary attributed to the circle of Guido Reni, c.1850. Rustic giltwood frame. Image, 14.5"H x 11.25"W. Provenance: This painting was once o...
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Mid-19th Century Baroque Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Three Angels - Mid Century Symbolist Figurative Abstract
By Marguerite Blasingame
Located in Soquel, CA
Symbolic nocturnal figurative of whispy angel figures with mountains and bridge by Marguerite Louis Blasingame (American; 1906-1947), circa 1940-45. Marguerite and her husband Frank ...
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1940s Symbolist Figurative Paintings

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Linen, Oil

Once The Master - Mid Century Figurative Landscape
By Benjamin G. Vaganov
Located in Soquel, CA
"Once the Master" a portrait of a Zuni Master Potter in contrast with the emergent modernism around him. He is beneath an adobe and his Kiln is beside him; as he sits wrapped in a wo...
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1950s American Impressionist Figurative Paintings

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Linen, Egg Tempera, Cardboard

Mid Century Boy and His Dog Figurative
By Virginia Sevier Rogers
Located in Soquel, CA
Wonderful oil painting of artist's son, Ray Rogers, by Virginia Sevier Rogers (American, 1916-2015). Signed "VSR" 7/50 (July 1950) on verso. Unframed. Image: 34"H x 24"W. Rogers stu...
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20th Century Realist Figurative Paintings

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Linen, Oil

Spring Wahine - Mid Century Modern Figurative Abstract
By Marguerite Blasingame
Located in Soquel, CA
Beautiful and arresting oil painting of women in an abstracted springtime forest bringing flower leis to Hawaiian Island Earth Spirit by Marguerite Louis Blasingame (American, 1906-...
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1940s Abstract Expressionist Figurative Paintings

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Linen, Oil

Mid Century Oil Painting New York City NYC Library 1951 Rare Figurative Modern
Located in Buffalo, NY
A rare NYC interior scene signed illegibly and dated 1951 on the reverse. This unique painting depicts a group of people working quietly inside a library with skyscrapers visible ou...
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1950s Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Board

Nude Woman at the Lake Bay Figurative Mid Century
By Genevieve Rogers
Located in Soquel, CA
Study of a nude woman seated at the shore of a lake by American Impressionist artist Genevieve Rogers. Unsigned, but acquired with a collection of her work. Presented in a cream mat ...
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Mid-20th Century American Impressionist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Laid Paper

Mid Century Abstracted Figurative -- Downtown Couple Art Exhibit
Located in Soquel, CA
Vibrant abstracted figurative in orange, red and black by Bay Area artist Paul Sheppard. Dated 1959 and signed "Sheppard." Presented in rustic painted wood frame of period. Image siz...
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1950s Abstract Expressionist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Mid Century Abstracted Figurative -- Red Hands White Card
Located in Soquel, CA
Abstracted figurative painting of a man and a white card or box. Abstract painting possibly Italy circa 1950, painting on verso of mountains. May be titled or signed on verso. In a p...
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1950s Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Destiny's Path, Hawaii - Surreal Mid Century Figurative Abstract
By Marguerite Blasingame
Located in Soquel, CA
Symbolistic and romantic 1940s surreal figurative of pastel orange figure journeying down path by Marguerite Louis Blasingame (American, 1906-1947), c.1940-45. Marguerite and her hus...
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1940s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Linen, Oil

Moonlight Dance, Mid Century Modern Surreal Figurative Abstract
By Marguerite Blasingame
Located in Soquel, CA
Symbolistic and romantic 1940s surreal nocturnal figurative of dancing, boating and promenading couples in a dream-like landscape by Marguerite Louis Blasingame, (American, 20th Cent...
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1940s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Linen, Oil

Mother and Child - Mid Century Figurative Woodblock Print
By Kaoru Kawano
Located in Soquel, CA
Mid century mother and child woodblock print by Kaoru Kawano (Japanese, 1916-1965). Unframed and un-matted. Signed "Kaoru Kawano", circa 1955. Image 16.75"H x 11.25"L. Kaoru Kawano...
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1950s Folk Art Figurative Paintings

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Woodcut, Paper, Ink

Family Heart - Mid Century Hawaiian Symbolist Figurative Abstract
By Marguerite Blasingame
Located in Soquel, CA
Symbolic figurative abstract of wispy figures surrounding a heart by Marguerite Louis Blasingame (American; 1906-1947), circa 1940-45. Marguerite and her husband Frank Blasingame wer...
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1940s Symbolist Figurative Paintings

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Linen, Oil

Mid Century Figurative Landscape -- Stroll in the Park
By Frances Beatrice Lieberman
Located in Soquel, CA
Colorful figurative landscape of a woman walking through a San Francisco park with two children, while another woman sits on a nearby bench with a baby, by Frances Beatrice Lieberman...
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1950s Abstract Impressionist Figurative Paintings

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Board, Oil

"The Journey - Anti-matter" - Mid Century Figurative Abstract
By Marguerite Blasingame
Located in Soquel, CA
Symbolistic and romantic 1940s figurative of pasteled figures journeying down path titled "Journey - Antimatter" by Marguerite Louis Blasingame (American; 1906-1947), circa 1940-45. ...
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1940s Abstract Expressionist Figurative Paintings

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Linen, Oil

Mid Century Bay Area Figurative Movement Nude Study
By Honora Berg
Located in Soquel, CA
Nude study by Honora Berg (American, 1897-1985). Image, 26"H x 20"W on artsits cardboard. Signed/stamped "Estate of Honora Berg" on verso, from a collection of her works. Berg studi...
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1950s Abstract Expressionist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Cardboard

Picnic in the Park - Mid Century Figurative Landscape
By Albert Genta
Located in Soquel, CA
Gorgeous mid century figurative landscape of a a group of figures, sitting on the lake shore with a guitar by Francis Albert Genta (French, 1901-1989), c.1950. Signed "A. Genta" lowe...
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1950s Abstract Impressionist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Paper, Cardboard

The Warning - Mid Century Western Cowboy Figurative Landscape
By Charles Cochrane
Located in Soquel, CA
Western figurative landscape of a cowboy with two horses surrounded by desert scenery by Charles Cochrane (American, 1923-1990), 1966. Signed "Cochrane" lower right. Displayed in a r...
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1960s American Impressionist Figurative Paintings

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Linen, Oil

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Midcentury Figurative Painting For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the midcentury figurative painting you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. In our selection of items, you can find Modern examples as well as a Impressionist version. If you’re looking for a midcentury figurative painting from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find at least one that dates back to the 18th Century while another version may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. Adding a midcentury figurative painting 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 brown, gray, beige, white and more. A midcentury figurative painting from Simon Goldberg, Alkis Matheos, Suzanne Lalique, Jeanne Daour and Rosy Andreasi-Verdier — each of whom created distinctive versions of this kind of work — is worth considering. Frequently made by artists working in paint, oil paint and watercolour, these artworks are unique and have attracted attention over the years. If space is limited, you can find a small midcentury figurative painting measuring 1 high and 1 wide, while our inventory also includes works up to 210.5 across to better suit those in the market for a large midcentury figurative painting.

How Much is a Midcentury Figurative Painting?

The price for a midcentury figurative painting in our collection starts at $124 and tops out at $2,000,000 with the average selling for $1,200.