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"Autumn in Lexington," Color-Drenched Drawing for "Four Seasons" Mural
By Aiden Lassell Ripley
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Highly atmospheric and drenched in lovely color, this drawing showing farmers piling pumpkins and men walking off to the hunt, set off by the purple hills behind, was made by Aiden L...
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Vintage 1950s American Art Deco Drawings

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Watercolor

"Battle of the Gods," Mural Preparatory Drawing by Dunbar Beck, Art Deco
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Full of drama and a tour de force of figurative drawing heavily influenced by Renaissance masters, this piece was made by Dunbar Beck in preparation for a large mural painting. Beck ...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Drawings

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Paper

Rural Scene Mural Study
Located in New York, NY
This Rural Scene Mural Study by Samuel Greenburg is scored in a manner indicating transfer to a larger format. However as yet no related image or mural is known to me. Dimensions ar...
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Mid-20th Century Other Art Style Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Tempera, Pencil

Mural Study, Male Nude
By John Singer Sargent
Located in New York, NY
The present work is a figure study for one of Sargent's mural commissions. The artist's mural projects for the Boston Public Library and the Museum of Fine Arts lasted for thirty yea...
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Early 20th Century American Impressionist Nude Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Pencil

Mid Century Abstract Study For a Mural, Gouache Painting
By Martin Snipper
Located in San Francisco, CA
This mid 20th century modern gouache on paper entitled "Sketch #2 for Kirby's Restaurant Mario Coidano" is by San Francisco North Beach artist Martin Snipper (1914-2008). Snipper st...
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Gouache, Graphite

Mural Studies, Palace of Fine Arts San Francisco WPA American Modernism 1930s
By Frank Van Sloun
Located in New York, NY
Mural Studies, Palace of Fine Arts San Francisco WPA American Modernism 1930s. 9 x 12 inches. Tempera on paper, c. 1936. Authenticated and signed verso by the artist’s sister, Kathe...
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1930s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Egg Tempera

"Frolic on Horseback," Mural Study w/ Nudes by Kenneth MacIntire
By Kenneth Stevens MacIntire
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Best known for his masterful painting of horses and polo players for a Hollywood clientele, this important study -- marked off in a grid to help the painter transfer the image to a l...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Drawings

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Pencil, Paper

Leon Kroll Charcoal Study for Central Panel of Worcester Mural
By Leon Kroll 1
Located in Sharon, CT
Important Leon Kroll charcoal on prepared illustration board. Unsigned but annotated verso in the artist's hand: 'Study of head for woman with children- central panel'. This refers ...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Drawings

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Paper

"Floating Man," Study for Ceiling Mural with Male Nude by Allyn Cox, 1920s
By Allyn Cox
Located in Philadelphia, PA
"Floating Man," study for ceiling mural with male nude by Allyn Cox, 1920s This dramatic drawing, which demonstrates the artist's mastery of the human figure, was made by Allyn Cox a...
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Vintage 1920s American Art Deco Drawings

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Paper

"Nudes Among the Ruins," Vivid Mural Study with Male Nudes by Allyn Cox
By Allyn Cox
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This sun-drenched scene, drawn with a vivid palette of bright Mediterranean blues and chalk whites, shows a pattern of gridding by the artist, indicating that this drawing served as ...
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Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Drawings

n Memory of the Great Fire at Chicago (Cartoon for the Mural Lunette in the Chic
Located in New York, NY
On October 8, 1871, one of the greatest fires of modern times broke out in Chicago. Engulfing the entire city within hours, it left over 90,000 people homeless and destroyed thousand...
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Late 19th Century Realist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Charcoal

"Adam and Eve," Pencil Sketch for Art Deco Mural by Fely-Mouttet, 1930
By Fely-Mouttet
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This mural preparatory drawing by Fely-Mouttet, best known for his abstract paintings from the 1940s and 1950s, is a fine example of Art Deco figural design. Stylized and abstracted,...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Drawings

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Pencil, Paper

"Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water" Proposal Drawing for Mural, Figurative, Pencil
Located in Detroit, MI
This enchanting mural proposal done with graphite is exemplary of Hubert Massey's style. Within the piece pre-industrial civilization finds itself side-by-side with the towering and ...
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Early 2000s Contemporary More Art

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Paper, Graphite

Mural Study 1933 Depression Era Mid-Century WPA Modern American Scene Drawing
By Michael Loew
Located in New York, NY
Mural Study 1933 Depression Era Mid-Century WPA Modern American Scene Drawing. Study to Scale Mural Sketch for “Evolution of Textile Production” East. All, Textile High School. 1933...
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1930s American Modern Figurative Paintings

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Egg Tempera, Board

Striking Drawing for a Ceiling Mural
By Melbourne Brindle
Located in Essex, MA
A striking gouache on paper circular drawing for a ceiling mural, circa 1930s-40s, by artist Melbourne Brindle (1904-1995), very evocative of the work of Rockwell Kent, entitled "Sk...
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Vintage 1940s American Drawings

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Paper, Gouache

San Francisco Art Institute Mural Preliminary Drawing
By Diego Rivera
Located in Santa Monica, CA
DIEGO RIVERA (1886 – 1957) (Inv. list NY 10) MURAL STUDY FOR THE CALIFORNIA SCHOOL of FINE ARTS (SF ART INSTITUTE) ca.1930-31 Important early study of one of Rivera’s first w...
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1930s Realist Interior Drawings and Watercolors

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Graphite

Study for Mural
By Diego Rivera
Located in Santa Fe, NM
Litho crayon on paper; signed and dated lower left.
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Vintage 1920s Mexican Modern Drawings

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Crayon, Paper

Study for Mural
H 8 in. W 12.5 in. D .01 in.
Study for Mural
By Diego Rivera
Located in Santa Fe, NM
This drawing is likely a study for the murals done by Rivera in the monumental Secretaría de Educación Pública (SEP) in Mexico City. The building contains a number of murals which r...
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1920s Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Conté

"Strike," Important Mural Study by Dunbar Beck
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Drawn by Dunbar Beck, one of America's finest muralists in the 1930s and 40s, this classic example of Art Deco stylized figural drawing served as a study for a triptych mural that Be...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Drawings

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Graphite, Paper

Diego Rivera Signed Charcoal Detail Study for a Mural Section
By Diego Rivera
Located in Hudson, NY
Offered is an original Diego Rivera charcoal drawing on paper. It is signed on the front lower right. On the reverse It is dated, titled "Ofrenda a los Muertos" and has a Christies l...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Drawings

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Other

WPA Mural Study American Scene Modernism San Francisco Post Office 20th Century
By Anton Refregier
Located in New York, NY
WPA Mural Study American Scene Modernism San Francisco Post Office 20th Century Mural Study for “The Waterfront,” San Francisco Rincon Station Post Office, 6 ¾ x 15 ¾ inches. Pencil...
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1930s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Pencil

Winged Figure, Mural Study
By John Singer Sargent
Located in New York, NY
An original pencil drawing on paper by the artist. The present work is a study of a winged figure for one of Sargent's mural commissions. The artist's mural projects for the Boston ...
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1920s American Impressionist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Pencil

Mexican Mural: mid-century modern framed watercolor, figures in a landscape
Located in Bryn Mawr, PA
Filomena Dellaripa's "Mexican Mural" is a large, framed watercolor painting in the style of French Post-Impressionism / Cubism painter, Paul Cezanne depicting a group of semi nude fe...
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1940s Abstract Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Archival Paper

Portal - abstract colorful textural hand cut paper mural sculpture
By Huntz Liu
Located in New York, NY
Huntz Liu Layered hand cut paper 12" x 12" 2016 Huntz Liu hand carved and layered paper artworks somehow look like colorful archeological digs or exposed complex systems. He wo...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Archival Paper

INDUSTRY American Scene Modernism WPA Mural Study Industrial Mid-Century Realism
By John Costigan
Located in New York, NY
INDUSTRY American Scene Modernism WPA Mural Study Industrial Mid-Century Realism. John Edward Costigan (1888 – 1972) "Industry," 18 x 33 inches. Watercolor on paper. Signed and date...
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1940s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

"Progress in Transportation," Exotic Art Deco Mural Study with Airplanes
By Aiden Lassell Ripley
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Brilliantly contrasting old and new means of transportation for the wealthy, here muralist Aiden Lassell Ripley depicts an Asian princess carried on a traditional litter by several s...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Drawings

Knickerbocker Mural Study WPA Modernism 20th Century 1930s NYC American Scene
Located in New York, NY
Knickerbocker Mural Study WPA Modernism 20th Century 1930s NYC American Scene Mural Study “Knickerbocker History of New York," 9 x 13 7/8 inches. Unsigned. Watercolor and pencil on ...
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1920s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor, Pencil

"Ship Building," 1930s Era WPA Mural Study with Sailors by Allyn COX
By Allyn Cox
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Best known for a series of murals for the U.S. Capitol Building, the artist Allyn COX also proposed murals for other buildings, and this study is an excellent example. His drawing de...
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Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Drawings

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Paper

Art Deco WPA Mural Study of Man in Front of Giant Cog by Frank Reilly
By Frank J. Reilly
Located in New York, NY
This pencil and charcoal by Frank Reilly (an American painter, illustrator and teacher. He taught drawing and painting at the Grand Central school of Art and Illustration at Pratt In...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Drawings

Juan O'Gorman Mural Project for Central Library of UNAM, Graphite on Paper
By Juan O'Gorman
Located in Mexico City, D.F.
Juan O'Gorman (Mexican 1905-1982), signed dated and titled Juan O'Gorman, 1950, graphite on paper.
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Other Drawings

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Graphite, Paper