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"Touching", oil paint, portrait, hands, face, intimacy, vector, human, sense
Located in Toronto, Ontario
"Touching" is a remarkable oil painting on canvas measuring 18" tall by 14" wide. For all it's modest size, it throws several punches above its weight. The title Touching could be a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Fauvist Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Meg- Canvas, Laid Paper, Oil Paint, Portrait, Gold, Yellow, Red, Green, Orange
By John Paul Kesling
Located in Nashville, TN
This abstract contemporary painting is a portrait. It is rendered in gold, orange, red, brown, green, and blue. John Paul Kesling was born and raised in the Ohio River Valley in Ash...
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2010s Abstract Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil, Laid Paper

Lorelei - 21st Century Contemporary Oil Paint Portrait by Dutch Yvonne Heemskerk
By Yvonne Heemskerk
Located in Nuenen, Noord Brabant
Yvonne Heemskerk is in addition to being a 'free' visual artist, commissioned portrait painter. Moreover, she is very active and successful as a teacher of her own "painting school".
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Head Study - 21st Century Contemporary Colorful Oil Paint Portrait of a Boy
By Tania Rivilis
Located in Nuenen, Noord Brabant
The German artist Tania Rivilis lives and works in Aachen. We will exhibit her expressive and colorful works for the first time during the exhibition "Storytellers" from 20 Septembe...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Give Me Fire To Light The Darkness, 21st Century Contemporary Oil Paint Portrait
By Tania Rivilis
Located in Nuenen, Noord Brabant
The German artist Tania Rivilis lives and works in Aachen. We will exhibit her expressive and colorful works for the first time during the exhibition "Storytellers" from 20 Septembe...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Oil

"Right Path" oil paint portrait on Dibond panel
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Rachel Bess Right Path, 2018 oil on Dibond 35" x 15" unframed 40" x 20.5" framed Rachel Bess is known for her precise and theatrical oil paintings that blend historical techniques...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Americana- Acrylic Paint, Canvas, Oil Paint, Portrait, Figure, Pink, Yellow
By John Paul Kesling
Located in Nashville, TN
This abstract contemporary painting shows two faces. The artist uses pink, yellow, black, blue, white, and green. Statement "Music, foggy memories, a new tube of paint, conversati...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil, Acrylic

Marlos in a Bulls Hat- Canvas, Oil Paint, Portrait, Impressionism, Painterly
Located in Nashville, TN
This oil painting is on canvas and is a portrait done in an impressionistic painterly style. Lauren Gregory (she/her/hers) is a painter, animator, educator and director who is best...
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2010s Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait, 1990 - oil paint, 25x20 cm., framed
Located in Nice, FR
Oil on canvas. Dimensions framed: 40x35 cm. Hans Bouman (born in 1951) is a Dutch visual artist working in painting, sculpture, etching and video. He settled in Paris in 1981.
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1990s Abstract Expressionist Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Feeling- Acrylic, Canvas, Charcoal, Fabric, Oil Crayon, Paint, Pigment, Portrait
By John Paul Kesling
Located in Nashville, TN
This abstract contemporary painting shows a large portrait. The artist utilizes blue, orange, green, and yellow. About this piece: I had been doing small works on paper exploring i...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Fabric, Canvas, Charcoal, Oil Crayon, Oil, Acrylic, Pigment

portrait de femme, '60s - oil paint, 55x33 cm.
By Lucien Joseph Fontanarosa
Located in Nice, FR
Portarit of a ldy by Lucien Fontanarosa. Oil on Canvas. Fontanarosa was born in Paris in 1912 and died in paris in 1975. He was an important painter that preferered compositions with...
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1960s Impressionist Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Margaretha C. - Oil Paint on Canvas, Fauvist, Dutch Artist, Portrait, Painting
By Freek van den Berg
Located in Nuenen, Noord Brabant
Freek van den Berg (Amsterdam 1918-Veessen 2000) was part of the Fauvist movement and was one of the last Dutch painters to work in this expressive and colorful way. His oeuvre cover...
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1970s Fauvist Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

PORTRAIT OF A LADY- In the Manner of G.Boldini - Portrait Oil on canvas paint
By Eugenio De Blasi
Located in Napoli, IT
Portrait of a lady - Eugenio De Blasi Italia 2011 - Oil on canvas cm.100x100. This is his reinterpretation of painting by gratest old master Giovanni Boldini. Gold leaf gilded woo...
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2010s Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Antique American School Young Woman Finely Painted Portrait Signed Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique American school portrait painting. Oil on canvas, circa 2006. Signed. Image size 16L x 20H. Housed in a giltwood frame.
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Early 1900s Impressionist Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Senorita - Oil Paint on Canvas, Fauvist, Dutch Artist, Portrait, Painting
By Freek van den Berg
Located in Nuenen, Noord Brabant
Freek van den Berg (Amsterdam 1918-Veessen 2000) was part of the Fauvist movement and was one of the last Dutch painters to work in this expressive and colorful way. His oeuvre cover...
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1970s Fauvist Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Nelly - Oil Paint on Canvas, Fauvist, Dutch Artist, Portrait, Painting
By Freek van den Berg
Located in Nuenen, Noord Brabant
Freek van den Berg (Amsterdam 1918-Veessen 2000) was part of the Fauvist movement and was one of the last Dutch painters to work in this expressive and colorful way. His oeuvre cover...
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1980s Fauvist Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Dancer Red Jacket - Fauvist Dutch Artist Portrait Figurative Art - Oil paint
By Freek van den Berg
Located in Nuenen, Noord Brabant
Freek van den Berg (Amsterdam 1918-Veessen 2000) was part of the Fauvist movement and was one of the last Dutch painters to work in this expressive and colorful way. His oeuvre cover...
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1970s Fauvist Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait of a lady - Oil Paint on Canvas, Fauvist, Dutch Artist, Painting
By Freek van den Berg
Located in Nuenen, Noord Brabant
Freek van den Berg (Amsterdam 1918-Veessen 2000) was part of the Fauvist movement and was one of the last Dutch painters to work in this expressive and colorful way. His oeuvre cover...
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1980s Fauvist Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Antique American School Pensive Young Woman Finely Painted Portrait Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique American school portrait painting. Oil on canvas, circa 1900. Unsigned. Image size 22L x 18H. Housed in a giltwood frame.
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Early 1900s Impressionist Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Portrait with Lute" 1960 Oil
By Sam Hugh Harris
Located in San Francisco, CA
Entitled "Portrait with Lute", this 1960 oil on canvas portrait is by artist, poet and writer, Sam Hugh Harris who painted in the great traditions of Modern Art including Impressioni...
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1960s Modern Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Modernist Female Portrait 1963 Oil
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1963 oil on canvas seated female portrait is by Russian-born artist Leo Saal (1912-1996). Saal was born in Petrograd (now Saint-Petersburg), Russia shortly before the Bolshevik ...
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1960s Modern Portrait Paintings

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Oil

  • Modernist Female Portrait 1963 Oil
  • Modernist Female Portrait 1963 Oil
  • Modernist Female Portrait 1963 Oil
  • Modernist Female Portrait 1963 Oil
H 41.25 in. W 27.25 in. D 1.75 in.
Antique Portrait, Original Oil Painting
Located in Granada Hills, CA
Artist: Unknown Works: Original Oil Painting, Handmade artwork, One of a Kind Medium: Oil on Linen Year: 1850 Style: Realism, Tonalism Subject: Portrait, Size: 13" x 10" x 3/4'' inc...
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2010s Italian School Portrait Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

Fine 19th Century Large Portrait of a Young Lady, Beautifully Painted Oil
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: English School, 19th century Title: Portrait of a Young Lady, beautifully painted, the sitter slightly reminds one of a Jane Austen character. Interestingly, the pai...
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19th Century Victorian Portrait Paintings

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Oil

"Portrait of a Young Eero Saarinen", Painted By His Father Eliel Saarinen, Oil
Located in Detroit, MI
This portrait of a precocious young boy is significant for two reason: the subject is Eero Saarinen, the famed designer of tulip chairs and architect best known for designing the Wa...
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Early 20th Century Portrait Paintings

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Oil

"Portrait of Arthur" 1940s Oil
By Jennings Tofel
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1940s oil on canvas portrait of a seated man entitled "Portrait of Arthur" is by Polish-born New York Expressionist Jennings Tofel (1891-1959). Tofel was a friend of Georgia O'K...
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1940s Expressionist Portrait Paintings

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Oil

  • "Portrait of Arthur" 1940s Oil
  • "Portrait of Arthur" 1940s Oil
  • "Portrait of Arthur" 1940s Oil
  • "Portrait of Arthur" 1940s Oil
H 25.25 in. W 29.25 in. D .75 in.
Portrait of a Man 2001 Oil
By Jack Freeman
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 2001 oil on canvas portrait painting of a man is by San Francisco painter Jack Freeman (1938-2014). Freeman studied at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, landscape and figure dr...
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Early 2000s Modern Portrait Paintings

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Oil

  •  Portrait of a Man 2001 Oil
  •  Portrait of a Man 2001 Oil
  •  Portrait of a Man 2001 Oil
  •  Portrait of a Man 2001 Oil
H 21.5 in. W 21.5 in. D 1.75 in.
Portrait of a Girl - Original Oil Paint on Canvas by Leo Guida - 1970s
By Leo Guida
Located in Roma, IT
Portrait of a Girl is an original Contemporary artwork realized in 1970s Century by the italian Contemporary artist Leo Guida (1992 - 2017). Original Oil on Canvas. Dimensions: cm ...
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1970s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Half Portrait in Orange, Old master with a modern approach, Oil paint on metal
By David Crismon
Located in Dallas, TX
DAVID CRISON "I felt it was appropriate to use an 'old' process, such as painting, to speak about a 'new' processes or technologies. Digital imaging, scans and photocopies alter and...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Metal

Expressionist Self Portrait 2005 Oil
By John Nicolini
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 2005 oil on canvas self portrait is by Bay Area artist John Nicolini (1923-2014). He studied at CCAC, earning a BA in Fine Art in the late 1950s. He worked as a commercial and g...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Portrait of a Young Lady, Late 19th Century, Oil Paint on Canvas, Figurative
Located in Greding, DE
Large-format three-quarter portrait of a sitting young lady in a black dress with a wide crinoline skirt; the sleeves and collar are made of black lace. A red pearl necklace and a wh...
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Late 19th Century Art Nouveau Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Expressionist Portrait Oil Painting on Paper "Portrait of a Proud Man"
By André François van Vuuren
Located in Cape Town, ZA
Unique oil painting on Fabriano Paper, floated and framed, ready to hang. Size of 100 x 70 cm is that of the artwork itself, excluding the frame.
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Oil, Archival Paper

Oil on Canvas Expressive Grey Portrait 3
Located in Cape Town, ZA
This is a unique, gesturally abstracted oil painting on stretched canvas by South African artist Johan van Vuuren. His portraits are expressive and evocative, with beautiful colour c...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

19th Century Oil Portrait
Located in San Francisco, CA
19th Century Oil Portrait Original oil on canvas Dimensions 23.75' wide x 30" high The stretcher is crafted with hand made iron nails. See pics. No visible signature Very good c...
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Mid-19th Century Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

  • 19th Century Oil Portrait
  • 19th Century Oil Portrait
  • 19th Century Oil Portrait
  • 19th Century Oil Portrait
H 30 in. W 23.75 in. D 2 in.
Three Sisters, Oil Portrait Painting
By Charles Lanier
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Charles Lanier, French/American (1938 - ) Title: Three Sisters Medium: Oil on Canvas, signed l.r. Size: 30 x 40 in. (76.2 x 101.6 cm) Frame Size: 38.5 x 48.5 inches
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1980s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Portrait Oil on Canvas -- Clara
By Alexandra Higgins
Located in Troy, NY
This portrait in oil on canvas presents an early version of a nurse. Given the title, it's most likely an homage to Clara Barton, the founder of the Red Cross. Two red crosses adorn...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait, Two Women, Oil on Canvas
By Anton Vorauer
Located in Surfside, FL
From the late 1920s to the eve of World War II, Anton Vorauer was an art professor at the Vienna Fine Art Academy. While painting at the Parthenon during the Nazi invasion of Greece,...
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20th Century Modern Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Oil on Canvas Expressive Portrait
Located in Cape Town, ZA
This is a unique, gesturally abstracted oil painting on stretched canvas by South African artist Johan van Vuuren. His portraits are expressive and evocative, with beautiful colour c...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Edwardian Portrait of a Young Girl - Scottish 1909 art portrait oil painting
Located in London, GB
This lovely Scottish Edwardian portrait oil painting is by noted artist William Alexander Cuthbertson. It was painted in 1909 before Cuthbertson left Scotland on a travel scholarship...
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Early 1900s Realist Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Portrait of a Lady - British Victorian art Impressionist portrait oil painting
By Joseph Walter West
Located in London, GB
A beautiful, colourful Impressionistic portrait of a lady which dates to circa 1900. A rare and fine oil on canvas in excellent condition by James Walter West who was a noted landsca...
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Early 1900s Impressionist Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Oil on Canvas Expressive Blue Portrait
Located in Cape Town, ZA
This is a unique, gesturally abstracted oil painting on stretched canvas by South African artist Johan van Vuuren. His portraits are expressive and evocative, with beautiful colour c...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Fine c.1845 Oil - Portrait of a Widow
Located in Corsham, GB
This very fine portrait of a middle-aged woman from the mid 19th Century is a true find. The unknown sitter looks directly out at the viewer with a subtle half-smile. She wears a sim...
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19th Century Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Portrait of John Beck - British Victorian art oil painting male portrait
Located in London, GB
This superb oil on canvas portrait painting is attributed to Victorian artist George Frederick Watts. Painted circa 1880 the sitter is John Beck, a fine suited gentleman wearing a go...
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19th Century Realist Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Portrait of a lady - British Edwardian Impressionist art portrait oil painting
By James Jebusa Shannon
Located in London, GB
An original oil on panel by Sir James Jebusa Shannon. The portrait dates to the Edwardian period, circa 1904, and depicts a bold British Impressionist painting of a Society lady. P...
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Early 1900s Impressionist Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Portrait Lawyer Nonotte Paint Oil on canvas Old master 18th Century France Art
By Donatien Nonotte (Besançon 1708 - Lyon 1785)
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
18th century French portrait painter - Attributed to Donatien Nonotte (Besançon 1708 - Lyon 1785) Portrait of a lawyer Oil on canvas 100 x 82 cm., In the frame cm. 131 x 111 cm. Th...
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18th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Susan Paine - Contemporary Oil, Fauvist Portrait
Located in Corsham, GB
A bright and bold portrait, reminiscent of the fauvist movement by the British artist Susan Paine. Signed and inscribed on the reverse. On board.
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21st Century and Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Portrait of Blonde Girl - Scottish 50's art portrait oil painting
Located in London, GB
This stylish Scottish portrait oil painting of a blonde haired girl is by Scottish artist John Miles Bourne Benson. Painted circa 1950 by Benson in a lovely palette with bold brushwo...
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1950s Impressionist Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Portrait of Blanche Stuchbury - Scottish Edwardian art portrait oil painting
Located in London, GB
This superb atmospheric British Edwardian portrait oil painting is by noted Scottish artist Howard Somerville. Painted in 1911 it is a half length portrait of Miss Blanche Stuchbury,...
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1910s Realist Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Susan Paine - Contemporary Oil, Fauvist Portrait
Located in Corsham, GB
A bright and bold portrait, reminiscent of the fauvist movement by the British artist Susan Paine. Signed and inscribed on the reverse. On board.
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21st Century and Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Oil

PORTRAIT OF REBECCA AT THE FOUNTAIN - In the Manner of Guffens - Oil on paint
By I. Di Matteo
Located in Napoli, IT
Portrait of rebecca at the fountain - I. Di Matteo Italia 1998 - Oil on canvas cm. 80x60 Gold leaf gilded wooden frame cm. 106x86 This magnificent painting by I. De Matteo is the rei...
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1990s Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Sagres Ship Portrait signed oil painting
By Louis Letouche
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Sagres, 1937 by Louis Letouche (French 1924-2015) oil painting on linen canvas, stretched over board framed Framed size: 16 x 19 inches Superb oil painting by the well listed Fren...
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1990s Realist Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Portrait of Mr R H Sinclair - Scottish 1914 art male portrait oil painting
By David Cowan Dobson
Located in London, GB
This impressive large portrait realist oil painting is by noted Scottish artist David Cowan Dobson. One of a pair, the sitter is Mr R H Sinclair and dates to 1914. He is beautifully ...
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1910s Realist Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Reme Lauricella - 1880 Oil, Portrait of a Lady
Located in Corsham, GB
A very fine late 19th century portrait study of a young lady, she is depicted wearing a corset, patterned skirt and lace covering her shoulders. From her dress, we suspect she is Ita...
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19th Century Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Portrait Study Oil Painting "I have Emerged"
Located in Cape Town, ZA
A beautiful, original oil portrait painting on stretched canvas. Already framed, but the size of 60 x 54 cm is that of the artwork, excluding frame size.
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Varnish, Canvas, Oil

Large Expressionist Portrait Oil Painting "Garageman"
By André François van Vuuren
Located in Cape Town, ZA
Unique oil painting on Belgian linen canvas, stretched on a timber support frame. Ready to hang. Framing on request.
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Linen, Oil

"Seated Girl", Oil on Canvas, Portrait
By Marvin Cherney
Located in Detroit, MI
"Seated Girl" is an oil on canvas portrait of an artist who was cut down in his prime and largely forgotten until recently. Marvin Cherney's paintings are solemn but unsophisticated ...
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1950s Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Oil on Canvas Expressive Grey Portrait 2
Located in Cape Town, ZA
This is a unique, gesturally abstracted oil painting on stretched canvas by South African artist Johan van Vuuren. His portraits are expressive and evocative, with beautiful colour c...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Portrait of a Gentleman," oil, portrait, late 19th c, impressionism
Located in Wiscasset, ME
This beautifully executed oil painting uses a subtle palette and sophisticated handling to capture an intimate and appealing portrait of a gentleman. Unsigned, the artist’s biography...
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Late 19th Century Impressionist Portrait Paintings

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Oil

B.G. Cook - 1972 Oil, Female Portrait
Located in Corsham, GB
An accomplished female portrait against a green background. Presented in an ornate gilt-effect wooden frame with swept and pierced moulding at the edges and corners. Signed and dated...
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20th Century Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Oil on Canvas Expressive Grey Portrait
Located in Cape Town, ZA
This is a unique, gesturally abstracted oil painting on stretched canvas by South African artist Johan van Vuuren. His portraits are expressive and evocative, with beautiful colour c...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Pink Lady, Impressionist Portrait, Oil Painting
By Marie Louise Garnavault
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Pink Lady, Impressionist Portrait, Oil Painting By French artist Garnvault, 20th Century Signed by the artist verso Oil painting on canvas, unframed Canvas size: 21.5 x 18 inches Su...
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20th Century Impressionist Portrait Paintings

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Oil

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Oil Painted Portrait For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact oil painted portrait you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. Find Impressionist versions now, or shop for Impressionist creations for a more modern example of these cherished works. Making the right choice when shopping for an oil painted portrait may mean carefully reviewing examples of this item dating from different eras — you can find an early iteration of this piece from the 18th Century and a newer version made as recently as the 21st Century. When looking for the right oil painted portrait for your space, you can search on 1stDibs by color — popular works were created in bold and neutral palettes with elements of brown, black, gray and blue. There have been many interesting oil painted portrait examples over the years, but those made by Montse Valdés, Steve Kaufman, Mark Beard, Paul Richard and Amy Hill 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. If space is limited, you can find a small oil painted portrait measuring 0.5 high and 0.1 wide, while our inventory also includes works up to 152 across to better suit those in the market for a large oil painted portrait.

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An oil painted portrait can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price for items in our inventory is $3,668, while the lowest priced sells for $142 and the highest can go for as much as $1,495,000.

Finding the Right Portrait Paintings for You

An elegant and sophisticated decorative touch in any living space, portrait paintings have remained popular throughout the years and are widely loved pieces of art for display in many homes today.

Portrait paintings are at least as old as ancient Egypt, where realistic, lifelike depictions of the recently deceased — commonly known as “mummy portraits” — were painted on wooden panels and affixed to mummies as part of the burial tradition.

For centuries, painters have used portraiture as a means of expressing a subject’s nobility, societal status and authority. Portraits were given as gifts in Renaissance Europe, and a portrait artist might have been commissioned to help mark a significant occasion such as a wedding or a promotion to high office. Prior to the advent of photography, which eventually replaced painted portraits as a quicker and more efficient way of capturing a person’s essence, the subject of a portrait had to sit for hours until the painter had finished. And during the 18th century in particular, if an artist commissioned for a portrait struggled with how to adequately memorialize and capture a subject’s likeness, sometimes a portrait painting wasn’t completed for up to a year.

Whether it’s part of the gallery-style approach to your living-room or dining-room walls or merely inspiration as you devise an eye-grabbing color scheme in your home, a portrait painting is a timeless decorative object for any interior. A landscape painting or sculpture might give you the kind of insight into a specific region of the world or a different culture that you can ascertain only through art. Similarly, when you take the time to learn about the subject of a portrait painting that you bring into your home — the sitter’s history, the relationship between the sitter and the artist should one exist, the story of how the portrait came to be — that work can become intensely personal in addition to its place as an object for an art-hungry corner of your apartment or house.

On 1stDibs, visit a vast collection of famous portrait paintings or works by emerging artists. Search by medium to find the right portrait paintings for your home in oil paint, synthetic resin paint and more. Find portrait paintings in a variety of styles, too, including contemporary, Impressionist and Pop art, or search by artist to find unique works created by painters such as Mark Beard, Steve Kaufman and Montse Valdés.

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