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Naive Portrait Painting of a Woman French Mid century Oil signed R Lesgourges
Located in FR
Charming Naive Portrait of a Woman by Candlelight c1950 Oil on Board signed by French naive artist Robert Lesgourges From the Gascony and Basque region of France that has a tradition...
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Mid-20th Century Other Art Style Portrait Paintings

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Board, Oil

Dreaming Woman - Original hansigned oil on paper
By René Genis
Located in Paris, FR
Rene GENIS (1922-2004) Dreaming Woman Original watercolor and oil painting on paper Signed bottom middle 32 x 25 cm (c. 13 x 10 inch) Excellent condition
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Late 20th Century Modern Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Boy with Duffle Coat - Original hansigned oil on paper
By René Genis
Located in Paris, FR
Rene GENIS (1922-2004) Boy with Duffle Coat Original watercolor and oil painting on paper Signed bottom middle 31 x 23 cm (c. 12 x 9 inch) Excellent condition
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Late 20th Century Modern Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Dancer
By Edouard Elzingre
Located in Geneva, CH
Édouard Elzingre, born July 2, 1880 in Neuchâtel and died July 4, 1966 in Geneva, is a Swiss painter, poster artist and illustrator. Work on canvas
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Mid-20th Century Modern Portrait Paintings

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Oil

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H 18.12 in. W 14.97 in. D 0.79 in.
Pre War European Hasidic Rabbi Portrait German Judaica Oil Painting
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
It is an oil on canvas wrapped board. size includes frame. Sensitive Portrait of Jewish Chassidic religious scholar at study or prayer. Rare Pre World War II (Pre Holocaust) Judaica ...
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20th Century Impressionist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait of a Man Entitled "Diebenkorn", Graphite on Paper
By John Nicolini
Located in San Francisco, CA
Entitled "Diebenkorn" this 1956 portrait of a man is by Bay Area artist John Nicolini (1923-2014). Nicolini was born in 1923 in San Francisco and attended Fremont High School in Oak...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Canvas, Oil

"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

"Seated Nude" Nude Portrait of a Woman Oil on Board Painting by American Artist
By Louis Bouché
Located in New York, NY
This is a wonderful example of Louis Bouché's charming Nude portraits. The artist was truly a master of capturing the energy of the times, and character of his subjects effortlessly....
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Mid-20th Century American Impressionist Nude Paintings

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Oil, Board

Self Portrait Oil Painting 20th Century
Located in London, GB
B Wade 20th century Self Portrait Oil on canvas on board Image size: 11.25 x 8.25 inches Contemporary style frame This striking self portrait shows Wade against a red background. ...
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20th Century Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil, Board

20th Century Original French Expressionist Oil Painting Surrealist Portrait
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Original oil painting by P. Valetti (French, second half 20th century) oil on canvas, unframed size: 26 x 19.5 inches condition: very good provenance: from the artists estate, France...
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20th Century Abstract Expressionist Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait of a Young Girl Oil Painting 20th Century
By Lucian Freud
Located in London, GB
Circle of Lucien Freud British 1922 - 2011 Oil on panel Image size: 21 1/2 x 14 inches (55 x 36 cm) Hand made frame Very much like a early Lucien Freud painting, beautifully painted.
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1950s Portrait Paintings

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Oil

English early 20th century Oil Portrait of a Chestnut Horse
Located in Southport, CT
English early 20th century Oil Portrait of a Chestnut Horses head Well painted and well-observed portrait of a horse's head. The artist has captured with both their paintings the no...
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1930s Realist Animal Paintings

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Paper, Oil

English early 20th century Oil Portrait of a Chestnut Horse
Located in Southport, CT
English early 20th century Oil Portrait of a Chestnut Horses head Well painted and well-observed portrait of a horse's head. The artist has captured with both their paintings the no...
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1930s Realist Animal Paintings

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Paper, Oil

Self Portrait, Mid-20th Century Oil
Located in London, GB
Sheila Holland 1932-2002 Self Portrait Oil on canvas, signed lower right Image size: 30 x 22 inches
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Mid-20th Century Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Portrait of a Gentleman - Scottish oil painting mid 20th century art
By William Oliphant Hutchinson
Located in London, GB
An original large Scottish portrait oil by noted Scottish artist William Oliphant Hutchinson. The work is a portrait of a gentleman, in a suit, with a rose in his lapel. This painti...
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20th Century Realist Portrait Paintings

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Oil

20th Century Original Signed French Expressionist Oil Painting Abstract Portrait
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Original oil painting by P. Valetti (French, second half 20th century) signed and dated 91' oil on canvas, unframed size: 29 x 21.5 inches condition: very good provenance: from the a...
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20th Century Abstract Expressionist Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

In Prayer, Early 20th Century, Rabbi Portrait Judaica Oil Painting
By Samuel Seeberger
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Samuel Seeberger (Sieberger) was a known artist and post-card designer who lived in Paris and was active around 1900-1940. He was arrested for being a Jew when the Germans occupied ...
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Early 20th Century Modern Portrait Paintings

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Linen, Oil

20th Century Oil Painting Impressionist Portrait of Mother and Daughter
By Georges Picard
Located in London, GB
A beautiful french salon double portrait. We adore the wallpaper in the background and the whole in its frame superchic.
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Early 20th Century Impressionist Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Early 20th Century Oil - Portrait of a Lady
Located in Corsham, GB
A fine portrait of a woman with a tilted head and engaging expression. She is dressed in the fashion of the late-1810s, typified by an increasing taste for lace, ribbon, and fur acce...
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20th Century Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Sagres II Ship Portrait 20th Century, signed oil painting
By Louis Letouche
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Sagres II, 1937 by Louis Letouche (French 1924-2015) oil painting on linen canvas, stretched over board framed Framed size: 18.25 x 13.75 inches Superb oil painting by the well li...
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1990s Realist Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Mid 20th Century Oil - Portrait of a Gentleman
Located in Corsham, GB
Presented in a painted white frame. Signed indistinctly. On wove laid to board.
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20th Century Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Portrait of an NCC, 20th Century Oil
By Gordon Scott
Located in London, GB
Gordon Scott 1914 - 2016 Portrait of an NCC Oil on canvas Image size: 19 x 15 inches Contemporary style frame GORDON SCOTT EXHIBITION AT DARNLEY FINE ART 11th - 18th November 20...
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20th Century Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Portrait of an NCC, 20th Century Oil
By Gordon Scott
Located in London, GB
Gordon Scott 1914 - 2016 Portrait of an NCC Oil on canvas Image size: 24 x 20 inches Contemporary style frame GORDON SCOTT EXHIBITION AT DARNLEY FINE ART 11th - 18th November 20...
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20th Century Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Young Girl - Scottish art early 20th century oil painting female portrait
Located in London, GB
A fine Scottish portrait oil painting of a young girl in a red dress with pretty collar. This is a quality portrait and dates to circa 1900 and is housed in a fine Watts frame. A bea...
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Early 20th Century Realist Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Portrait of a Lady, Early 20th Century Oil
Located in London, GB
Follower of Ambrose McEvoy Circa 1910 Portrait of a Lady Oil on canvas Image size: 20 x 16 inches (51 x 40.5 cm) Original ebonised Frame
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Early 20th Century Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Self-Portrait, Late 20th Century Oil Signed
Located in London, GB
J. Musgrove 1978 Self-Portrait Oil on canvas, signed and dated upper right Image size: 24 x 13 ½ inches Framed
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Late 20th Century Modern Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

20th Century Portrait Oil Painting of Young Girl in Green Dress
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Portrait of a Young Lady by Paul Fitzgerald (Australian 1922-2017) signed and dated 1995 oil painting on canvas, framed canvas: 24 x 20 inches framed: 27 x 24 inches Charming portra...
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Late 20th Century Impressionist Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

20th century Italian portrait painting - Child - Oil on canvas figure Italy
Located in Varmo, IT
Walter Falzari (Pagnacco 1911 - Trieste 1998) - "Portrait of a child". 50 x 40 cm without frame, 68.5 x 58.5 cm with frame. Oil on canvas, in a carved and painted wooden frame.
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Mid-20th Century Other Art Style Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait of a Girl, British School 20th Century Oil
Located in London, GB
British School 20th Century Oil Image size:12 x 8 inches Framed
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20th Century Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Mid 20th Century Portrait of a Young Woman oil
Located in Frome, Somerset
A fine shoulder length portrait of a young woman circa 1940's-1950's Continental School.A fine shoulder length portrait of a young woman circa 1940's-1950's Continental School. oil o...
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Mid-20th Century Romantic Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Portrait of Nancy Wellburn, Original 20th Century Oil
Located in London, GB
John Howard Hale 1863-1955 Portrait of Nancy Wellburn Oil on canvas on board Image size: 27 x 19 1/2 inches (69 x 49.5 cm) Contemporary style frame We catch this wealthy lady as she...
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20th Century Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil, Board

Girl in a Green Scarf, 20th Century Oil Portrait
Located in London, GB
A.M. Coates 20th Century Girl in a Green Scarf Oil on canvas Image size: 14 x 10 inc
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20th Century Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

20th Century Oil - Portrait of Maxim Gorky
Located in Corsham, GB
An expressive oil painting, depicting a portrait of Russian writer and political activist Maxim Gorky. Unsigned. On canvas on stretchers.
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21st Century and Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Oil

20th Century Oil - Portrait of a Soviet Man
Located in Corsham, GB
A fine oil painting, depicting a portrait of a recipient of the Order of Lenin, Type 4 awarded from 1943 to 1991. Unsigned. On canvas on stretchers.
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21st Century and Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Oil

20th Century Oil - Nude Portrait of a Woman
Located in Corsham, GB
A nude portrait of a woman on a blue background. Presented in a distressed silver gilt-effect frame. Unsigned. On board.
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21st Century and Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Portrait of a Boy, 20th Century English Oil
Located in London, GB
James Penniston Barraclough 1890-1942 Portrait of a Boy Oil on canvas, signed & dated 1928 Image size; 30 x 25 inches Original frame James Penniston Barraclough (1890-1942). Painte...
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1920s Portrait Paintings

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Oil

E.B. Taylor - Mid 20th Century Oil, Portrait of a Lady
Located in Corsham, GB
A fine and expressive oil painting by E.B. Taylor, depicting a seated lady in a pale yellow dress. The sitter assumes a stern position, with crossed arms, gazing away from the viewer...
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20th Century Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Framed` Early 20th Century Oil - Portrait of a Jovial Man
Located in Corsham, GB
A quaint miniature depicting a jovial man in medival attire. The artwork is well presented in a wood frame with molded detailing. On Brass.
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20th Century Portrait Paintings

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Oil

"Inca and Coya" Celestial Portrait of Two Women, Oil Painting, Mid 20th Century
By Homero Herrera
Located in San Francisco, CA
This mid 20th century oil on masonite portrait of two women entitled "Inca and Coya" is signed by Homero Herrera. Unframed.
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Mid-20th Century Modern Portrait Paintings

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Masonite, Oil

Mid 20th Century "Musicians" Original Oil Painting
Located in San Francisco, CA
Mid 20th Century "Musicians" Original Oil Painting Fine oil portrait of two musicians One flute player, one drummer Original oil on linen over board Dimensions 31" wide x 40.5" h...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Portrait Paintings

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Oil

"Modernist Man's Portrait" Mid-20th Century Spanish Oil Painting on Canvas
By Julio Moisés Fernández de Villasante
Located in New York, NY
A strong modernist oil painting depicted in the 1940's by Spanish painter Julio Moises. Mostly known for his abstract figures on canvas, this piece is a wonderful representation of h...
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1940s Modern Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Vintage Jesus of Nazareth Original Oil Portrait 20th Century
Located in San Francisco, CA
Vintage Jesus of Nazareth Original Oil Portrait 20th Century Framed oil portrait Original oil on panel Dimensions 8.5" wide x 8.5" high The frame measures 18" wide x 18" high No...
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20th Century Portrait Paintings

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Oil, Panel

Margaret McClean - 20th Century Oil, Portrait on Blue
Located in Corsham, GB
A portrait of a man wearing a blue polka-dot bow tie sat against a blue background. Presented in a substantial painted and distressed frame with a linen slip. Signed to the lower-lef...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Oil

James Scrase - 20th Century Oil, Portrait of a Man
Located in Corsham, GB
A portrait of a man dressed in a suit and tie. Presented in a grey, black, and gold painted wooden frame with a linen and gilt-effect inner edge. Signed to the lower-left edge. On bo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Oil

20th Century Oil - Portrait of a Woman in Pink
Located in Corsham, GB
A striking portrait of a woman wearing a pink shirt, large hoop earrings, and a flamboyant hat. Presented in a dark-blue painted wooden frame. There is another painting to the revers...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Bess Defries Brady - Early 20th Century Oil, Portrait of a Boy
Located in Corsham, GB
A highly accomplished and colourful portrait of a boy. The fluidity of the background and the sitter's collar contrast with his fixed gaze, all painted with quick and energetic brush...
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20th Century Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Rabbi In Prayer, Early 20th Century Oil Painting
By S. Sieberger
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Samuel Seiberger, (Seeberger) was a known artist and post-card designer who lived in Paris and was active circa 1900-1940. He was arrested for being a Jew when the Germans occupied P...
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Early 20th Century Modern Portrait Paintings

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Oil

R. Peters - Mid 20th Century Oil, Portrait of a Woman in a Beret
Located in Corsham, GB
A wonderful portrait of a middle aged woman wearing a beret, purple scarf and dark overcoat. This truly exquisite head study is completed in muted tones, with layers of paint built u...
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20th Century Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Early 20th Century American Portrait
Located in San Francisco, CA
Incredibly realistic and charming early 20th century oval portrait of a young child. Oil on board signed and dated top left. Cannot make out signature. Date looks to be 1915. Wonderf...
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Early 20th Century Realist Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Arthur Spooner (1873-1962) - Mid 20th Century Oil, Portrait of a Man
By Arthur Spooner
Located in Corsham, GB
A charming oil portrait of a man in Spooner's typical style with characteristic brushwork, dressed in a smart shirt. Provenance: Bonhams, The Chester Sale, 13 Jun 2021. Unsigned. On ...
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20th Century Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Portrait of a Rabbi Early 20th C. Judaica Painting
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Genre: Classic Subject: Portrait Medium: Oil Surface: Canvas Dimensions: 20.25" x 17.25" Dimensions w/Frame: 25.75" x 22.75"
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Early 20th Century Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Untitled, Rabbi Smiling, Judaic Oil Painting, Early 20th Century
By Konstanty Szewczenko
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Konstanty Swewczenko (1910-1991), signed oil Judaica Oil Painting, Polish, c.1960 Konstantin Shevchenko studied at the Institute of Fine Arts in Warsaw in the years 1927 - 1928. Th...
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20th Century Realist Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Gustave Cherie (b.1908) - Mid 20th Century Oil, Portrait of a Parisian Beauty
Located in Corsham, GB
Well presented in a gilt effect frame. Signed. On canvas on stretchers.
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20th Century Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Arthur Spooner (1873-1962) - Mid 20th Century Oil, Portrait of a Man
By Arthur Spooner
Located in Corsham, GB
A charming oil portrait of a man dressed in an unfinished shirt. On the reverse is a note with the provenance. Unsigned. On board.
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20th Century Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Raul Gutierrez (b.1935) - Fine 20th Century Oil, Portrait of a Victorian Lady
By Raul Gutierrez
Located in Corsham, GB
Sulis Fine Art is proud to present this very fine portrait of a Victorian lady, by the American artist Raul Gutierrez (b.1935). The artist has composed the subject squarely, but at a...
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20th Century Realist Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Peter Collins ARCA - Framed Mid 20th Century Oil, Portrait of a Woman
By Peter Collins ARCA
Located in Corsham, GB
A wonderful portrait study by the British artist Peter Collins. Here the artist has captured a beautiful young woman with red hair and blue eyes. She is dressed in a blue lace top an...
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20th Century Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Elderly Rabbi 20th Century Judaica Portrait
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
The artist depicts the portrait of an older Rabbi from a profile view in the manner of Samuel Rothbort. The artist's brush work is expressive, while the subject matter has a high deg...
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20th Century Expressionist Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

20th Century Original French Expressionist Oil Painting Abstract Face
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Original oil painting by P. Valetti (French, second half 20th century) oil on canvas, unframed size: 24 x 19.75 inches condition: very good provenance: from the artists estate, Franc...
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20th Century Abstract Expressionist Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

J. Forst - A Pair of Early 20th Century Miniature Oil Portraits of Fishermen
Located in Corsham, GB
A charming pair of miniature portrait paintings depicting fishermen drinking and smoking pipes. Both artworks are identical in size and have plaques inscribed 'J. Forst' although the...
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Early 20th Century Victorian Portrait Paintings

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Oil, Board

20th Century Original Expressionist Oil Painting - Quirky Abstract Face
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Original oil painting by P. Valetti (French, second half 20th century) oil on canvas, unframed size: 26 x 19.5 inches condition: very good provenance: from the artists estate, France...
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20th Century Abstract Expressionist Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

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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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