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UNION SQUARE Depression Era Oil Painting WPA Realism American Scene Realism NYC
Located in New York, NY
UNION SQUARE Depression Era Oil Painting WPA Realism American Scene Realism NYC Jo Cain (1904 – 2003) "Union Square," 24 x 36 inches. Oil on canvas, c.1940s, Signed lower center. A...
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1940s American Realist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

BOWERY Oil Painting WPA American Scene Modernist Historical Art Provincetown NYC
By William Freed
Located in New York, NY
BOWERY Oil Painting WPA American Scene Modernist Historical Art Provincetown NYC. William Freed oil on canvas Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed first became acquainted in 1932 when...
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1930s American Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Seated Man Portrait, Large Modernist Oil Painting WPA Artist
By Nahum Tschacbasov
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Nahum Tschacbasov was born in Baku, in the southeast of Russia. When he was eight years old, he came to America, where his family settled in Chicago. His career, spanning more than ...
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1940s Modern Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

New York City Tenement Building Oil Painting Wpa Era
By Dorothy Grotz
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
American Woman Artist Born in Philadelphia Studied: Berlin Univ., 1929; Columbia University. (M.S., 1945); ASL, 1947. Exhibited: Columbia Univ. Avery Library, NYC 1950; Van Diemen ...
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20th Century Modern Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Paris City Scene, Portrait Oil Painting WPA Era 1940s
By Maurice Kish
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Genre: Modern Subject: French Paris Scene Medium: Oil Surface: Canvas Country: United States The imagery of Maurice Kish (1895-1987), whether factories or carousels, reliably subver...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Organ Grinder with Parrot Modern Judaica Oil Painting WPA Jewish artist
By Maurice Kish
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Genre: Modern Subject: Organ grinder with parrot Medium: Oil Surface: Board, size includes artist decorated frame Country: United States The imagery of Maurice Kish (1895-1987), wh...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Proud Chimney Sweep Modern Judaica Shtetl Oil Painting WPA Jewish artist
By Maurice Kish
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Genre: Modern Subject: Klezmer Musicians Medium: Oil Surface: Board, size includes artist decorated frame Country: United States The imagery of Maurice Kish (1895-1987), whether fa...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Three Klezmer Musicians Modern Judaica Shtetl Oil Painting WPA Jewish artist
By Maurice Kish
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Genre: Modern Subject: Klezmer Musicians Medium: Oil Surface: Board, size includes artist decorated frame without frame 16X12 Country: United States The imagery of Maurice Kish (189...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Polish Born Boston Expressionist Oil Painting WPA Artist Colorful Modern Woman
By Josef Presser
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Portrait of a modernist lady or a harlequin. Emigrating to Boston in 1913 from Lublin, Poland with his Russian-Jewish parents, Presser was admitted in 1921 at age 12 to the Boston M...
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Mid-20th Century Expressionist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Board

Whimsical Judaica Shtetl Shadchan Matchmaker Oil Painting WPA Jewish Folk Artist
By Maurice Kish
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Genre: Modern Subject: Fiddler on the roof, Shtetl matchmaker Medium: Oil Surface: Board, size includes artist decorated frame Country: United States The imagery of Maurice Kish (18...
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Mid-20th Century Folk Art Figurative Paintings

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Board, Oil

Bathers at the Quarry 1940s American Modernist Oil Painting WPA era
By Theresa Berney Loew
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Swimmers and sun tanners at the local watering hole. Her birth name was Theresa Berney. At the time of her passing she was known as Theresa Loew. Birth place: Baltimore artist, blo...
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1940s American Modern Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Board

The Storm, Modern Oil Painting WPA Jewish artist (War Allegory, Refugees)
By Maurice Kish
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Genre: Modern Subject: ship on a stormy sea Medium: Oil Surface: Canvas Country: United States The imagery of Maurice Kish (1895-1987), whether factories or carousels, reliably subv...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Landscape Paintings

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Oil

The Preacher Rabbi "Der Maggid" Judaica Oil Painting WPA Jewish artist
By Maurice Kish
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Genre: Modern Subject: Hasidic Rabbi preaching in Synagogue Medium: Oil Surface: Board, size includes artist decorated frame Country: United States The imagery of Maurice Kish (189...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Figurative Paintings

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Board, Oil

"Arcturus, Helsing" Modern Oil Painting WPA American Scene Denver Historical Art
By Eve Drewelowe
Located in New York, NY
"Arcturus, Helsingfors," 19 x 16 inches, oil on canvas, signed, titled and dated 1935, 33/30C lower right. Provenance: Acquired from the personal collection of Jim Elkind (Lost City...
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1930s American Modern Paintings

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Oil

Fiddler on the Roof Modern Judaica Shtetl Oil Painting WPA Jewish artist
By Maurice Kish
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Genre: Modern Subject: Fiddler on the roof Medium: Oil Surface: Board, size includes artist decorated frame Country: United States The imagery of Maurice Kish (1895-1987), whether f...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Around East River, NYC Bridge, City Scene Oil Painting WPA Era 1940s
By Maurice Kish
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Genre: Modern Subject: Marine Landscape Medium: Oil Surface: Canvas Country: United States Dimensions w/Frame: 20.5" x 24.5" The imagery of Maurice Kish (1895-1987), whether factori...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Large Modernist Ben Benn Still Life with Fruit Bowl Oil Painting WPA Artist
By Ben Benn
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
The Wooden Fruit Bowl" on a striped tablecloth or blanket. This painting was featured on the postcard that accompanied the show at Madison Gallery and this painting illustrated the r...
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Mid-20th Century Post-Impressionist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Dance of the In laws Wedding Scene Judaica Shtetl Oil Painting WPA Jewish Artist
By Maurice Kish
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Genre: Modern Subject: Jewish Wedding Mechutanim Medium: Oil Surface: Board, size includes artist decorated frame Country: United States The imagery of Maurice Kish (1895-1987), whe...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Modernist Family Outing with Dog (Picnic in the Park) Ben Benn Oil Painting WPA
By Ben Benn
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Genre: Modern Subject: People Medium: Acrylic Surface: Canvas Country: United States Dimensions: 20" x 24" Scene of a family leisurely gathering together in a park to picnic and e...
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Mid-20th Century Expressionist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Geometric Abstract American Oil WPA Color Field Abstraction Modern Non Objective
By August Mosca
Located in New York, NY
Geometric Abstract American Oil Painting WPA Color Field Abstraction Modern Non Objective. August Mosca was born in Naples, Italy on August 19, 1909. He and his family emigrated to ...
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1930s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

W.P.A. Style Painting, Science, Politics Industry 1940s-1950s, Oil on Board
By WPA
Located in Buffalo, NY
Amazing W.P.A. style painting, trip-tic depicting science, politics industry, worker's, 1940s-1950s. Oil on board, measuring: 52" x 32". Attention to details. Unfortunately not signe...
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Vintage 1940s American Folk Art Paintings

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Wood, Paint

WPA Period American Modernist Realism Oil Painting
By Samuel David Lev-Landau
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Painter, New York, N.Y. Samuel David Lev-Landau was born in Warsaw, Poland and emigrated to the United States. Trained at the Graphic Sketch Club, Philadelphia and studied with Sol W...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Landscape Paintings

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Oil

American Regionalist WPA Period Industrial Worker Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique American modernist portrait painting of an industrial worker. Oil on canvas, circa 1925. Signed lower right "Maurice Lee". Displayed in a giltwood frame. Image, 14"L x 18"H.
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1930s Modern Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Clown, Modernist Oil Painting on Board WPA Artist
By Maurice Kish
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
This portrait of a clown by Maurice Kish is part from a series of carnival figures, circus clowns and carousel horses and riders that he did in the 30s and 40s. The artist uses a vib...
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Early 20th Century Modern Portrait Paintings

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Oil, Board

WPA Period "Coastal Village" American Modernist Realism Oil Painting
By Samuel David Lev-Landau
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Signed and titled in Yiddish verso. Painter, New York, N.Y. Samuel David Lev-Landau was born in Warsaw, Poland and emigrated to the United States. Trained at the Graphic Sketch Clu...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Abstract Expressionist Oil Painting Modern Monoprint WPA Jewish Artist
By Louis Wolchonok
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Louis Wolchonok was a social realist painter and member of the Woodstock Art Association. His work was exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the National Academy of Design...
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20th Century Modern Abstract Paintings

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Paper, Oil

20th Century Oil WPA Style Oil Painting Urban Landscape c.1950
Located in San Francisco, CA
20th Century Oil WPA Style Oil Painting Oil on board. Approximately 20" wide x 16" high. The frame is approximately 24" wide x 20" high. Signed in the lower right corner. Good v...
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Mid-20th Century American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Board

Vintage WPA Style Oil Painting
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Incredibly charming WPA style oil painting on board. New frame. Unknown artist and origin. The board shows some warping but is stabile and in great condition otherwise.
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20th Century English Paintings

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Paint

  • Vintage WPA Style Oil Painting
  • Vintage WPA Style Oil Painting
  • Vintage WPA Style Oil Painting
  • Vintage WPA Style Oil Painting
H 34 in. W 48.5 in. D 2 in.
Dennis Burlingame, WPA Era, Circus Sideshow "SnakeCharmer" Original Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique American modernist painting of a circus by Dennis Meighan Burlingame (1901 - 1964). Oil on canvas, circa 1935. Signed on verso. Displayed in a period modern frame. Image...
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1930s Modern Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Abstract Expressionist Oil Painting Modern Pastel Monoprint WPA Jewish Artist
By Louis Wolchonok
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Louis Wolchonok was a social realist painter and member of the Woodstock Art Association. His work was exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the National Academy of Design...
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20th Century Modern Abstract Paintings

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Paper, Oil

Abstract Expressionist Oil Painting Modern Pastel Monoprint WPA Jewish Artist
By Louis Wolchonok
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Louis Wolchonok was a social realist painter and member of the Woodstock Art Association. His work was exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the National Academy of Design...
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20th Century Modern Abstract Paintings

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Oil, Paper

Rare Polish American 1930s Oil Painting Painting WPA Russian Babushka Jewish Art
By Abram Tromka
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Abram Tromka was born May 1, 1896 in Poland. At the age of seven he immigrated with his family to the United States, settling in New York City. It was on the boat coming to New York ...
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1930s American Modern Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Board

Judaica Rabbi Portrait Oil Painting American WPA Abstract Expressionist Artist
By Morris Shulman
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Born in Savannah, Georgia in 1912, abstract expressionist painter Morris Shulman studied at the National Academy of Design, Art Students League and Hans Hofmann School of Art in New ...
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1940s American Modern Portrait Paintings

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Encaustic, Oil, Board

Modernist Oil Painting the Shop Window NYC 1940s WPA era
By Maurice Becker
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
the Shop Window New York City, 1940s 17.75X25 sight size. Maurice Becker (1889–1975) was a radical political artist best known for his work in the 1910s and 1920s for such publica...
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Early 20th Century Ashcan School Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Board

Antique American Modernist WPA Female Portrait Interior Exhibited Oil Painting
By Anatol Shulkin
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique American modernist interior portrait oil painting. Oil on board, circa 1930. Unsigned. Displayed in a period modernist frame. Exhibition provenance verso. Image size, 25"L ...
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Early 20th Century Modern Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Early Abstract Expressionist Oil Painting Monoprint WPA Jewish Artist
By Louis Wolchonok
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Louis Wolchonok was a social realist painter and member of the Woodstock Art Association. His work was exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the National Academy of Design...
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20th Century Modern Abstract Paintings

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Paper, Gouache

Post Impressionist Oil Painting Seated Girl William Meyerowitz NYC WPA Artist
By William Meyerowitz
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Post Impressionist oil painting "Full Length Portrait of a Young Girl Seated" Oil on panel Hand signed lower right Sight 27 x 13 inches framed to 30 1/2 x 16 inches (overall) Will...
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1930s American Modern Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Board

FLIGHT American Futurism Modernism Scene WPA Mid-Century Oil Painting Realism
By Daniel Ralph Celentano
Located in New York, NY
FLIGHT American Futurism Modernism Scene WPA Mid-Century Oil Painting Realism Daniel Celentano (1902-1980) "Flight," 26 x 26 inches. Oil on canvas, c. 1940s. Signed lower right. Ori...
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1940s American Modern Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

American Modernist Oil Painting Gestural Landscape WPA Artist Group of 10
By Ben-Zion Weinman
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Born in 1897, Ben-Zion Weinman celebrated his European Jewish heritage in his visual works as a sculptor, painter, and printmaker. Influenced by Spinoza, Knut Hamsun, and Wladyslaw R...
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Mid-20th Century Expressionist Figurative Paintings

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Wood Panel, Oil

Antique American Ashcan School Social Realist WPA Signed Southern Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique American modernist ashcan school oil painting by David Syrop. Oil on canvas, circa 1925. Signed. Displayed in a giltwood frame. Image, 20"L x 24"H.
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1920s Modern Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

New York City Tenement Family Modernist WPA Era Oil Painting Wolins
By Joseph Wolins
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Subject: American Family Medium: Oil Surface: Canvas Country: United States In this painting, Joseph Wolins uses vibrant and complimentary colors and broken brushwork. Joseph Wo...
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20th Century American Modern Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

WPA Magic Realism Oil Painting National Gallery MOMA Thornberg Female 1930's
Located in Buffalo, NY
An original oil on canvas by WPA era artist Cleo Sara Thornberg whose work is represented in the collections of the National Gallery, The MOMA, and The National Gallery. This utterl...
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1930s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

1946 WPA Ohio Artist Russel Limbach American Colonial Home Oil Painting
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Painting, Architectural study. Colonial style house with green shutters. Signed lower left "R. Limbach 1946". 22 1/2" high, 26" wide, sight 18 1/2" high, 22" wide. Artist informati...
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1940s American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Board

Antique American WPA Ashcan School Modernist Cityscape Regional NY Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique American modernist cityscape oil painting. Oil on canvas, circa 1930. Signed. Displayed in a period frame. Image, 20"L x 16"H.
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1930s Modern Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Male Nude Beach Walk WPA NYC Modernist Landscape Signed Original Oil Painting
By Rosario Urbino Gerbino
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique American modernist landscape by Rosario Urbino Gerbino (1900 - 1972). Oil on canvas, circa 1936. Signed. Image size 20L x 24H. Housed in a period modern frame.
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1930s Modern Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Large Modernist Oil Painting 1940s, Judaica Hasidic Shtetl Wagon Driver WPA Era
By Emanuel Glicenstein Romano
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Genre: Modern Subject: Landscape with figure of horse, driver and wagon Medium: Oil Surface: wood Board EMANUEL ROMANO Rome, Italy, b. 1897, d. 1984 Emanuel Glicen Romano was born...
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1930s American Modern Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Board

Vintage New York City Street Scene WPA Woman Walking Portrait Oil Painting
By Grace Elizabeth Mallon
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage modernist cityscape oil painting with a young woman walking. Oil on board, circa 1956. Signed. Image size, 12L x 16H. Housed in a wood frame.
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1950s Modern Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Rare Self Portrait Oil Painting Polish, Ecole D'Paris, WPA, Bezalel School
By Jacques (Jakub) Zucker
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Signed self portrait. Jacques Zucker was born in 1900 in Radom, Poland. He was a notably famous Jewish American artist mostly known for his expressionist figure paintings. In his you...
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20th Century Modern Figurative Paintings

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Paper, Oil

Antique American WPA Social Realism Portrait Return From War Signed Oil Painting
By Leon Kroll
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique American social realist portrait oil painting. Oil on canvas, circa 1940. Signed. Displayed in a period giltwood frame. Image, 20"L x 16"H.
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1940s Modern Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Antique Modernist New York City Downtown Street Scene Original WPA Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique American modernist cityscape painting. Oil on board, circa 1940. Signed only on the back. Displayed in a period frame. Image, 20"L x 16"H.
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1930s Modern Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Itzhak Holtz (Judaica Master) Oil Painting Portrait John Sloan Ashcan Artist WPA
By Itshak Holtz
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Oil Painting Portrait of Ashcan Artist John Sloan. Signed I. Holtz. The youngest of four children, Holtz was born and spent his early childhood in Skierniewice, Poland, a small town ...
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1940s Realist Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Tree Lined Park Path Oil Painting Ecole D'Paris WPA Bezalel Artist
By Jacques Zucker
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Jacques Zucker was born in 1900 in Radom, Poland. He was a notably famous Jewish American artist mostly known for his expressionist figure paintings. In his young years he traveled t...
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Mid-20th Century Post-Impressionist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Antique American Modernist WPA Ashcan Staten Island Ferry Ride 1920 Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique American modernist ashcan oil painting of the Staten Island ferry by Hugh Lauren Mills (mid 20th century). Oil on board, circa 1920. Signed. Displayed in a period modern fra...
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1920s Modern Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

American Modernist Oil Painting Nude Male on Beach WPA Artist Group of 10
By Ben-Zion Weinman
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Born in 1897, Ben-Zion Weinman celebrated his European Jewish heritage in his visual works as a sculptor, painter, and printmaker. Influenced by Spinoza, Knut Hamsun, and Wladyslaw R...
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Mid-20th Century Expressionist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Board

Woman in Salon French Interior Oil Painting Ecole D'Paris, WPA, Bezalel Artist
By Jacques Zucker
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Jacques Zucker was born in 1900 in Radom, Poland. He was a notably famous Jewish American artist mostly known for his expressionist figure paintings. In his young years he traveled ...
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20th Century Post-Impressionist Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Modernist Oil Painting Social Realist Kids and Cat in Red Wagon WPA Style
By Paul Zimmerman
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Oil on artist's board, 20th century, signed Paul Zimmerman Reminiscent of the Mid Century Social Realist and WPA works of Ben Shahn this captures a group of tenement children of mixe...
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Mid-20th Century American Realist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Board

Modernist Floral Oil Painting Roses, Flowers in Vase WPA Artist Nicolai Cikovsky
By Nicolai Cikovsky
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
framed: 23 x 19.75 image: 15.5 x 11.5 Nicolai S. (Nicola) Cikovsky (1894 - 1984) was active/lived in New York / Russian Federation. Nicolai Cikovsky is known for Shore landscape,...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

'Couple Dancing', American Folk Art Figural Oil, WPA era
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed indistinctly, lower right, and painted circa 1935. A strongly animated, vertically stacked figurative painting filled with compressed energy and an atmosphere of psychologic...
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1940s Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Board

Circus Elephants American Modernism WPA Regionalism Mid-Century Modern Oil
Located in New York, NY
Circus Elephants American Modernism WPA Regionalism Mid-Century Modern Oil Not much is known about Marco de Marco, but just look at this wonderful image; elephants at the circus fro...
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1930s American Modern Animal Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Large Framed WPA Industrial Oil on Board Factory Painting
Located in Dallas, TX
Art deco styled machine age representation of floating river-island factory.
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20th Century American Art Deco Paintings

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Oil Painting Wpa For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the oil painting wpa you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. There are many Modern, Abstract and Post-Impressionist versions of these works for sale. You’re likely to find the perfect oil painting wpa among the distinctive items we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 19th Century as well as those made as recently as the 21st Century. When looking for the right oil painting wpa for your space, you can search on 1stDibs by color — popular works were created in bold and neutral palettes with elements of brown, gray, black and blue. There have been many interesting oil painting wpa examples over the years, but those made by Maurice Kish, Louis Wolchonok, Jacques Zucker, Joseph Solman and Joseph Wolins are often thought to be among the most thought-provoking. These artworks were handmade with extraordinary care, with artists most often working in paint, oil paint and fabric.

How Much is a Oil Painting Wpa?

An oil painting wpa can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price for items in our inventory is $3,675, while the lowest priced sells for $375 and the highest can go for as much as $95,000.

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Painting is an art form that has spanned innumerable cultures, with artists using the medium to tell stories, explore and communicate ideas and express themselves. To bring antique and vintage paintings into your home is to celebrate and share in the long tradition of this discipline.

When we look at paintings, particularly those that originated in the past, we learn about history, other cultures and countries of the world. Like every other work of art, paintings — whether they are contemporary creations or works that were made during the 19th century — can often help us clearly see and understand the world around us in a meaningful and interesting way. Cave walls were the canvases for what were arguably the world’s first landscape paintings, which depict natural scenery through art. Portrait paintings and drawings, which, along with sculpture, were how someone’s appearance was recorded prior to the advent of photography, are at least as old as Ancient Egypt. In the Netherlands, landscapes were a major theme for painters as early as the 1500s. Later, artists in Greece, Rome and elsewhere created vast wall paintings to decorate stately homes, churches and tombs. Today, creating a wall of art is a wonderful way to enhance your space, showcase beautiful pieces and tie an interior design together.

No matter your preference, whether you favor Post-Impressionist paintings, animal paintings, Surrealism, Pop art or another movement or specific period, arranging art on a blank wall allows you to evoke emotions in a room while also showing off your tastes and interests. A symmetrical wall arrangement may comprise a grid of four to six pieces or, for an odd number of works, a horizontal row. Asymmetrical arrangements, which may be small clusters of art or large, salon-style gallery walls, have a more collected and eclectic feel. Download the 1stDibs app, which includes a handy “View on Wall” feature that allows you to see how a particular artwork will look on a particular wall, and read about how to arrange wall art. And if you’re searching for the perfect palette for your interior design project, what better place to turn than to the art world’s masters of color?

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The Hilma af Klint Effect: How the Future-Forward Painter Inspires Artists Today

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