Skip to main content

Philippe Lepatre

Mid-Century Abstract Oil on Canvas. Composition in Blue.
Located in Cotignac, FR
Mid-century oil on canvas, composition in blue, by Romanian/French artist Philippe Lepatre. The
Category

Mid-20th Century Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Mid Century 'Composition II', Lyrical Abstract Oil on Canvas.
Located in Cotignac, FR
Mid-century oil on canvas, " Composition ii " by Romanian/French artist Philippe Lepatre. The work
Category

Mid-20th Century Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

People Also Browsed

Mid Century Modern Abstract Painting by Rene Leidner, France (1921-2004)
By René Leidner
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Mid Century Abstract Painting by Rene Leidner, France (1921-2004) titled "Le Mannequin" 1991 René Leidner work has been offered at auction multiple times. Among his creations, the...
Category

20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Paintings

Materials

Canvas

Mid-Century Abstract Painting by Charles Maussion
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-century abstract expressionist oil painting by Charles Maussion. The energetic vibrancy of the piece is balanced by its smoky, woody palette of grays and ochres. Dynamic yet sere...
Category

Antique Early 1900s French Edwardian Paintings

Materials

Paint

Midcentury Abstract Painting by Arnold Taraborrelli
By Arnold Taraborrelli
Located in Atlanta, GA
Midcentury abstract painting by Arnold Taraborrelli, American, circa 1959. It is entitled "Break-Away" and is executed in gouache on artist board and retains it's original frame. Tar...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

Materials

Glass, Wood, Paint

Mid Century Modern Abstract Painting 1960s, Brown Moon Vibrant Green Tones
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Mid-Century Danish Abstract Painting, Brown Moon Vibrant Green Tones, 1960s Stamped on the back, Udstillet/Kunstforeningen Kobenhavn 1966; was founded as a temporary society in 1825...
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Paintings

Materials

Paint

Mid-Century Abstract Painting, Mabel Swan
Located in Brooklyn, NY
1970's abstract oil painting on canvas, signed Mabel Swan. Please confirm item location (NY or NJ) with dealer.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Modern Paintings

Materials

Canvas

Mid-Century Abstract Painting, Mabel Swan
Mid-Century Abstract Painting, Mabel Swan
H 38.75 in W 32.75 in D 2 in
"Birch Tree in Maine, " Hudson River School Antique Landscape, White Mountains
By Harrison Bird Brown
Located in New York, NY
Harrison Bird Brown (1831 - 1915) Birch Tree in Maine, New England, 19th Century Oil on canvas 25 x 13 1/8 inches Initialed lower left Provenance: Portland International Galleries,...
Category

Late 19th Century Hudson River School Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil, Canvas

Mid Century Modern Abstract Painting by Holger Jacobsen - 1973
By Holger Jacobsen
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Mid Century Modern Abstract Painting by Holger Jacobsen - 1973 Holger Jacobsen is a Danish painter who was born in 1918. Holger Jacobsen's work has been offered at auction multiple t...
Category

20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Paintings

Materials

Canvas

Flying High, Painting, Oil on Canvas
By Trixie Pitts
Located in Yardley, PA
"Flying High" is a large strikingly dramatic black and white abstract expressionist oil painting on canvas by popular US abstract expressionists, Trixie Pitts. This ethereal and eoca...
Category

2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Oil

Mid Century Modern Abstract Painting by Flora Crockett (1892-1979)
By Flora Crockett
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Attributed to Flora Crockett (American, 1892-1979), Untitled Abstraction. Flora Crockett is a newly discovered American abstractionist whose career spanned the middle decades of th...
Category

Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

Materials

Canvas

Large Mid Century Abstract Painting by Jules Granowitter c 1950/1960's
By (after) Jackson Pollock
Located in New York, NY
Exceptional large modern art acrylic painting by listed artist Jules Granowitter, circa 1950/1960. This impressive canvas features an allover abstract festival of color and exuberant...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Pitcher with Flowers, Oil on Canvas, Gaston Sébire (1920-2001)
By Gaston Sébire 2
Located in Palm Desert, CA
This is a stunning oil on canvas by Gaston Sébire entitled, "Le Bouquet de Paquerettes", Pitcher With Flowers. Depicted is a pitcher with a handle holding what appears to be daisies ...
Category

Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Wood, Paint

1990s Signed Mario Schifano Artwork
By Mario Schifano
Located in Roma, IT
Enamel on canvas "Untitled" signature on the back. Certification by the artist is present. Archived in 1997 Monte Titano Arte General Archive of Mario Schifano's paintings n. 713/9...
Category

1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Glass, Wood

1990s Signed Mario Schifano Artwork
1990s Signed Mario Schifano Artwork
H 11.82 in W 7.88 in D 1.97 in
Streak (Modern Hudson River School Style Landscape Painting of Sunset)
By Leigh Palmer
Located in Hudson, NY
Oil on canvas 48 x 42 inches This large vertical painting of an expansive pastoral landscape was created by artist Leigh Palmer a few years after his move to the Hudson River Valley...
Category

2010s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

Materials

Linen, Oil

Large Cubist Landscape Abstract Painting Signed Jack Clark, d. 1972
Located in Peabody, MA
Mid-century abstract painting of a surreal landscape on canvas signed Jack Clark and dated 1972.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

Materials

Paint

Abstracted California Spring Landscape
Located in Soquel, CA
Lush vertical landscape by an unknown san Francisco Bay Area artist. A shadowed path leads from the bottom of the painting towards the center, pulling the viewer's eye into the fores...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Circle of Othon Friesz, Le Naufrage, Large Scale Work on Canvas
By Achille-Émile Othon Friesz
Located in Cotignac, FR
A large scale work on canvas of a seascape and figures leaving the water reminiscent in style and colour palette to the works of French artist Achille-Émile Othon Friesz. The handli...
Category

Mid-20th Century Post-Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Get Updated with New Arrivals
Save "Philippe Lepatre", and we’ll notify you when there are new listings in this category.

A Close Look at abstract Art

Beginning in the early 20th century, abstract art became a leading style of modernism. Rather than portray the world in a way that represented reality, as had been the dominating style of Western art in the previous centuries, abstract paintings, prints and sculptures are marked by a shift to geometric forms, gestural shapes and experimentation with color to express ideas, subject matter and scenes.

Although abstract art flourished in the early 1900s, propelled by movements like Fauvism and Cubism, it was rooted in the 19th century. In the 1840s, J.M.W. Turner emphasized light and motion for atmospheric paintings in which concrete details were blurred, and Paul Cézanne challenged traditional expectations of perspective in the 1890s.

Some of the earliest abstract artists — Wassily Kandinsky and Hilma af Klint — expanded on these breakthroughs while using vivid colors and forms to channel spiritual concepts. Painter Piet Mondrian, a Dutch pioneer of the art movement, explored geometric abstraction partly owing to his belief in Theosophy, which is grounded in a search for higher spiritual truths and embraces philosophers of the Renaissance period and medieval mystics. Black Square, a daringly simple 1913 work by Russian artist Kazimir Malevich, was a watershed statement on creating art that was free “from the dead weight of the real world,” as he later wrote.

Surrealism in the 1920s, led by artists such as Salvador Dalí, Meret Oppenheim and others, saw painters creating abstract pieces in order to connect to the subconscious. When Abstract Expressionism emerged in New York during the mid-20th century, it similarly centered on the process of creation, in which Helen Frankenthaler’s expressive “soak-stain” technique, Jackson Pollock’s drips of paint, and Mark Rothko’s planes of color were a radical new type of abstraction.

Conceptual art, Pop art, Hard-Edge painting and many other movements offered fresh approaches to abstraction that continued into the 21st century, with major contemporary artists now exploring it, including Anish Kapoor, Mark Bradford, El Anatsui and Julie Mehretu.

Find original abstract paintings, sculptures, prints and other art on 1stDibs.

Finding the Right abstract-paintings for You

Bring audacious experiments with color and textures to your living room, dining room or home office. Abstract paintings, large or small, will stand out in your space, encouraging conversation and introducing a museum-like atmosphere that’s welcoming and conducive to creating memorable gatherings.

Abstract art has origins in 19th-century Europe, but it came into its own as a significant movement during the 20th century. Early practitioners of abstraction included Wassily Kandinsky, although painters were exploring nonfigurative art prior to the influential Russian artist’s efforts, which were inspired by music and religion. Abstract painters endeavored to create works that didn’t focus on the outside world’s conventional subjects, and even when artists depicted realistic subjects, they worked in an abstract mode to do so.

In 1940s-era New York City, a group of painters working in the abstract mode created radical work that looked to European avant-garde artists as well as to the art of ancient cultures, prioritizing improvisation, immediacy and direct personal expression. While they were never formally affiliated with one another, we know them today as Abstract Expressionists.

The male contingent of the Abstract Expressionists, which includes Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and Robert Motherwell, is frequently cited in discussing leading figures of this internationally influential postwar art movement. However, the women of Abstract Expressionism, such as Helen Frankenthaler, Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell and others, were equally involved in the art world of the time. Sexism, family obligations and societal pressures contributed to a long history of their being overlooked, but the female Abstract Expressionists experimented vigorously, developed their own style and produced significant bodies of work.

Draw your guests into abstract oil paintings across different eras and countries of origin. On 1stDibs, you’ll find an expansive range of abstract paintings along with a guide on how to arrange your wonderful new wall art.

If you’re working with a small living space, a colorful, oversize work can create depth in a given room, but there isn’t any need to overwhelm your interior with a sprawling pièce de résistance. Colorful abstractions of any size can pop against a white wall in your living room, but if you’re working with a colored backdrop, you may wish to stick to colors that complement the decor that is already in the space. Alternatively, let your painting make a statement on its own, regardless of its surroundings, or group it, gallery-style, with other works.