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"Crashing Surf off the Headlands" Sears Gallagher, realism, watercolor, seascape
By Sears Gallagher
Located in Wiscasset, ME
Painter and etcher Sears Gallagher was born in Boston in 1869. Gallagher studied in Boston with Samuel Peter Rolt Triscott in the 1880s as well as at the Parisian Académie Julian in ...
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Early 20th Century Realist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

"Traveler's Refreshment," Albert Bellows, 19th c landscape, watercolor, realism
By Albert Fitch Bellows
Located in Wiscasset, ME
Born in Milford, Massachusetts in 1829, Hudson River School artist Albert Fitch Bellows began his career as a student of architecture and was a principal at the New England School of...
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19th Century Realist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

"Manhattan Bridge" NYC American Scene Modernism Watercolor WPA Urban Realism
By Reginald Marsh
Located in New York, NY
Reginald Marsh "Manhattan Bridge" NYC American Scene Modernism Watercolor WPA Urban Realism, 20 x 14 inches. Watercolor and pencil on paper, 1938. Signed lower right. Housed in a stu...
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1930s American Modern Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor, Pencil

"Revelry," Clément Pruche, watercolor, figurative, realism, mid-19th century
By Clément Pruche
Located in Wiscasset, ME
Born in Paris in 1811, 19th century painter, lithographer and caricaturist Clément Pruche studied under French master Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867). Pruche began publishi...
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Mid-19th Century Realist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

"Gathering at the Anchor Inn" Frederick James Havell, watercolor, realism, 1830s
Located in Wiscasset, ME
Born in Reading, Berkshire, England in 1801, artist Frederick James Havell's family included notable engravers, etchers and painters, as well as writers, publishers, educators and mu...
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1830s Realist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Elsewhere, figure, collage, disrupted realism
By Audrey Anastasi
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paper paint magazine paper, charcoal, collage These collages were created first in the presence of a live model, working quickly, in charcoal and pastel, and again, later, alone in ...
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2010s Assemblage Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal, Archival Paper, Magazine Paper

"Animated Discourse" WPA Mid-Century American Scene Modernism Realism Figurative
Located in New York, NY
"Animated Discourse" WPA Mid-Century American Scene Modernism Realism Figurative. Chris Ritter (American, 1906 – 1976) "Animated Discourse," 19 x 24 (sight). Watercolor on paper. Si...
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1940s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Pelargonium #4, Floral, Richard de Bas paper, realism, botanical
By Agnes Murray
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Watercolor on handmade Richard de Bas "fleurs" paper Agnes Murray has an extensive exhibition history and she is represented in both private and public collections. Ms. Murray is a p...
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2010s American Realist Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Archival Paper, Handmade Paper

Strike Breakers — social realism, Great Depression
By Daniel Ralph Celentano
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
Daniel Ralph Celentano, Untitled (Strike Breakers) pencil, c. 1934. Signed, lower right. A fine, social-realist drawing, on cream wove paper, with margins (1 1/2 to 2 1/2 inches), in...
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1930s American Realist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil

Pelargonium #3, Floral, Richard de Bas paper, realism, botanical
By Agnes Murray
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Watercolor on handmade Richard de Bas "fleurs" paper Agnes Murray has an extensive exhibition history and she is represented in both private and public collections. Ms. Murray is a p...
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2010s American Realist Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Archival Paper, Handmade Paper

New Yorker Illustration Mid-Century Modern Realism American Scene "Antique Shop"
Located in New York, NY
New Yorker Illustration Mid-Century Modern Realism American Scene "Antique Shop" Arthur Getz (1913-1996) "Antique Shop," 13 x 10 inches. Watercolor and ink on paper, c. 1950s. Signe...
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1950s American Realist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Watercolor, Paper

Draft 4 - Polish Young Art, Realism, Drawing, Woman, Monochromatic
By Aleksandra Kalisz
Located in Warsaw, PL
ALEKSANDRA KALISZ Born in Gdynia in 1992. She currently lives and works in Portugal. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk in the studio of Professor Maciej Swieszews...
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2010s Photorealist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Pencil

Draft 6 - Polish Young Art, Realism, Drawing, Woman, Monochromatic
By Aleksandra Kalisz
Located in Warsaw, PL
ALEKSANDRA KALISZ Born in Gdynia in 1992. She currently lives and works in Portugal. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk in the studio of Professor Maciej Swieszews...
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2010s Photorealist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Pencil

Draft 1 - Polish Young Art, Realism, Drawing, Woman, Monochromatic
By Aleksandra Kalisz
Located in Warsaw, PL
ALEKSANDRA KALISZ Born in Gdynia in 1992. She currently lives and works in Portugal. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk in the studio of Professor Maciej Swieszews...
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2010s Photorealist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Pencil

Smokestack, bright color masks urban setting romantic realism
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
*ABOUT Stephen Basso Stephen Basso's highly original pastels and oil paintings are romantic, yet thought provoking fantasies. His whimsical works are alive with boundless imagina...
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Early 2000s Neo-Expressionist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Pastel, Archival Paper

Draft 3 - Polish Young Art, Realism, Drawing, Woman, Monochromatic
By Aleksandra Kalisz
Located in Warsaw, PL
ALEKSANDRA KALISZ Born in Gdynia in 1992. She currently lives and works in Portugal. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk in the studio of Professor Maciej Swieszews...
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2010s Photorealist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Pencil

Draft 2 - Polish Young Art, Realism, Drawing, Woman, Monochromatic
By Aleksandra Kalisz
Located in Warsaw, PL
ALEKSANDRA KALISZ Born in Gdynia in 1992. She currently lives and works in Portugal. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk in the studio of Professor Maciej Swieszews...
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2010s Photorealist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Pencil

Draft 5 - Polish Young Art, Realism, Drawing, Woman, Monochromatic
By Aleksandra Kalisz
Located in Warsaw, PL
ALEKSANDRA KALISZ Born in Gdynia in 1992. She currently lives and works in Portugal. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk in the studio of Professor Maciej Swieszews...
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2010s Photorealist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Pencil

Vermeer Tapestry, collage with classical elements, disrupted realism
By Audrey Anastasi
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paper paint charcoal collage fabric These collages were created first in the presence of a live model, working quickly, in charcoal and pastel, and again, later, alone in the studio...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal, Archival Paper, Magazine Paper

A wash - Contemporary tempera painting, Young art, Realism, Interior, Female
Located in Warsaw, PL
ANNA WARDĘGA Studies at Painting Departament at Academy of Fine Art in Cracow, Poland. She's dealing with easel painting, wall painting as well as drawing. Finalist of Competition fo...
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2010s Minimalist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Canvas, Egg Tempera

Winter landscape - XX century, Pastel figurative, Blue tones, Realism
Located in Warsaw, PL
Pastel on paper, 2000. EDMUND MUC - Master of Fine Arts, specialized in sculpting. Lecturer at Fine Arts Departament of Jan Długosz Academy in Częstochowa (Poland).
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2010s Other Art Style Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Pastel, Cardboard

Red Birch, disrupted realism, nature, woman, muted reds, mystery
By Audrey Anastasi
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paper paint charcoal collage Paper charcoal collage These collages were created first in the presence of a live model, working quickly, in charcoal and pastel, and again, later, alon...
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2010s Assemblage Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Magazine Paper, Charcoal, Acrylic, Archival Paper

A journey - Contemporary tempera painting, Young art, Realism, Warm colors
Located in Warsaw, PL
ANNA WARDĘGA Studies at Painting Departament at Academy of Fine Art in Cracow, Poland. She's dealing with easel painting, wall painting as well as drawing. Finalist of Competition fo...
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2010s Minimalist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Canvas, Egg Tempera

Exquisite 1906 Graphite Drawing - High Realism Portrait of a Man
Located in Corsham, GB
A stunning, highly detailed Edwardian portrait of a gentleman. The handling of the graphite is exquisite and obviously the work of a highly skilled draughtsman. The portrait is dated...
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20th Century Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Graphite

Exquisite 1906 Graphite Drawing - High Realism Portrait of a Man
Located in Corsham, GB
A stunning, highly detailed Edwardian portrait of a gentleman. The handling of the graphite is exquisite and obviously the work of a highly skilled draughtsman. The portrait is dated...
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20th Century Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Graphite

"Edge Event XXVII", Figurative, Graphite, Drawing, Canvas, Horses, Realism
By Joseph Piccillo
Located in St. Louis, MO
Joseph Piccillo’s meticulous charcoal and graphite drawings and paintings reveal an exquisite draftsmanship tempered by emotional sensitivity. Piccillo presents an action-based assem...
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1980s Realist Animal Drawings and Watercolors

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Canvas, Charcoal, Graphite

'Portrait of a Young Woman', 19th Century Academic Realism
By Mary Gunn
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
A compelling and period mid-19th century portrait of a young woman with braided hair, wearing a shawl and shown three-quarters on. Signed lower right, "Mary Gunn" (American, 19th cen...
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Late 19th Century Naturalistic Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Charcoal, Graphite

Children 7 - Expressionism, Figurative Drawing, Black And White, Realism, Boat
By Julita Malinowska
Located in Salzburg, AT
Artodyssey "Julita Malinowska's paintings belong to those, which once seen - are never forgotten. The open spaces, sometimes cool and bright, at other times heavily saturated with co...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Charcoal

Children 6 - Contemporary Figurative Drawing, Black And White, Realism, Beach
By Julita Malinowska
Located in Salzburg, AT
Artodyssey "Julita Malinowska's paintings belong to those, which once seen - are never forgotten. The open spaces, sometimes cool and bright, at other times heavily saturated with co...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Charcoal

GOAT WITH ORANGE COLOR, animal, portrait, drawing, charcoal, photo-realism
By Patricia Traub
Located in New York, NY
Original drawing by Patricia Traub.
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2010s Contemporary Animal Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Chalk, Charcoal, Pastel, Graphite

Children 13 - Contemporary Figurative Drawing, Black And White, Realism, Boat
By Julita Malinowska
Located in Salzburg, AT
Artodyssey "Julita Malinowska's paintings belong to those, which once seen - are never forgotten. The open spaces, sometimes cool and bright, at other times heavily saturated with co...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Charcoal

Green Girl with Tattoo, patterns, collage, disrupted realism, mixed media
By Audrey Anastasi
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paper paint charcoal collage Paper charcoal collage These multi-media collages were created first in the presence of a live model, working quickly, in charcoal and pastel, and again,...
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2010s Neo-Expressionist Nude Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Charcoal

Children 11 - Contemporary Figurative Drawing, Black And White, Realism, Boat
By Julita Malinowska
Located in Salzburg, AT
Artodyssey "Julita Malinowska's paintings belong to those, which once seen - are never forgotten. The open spaces, sometimes cool and bright, at other times heavily saturated with co...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Charcoal

WIDE, hyper-realism, shadows, dark background, graphite drawing
By Eric Wert
Located in New York, NY
Eric Wert's flowers, fruits, and vegetables are the stuff of a florist's or farmer's perfection-objects of incomparable beauty, hyperrealistic, radiant, and arranged in a tumult that...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Graphite

Framed English 1906 Graphite Drawing - High Realism Portrait of a Man
Located in Corsham, GB
A stunning, highly detailed Edwardian portrait of a gentleman. The handling of the graphite is exquisite and obviously the work of a highly skilled draughtsman. The portrait is dated...
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Early 1900s Realist Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Graphite

"Bus Stop" Latin Art Social Realism Europe WPA Figurative Transportation Modern
Located in New York, NY
Signed and dated "1942" lower right Born Joseph Carl Meffert in Germany, he befriended Käthe Kollwitz and Otto Nagel in Berlin in the 1930s. Thanks to their support, Meffert produce...
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1940s Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Gouache, Board

"Houseboat" WPA Depression Era American Scene Modernism Realism Work on Paper
By Daniel Ralph Celentano
Located in New York, NY
"Houseboat" WPA Depression Era American Scene Modernism Realism Work on Paper . Daniel Celentano (1902-1980) "Houseboat," 7 x 10 inches. Ink on paper, c. 1930s. Provenance: Janet Ma...
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1930s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Ink

Klimt Tattoo, disrupted realism charcoal acrylic on Strathmore paper red, tan
By Audrey Anastasi
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Charcoal, acrylic mixed media As a feminist artist, Audrey Anastasi's first commitment is to painting other women, the human face, and figure. Whether working with figurative descri...
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2010s Neo-Expressionist Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Acrylic, Archival Paper, Charcoal

"Subway Riders" NYC Drawing WPA Modern Modernism Social Realism 20th Century
By Bernard Gussow
Located in New York, NY
"Subway Riders" NYC Drawing WPA Modern Modernism Social Realism 20th Century. Bernard Gussow (1881 – 1957) "Subway Riders," 16 x 15 inches. Watercolor on paper, c. 1930s. Signed low...
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1930s American Realist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Pastel, Paper

MOURNING DOVE AND NEST WITH WHITE STRING, charcoal drawing, bird, photo-realism
By Patricia Traub
Located in New York, NY
Original drawing by Patricia Traub
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2010s Contemporary Animal Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Chalk, Charcoal, Pastel, Graphite

The thoughtful girl on the sofa, WPA American Modernism Realism 1920 drawing
By Guy Pène Du Bois
Located in Norwich, GB
A gorgeous rendition of a stylish yet thoughtful young woman with a typical 20s Bob haircut, seated on a sofa. It is an original drawing by Guy Pène du Bois, the American modernist m...
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1920s American Realist Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Carbon Pencil

GIANT, black and white, hyper-realism, monochrome, cactus, still-life, succulent
By Eric Wert
Located in New York, NY
Eric Wert's flowers, fruits, and vegetables are the stuff of a florist's or farmer's perfection-objects of incomparable beauty, hyperrealistic, radiant, and arranged in a tumult that...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Graphite

LAGUNA BEACH STUDY, coastline, waterscape, wave hitting rock, photo-realism
Located in New York, NY
An oil study of a beach scene by Todd Kenyon. When you look at Todd Kenyon's paintings, the obvious adjective to describe them is realistic, perhaps even ultra-realistic because, in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Drawings and Watercolor Paint...

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Archival Paper, Oil

Isolation Blues contemporary social realism dark humor topical art man cat
By Stephen Basso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
pastel on toned paper signed bottom left
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2010s Expressionist Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Paper, Pastel

Pail, Boulders, Stream -American Realism
By Gregory Sumida
Located in San Francisco, CA
This evocative watercolor painting is a landscape, but also a still life in the sense that the viewer is gazing at a scene, but also at the objects within the scene. There is a medit...
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1970s American Realist Landscape Paintings

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Watercolor

JKOR REFLECTIONS, Contemporary Realism, Resin, Nature, Water
By Susan Goldsmith
Located in New York, NY
With gloved fingers, artist Susan Goldsmith builds up her images, alternating layers of resin, thinned (thus translucent) paint, and other mediums. Many painters use light to help de...
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2010s Contemporary Mixed Media

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Silver

Breakout, Contemporary Realism, Resin, Landscape, Bird, Everglades
By Susan Goldsmith
Located in New York, NY
With gloved fingers, artist Susan Goldsmith builds up her images, alternating layers of resin, thinned (thus translucent) paint, and other mediums. Many painters use light to help de...
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2010s Realist Mixed Media

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Gold Leaf

Nani Ulu (8 Panels), Contemporary Realism, Nature, Breadfruit, Resin,
By Susan Goldsmith
Located in New York, NY
With gloved fingers, artist Susan Goldsmith builds up her images, alternating layers of resin, thinned (thus translucent) paint, and other mediums. The title, Nani Ulu, is a referenc...
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2010s Contemporary Mixed Media

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Gold Leaf

Autumn Sampling I (Diptych), Contemporary Realism, Nature, Resin, Trees
By Susan Goldsmith
Located in New York, NY
With gloved fingers, artist Susan Goldsmith builds up her images, alternating layers of resin, thinned (thus translucent) paint, and other mediums. This treetop view is from the Seat...
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2010s Contemporary Paintings

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Gold Leaf

Autumn Blaze, Contemporary Realism, Resin, Nature, Tree, Orange
By Susan Goldsmith
Located in New York, NY
With gloved fingers, artist Susan Goldsmith builds up her images, alternating layers of resin, thinned (thus translucent) paint, and other mediums. Many painters use light to help de...
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2010s Contemporary Mixed Media

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Gold Leaf

Cherry Reverie, Mixed Media, Resin, Contemporary Realism, Nature, Pink
By Susan Goldsmith
Located in New York, NY
With gloved fingers, artist Susan Goldsmith builds up her images, alternating layers of resin, thinned (thus translucent) paint, and other mediums. Many painters use light to help de...
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2010s Contemporary Mixed Media

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Silver

THE FALLS, planks of wood, hyper-realism, natural colors
By Susan Goldsmith
Located in New York, NY
With gloved fingers, artist Susan Goldsmith builds up her images, alternating layers of resin, thinned (thus translucent) paint, and other mediums. Many painters use light to help de...
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2010s Contemporary Mixed Media

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Silver

'Any Day in America', Social Realism, Beat Generation, Allen Ginsberg
By Ron Croci
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed lower right, "Croci" for Ron Croci (American, born 1945), and painted circa 1970. A substantial, Social Realist, figural watercolor showing a view of an urban, rust-belt land...
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1970s Realist Figurative Paintings

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Watercolor, Handmade Paper

Autumn Sampling II (Diptych), Contemporary Realism, Resin, Nature, Trees
By Susan Goldsmith
Located in New York, NY
With gloved fingers, artist Susan Goldsmith builds up her images, alternating layers of resin, thinned (thus translucent) paint, and other mediums. This treetop view is from the Seat...
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2010s Contemporary Paintings

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Gold Leaf

NECTAR HUMMING V.3, red flowers, portrait of bird, hyper-realism, white
By Susan Goldsmith
Located in New York, NY
With gloved fingers, artist Susan Goldsmith builds up her images, alternating layers of resin, thinned (thus translucent) paint, and other mediums. Many painters use light to help de...
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2010s Contemporary Mixed Media

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Mixed Media, Acrylic, Watercolor, Digital Pigment

Rosemary - watercolor, portrait, infant, realism, Vienna, mid 20th century
Located in Wien, AT
Silvia Koller (1898-1963) was an Austrian graphic artist and painter, daughter of the well-known painter Broncia Koller-Pinell. Her parents' home in Oberwaltersdorf (Lower Austria) w...
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Mid-20th Century Realist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Local Realism
By Langdon Graves
Located in Brooklyn, NY
In 2015, Graves began a body of work inspired by ghost stories told to her by her Grandmother throughout her childhood. The tales included deceased family member sightings and the mo...
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2010s Surrealist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Graphite, Mylar, Pastel

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Lion et Lionnes - Realism, Animal Drawing, Work on Paper, Mid 19th Century
By Rosa Bonheur
Located in London, GB
Rosa Bonheur (French, 1822-1899) Lion et Lionnes, n.d Watercolor on paper Signed lower right: 'Rosa Bonheur'. Artist's studio stamp on verso 53 by 52 cm. Provenance - Private Colle...
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Mid-19th Century Realist Animal Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Courtney Incognito 032. Portrait gauache painting. Paparazzi style cool realism
Located in Granbury, TX
Courtney Incognito 032 by Courtney Miles, 2008. Original gouache and graphite on paper. 11 x 8 inches Unframed Brunette with blue top. Courtney Miles originally did 100 works for ...
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Early 2000s Realist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Gouache, Graphite

Agatha, Pen Drawing on Canvas, Black & White, Lingerie, Realism, Signed, Framed
Located in New York, NY
Artwork dimensions 31” in Diameter, Framed. Gallery label, signed on verso by artist, includes a certificate of authenticity. Dara Vandor received a BA from McGill in Art History. ...
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2010s Contemporary Nude Drawings and Watercolors

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Canvas, Felt Pen, Pen

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The average selling price for a realism watercolor we offer is $2,085, while they’re typically $306 on the low end and $44,000 for the highest priced.