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New York City Street Scene Painting by Leading British Contemporary Artist
By Angela Wakefield
Located in Preston, GB
New York City Street Scene Painting by leading British Contemporary Artist, Angela Wakefield. Art measures 24 x 12 inches Frame measure 28 x 16 inches Angela Wakefield has twice be...
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2010s Realist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Paint, Mixed Media, Oil, Acrylic, Board

Green Paymaster
By Bradford J. Salamon
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Green Pay Master, 2019, 20 x 18 inches, oil on canvas (framed) BRADFORD J. SALAMON: PAINT WHAT YOU KNOW, HOW YOU KNOW IT By Peter Frank Artists, traditionally, are known by their s...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Realist Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

14th Street (Photo-Realist Oil Painting of Classic NYC Brick Building)
By Richard Britell
Located in Hudson, NY
Photo-realist oil painting of a classic brick building exterior in New York City 28 x 50 inches, oil on canvas painting Wire backing for easy hanging Unframed with white painted sid...
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2010s Photorealist Still-life Paintings

Materials

Linen, Oil, Wood Panel

Red Square (Photo-Realist Oil Painting of NYC Red Brick Building, Framed)
By Richard Britell
Located in Hudson, NY
Photo-realist oil painting of classic red brick building exterior in New York City Oil on linen mounted on panel in a handmade walnut frame 11.25 x 10 x 2 inches framed Wire backing...
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2010s Photorealist Still-life Paintings

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Linen, Oil, Wood Panel

Six Windows, Myrtle Ave (Photo-Realist Oil Painting of Classic NYC Red Building)
By Richard Britell
Located in Hudson, NY
Photo-realist oil painting of a classic red brick building exterior in New York City Oil on linen mounted on panel in a handmade walnut frame 10 x 27 x 2 inches framed Wire backing ...
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2010s Photorealist Still-life Paintings

Materials

Oil, Wood Panel

14th St. & 7th Ave (Photo-Realist Oil Painting of Classic NYC Red Building)
By Richard Britell
Located in Hudson, NY
Photo-realist oil painting of a classic sienna red colored stone building exterior in New York City Oil on linen mounted on panel in a handmade walnut frame 10 x 9 x 2 inches framed...
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2010s Photorealist Still-life Paintings

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Linen, Oil, Wood Panel

Madison Street (Photo-Realist Still Life Painting of NYC Red Brick Building)
By Richard Britell
Located in Hudson, NY
Photo-realist oil painting of a red brick building on Madison Street in Manhattan's Lower East Side. oil on wood in artist made dark wood frame 10 x 8 inches This contemporary, rea...
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2010s Photorealist Still-life Paintings

Materials

Oil, Wood Panel

"Canal Twilight" Oil Painting of Venice
By Tom Swimm
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Glowing lights and warm golds, lavenders and blues of the rippling water highlight this inviting Venetian night scene. "Canal Twilight," an exceptional example of Tom Swimm's enhan...
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2010s American Realist Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Brooklyn Through the Trees: Modern, Realist New York City Landscape Painting
By Patty Neal
Located in Hudson, NY
Realist New York City landscape painting as seen through the branches of a dark green tree “Brooklyn Through Trees”, painted by Patty Neal in 2019 18" X 24" oil on panel Ready to ha...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil, Wood Panel

"Amalfi Coast Nocturne" Oil Painting of Italy
By Tom Swimm
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Glowing lights and warm purple, lavenders and golds of the rippling water highlight this inviting Italian night scene. "Amalfi Coast Nocturne," an exceptional example of Tom Swimm'...
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2010s American Realist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil

"Harbor Twins" Boats With Colorful Water Reflections Oil Painting
By Tom Swimm
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Rippling water reflections in lavender and gold contrast with the brilliant sunset hues over docked boats in "Harbor Twins," a quintessential example of Tom Swimm's enhanced realis...
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2010s American Realist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil

"Morning Mist" Lakeside Dock With Water Reflections Oil Painting
By Tom Swimm
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
"Morning Mist," with rippling water reflections of the morning light on a lake is a quintessential example of Tom Swimm's enhanced realism. This colorful oil painting exhibits all of...
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2010s American Realist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil

"Sand & Shadows" California Coastal Oil Painting With Atmospheric Light
By Tom Swimm
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Atmospheric shadows contrasts with the brilliant sunlight over a sandy beach and vegetation in "Sand & Shadows" a stunning example of Tom Swimm's enhanced realism. This colorful oi...
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2010s American Realist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil

"Warm Night In Portofino" Oil Painting by Tom Swimm
By Tom Swimm
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Glowing lights and warm purple and lavenders highlight this inviting Italian night scene, "Warm Night In Portofino," a superb example of Tom Swimm's enhanced realism. This colorful...
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2010s American Realist Landscape Paintings

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Oil

"Sunlight On The Mission" Colorful California Scene Oil Painting
By Tom Swimm
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Strong shadows contrast with the lush colors of a classic California scene at a Mission, a quintessential example of Tom Swimm's enhanced realism. This colorful oil painting exhibi...
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2010s American Realist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil

Peeled Lemon On The Table - Classic Style Oil Painting by Cornelis Le Mair
By Cornelis Le Mair
Located in Nuenen, Noord Brabant
This Painting is measured without frame, in it's frame it measures 75 x 67 cm Cornelis le Mair (Eindhoven, July 3rd 1944) is a Dutch painter. As a child, Le Mair already developed a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Realist Still-life Paintings

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Oil

Lovers / oil on wood - twin sisters conjoined surreal two heads
By Chikako Okada
Located in Burlingame, CA
'Lovers' a mysterious and fascinating portrayal of a women with two heads and singular body draped in an intricately painted multicolored kimono. The scene includes interior architec...
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21st Century and Contemporary Realist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Wood, Oil

Glow 2 by Erin Cone, oil on canvas, modern realism, contemporary portrait
By Erin Cone
Located in Dallas, TX
Known for her bold visionary take on figurative realism, Erin Cone has twice been recognized in the national art press as one of the top young emerging artists in the country. After ...
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2010s Realist Portrait Paintings

Materials

Oil, Canvas

So Long / oil on wood - contemporary portrait woman red and bold
By Chikako Okada
Located in Burlingame, CA
'So Long' a mysterious and fascinating portrayal of a young women standing inside of a ring of red flowers, in front of a heavy velvet gold and red drape, that is falling on either ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Realist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Wood, Oil

Party / oil on canvas - 12 x 12 inches
By Mimi Jensen
Located in Burlingame, CA
Glorious and fun small still life celebration where color, in blue, green, pink and gold, reigns. In excellent condition. Signed and titled by artist.. Mimi Jensen uses bold colors...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Realist Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Surprise / oil on canvas - 30 x 30 inches
By Mimi Jensen
Located in Burlingame, CA
Glorious and fun still life celebration where color in blue, green, pink and gold reigns. In excellent condition. Signed and titled by artist.. Mimi Jensen uses bold colors to depi...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Realist Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Pepper Party / oil on canvas - still life with food
By Mimi Jensen
Located in Burlingame, CA
Glorious fun with food in this bold and colorful still life celebration where green, red, orange and yellow reigns, in this chili pepper scene from highly collectible American realis...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Realist Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Sunset
By Karen Darbinyan
Located in Granada Hills, CA
Artist: Karen Darbinyan Work: Original Oil Painting, Handmade Artwork, One of a Kind Medium: Oil on Linen, Year: 2019 Style: Classic Art, Impressionism, Subject: Sunset, Size: 19.5"...
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2010s Realist Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

  • Sunset
  • Sunset
H 19.5 in. W 27.5 in. D 0.8 in.
Western Corral Scene with Cow Boys on Horses
By Jack Baker
Located in Houston, TX
Western corral scene with two cowboys on horses. Painting is signed by the artist in the right corner. Framed in a gold frame. Dimensions without frame: H 30 in. x W 40 in. Artist...
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20th Century Realist Landscape Paintings

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Oil

[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Fencer with Dog
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
Oil on canvas Signed in red, u.l. This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Price includes framing. “Bruce Sargeant is a mythic figure in the modern art moveme...
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21st Century and Contemporary Realist Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Two Boys with a Dog
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
Oil on canvas Signed in red, u.l. This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Price includes framing. “Bruce Sargeant is a mythic figure in the modern art moveme...
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21st Century and Contemporary Realist Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Edgar Robinson, Physical Culturalist, c. 1931
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
Oil on canvas Signed in black, u.l. This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Price includes framing. “Bruce Sargeant is a mythic figure in the modern art move...
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21st Century and Contemporary Realist Portrait Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

TIGERS
By Ron Balaban
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed on front by the artist. Canvas is stretched. Artwork is in excellent condition. Certificate of Authenticity included. All reasonable offer...
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Late 20th Century Realist Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

  • TIGERS
  • TIGERS
H 20 in. W 24 in.
A Pair of Pheasants in a Sussex Landscape
By Alfred Oliver
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Alfred Oliver, British (1886 - 1921) Title: A Pair of Pheasants in Sussex Landscape Year: circa 1910 Medium: Oil on Canvas, signed l.r. Size: 24 x 18 in. (60.96 x 45.72 cm) F...
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1910s Realist Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Two Men on Ropes
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
Oil on canvas Signed in black, l.l. This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Price includes framing. “Bruce Sargeant is a mythic figure in the modern art move...
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21st Century and Contemporary Realist Portrait Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Man with Towel
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
Oil on canvas Signed in red, u.l. This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Price includes framing. “Bruce Sargeant is a mythic figure in the modern art moveme...
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21st Century and Contemporary Realist Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Irises
By Rachel Personett
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Painted from life, a grouping of irises stand tall against a black backdrop. A classical painting subject and style, with a fresh and intriguing touch. Rachel Personett was born in ...
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2010s American Realist Still-life Paintings

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Oil, Panel

  • Irises
  • Irises
  • Irises
  • Irises
H 20 in. W 16 in. D 2 in.
Gala
By Anthony Ackrill
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
A beautifully executed, super-sized, trompe l'oeil oil painting of a gala apple with several levels of irony. A plump, bright, fresh apple, painted hyper realistically. The vibrant ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Realist Still-life Paintings

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Oil, Wood Panel

  • Gala
  • Gala
  • Gala
  • Gala
H 48 in. W 48 in. D 3 in.
Hutong in the Peak of Autumn
By Zhang Guo Ning
Located in Central Hong Kong, HK
The artist is a Beijing native whose family owned one of such "siheyuan” (courtyard houses) for four generations, until it was demolished in 2001. Since then, Zhang has been passiona...
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2010s Realist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

  • Hutong in the Peak of Autumn
  • Hutong in the Peak of Autumn
  • Hutong in the Peak of Autumn
  • Hutong in the Peak of Autumn
H 19.69 in. W 23.63 in. D 0.04 in.
AFC Blue
By Wendy Chidester
Located in Boston, MA
Oil on canvas, 2019 Signed on the front and back Framed This is an original work of art by the artist Wendy Chidester. These original paintings extend the artist’s on-going fascinat...
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2010s Realist Still-life Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

  • AFC Blue
  • AFC Blue
  • AFC Blue
  • AFC Blue
H 45 in. W 40 in. D 1.75 in.
Red Rider
By Wendy Chidester
Located in Boston, MA
Oil on canvas, 2019 Signed on the front and back Framed This is an original work of art by the artist Wendy Chidester. These original paintings extend the artist’s on-going fascinat...
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2010s Realist Still-life Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

  • Red Rider
  • Red Rider
  • Red Rider
  • Red Rider
H 45 in. W 40 in. D 1.75 in.
Green One Cent
By Wendy Chidester
Located in Boston, MA
Oil on canvas, 2018 Signed on the front and back Framed This is an original work of art by the artist Wendy Chidester. These original paintings extend the artist’s on-going fascinat...
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2010s Realist Still-life Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

  • Green One Cent
  • Green One Cent
H 22 in. W 20 in. D 1.75 in.
Purple Five Cents
By Wendy Chidester
Located in Boston, MA
Oil on canvas, 2018 Signed on the front and back Framed This is an original work of art by the artist Wendy Chidester. These original paintings extend the artist’s on-going fascinat...
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2010s Realist Still-life Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

  • Purple Five Cents
  • Purple Five Cents
H 22 in. W 20 in. D 1.75 in.
The World on Film
By Wendy Chidester
Located in Boston, MA
Oil on canvas, 2018 Signed on the front and back Framed This is an original work of art by the artist Wendy Chidester. These original paintings extend the artist’s on-going fascinat...
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2010s Realist Still-life Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

  • The World on Film
  • The World on Film
H 45 in. W 40 in. D 1.75 in.
Ford Gum-ball
By Wendy Chidester
Located in Boston, MA
Oil on canvas, 2019 Signed on the front and back Framed This is an original work of art by the artist Wendy Chidester. These original paintings extend the artist’s on-going fascinat...
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2010s Realist Still-life Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

  • Ford Gum-ball
  • Ford Gum-ball
  • Ford Gum-ball
  • Ford Gum-ball
H 22 in. W 20 in. D 1.75 in.
Heart 2
By Otto Duecker
Located in Boston, MA
Oil on Panel, 2018 Signed on back by artist 9 x 9 inches Framed Otto Duecker is known for his Hyperrealist renderings of floating fruit, still lifes and his near photographic oil pa...
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2010s Realist Still-life Paintings

Materials

Oil, Panel

Heart 2
H 7 in. W 7 in. D 2.25 in.
ATARI 2600
By Catherine Kaleel
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
36 x 48 inches oil on wood panel About Catherine Kaleel Catherine Kaleel (Los Angeles) paints with nostalgia, a potent medium that tugs at the heart and makes the viewer yearn for...
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2010s Realist Still-life Paintings

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Oil, Wood Panel

Vocho Viejo #30
By Scott Duce
Located in Boston, MA
Oil on panel, 2017 Signed on back by the artist Framed (9.25 x 9.25 x 1.25) Scott Duce’s work is included in many corporate, museum, and private collections. Notable collections inc...
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2010s Realist Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Vocho Viejo #30
H 8 in. W 8 in. D 1.25 in.
Vocho Viejo #27
By Scott Duce
Located in Boston, MA
Oil on panel, 2017 Signed on back by the artist Framed (9.25 x 9.25 x 1.25) Scott Duce’s work is included in many corporate, museum, and private collections. Notable collections inc...
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2010s Realist Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Vocho Viejo #27
H 8 in. W 8 in. D 1.25 in.
Vocho Viejo #31
By Scott Duce
Located in Boston, MA
Oil on panel, 2017 Signed on back by the artist Framed (9.25 x 9.25 x 1.25) Scott Duce’s work is included in many corporate, museum, and private collections. Notable collections inc...
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2010s Realist Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Vocho Viejo #31
H 8 in. W 8 in. D 1.25 in.
Vocho Viejo #17
By Scott Duce
Located in Boston, MA
Oil on panel, 2017 Signed on back by the artist Framed (9.25 x 9.25 x 1.25) Scott Duce’s work is included in many corporate, museum, and private collections. Notable collections inc...
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2010s Realist Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Vocho Viejo #17
H 8 in. W 8 in. D 1.25 in.
Mid century Realist Oil Painting of Jesus and Mary Magdelene signed
Located in FR
Jesus and Mary Magdelene Oil Painting Modernist indistinctly signed M....... dated 1955 Dedicated on the reverse and dated 10/4/56 signed Maurice Unusual find Good vintage condition ...
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Mid-20th Century Realist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Quimper Bowl & Black Grapes" Realist Still Life Oil Painting on Wood Panel
By Bert Beirne
Located in New York, NY
A luminous still life that borrows themes from Dutch 17th Century Masters, we are drawn to the very details that Beirne captures effortlessly. The subdued, yet boldness of the colors...
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20th Century Realist Still-life Paintings

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Oil, Wood Panel

Juicy Oyster, Oil Painting
By Kristine Kainer
Located in San Francisco, CA
<p>Artist Comments<br />This little gem of the sea was recently served to me. Fresh from the waters of Galveston, Texas, I had to immortalize its luscious beauty prior to devouring ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Realist Still-life Paintings

Materials

Oil

Antique Boston Oil Painting Portrait of a Young Woman by William W. Churchill
By William Worcester Churchill
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique Boston school oil painting of a young woman by William Worcester Churchill (1858 - 1926). Label and titled verso, "Fiammetta". Oil on canvas, circa 1905. Signed. Display...
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Early 1900s Realist Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Nymph Of Rila Lakes - Oil Nude Painting Colors Pale Black White Grey Blue Green
By Lyubena Fox
Located in Sofia, BG
"Nymph Of Rila Lakes" oil on canvas 21x49 cm unframed 44x72 cm with frame Among the favorite places of the artist, the Rila lakes are located very high up in the mountains. Con...
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2010s Realist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Quimper Creamer, Red Grapes & Cloth" Still Life Oil Painting on Wood Panel
By Bert Beirne
Located in New York, NY
A luminous still life that borrows themes from Dutch 17th Century Masters, we are drawn to the very details that Beirne captures effortlessly. The subdued, yet boldness of the colors...
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20th Century Realist Still-life Paintings

Materials

Oil, Wood Panel

"Quimper Creamer & Sugar with Cherries" Still Life Oil Painting on Wood Panel
By Bert Beirne
Located in New York, NY
A luminous still life that borrows themes from Dutch 17th Century Masters, we are drawn to the very details that Beirne captures effortlessly. The subdued, yet boldness of the colors...
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20th Century Realist Still-life Paintings

Materials

Oil, Wood Panel

"Tea Pot with Lemon, Black Grapes and Raspberries" Still Life Oil Painting
By Bert Beirne
Located in New York, NY
A luminous still life that borrows themes from Dutch 17th Century Masters, we are drawn to the very details that Beirne captures effortlessly. The subdued, yet boldness of the colors...
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20th Century Realist Still-life Paintings

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Oil, Wood Panel

Moonlight Impressionistic Beach Ocean Seascape Painting by Michael Budden
By Michael Budden
Located in Chesterfield, NJ
Dressed in Silver, an original oil painting on panel by award winning contemporary artist Michael Budden that showcases a beautiful moonlit evening and a couple on the jetty enjoyabl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Realist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil

Contemporary Bold and Vibrant Landscape painting 'Summer View' by Rosa Canto
By Rosa Canto
Located in Shrewsbury, Shropshire
'Summer View' by Rosa Canto is a Contemporary Bold Landscape painting. Rosa Canto was born in Alicante, Spain where she still resides. Her artistic studies began at the Fine Arts Sc...
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20th Century Realist Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Original Painting of Sweden Norway Fjord Landscape by Danish Landscape Artist
By Jens Christian Bennedsen
Located in Preston, GB
Original Painting of Sweden Norway Fjord Landscape by Danish Landscape Artist. Art measures 27 x 23 inches Frame measures 33 x 29 inches An oil painting of an idyllic Scandinavian...
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Early 20th Century Realist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Paint, Cotton Canvas, Oil, Canvas

Magic Realism Cityscape
By Virginia Cuthbert
Located in Buffalo, NY
An original modern oil on canvas Magic Realist painting by American female regionalist Virginia Cuthbert. Virginia Cuthbert was born in 1908 in West Newton, Pennsylvania. She was a ...
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1930s American Realist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Mid Century Portrait of Lisa Mi Hamlin
By Abel Warshawsky
Located in Soquel, CA
Realistic portrait of Lisa Mi Hamlin by Abel Warshawsky (American, 1863 - 1962). Image, 36"L x 30"W. Lisa Mi is the daughter of the artist Roy Hamlin. Born in Sharon, Pennsylvania ...
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1960s Realist Portrait Paintings

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Masonite, Oil

White Flowers
By Karoly Mozer
Located in Westport, CT
Represented by George Billis' Gallery, NYC & LA --Primarily a figurative painter, Karoly Mozer has painted these beautiful flowers in an emotional composition.
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2010s Realist Still-life Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

  • White Flowers
  • White Flowers
H 24 in. W 24 in.
  • 1
  • ...

Realist Oil Paintings For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, there are several options of realist oil paintings available for sale. Today, if you’re looking for Abstract editions of these works and are unable to find the perfect match for your home, our selection also includes Photorealist. These items have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Realist oil paintings available on 1stDibs span a range of colors that includes gray, black, brown, beige and more. There have been many well-done artworks of this subject over the years, but those made by Michael Budden, Chloe Hedden, Willard Dixon, Tom Swimm and Su Yu are often thought to be among the most beautiful. The range of these distinct pieces — often created in paint, oil paint and fabric — can elevate any room of your home. Not every interior allows for large iterations of these items, so small realist oil paintings measuring 0.8 inches across are available.

How Much are Realist Oil Paintings?

The average selling price for realist oil paintings we offer is $3,200, while they’re typically $75 on the low end and $1,020,000 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Paintings for You

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?

On 1stDibs, you’ll find an expansive collection of paintings and other fine art for your home or office. Browse abstract paintings, portrait paintings, paintings by popular artists and more today.

Questions About Realist Oil Paintings
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    While there is no consensus for the world's most realistic painting, there are many artists who are exploring hyperrealism, an extension of photorealism that evokes the illusion of photography and photographic images. Well-known hyperrealists include Jason de Graaf, Gustavo Silva Nuñez, Simon Hennessey and Carole Feuerman.

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In Christopher Spitzmiller’s New York Homes, His Love of Dogs Is on Full Display

The ceramist, designer and gentleman farmer tells us about the collection of antique dog art he has spread across a New York City apartment and a Greek Revival farmhouse in the Hudson Valley.

This Hypnotic Yayoi Kusama Collage Seems to Reach beyond the Canvas

This Hypnotic Yayoi Kusama Collage Seems to Reach beyond the Canvas

In Repetition GL.A, polka-dotted protuberances rise from a surface of rippling net. Here’s what makes the piece so rare.

In the Late Hung Liu’s Historical Portraits, Layers of Joy and Struggle Are Exposed

In the Late Hung Liu’s Historical Portraits, Layers of Joy and Struggle Are Exposed

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Art associations are known for their glitzy fairs, but these organizations do a ton of work behind the scenes to help gallerists and collectors. Here, the heads of five major art associations give us the rundown of what they do.

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

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The early-20th-century Swedish abstractionist took artistic cues from spiritualist writings and occult practices. Now, 21st-century creators are taking cues from her.