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Robert Herrmann

"Library" Mid 20th Century Precisionism Cubist Realism Modernism Architectural
Located in New York, NY
. Robert Herrmann hid his paintings from the public for over 40 years. In fact, nothing is known of his
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1960s Modern Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil, Board

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"Times Square" Mid 20th Century 1937 Modernism Broadway Drawing NYC Cityscape
Located in New York, NY
"Times Square" Mid 20th Century 1937 Modernism Broadway Drawing NYC Cityscape Philip Goodwin (20th Century) "Times Square," 23 ½ x 17 ¼ inches. Gouache on paper. Signed and dated ’3...
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1930s American Modern Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Gouache

Winter Fun — Mid-century Modernism, Central Park, New York City
By Louis Lozowick
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
Louis Lozowick, 'Winter Fun', lithograph, 1940, edition 20, 250 (1941). Flint 188. Signed in pencil, with the artist’s monogram in the stone, lower left. A superb, finely nuanced im...
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1940s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

"NYC Subway" American Modernism Scene WPA Mid-Century Realism Cityscape Transit
By Max Arthur Cohn
Located in New York, NY
"NYC Subway" American Modernism Scene WPA Mid-Century Realism Cityscape Transit. 26 x 28 inches. Oil on canvas, c. 1940s. Signed lower left. Hand carved frame. Max Arthur Cohn (190...
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1940s American Modern Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"Tully Lumber Mill, Orange, Massachusetts, " Dorothy Eaton, WPA Factory Rural
Located in New York, NY
Dorothy Eaton Tully Lumber Mill, Orange, Massachusetts, 1935 Signed and dated lower right Oil on canvas 17 1/2 x 23 1/2 inches Dorothy Eaton was born in East Orange, New Jersey in 1...
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1930s American Realist Landscape Paintings

Materials

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"Rail Yard" Urban Industrial WPA American Scene Drawing NYC Mid-Century
By Joseph Solman
Located in New York, NY
"Rail Yard" Urban Industrial WPA American Scene Drawing NYC Mid-Century. Initialed "JS" upper right Solman was a pivotal figure in the development of 20th century American art. He ...
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1930s American Modern Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Gouache

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Fruit Milk Shade
By Shaan Syed
Located in New York, NY
) - $1,500 Shaan Syed, 37, is a Canadian artist currently living and working in London. David Roberts Art
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2010s Contemporary More Prints

Materials

Paper, Screen

Sport Leisure War
By Shaan Syed
Located in New York, NY
) - $1,500 Shaan Syed, 37, is a Canadian artist currently living and working in London. David Roberts Art
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2010s Contemporary More Prints

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The Head-Cutter at the British Circus Imperator, Devil magic poster c. 1915
Located in Chicago, IL
arts throughout history, magicians such as Robert Heller, Alexander Herrmann, and Harry Kellar embraced
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1910s Art Nouveau Prints and Multiples

Materials

Lithograph

Hell at the British Circus Music-Hall Imperator, Devil magic poster c. 1915
Located in Chicago, IL
, magicians such as Robert Heller, Alexander Herrmann, and Harry Kellar embraced the allegorical use of devil
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1910s Art Nouveau Prints and Multiples

Materials

Lithograph

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Pursued in the 1960s and ’70s, largely by Pop artists drawn to its associations with mass production, advertising, packaging and seriality, as well as those challenging the primacy of the Abstract Expressionist brushstroke, printmaking was embraced in the 1980s by painters and conceptual artists ranging from David Salle and Elizabeth Murray to Adrian Piper and Sherrie Levine.

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