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Jewish Shtetl Machers Americana Judaica Lithograph WPA Yiddish Social Realist
By William Gropper
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Hand signed in pencil and numbered with Roman numerals 8/24. A very small edition. Old Lower East Side of New York or East European Shtetl. Jewish Shtetl Peddler Merchant. humorous ...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Jewish Shtetl Peddlar Americana Judaica Lithograph WPA Yiddish Social Realist
By William Gropper
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Hand signed in pencil and numbered with Roman numerals 8/24. A very small edition. Old Lower East Side of New York or East European Shtetl. Jewish Shtetl Peddler Merchant. humorous ...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Women, Dishes, Shtetl Americana Judaica Lithograph WPA Social Realist Artist
By William Gropper
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Hand signed in pencil and numbered with Roman numerals 8/24. A very small edition. Old Lower East Side of New York or East European Shtetl. Orthodox Jewish Rabbi having a glass of t...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Jewish Shtetl Peddlar Americana Judaica Lithograph WPA Yiddish Social Realist
By William Gropper
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Hand signed in pencil and numbered with Roman numerals 8/24. A very small edition. Old Lower East Side of New York or East European Shtetl. Jewish Shtetl Peddler Merchant. humorous ...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Jewish Shtetl Peddlar Pushcart Judaica Lithograph WPA Yiddish Social Realist
By William Gropper
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Hand signed in pencil and numbered with Roman numerals 8/24. A very small edition. Old Lower East Side of New York or East European Shtetl. Jewish Shtetl Peddler Merchant. humorous ...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Jewish Shtetl Machers Americana Judaica Lithograph WPA Yiddish Social Realist
By William Gropper
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Hand signed in pencil and numbered with Roman numerals 8/24. A very small edition. Old Lower East Side of New York or East European Shtetl. Jewish Shtetl Peddler Merchant. humorous ...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Jewish Shtetl Klezmer Wedding Tanz Judaica Lithograph WPA Yiddish Social Realist
By William Gropper
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Hand signed in pencil and numbered with Roman numerals 8/24. A very small edition. Old Lower East Side of New York or East European Shtetl. Jewish Shtetl Hasidic Klezmer Musicians. ...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Jewish Shtetl Klezmer Wedding Tanz Judaica Lithograph WPA Yiddish Social Realist
By William Gropper
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Hand signed in pencil and numbered with Roman numerals 8/24. A very small edition. Old Lower East Side of New York or East European Shtetl. Jewish Shtetl Klezmer Musicians. humorous...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Rabbi, Cup of Tea, Shtetl Americana Judaica Lithograph WPA Social Realist Artist
By William Gropper
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Hand signed in pencil and numbered with Roman numerals 8/24. A very small edition. Old Lower East Side of New York or East European Shtetl. Orthodox Jewish Rabbi having a glass of t...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Aaron, American Social Realist Lithograph
By Thomas Hart Benton
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
Artist: Thomas Hart Benton (American 1889 - 1975) Title: Aaron Medium: Hand Signed Lithograph Year of Work: 1941 Edition Size: 250 Dimensions: 12.9" x 9.5" unframed, 20" x 16" Framed...
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1940s Realist Portrait Prints

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Lithograph

"Industrial Landscape," WPA Mid-Century Modern Social Realist Watercolor
By Louis Wolchonok
Located in New York, NY
Louis Wolchonok (1898 - 1973) Industrial Landscape, 1925 Watercolor on paper 22 1/4 x 16 inches Louis Wolchonok was an author of art books, etcher, painter of townscapes, landscapes...
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1920s American Modern Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Laid Paper

Social Realist Original Lithograph Advertisement Moses Soyer
By Moses Soyer
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Moses Soyer (December 25, 1899 – September 3, 1974) was an American social realist painter. Soyer was born in Borisoglebsk, Russian Empire, in 1899. His father was a Hebrew scholar, ...
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Mid-20th Century American Realist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Social Realist Lithograph Moses Soyer WPA Artist Hudled Refugees
By Moses Soyer
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Moses Soyer (December 25, 1899 – September 3, 1974) was an American social realist painter. Soyer was born in Borisoglebsk, Russian Empire, in 1899. His father was a Hebrew scholar...
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Mid-20th Century American Realist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Social Realist Street Scene Modernist Landscape Oil Painting
By Paul Zimmerman
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Oil Painting Mid 20th century, signed P. Zimmerman Reminiscent of the Mid Century Social Realist and WPA works of Ben Shahn this captures an architectural street scape. Paul Zimmerm...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Landscape Paintings

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Oil

"Black Man with Banjo," Rare Example of Social Realist Sculpture by Shearwater
By Walter Anderson
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Clearly influenced by the affectionate depictions of working Americans in the Midwest and the South by Social Realists such as Thomas Hart Benton and James Daugherty, this rare sculp...
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Vintage 1930s North American Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic

Louis Leon Ribak Oil ainting “ruby in red” Social Realist Style
By Louis Ribak 1
Located in Westport, CT
Louis Leon Ribak oil on Masonite board , title “ Ruby in Red” seated African American girl in red dress . In original frame with original label .painting size with out frame is 17.75...
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Early 20th Century American Expressionist Paintings

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Driftwood, Masonite, Paint

Social Realist GREEN STAIRS Architectural Street Scene Landscape Oil Painting
By Paul Zimmerman
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Oil on artist's board, late 20th century, signed P. Zimmerman Reminiscent of the Mid Century Social Realist and WPA works of Ben Shahn this captures an architectural street scape. P...
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Mid-20th Century American Realist Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Board

Social Realist Street Scene of Youth at Play (African American)
By Paul Zimmerman
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Oil on artist's board, late 20th century, signed "P. Zimmerman" lower right; [Sight: 8 1/2" x 20 1/2"; Frame: 12 1/2" x 25"]. Reminiscent of the Mid Century Social Realist and WPA wo...
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Mid-20th Century American Realist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Board

Ink Drawing Painting Train Lines Social Realist WPA Artist Gregorio Prestopino
By Gregorio Prestopino
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Gregorio Prestopino (1907–1984) Italian American artist. New York Figurative Expressionism. Ink on paper depicting a lone figure in the foreground walking near trains lines with a tr...
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20th Century Ashcan School Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Ink

Latin American Artist Etching Social Realist Expressionist Figurative Portrait
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Artists stamp to verso; pictured. Provenance: From the artists estate. signed with artists estate stamp. Signature: Hand signed in pencil. Expressionist figurative portrait. Oscar Mu...
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20th Century Neo-Expressionist Figurative Prints

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Etching

Latin American Artist Etching Social Realist Man on Boat
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Artists stamp to verso; pictured. Provenance: From the artists estate. signed with artists estate stamp. there is no signature. Oscar Murillo (Mexican American 1940-2017) was a promi...
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20th Century Neo-Expressionist Figurative Prints

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Etching

Judaica Pastel Portrait Rabbi Painting WPA Era Artist, Social Realist
By Bernard Gussow
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Bernard Gussow 1881 -1957 Bernard Gussow was active/lived in New York, New Jersey / Russian Federation. Bernard Gussow is known for genre, landscape, figure, interior paintings. Ber...
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1940s American Realist Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Oil Pastel

Welsh Miner.1970s Social Realist Work.Original Mixed Media Painting.Coal Mines.
By Jack Crabtree
Located in Sutton Poyntz, Dorset
This original painting by Jack Crabtree; dating from the 1970’s is presented and supplied in a sympathetic contemporary frame (which is shown in these photographs), mounted using con...
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Mid-20th Century Realist Figurative Paintings

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Mixed Media

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

"Walking the Cows" Important Social Realist Painting by Sternberg, 1944
By Charlotte Joan Sternberg
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A cross between Grant Wood and Paul Cadmus, this remarkable American regional scene painting depicts a young man in a white t-shirt walking a group of cows down a country lane with p...
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Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Paintings

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Paint

Recumbent on 11th st. NYC Drunk 1930's Social Realist Lithograph
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Lithograph printed on BFK Rives paper. Alberts, Julien (1916-1986) Painter, printmaker and graphic artist. Known primarily for his lithograph and woodcut works. Influenced by Surreal...
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1930s American Realist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Latin American Artist Etching Social Realist Expressionist Nude Figures 3Graces
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Artists stamp to verso; pictured. Provenance: From the artists estate. signed with artists estate stamp. Signature: Hand signed in pencil. Expressionist figurative portrait. Oscar Mu...
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20th Century Neo-Expressionist Figurative Prints

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Etching

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

Israeli Oil Painting Ruth Schloss Child, Doll, Wagon, Kibbutz Social Realist Art
By Ruth Schloss
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Large magnificent colorful Ruth Schloss oil painting of a child with a wagon with a doll or a baby in a carriage stroller.. Signed in Hebrew size measures 31x43 with frame , 23x35.25...
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Mid-20th Century Realist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Taming Wild Horses," WPA-Style, Early Social Realist Work by Paul Zimmerman
By Paul Zimmerman
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Full of energy and high contrasts a superb example of WPA-period painting -- this scene of two young men attempting to rein in rearing horses is an important early work by Paul Zimme...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Paint

Albert Pels, American 1910-1998 Social realist figural Portrait Oil on Canvas
By Albert Pels
Located in Hallowell, ME
Oil on canvas, signed lower right. Albert Pels was an art educator and painter of figures, genre scenes, urban and rural images, and illustration. He also did murals and worked in ...
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1980s Abstract Impressionist Figurative Paintings

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Oil

New York Social Realist Etching Cease To Do Evil Learn To Do Well WPA Artist NYC
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
18.5x15.5, 6.25 x 5 mat cut size. edition 1/6 signed and dated. Albert Sway (b.1913) Painter, illustrator, etcher, lithographer, cartoonist and teacher, Albert Sway was born in Cin...
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1960s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Etching

'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

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

Social Call, Estate Edition Photograph
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1972-Charley Weaver makes a poolside phone call under a white fringe umbrella on a cream rotary phone at Las Brisas in Acapulco, Mexico. She wears a yellow swimsuit and brown floral ...
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1970s Realist Nude Photography

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Lambda

Social Call, Estate Edition Photograph (Rotary Phone)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1972—Charley Weaver makes a poolside phone call under a white fringe umbrella on a cream rotary phone at Las Brisas in Acapulco, Mexico. She wears a yellow swimsuit and brown floral ...
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1970s Realist Nude Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons 'Social Call' (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1972—Charley Weaver at the Las Brisas resort in Acapulco, Mexico. Slim Aarons Social Call Chromogenic Lambda print Slim Aarons Estate Edition 40 x 60 inches $3950 30 x 40 inches ...
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1970s Realist Nude Photography

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Lambda

"Lobstermen in Gloucester, Mass." Lionel Reiss WPA Social Realism Fishermen
By Lionel S. Reiss
Located in New York, NY
Lionel S. Reiss (1894 - 1988) Lobstermen in Gloucester, Massachusetts, circa 1943 Watercolor on paper Sight 17 1/2 x 23 inches Signed lower left Provenance: Private Collection, Las ...
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1940s American Realist Landscape Paintings

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Paper, Watercolor

NURSING MOTHER, Signed Lithograph, Motherhood, Social Realism, Breastfeeding Art
By Raphael Soyer
Located in Union City, NJ
Raphael Soyer NURSING MOTHER, BLUE SKIRT is an original hand drawn (not digitally or photo reproduced) limited edition lithograph by the artist Raphael Soyer - Russian/American Socia...
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1970s Realist Portrait Prints

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Lithograph

Important American Social Documentary Photograph Milton Rogovin Rare Original 60
By Milton Rogovin
Located in Buffalo, NY
An original gelatin silver print by American social documentary photographer Milton Rogovin depicting a resident of Buffalo's East Side in the early 1960's. This work is hand signed...
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1960s Realist Portrait Photography

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Silver Gelatin

YOUNG WOMAN PINK BLOUSE Signed Lithograph, Portrait Drawing, Social Realism
By Raphael Soyer
Located in Union City, NJ
YOUNG WOMAN PINK BLOUSE is an original hand drawn (not digitally or photo reproduced) limited edition lithograph by the artist Raphael Soyer - Russian/American Social Realism Painter...
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1970s Realist Portrait Prints

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Lithograph

Portrait of a Cornish Fisherman. Historical Social Record of Fishing Industry.
By Frederick James McNamara Evans
Located in Sutton Poyntz, Dorset
This original painting by Frederick Evans, dating from around the turn of the 19th & 20th century is presented and supplied in a sympathetic contemporary frame (which is shown in the...
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Early 20th Century Realist Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

"Golddigger," Isaac Friedlander, WPA, New York City, Social Realism, 1931
By Isaac Friedlander
Located in Wiscasset, ME
Isaac Friedlander was born in 1890 in Mitau, Latvia. He studied painting and printmaking at the Academy of Rome—the only formal art training he would ever have. After the overthrow o...
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1930s Realist Figurative Prints

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Engraving

Young Woman With Long Hair, Signed Original Lithograph, Social Realism
By Raphael Soyer
Located in Union City, NJ
Young Woman With Long Hair is an original hand drawn (not digitally or photo reproduced) limited edition lithograph by the artist Raphael Soyer - Russian/American Social Realism Pain...
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1970s Realist Portrait Prints

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Lithograph

"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

'Farm Work' Social Realist Painting by Janis Lauva
By Janis Lauva
Located in Charlevoix, MI
A wonderful example of Social Realist painting by Latvian artist Janis Lauva (1906-1986). Three farmers are hard at work in a field on an early spring morning. Lauva graduated from t...
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Vintage 1950s Latvian Paintings

1936 Soviet Social Realist Factory Scene
Located in Treasure Island, CA
Nikolai Georgievich Kotov (attributed). Untitled factory scene, 1936. Oil on carboard. 6 1/4 x 9 inches (plus frame). Stamped CCCP and unknown text in cyrillic, inscribed in pe...
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Vintage 1930s Russian Modern Paintings

  • 1936 Soviet Social Realist Factory Scene
  • 1936 Soviet Social Realist Factory Scene
  • 1936 Soviet Social Realist Factory Scene
  • 1936 Soviet Social Realist Factory Scene
H 6.5 in. W 9 in. D 1.5 in.
True Leader, Contemporary Social Realist Art Political Portrait Humor Green Red
By Yuriy Zakordonets
Located in London, England
'True Leader' is a humorous figurative social realist acrylic painting on canvas by emerging Ukrainian artist - Yuriy Zakordonets. It is a contemporary portrait presenting a politica...
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2010s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Hollywood Melodrama in Social Realist Sculpture by Charles Schlein
By Chsrles Schlein
Located in Treasure Island, CA
Charles Schlein Untitled Man in Chains 1952 plaster patinated to resemble bronze signed and dated at bottom excellent condition Charles Schlein (1899-1988) was born in Satano...
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Vintage 1950s American Sculptures

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Plaster

Noche SOCIAL, Cuban Art, Mixed Media, Andres Conde
Located in Coral Gables, FL
The series SOCIAL by Andres Conde is based on the Cuban magazine of the same name. SOCIAL captured the cultural and social life of Havana. The magazine ran from 1916 - 1938, Conde h...
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2010s Realist Portrait Paintings

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Gold

The Old Fashioned Golfer - Original Illustration, British social satirist
By Sue Macartney Snape
Located in London, GB
'The Old Fashioned Golfer' - Original Illustration in Watercolour and ink by well known British social satirist Sue Macartney-Snape Sue Macartney-Snape was born in Tanzania, brought...
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2010s Realist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Pen, Watercolor

Un Crime Passionell - Gouache, Ink, Cool Tones, Dynamic, Social Criticism
By Frans Masereel
Located in Wien, AT
Frans Masereel was born on July 30, 1889 in Blankenberghe, Belgium. In 1896 his family moved to Gent. From 1907 - 1908 he attended the art academy of Jean Delvin. After leaving the ...
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1960s Realist Figurative Paintings

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India Ink, Gouache, Board

"SOCIAL Queen of Mississippi", Cuban Art, Oil on Cotton Paper, 2018
Located in Coral Gables, FL
The series SOCIAL by Andres Conde captures the cultural and social life of Pre-Revolutionary Havana. The magazine ran from 1916 - 1938, Conde has reimagined the magazine, and is crea...
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2010s Realist Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Un Crime - Oil/Board, Figurative, Dynamic, Social Criticism, Modern, Cool Tones
By Frans Masereel
Located in Wien, AT
Frans Masereel was born on July 30, 1889 in Blankenberghe, Belgium. In 1896 his family moved to Gent. From 1907 - 1908 he attended the art academy of Jean Delvin. After leaving the ...
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1960s Realist Figurative Paintings

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Board, Oil

Un homme qui tombe - Gouache/Paper, Black, White, Modern, Social Criticism, 1964
By Frans Masereel
Located in Wien, AT
Frans Masereel was born on July 30, 1889 in Blankenberghe, Belgium. In 1896 his family moved to Gent. From 1907 - 1908 he attended the art academy of Jean Delvin. After leaving the ...
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1960s Realist Figurative Paintings

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Paper, Gouache

'Garden Visit' Original Watercolour Illustration by British social satirist
By Sue Macartney Snape
Located in London, GB
'Garden Visit' - Original Illustration in Watercolour and ink by well known British social satirist Sue Macartney-Snape Sue Macartney-Snape was born in Tanzania, brought up in Austr...
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2010s Realist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paint, Watercolor

Framed Lithograph Print By Social Realist William Gropper
By William Gropper
Located in Chicago, IL
Very animated and colorful print of a U.S. Senate hearing by famed social realist painter, William Gropper (1897-1977). Printed on quality paper. Nicely framed and matted. Edition n...
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Vintage 1940s American Prints

American Modernist Social Realist Seamstress Portrait Painting
By Gershon Benjamin
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Gershon Benjamin (1899 – 1985) was an American modern painter. Born in Piatra Neamt, Romania, he immigrated with his family to Montreal, Canada at the age of two, to escape the perse...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Figurative Paintings

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Gouache

Harry Gottlieb Mixed-Media 1930s Social Realist Street Scene
By Harry Gottlieb
Located in Garnerville, NY
Signed Harry Gottlieb gouache and pastel on paper. Signed lower right framed and matted. Circa 1930-40. The piece has never been viewed out of the frame, but looks to be in very good...
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Vintage 1930s American Industrial Paintings

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Paint, Paper

Beautiful WPA portrait wood social realist Michael Lenson 1932
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A beautiful WPA portrait of a pretty woman by the re-known social realist painter Michael Lenson. He had quite an accomplished career and this is probably a study for a larger work. ...
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Vintage 1930s American Paintings

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Wood

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