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Wisdom Trumps Violence - Surreal Oil Painting with a Leopard, an Owl, and a Man
By Christopher Klein
Located in Chicago, IL
Toying (e.g., rider on toy horse) with violent threats is not wise. The sounds (e.g., horn) of violence (e.g., spear and leopard) will never overtake wisdom (e.g., owl and pearl). T...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Linen, Oil

Coming Out of the Wasteland - Surreal Oil Painting with Nude Woman in the Desert
By Christopher Klein
Located in Chicago, IL
"After centuries of suppression, women ascend to high positions (e.g., a modern-day falcon-headed Egyptian goddess). Women will lead (e.g., pulling a camel caravan). The societal s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Nude Paintings

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Linen, Oil

The Flounder, Michele Mikesell, pop-surreal figurative oil painting, framed
By Michele Mikesell
Located in Dallas, TX
"The Flounder" is a whimsical & humorous pop figurative painting by Michele Mikesell. Using oil on linen-wrapped board, the figure is abstractly painted with a bright color palette. ...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Linen, Oil, Board

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

The Unicorn Trader, Surreal Painting, Male Figure, Horse-Like Unicorns, Crystals
By Christopher Klein
Located in Chicago, IL
At first glance, the viewer is drawn in by the Tibetan monk who is displaying his beautiful horses. But with a closer look, we realize they are not horses at all but mystical unicor...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Linen, Oil

Cat as Catch Can -Surreal Painting, Cat, Medieval Falconry, Bat-Eared Elephant
By Christopher Klein
Located in Chicago, IL
Cat as Catch Can During the Renaissance, the popular sport of “catry” (similar to the sport of falconry) was so successful that it caused the extinction of the Dwarf Bat-Eared Flying...
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2010s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Linen, Oil

Examining the Portrait, Surreal Monkey Artist Studio Signed Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique American modernist painting. Oil on canvas, circa 1965. Signed. Displayed in a period modernist frame.
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1960s Modern Animal Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

American School Modernist Interior View Surreal TV Simpsons Madonna Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage American interior composition painting. Oil on canvas, circa 1995. Signed illegibly lower right.. Displayed in a period modernist frame. Image, 37"L x 49"H, overall 38"L ...
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1980s Modern Interior Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Going Steady, Surreal Oil Painting, circa 1964
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Shirley Kaplan, American Title: Going Steady Year: circa 1964 Medium: Oil on Canvas, signed lower right, titled verso Size: 48 in. x 48 in. (121.92 cm x 121.92 cm)
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1960s Surrealist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Oil

Nude Wader, Surreal Oil Painting by Dogan
By Ismet Dogan
Located in Long Island City, NY
A surrealist painting by Ismet Dogan from 1989. A nude figure in a dream-like setting. Framed in a wood frame, signed on lower right corner. Artist: Ismet Dogan, Turkish (1957 -...
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1980s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Arthur Lidov "Kidney Man" Original Surreal Oil Painting c.
By Arthur Herschel Lidov
Located in San Francisco, CA
Arthur Lidov (American, 1917-1990) "Kidney Man" Original Surreal Oil Painting c.1965 Brilliant mid-century modern surreal landscape by listed American illustrator and artist Arthur ...
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Mid-20th Century Surrealist Abstract Paintings

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Masonite, Oil

Vintage Surreal Oil Painting on Canvas c.1940s to 1950s.
Located in San Francisco, CA
Vintage Surreal Oil Painting on Canvas c.1940s to 1950s. Classic Surrealism brought to life on canvas by a very talented artist. The painting has no visible signature. Canvas dimen...
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Mid-20th Century Surrealist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Peering In, surreal oil painting, figures in bathroom, dark
By Kathy Osborn
Located in New York, NY
Kathy Osborn paints highly detailed, interior scenes, inspired by imagery from the Post-War era of the 1950s and 60s. Osborn’s multi-step process begins with a meticulous arrangement...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Paper, Oil, Board

Heli Hatchlings, Surreal Oil Painting - Giant Chameleons Crab Apples Helicopter
By Christopher Klein
Located in Chicago, IL
The smiling figures in the helicopter, hatching from a frozen crab-apple, have false hopes that they are on a fun adventure, unaware of the imminent danger- they are about the chamel...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Panel

Sirin and Alkonost, Surreal Oil Painting by Nina Usacheva-Green
By Nina Usacheva-Green
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Nina Usacheva-Green, Russian Title: Sirin and Alkonost Year: 1981 Medium: Oil on Canvas, signed Size: 40 x 29 inches Frame: 49 x 38 inches
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1980s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"The Collector", Surreal Pointillist Oil Painting
By Ron Hoover
Located in Houston, TX
Ron Hoover surrealist painting titled "The Collector" done in a pointillism style in 1987. This work was exhibited at the Palm Spring Desert Museum in 1990. Signed and dated by artis...
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1980s Pointillist Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Surreal Portrait, Oil Painting by Richard Kirk
By Richard Kirk
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Richard Kirk, American XXth Title: Surreal Portrait Year: circa 1960 Medium: Oil on Canvas, signed Size: 36 x 24 in. (91.44 x 60.96 cm) Frame: 44 x 30 inches
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1960s Surrealist Portrait Paintings

Materials

Oil

Surreal Portrait, Oil Painting by Richard Kirk
By Richard Kirk
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Richard Kirk, American Title: Surreal Portrait 9 Year: circa 1960 Medium: Oil on Canvas, signed Image: 30 x 24 in. (76.2 x 60.96 cm)
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1960s Surrealist Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Amnesia 2 - surreal painting
By Christina Holdgaard
Located in New York, NY
"After having worked intensively the portrait I felt like 'chopping heads off'. Recently the bodies more or less disappear to leave mainly the envelope of clothing. I use old photogr...
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2010s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Acrylic

Amnesia 3 - surreal painting
By Christina Holdgaard
Located in New York, NY
"After having worked intensively the portrait I felt like 'chopping heads off'. Recently the bodies more or less disappear to leave mainly the envelope of clothing. I use old photogr...
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2010s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Acrylic

Amnesia 1 - surreal painting
By Christina Holdgaard
Located in New York, NY
"After having worked intensively the portrait I felt like 'chopping heads off'. Recently the bodies more or less disappear to leave mainly the envelope of clothing. I use old photogr...
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2010s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Canvas, Acrylic

"Intermission", oil painting, surreal, reds, greens, blues
By Alexandra Rozenman
Located in Boston, MA
"Intermission" by Alexandra Rozenman is a small 20 x 16 x 2.5 inch oil on canvas painting that draws one into a surreal stage-like setting. A dark background is interrupted by bright...
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2010s Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Oil, Canvas

Surreal Italian Portrait Dream-like Oil Painting
By Vito Campanella
Located in New York, NY
Vito Campanella (1932-2014) was an Italian-Argentine painter, known for working in the Surrealism style. Campanella is a universal artist, a renowned painter called Master by the pre...
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Late 20th Century Surrealist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas

L'Equilibrista, surreal oil on canvas painting
By Fernando Vignoli
Located in Miami, FL
Professionally known as Vignoli, was a Brazilian painter and sculptor. He began his career in 1982 creating canvases in oil on canvas, where he applies his own technique, which, acco...
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2010s Surrealist Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Antique American Large Surreal Masterpiece Landscape Portrait Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique surrealist oil painting of a landscape with a sculpture. Oil on board, circa 1949. Signed. Displayed in a period frame. Image, 35"L x 22"H.
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1940s Surrealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Antique American Modernist Abstract Cityscape Surreal Original Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique American modernist cityscape oil painting. Oil on canvas, circa 1940. Signed illegibly. Displayed in a period modern frame. Image, 24"L x 20"H.
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1940s Modern Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Untitled, Nude Surreal Figures Together Slovenian French Oil Painting
By Heinrich Maryan Frama
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Genre: Surrealism Subject: Abstract Medium: Oil Surface: Canvas Country: France In this surreal composition by Heinrich M. Frama the artist clumps a group of figures towards the mid...
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20th Century Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

surreal landscape with figures, Painting, Oil on Canvas
By Arianna Piazza
Located in Yardley, PA
I made it during an art residency in Venice, Italy :: Painting :: Contemporary :: This piece comes with an official certificate of authenticity signed by the artist :: Ready to Hang:...
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2010s Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Oil

Um Quarto Ambiente- surreal painting oil on canvas
By Fernando Vignoli
Located in Miami, FL
Professionally known as Vignoli, was a Brazilian painter and sculptor. He began his career in 1982 creating canvases in oil on canvas, where he applies his own technique, which, acco...
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2010s Surrealist Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Wayward Explorers, Avery Palmer, Oil painting, pop surreal figures traveling
By Avery Palmer
Located in Dallas, TX
"Wayward Explorers" by Avery Palmer is an oil painting on hardboard. It features two figures in an outdoor landscape, traveling with a winding path behind them. Each Avery Palmer art...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Board

Antique American Modernist Surreal Forest Interior Landscape Signed Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique American school modernist landscape painting. Oil on board, circa 1930. Signed. Displayed in a wood frame. Image size, 18"L x 24"H.
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1940s Modern Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Cubist American Surreal 1934 Factory Worker Signed Abstract Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique American school surreal portrait painting. Oil on board, circa 1934. Signed "R.D. 34". Displayed in a period modernist frame. Image size, 20"L x 24"H.
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1930s Surrealist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Vintage Mid Century Modern Abstract Surreal Figurative American Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique American modernist abstract oil painting. Oil on canvas, circa 1969. Signed. Displayed in a period modern frame. Image, 18"L x 36"H.
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1960s Modern Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Cleave Pageant, feminist-surreal figurative oil and acrylic painting, 2020
By Sharon Shapiro
Located in New York, NY
Sharon Shapiro's feminist painting, Cleave Pageant, depicts a dreamy melange of historical statues and a female swimmer floating in a swell of water. Shapiro's paintings and collages...
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2010s Feminist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Acrylic

An Ocean of Air, multicolored surreal figurative oil painting, 2020
By Joshua Flint
Located in New York, NY
An Ocean of Air is an oil painting that depicts a young boy, standing amidst a multicolored swell of a wave. Dark and surreal, the latest paintings from Joshua Flint reimagine isolat...
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2010s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Mylar, Oil, Wood Panel

John Dawson Signed Exceptionally Large Surreal Oil Painting of Two Figures
By John Dawson
Located in Studio City, CA
A very amazing, both in composition and sure stature, original oil on canvas painting of two figures (Therapy session, anyone?) by American artist John Dawson who specializes in figu...
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20th Century American Modern Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Paint

Greyson Salvo Barrage - Purple, Blue Surreal Nebula Oil Painting
Located in Nashville, TN
This painting by Jason Stout features a nebula in an impossible surrealist spacescape with objects whirling around within and around the cloud. A baseball, a baton, a book, a car, a ...
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2010s Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Consumption Nation Boom - Purple Nebula Oil Painting, Surreal Spacescape
Located in Nashville, TN
This "cloud composition" by Jason Stout is a surrealist spacescape, in which a whirl of objects are suspended in a cloud. In this painting, we see gun barrels, hands holding guns, si...
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2010s Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Rebel Outpost Frack - Purple Nebula Oil Painting, Surreal Illustration
Located in Nashville, TN
Jason Stout was born in 1977. He received his BFA in studio art from the University of Tennessee at Martin in 2001 and a MFA in Painting from the University of Texas at San Antonio i...
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2010s Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Resources & Discourses - Green, Blue Nebula Oil Painting, Surreal Illustration
Located in Nashville, TN
Jason Stout was born in 1977. He received his BFA in studio art from the University of Tennessee at Martin in 2001 and a MFA in Painting from the University of Texas at San Antonio i...
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2010s Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Untitled - surreal landscape minimalist painting
By Jacob El Hanani
Located in New York, NY
This early work by Jacob El Hanani was done in 1970. It is mixed media on masonite. It is hand signed in Hebrew and English in the bottom right. The piece comes framed in a black woo...
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1970s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Oil, Masonite, Ink

"A Gift", oil painting, surreal, creatures, landscape, blue, grey, yellow
By Alexandra Rozenman
Located in Boston, MA
Alexandra Rozenman’s "A Gift" is a surreal and playful 22 x 28 x 1.5 inch oil painting on canvas with two funny kind-looking creatures staring at each other face to face in wonder. T...
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2010s Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"That's It", oil painting, surreal, landscape, orange, blues, greens
By Alexandra Rozenman
Located in Boston, MA
Alexandra Rozenman’s "That's It" is a surreal and playful 22 x 28 x 1.5 inch oil painting on canvas. Two funny kind-looking creatures stand next to each other; one of them has wings ...
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2010s Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Natural Windows surreal painting oil on canvas- grey shadows
By Fernando Vignoli
Located in Miami, FL
Professionally known as Vignoli, was a Brazilian painter and sculptor. He began his career in 1982 creating canvases in oil on canvas, where he applies his own technique, which, acco...
Category

2010s Surrealist Paintings

Materials

Oil, Canvas

Corredor de Tornados surreal painting oil on canvas- large
By Fernando Vignoli
Located in Miami, FL
Professionally known as Vignoli, was a Brazilian painter and sculptor. He began his career in 1982 creating canvases in oil on canvas, where he applies his own technique, which, acco...
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2010s Surrealist Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Terra Da Arvore- surreal painting oil on canvas blue
By Fernando Vignoli
Located in Miami, FL
Professionally known as Vignoli, was a Brazilian painter and sculptor. He began his career in 1982 creating canvases in oil on canvas, where he applies his own technique, which, acco...
Category

2010s Surrealist Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

The Inner Vision, Avery Palmer, Pop surreal, figurative narriative, oil painting
By Avery Palmer
Located in Dallas, TX
"The Inner Vision" by Avery Palmer depicts a thoughtful pop-surrealist figure in an outdoor setting. This oil paint on board artwork comes mounted in a traditional ornate style frame...
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Board

Vintage Surreal Trompe L'Oeil Dog Landscape Signed Original Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage Bulgarian modernist landscape oil painting by Alexander Titorenkov. Oil on canvas, circa 1993. Signed. Displayed in a period frame. Image, 21.75"L x 15.75"H.
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1990s Surrealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Antique American 1940s Surreal Landscape and Flower Still Life Oil Painting
By Will Hollingsworth
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique American surreal landscape and still life by Will Hollingsworth. Oil on canvas, circa 1940. Signed. Displayed in a period modernist frame. Image size, 22"L x 20"H.
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1940s Surrealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Angela Stones Helianthus Oil Painting Mid Century Modern British Art Surreal
By Angela Stones
Located in London, GB
To see our other Modern British Art, including more from Angela Stones, scroll down to "More from this Seller" and below it click on "See all from this Seller." Angela Stones (1914...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil

Lost, figurative oil painting on paper, surreal dream, people in landscape
By Kathy Osborn
Located in New York, NY
Kathy Osborn paints highly detailed, interior scenes, inspired by imagery from the Post-War era of the 1950s and 60s. Osborn’s multi-step process begins with a meticulous arrangement...
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Paper, Oil, Board

"Life has Many Layers", oil painting, landscape, surreal, night, blues, browns
By Alexandra Rozenman
Located in Boston, MA
"Life Has Many Layers" by Alexandra Rozenman is a large mysterious and brooding oil painting on canvas in blues and browns. Large and predominantly dark, this 40 x 50 x 2 inch dreaml...
Category

2010s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Paraiso Tropical surreal painting oil on canvas blue orange and grey
By Fernando Vignoli
Located in Miami, FL
Professionally known as Vignoli, was a Brazilian painter and sculptor. He began his career in 1982 creating canvases in oil on canvas, where he applies his own technique, which, acco...
Category

2010s Surrealist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Large Surreal Latin American Oil Painting
By Victor Del Castillo
Located in Rochester, NY
Surreal hyper realistic trompe l'oeil oil painting by Latin American artist Victor Del Castillo. Peaches, grapes and cherries in rich brilliant colors and incredible detail. Measures...
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Late 20th Century South American Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Paint

Syntax Rumble - Yellow, Green Cubist Nebula Oil Painting, Surreal Illustration
Located in Nashville, TN
Jason Stout was born in 1977. He received his BFA in studio art from the University of Tennessee at Martin in 2001 and a MFA in Painting from the University of Texas at San Antonio i...
Category

2010s Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Surreal Red Smoke Cubic Abstract Painting
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
5-2701 Acrylic on canvas applied to wood panel Set in a gilt-white wood frame Image size 21.5x17"
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1970s Abstract Paintings

Materials

Oil

Driven, Avery Palmer, Oil painting, pop surreal figure and toy, outdoors setting
By Avery Palmer
Located in Dallas, TX
"Driven" by Avery Palmer is an oil painting on hardboard. It features a pop surreal figure driving a toy human head. Avery Palmer is known for his thoughtful pop surealist-style. Thi...
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Board

Vintage Surreal Trompe L'Oeil Beach Seascape Rare Signed Original Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage surreal beach oil painting by Alexander Titorenkov. Oil on canvas, circa 1992. Signed. Displayed in a period frame. Image, 21.5"L x 16"H.
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1990s Surrealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Surreal Painting Abstract La Damier Rouge
Located in FR
Surreal Painting Abstract "La Damier Rouge" Unframed Good condition with minor signs of age Oil on Wood Painting Mid Century 1950-60 This painting came from the dispersion Estate Sa...
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Mid-20th Century Surrealist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Plywood, Oil

The Man That Eats Abaporu. oil on canvas surreal painting
By Fernando Vignoli
Located in Miami, FL
Professionally known as Vignoli, was a Brazilian painter and sculptor. He began his career in 1982 creating canvases in oil on canvas, where he applies his own technique, which, acco...
Category

2010s Surrealist Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

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