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Two Figures Due figure - Italian Art, Drawing, 20th Century
By Mario Sironi
Located in London, GB
MARIO SIRONI 1885-1961 Sassari, Italy, 1885-1961 Milan, Italy (Italian) Title: Two Figures Due figure, 1940/45 Technique: Hand Signed Pencil and Crayon Drawing on Wove Paper laid ...
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1940s Vintage Art Drawings

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Crayon, Pencil

Mid-century Still-Life Violet Tabletop Pop Art Drawing by Salvatore Grippi 1960
By Salvatore Grippi
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gorgeous still life drawing by New York Ab Ex artist Salvatore Grippi. Violet oil pencil on paper.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Art Drawings

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Paper

Jylian Gustlin Afterwards Mixed Media Art Drawing
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a captivating mixed media drawing of an angel with wings titled Afterwards in the bottom left corner and hand signed in right corner by Jylian Gustlin. ...
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20th Century Vintage Art Drawings

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Paper

A drawing - XX century, Female nude drawing, Polish art master
By Jerzy Panek
Located in Warsaw, PL
JERZY PANEK (b. 1918- d. 2001) He graduated from the Institute of Fine Arts in Cracow and the Academy of Fine Arts. He studied under Prof. Eugeniusz Eibisch. In 1995 he graduated fro...
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1970s Other Art Style Vintage Art Drawings

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Paper, Pencil

'The Boxer' Art Deco Figurative drawing
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
A powerful, character driven charcoal portrait of a young man. Signed lower right, 'Marvin Wolberg' and dated 1938. Displayed in a later gilt frame. Framed Dimensions: 13 H x 11 W x...
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1930s Art Deco Vintage Art Drawings

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Paper, Charcoal, Postcard

1982 "Bather" Modernist Figurative Drawing Jack Hooper
By Jack Hooper
Located in Arp, TX
Jack Hooper "Bather" 1982 Pastel on rag paper 22.5"x28.5 off white wood frame with detail 24.25"x2.25"x31.5" Signed and dated in pencil lower right and reverse Jack Meredith Hooper ...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Art Drawings

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Paper, Pastel

"Woman with Blue Earrings" American Modernist Figurative Drawing CA Artist
By Jack Hooper
Located in Arp, TX
Jack Hooper "Woman with Blue Earrings" 1975 Conte crayon over poster paper 17.25" x19.25" framed silver frame with black sides, float mount 21.25”X 23.25 Signed and dated in conte lo...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Art Drawings

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Paper, Conté, Monoprint

Brutalist Op Art Abstract Charcoal Drawing by Miodrag
Located in Atlanta, GA
Stunning charcoal drawing by Serbian artist Dordevic (or Djordjevic) Miodrag, known as "Miodrag" (1936 -). This work is a charcoal on paper depicting a brutalist abstract form with g...
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1960s Op Art Vintage Art Drawings

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Charcoal

"Art Deco Abstract" original drawing by Sylvia Spicuzza
By Sylvia Spicuzza
Located in Milwaukee, WI
The present work represents the part of Sylvia Spicuzza's oeuvre where she explores purely abstract, non-representational imagery. In the image, the viewer is presented with colorful...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Vintage Art Drawings

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Paper, Crayon

Lovers - Polish art master, classic, Drawing, Black & white
By Józef Szajna
Located in Warsaw, PL
Drawing on paper, ca 1990 JÓZEF SZAJNA ( b. 1922- d. 2008) One of the most outstanding artists of the theatre and art world. A painter, stage-designer, director, theoretician of th...
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1990s Other Art Style Vintage Art Drawings

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Paper, Charcoal, Ink

Portrait of Juliana - British Art Deco pencil charcoal drawing of a woman
By James Stroudley
Located in London, GB
A fine large charcoal and pencil drawing by British listed artist James Stroudley. Executed in 1930, it is a stunning example of a 1930s Art Deco portrait. Very strong and bold, it d...
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1930s Art Deco Vintage Art Drawings

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Charcoal, Color Pencil

1930 Art Deco Furniture Study Drawing by French L' Atelier 43 Studio
Located in Atlanta, GA
Interesting furniture study project drawing by L' Atelier 43 Studio, in Lyon France. Featuring a project for a custom-made interior bar in a typical Art Deco style, with gouache and ...
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1930s Art Deco Vintage Art Drawings

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Paper, Gouache, Pencil

David Bowie - Drawing, Pop Art, Contemporary Art, Derek Boshier, David Bowie
By Derek Boshier
Located in London, GB
Black ink on paper with photo collage. Signed and dated in ink.
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1970s Pop Art Vintage Art Drawings

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Ink

Original drawing done on San Francisco Museum of Modern Art print
By Jeff Koons
Located in New York, NY
JEFF KOONS Flower drawing on Michael Jackson and Bubbles poster (Hand Signed), 1992 Drawing done in marker on offset lithograph 25 × 39 inches Unframed Hand signed and dated '92 in b...
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1990s Pop Art Vintage Art Drawings

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Felt Pen, Permanent Marker, Offset

Portrait of a Young Woman - Art Deco charcoal pencil drawing
By James Stroudley
Located in London, GB
A fine large charcoal and pencil drawing by British listed artist James Stroudley. Executed in 1931, it is a stunning example of a 1930s Art Deco portrait. Very strong and bold, it d...
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1930s Art Deco Vintage Art Drawings

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Charcoal, Carbon Pencil

French Art Deco Fashion Illustration Ink Drawing by G. Ferro
Located in Atlanta, GA
Original Art Deco fashion drawing, ink and wash on Vellum paper by French artist G. Ferro (20th Century). Featuring a stylish man model with a typical Art Deco overcoat. Signed G. Fe...
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1930s Art Deco Vintage Art Drawings

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Paint, Paper, Ink, Watercolor

Summer Pregnancy Drawing
By Larry Rivers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Larry Rivers, American (1923 - 2002) Title: Summer Pregnancy Drawing Year: 1977 Medium: Colored pencil and graphite, signed Paper Size: 36.5 x 35 inches Frame Size: 44.5 x 4...
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1970s Pop Art Vintage Art Drawings

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Color Pencil, Graphite

  • Summer Pregnancy Drawing
  • Summer Pregnancy Drawing
  • Summer Pregnancy Drawing
  • Summer Pregnancy Drawing
H 44.5 in. W 42.5 in. D 2 in.
Matches - Polish Art Master, Contemporary Surreal Drawing
By Franciszek Starowieyski
Located in Warsaw, PL
Paintnig is on exhibition, please cuntact us for availability Drawing on paper, 1978 FRANCISZEK STAROWIEYSKI (b.1930- d.2009) studied paitning at Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków and...
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1970s Surrealist Vintage Art Drawings

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Paper, Carbon Pencil

Original French Art Deco Gouache Illustration Drawing by J. Hilly
Located in Atlanta, GA
Original Art Deco illustration, hand-painted with ink and gouache on paper. Featuring two elegant women with large windows and drapery. This illustration was probably made for a fash...
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1930s Art Deco Vintage Art Drawings

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Paper, Ink, Gouache

Abstract drawing n°8
By Julien Dinou
Located in Geneva, CH
Drawing on paper without frame Size A4
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1960s Abstract Vintage Art Drawings

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Oil Pastel

  • Abstract drawing n°8
  • Abstract drawing n°8
  • Abstract drawing n°8
  • Abstract drawing n°8
H 8.27 in. W 11.7 in. D 0.04 in.
"Long Black Hair" American Modernist Figurative Drawing CA Artist
By Jack Hooper
Located in Arp, TX
Jack Hooper "Long Black Hair" 1-1973 Conte crayon over monoprint on glossy paper 22.75"x29.5" unframed Signed and dated in conte lower right, estate stamp lower right *Custom framing...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Art Drawings

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Paper, Conté, Monoprint

Untitled (Mauro Pejla) Sans titre - Spanish Art, Dedicated Drawing
By Joan Miró
Located in London, GB
JOAN MIRÓ 1893-1983 Montroig 1893- 1983 Mallorca (Spanish) Title: Untitled (Mauro Pejla) Sans titre, 1970 Technique: Unique Signed, Dated and Dedicated Drawing in Crayon with Pen ...
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1970s Vintage Art Drawings

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Crayon, Pen

Margaret Macadam: Juggler, c. 1930 art deco watercolour drawing
Located in London, GB
To see our other Modern British Art, scroll down to "More from this Seller" and below it click on "See all from this Seller" - or send us a message if you cannot find the artist you ...
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1930s Modern Vintage Art Drawings

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Paper

French Art Deco Original Gouache Illustration Drawing by Raymonde Hacker
Located in Atlanta, GA
French Art Deco illustration drawing, hand-painted with ink and gouache on blue paper. Featuring a collection of fashion accessories, handbags, gloves, hats, perfume bottles with sty...
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1930s Art Deco Vintage Art Drawings

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Paper, Ink, Gouache

Oscar Reutersvard Original Op Art Pen, Ink & Watercolor Drawing C.1990
Located in San Francisco, CA
Oscar Reutersvard Original Op Art Pen, Ink & Watercolor Drawing C.1990 Dimensions 8" wide x 11" high Housed in a simple frame - Dimensions 15" wide x 19" high Signed at the lower ...
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Late 20th Century Op Art Vintage Art Drawings

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Ink, Watercolor

World's Fair 1934 (Chicago), Art Deco Drawing by A. Raymond Katz
By Alexander Raymond Katz
Located in Long Island City, NY
This is the original drawing for the cover of the Chicago World's Fair Guide Book by A. Raymond Katz (1895 - 1974). This design was used in variation on the guide book, posters and ...
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1930s Art Deco Vintage Art Drawings

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Oil Pastel

"Art Deco Bird #688," Color Crayon Drawing stamped signature Sylvia Spicuzza
By Sylvia Spicuzza
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Art Deco Bird #688" is an original color crayon drawing by Sylvia Spicuzza. The artist stamped her signature in the lower left. This piece depicts an abstracted bird and biomorphic ...
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1950s Art Deco Vintage Art Drawings

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Crayon

Colored Drawing with Ceramics and Horse Pop Folk Art 1980s
By Michael Lucero
Located in Surfside, FL
Michael Lucero (born 1953) is an American sculptor. His work has been exhibited in the Carnegie Museum of Art and the Mint Museum. Lucero works with multiple mediums and usually work...
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1980s Contemporary Vintage Art Drawings

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Oil Crayon, Wax Crayon

Figurative, Drawing, Graphite, Pencil, Paper, Drawing, Female, Body
Located in Inglewood, CA
graphite pencil on paper
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1990s Conceptual Vintage Art Drawings

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Paper, Pencil, Color Pencil, Graphite

New Coke Drawing
By Andy Warhol
Located in West Hollywood, CA
The composition is of a Coke can spilling over, which makes the purpose of the image ambiguous. It is not explicitly an advertisement trying to sell Coca-Cola. New Coke (see F. & S. ...
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1980s Pop Art Vintage Art Drawings

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Graphite

Abstract drawing n°16
By Julien Dinou
Located in Geneva, CH
Drawing on paper without frame Size A4
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1960s Abstract Vintage Art Drawings

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Oil Pastel

  • Abstract drawing n°16
  • Abstract drawing n°16
  • Abstract drawing n°16
  • Abstract drawing n°16
H 8.27 in. W 11.7 in. D 0.04 in.
Abstract drawing n°11
By Julien Dinou
Located in Geneva, CH
Drawing on paper without frame Size A4
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1960s Abstract Vintage Art Drawings

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Oil Pastel

  • Abstract drawing n°11
  • Abstract drawing n°11
  • Abstract drawing n°11
  • Abstract drawing n°11
H 8.27 in. W 11.7 in. D 0.04 in.
Abstract drawing n°10
By Julien Dinou
Located in Geneva, CH
Drawing on paper without frame Size A4
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1960s Abstract Vintage Art Drawings

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Oil Pastel

  • Abstract drawing n°10
  • Abstract drawing n°10
  • Abstract drawing n°10
  • Abstract drawing n°10
H 8.27 in. W 11.7 in. D 0.04 in.
Keith Haring drawing 1982 (Keith Haring 1982 drawing)
By Keith Haring
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Keith Haring drawing Japan 1982: Keith Haring executed this rare double drawing in 1982 on behalf of the famed Japanese pop cultural publication: Popeye. The work emanates from the p...
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1980s Pop Art Vintage Art Drawings

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Ink

Abstract drawing n°5 - Vendanges
By Julien Dinou
Located in Geneva, CH
Drawing on paper without frame Size A4
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1960s Abstract Vintage Art Drawings

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Oil Pastel

Drawing student - XX century, Black & white print, Woodcut, Polish art master
By Jerzy Panek
Located in Warsaw, PL
JERZY PANEK (b. 1918- d. 2001) He graduated from the Institute of Fine Arts in Cracow and the Academy of Fine Arts. He studied under Prof. Eugeniusz Eibisch. In 1995 he graduated fro...
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20th Century Other Art Style Vintage Art Drawings

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Woodcut, Paper

Mode Drawing : Pretty Elegant Girls - Original charcoal drawing
By Rosy Andreasi-Verdier
Located in Paris, FR
Rosy ANDREASI-VERDIER (1934-2015) Mode drawing : Pretty Elegant Girls Original charcoal drawing Bears the "Rosy Andreasi Verdier" Archives stamp bottom left On vellum 45 x...
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Mid-20th Century Realist Vintage Art Drawings

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Charcoal

Radio City 1973 Art Deco Exposition, original Pencil drawing on Vellum
By David Edward Byrd
Located in Southampton, NY
This rare original 1973 drawing was used to create the poster for the Art Deco masterpiece in New York City, Radio City Music Hall. In 1973 The New York City Art Deco Exposition was...
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1970s Art Deco Vintage Art Drawings

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Vellum, Pencil

Can Can Dancers - British Art Deco drawing Burlesque women dancers VG provenance
By Frank G. Howes
Located in London, GB
A large, detailed Art Deco pencil charcoal impressionist depiction of Can Can dancers which was executed circa 1956 by Frank G Howes. Excellent provenance. Signed lower right. Prov...
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1950s Art Deco Vintage Art Drawings

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Charcoal, Pencil

Abstract Expressionist Drawing
By John Levee
Located in Surfside, FL
Provenance: Darthea Speyer, Paris. backing 12 X 17 image 8.5 X 11.5 John Levee (1924 - 2017) was an American modern art abstract expressionist painter who had worked in Paris since ...
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Vintage Art Drawings

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Ink

Mustang Horse Drawing
By Laurence Sisson
Located in Soquel, CA
Masterful sketch of a mustang horse by Laurence Sassoon (American, 1928-2015). This piece is unsigned, but was acquired from David Sassoon, the artist's son, and is initialed "DS" on...
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Late 20th Century American Impressionist Vintage Art Drawings

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Paper, Ink, Permanent Marker

Jerry O'Day Nude Drawing #3
Located in Pasadena, CA
Gracious nude ink drawing on craft paper. Jerry O'Day is also known as Geraldine Heib. Born in Oakland, CA on June 17, 1912. Geraldine Heib assumed the name Jerry O'Day at an early a...
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Mid-20th Century Other Art Style Vintage Art Drawings

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Wood, Ink, Paper

  • Jerry O'Day Nude Drawing #3
  • Jerry O'Day Nude Drawing #3
  • Jerry O'Day Nude Drawing #3
  • Jerry O'Day Nude Drawing #3
H 19.25 in. W 13.50 in. D 0.75 in.
Abstract drawing n°9
By Julien Dinou
Located in Geneva, CH
Drawing on paper without frame Size A4
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1960s Abstract Vintage Art Drawings

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Oil Pastel

  • Abstract drawing n°9
  • Abstract drawing n°9
  • Abstract drawing n°9
  • Abstract drawing n°9
H 8.27 in. W 11.7 in. D 0.04 in.
Two Car Drawings
By Peter Helck
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Two drawings: Barney's Near Miss Briarcliff" and "An Old Sketch for my Friend John". The former unsigned, the latter initialed lower right and further inscribed "5 min from Scranton".
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20th Century Vintage Art Drawings

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Paper, Ink

Nude Female Drawing
Located in Houston, TX
Dynamic study of nude female figures, 1950. Original artwork on paper displayed on a white mat with a gold border. Mat fits a standard-size frame. Archival plastic sleeve and Certi...
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1950s Vintage Art Drawings

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Graphite

  • Nude Female Drawing
  • Nude Female Drawing
  • Nude Female Drawing
  • Nude Female Drawing
H 30 in. W 24 in. D 0.1 in.
Abstract drawing n°7
By Julien Dinou
Located in Geneva, CH
Drawing on paper without frame Size A4
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1960s Abstract Vintage Art Drawings

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Oil Pastel

  • Abstract drawing n°7
  • Abstract drawing n°7
  • Abstract drawing n°7
  • Abstract drawing n°7
H 8.27 in. W 11.7 in. D 0.04 in.
Abstract drawing n°2
By Julien Dinou
Located in Geneva, CH
Drawing on paper without frame Size A4
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1960s Abstract Vintage Art Drawings

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Oil Pastel

  • Abstract drawing n°2
  • Abstract drawing n°2
  • Abstract drawing n°2
  • Abstract drawing n°2
H 8.27 in. W 11.7 in. D 0.04 in.
Abstract drawing n°3
By Julien Dinou
Located in Geneva, CH
Drawing on paper without frame Size A4
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1960s Abstract Vintage Art Drawings

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Oil Pastel

  • Abstract drawing n°3
  • Abstract drawing n°3
  • Abstract drawing n°3
  • Abstract drawing n°3
H 8.27 in. W 11.7 in. D 0.04 in.
Drawing of Birds
By Irmgard von Reppert
Located in Houston, TX
Brightly colored mid-century drawing on paper of birds by artist Irmgard von Reppert, circa 1960, signed lower right. Original artwork on paper displayed on a white mat with a gold ...
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1960s Vintage Art Drawings

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Ink

Skeletons - Polish Art Master, Contemporary Surreal Drawing, XXI Century
By Franciszek Starowieyski
Located in Warsaw, PL
Drawing on paper, 1975 FRANCISZEK STAROWIEYSKI (b.1930- d.2009) studied paitning at Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków and Warsaw (1949-1955). He specialized in poster, drawing, paintin...
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1970s Surrealist Vintage Art Drawings

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Paper, Carbon Pencil

French Israeli Art Deco Nude Ink Drawing Woman Bathing School of Paris
By Chana Orloff
Located in Surfside, FL
actual sheet is 14.60 inches by 10.30 inches Chana Orloff (12 July 1888 – 16 December 1968) was a Russian-French-Israeli Art deco and figurative art sculptor. Hana Orloff was born i...
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1930s Art Deco Vintage Art Drawings

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Paper, India Ink

Drawing II
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Tbilisi, GE
Original drawing on paper. Signed by the artist. Authenticated by Pierre Vasarely year: 50's Unique
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Mid-20th Century Contemporary Vintage Art Drawings

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Pencil, Mixed Media

Surrealist Drawing
By Salvador Dalí­
Located in New York, NY
In this pencil drawing, one can see the importance Salvador Dali placed on the mind’s unleashed creativity. This sketch, which was most likely taken from one of Dali's sketchbooks, h...
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Late 20th Century Surrealist Vintage Art Drawings

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Pencil

Mode Drawing : Elegant Short Dresses - Original watercolor & Gouache drawing
By Rosy Andreasi-Verdier
Located in Paris, FR
Rosy ANDREASI-VERDIER (1934-2015) Mode drawing : Elegant Short Dresses Original gouache and watercolor drawing Bears the "Rosy Andreasi Verdier" Archives stamp bottom left...
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Mid-20th Century Realist Vintage Art Drawings

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Ink, Watercolor, Gouache

Mode Drawing : Three Classical Dresses - Original watercolor & Ink drawing
By Rosy Andreasi-Verdier
Located in Paris, FR
Rosy ANDREASI-VERDIER (1934-2015) Mode drawing : Three Classical Dresses Original ink and watercolor drawing Bears the "Rosy Andreasi Verdier" Archives stamp bottom left O...
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Mid-20th Century Realist Vintage Art Drawings

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Ink, Watercolor

Untitled (Fernando Gutiérrez) Sans titre - Spanish Art, Dedicated Drawing
By Joan Miró
Located in London, GB
JOAN MIRÓ 1893-1983 Montroig 1893- 1983 Mallorca (Spanish) Title: Untitled (Fernando Gutiérrez) Sans titre, 1964 Technique: Unique Signed and Dedicated Drawing in Crayon on Paper ...
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1960s Vintage Art Drawings

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Crayon, Pen

Nickle Drawing
By Dorothy Dehner
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Nickle Drawing Ink and watercolor on laid paper, 1982 Signed and dated lower right in ink The title references a comment that her husband, David Smith, made regarding her drawings. ...
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1980s Abstract Vintage Art Drawings

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Watercolor

Nude - British Art Deco drawing reclining erotic female nude portrait RA artist
By Christopher Sanders
Located in London, GB
An original circa 1940 drawing painted by Royal Academy artist Christopher Sanders. A fine example of a Modern British nude drawing by an artist who exhibited hundreds of times at Th...
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1940s Art Deco Vintage Art Drawings

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Chalk, Charcoal, Pencil

Clifford Ellis Mid-Century Abstract drawing Modern British Art
By Clifford Ellis
Located in London, GB
We acquired a series of paintings and drawings from Clifford and Rosemary Ellis's studio. To find more scroll down to "More from this Seller" and below it click on "See all from this...
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Vintage Art Drawings

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Gouache

Abstract drawing n°1
By Julien Dinou
Located in Geneva, CH
Drawing on paper without frame Size A4
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1970s Abstract Vintage Art Drawings

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Oil Pastel

  • Abstract drawing n°1
  • Abstract drawing n°1
  • Abstract drawing n°1
  • Abstract drawing n°1
H 8.27 in. W 11.7 in. D 0.04 in.
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Vintage Art Drawings For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a broad range of vintage art drawings for sale on 1stDibs. Today, if you’re looking for Expressionist editions of these works and are unable to find the perfect match for your home, our selection also includes Contemporary. These items have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. You can search the vintage art drawings that we have for sale on 1stDibs by color — popular works were created in bold and neutral palettes with elements of gray, beige, brown and white. Leo Guida, Mino Maccari, George Wachsteter, Reginald K. Gee and Les Anderson took a thoughtful approach to this subject that are worth considering. The range of these distinct pieces — often created in paint, watercolor and paper — can elevate any room of your home.

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Prices for art of this kind can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — vintage art drawings in our inventory begin at $1 and can go as high as $825,000, while the average can fetch as much as $794.

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