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Abstract drawing n°8
By Julien Dinou
Located in Geneva, CH
Drawing on paper without frame Size A4
Category

1960s Abstract Vintage Drawings

Materials

Oil Pastel

  • Abstract drawing n°8
  • Vintage Abstract drawing n°8
  • Abstract drawing n°8
  • Vintage Abstract drawing n°8
H 8.27 in. W 11.7 in. D 0.04 in.
Abstract drawing n°1
By Julien Dinou
Located in Geneva, CH
Drawing on paper without frame Size A4
Category

1970s Abstract Vintage Drawings

Materials

Oil Pastel

  • Abstract drawing n°1
  • Vintage Abstract drawing n°1
  • Abstract drawing n°1
  • Vintage Abstract drawing n°1
H 8.27 in. W 11.7 in. D 0.04 in.
Abstract drawing n°7
By Julien Dinou
Located in Geneva, CH
Drawing on paper without frame Size A4
Category

1960s Abstract Vintage Drawings

Materials

Oil Pastel

  • Abstract drawing n°7
  • Vintage Abstract drawing n°7
  • Abstract drawing n°7
  • Vintage 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
Category

1960s Abstract Vintage Drawings

Materials

Oil Pastel

  • Abstract drawing n°2
  • Vintage Abstract drawing n°2
  • Abstract drawing n°2
  • Vintage 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
Category

1960s Abstract Vintage Drawings

Materials

Oil Pastel

  • Abstract drawing n°3
  • Vintage Abstract drawing n°3
  • Abstract drawing n°3
  • Vintage Abstract drawing n°3
H 8.27 in. W 11.7 in. D 0.04 in.
Figurative, Drawing, Graphite, Pencil, Paper, Drawing, Female, Body
Located in Inglewood, CA
graphite pencil on paper
Category

1990s Conceptual Vintage Drawings

Materials

Paper, Pencil, Color Pencil, Graphite

Abstract drawing n°16
By Julien Dinou
Located in Geneva, CH
Drawing on paper without frame Size A4
Category

1960s Abstract Vintage Drawings

Materials

Oil Pastel

  • Abstract drawing n°16
  • Vintage Abstract drawing n°16
  • Abstract drawing n°16
  • Vintage 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
Category

1960s Abstract Vintage Drawings

Materials

Oil Pastel

  • Abstract drawing n°11
  • Vintage Abstract drawing n°11
  • Abstract drawing n°11
  • Vintage 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
Category

1960s Abstract Vintage Drawings

Materials

Oil Pastel

  • Abstract drawing n°10
  • Vintage Abstract drawing n°10
  • Abstract drawing n°10
  • Vintage Abstract drawing n°10
H 8.27 in. W 11.7 in. D 0.04 in.
Abstract drawing n°5 - Vendanges
By Julien Dinou
Located in Geneva, CH
Drawing on paper without frame Size A4
Category

1960s Abstract Vintage Drawings

Materials

Oil Pastel

Abstract drawing n°9
By Julien Dinou
Located in Geneva, CH
Drawing on paper without frame Size A4
Category

1960s Abstract Vintage Drawings

Materials

Oil Pastel

  • Abstract drawing n°9
  • Vintage Abstract drawing n°9
  • Abstract drawing n°9
  • Vintage Abstract drawing n°9
H 8.27 in. W 11.7 in. D 0.04 in.
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...
Category

Mid-20th Century Realist Vintage Drawings

Materials

Charcoal

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...
Category

Late 20th Century Surrealist Vintage Drawings

Materials

Pencil

Furniture Drawing
Located in Houston, TX
Beautifully detailed early 20th century French drawing of furniture details, circa 1930. Signed lower right. Original artwork on paper displayed on a white mat with a gold border....
Category

1930s Vintage Drawings

Materials

Ink, Gouache

  • Furniture Drawing
  • Furniture Drawing
  • Furniture Drawing
  • Furniture Drawing
H 24 in. W 30 in. D 0.1 in.
Bridge Drawing
By Ulrich Franke
Located in Houston, TX
Line drawing with modern artistic touch of a bridge in red graphite by artist Ulrich Franke circa 1960. Original one-of-a-kind artwork on paper displayed on a white mat with a gold ...
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1950s Vintage Drawings

Materials

Paper, Graphite

  • Bridge Drawing
  • Bridge Drawing
  • Bridge Drawing
  • Bridge Drawing
H 16 in. W 20 in. D 0.1 in.
Architectural Drawing
Located in Houston, TX
Mid-century French pen and ink drawing on transfer paper of entry to lounge in pink and yellow, circa 1950. Original artwork on paper displayed on a white mat with a gold border. A...
Category

1950s Vintage Drawings

Materials

Pen

  • Architectural Drawing
  • Architectural Drawing
  • Architectural Drawing
  • Architectural Drawing
H 16 in. W 20 in. D 0.1 in.
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. ...
Category

1980s Abstract Vintage Drawings

Materials

Watercolor

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
Category

Mid-20th Century Contemporary Vintage Drawings

Materials

Pencil, Mixed Media

WW1 Drawing
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Drawing on Paper Signature: Signed Lower Right
Category

20th Century Vintage Drawings

Materials

Paper

  • WW1 Drawing
  • WW1 Drawing
  • WW1 Drawing
  • WW1 Drawing
H 12.50 in. W 16.25 in.
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 ...
Category

1960s Abstract Expressionist Vintage Drawings

Materials

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...
Category

Late 20th Century American Impressionist Vintage Drawings

Materials

Paper, Ink, Permanent Marker

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".
Category

20th Century Vintage Drawings

Materials

Paper, Ink

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...
Category

1970s Pop Art Vintage Drawings

Materials

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.
Drawing School #1
By Richard Royce
Located in San Francisco, CA
This artwork "Drawing School" 2013 is a ink and ink wash drawing on paper, by noted American artist Richard Benjamin Royce, born 1941. It is signed and dated at the middle right by...
Category

Late 20th Century Realist Vintage Drawings

Materials

Ink

  • Drawing School #1
  • Drawing School #1
  • Drawing School #1
  • Drawing School #1
H 21 in. W 17 in. D 0.65 in.
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 Drawings

Materials

Graphite

  • Nude Female Drawing
  • Nude Female Drawing
  • Nude Female Drawing
  • Nude Female Drawing
H 30 in. W 24 in. D 0.1 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 ...
Category

1960s Vintage Drawings

Materials

Ink

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...
Category

Mid-20th Century Realist Vintage Drawings

Materials

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 Drawings

Materials

Ink, Watercolor

Drawing "Rooster"
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Drawing "Rooster", done in pencil, 20th century Frame - H: 83 cm, W: 64 cm, D: 5 cm Drawing - H: 61 cm, W: 38 cm.
Category

20th Century European Vintage Drawings

Materials

Paper

  • Drawing "Rooster"
  • Drawing "Rooster"
  • Drawing "Rooster"
  • Drawing "Rooster"
H 32.68 in. W 25.2 in. D 1.97 in.
Abstract drawing n°13
By Julien Dinou
Located in Geneva, CH
Drawing on paper without frame Size A4
Category

1960s Abstract Vintage Drawings

Materials

Oil Pastel

  • Abstract drawing n°13
  • Abstract drawing n°13
  • Abstract drawing n°13
  • Abstract drawing n°13
H 8.27 in. W 11.7 in. D 0.04 in.
"Yesterday's Ladies" Figurative Drawing
By Virginia J Hughins
Located in Soquel, CA
Charming "Yesterday's Ladies" drawing by Aptos, California artist Virginia J Hughins,(Virginia Brubaker DeWolf), (American, 1923-2004). Presented in a rustic black wood frame. Signed...
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1990s American Impressionist Vintage Drawings

Materials

Paper, Carbon Pencil

Seated Portrait Drawing 20th Century Graphite Drawing
By Rip Matteson
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 20th century graphite on paper portrait drawing is by Oakland artist Rip Matteson (1920-2011). Matteson was educated at U.C. Berkeley, C.C.A.C, Scuola di Belle Arte in Rome, the...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Vintage Drawings

Materials

Paper, Graphite

Pablo Picasso Drawing 'Nu couché endormi' Drawing 1954
By Pablo Picasso
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Drawn in 1954 by Picasso, this fine piece of work is a recognizable mark of his unique style. 'Nu couché endormi' is executed on cream wove paper, with intentional linework depicting...
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1950s Cubist Vintage Drawings

Materials

Paper, Pencil

Nude woman pastel drawing
By José Luis Fuentetaja
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Frame size 59x74 Is born in Madrid on the 21st july 1951. After attending primary school, he starts to grow an enormous tendency for drawing. At the age of 14 he begins to work in ...
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1990s Realist Vintage Drawings

Materials

Pastel

Female nude charcoal drawing
By Josep Maria Vayreda Canadell
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Frame size 60x42 cm. Josep Maria Vayreda Canadell Year of birth: 1932 Biography: Member of a family spanish saga of artists, which highlighted Joaquim Vayreda, founder of the so-cal...
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1990s Post-Modern Vintage Drawings

Materials

Charcoal

Abstract drawing n°15
By Julien Dinou
Located in Geneva, CH
Drawing on paper without frame Size A4
Category

1960s Abstract Vintage Drawings

Materials

Oil Pastel

  • Abstract drawing n°15
  • Abstract drawing n°15
  • Abstract drawing n°15
  • Abstract drawing n°15
H 8.27 in. W 11.7 in. D 0.04 in.
Mode Drawing : Green and Blue Dresses - Original watercolor & Gouache drawing
By Rosy Andreasi-Verdier
Located in Paris, FR
Rosy ANDREASI-VERDIER (1934-2015) Mode drawing : Green and Blue Dresses Original gouache and watercolor drawing Bears the "Rosy Andreasi Verdier" Archives stamp bottom lef...
Category

Mid-20th Century Realist Vintage Drawings

Materials

Ink, India Ink, Watercolor

Mode Drawing : Three Dresses with Bell - Original watercolor & Ink drawing
By Rosy Andreasi-Verdier
Located in Paris, FR
Rosy ANDREASI-VERDIER (1934-2015) Mode drawing : Three Dresses with Bell Original ink and watercolor drawing Bears the "Rosy Andreasi Verdier" Archives stamp bottom right On vellum ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Realist Vintage Drawings

Materials

Ink, Watercolor

Two-sided drawing
By Carl Andre
Located in New York, NY
CARL ANDRE Untitled Drawing, 1984 Felt tip pen, marker and stamp on Postmarked (franked) card to Lynn Charles Foster 3 3/5 × 6 1/10 inches Hand-signed by artist, Hand signed by Carl ...
Category

1980s Minimalist Vintage Drawings

Materials

Ink, Felt Pen

Abstract drawing n°17
By Julien Dinou
Located in Geneva, CH
Drawing on paper without frame Size A4
Category

Late 20th Century Abstract Vintage Drawings

Materials

Oil Pastel

  • Abstract drawing n°17
  • Abstract drawing n°17
  • Abstract drawing n°17
  • Abstract drawing n°17
H 8.27 in. W 11.7 in. D 0.04 in.
Abstract drawing n°12
By Julien Dinou
Located in Geneva, CH
Drawing on paper without frame Size A4
Category

1960s Abstract Vintage Drawings

Materials

Oil Pastel

  • Abstract drawing n°12
  • Abstract drawing n°12
  • Abstract drawing n°12
  • Abstract drawing n°12
H 8.27 in. W 11.7 in. D 0.04 in.
Abstract drawing n°14
By Julien Dinou
Located in Geneva, CH
Drawing on paper without frame Size A4
Category

1960s Abstract Vintage Drawings

Materials

Oil Pastel

  • Abstract drawing n°14
  • Abstract drawing n°14
  • Abstract drawing n°14
  • Abstract drawing n°14
H 8.27 in. W 11.7 in. D 0.04 in.
Landscape - Original Drawing - 1970s
Located in Roma, IT
Landscape is an original drawing in China Ink Drawing realized by an anonymous artist in the 1970s. Fair conditions with folding and cautaways on margins. The artwork is depicted t...
Category

1970s Contemporary Vintage Drawings

Materials

Ink

  • Landscape - Original Drawing - 1970s
  • Landscape - Original Drawing - 1970s
H 13.78 in. W 20.48 in. D 0.08 in.
Untitled (Colorful Sculptural Drawing)
By Joel Shapiro
Located in Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Provenance: McIntosh/Drysdale Gallery, Washington, DC............ Joel Shapiro (born September 27, 1941, New York City, New York) is an American sculptor renowned for his dynamic wo...
Category

1980s Contemporary Vintage Drawings

Materials

Pastel, Archival Paper

Dora Maar Drawing
By Dora Maar
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Pointillist composition by Dora Maar, circa 1960. Authenticity stamp of the auction that took place in 1998 in Paris. Black ink on cream white paper. 20th century, undated. ...
Category

1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Drawings

Materials

Paper

  • Dora Maar Drawing
  • Dora Maar Drawing
  • Dora Maar Drawing
  • Dora Maar Drawing
H 20.48 in. W 24.02 in. D 0.79 in.
Drawing of Legs
By Werner Bell
Located in Houston, TX
Mid-century pencil sketch of legs by artist Werner Bell, 1964. Original artwork on paper displayed on a white mat with a gold border. Mat fits a standard-sized frame. Archival plas...
Category

1960s Vintage Drawings

Materials

Pencil

  • Drawing of Legs
  • Drawing of Legs
  • Drawing of Legs
  • Drawing of Legs
H 16 in. W 12 in. D 0.1 in.
Sailors - Original Drawing - 1950s
Located in Roma, IT
Sailors is an original artwork realized by an artist in 1950s. This pencil drawing represents three sailors sitting on some steps. The conditions are good. The original design is ...
Category

1950s Vintage Drawings

Materials

Pencil, Paper

  • Sailors - Original Drawing - 1950s
  • Sailors - Original Drawing - 1950s
H 10.2 in. W 17.68 in. D 0.04 in.
Figure - Original Drawing - 1970s
Located in Roma, IT
Figure is an original artwork realized by an artist of the 1970s. Chalk drawing on black cardboard. Good conditions. Illegible signature in white chalk on the lower right margin.
Category

1970s Modern Vintage Drawings

Materials

Chalk, Cardboard

  • Figure - Original Drawing - 1970s
  • Figure - Original Drawing - 1970s
H 19.49 in. W 13.67 in. D 0.04 in.
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 Drawings

Materials

Paper, Pencil

Toiler's House Drawing
By George Demont Otis
Located in Soquel, CA
Significant 1940s work titled "Toiler's House" by George Demont Otis (American, 1879-1962). Titled "Toiler's House on the bottom left and signed "George Demont Otis" on the bottom ri...
Category

1940s American Impressionist Vintage Drawings

Materials

Paper, Crayon, Pencil

French Geometric Technical Drawing
Located in Houston, TX
French technical drawing of geometric shapes, c.1980. Academic drawing of geometric shapes and perspectives on hand laid paper. Original artwork on paper displayed on a white mat w...
Category

1980s Vintage Drawings

Materials

Paper, Pencil

French Geometric Technical Drawing
Located in Houston, TX
French technical drawing of geometric shapes, c.1980. Academic drawing of geometric shapes and perspectives on hand laid paper. Original artwork on paper displayed on a white mat w...
Category

1980s Vintage Drawings

Materials

Paper, Pencil

Sir Eduardo Paolozzi industrial drawings, (2 drawings), 20th Century, Scottish
By Sir Eduardo Paolozzi
Located in Petworth, West Sussex
Sir Eduardo Luigi Paolozzi CBE RA (Scottish, 1924 – 2005) Industrial abstract; and another similar Pencil, crayon and ink on paper 8 x 11.1/2 in. (20.3 x 29 cm.) (both)
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20th Century Abstract Geometric Vintage Drawings

Materials

Paper, Crayon, Ink, Pencil

Mode Drawing : Fall Elegant Dresses - Original watercolor & Gouache drawing
By Rosy Andreasi-Verdier
Located in Paris, FR
Rosy ANDREASI-VERDIER (1934-2015) Mode drawing : Fall Elegant Dresses Original gouache and watercolor drawing Bears the "Rosy Andreasi Verdier" Archives stamp bottom left ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Realist Vintage Drawings

Materials

Ink, Watercolor, Gouache

Mode Drawing : Three Colorful Dresses - Original watercolor & Gouache drawing
By Rosy Andreasi-Verdier
Located in Paris, FR
Rosy ANDREASI-VERDIER (1934-2015) Mode drawing : Three Colorful Dresses Original gouache and watercolor drawing Bears the "Rosy Andreasi Verdier" Archives stamp bottom lef...
Category

Mid-20th Century Realist Vintage Drawings

Materials

Ink, Watercolor, Gouache

Mode Drawing : Military Inspired Dresses - Original watercolor & Ink drawing
By Rosy Andreasi-Verdier
Located in Paris, FR
Rosy ANDREASI-VERDIER (1934-2015) Mode drawing : Military Inspired Dresses Original watercolor, ink and lavish drawing Bears the "Rosy Andreasi Verdier" Archives stamp bottom left O...
Category

Mid-20th Century Realist Vintage Drawings

Materials

Ink, Watercolor

Mode Drawing : Three Elegant Coats - Original watercolor & Gouache drawing
By Rosy Andreasi-Verdier
Located in Paris, FR
Rosy ANDREASI-VERDIER (1934-2015) Mode drawing : Three Elegant Coats Original gouache and watercolor drawing Bears the "Rosy Andreasi Verdier" Archives stamp bottom left On vellum 4...
Category

Mid-20th Century Realist Vintage Drawings

Materials

Watercolor, Gouache

Maternity - Original signed drawing
By Edouard Goerg
Located in Paris, FR
Edouard Goerg (1893 - 1969) Maternity Original black ink drawing Signed with the stamp of the artist Paper size 10 x 13 inches Manuscript of the artist on the back Good condition ...
Category

1950s Modern Vintage Drawings

Materials

Ink

Architectural Drawing of Lounge
Located in Houston, TX
Mid-century French pen and ink drawing on transfer paper of a bar lounge with pink accent, circa 1950. Original artwork on paper displayed on a white mat with a gold border. Archiv...
Category

1950s Vintage Drawings

Materials

Pen

Ink Drawing - Harbor Crane
By Kei Mitsuuchi
Located in Houston, TX
Bold black and white ink sketch of a crane docked at an industrial harbor by Franco-Japanese artist Kei Mitsuuchi, circa 1990. Original artwork on paper displayed on a white mat wi...
Category

1990s Vintage Drawings

Materials

Paper, Ink

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