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1940s Charcoal and Pencil Portrait of a Man
Located in Arp, TX
Artist Unknown "Tie and Glasses" c. 1940s Charcoal and pencil on paper 13.5"x17" image 15.5"x19" paper unframed $250 Unsigned *Listed price reflects custom framing selected by seller...
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1940s Modern Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Charcoal, Carbon Pencil

Self Portrait of the Artist w Glasses, Watercolor Painting in Brown, Circa 1940
By Clyde Follett Seavey
Located in San Francisco, CA
This circa 1950s watercolor on paper self-portrait in brown is by San Francisco artist Clyde Follett Seavey (1920-1991). Seavey studied at UC Berkeley and California College of Arts ...
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1940s American Modern Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Expressive Male Portrait Study 1940-50s Graphite
By Richard Caldwell Brewer
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1940-50s graphite on paper portrait study of a young man is by second generation New York School artist Richard Caldwell Brewer (1923-2014). Brewer along with his charmed circle...
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1940s Abstract Expressionist Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Graphite

1940s WPA American Modernist Portrait Watercolor Painting, Farmer with Hat Blue
Located in Denver, CO
Original watercolor on paper of a portrait of a farmer by WPA era artist Watson Bidwell (1904-1964) from 1940. Signed and dated by the artist verso. Presented in a custom frame with...
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1940s American Modern Portrait Paintings

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Watercolor, Archival Paper

1940-50s Graphite on Paper Portrait Study
By Calvin Anderson
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1940-50s graphite on paper male portrait study is by Bay Area painter, printmaker, and designer Calvin Anderson (b. 1925). He studied at CCAC and Art Center College in the 1940s...
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1950s Modern Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Graphite

Facial Expressions Seen at the Cinema - Original Drawing - 1940s
Located in Roma, IT
Facial Expressions Seen at the Cinema is an original China Ink Drawing realized by an artist in 1940s. Signature unreadable. Good condition on a white little paper.
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1940s Modern Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink

Judaica Pastel Portrait Rabbi Painting WPA Era Artist, Social Realist
By Bernard Gussow
Located in Surfside, 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

Portrait of Woman - Original China and Watercolor by Carlo Caroli - 1940s
Located in Roma, IT
Portrait of Woman is an original drawing in china and water color on paper by Carlo Caroli in the 1940s. Hand-signed at the bottom of the image. Sheet dimension: 31 x 24 cm The st...
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1950s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Watercolor

Mid Century Seated Nude Figure, Female Figure Study Watercolor
By Joseph Yeager
Located in Soquel, CA
Graceful depiction of seated nude female figure by Joseph Yeager (American, 20th Century). Unsigned, but was acquired with a collection of Joseph Yeager works directly from the estat...
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Mid-20th Century American Realist Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil, Paper, Watercolor

"Estudiante" - Portrait of a Mexican Girl
By Joseph Yeager
Located in Soquel, CA
Portrait of a Mexican girl in church by Joseph Yeager (early-mid 20th Century) on heavy bond watercolor paper with ragged edges. Signed "Joe Yeager" in the lower right corner. There ...
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Mid-20th Century American Impressionist Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Mid-Century Cottage in the Woods Landscape Watercolor
By Joseph Yeager
Located in Soquel, CA
Charming mid century watercolor landscape of a cottage in the woods, executed with phenomenal attention to detail, by Joseph Yeager (early-mid 20th Century) on heavy bond watercolor ...
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Mid-20th Century American Realist Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Saxophone Player, New York 1940-50s Graphite
By Richard Caldwell Brewer
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1940-50s graphite on paper drawing of a man playing the saxophone is by second generation New York School artist Richard Caldwell Brewer (1923-2014). Brewer along with his charm...
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1940s Abstract Expressionist Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Graphite

Three Modernist Faces 1940-50s Graphite
By Richard Caldwell Brewer
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1940-50s graphite on paper Modernist portrait study is by second generation New York School artist Richard Caldwell Brewer (1923-2014). Brewer along with his charmed circle of a...
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1940s Abstract Expressionist Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Graphite

Expressionist Seated Figure Sketch 1940-50s Ink & Graphite
By Richard Caldwell Brewer
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1940-50s ink and graphite on paper seated figure study is by second generation New York School artist Richard Caldwell Brewer (1923-2014). Brewer along with his charmed circle o...
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1940s Abstract Expressionist Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Ink, Graphite

Vintage Drawing of Two Society Ladies 1940-50s Graphite
By Richard Caldwell Brewer
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1940-50s graphite on paper drawing of two women is by second generation New York School artist Richard Caldwell Brewer (1923-2014). Brewer along with his charmed circle of artis...
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1940s Abstract Expressionist Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Graphite

Double-Sided Stylized Sketch of Two Male Figures 1940-50s Graphite
By Richard Caldwell Brewer
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1940-50s graphite on paper male figure study is by second generation New York School artist Richard Caldwell Brewer (1923-2014). Brewer along with his charmed circle of artist f...
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1940s Abstract Expressionist Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Graphite

Man With Beret And Lying Man - 1940s - Paul-Franz Namur - Drawing - Modern
By Paul-Franz Namur
Located in Roma, IT
Man With Beret And Lying Man is an original artwork realized by Paul-Franz Namur in the first half of the XX century. Pencil on paper. Hand-signed in pencil by the artist on the low...
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1940s Modern Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil

Two Men Around a Table - 1940s - Paul-Franz Namur - Drawing - Modern
By Paul-Franz Namur
Located in Roma, IT
Two Men Around a Table is an original artwork realized by Paul-Franz Namur in the 1940s. Pencil on paper. Hand-signed by the artist on the lower right margin. Passepartout and wood ...
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1940s Modern Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil

Portrait of a Woman in Ink, Mid 20th Century
By Helen Sewell Rennie
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1930-1950 ink on peach paper portrait of a woman is by Washington D.C. artist Helen Rennie (1906-1989). Rennie was a WPA artist. She exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art,...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Ink

Ink Wash Female Portrait 1930-50s Drawing
By Helen Sewell Rennie
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1930-1950 ink on peach paper portrait of a woman is by Washington D.C. artist Helen Rennie (1906-1989). Rennie was a WPA artist. She exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art,...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Ink

"Hal Nelson" 1930-50s Charcoal Man Cigar Smoking Portrait Drawing
By Helen Sewell Rennie
Located in San Francisco, CA
Entitled "Hal Nelson" this 1930-50s charcoal portrait on paper is by Washington D.C. artist Helen Rennie (1906-1989). Rennie was a WPA artist. She exhibited at the Metropolitan Museu...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal, Paper

Art Lovers and Art Critics Analyzing Obscene Painting. Cartoon
By Richard Taylor
Located in Miami, FL
Cartoonist Richard Taylor was trained in academic art. He frequently comments on abstract art which was the new and radical thing at the time. "Curtis sees so much more in these thi...
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1940s Academic Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Board

Portrait - Original Pastel Drawing - 1940s
Located in Roma, IT
Portrait is an original drawing in Pastel realized by an anonymous artist in the 1940s. Good conditions except for a cutaway on the top-left angle. The artwork is depicted through ...
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1940s Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Oil Pastel

Stone Monument to a Forest Cabin, Mid-Century Landscape
By Joseph Yeager
Located in Soquel, CA
Stone Monument, a mid-century landscape by Joseph Yeager (early-mid 20th Century) on heavy bond watercolor paper with ragged edges. No frame. Unfinished, unsigned work. Estate of Jos...
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Mid-20th Century American Realist Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Monolith Rock - Mid Century Monterey, California Seascape
By Joseph Yeager
Located in Soquel, CA
Seascape of waves crashing against a large rock by Joseph Yeager (early-mid 20th Century) on heavy bond watercolor paper with ragged edges. Signed "Joe Yeager" in the lower right cor...
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Mid-20th Century American Realist Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Drunk man at party, Golden Age of Hollywood
By Jaro Fabry
Located in Miami, FL
During the Golden Age of Hollywood no illustrator chronicled the great stars, pin-ups and good girls better than Jaro Fabry, Work is Framed in a Modern Black wood frame.
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1940s Post-Impressionist Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Black & White Ink Illustration 1930-40s
By Clyde Follett Seavey
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1930-40s pen on paper monochrome illustration is by San Francisco artist Clyde Follett Seavey (1920-1991). Seavey studied at UC Berkeley and California College of Arts & Crafts....
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1940s American Modern Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Ink

Portrait - Original Pencil Drawing on Paper by A. Vangelli - 1940s
By Antonio Vangelli
Located in Roma, IT
Abstract Portrait is an original artwork realized by Antonio Vangelli in 1940s. Original pencil drawing on paper. The painting is glued to a cardboard. Hand-signed on the lower r...
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1940s Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Pencil

Loose Portrait Abstraction 1940-60s Charcoal
By Barbara Rogers Houseworth
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1940-60s charcoal on paper drawing is by painter and illustrator, Barbara Rogers Houseworth. Born in 1925 in Indianapolis, Indiana she received an education in Fine Arts from In...
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1940s Surrealist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Charcoal

Female Portrait - Pencil and Charcoal on Paper by J. Dreyfus-Stern - 1940s
By Jean Dreyfus-Stern
Located in Roma, IT
Female Portrait is an original contemporary artwork realized by the French artist Jean Dreyfus-Stern in the middle of the XX Century. Original drawing on paper. The signature is p...
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1940s Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil, Charcoal

Barbara Stanwyck with Friends
By George Garland
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Date: Early 1940s Medium: Ink Wash on Board Dimensions: 26.50" x 11.00" Signature: Signed Lower Left
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1940s Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Board

Modernist Portrait Study in Ink 1940-60s
By Saul Lishinsky
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1940-60s ink on paper drawing of a woman is by Bronx/New York artist Saul Lishinsky (1922-2012). Lishinsky studied with Hans Hoffman in Provincetown, and attended the Art Studen...
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1950s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Ink

Adolf Feder Jewish Ecole De Paris Watercolor Pastel Painting Boat, Harbor Scene
By Adolf Feder
Located in Surfside, FL
Adolphe Aizik Feder (Ukrainian, 1886-1943), alternate spelling Adolf Feder "Vieux Port, La Rochelle" Watercolor and pastel depicting a sailboat in the old harbor of La Rochelle, Fra...
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20th Century Expressionist Portrait Paintings

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Paper, Pastel, Watercolor

French Watercolour Breton School Mid 20th Century Fisherman
By Henri Miloch
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Breton Fisherman by Henri Miloch (1898-1979) signed lower right edge watercolour painting, with gouache and some graphite on artist's paper, unframed measurement of frameable image...
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1960s Impressionist Portrait Paintings

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Gouache, Graphite, Watercolor

French Watercolour Breton School Mid 20th Century Fishing Fleet
By Henri Miloch
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Breton Fishing Fleet by Henri Miloch (1898-1979) signed lower right and dated watercolour painting, with gouache and some graphite on artist's paper, unframed measurement of framea...
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1960s Modern Portrait Paintings

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Watercolor, Gouache, Graphite

French Neo-Impressionist Pointillist Red Dress Mid 20th Century Painting
By Louis Bellon
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Pointillist Female in Red Dress and Sheer Wrap by Louis Bellon (French 1908-1998) signed twice lower right gouache painting on paper, unframed measurements: 16.5 x 10.75 inches prov...
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Mid-20th Century Pointillist Portrait Paintings

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Watercolor, Gouache

Ecole de Paris Mid 20th Century: Wartime Figures
By Henri Miloch
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Paris: A Wartime Study of Figures Relaxing in Springtime by Henri Miloch (1898-1979) Unsigned watercolour, graphite and gouache painting on artist's paper, unframed Sheet: 12.25 x 9...
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1940s Impressionist Portrait Paintings

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Watercolor, Gouache, Graphite

Irina Shtenberg, Portrait of a Young Woman, Watercolor on Paper, circa 1940s
Located in New York, NY
Unsigned. Attributed to Irina Valeryanovna Shtenberg. Period frame. Dimensions (unframed): Height: 13”, width: 11” Dimensions (framed): Height: 15”, width: 12-7/8” All the w...
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Vintage 1940s Russian Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Paper

Ecole de Paris Mid 20th Century Equine Carthorse Portrait
By Henri Miloch
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Cart Horse "Gamin" aged 3 by Henri Miloch (1898-1979) signed and inscribed lower right watercolour, graphite and gouache painting on stiff artist's paper, unframed Image: 12 x 9.25 ...
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1950s Impressionist Animal Paintings

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Watercolor, Gouache, Graphite

Vintage 1940-50s Charcoal Portrait Study of Young Men Smoking in New York
By Richard Caldwell Brewer
Located in San Francisco, CA
This vintage 1940-50s charcoal portrait study of two young men smoking in New York is by second generation New York School artist Richard Caldwell Brewer (1923-2014). Brewer along wi...
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1940s Abstract Expressionist Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal

Modernist Portrait of a Woman on a Train in Ink
By Saul Lishinsky
Located in San Francisco, CA
This circa 1940s -1960s monochromatic ink on paper portrait of a woman on a train is by Bronx/New York artist Saul Lishinsky (1922-2012). Lishinsky studied with Hans Hofmann in Provi...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Ink

Impressionist Portrait of a Couple at a Pier, Watercolour, British Artist,Signed
By John Strickland Goodall
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Impressionist Portrait of a Couple at a Pier, Watercolour, British Artist,Signed By British artist 'John Strickland Goodall', Early 20th Century Signed by the artist on the lower rig...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Portrait Paintings

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Watercolor

Tennis Player in Serving Motion
Located in London, GB
'Tennis Player in Serving Motion', ink drawing on paper, by Lucienne Pageot-Rousseaux (circa 1940s). The artist was renowned for creating works depicting dancers and athletes in moti...
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1940s Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Ink

The Marriage Proposal, Impressionist Original "The Important Question", Signed
By John Strickland Goodall
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Portrait of a Marriage Proposal, Impressionist Portrait "The Important Question", Signed By British artist 'John Strickland Goodall', Early 20th Century Signed by the artist on the l...
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Early 20th Century Impressionist Portrait Paintings

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Watercolor

Portrait - Original Watercolor by Robert Albert Genicot - 1940s
By Robert Albert Genicot
Located in Roma, IT
Portrait is an original artwork realize by Robert Albert Genicot (1890-1981) in 1940s. Watercolor and oil on cardboard. The painting is in excellent conditions, signed by the artis...
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1940s Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Modernist Male Figure in Ink, Circa 1940s
By Helen Sewell Rennie
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1930-1950 ink on buff-colored paper portrait of a seated nude is by Washington D.C. artist Helen Rennie (1906-1989). Rennie was a WPA artist. She exhibited at the Metropolitan M...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Paper

1940s Figurative Nude Sketch in Charcoal
By Rip Matteson
Located in San Francisco, CA
This circa 1945 charcoal on paper figurative sketch 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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1940s American Modern Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Charcoal

1940's Provence French Lady in Floral Garden Reading - Post Impressionist artist
By Louis Bellon
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Lady in Blue by Louis Bellon (French 1908-1998) Signed From a batch of similar work where most were dated 1942-1947 watercolour painting on paper, unframed measurements: 14 x 10 inc...
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Mid-20th Century Post-Impressionist Portrait Paintings

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Watercolor

Conger Metcalf Watercolor Painting, Portrait of a Woman
By Conger A. Metcalf
Located in Atlanta, GA
Original watercolor painting by Conger Metcalf, circa 1940s. It is signed on the lower right. Retains it's original carved wood frame. Size noted below is framed size. Metcalf was...
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Vintage 1940s American Aesthetic Movement Paintings

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Glass, Wood, Paint, Paper

1940s Pastel on Paper Study for a Portrait in Red
By Michael Insinna
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1940s pastel on paper portrait study is by East Coast painter, teacher, and illustrator Michael Insinna (1912-1976). He studied at Cooper Union and the Art Students League in Ne...
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1940s Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Pastel

Return to the Village, 1940s Southwest Abstract Portrait Watercolor Painting
By Howard Schleeter
Located in Denver, CO
Watercolor on paper painting by Howard Behling Schleeter (1903-1976) titled "Return to the Village" from 1944. Modernist abstracted portrait of figure with houses in the background i...
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1940s American Modern Abstract Paintings

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Watercolor

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