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David Klein Art

American, 1918-2005
David Klein was an immensely prolific travel posterist who worked primarily for TWA and produced dozens of posters for the now-defunct global carrier. He designed several different series for TWA, ranging from early work that was realistic to later work that was cartoon-like in style. David Klein was born in El Paso, Texas in February of 1918. He moved to California where he attended the Art Center School [later renamed the Art Center College of Design] in Los Angeles. During the 1930s, he was an active member of the California Watercolor Society. This group of artists often chose to paint watercolors depicting scenes of everyday life in the cities and suburbs of California. They painted directly with little or no preliminary pencil drawings and used paper as a ‘color’ in a new and creative way.
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Klein, Original TWA Poster, India, Sacred Elephant, Plane, Tourism Aviation 1960
By David Klein
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Travel advertising poster from the TWA company to promote tourism in India. Artist: Klein David (1918-2005) Title: India – Fly TWA Jets Date: circa 1960 P...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern David Klein Art

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Vintage Fly TWA Airlines to Los Angles Poster by Artist David Klein, circa 1960s
By David Klein
Located in St. Louis, MO
Super cool 1960s Fly TWA Airlines to Los Angles poster by famed artist David Klein. In very nice vintage condition, with only a few pins holes in the corne...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage David Klein Art

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'TWA London' Original Vintage Travel Poster by David Klein, 1950s
By David Klein
Located in Devon, GB
During the 1950s and 1960s, American artist David Klein created dozens of alluring posters for Howard Hughes' glamorous Trans World Airlines, capturing the excitement and adventure of travel. His iconic designs, with their bright and colorful illustrations of famous landmarks, won many awards and came to define the spirit of the jet age. Issued by Trans World Airlines circa 1954, a Queen's Guard stands sentry in front of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament on Klein's painterly poster to advertise TWA flights to London, during a period of burgeoning interest in England following the 1953...
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1950s American Modern Vintage David Klein Art

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New York c1960s TWA Travel Advertising Poster, David Klein
By David Klein
Located in Bath, Somerset
We adore this original 1960s TWA New York travel poster designed by David Klein. Klein's depiction of Times Square with wonderfully bright and eye-popping...
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20th Century American David Klein Art

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Original Fly TWA India vintage travel poster David Klein
By David Klein
Located in Spokane, WA
Original Fly TWA India vintage travel poster. Artist: David Klein. Archival linen backed in very fine condition, ready to frame. This poster features a...
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1960s American Modern David Klein Art

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Spain - Fly TWA original vintage travel poster by David Klein
By David Klein
Located in London, GB
To see our other original vintage travel posters, 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 th...
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1960s David Klein Art

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Original Vintage Airline Travel Poster Las Vegas TWA David Klein Midcentury
By David Klein
Located in London, GB
Original vintage mid-century airline travel poster advertising Las Vegas Fly TWA Trans World Airlines featuring a colourful design by the notable American artist David Klein (1918-20...
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1950s American Vintage David Klein Art

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Original Vintage Airline Travel Poster Las Vegas TWA David Klein Midcentury
By David Klein
Located in London, GB
Original vintage mid-century airline travel poster advertising Las Vegas Fly TWA Trans World Airlines featuring a colourful design by the notable American artist David Klein (1918-20...
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1950s David Klein Art

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The circa 1960 original travel poster by David Klein titled "Fly TWA The Orient"
By David Klein
Located in PARIS, FR
The circa 1960 original travel poster by David Klein titled "Fly TWA The Orient" epitomizes the golden age of air travel and the allure of exotic destinations. Created for Trans Worl...
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1960s David Klein Art

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Original Egypt Fly TWA Airlines vintage poster
By David Klein
Located in Spokane, WA
Original Egypt Fly TWA vintage poster. Artist: David Klein. Linen backed in excellent condition, grade A. Ready to frame. A camel head dominates the image with a very colorful tassel-decorated harness. Beautifully contrasting with the clear blue sky and the TWA airplane. David Klein does not sign the poster. It was produced during the Israeli and Egyptian conflict going on at the time. He produced the artwork for the posters, but all posters going to Egypt remained unsigned. TWA (Trans World Airlines) was formed in 1924 as Transcontinental & Western Air. The airline's first route was from New York to Los Angeles, followed by multiple National routes. The airline expanded to serve Europe, the Middle East, and Asia after WWII when the company was under Howard Hughes's owner's control from 1939 until 1961. Hughes was a dominant force in expanding and promoting his company's routes. The economy was vastly improving, and travel by air for business and pleasure increased, too. Posters were a crucial element in promoting this form of travel and TWA. The airline started a decline in the 1970s that ended up in a third bankruptcy that caused its acquisition by American Airlines in 2001. The airline operated in 132 destinations worldwide and had a fleet size of 190. This Rome poster was created by the gifted American artist David Klein (1918 -2005), and depicts a member of the Pontifical Swiss Guard in the center wearing the iconic yellow, blue, and red uniform. The Guard is playing a drum that has the pontifical emblem. In the background, we see a representation of the ancient Roman Coliseum and the Baroque Saint...
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1960s American Realist David Klein Art

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Original New York Fly TWA - Trans World Airlines vintage travel poster
By David Klein
Located in Spokane, WA
NEW YORK FLY TWA is an original vintage travel poster created by David Klein. Size 25.25" x 40". Archival linen is backed in very good condition, Grade A, and is ready to frame. No damage, no restoration, no stains, no tape, just an excellent condition original. Klein is best remembered for the dozens of destination advertisements he created for TWA during the 1950s and ‘60s. For Destination New York, Klein creates a stacked perspective of some of the city’s best-known sights, piling landmark upon a landmark – St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Rockefeller Plaza’s Prometheus et al. – then crowning them with a bust of the Statue of Liberty, and the typeface of the New York Times. TWA (Trans World Airlines) was formed in 1924 as Transcontinental & Western Air. The airline's first route was from New York to Los Angeles, followed by multiple National routes. The airline expanded to serve Europe, the Middle East, and Asia after WWII when the company was under Howard Hughes's owner's control from 1939 until 1961. Hughes was a dominant force in expanding and promoting his company's routes. The economy was vastly improving, and travel by air for business and pleasure...
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1960s American Modern David Klein Art

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Original 'Germany Fly TWA Jets' vintage travel poster Trans World Airlines
By David Klein
Located in Spokane, WA
Original David Klein, Germany Fly TWA Jets (Smaller format)—professional acid-free archival linen backing; ready to frame. The image of this original travel to Germany scene features an old cathedral in the background and a wrought iron decorative 'rathauskeller' wine sign. The statue in the center holding the two birds spewing water. About the fountain: Gänsemännchenbrunnen (The Geeseman Fountain) depicting Philip Melanchthon, anonymous (presumed cast by Pankraz Labenwolf), ca. 1526, Nuremberg, Germany During the 1950s and 1960s, David Klein designed and illustrated dozens of posters for Howard Hughes’ Trans World Airlines (TWA). They remain the iconic images of the Jet Set Era. Up, up and away! David Klein was an American artist, best known for his influential work in advertising. Klein is best remembered for the iconic travel images he created for Howard Hughes and Trans World Airlines (TWA) during the 1950s and 1960s. TWA (Trans World Airlines) was formed in 1924 as Transcontinental & Western Air. The airline's first route was New York to Los Angeles, soon followed by multiple National routes. The airline expanded to serve Europe, the Middle East and Asia after WWII when the company was under the control of Howard Hughes, owner from 1939 until 1961. Hughes was a dominant force in expanding and promoting his company's routes. The economy was vastly improving, and travel by air for business and...
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1960s American Modern David Klein Art

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1960 TWA - Paris Original Vintage Poster
By David Klein
Located in Winchester, GB
This poster was created in 1960 for Howard Hughes’ Trans World Airlines promoting their routes to Los Angeles, California. Illustrated by influential American artist David Klein, thi...
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1960s American Vintage David Klein Art

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Linen, Paper

Original Rome Fly TWA Jets vintage American travel poster
By David Klein
Located in Spokane, WA
Original Rome Fly TWA Jets vintage travel poster. Conservation linen backed in excellent condition, ready to frame. This is the earlier edition of the image Before ‘up up and away’! TWA (Trans World Airlines) was formed in 1924 as Transcontinental & Western Air. The airline's first route was from New York to Los Angeles, followed by multiple National routes. The airline expanded to serve Europe, the Middle East, and Asia after WWII when the company was under Howard Hughes's owner's control from 1939 until 1961. Hughes was a dominant force in expanding and promoting his company's routes. The economy was vastly improving, and travel by air for business and pleasure increased, too. Posters were a crucial element in promoting this form of travel and TWA. The airline started a decline in the 1970s, ending in a third bankruptcy that caused its acquisition by American Airlines in 2001. The airline operated in 132 destinations worldwide and had a fleet size of 190. This Rome poster was created by the gifted American artist David Klein (1918 -2005), and depicts a member of the Pontifical Swiss Guard in the center wearing the iconic yellow, blue, and red uniform. The Guard is playing a drum that has the pontifical emblem. In the background, we see a representation of the ancient Roman Coliseum and the Baroque...
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1960s American Modern David Klein Art

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1960 TWA, New York Original Vintage Poster
By David Klein
Located in Winchester, GB
This poster was created in 1960 for Howard Hughes’ Trans World Airlines promoting their routes to New York. Illustrated by influential American artist Da...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage David Klein Art

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1959 TWA, Los Angeles Original Vintage Poster
By David Klein
Located in Winchester, GB
This poster was created in 1959 for Howard Hughes’ Trans World Airlines promoting their routes to Los Angeles, California. Illustrated by influential Ame...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage David Klein Art

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Original Hong Kong Fly TWA vintage travel poster
By David Klein
Located in Spokane, WA
Original HONG KONG TWA vintage travel poster. Welcome to the world of Trans World Airlines. Archival linen-backed in excellent condition, ready to frame. The image is a collage of scenes from Hong Kong created by David Klein. The main image is of a geisha girl with a stunning traditional hat. A pagoda, dragon, worker with baskets, rickshaw, Yakatabune with its beautiful sails open, and other vignettes with people. TWA (Trans World Airlines) was formed in 1924 as Transcontinental & Western Air. The airline's first route was from New York to Los Angeles, followed by multiple National routes. The airline expanded to serve Europe, the Middle East, and Asia after WWII when the company was under Howard Hughes's owner's control from 1939 until 1961. Hughes was a dominant force in expanding and promoting his company's routes. The economy was vastly improving, and travel by air for business and pleasure...
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1960s American Modern David Klein Art

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1960 TWA - Portugal Original Vintage Poster
By David Klein
Located in Winchester, GB
Depicting the Equestrian Statue of Joseph in the countries capital of Lisbon, this stunning poster was created for Howard Hughes’ Trans World Airlines promoting their routes to Por...
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1960s American Vintage David Klein Art

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Original Holy Land Fly TWA Jets vintage travel poster 1960s Noah' Ark
By David Klein
Located in Spokane, WA
Original Holy Land TWA vintage travel poster. Artist David Klein. Size 25" x 40.5". Archival linen-backed authentic vintage TWA travel poster...
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1960s American Modern David Klein Art

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1960 TWA - Switzerland Original Vintage Poster
By David Klein
Located in Winchester, GB
This poster was created in 1960 for Howard Hughes' Trans World Airlines promoting their routes to Switzerland from the USA. Illustrated by influential American artist David Klein, th...
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1960s American Vintage David Klein Art

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Original Egypt Fly TWA 3-Pharaohs vintage travel poster
By David Klein
Located in Spokane, WA
Original travel poster: Egypt - Fly TWA; artist David Klein, size 25.25 x 39.75"; archival linen backed and ready to frame. Fine condition. Note that the later edition of this po...
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1960s American Modern David Klein Art

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1960 original travel poster by David Klein for Fly TWA to India
By David Klein
Located in PARIS, FR
In the world of travel advertising and design, David Klein's name shines brightly as a master of capturing the spirit and allure of distant destinations. Created in 1960, his origina...
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1960s David Klein Art

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Origiinal Boston Fly TWA Jets vintage American travel poster
By David Klein
Located in Spokane, WA
TWA (Trans World Airlines) was formed in 1924 as Transcontinental & Western Air. The airline's first route was from New York to Los Angeles, followed by multiple National routes. The airline expanded to serve Europe, the Middle East, and Asia after WWII when the company was under Howard Hughes's owner's control from 1939 until 1961. Hughes was a dominant force in expanding and promoting his company's routes. The economy was vastly improving, and travel by air for business and pleasure increased, too. Posters were a crucial element in promoting this form of travel and TWA. The airline started a decline in the 1970s, ending in a third bankruptcy that caused its acquisition by American Airlines in 2001. The airline operated in 132 destinations worldwide and had a fleet size of 190. The Boston FLY TWA shows a three-masted schooner in the background, a large colonial drum in the center with an American Eagle...
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1960s American Modern David Klein Art

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Original Philadelphia Fly TWA Superjets vintage travel poster
By David Klein
Located in Spokane, WA
Original Philadelphia Fly TWA vintage American travel poster created by master artist David Klein. Professional acid-free linen backe...
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1960s American Modern David Klein Art

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1959 TWA - Germany Original Vintage Poster
By David Klein
Located in Winchester, GB
This poster was created in 1959 for Howard Hughes’ Trans World Airlines promoting their routes to Germany from the USA. Illustrated by influential American artist David Klein, this d...
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1950s American Vintage David Klein Art

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1955 TWA - The Orient Original Vintage Poster
By David Klein
Located in Winchester, GB
This poster was created in 1959 for Howard Hughes’ Trans World Airlines promoting their routes to The Orient from the USA. Illustrated by influential American artist David Klein, thi...
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1950s American Vintage David Klein Art

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Vintage Original Israel Fly TWA Trans World Airlines travel poster
By David Klein
Located in Spokane, WA
Vintage original Israel Fly TWA Trans World Airlines original travel poster. Archival linen backed authentic David Klein poster in fine condition. Th...
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1960s American Modern David Klein Art

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1960 TWA - New York Original Vintage Poster
By David Klein
Located in Winchester, GB
This poster was created in 1960 for Howard Hughes’ Trans World Airlines promoting their routes to New York. Illustrated by influential American artist David Klein, this design featur...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage David Klein Art

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Linen, Paper

Original Chicago Fly TWA vintage travel poster
By David Klein
Located in Spokane, WA
Original vintage travel poster: Chicago - Fly TWA. UP UP and Away Trans World Airline. Artist: David Klein. Size 25" x 40" Dated 1960's. ...
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1960s American Modern David Klein Art

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Original Caribbean - South America Cruise vintage travel poster
By David Klein
Located in Spokane, WA
Original Caribbean South America Holland America Cruises vintage poster. S.S. Rotterdam and the S.S. Statedam cruise ships. Artist: David Klein. Archivally linen-backed and ready to frame. In excellent condition. Note that his poster was printed with a shiny surface. David Klein was the notable artist that created most of TWA’s travel posters...
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1970s American Modern David Klein Art

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Original Vintage Travel Poster Rome Via TWA Neptune Fountain City Skyline Italy
By David Klein
Located in London, GB
Original vintage travel advertising poster for Rome via TWA Trans World Airlines featuring a colourful design by the notable American artist David Klein (1918-2005) depicting the historic Fountain of Neptune / Fontana del Nettuno in the foreground and a sketch outline of the city in the background, a Lockheed Constellation plane...
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1950s American Vintage David Klein Art

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1955 TWA Disneyland Original Vintage Poster
By David Klein
Located in Winchester, GB
This poster was created in 1955 for Howard Hughes’ Trans World Airlines promoting their routes to Disneyland in California, USA. Illustrated by influential American artist David Klei...
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1950s American Vintage David Klein Art

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Linen, Paper

Original Vintage Travel Poster Rome Via TWA Neptune Fountain City Skyline Italy
By David Klein
Located in London, GB
Original vintage travel advertising poster for Rome via TWA Trans World Airlines featuring a colourful design by the notable American artist David Klein (1918-2005) depicting the his...
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1950s David Klein Art

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1948 Original poster by David Klein for TWA and its trips to Rome Italy
By David Klein
Located in PARIS, FR
Original poster by David Klein for TWA and its trips to Rome. A TWA Lockheed Super Constellation can be seen flying over the Neptune Fountain in Rome. Trans World Airlines (TWA) was ...
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1940s David Klein Art

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Original "The World Holland American Cruises" original vintage travel poster
By David Klein
Located in Spokane, WA
Original poster: THE WORLD OF HOLLAND AMERICAN CRUISES. Artistic: David Klein. Rare original unbacked vintage original David Klein poster printed on heavier paper stock with a glossy UV protective finish. What's not to love about this poster? Here are a few things going on in this original cruise line poster. Some champagne with lobster, Rockefeller Center statue, Mosco, Athena Parthenon, a Japanese woman in a kimono, Christ on the hill in Brazil, the large head of an elephant in India, a zebra, African headdress...
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1970s American Modern David Klein Art

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Original 'Switzerland, Fly TWA Jets' vintage travel poster David Klein
By David Klein
Located in Spokane, WA
Original vintage poster: SWITZERLAND FLY TWA Trans World Airline. Artist:l David Klein. Archival linen backed in fine condition. Artist: David Klein #Da...
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Circa 1960 Original vintage poster by David Klein - Convair 880 SuperJet TWA
By David Klein
Located in PARIS, FR
Convair 880 SuperJet TWA Original vintage poster published by the TWA to promote the latest airplane in their fleet - World's Fastest Jetliner - Convair 880 SuperJet. Dynamic design by American artist David Klein (1918-2005), most noted for his TWA travel...
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1960s David Klein Art

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Original Southwest Amtrak vintage American travel by train vintage poster
By David Klein
Located in Spokane, WA
Original Amtrak Southwest Amtrak … Takes You Clear Across America vintage travel poster. Amtrack … Takes You Clear Across America tr...
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1970s American Modern David Klein Art

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Original Vintage Air Travel Poster India Fly TWA Jets Up & Away Elephant Design
By David Klein
Located in London, GB
Original vintage travel poster for India Fly TWA Jets Up Up and Away featuring a colourful design by the American artist David Klein (1918-2005) depicting a decorative Indian elephan...
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1960s American Vintage David Klein Art

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Original earliest Rome via TWA vintage travel poster
By David Klein
Located in Spokane, WA
Original linen-backed vintage travel poster: ROME via TWA. TWA Trans World Airlines. Lockheed Constellation flying over the statue of Poseidon (Neptune) Statue, Piazza Navona, ...
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1950s American Realist David Klein Art

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Original Vintage Air Travel Poster India Fly TWA Jets Up & Away Elephant Design
By David Klein
Located in London, GB
Original vintage travel poster for India Fly TWA Jets Up Up and Away featuring a colourful design by the American artist David Klein (1918-2005) depicting a decorative Indian elephan...
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1960s David Klein Art

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Bermuda Holland America Cruises original vintage travel poster
By David Klein
Located in Spokane, WA
Original vintage travel poster: HOLLAND AMERICA CRUISES. Artist: David Klein. This poster is printed on a thicker paperstock and doesn't require ...
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1970s American Modern David Klein Art

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Original Vintage Poster Trans World Airlines TWA London Royal Guard Travel Art
By David Klein
Located in London, GB
Original vintage travel poster for London issued by Trans World Airlines / TWA featuring a great design by the notable American artist David Klein...
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1950s David Klein Art

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1950 Original poster by David Klein - Fly TWA California - Yosemite Park
By David Klein
Located in PARIS, FR
TWA California Travel Poster (c. 1950s). Another beautiful image courtesy of TWA's favorite artist, David Klein, this poster takes the normal...
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1950s David Klein Art

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Lithograph, Paper

Original Vintage TWA Italy 1950s Travel Airline Poster, Klein
By David Klein
Located in Bath, Somerset
Original vintage travel advertising poster - Fly TWA Italy - featuring a beautiful image by the American artist David Klein (1918-2005) of a view over St Mar...
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20th Century French David Klein Art

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Linen, Paper

David Klein art for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a wide variety of authentic David Klein art available for sale on 1stDibs. If you’re browsing the collection of art to introduce a pop of color in a neutral corner of your living room or bedroom, you can find work that includes elements of orange, blue and other colors. You can also browse by medium to find art by David Klein in offset print, paper, lithograph and more. Much of the original work by this artist or collective was created during the 20th century and is mostly associated with the modern style. Not every interior allows for large David Klein art, so small editions measuring 16 inches across are available. Customers who are interested in this artist might also find the work of Benton Murdoch Spruance, Ernest Tino Trova, and Adolf Dehn. David Klein art prices can differ depending upon medium, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $450 and tops out at $10,780, while the average work can sell for $1,250.

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