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Creator: Dunbar D. Beck
"Battle of the Gods," Mural Preparatory Drawing by Dunbar Beck, Art Deco
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Full of drama and a tour de force of figurative drawing heavily influenced by Renaissance masters, this piece was made by Dunbar Beck in preparation for a large mural painting. Beck ...
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage Dunbar D. Beck Furniture

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Paper

"Salome," Important Art Deco Painting by Dunbar Beck, WPA Muralist
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Depicting a Salome who is both ravishing and terrifying, with her auburn tresses rising up as if on fire, this remarkable work was painted by Dunbar Beck, famed for his WPA and New Y...
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage Dunbar D. Beck Furniture

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Canvas

"Diana Keeping Watch," Important Art Deco Mural Study by Dunbar Beck
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This gorgeous and important mural study, depicting a sleeping couple under a starlit sky, watched by the goddess Diana overhead, was painted in gouache and gold by Dunbar Beck, in pr...
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage Dunbar D. Beck Furniture

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Gouache

"The Return of Thomas Pickering," Important WPA-Period Oil Painting by Beck
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Full of atmosphere, rich color and drama, this fully realized oil on canvas study by Dunbar Beck was executed in preparation for his lobby painting at the US Post Office in Danvers, ...
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage Dunbar D. Beck Furniture

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Paint

Exotic Bird Frieze, Art Deco Decorative Painting by Dunbar Beck
Located in Philadelphia, PA
In a superb example of Art Deco decorative painting influenced by Medieval motifs, this frieze painting by famous muralist Dunbar Beck is saturated with deep, gorgeous color. Each of...
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage Dunbar D. Beck Furniture

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Gouache

"Nude Male and Draped Female," Study for Painting by Dunbar Beck
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Always a master draftsman, this lovely drawing by Dunbar Beck demonstrates his mastery of the human figure, with antecedents in Renaissance and Pre-Raphaelite paintings. The drapery ...
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1930s American Vintage Dunbar D. Beck Furniture

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Pencil, Paper

"The Return of Timothy Pickering," WPA Mural Study Painting, 1939
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Full of atmosphere, rich color and drama, this mural study by Dunbar Beck was executed in preparation for his lobby painting at the US Post Office in Danvers, Massachusetts. Until it...
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage Dunbar D. Beck Furniture

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Gouache

"Dark Haired Man," Superb Portrait by WPA Artist on Renaissance Panel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This superb portrait of a handsome young man by WPA artist Dunbar Beck beautifully captures the way light travels across the planes of his subject's face, making use of many subtly v...
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage Dunbar D. Beck Furniture

"Music with Conch and Lyre," Study for White House Piano by Dunbar Beck, 1938
Located in Philadelphia, PA
One of the most important embellishments to the White House during the Franklin Delano Roosevelt administration was the gift of an important grand piano by the Steinway company, embe...
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage Dunbar D. Beck Furniture

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"Come Muse Migrate," Art Deco Study for White House Piano, with Whitman Poem
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Gorgeously conceived and vividly hued, this study for the lid of the famous grand piano given by the Steinway Company to the White House in 1938, during the Franklin Delano Roosevelt...
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage Dunbar D. Beck Furniture

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"Standing Male Nude," Preparatory Drawing by Dunbar Beck
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This ethereal drawing by Dunbar Beck demonstrates his mastery of the human figure, with antecedents in Renaissance and Pre-Raphaelite paintings. Beck was one of America's most accomp...
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage Dunbar D. Beck Furniture

"Lion and Bull," Art Deco-Medieval Decorative Painting in Greys and Burnt Sienna
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A marvelous example of Romanesque-Medieval bas relief sculpture interpreted by an American artist in the 1920s, this painting on fabric was executed by Dunbar Beck, the famous murali...
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1920s American Art Deco Vintage Dunbar D. Beck Furniture

"Male Youth at Sunset," Vivid Art Deco Painting by Dunbar Beck, WPA Muralist
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Stunningly executed in deep tones of cobalt blue, burnt sienna, oxblood and jet black, this depiction of a partially nude male youth standing at an open window at sunset was painted ...
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage Dunbar D. Beck Furniture

"Nude with Totem Pole," Rare Surrealist Drawing by Dunbar Beck
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Best known for his WPA and World's Fair murals, this drawing is a rare example of Dunbar Beck's foray into Surrealism. His depiction of a nude male facing a Totem pole with one arm o...
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage Dunbar D. Beck Furniture

"Orpheus Over the Globe," Important Mural Study for 1939-1940 NY World's Fair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Painted by Dunbar Beck, one of America's finest muralists in the 1930s and 1940s, this classic example of Art Deco stylized allegorical painting served as a study for a series of mur...
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1930s American Vintage Dunbar D. Beck Furniture

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Paper

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"Standing Male Nude," Preparatory Drawing by Dunbar Beck
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"Nude with Totem Pole," Rare Surrealist Drawing by Dunbar Beck
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Best known for his WPA and World's Fair murals, this drawing is a rare example of Dunbar Beck's foray into Surrealism. His depiction of a nude male facing a Totem pole with one arm o...
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"Diana Keeping Watch," Important Art Deco Mural Study by Dunbar Beck
Located in Philadelphia, PA
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"Nude Male and Draped Female," Study for Painting by Dunbar Beck
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Always a master draftsman, this lovely drawing by Dunbar Beck demonstrates his mastery of the human figure, with antecedents in Renaissance and Pre-Raphaelite paintings. The drapery ...
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"Gods in the Sky," Tour de Force, High-Style Art Deco Ink Drawing with Nudes
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This virtuosic pen-and-ink drawing shows several gods cavorting with wild-maned horses in an Art Deco galaxy. All the figures are perfectly stylized as if parading across a classical...
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage Dunbar D. Beck Furniture

"Salome," Important Art Deco Painting by Dunbar Beck, WPA Muralist
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Depicting a Salome who is both ravishing and terrifying, with her auburn tresses rising up as if on fire, this remarkable work was painted by Dunbar Beck, famed for his WPA and New Y...
Category

1930s American Art Deco Vintage Dunbar D. Beck Furniture

Materials

Canvas

Exotic Bird Frieze, Art Deco Decorative Painting by Dunbar Beck
Located in Philadelphia, PA
In a superb example of Art Deco decorative painting influenced by Medieval motifs, this frieze painting by famous muralist Dunbar Beck is saturated with deep, gorgeous color. Each of...
Category

1930s American Art Deco Vintage Dunbar D. Beck Furniture

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Gouache

"The Hourglass," Art Deco Drawing with Nude Couple by Goor, 1951
By Gaston Goor
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Haunting and beautiful, this drawing of a young nude couple facing death, in his Classic shroud and holding an hourglass aloft, was made in 1951 by Gaston Goor, who was famous for il...
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"By The River," Original Art Deco Ink Drawing with Nudes by Kettelwell
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Bold and sensuous, this original pen and ink drawing -- showing the influence of 1920s Art Deco stylization as well as Aubrey Beardsley and an earlier generation of bold artists in t...
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1920s British Art Deco Vintage Dunbar D. Beck Furniture

"Dance of the Three Nudes," Art Deco-Mannerist Drawing w/ Male Figures, 1935
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Drawn in rich, ruddy sanguine, and with a confident, bravura hand, this depiction of three nude males -- all exaggeratedly tall and elastic-limbed -- shows the figures engaging in a ...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Dunbar D. Beck Furniture

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Paper

"Male Youth at Sunset," Vivid Art Deco Painting by Dunbar Beck, WPA Muralist
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Stunningly executed in deep tones of cobalt blue, burnt sienna, oxblood and jet black, this depiction of a partially nude male youth standing at an open window at sunset was painted ...
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage Dunbar D. Beck Furniture

"St. George and the Dragon," Art Deco Drawing with Male Nude by Goor
By Gaston Goor
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This dramatic drawing of St. George and the dragon was executed in 1954 by Gaston Goor, who was famous for illustrating a number of books by Roger Peyrefitte and others in France. Go...
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"The First Requisite," Important Art Deco-WPA Mural Study Depicting Laborers
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This important and very rare mural study, executed in oil on canvas, was painted by Dunbar Beck in the 1930s, evidently for a project that was never completed. The painting depicts i...
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage Dunbar D. Beck Furniture

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Edward Wormley Carpathian Burl Top Coffee Table, circa 1955
By Edward Wormley
Located in LAGUNA BEACH, CA
A Carpathian elm burl top coffee table designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, United States, circa 1955 Retains Dunbar manufacturer’s label/plaque on underside. In excellent con...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dunbar D. Beck Furniture

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Brass

"Male Nude with Cocked Pelvis," Superb 1930s Drawing by Dunbar Beck
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Beautifully demonstrating Dunbar beck's fine craftsmanship and mastery of the human figure, this drawing depicts a male nude with his pelvis cocked to the right, and his left leg pus...
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage Dunbar D. Beck Furniture

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"Male Nude with Hand on Hip," Fine Drawing by Dunbar Beck, WPA Muralist
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Taking special care to depict his subject's torso with subtlety and fine detail, this nude drawing was made by Dunbar Beck, famous for his murals at the New York World's Fair in 1939...
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage Dunbar D. Beck Furniture

"American Indians and Spanish Explorers," Design for Art Deco Decoration
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Painted by the great American muralist, Dunbar Beck, this stylized depiction of American Indians, a Spanish explorer and a large galleon with sails unfurled and flag flying, is a sup...
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage Dunbar D. Beck Furniture

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"Strike," Important Mural Study by Dunbar Beck
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Drawn by Dunbar Beck, one of America's finest muralists in the 1930s and 40s, this classic example of Art Deco stylized figural drawing served as a study for a triptych mural that Be...
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"Floating Man," Important Art Deco Painting with Nude Male by Dunbar Beck
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Painted by Dunbar Beck, one of America's most accomplished and successful muralists, this painting of a half-nude man floating over a succession of dancing couples below, was one of ...
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"Nude Male Torso," Important Painting by Dunbar Beck, 1930s
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Painted by Dunbar Beck, one of America's most accomplished and successful muralists, this painting of a nude torso demonstrates the painter's mastery of the human figure. Beck painte...
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Dunbar D. Beck furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Dunbar D. Beck furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are often made of paint and designed with extraordinary care. In our Dunbar D. Beck collection, there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In stock are 15 vintage editions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of Dunbar D. Beck's original furniture was created in the Art Deco style in the United States during the 20th century. Many customers also consider furniture by William Littlefield, George Hurrell and Rockwell Kent if you’re looking for additional options. Prices for Dunbar D. Beck furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at US$1,100 and tops out at US$5,500, while pieces like these can sell for US$3,500 on average..

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