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Creator: John B. Lear
"Circus", Large and Ambitious Painting by John B. Lear w/ Male Nudes, 1965
By John B. Lear
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This early and ambitious watercolor painting by John B. Lear shows the growing scale and detail of his best work, here incorporating three nude and semi-nude male figures in a surrea...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John B. Lear Furniture

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"Red Tape", Early and Important Surrealist Painting by John Lear w/ Male Nudes
By John B. Lear
Located in Philadelphia, PA
One of the finest, and certainly the earliest painting by John Lear that we have seen or offered, this image depicts three male nude figures connected by a trailing line of red ribbo...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John B. Lear Furniture

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"Male Nude with Banner and Pole, " Rare Midcentury Painting by Lear
By John B. Lear
Located in Philadelphia, PA
John Lear was a contemporary of Paul Cadmus and like him, highly focused on depicting the male figure in various settings and positions. However, Lear never gained fame beyond his circle of admirers in the Philadelphia area. Unlike Cadmus, Lear depicted nude or half-nude figures set in fantastic or exotic environments such as the circus, carnival, deserted beach, or Dali-esque setting. This richly-detailed watercolor, depicting a tall, lean male figure straddling a pole holding a Medieval banner...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John B. Lear Furniture

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"Seated Male Figure, Beachside, " Early Drawing by John B. Lear with Cabana
By John B. Lear
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Finely and beautifully captured, this depiction of a shirtless young man, handsome and pensive, sitting on the beach with his legs grasped in his ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John B. Lear Furniture

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John Lear Watercolor "Aftermath"
By John B. Lear
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Large John B. Lear watercolor, "Aftermath". Painted in the early 1960's, probably one of his most provocative and important works! Jesus on the Cross is a common theme in LGBT Christ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John B. Lear Furniture

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"Semi-Nude Man with Beech Tree, " Pencil Drawing by John Lear
By John B. Lear
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Much like Salvador Dali, who continued to create his mysterious and puzzling landscapes long after Surrealism had lost its popularity, John Lear drew and painted in the same manner f...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John B. Lear Furniture

"Three Men in Tatters, " Surrealist Painting with Semi-Nude Figures by Lear
By John B. Lear
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Over his long career, John Lear liked to depict nude or half-nude male figures set in fantastic or exotic environments such as the circus, carnival, deserted beach, or Dali-esque set...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John B. Lear Furniture

"Trio, " Rare and Early Oil Painting of Three Nudes in Surreal Landscape by Lear
By John B. Lear
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A contemporary of Paul Cadmus, and like him, highly focused on depicting the male figure in various settings and positions, John Lear never gained fame beyond his circle of admirers ...
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1950s American Art Deco Vintage John B. Lear Furniture

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"Recumbent Male Nude in Surreal Setting, " 1950s Tempera Painting by John Lear
By John B. Lear
Located in Philadelphia, PA
An extraordinary early work of John B. Lear, who is increasingly appreciated for his Mid Century paintings and drawings of male nudes in surreal settings, this 1950s tempera painting...
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"Two Male Nudes with Rope, " Early and Very Fine Pencil Drawing by John Lear
By John B. Lear
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Very finely drawn, and beautifully conceived, this pencil drawing by John Lear depicts two, slender nude male figures standing on a dock or pier, one holding onto a rope dangling fro...
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"St. Sebastian, " Early and Important Drawing with Male Nude by Lear
By John B. Lear
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Although depictions of St. Sebastian have often depicted this figure with both pathos and sensuality, this example celebrates the beauty of the saint's physique more than the pain of...
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"Two Male Nudes, " Early and Unusual Midcentury Drawing by John Lear
By John B. Lear
Located in Philadelphia, PA
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"The Helmet, " Early and Striking Drawing with Male Nude by John Lear
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Located in Philadelphia, PA
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"Nude in Marble Hall, " Unusual, Early Watercolor with Male Nude by John Lear
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"Many Hands, " Rare Surrealist Lithograph with Male Nudes by John Lear, 1930s
By John B. Lear
Located in Philadelphia, PA
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"Footballer, " Rare, Early Drawing of Semi-Nude Male with Football by Lear
By John B. Lear
Located in Philadelphia, PA
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"Arm in Arm, " Unusual and Rare Drawing with Male Nudes by Lear
By John B. Lear
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A contemporary of Paul Cadmus, and like him, highly focused on depicting the male figure in various settings and positions, John Lear never gained fame beyond his circle of admirers ...
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John B. Lear furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

John B. Lear furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of paint and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of John B. Lear furniture, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by John B. Lear were created in the mid-century modern style in united states during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Iver Rose, André Gisson, and Jorge Fick. Prices for John B. Lear furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $1,500 and can go as high as $7,500, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $3,875.

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