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Photorealist Landscape Paintings

PHOTOREALISM

A direct challenge to Abstract Expressionism’s subjectivity and gestural vigor, Photorealism was informed by the Pop predilection for representational imagery, popular iconography and tools, like projectors and airbrushes, borrowed from the worlds of commercial art and design.

Whether gritty or gleaming, the subject matter favored by Photorealists is instantly, if vaguely, familiar. It’s the stuff of yellowing snapshots and fugitive memories. The bland and the garish alike flicker between crystal-clear reality and dreamy illusion, inviting the viewer to contemplate a single moment rather than igniting a story.

The virtues of the “photo” in Photorealist art — infused as they are with dazzling qualities that are easily blurred in reproduction — are as elusive as they are allusive. “Much Photorealist painting has the vacuity of proportion and intent of an idiot-savant, long on look and short on personal timbre,” John Arthur wrote (rather admiringly) in the catalogue essay for Realism/Photorealism, a 1980 exhibition at the Philbrook Museum of Art, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. At its best, Photorealism is a perpetually paused tug-of-war between the sacred and the profane, the general and the specific, the record and the object.

Robert Bechtle invented Photorealism, in 1963,” says veteran art dealer Louis Meisel. “He took a picture of himself in the mirror with the car outside and then painted it. That was the first one.”

The meaning of the term, which began for Meisel as “a superficial way of defining and promoting a group of painters,” evolved with time, and the core group of Photorealists slowly expanded to include younger artists who traded Rolleiflexes for 60-megapixel cameras, using advanced digital technology to create paintings that transcend the detail of conventional photographs.

On 1stDibs, the collection of Photorealist art includes work by Richard Estes, Ralph Goings, Chuck Close, Audrey Flack, Charles Bell and others.

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Style: Photorealist
“Scompte”, 12 pieces, Canvas, Painting
Located in San Jose, CR
Argentine artist Viviana Zargón shows us these empty, uninhabited spaces. Their enormous skeletons put into sharp relief the economic and social collapse of the modernist dream. From...
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2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Calumet Vista - Iron and Steel Girder Bridge, Contemporary Photorealist Painting
Located in Chicago, IL
This painting captures a spiderweb like red iron girder beam steel bridge. Roland has always been fascinated by the built environment. Reflecting on what the structures tell about t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Rocks in the Current - Original Photorealist Painting of Dragonflies Atop Stones
Located in Chicago, IL
Painted with extraordinary detail, this moment in nature is captured in Rick Pas' unique style. Four brightly colored green dragonflies sit atop river stones as water gently moves b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Panel

"Yellow Ferrari", Oleg Turchin, Oil on Canvas, 36" x 54", Photorealism Painting
Located in Dallas, TX
Oleg Turchin's "Yellow Ferrari" is an oil on canvas that measures 36" x 54". The painting is a beautiful photorealistic depiction of Ferrari 599 GTO outside the Casino Monte-Carlo in...
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2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

STACKS 714 - quiet light blue painting
Located in Seattle, WA
Quiet Seascape Painting - Landscape - Light Blue - White - Sky "Jack Flynn conjures weightless scenes in oil with a deep attention paid to both the mute stillness of his chosen sett...
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2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"Notre Dame de Paris at Night", Sorin, Photorealism, French, Landscape
Located in Dallas, TX
"Notre Dame de Paris at Night" by Sorin is a 30x40 inch original oil on canvas. The painting captures a photorealistic night view of the medieval Catholic cathedral on the Île de la ...
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2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil, Canvas

Peregrine City - Photorealist Painting of a Peregrine Falcon in an Urban Setting
Located in Chicago, IL
Every detail in this extraordinary painting is rendered with exacting care. It is not unusual to find these majestic predatory birds amongst the skyscrapers and bridges of our cites...
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21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Panel

Rt. 30 - Caledonia, PA
Located in New Orleans, LA
An astonishing work of photorealism. I think it speaks for itself, right? In fact, it's probably hard to tell from the pics that it's not a photograph. The artist, Jim Thomson, has p...
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Early 2000s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil

“Serie Saguas 5“, Canvas, Painting
Located in San Jose, CR
Argentine artist Viviana Zargón shows us these empty, uninhabited spaces. Their enormous skeletons put into sharp relief the economic and social collapse of the modernist dream. From...
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Early 2000s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

June Twilight
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Kathleen Keifer is a California-based internationally collected artist. She is a leading force of the New California Realism. Kathleen brings a fresh, clean perspective to her colorf...
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21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Still Life with Baroque Cauliflower, Artichokes and Radishes
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Ian Hornak (1944-2002) Title: Still Life with Baroque Cauliflower, Artichokes and Radishes Year: 2002 Medium: Oil on Panel with artist painted frame Size: 42 x 31.5 inches Co...
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Early 2000s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Wood Panel, Acrylic

Hampshire Summer Garden, Dylan Lloyd, Original Floral Garden Landscape Painting
Located in Deddington, GB
Hampshire Summer Garden by Dylan Lloyd [2021] original Oil paint on canvas Image size: H:50 cm x W:40 cm Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:50 cm x W:40 cm x D:2.5cm Framed Size: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Midnight Wish II
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Kathleen Keifer's original artworks represent one of the most significant expressions of New California Realism. Keifer brings a fresh perspective to her colorful scenes of everyday ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Evening Blossom Drift
Located in Phoenix, AZ
acrylic on brushed aluminum One of the most powerful tools an artist possesses is an ability to bridge the gap between what is considered real and what is illusion. This ability to ...
Category

2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Metal

"Hotel Negresco, Nice", Oleg Turchin, Oil on Canvas, 30" x 47", Realism
Located in Dallas, TX
"Hotel Negresco, Nice" by Oleg Turchin is 30x47 inches and oil on canvas. This realist depiction of the famous Hotel Negresco located on the Promenade des Anglais on the Baie de Ange...
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2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Michigan Barn #6
Located in East Hampton, NY
My second painting of a barn outside of Traverse City, Michigan. Michigan Barn #6 Acrylic on Canvas 14" x 18" 2018 About the Artist: Michael Ward began his artistic career doing p...
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2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Stanford University Memorial Church, Hand Tinted 1930s Color Photograph
Located in Soquel, CA
Finely detailed hand tinted color landscape photograph of Stanford Memorial Church produced by Bear Photo Service (American, 1930s). Photographer is unknown. Numbered 904 bottom righ...
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1930s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Silver Gelatin, Oil, Photographic Paper

Nautical Seascape Triptych of Crashing Wave in Los Angeles, Exclusive Cyanotype
Located in Barcelona, ES
This is an exclusive handprinted limited edition cyanotype. This gorgeous triptych shows a vigorous crashing wave off Los Angeles Coast. Details: + Title: Los Angeles Crashing Wav...
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2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Photographic Film, Emulsion, Watercolor, Photographic Paper, C Print, Co...

Ken Otsuka "A Million Years" Realistic Rocky Beach Ocean Waves Oil on Canvas
Located in Saratoga Springs, NY
This realist beach and water scene "A Million Years" by artist Ken Otsuka is a 24x30 original oil painting on canvas. This painting depicts an ocean shore on a bright sunny day. Th...
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2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"Against the Wind" photorealist oil painting of sailboats on turquoise ocean
Located in Edgartown, MA
Michel Brosseau was born in Nantes and has lived in Bordeaux for many years. Both cities are on the Atlantic coast of France and have rich maritime histories, highlighted by prospero...
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2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Linen, Oil

At the Airport
Located in Miami, FL
Before there was Photorealism, there was Austin Briggs. Done in 1951, this work has all the hallmarks of the 1970's fine art movement and more. Briggs is using photographs as a ref...
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1950s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil

Blind Orion, Variation III
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Ian Hornak (1944-2002) Title: Blind Orion, Variation III Year: 1977-1980 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 44 x 66 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Signed, dated, and t...
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1970s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

55 - quiet blue sky painting
Located in Seattle, WA
Quiet Blue Sky Painting - Landscape - Clouds "Jack Flynn conjures weightless scenes in oil with a deep attention paid to both the mute stillness of his chosen settings and the bold ...
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2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Primeval Landscape
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Ian Hornak (1944-2002) Title: Primeval Landscape Year: 1985 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 59 1/2 x 43 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Signed by the artist. Provena...
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1980s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Times Square Splash - original cityscape landscape realism contemporary artwork
Located in London, Chelsea
Contemporary realist painter Michael Steinbrick captures a showery perspective of a street scene. Delicately and precisely rendered droplets are illuminated with neon pastel hues whi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Stolen childhood - Portrait Painting Red Yellow Green White Black Blue Grey
Located in Sofia, BG
Dear clients, Thank you so much for your interest to the art of Maestro Marina Dobrovolskaya. The artist Marina Dobrovolskaya has escaped the war in Ukraine and she is safe with her...
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2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Watercolor, Canvas, Oil

The Quarry (Scotland)
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Ian Hornak (1944-2002) Title: The Quarry (Scotland) Year: 1983 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 50 x 72 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Signed recto; signed, dated, a...
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1980s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

LA HACIENDA
Located in Seattle, WA
Photorealistic painting of urban setting | cityscape of SoDo Seattle | oil on canvas | 36" x 60" "My studio in San Francisco is located amongst decaying buildings on an abandoned na...
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2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

“Scarlet Blue Macaw,” Photorealism, circle of Malcolm Morley, Chuck Close
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Ian Hornak (1944-2002) Title: Scarlet Blue Macaw Year: 1992 Medium: Acrylic on Panel with artist painted frame Size: 58.5 x 42.2 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Sign...
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1990s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Wood Panel

Tulips of the Red Stars
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Ian Hornak (1944-2002) Title: Tulips of the Red Stars Year: 1988 Medium: Acrylic on Panel Size: 52 x 42 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Signed recto; signed, dated,...
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1980s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Wood Panel

Mum II - Modern Figurative Oil Painting, Realism, City Scape, Women, Street Art
Located in Salzburg, AT
Artodyssey "Julita Malinowska's paintings belong to those, which once seen - are never forgotten. The open spaces, sometimes cool and bright, at other times heavily saturated with co...
Category

2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

SECRET BEACH - quiet light blue water painting
Located in Seattle, WA
Quiet Seascape Painting - Landscape - Light Blue - White - Water - Beach "Jack Flynn conjures weightless scenes in oil with a deep attention paid to both the mute stillness of his c...
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2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"Eden," Oil Painting
Located in Denver, CO
Gregory Block's (US based) "Eden" is an original, handmade oil painting that depicts a lush canopy of trees draping the landscape in shadows as foliage grows below and flowing stream...
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2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil, Canvas

Transparent Barricades, Variation V, Winter Light
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Ian Hornak (1944-2002) Title: Transparent Barricades, Variation V, Winter Light Year: 1995 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 20 x 24 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Si...
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1970s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Silver Night
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Kathleen Keifer is a California-based internationally collected artist. She is a leading force of the New California Realism. With a high level of technical virtuosity Keifer creates...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Untitled, (Ocean waves)
Located in New York, NY
Chris Armstrong’s hypnotic, masterly and often photographic renderings and paintings of the sea, waves, light and the ocean in general are highly acclaimed by the art community. This...
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2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil

Coconuts of Haiti
Located in Haverstraw, NY
Esperanta Delmat in this beautiful 36"x24" acrylic on canvas painting depicts the exotic coconuts in the Caribbean, especially in Haiti. Esperanta Delmat is an artist born in Haiti...
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1990s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Welle No.13 - wave waterscape natural seascape oil painting realism hyperrealism
Located in London, Chelsea
This original realism artwork by Jean-Pierre Kunkel presents a stunning augmented seascape, painted in oils. The possibilities of what can be captured with the camera lens are elevat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

CHALK SHOAL II - quiet blue water landscape painting
Located in Seattle, WA
Quiet Blue Water Painting - Landscape - Seascape - Light Blue - White "Jack Flynn conjures weightless scenes in oil with a deep attention paid to both the mute stillness of his chos...
Category

2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Pastel Splash - original cityscape realism modern urban oil painting new york
Located in London, Chelsea
Contemporary realist painter Michael Steinbrick captures a showery perspective of a street scene. Delicately and precisely rendered droplets are illuminated with neon pastel hues whi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Light Reflections on the River Landscape Painting by British Photorealist Artist
Located in Preston, GB
Light Reflections on the River Landscape Painting by British Photorealist Artist, Nicholas Smith. Art measures 16 x 16 inches Frame measures 21 x 21 inches Nicholas Smith was bo...
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2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Sorcerer Series: Beast Head, Spider Web
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Ian Hornak (1944-2002) Title: Sorcerer Series: Beast Head, Spiderweb Year: February 1969 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 72 x 48 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Sign...
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1960s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Still Life with Bread, Cheese, Grapes and Lillies
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Ian Hornak (1944-2002) Title: Still Life with Bread, Cheese, Grapes, and Lillies Pitcher Year: 2001 Medium: Oil on Panel, with Artist Painted Frame Size: 43x 58.50 inches Co...
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Early 2000s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil

The Banyan Tree: Variation VI (Jamaica)
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Ian Hornak (1944-2002) Title: The Banyan Tree: Variation VI (Jamaica) Year: 1981 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 42 x 60 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Signed recto...
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1980s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Tiepolo’s Window
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Ian Hornak (1944-2002) Title: Tiepolo’s Window Year: August 1974 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 46 x 64 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Signed, dated, and titled by...
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1970s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Lotus No. 34 (Photo-Realist Still Life Painting of Pink & Green Lotus Flowers)
Located in Hudson, NY
Photorealist still life painting of pink lotus flowers with brown lotus pods and green petals against a light grey background oil on canvas, 16 x 16 inches, 17 x 17 inches in dark wo...
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2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

East Side New York Aerial
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pete Kasprzak’s passion for city life is expressed in his dynamic urban artworks. Kasprzak’s artworks express energy and life with animated brush strokes. He adds dynamic movement an...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Gesso, Canvas, Mixed Media, Oil

Hampshire Garden I, Dylan Lloyd, Original Floral Oil Painting, Realist Artwork
Located in Deddington, GB
Hampshire Garden I by Dylan Lloyd [2021] original Oil paint on board Image size: H:30 cm x W:24 cm Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:30 cm x W:24 cm x D:2.5cm Framed Size: H:40.5 cm...
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21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil, Board

Figure, Volcano
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Ian Hornak (1944-2002) Title: Figure, Volcano (John Huszar) Year: June 1971 Medium: Acrylic, Pen & Ink on Canvas Size: 72 x 48 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Signed...
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1970s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Kiss - Contemporary Figurative Oil Painting, Love, Joyful, Realism, Minimalism
Located in Salzburg, AT
Artodyssey: "Julita Malinowska's paintings belong to those, which once seen - are never forgotten. The open spaces, sometimes cool and bright, at other times heavily saturated with c...
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2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Spring Blooming I - flowers flora oil painting contemporary hyperrealism art
Located in London, Chelsea
This original realist artwork by Robert Lemay presents an intimate composition of a floral bouquet. The artist composes the floral set against a dark background which creates a contr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Spring Blooming II - floral surreal contemporary oil painting hyperrealism art
Located in London, Chelsea
This original realist artwork by Robert Lemay presents an intimate composition of a floral bouquet. The artist composes the floral set against a dark background which creates a contr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"Winter Afternoon," Oil Painting
Located in Denver, CO
Stephen Day's (US based) "Winter Afternoon" is an original, handmade oil painting that depicts a forest of Pine and Aspen trees under a thick blanket of snow that coats their branche...
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2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil

Tropical Sizzle Palm
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Kathleen Keifer is a California-based internationally collected artist. She is a leading force of the New California Realism. Kathleen brings a fresh, clean perspective to her colorf...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Rainbow Rose (flower painting floral rose oil realist vibrant petals canvas)
Located in Quebec, Quebec
For special requests and commission inquiries, please message the gallery via 1stdibs messaging platform here. #flowerpainting #floralpainting #rosepainting About artist: Born in ...
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2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Leaping Peony (Still Life Painting with Pink Flower and Country Landscape)
Located in Hudson, NY
Photo-realist still life painting of a pink peony against a country landscape with blue mountains and a blue, moon-lit sky just after sunset "Leaping Peony" by Ann Getsinger, 2019 O...
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2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Linen, Oil

"Golden Memories", R.W. Hedge, Original Oil on Canvas, 60x48. in., Grand Canyon
Located in Dallas, TX
Imagine standing a short distance from an ancient ledge, gazing across the awesome span of the canyon, with the sun setting beyond the orange canyon rim. When you look closely, you c...
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1990s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Miguel Peidro "Autumn Mist", Fall Foliage Mountain Landscape Oil Painting
Located in Saratoga Springs, NY
"Autumn Mist" by Miguel Peidro is an 18x22 original oil painting on canvas. This painting depicts a dirt path in peak autumn season, with bright orange an red foliage on the surroun...
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2010s Photorealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

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