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Vintage Abstract Expressionist Oil Paintings on Masonite
By (after) Jackson Pollock
Located in New York, NY
Series of 5 abstract expressionist painting each on a Masonite board. These paintings were purchased from an estate in Westchester NY, they date from the 1960s or 1970s they are well...
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Mid-20th Century American Expressionist Paintings

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Masonite

Vintage American Female Modernist Abstract Expressionist Exhibited Oil Painting
By Alice Makara
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique American modernist abstract oil painting. Oil on canvas, circa 1970. Signed. Displayed in a period frame.
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1970s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Vintage Abstract Expressionist New York City School Brooklyn Bridge Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage American school abstract expressionist cityscape painting. Oil on board, circa 1968. Signed. Displayed in a period frame. Image, 24.5"L x 20.5"H.
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Vintage American School Modernist Abstract Expressionist Still Life Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage American modernist abstract oil painting. Oil on canvas, circa 1960. No signature found. Image size, 42L x 20H. Framing available.
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1960s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Vintage American School Abstract Expressionist Boston Estate 1930 Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage American modernist abstract interior painting. Oil on canvas, circa 1930. No signature found. Image size, 20L x 16H. Framing available.
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1930s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Vintage Mid Century Modern Abstract Expressionist California 1971 Oil Painting
By Ernest Posey
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage American abstract painting by Ernest Posey (1937 - 2007). Oil on canvas, circa 1971. Signed. Unframed. Image size, 20"L x 20"H.
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1970s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Large Vintage Mid Century Modern Abstract Expressionist New York Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage American modernist abstract painting. Oil on canvas, circa 1970. Unsigned. Image size 36L x 48H. Framing available!
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1970s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Vintage American Mid Century Modern Abstract Expressionist Cloud Study Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage American modern abstract oil painting. Oil on canvas, circa 1960. Unsigned. Image size, 48L x 36H. Unframed.
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1940s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Vintage Mid Century Modern Abstract Expressionist Ethereal Organic Oil Painting
By Piry Rame
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage abstract expressionist etherial oil painting by Piry Rame (1921 - 2001). Oil on canvas, circa 1960. Signed on verso. Image size, 21L x 16H. Housed in a period frame.
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Vintage Mid Century Modern Abstract Expressionist Ethereal Organic Oil Painting
By Piry Rame
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage abstract expressionist etherial oil painting by Piry Rame (1921 - 2001). Oil on canvas, circa 1960. Signed on verso. Image size, 21L x 16H. Housed in a period frame.
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Vintage Mid Century Modern Abstract Expressionist Pop Art Original Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage abstract expressionist painting. Oil on board, circa 1960. Signed on verso. Image size, 12L x 16H. Housed in a period frame.
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Vintage Daydream
Located in Soquel, CA
A beautiful oil painting of abstract flowers by John O. Thomson (American, b. 1941). Signed "J. Thomson" lower right and titled and dated "Lovender, 1979" on verso. Presented in ori...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Masonite, Oil

  • Vintage Daydream
  • Vintage Daydream
  • Vintage Daydream
  • Vintage Daydream
H 29 in. W 23 in. D 2 in.
Large Scale Vintage Abstracted Still Life with Fish In Style Of Henri Matisse
By D.S. Silver
Located in Soquel, CA
Bright, ocean-like, tropical colors in this abstract with fish in the style of Henri Matisse by D.S. Silver. One of a group of works, by D.S. Silver. "Silver" on stretcher bar on ver...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

Vintage Z Gallerie RM Dulcet Waltz Abstract Modern Acrylic Oil Painting Canvas
Located in Dayton, OH
Vintage Z Gallerie RM Dulcet Waltz abstract acrylic oil painting on canvas. #750-20739-6 In 1979, three siblings, Joe Zeiden, Carole Malfatti and Mike Zeiden opened a small poster...
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Late 20th Century Expressionist Paintings

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Canvas, Paint

Autumn Forest Wave, Vintage 1970's Abstract by Tom Marlatt
By Tom Marlatt
Located in Soquel, CA
Autumn Forest Wave, Vintage 1970's Abstract by Tom Marlatt Atmospheric abstract painting with ethereal forest trees and lake by listed artist Tom Marlatt (American, 20th century), c...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"The Model That Not My Wife" Vintage Bay Area Figurative
Located in Soquel, CA
Wonderful Bay Area Figurative nude of woman with baskets and hat reclining on bed. By an anonymous bay area artist signed initial "M 91" lower right corner. On verso, location "Palo ...
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1990s Abstract Expressionist Nude Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Vintage Mid Century Modern Abstract Expressionist Nautical Original Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage abstract expressionist oil painting. Oil on canvas, circa 1950. No signature found. Very finely painted. Image size, 16L x 12H. Framing options available.
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1950s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Vintage American Modernist Abstract Expressionist Signed Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage modernist abstract oil painting. Oil on board, circa 1960. Signed on back only. Displayed in a period modernist frame. Image, 9"L x 12"H, overall 17"L x 20"H.
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Vintage American School Abstract Expressionist Mid Century Modern Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage American school abstract oil painting. Oil on canvas, circa 1960. Unsigned. Displayed in a silver metal frame. Image, 40"L x 30"H, overall 40.5"L x 30.5"H.
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1950s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Vintage American School Abstract Expressionist Mid Century Modern Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage American school abstract oil painting. Oil on canvas, circa 1960. Unsigned. Displayed in a silver metal frame. Image, 40"L x 30"H, overall 40.5"L x 30.5"H.
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1950s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Vintage Mid Century Modern New York School Abstract Expressionist Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage American modernist abstract expressionist painting. Oil on canvas, circa 1950. Signed illegibly lower right. Displayed in a period modernist frame. Image, 25"L x 30"H, ov...
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1950s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

Vintage Rare Abstract Expressionist Original Oil Painting, "House of Mars 1964"
By Philip Wofford
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage abstract expressionist painting by Philip Wofford (Born 1935). Oil on canvas, circa 1964. Signed on verso. Displayed in a modernist floater frame. Image size, 22"L x 27"H.
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

Vintage Mid Century Modern American School Abstract Expressionist Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage American modernist abstract expressionist oil painting. Oil on canvas, circa 1960. Unsigned. Displayed in a brown wood frame. Image size 36"L x 36"H.
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1960s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Antique New York School Abstract Expressionist Original Vintage Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Modernist abstract expressionist New York School oil painting. Oil on canvas, circa 1940. Unsigned. Displayed in a modernist frame. Image size, 27"L x 19"H.
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1930s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Antique American Modernist Abstract Expressionist Thick Impasto Vintage Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique American modernist abstract painting. Oil on canvas, circa 1950. Unsigned. Displayed in a modern frame. Image size, 40"L x 19.5"H.
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1950s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Vintage American School Mid Century Modernist Abstract Market Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage American modernist abstracted market painting. Oil on board, circa 1963. Signed illegibly. Displayed in a giltwood frame. Image, 16"L x 28"H, overall 19"L x 31"H.
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Vintage Mid-Century Abstract Framed Oil Painting - Coast in Blue
Located in Bristol, GB
COAST IN BLUE Size: 57 x 62cm (including frame) Oil on canvas A spirited mid century semi abstract oil, painted onto canvas. Using a restrained palette, the artist has captured the...
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Vintage Italian Modernist Abstract Heavy Impasto Oil Painting by Franco Assetto
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage Italian modernist abstract by Franco Assetto (1911 - 1994). Oil and plaster on canvas, circa 1962. Signed. Displayed in a wood frame. Image, 20"L x 28"H, overall 21"L x ...
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Plaster, Canvas, Oil

Vintage Mid-Century Modernist Framed Abstract Landscape Oil Painting - Terrain
Located in Bristol, GB
TERRAIN Size: 39 x 60cm (including frame) Oil on canvas A tranquil and visually calming modernist style landscape composition, executed in oil in 1953. Realistic details have inten...
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1650s Abstract Expressionist Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Large Vintage Abstract Oil Painting by K Thrasher
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This large, expressionistic oil painting was acquired at Auction. Sweeping brushtrokes reveal abstract forms, letters and an image of a cat. Titled "Honey Belly," this piece is signe...
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Late 20th Century American Expressionist Paintings

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Paint

  • Large Vintage Abstract Oil Painting by K Thrasher
  • Large Vintage Abstract Oil Painting by K Thrasher
  • Large Vintage Abstract Oil Painting by K Thrasher
  • Large Vintage Abstract Oil Painting by K Thrasher
H 61.25 in. W 73.25 in. D 3.5 in.
Vintage American Abstract Expressionist Oil Painting by Robert Kohls
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage abstract expressionist oil painting by Robert Kohls. Oil on canvas, circa 1961. Signed. Displayed in a grey wood frame. Image, 22"L x 28"H, overall 23"L x 29"H.
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Vintage American Abstract Expressionist Oil Painting by Trygve Rovelstad 1952
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage abstract expressionist oil painting by Trygve A Rovelstad (1903 - 1990). Oil on canvas, circa 1952. Signed. Displayed in a Kulicke frame. Image, 18"L x 30"H, overall 19"L...
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1950s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Red Dory" Vintage Abstract Oil Painting by Anne Kold Henry
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage abstract expressionist oil painting by Anne Kold Henry. Oil on canvas, circa 1940. Signed. Displayed in a vintage modernist greywood frame. Image, 27"L x 20"H, overall 33"...
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1950s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Vintage Modern American School Abstract Expressionist Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage American school abstract expressionist composition. Oil on board, circa 1966. Signed. Displayed in a wood frame. Image, 30"L x 23"H, overall 32"L x 25"H.
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Vintage American Abstract Expressionist Signed Original Mid Century Oil Painting
By Duanye Hatchett
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique American modernist abstract oil painting by Duayne Hatchett (1925 - 2015). Oil on board, circa 1956. Signed. Displayed in a period mdoern frame. Image, 18"L x 22"H.
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1950s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Vintage American Modern Abstract Expressionist California Original Oil Painting
By Richard Mann
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage American modernist abstract oil painting. Oil on board, circa 1960. Signed. Displayed in a period modernist frame. Image size, 25"L x 25"H.
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1950s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Mid Century Modern Abstract Expressionist Vintage Nature Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage American school abstract expressionist oil painting. Oil on canvas, circa 1950. Unsigned. Displayed in a modern frame. Image, 20"L x 28"H, overall 21.5"L x 29.5"H.
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1960s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Vintage Large American School Modernist Abstract Expressionist Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage American modernist abstract oil painting. Oil on canvas, circa 1960. No signature found. Image size, 38L x 46H. Framing available.
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1960s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Vintage American School Abstract Expressionist Large Original Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage American school abstract expressionist painting. Oil on canvas, circa 1970. Unsigned.
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1970s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Vintage American School Modernist Abstract Expressionist Signed Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage American modernist abstract oil painting. Oil on canvas, circa 1966. Signed. Image size, 36L x 32H. Framing available.
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1960s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Vintage New York School Abstract Expressionist Oil Original 1950's Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage American modernist painting. Oil on board, circa 1950. Unsigned. Displayed in a period modernist frame. Image size, 24"L x 25"H.
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1950s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Vintage New York School Abstract Expressionist Oil Original 1950's Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage American modernist painting. Oil on board, circa 1950. Unsigned. Displayed in a period modernist frame. Image size, 22"L x 16"H.
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1950s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Vintage American Modernist Mid Century 1955 Abstract Expressionist Oil Painting
By Mason Bacheller Wells
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage American modernist abstract expressionist oil painting by Mason Bacheller Wells (1906 - 1984). Oil on canvas, circa 1955. Signed. Displayed in a period modernist wood strip...
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1950s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Vintage New York School Abstract Expressionist Oil Painting by Harry Nadler 1962
By Harry Nadler
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage American modernist abstract expressionist painting by Harry Nadler (1930 - 1990). Oil on canvas, circa 1962. Signed. Displayed in a period modernist frame. Image, 31"L x...
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Vintage American School Abstract Expressionist Boston Estate 1930 Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage American modernist abstract interior painting. Oil on canvas, circa 1930. No signature found. Image size, 20L x 16H. Framing available.
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1930s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Vintage Abstract Expressionist California Artist Portrait Signed Oil Painting
By Rex Ashlock
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage American modernist portrait oil painting by Rex Jesse Ashlock (1918 - 1999). Oil on board, circa 1956. Signed. Image size, 18L x 24H. Housed in a period wood frame.
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1930s Modern Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Vintage American School Mid Century Modernist Abstract Expressionist Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage abstract expressionist painting. Oil on canvas, circa 1950. Unsigned. Unframed. Image size, 34"L x 28"H
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Vintage Mid Century Modern Huge Abstract Expressionist Original Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage American school vintage abstract expressionist painting. Oil on canvas, circa 1970. Unsigned. Image size 48L x 60H. Framing available
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1970s Modern Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Vintage Mid Century Modern Woman Artist Signed Abstract Expressionist Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique American abstract oil painting by Alma Wyckoff. Oil on canvas, circa 1940. Signed on verso. Image size 22L x 28H. Housed in a period modern frame.
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1940s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Vintage American School Mid Century Modern Large Abstract Expressionist Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage American School abstract expressionist painting. Oil on canvas, circa 1950. Unsigned. Housed in a period modern frame.
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1950s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Vintage Mid Century Modern Woman Artist Signed Abstract Expressionist Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique American abstract oil painting. Oil on canvas, circa 1960. Signed. Image size 50L x 40H. Housed in a period modern frame.
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1960s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Vintage American Modernist Abstract Expressionist Composition, Victor Thall 1940
By Victor Thall
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage abstract expressionist composition by Victor Thall (1902 - 1983). Oil on canvas, circa 1940. Signed. Displayed in a modernist frame. Image, 39"L x 29"H, overall 40"L x 3...
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1940s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Vintage American Mid Century Modern Abstract California Oil Painting, Etta Cien
By Etta J. Benjamin (Cien)
Located in Buffalo, NY
Abstract Expressionist original oil painting by Etta Benjamin Cien (1924 - 2009). Oil on canvas, circa 1960. Signed lower right. Displayed in a modernist frame. Image size, 43"L...
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

Large Vintage Oil Painting Titled: “Subterranean”
By Sam Perry
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Oil painting on wood panel custom framed and ready to hang Sam Perry is a Painter and Digital Artist working in South Florida since the early 1980's BA of Fine Arts in Painting fro...
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1990s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Oil

Vintage American Modernist Portrait of a Man Original Signed Painting
By Barry Johnson
Located in Buffalo, NY
American school abstract painting. Oil on board circa 1970.
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Oil, Board, Canvas

Vintage American Modernist Mid Century Abstract Expressionist Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage American modernist abstract oil painting. Oil on canvas, circa 1970. Possibly signed verso. Displayed in a period modern frame. Image, 30"L x 25"H.
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1970s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Vintage Mid-Century Modernist Framed Geometric Abstract Oil Painting - Horseman
Located in Bristol, GB
HORSEMAN Size: 60 x 68 cm (including frame) Oil on board This mid century geometric abstract is painted in oil onto board and presented within an off white slip and a gilt frame. D...
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Expressionist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Board

Vintage Abstract Expressionist Oil Painting For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the vintage abstract expressionist oil painting you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. In our selection of items, you can find Abstract examples as well as a Modern version. You’re likely to find the perfect vintage abstract expressionist oil painting among the distinctive items we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 18th Century as well as those made as recently as the 20th Century. If you’re looking to add a vintage abstract expressionist oil painting to create new energy in an otherwise neutral space in your home, you can find a work on 1stDibs that features elements of brown, black, gray, orange and more. There have been many interesting vintage abstract expressionist oil painting examples over the years, but those made by Piry Rame, Alice Makara, Rex Ashlock, Barry Johnson and Etta Benjamin Cien are often thought to be among the most thought-provoking. Frequently made by artists working in oil paint, paint and canvas, these artworks are unique and have attracted attention over the years.

How Much is a Vintage Abstract Expressionist Oil Painting?

The average selling price for a vintage abstract expressionist oil painting we offer is $995, while they’re typically $175 on the low end and $9,500 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Abstract Paintings for You

Bring audacious experiments with color and textures to your living room, dining room or home office. Abstract paintings, large or small, will stand out in your space, encouraging conversation and introducing a museum-like atmosphere that’s welcoming and conducive to creating memorable gatherings.

Abstract art has origins in 19th-century Europe, but it came into its own as a significant movement during the 20th century. Early practitioners of abstraction included Wassily Kandinsky, although painters were exploring nonfigurative art prior to the influential Russian artist’s efforts, which were inspired by music and religion. Abstract painters endeavored to create works that didn’t focus on the outside world’s conventional subjects, and even when artists depicted realistic subjects, they worked in an abstract mode to do so.

In 1940s-era New York City, a group of painters working in the abstract mode created radical work that looked to European avant-garde artists as well as to the art of ancient cultures, prioritizing improvisation, immediacy and direct personal expression. While they were never formally affiliated with one another, we know them today as Abstract Expressionists.

The male contingent of the Abstract Expressionists, which includes Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and Robert Motherwell, is frequently cited in discussing leading figures of this internationally influential postwar art movement. However, the women of Abstract Expressionism, such as Helen Frankenthaler, Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell and others, were equally involved in the art world of the time. Sexism, family obligations and societal pressures contributed to a long history of their being overlooked, but the female Abstract Expressionists experimented vigorously, developed their own style and produced significant bodies of work.

Draw your guests into abstract oil paintings across different eras and countries of origin. On 1stDibs, you’ll find an expansive range of abstract paintings along with a guide on how to arrange your wonderful new wall art.

If you’re working with a small living space, a colorful, oversize work can create depth in a given room, but there isn’t any need to overwhelm your interior with a sprawling pièce de résistance. Colorful abstractions of any size can pop against a white wall in your living room, but if you’re working with a colored backdrop, you may wish to stick to colors that complement the decor that is already in the space. Alternatively, let your painting make a statement on its own, regardless of its surroundings, or group it, gallery-style, with other works.