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Modern Paintings

MODERN STYLE

The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw sweeping social change and major scientific advances — both of which contributed to a new aesthetic: modernism. Rejecting the rigidity of Victorian artistic conventions, modernists sought a new means of expression. References to the natural world and ornate classical embellishments gave way to the sleek simplicity of the Machine Age. Architect Philip Johnson characterized the hallmarks of modernism as “machine-like simplicity, smoothness or surface [and] avoidance of ornament.”

Early practitioners of modernist design include the De Stijl (“The Style”) group, founded in the Netherlands in 1917, and the Bauhaus School, founded two years later in Germany.

Followers of both groups produced sleek, spare designs — many of which became icons of daily life in the 20th century. The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics. While Bauhaus principals Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created furniture from mass-produced, chrome-plated steel, American visionaries like Charles and Ray Eames worked in materials as novel as molded plywood and fiberglass. Today, Breuer’s Wassily chair, Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chaircrafted with his romantic partner, designer Lilly Reich — and the Eames lounge chair are emblems of progressive design and vintage originals are prized cornerstones of collections.

It’s difficult to overstate the influence that modernism continues to wield over designers and architects — and equally difficult to overstate how revolutionary it was when it first appeared a century ago. But because modernist furniture designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

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Style: Modern
Sea Shells on an Artist's Palette, Original Oil Painting by Helen Oh
Located in Chicago, IL
An arrangement of four shells lie on a reflective artist's palette. The large conch shell in the center of the painting dominates the space in subtle hues of cream and pink. The rich...
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2010s American Modern Paintings

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Paint

Contemporary Hard-Edge Painting by Di Vincente
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Nice minimal modernist design Oil on canvas Thin wood frame.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Paintings

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Canvas

Contemporary Hard-Edge Painting by Di Vincente
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Geometric study Acrylic on canvas Thin wood frame.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Paintings

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Canvas

Painting by William Kozar, Modern Art, C 2016, Large Size, Black on Black Color
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful, modern painting by William Kozar, circa 2016. Black on black.
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Paintings

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Epoxy Resin

Picasso Challenging the Past Book by Elizabeth Cowling and Pablo Picasso
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Picasso: Challenging the Past Book by Elizabeth Cowling and Pablo Picasso. Picasso: Challenging the Past Paperback – May 3, 2011 From his earliest years Pablo Picasso was a passion...
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20th Century Spanish Modern Paintings

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Paper

Oil Painting Lady with Insect by Jean-Pierre Clement "Nocturn" French Artist
Located in Toledo, OH
Framed oil painting on board of young lady with insect by French artist Jean-Pierre Clement. Surrealist with metallic gold designs and vivid blues. Very good condition. Framed in a 3...
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20th Century European Modern Paintings

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Wood

Untitled II Mixed-Media on Canvas by Sarah Dupré
Located in Chicago, IL
Enamel, charcoal, acrylic, oil, relief ink, graphite, on canvas. Sarah Dupré is an abstract artist who grew up in South Central Louisiana and moved to Illinois in 2015. She is an ...
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2010s American Modern Paintings

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Acrylic

Monumental Original Painting 1980s Glam Face by Greg Copeland
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A perfect example of 1980s Glam Art. This beautiful original painting done for Greg Copeland Originals. From a very upscale Art Collectors Palm Spring's Estate. 1980s modern abstract...
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1980s American Vintage Modern Paintings

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Acrylic

20th Century Constructivist Mixed Technique Russian Painting
Located in Prato, Tuscany
We kindly suggest you read the whole description, because with it we try to give you detailed technical and historical information to guarantee the authenticity of our objects. 20th-...
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1920s Russian Vintage Modern Paintings

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Paper

'Boogaloo Shrimp' Portrait Painting by Alan Fears Acrylic on Paper Breakdance
Located in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Acrylic on 300gsm paper by Alan Fears, 2020. Unframed. The frame is for display purposes only. Alan Fears (b. 1974) is an emerging British artist who was shortlisted for the J...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Paintings

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Paper

Shingo Honda 'To White Space' Series Abstract Expressionist Watercolor
Located in Sharon, CT
An early work (1981-1986) by the Japanese/American artist Shingo Honda (1981-1986) who resided in Hawaii. until his untimely death.
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Late 20th Century Japanese Modern Paintings

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Paint

Max Marra Italian Tempera on Paper
Located in Prato, Tuscany
We kindly suggest you read the whole description, because with it we try to give you detailed technical and historical information to guarantee the authenticity of our objects. Conte...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Paintings

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Paper

Max Marra Italian Tempera on Paper
Located in Prato, Tuscany
Contemporary Italian tempera on paper signed Max Marra 2004(multimedia experimenter), tempera on a gold background. Max Marra was born in Paola, Calabria, in 1950. He moved to Lisson...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Paintings

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Paper

Italian Painting "Grey Sun" from a Sophia Loren Movie
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
Italian vintage painting "Grey Sun" , signed by Osvaldo Malvizzati (Imperia 1923...) and dated 1962. This painter, piedmontese by adoption, lived abroad for many years and then he ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Modern Paintings

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Canvas

Robert Matheny Glitter Painting
Located in Chicago, IL
Robert E. Matheny Glitter on canvass. Early work 1969, original Lucite shadow box frame. Visual artist starting in circa 1960, two years after graduating from Long Beach state Coll...
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1960s American Vintage Modern Paintings

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Canvas

Painting of Queen by Masuo Asaki
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Painting of a Queen in brilliant jewel tone colors - framed in an impressive gilt surround. Instantly brings vibrancy to any room in the home - wonderful in a home office, kitchen or...
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20th Century Modern Paintings

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Paint

Copper Metallic Hand Guilded Botanical Wallpaper, Made by Hand in Uk
Located in London, GB
Rye features bold oversized leaves, complementing the bestselling metallic Columbia Road design of large eucalyptus stems. Inspired by the Barbican Conservatory in London Rye offers ...
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2010s English Modern Paintings

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Paper

Signed Vintage Philip Perkins Cubist Painting
By Philip Perkins
Located in North Miami, FL
This wonderful painting dated 1970 that has great planes of color and field is by the abstract painter, Philip Perkins. His resume is impressive with early studies in Europe with maj...
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1970s American Vintage Modern Paintings

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Wood, Paint

Blue Fossil Shell, Single Sea Shell Fossil on a Deep Brown Toned Background
Located in Chicago, IL
The simplicity of "Blue Fossil Shell" is deceptive. Upon further look, the viewer sees the faint shadow cast onto the reflective surface of the table along with the delicate surface ...
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2010s American Modern Paintings

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Paint

Signed Painting by Anna P.
Located in Saint-Ouen (PARIS), FR
Splendid acrylic painting on linen canvas signed by the artist Anna P. France, 2022.  
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2010s French Modern Paintings

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Linen, Acrylic, Wood

Sculpted Canvas Painting by Di Vincente
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Nice esoteric piece. Black + white gesso on canvas. Thin wood frame.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Paintings

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Canvas

Sculpted Canvas Painting by Di Vincente
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Nice esoteric painting Black + white gesso Torn / sculpted canvas Thin wood frame.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Paintings

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Canvas

Sculpted Canvas Painting by Di Vincente
Located in Los Angeles, CA
nice esoteric art white + black gesso canvas with thin wood frame.  
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Paintings

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Canvas

James Strombotne "Surfers” Acrylic on Canvas Painting
Located in Camden, ME
James Strombotne is a contemporary artist who has had a successful career, since 1956. His artwork is held in many prestigious museums and private collections, including those of the...
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2010s American Modern Paintings

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Acrylic

Hauntingly Beautiful Portrait of a Young Yemenite Girl by William Weintraub
By William Weintraub
Located in Tucson, AZ
Hauntingly beautiful oil on canvas painting of a young Yemenite girl by Israeli artist William Weintraub (b.1926). The frame probably needs to be replaced. The canvas itself measures...
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1970s Israeli Vintage Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Paint

Martin Kline "Untitled" Abstract Pencil and Gouache 1993 'Signed and Dated'
Located in New York, NY
Beautifully framed original artwork, Untitled, ink and gouache on paper, 7" x 10" sheet, by Martin Kline, American 1993 signed and dated on lower corner. Martin Kline’s (b. 1961) ...
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1990s American Modern Paintings

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Wood, Paper

Mid-Century Impressionist Oil Painting
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This signed 1950's impressionist oil painting is in good condition, features a warm tone color palette, and depicts a woman holding a serving tray with fruit and flowers. This painti...
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1960s American Vintage Modern Paintings

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Wood, Paint, Canvas

James Strombotne painting "Two Women" Acrylic on Canvas
Located in Camden, ME
James S. Strombotne is an American painter and renowned contemporary artist. He was born in 1934 in Watertown, South Dakota, but was raised and educated in Southern California, rece...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

American Modern Abstract Expressionist Mixed Media on Board, Elliot Twelvetrees
Located in Hollywood, FL
The paintings of Elliot Twelvetrees are abstract visions, glimpses of interior landscapes, fragments of visual stories told with lush colorfields and mark making made with both stand...
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2010s American Modern Paintings

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Acrylic, Wood

Raymond Mauchamps 'Xx-Xxi' Composition Aux Deux Visages
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Raymond MAUCHAMPS (XX-XXI) composition aux deux visages oil on panel.
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1980s European Vintage Modern Paintings

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Paint

Copenhagen Harbor, Otto Olsen, Denmark, 1913
Located in Bronx, NY
Copenhagen Harbor by the Danish artist Otto Olsen on an original gilt frame, view of the storage buildings across the canal detailed in brownstone with red ceramic roofs. Otto Olsen...
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1910s European Vintage Modern Paintings

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Acrylic

Seashells and Sand Dollar, Oil on Panel, Still Life Painting by Helen Oh
Located in Chicago, IL
The classically composed still life of three shells by Helen Oh brings the viewer in with its richness of color and dreamy quality of the surface. The inherent beauty of the shells a...
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2010s American Modern Paintings

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Paint

Abstract #3 Mixed Medium Painting on Canvas by Luigi Cosentino
Located in Montreal, QC
Abstract mixed medium painting, signed: Luigi Cosentino, titled “Abstract #03” and dated 2017, backside of the canvas, canvas size 48" x 60" x 1.5" profile. Luigi’s artwork is his me...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Paintings

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Paint

Framed Surrealistic Painting by Pedro Friedeberg
Located in Atlanta, GA
Artists: Pedro Friedeberg (Mexican, b. 1936) Title: "Nietzche's Last Picnic" Year: 1969 Medium: oil, pen and ink on board Size: 15 x 20" Marked: signed and dated "MCMLXIX" mid-...
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1960s Mexican Vintage Modern Paintings

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Paint

Original Oil on Canvas Moose & Hunter by Gregory Perillo
Located in Toledo, OH
Original oil on canvas of a moose and hunter by Gregory Perillo. Very nice condition. Frame and liner have light wear. Image size is 17.5 x 29.5. Total dimension: 2" depth x 36.38" W...
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20th Century North American Modern Paintings

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Canvas

Henri Matisse Color Lithography circa 1970
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Color lithograph after the work by Henri Matisse, circa 1970. Signed in the stone. Edited by Edition des Nouvelles Images, France. Framed. Henri Matisse whether working as ...
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1970s French Vintage Modern Paintings

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Paper

Walking in Are Place Digital Painting
Located in Milan, IT
Female sacredness is recurrent in this artist's pop-surrealist works. The splendid priestess crosses the metaphysical architecture of her palace, embodying the archaic mystery of fem...
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2010s Italian Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Cotton, Wood

Abstract Gouache Painting by Hércules Barsotti
Located in Wiscasset, ME
"Sem Titulo" gouache on paper. Illustrated Barsotti book page 146 Hércules Rubens Barsotti (born July 20, 1914 – December 21, 2010) was a Brazilian painter, graphic designer, s...
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1970s Brazilian Vintage Modern Paintings

S. Oliphant, Dry Watercolor on Paper
Located in Houston, TX
American artist. Exhibited in Galerie Barbizon from Houston, TX in 1970s. Measures: 16” W x 24” H, overall size is 21” x 29”. Dry watercolor on paper. Signed lower right, circa ...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Paintings

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Paper, Watercolor

Roberto Cavalli Home Interiors Decorative Artwork B Printed on Fabric
Located in Cantù, Lombardia
Decorative artwork printed on fabric. Black and bronze wooden frame.  
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Paintings

Materials

Fabric

Areil in Candle Light by Douglas Leon Cartmel Contemporary Oil Painting on Linen
By Douglas Leon Cartmel
Located in Dallas, TX
'Areil in candle light' was painted with oil on linen from a portrait captured during a photography session with the model 'Areil' during which she held a candle in her hands to crea...
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Early 2000s American Modern Paintings

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Linen, Paint

Olga Vladimirovna Rozanova Watercolor on Paper
Located in Pasadena, TX
Olga Rozanova "Abstract Geometrics" watercolor on paper (Russian, 1886-1918) Rozanova was born on June 22, 1886, in the small town of Melenki near Vladimir, Russia. After finish...
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1910s Russian Vintage Modern Paintings

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Paper

‘Le Vieux Montreal’ Oil on Canvas Contemporary Painting by Bedros Aslanian
Located in Montreal, QC
This work is signed and dated "B. Aslanian 2012”, titled: “Le Vieux Montreal” verso of the canvas and signed B. Aslanian on recto; framed size 37" x 31” x 1” profile; unframed 30” x ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Paintings

Impressionistic Beach Scene by Leon Holmes
Located in Lantau, HK
Australian born Leon Holmes is an award-winning artist and lecturer. Born and raised in Perth, Western Australia, Holmes gained experience as a printmaker, graphic designer, art dire...
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21st Century and Contemporary Australian Modern Paintings

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Paint

Wolfgang Voegele Abstract Contemporary Oil on Canvas Art Painting, 2017 Germany
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rare oil on canvas painting by the German artist Wolfgang Voegele made in 2017. Warm yellow tone and framed in a nice oak frame. In great condition with minimal signs from use and ag...
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2010s German Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Oak

Kate Shepherd "Gold Double Sun Set" Large Painting on Wood Panels 2007 ‘Signed’
By Kate Shepherd
Located in New York, NY
Large original painting "Gold Double Sun Set", acrylic and acrylic lacquer on wood panels, by Kate Shepherd, American 2007 (signed on back). Kate Shepherd is a contemporary Americ...
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Early 2000s American Modern Paintings

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Acrylic, Wood

New England Cape Cod Street Scene, circa 1960
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Oil on board street scene set in cape cod. Period 1960 wood frame.
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1960s American Vintage Modern Paintings

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Acrylic

21st Century Contemporary Art Wall Painting
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This extraordinary contemporary wall painting has been remarkably executed on canvas. This remarkable painting is inspired by a nostalgic mystery woman in the artist's life. The arti...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Wood, Paint

"Itinerary" 2014 Grey Pink Geometric Painting on Canvas by Cecilia Setterdahl
Located in Dubai, Dubai
About the painting “Itinerary” 2014 Shows your walk in your life. About the artist: Cecilia’s is working with all geometrical forms, lines and shadows. Her style developed...
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21st Century and Contemporary Emirian Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Italian Tropical Colorful Oil on Canvas Panels Brass Frame by Spadacini, 1990s
Located in IT
A set of four decorative tropical subject panels. Jungle, birds and a wonderful Tucano are represented in colorful and joyful composition. Colors most present are yellow and green in...
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Paintings

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Brass

Hiremio Garcia Santaolaya Abstract Painting, Cuban American Artist
Located in Miami, FL
Hiremio Garcia Santaolaya Abstract painting, Cuban American artist Offered for sale is an original figurative acrylic painting on paper by the Cuban-American artist Hiremio Garcia...
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2010s American Modern Paintings

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Acrylic, Paper

Erik Hoppe Painting of a Winter Landscape with Houses
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Erik Hoppe, 1897-1968. Winter landscape with houses. Oil on Masonite. Signed EH. 1931. Measures: Small painting Without frame 17 x 29 cm. With frame 23 x 36 cm. Danish painte...
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Early 20th Century Danish Modern Paintings

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Masonite

Artwork Painting 'after' Matisse, circa Early 20th Century
Located in New York, NY
This is a beautiful early 20th century artwork painting study after artist Henri Matisse (French b. Dec. 31 1869 d. Nov. 3 1954.) Female on lounge chair; painting is signed on back b...
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Early 20th Century Modern Paintings

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Glass, Wood, Paint, Paper

Jordan Eagles "Phase 8", 2007
By Jordan Eagles
Located in New York, NY
Rare to find at second market. This large and quintessential painting by American artist Jordan Eagle. Materials: Preserved cattle blood, plexi, UV resin Provenance: estate of Rich...
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Early 2000s American Modern Paintings

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Acrylic, Plexiglass

Painting by William Kozar, 2008, Modern Contemporary Art, Silver Color Art
Located in New York, NY
Decorative silver painting by William Kozar, 2008, Canada.
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Early 2000s Canadian Modern Paintings

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Silver

Vlamnick Framed 'Siene a Chatou' Color Lithography, circa 1972
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Original 'Siene a Chatou' color lithograph by Maurice de Vlamnick. Lithograph printed from an original painting made by the author in France. Published by Fernand Mourlot in Le...
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1970s French Vintage Modern Paintings

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Paper

Pastel Painting of the Beach in Westport Connecticut
By Samuel Reindorf 1
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This charming pastel scene by the American artist Samuel Reindorf captures a bit of "Americana" summertime in Westport, Connecticut in 1968. Note: Image Dimensions are 11" height ...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Paintings

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Paper

Japanese Two-Panel Screen Stylized Waves on Silver Leaf and Golden Sun
Located in Hudson, NY
Japanese two-panel screen: Stylized waves on silver leaf and golden sun. Showa period (1926-1989), modern painting in mineral pigments on silver.
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1950s Japanese Vintage Modern Paintings

Materials

Wood, Paper

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