Modern Paintings

Modern Furniture Design

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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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 principles 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 chair, and the Eames’s 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 designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

Gilbert Swimberghe Oil on Canvas 'White Grey'
Gilbert Swimberghe Oil on Canvas 'White Grey'
Gilbert Swimberghe
20th Century Belgian Modern Contemporary Art
Paint
Large oil on canvas by Belgian modernist painter Gilbert Swimberghe (1927-2015). Swimberghe was part of a Avant Garde movement in the 1950s called De Raaklijn. This group of painters...
Custard Acrylic on Canvas Framed Painting Andrew Plum
Custard Acrylic on Canvas Framed Painting Andre...
Andrew Plum
21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Contemporary Art
This work is signed and dated "PLUM 2007" recto of the canvas; canvas size: 40" x 60"; framed size: 42" x 62" x 1.5" profile. Andrew Plum was born in Lancashire, England in 1965 and ...
Original Wade Reynolds Mysterious Midcentury Oil Painting of a Girl's Face
Original Wade Reynolds Mysterious Midcentury Oi...
Wade Reynolds
Mid-20th Century American Modern Paintings
Canvas
Subtle, dreamy, mysterious oil painting on canvas of a beautiful girl's face with her eyes closed, emerging like a vision from a warmly muted background by deceased California artist...
Italian Four Tropical and Colorful Oil on Canvas Panels by Spadacini, 1990s
Italian Four Tropical and Colorful Oil on Canva...
Late 20th Century Italian Modern Decorative Art
Canvas, Wood
A set of four decorative tropical subject panels. Jungle, birds and a wonderful Tucano are represented in colorful and joyful composition. Oil on canvas framed in black wood frames. ...
Cocktail by Luuc Verschuuren, 2001
Cocktail by Luuc Verschuuren, 2001
Early 2000s Dutch Modern Paintings
Linen, Acrylic
”Cocktail” acrylic on linen by the Dutch artist Luc Verschuuren. Measurements: H 160 x W 120 cm, H 62.99 x W 47.24 inches.  
Frances Gibson Pembroke 'Premier Vol' Modern Oil Painting
Frances Gibson Pembroke 'Premier Vol' Modern Oi...
20th Century Modern Paintings
Canvas
Modern oil on canvas framed painting titled 'Permier Vol' (First Flight), made by Frances Gibson 'Pembroke' and depicting figures and birds. The piece is initialed on the lower right...
Color My World Acrylic on Canvas Abstract Painting Framed Andrew Plum
Color My World Acrylic on Canvas Abstract Paint...
Andrew Plum
21st Century and Contemporary Modern Contemporary Art
This work is signed "PLUM" recto of the canvas; canvas size - 36" x 60"; framed size 63" x 38.5" x 1.5" profile. Andrew Plum was born in Lancashire, England in 1965 and moved to Cana...
Huge Newport Beach Bar Painting "The Arches 1922-1987" by Michael Bryan
Huge Newport Beach Bar Painting "The Arches 192...
Vintage 1980s American Modern Paintings
Canvas, Acrylic
This giant sized, monumental, (unframed - no frame required) contemporary, original acrylic on canvas painting is an abstract rendering of the bar area of The Arches, an iconic Newpo...
Abstract Geometric Graphic in Blue, Red and Black Ink on Paper by A. Luiz Piza
Abstract Geometric Graphic in Blue, Red and Bla...
Arthur Luiz Piza
Vintage 1980s French Modern Drawings
Glass, Wood, Paper
Abstract, geometric graphic in blue, red and black ink on paper by Arthur Luiz Piza. His style combines drawing and graphic techniques. Handcrafted wooden frame black patinated with ...
"Power" 2016 Acrylic on Canvas by Cecilia Sette...
Cecilia Setterdahl
21st Century and Contemporary Emirian Modern Paintings
Canvas, Acrylic
Born from Cecilia's imagination and by the inspiration she finds around her, these pieces are stunning, one-off works of art that transcend fashion and trends. At home in any home, w...
"Balance" 2015 Acrylic on Canvas by Cecilia Set...
Cecilia Setterdahl
21st Century and Contemporary Emirian Modern Paintings
Canvas, Acrylic
Born from Cecilia's imagination and by the inspiration she finds around her, these pieces are stunning, one-off works of art that transcend fashion and trends. At home in any home, w...
"Inside" 2012 Acrylic on Canvas by Cecilia Sett...
Cecilia Setterdahl
21st Century and Contemporary Emirian Modern Paintings
Canvas, Acrylic
Born from Cecilia's imagination and by the inspiration she finds around her, these pieces are stunning, one-off works of art that transcend fashion and trends.At home in any home, wh...
"Middle" 2015 Acrylic on Canvas by Cecilia Sett...
Cecilia Setterdahl
21st Century and Contemporary Emirian Modern Paintings
Canvas, Acrylic
Born from Cecilia's imagination and by the inspiration she finds around her, these pieces are stunning, one-off works of art that transcend fashion and trends. At home in any home, w...
"Escape" 2017 Acrylic on Canvas by Cecilia Sett...
Cecilia Setterdahl
21st Century and Contemporary Emirian Modern Paintings
Canvas, Acrylic
Born from Cecilia's imagination and by the inspiration she finds around her, these pieces are stunning, one-off works of art that transcend fashion and trends. At home in any home, w...
"Progressive" 2017 Acrylic on Canvas by Cecilia...
Cecilia Setterdahl
21st Century and Contemporary Emirian Modern Paintings
Canvas, Acrylic
Born from Cecilia's imagination and by the inspiration she finds around her, these pieces are stunning, one-off works of art that transcend fashion and trends.At home in any home, wh...
"Love" 2012 Acrylic on Canvas by Cecilia Setter...
Cecilia Setterdahl
21st Century and Contemporary Emirian Modern Paintings
Canvas, Acrylic
Born from Cecilia's imagination and by the inspiration she finds around her, these pieces are stunning, one-off works of art that transcend fashion and trends. At home in any home, w...
"Dresscode" 2016 Acrylic on Canvas by Cecilia S...
Cecilia Setterdahl
21st Century and Contemporary Emirian Modern Paintings
Canvas, Acrylic
Born from Cecilia's imagination and by the inspiration she finds around her, these pieces are stunning, one-off works of art that transcend fashion and trends. At home in any home, w...
"Dubai Growing" 2016 Acrylic on Canvas by Cecil...
Cecilia Setterdahl
21st Century and Contemporary Emirian Modern Paintings
Canvas, Acrylic
Born from Cecilia's imagination and by the inspiration she finds around her, these pieces are stunning, one-off works of art that transcend fashion and trends .At home in any home, w...
"Morning Sun" 2013 Acrylic on Canvas by Cecilia...
Cecilia Setterdahl
21st Century and Contemporary Emirian Modern Paintings
Canvas, Acrylic
Born from Cecilia's imagination and by the inspiration she finds around her, these pieces are stunning, one-off works of art that transcend fashion and trends. At home in any home, w...
"Shadows" 2015 Acrylic on Canvas by Cecilia Set...
Cecilia Setterdahl
21st Century and Contemporary Emirian Modern Paintings
Canvas, Acrylic
Born from Cecilia's imagination and by the inspiration she finds around her, these pieces are stunning, one-off works of art that transcend fashion and trends. At home in any home, w...
"Unpredictable" 2016 Acrylic on Canvas by Cecil...
Cecilia Setterdahl
21st Century and Contemporary Emirian Modern Paintings
Canvas, Acrylic
Born from Cecilia's imagination and by the inspiration she finds around her, these pieces are stunning, one-off works of art that transcend fashion and trends.At home in any home, wh...
"Different Dreams" 2018 Acrylic on Canvas by Ce...
Cecilia Setterdahl
21st Century and Contemporary Emirian Modern Paintings
Canvas, Acrylic
Born from Cecilia's imagination and by the inspiration she finds around her, these pieces are stunning, one-off works of art that transcend fashion and trends. At home in any home, w...
"Folded" 2015 Acrylic on Canvas by Cecilia Sett...
Cecilia Setterdahl
21st Century and Contemporary Emirian Modern Paintings
Canvas, Acrylic
Born from Cecilia's imagination and by the inspiration she finds around her, these pieces are stunning, one-off works of art that transcend fashion and trends. At home in any home, w...
Cathedral Acrylic on Canvas Abstract Painting A...
Andrew Plum
21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Contemporary Art
This work is signed "PLUM" recto; canvas size - 50" x 96 x 2" profile. Andrew Plum was born in Lancashire, England in 1965 and moved to Canada at the age of 21. His long association ...
Florence Arnold Modern Geometric Green on Green...
Vintage 1970s American Modern Paintings
Canvas, Acrylic
Geometric, hard edge, original abstract acrylic painting on canvas by listed, deceased female artist, Florence (“Flossie”) Maud Arnold (nee Millner) (1900-1994). Painted in 1971. Ins...
Monuments in a Landscape, William Black, St Ive...
William Black
20th Century English Modern Paintings
Acrylic, Paint, Crayon
Abstract expressionist composition in mixed-media. Oak/glass frame recent. The artist William black: Worked as an architect just after the second world war, in the early 1950s he...
Gianfranco Asverie "Memorie", 14078
Gianfranco Asveri
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Contemporary Art
Paint
Whimsical, vibrant abstract oil and acyylic on canvas depicting Asveri's favorite themes of his mother, himself, his dog, his donkey, and his farm. Paint applied and then hand incise...
Sean Earley Painting Oil on Cabinet Door Portra...
Sean Earley
Vintage 1980s American American Modern Paintings
Oil
Sean Earley Painting Oil on Cabinet Door Portrait "Someone" 1985. Titled Someone 1985. Image size is 12 inches ; x 12 inches. Before he became a fine artist, Earley worked as an ill...
George Fred Keck Abstract Water Color Painting,...
Mid-20th Century American Modern Paintings
Mr. Keck was a modernist architect. This is a rare piece of modern art of his to come up for sale. Water color paint on thick arches paper. It appears to be in good condition, sav...
Crash 'John Matos' Large Original Watercolor Pa...
John Crash Matos
1990s American Modern Contemporary Art
Paper
An early work by New York famed street artist Crash (John Matos) who is highly regarded as a pioneer of the Graffiti art movement in the 1980s. In 1984 he collaborated with a series ...

Post War #1 Painting

By Mike Willcox
Post War #1 Painting
Mike Willcox
2010s American Modern Paintings
Canvas, Oil
A painting by rising American painter, Mike Willcox.
Mix Media on Canvas by E. Ballestra
21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Paintings
Signed on the right side , oil painting and mix media on canvas, by E.Ballestra. Title the lotus blossom time    
Gianfranco Asveri, Memorie 13062
Gianfranco Asveri
20th Century Italian Modern Paintings
Paint
Memorie, #13062, by Italian artist Gianfranco Asveri mixed media on paper, gallery framed in white wood frame and under glass. Depicted are some of his favorite subjects, his mother,...

Painting by Fredric Varady

By Frederic Varady
Painting by Fredric Varady
Frederic Varady
20th Century American Modern Paintings
Fredric Varady (1908-2006) was a Hungarian-born artist who became a popular illustrator after leaving Hungary in 1927 to become a freelance fashion artist. After working in Paris and...
Les Rogers "Frankly" Painting
Les Rogers
20th Century Modern Paintings
Plywood
Mix-media painting featuring cut plywood, spray paint and paper.
Carl Magnus, Untitled, Pigment on Canvas, 1983
Carl Magnus
Late 20th Century Swedish Modern Paintings
Canvas, Paint
Two toned grey pigment on canvas, stretched over a geometric frame, vertically bisected. Signed on the reverse: Carl Magnus -83.
Brady Legler "Bluebird" Oil on Canvas, 2015
Brady Legler
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Paintings
Acrylic
"Bluebird", on original oil on canvas by Brady Legler, American, 2015 (signed and dated on verso). Bio available upon request.
Jacques Fabert "Decouverte" Painting, 1962
Jacques Fabert
Vintage 1960s American Modern Paintings
Paint
Original oil on board "Decouverte" with abstract figural motif by Jacques Fabert. Originally part of an exhibition in San Francisco 1962. Signed and labeled on verso as well as a lab...
Felipe Orlando, Oil Painting, "Two Woman"
Felipe Orlando
20th Century Cuban Modern Paintings
Canvas, Oil
Felipe Orlando, oil on canvas titled "Two Woman" signed lower right. Felipe Orlando (1911-2001), active in Cuba and Mexico. He studied at the University of Havana and at the paintin...
Guillermo Ceniceros, Untitled Painting of a Woman
Guillermo Ceniceros
Late 20th Century Mexican Modern Paintings
Acrylic
Guillermo Ceniceros acrylic on canvas, painting of a woman. The painting measures 46.5 inches wide x 39 inches high, without frame. Recently framed with period appropriate dark woo...
Abstract Painting in Acrylic on Canvas by Yamil...
Yamil O. Cardenas
2010s American Modern Paintings
Canvas, Acrylic
Abstract painting in acrylic on canvas by Yamil O. Cardenas. Yamil O. Cardenas was born in Cuba in 1972 and recently moved to Miami in the USA. Growing up he was attracted to the w...
Margaret Stark "Flying Fish" Abstract Modern In...
Vintage 1940s American Modern Paintings
Paper
Modern abstract ink and tempera painting titled "Flying Fish", created by American artist Margaret Stark in 1946. The piece is signed and dated in the upper right corner and marked o...
Oil Painting of Street Scene of Couple on Raini...
Late 20th Century French Modern Paintings
Canvas, Paint
The contemporary oil painting is of a street scene with rain reflecting images on the pavement. Canvas is stretched over a frame. Signed by the artist C. Galiano.  
Large Tri-Part Oil on Fabric Painting
Vintage 1970s Unknown Modern Contemporary Art
Paint
A large abstract expressionist three part painting. Minimally framed by the artist in a sympathetic flat blue grey color.
Blue Stamp by Yves Klein
Yves Klein
Vintage 1950s French Modern Contemporary Art
Paper
Effectively an Yves Klein painting in miniature, this stamp is from a series Klein made in 1957 by painting blocks of blank stamps with what was to become his famous signature, the p...
Theo Tobiasse 'The Wedding' Original Litography
Théo Tobiasse
Late 20th Century French Modern Paintings
'The Wedding' 1980, color lithograph on paper, edition 28/250 signed lower right by the French-based painter Theo Tabiasse. Born in Joffa, Israel in 1927, he focused intensely on his...
Painting by Peter Keil
Peter Keil
Vintage 1970s German Modern Paintings
Acrylic
Peter Robert Keil was born to an artist blacksmith father whom he lost very early in his childhood during the Second World War. During the end phase of the war, Keil's mother, also a...
Painting by Peter Keil
Peter Keil
Vintage 1960s German Modern Paintings
Acrylic
Peter Robert Keil was born to an artist blacksmith father whom he lost very early in his childhood during the Second World War. During the end phase of the war, Keil's mother, also a...
Painting by Peter Keil
Peter Keil
Vintage 1950s German Modern Paintings
Acrylic
Peter Robert Keil was born to an artist blacksmith father whom he lost very early in his childhood during the Second World War. During the end phase of the war, Keil's mother, also a...
Painting by Peter Keil
Peter Keil
Vintage 1950s German Modern Paintings
Acrylic
Peter Robert Keil was born to an artist blacksmith father whom he lost very early in his childhood during the Second World War. During the end phase of the war, Keil's mother, also a...
Monumental Modern Abstract Acrylic Painting on ...
20th Century Modern Paintings
This is a massive piece of modern art that makes a huge statement. Measuring in at 8ft 2in, its a beast, the equivalent of a mural.
J.E. Bromberg 1947 Painting "The Reading"
J.E. Bromberg
Vintage 1940s American American Modern Paintings
Canvas, Oil
Wonderful New York School late 1940s oil painting on canvas board. Entitled verso, "The Reading" and numbered. Signed and lower right corner, JE Bromberg '47. Expressive br...
WPA Artist Original Oil Painting 40s Portrait o...
Edward Sewall
Vintage 1940s American Modern Paintings
Oil, Wood
Painted by Portland, Oregon WPA Artist, Edward Sewall (1905-2000) is this fine, 1940s oil on canvas of very handsome man. Original owner purchased directly from the artist before his...
"Die Singende Lautenspielerin" Singing Lutenist
Ernst Neuschul
Vintage 1960s English Modern Paintings
Paint
'Die singende Lautenspielerin' - Singing Lutenist, undated [circa 1964], Oil on furnishing linen, signed 'EN', titled to stretcher, numbered F41 and with paper label 193 to stretche...
Original Fay Moore Painting, Pittsburgh
Fay Moore
Vintage 1960s American Modern Decorative Art
Acrylic
Painting of the Dimling & Cable interior design studio in Shadyside, Pittsburgh Pa., circa late 1960s. Excellent condition in original frame. Measure: Frame: 22 3/4 x 32 3/4. Painted...
"Balconies & Rooftops", Oil on Canvas by Y. Mat...
Early 2000s Israeli Modern Paintings
Canvas, Wood
Offered for sale is this colorful and whimsical oil on canvas signed Y. Matlen lower right. The painting depicts a couple of building with colorful characters on the balconies and ro...
'Boyfriend Material' Figurative Portrait Painti...
Alan Fears
21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Contemporary Art
Canvas, Acrylic
Acrylic on canvas by Alan Fears, 2018. Alan Fears (b. 1974) is an emerging British artist who is shortlisted for the John Moores painting prize, 2018, and has been selected to ex...
'Plant Plot' Still Life Painting by Alan Fears ...
Alan Fears
21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Contemporary Art
Canvas
Acrylic on canvas by Alan Fears, 2018. Alan Fears (b. 1974) is an emerging British artist who is currently featured in the John Moores painting prize and the Royal Academy Summer ...
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