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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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.

Sandra Eames, "On the Prayer Rug," Oil on Canvas, Vermont, 2008
Sandra Eames, "On the Prayer Rug," Oil on Canva...
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Paintings
Canvas, Oil
This wonderful oil painting portrait of a Jack Russell Terrier, entitled "On the Prayer Rug" is by Sandra Eames, 2008. Sandra Eames is a master of animal portraiture. Depicted here i...
'A Warm Welcome' Landscape POOL Painting by Alan Fears Pop Art
'A Warm Welcome' Landscape POOL Painting by Ala...
Alan Fears
21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Contemporary Art
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. 'A naive artist, a graphi...
'Number One Fan' Portrait Painting by Alan Fears Pop Art
'Number One Fan' Portrait Painting by Alan Fear...
Alan Fears
21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Contemporary Art
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. 'A naive artist, a graphi...
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 ...
Abstract Expressionist Malcolm Bray "Dimensional Space No 17" Oil on Canvas
Abstract Expressionist Malcolm Bray "Dimensiona...
Malcolm Bray
Early 2000s American Modern Paintings
Abstract expressionism at its best comes this Malcolm Bray "Dimensional Space No 17" oil on canvas. Malcolm Bray was born in 1958 in Hull, England and immigrated to the United Sta...
Oil on Canvas Still Life of Wine with Glasses Signed Luzanquis
Oil on Canvas Still Life of Wine with Glasses S...
21st Century and Contemporary Modern Paintings
Oil on canvas still life of wine with glasses signed Luzanquis (Peruvian). Wonderfully detailed still life of wine bottles with grapes on a stone slab in the manner of Severin Rosen....
Sculpted Painting by Di Vincente, 2016
Sculpted Painting by Di Vincente, 2016
Chris DiVincente
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Contemporary Art
1965 NYC Studied at the San Francisco Art Institute. Currently living and working in Los Angeles. From his "Iconoclast" series of torn and sculpted canvas's. This one is with bla...
Pair of Oil on Canvas Parisian Street Scenes Signed R. Roywilsens
Pair of Oil on Canvas Parisian Street Scenes Si...
21st Century and Contemporary Modern Paintings
Pair of oil on canvas Parisian street scenes signed R. Roywilsens. Each in a three dimensional frame. Unframed 11 x 15.
Matteo Giampaglia Diptych "Sasso" Mixed-Media Wall Art, Italy, 2014
Matteo Giampaglia Diptych "Sasso" Mixed-Media W...
Matteo Giampaglia
2010s Italian Modern Paintings
Canvas, Acrylic, Plaster, Wood, Paper
"Sasso" diptych mixed-media wall art on canvas, cardboard, plaster and acrylics, each panel measure are cm100 x 100 x 11, Matteo Giampaglia, Italy, 2014.
Contemporary Painting by Di Vincente
Chris DiVincente
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Contemporary Art
1965 NYC Studied at the San Francisco Art Institute. Currently living and working in Los Angeles. Textured surface with hand-carved design. Made of oil and gesso paint on canvas ...
Contemporary Painting by Di Vincente
Chris DiVincente
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Contemporary Art
1965 NYC Studied at the San Francisco Art Institute. Currently living and working in Los Angeles. Oil paint on canvas with thin wood frame.
"Roughneck" by Phillip Mullen
Phillip Mullen
Late 20th Century American Modern Contemporary Art
Canvas
Large abstract in a simple brass frame by renowned artist Philip Mullen. Mullen was born in 1942 and is currently a professor at the University of South Carolina. His work has been e...
Modern Art Work Frog and Snake Enamel Style
Unknown
Vintage 1980s American Modern Paintings
Enamel
For your consideration, a modern art work frog and snake enamel style. Dimensions: 10 5/8" x 10 1/2" W, Rana 6 5/8" tall x 6 3/4".     
Untitled from the "Double Imagery" suite by Lou...
Louise Nevelson
Vintage 1960s American Modern Contemporary Art
Rare and very early lithograph by Louise Nevelson from the Double Imagery suite, an experimental collaborative project at Tamarind Institute in 1967. From the edition of 20, printed ...
Untitled III, from the Double Imagery suite, by...
Louise Nevelson
Vintage 1960s American Modern Contemporary Art
Rare and very early lithograph by Louise Nevelson from the Double Imagery suite, an experimental collaborative project at Tamarind Institute in 1968. From the edition of 10, printed ...
Kcho Noted Cuban Artist "Archipelago"
21st Century and Contemporary Cuban Modern Paintings
Kcho, "Archipelago", mixed-media on canvas, 2003, signed with documentation letter from the artist. Kcho (sometimes spelled "K'cho"), Born 'Alexis Leyva Machado on the Isla de P...
Painting Impressionist Oil Painting Seascape "...
Mathilda Weston
Early 20th Century American Modern Paintings
Paint
Impressionist seascape oil painting. Oil on board. Matilda Leipold Weston was born in Germany on April 21, 1870. Weston moved to southern California in the 1930s. She lived in Carlsb...
Large 1980s Cubist Style Oil on Canvas, Signed
Vintage 1980s American Modern Paintings
Silver Leaf, Wood, Paint
Offered for sale is a large vintage cubist style oil painting on linen created in pastel tones. This 1980s work has great movement and is displayed in the original silver leaf frame....
Large Impressionistic Pine Forest Landscape Pai...
Claude Monet
20th Century American American Modern Paintings
This gorgeous vintage oil painting features an impressionistic, atmospheric forest of pine trees painted in greens, blues, pinks and purples. It is composed of oil paint and sand on ...
Hexagonal Graphic and Colorful Painting, 1975
Vintage 1970s American Modern Paintings
Paint
Hexagonal graphic colorful work of art, paint on canvas by Rapp, American, 1975 (signed on verso "Rapp 5/75").
"Off Dover" by John Fraser
John Fraser
Vintage 1920s English Modern Paintings
Paint
"Off Dover" by John Fraser RBA. John Fraser 1858-1927 was a painter of coastal marines, a member of the Royal society of British artist with over 50 works in the national maritime mu...
Large Allegory Oil Painting in Frame by Reek Ar...
Angelos Panayiotou
Vintage 1980s Greek Modern Paintings
Canvas, Wood
Artists: Angelos Panayiotou Born: 1943 Nationality: Greece Title: An elderly Man in Contemplation Medium: oil on canvas, Mark: signed lower right and dated 1985, Greek export st...
Original 1960s Painting on Canvas of French Wom...
Charles Levier
Vintage 1960s French Modern Paintings
This vintage painting was part of a collection of Levier and Villard paintings collected over 50 plus years. These paintings of French people are highly sought after and collected by...
Framed Original Pucci '76 Oil on Canvas of Posi...
Emilio Pucci
Late 20th Century Argentine Modern Paintings
Canvas, Wood, Paint
Framed Original Pucci '76 oil on canvas landscape painting of Positano. Signed and dated at the bottom right corner. Framed in a wooden frame with gold finish.
Trilogy Aquatinta by Rajko Kovacevic
Rajko Kovacevic
Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Paintings
Aquatinta art technique combination by Rajko Kovacevic Yugoslavian Academic artist he was leaving and work in Italy in the late 1970s and begging of eighties inspired by Venice Carni...
"Winter Landscape at Sunset" by Austrian Karl E...
Karl Eugene Felix
Antique 19th Century Austrian Modern Paintings
Canvas, Paint
A handsome oil on canvas, framed, atmospheric impression of trees in a snow covered landscape rendered in soft pastels, entitled "Winter Landscape at Sunset," signed lower left: K. F...
Pop Art Painting of a Camel Cigarettes Package...
Thomas Van Housen
Late 20th Century American American Modern Paintings
The Pop Art paintings of Chicago based artist Thomas Van Housen are a hybrid of computer generated images, words, oil, and acrylic. Van Housen's abstract painting have a whimsical ...
Large Painting by Renowned French Artist Alain ...
Alain Le Yaouanc
1990s European Modern Paintings
A large painting by renowned French Artist Alain Le Yaouanc (1940). one: Titled Monotype Samourai ,Ink on heavy paper with original frame in heavy paper Signed and dated 93 with"Ca...
'Dead Ringers for Love' Figurative Portrait Pai...
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...
'A Sunshine State' Portrait Painting by Alan Fe...
Alan Fears
21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Contemporary Art
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. 'A naive artist, a graphi...
'Trouble on My Mind' Portrait Painting by Alan ...
Alan Fears
21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Contemporary Art
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. 'A naive artist, a graphi...
Large Portrait on Canvas Titled Silent Screen Star
Vintage 1970s Modern Paintings
Canvas, Wood, Paint
This Painting is quite massive with a haunting quality to her expression of despair The original frame was removed because of condition signed Paitchand 73.
Large Horizontal Modern Gronk Abstract Multimed...
Gluglio Gronk
20th Century American Modern Paintings
Canvas
Large horizontal modern abstract multimedia painting by Gronk. Gronk is the pseudonym of Chicano painter, printmaker, and performance artist Glugio Nicandro. His work is collecte...
Poetic Abstract Color Composition, Original Pai...
Anders Hegelund
21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Paintings
Canvas, Wood
'Mind Crossing' by Anders Hegelund, Danish b. 1938' Measures: 23.5 in. x 31.5 in. w/o frame, 25 in. x 33 in. including frame. Acrylic on canvas signed and dated verso. Housed in ...
Brady Legler "Voyage" Acrylic on Canvas, 2017
Brady Legler
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Paintings
Acrylic
"Voyage" is an original painting with acrylic on canvas by Brady Legler, American, 2017 (signed and dated on verso). Bio available upon request.
Brady Legler "The Dreamer" Acrylic on Canvas, 2017
Brady Legler
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Paintings
Acrylic
"The Dreamer" is an original painting with acrylic on canvas by Brady Legler, American, 2017 (signed and dated on verso). Bio available upon request.
Brady Legler "Mechanism" Acrylic on Canvas, 2017
Brady Legler
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Paintings
Acrylic
"Mechanism" is an original acrylic painting on canvas by Brady Legler, American 2017 (signed on verso). Bio available upon request.
Brady Legler "Spring Thaw" Acrylic on Canvas, 2017
Brady Legler
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Paintings
Acrylic
"Spring Thaw", an original acrylic on canvas by Brady Legler, American, 2017 (signed on verso). Bio available upon request.
Brady Legler "Festival" Oil on Canvas, 2017
Brady Legler
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Paintings
Acrylic
"Festival" is an original painting with oil on canvas by Brady Legler, American 2017 (signed and dated on verso). Bio available upon request.
'Equilibrio' Huge Important Abstract Oil by Car...
Carlos Montes de Oca
Early 2000s Cuban Modern Paintings
Canvas
'Equilibrio' by Carlos Montes de Oca, Cuban b. 1968. 57 x 98 in. without frame, 59 x 100 in. including frame, oil on canvas, signed on the front, inscribed, titled and dated 2004 b...
Modernist Watercolored Drawing of Dancer Isador...
Abraham Walkowitz
Early 20th Century American American Modern Drawings
Paper, Watercolor
Abraham Walkowitz (1878-1965) had an intimate artistic relationship with the Modernist Dancer Isadora Duncan. He drew her in dance literally thousands of times. This drawing is a fre...
Contemporary Danish Painting by Mette Birckner
Mette Birckner
21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Paintings
Canvas
Contemporary painting, oil on canvas. Amazing composition by the danish artist Mette Birckner. Measures: Height 82 cm, width 62 cm, signed. Nature is often the starting point f...
20th Century Oil Painting of Madonna and Child ...
Mid-20th Century Spanish Modern Paintings
20th Century Oil Painting of Madonna and Child by Arnedo Linares, Spain (1925-2011) This oil depicting the "Desamparados Verge" patron saint of Valencia, Spain when the painter was b...
George Schreiber, Untitled, Oil on Canvas Paint...
Georges Schreiber
Vintage 1950s American Modern Paintings
Paint
George L. Sschreiber (1904-1977) was active/lived in New York and Belgium. George Schreiber is mostly known for rural genre and figure painting, lithography. George Schreiber was bor...
Rose de Sables, II Oil Painting by Antonio Guansé
Antonio Guansé
Late 20th Century French Modern Paintings
Canvas, Paint
Up for sale is a beautiful oil painting by Antonio Guansé (1926-2008). Signed and titled "Rose de Sables, II". In original frame. About the artist: Antonio Guansé, born on January 1...
"In Memoriam," 2017 Abstract Modern Framed Oil ...
2010s American Modern Contemporary Art
Acrylic
"In Memoriam," 2017 by Kathi Robinson Frank is from her recent body of large-scale abstract work measuring 72" high by 60" which incorporates oil, acrylic, charcoal and metallic pain...
Contemporary Abstract Acrylic Painting on Canva...
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Paintings
Stunning abstract painting on canvas by Javier Barrionuevo. Fabulous composition and gorgeous color combination.
Acrylic on Canvas by French Artist Serge Lefox ...
Serge Lefox
2010s French Modern Paintings
Acrylic
Acrylic on Canvas by french artist Serge Lefox , Titled Excavation . 2017. 50 cm by 50 cm this painting does'nt need framing :all the sides are part of the painting .
'The Tipping Point' Figurative Portrait Paintin...
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...
Large Blue Rothko-Style Wall Painting
Mark Rothko
20th Century American Modern Paintings
Canvas
Large blue Rothko-style wall painting.
Pop Art Painting by Artist Ronnie Cutrone
Ronnie Cutrone
Vintage 1980s American Modern Paintings
Canvas, Acrylic
Pop Art ("Post Pop" )painting by Artist Ronnie Cutrone.( American School 1948 -2013) Acrylique on Canvas. 30 x 40 in.(76.2 x 101 cm) Untitled. Signed and dated on verso: Ronnie Cu...
Peter Keil Abstract Portrait
Peter Keil
20th Century American Modern Paintings
Masonite, Oil, Acrylic
Pop Art influenced abstract portrait of a young boy by Berlin artist Peter Keil. The artist is known for expressionistic works using vivid colors and absence of realism. His works fr...
"The Brassiere Salesman" Acrylic on Canvas Pain...
1990s Canadian Modern Paintings
The Brassiere Salesman, acrylic on canvas by Québec artist, Diane Collet Larichelière, signed bottom left approximate size: 26.75" x 20.75" x 1.38" Diane Collet 1980- a visual artis...
Modern Painting of Baby in Womb in Abstract Set...
Vintage 1980s American Modern Paintings
Colorful painting of baby in modern landscape setting. Painted by John Dasho in the 1980s. In simple custom wood frame from the artist.
Signed Modernist Arabian Riders on Horses Painting
Vintage 1970s American Modern Paintings
Oil painting on canvas of Arabian riders on horseback mixing realism and abstraction. Signed By the artist John Dasho, circa 1970s.
Abstract Painting Signed D. Filov
Dmitry Filov
Late 20th Century Modern Paintings
Canvas, Paint
Abstract painting signed D. Filov. Very retro abstract piece. Beautiful and unique color scheme. This piece has a wooden frame. Great addition for your Mid-Century Modern home!
Painting Dancers by Fritz
Vintage 1980s German Modern Paintings
Plywood
Fritz painted the Dancers inspired by Arnold Weber. Painting is on plywood.
Jean Crotti Oil Painting "Figure Abstraits"
Jean Crotti
Mid-20th Century French Modern Paintings
Oil
Signed J Crotti (lower left). Signed and inscribed “A Walter et Magda en souvenir des noces d’or de notre belle amite. Jean Crotti (on the reverse). Translated: “To Walter and Mag...
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