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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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

American Art Moderne 1940s Five Panel Mural Oil Painting
American Art Moderne 1940s Five Panel Mural Oil...
Early 20th Century American Modern Paintings
American Art Moderne 1940s five panel mural oil painting of 1930 bar scene with piano player.  
Planet Octopolis Oil on Canvas Norway
Planet Octopolis Oil on Canvas Norway
Tiffany Brown
2010s Norwegian Modern Decorative Art
Canvas
One of vibrant piece of art is called Planet Octopolis. The artist ( Tiffany Brown) has created a contemporary picture is painted in oil on canvas measuring Measure: 100 cm x 100 cm...
Framed Abstract "Can You See Me X" Mixed-Media on Paper by Laurel Rosenberg
Framed Abstract "Can You See Me X" Mixed-Media ...
Laurel Rosenberg
2010s American Modern Contemporary Art
Acrylic
Los Angeles artist Laurel Rosenberg created this one-of-a-kind 14 inches tall by 11 inches wide artwork titled "Can You See Me X" using mixed-media including acrylic, ink, and oil on...
Three 1992 Szekely Paintings, Original
Three 1992 Szekely Paintings, Original
Woka Lamps
Late 20th Century Austrian Modern Paintings
Paper
Three single paintings, mixed technique on paper, signed and dated Szekely 92, made on the occasion of a presentation of Emilio Pucci fabrics in the WOKA Showrooms together with Soth...
Painting by Peter Keil
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
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...
'Tropical Naples View' Original Largew Florida Oil Painting by Robert C. Gruppe
'Tropical Naples View' Original Largew Florida ...
Robert Charles Gruppé
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Paintings
Canvas, Wood
'Tropical Naples View' By Robert C. Gruppe, American b. 1944. Measures: 30 x 36 inches with frame, 42 x 48 inches including frame. Oil on canvas, signed. Housed in a custom-made ...
Framed Abstract "Behind the Tapestry" Mixed Media on Paper by Laurel Rosenberg
Framed Abstract "Behind the Tapestry" Mixed Med...
Laurel
2010s American Modern Contemporary Art
Acrylic
Los Angeles artist Laurel Rosenberg created this one-of-a-kind 14 inches tall by 11 inches wide artwork titled "Behind The Tapestry" using mixed media including acrylic, ink, and oil...
'Holiday Bromance' Figurative Portrait Painting by Alan Fears Pop Art
'Holiday Bromance' Figurative Portrait Painting...
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. 'A naive artist, a graph...
'the Quiet Time' Landscape Painting by Alan Fea...
Alan Fears
21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Contemporary Art
Acrylic on 300gsm paper by Alan Fears, 2018. Unframed. The frame is for display purposes only. Alan Fears (b. 1974) is an emerging British artist who is shortlisted for the Jo...
'The Last Resort' Landscape Abstract Painting b...
Alan Fears
21st Century and Contemporary 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. 'A naive artist, a graphi...
'The Honeymooners' Portrait Painting by Alan Fe...
Alan Fears
21st Century and Contemporary 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. 'A naive artist, a graphi...
'Getting the Shakes' Portrait Painting by Alan ...
Alan Fears
21st Century and Contemporary 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. 'A naive artist, a graphi...
'Little Pistols' Portrait Painting by Alan Fear...
Alan Fears
21st Century and Contemporary British 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 graphic...
'He Brought His New Wife' Portrait Painting by ...
Alan Fears
21st Century and Contemporary British 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 graphic...
'The Last Stand' Football Portrait Painting by ...
Alan Fears
21st Century and Contemporary British 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 graphic...
'the Plunge' Figurative Portrait Painting by Al...
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. 'A naive artist, a graph...
Modern Painting "Nude with Bouquet" in the styl...
20th Century American Modern Paintings
Canvas
Modern painting, in the style of Matisse Painted by M. Hammer, '94, Sarasota Florida "Nude with Bouquet of Flowers from a Friend" Oil on canvas 24" x 30" Framed 29" x 35".
'Hurricane Pass' Original Florida Oil Painting ...
Robert Charles Gruppé
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Paintings
Canvas, Wood
'Hurricane Pass' By Robert C. Gruppe, American, b. 1944. Measures: 30 x 36 inches with frame, 39.5 x 46 inches including frame. Oil on canvas, signed. Housed in a custom made vin...
Modernist Landscape Painting by Sterling Straus...
Sterling Strauser
Vintage 1980s American Modern Paintings
Paint
Modernist landscape painting by Sterling Strauser signed and dated rare landscape measure: 29" by 35".
Original Abstract Mixed-Media Painting by Shana...
Shana Dominguez
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Paintings
Paint, Glass, Wood
Contemporary Original Abstract Painting by ,American artist Shana Dominguez acrylic mixed-media on board abstract painting signed lower right. Features Vivid, deep red, yellow, blue,...
‘the Pose’ Pastel and Watercolor Male Nude Fion...
Fiona MacPherson
21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Paintings
Pastel and watercolor on paper male nude; titled: “The Pose” signed by the artist lower right corner: Fiona MacPherson. Measure: Approximate 40” H x 30” W x 1.5” D.
Wanderings Acrylic on Canvas Abstract Painting ...
Kevin Palmer
21st Century and Contemporary Modern Paintings
This work is signed: K PALMER on lower right corner, recto of the canvas; canvas size 40"; x 36” x 1.5" profile. Kevin Palmer’s abstract approach to painting is influenced by his tra...
El Puerto de La Habana 'Havana Port Cuba' Acryl...
Andrew Plum
21st Century and Contemporary Modern Contemporary Art
This work is signed, dated and titled "PLUM 2014 El Puerto de La Habana” (Cuba) verso of the canvas and signed PLUM on recto; unframed size - 11.75" x 15.75 x 1.5" profile; frame siz...
Zafiro Primavera Spring Sapphire Still Life Wat...
Andrew Plum
21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Paintings
This work is signed "PLUM” on recto; unframed size - 25.5" x 20.25 x 1.5" profile; framed size 18.5" x 13.5”, circa 2013. Andrew Plum was born in Lancashire, England in 1965 and move...
Helplessly Bound ‘Diptych’, Two Oil Paintings o...
Paul Romano
2010s American American Modern Paintings
Sterling Silver, Oil
Helplessly bound (diptych) Two oil and flora paintings on panel (bound with a sterling silver chain) by Paul Romano Sight size (each): Height ca. 24 in. Width ca. 20 in. F...
Careless Whispers, an Oil Painting and Integral...
Paul Romano
2010s American American Modern Paintings
Wood, Oil
Careless Whispers By Paul Romano Oil on paper, on panel, artist designed and engraved frame (wood and acrylic) Pencil signed and dated to reverse. Paul Romano is an artis...
Kestrel Roost, a Graphite, Watercolor, and Gouc...
Jeremy Hush
2010s American American Modern Paintings
Plaster, Watercolor, Gouache
Kestrel Roost. A graphite, watercolor, gouache (with Venetian plaster) painting on wood panel. Measures: Height ca. 12 in Width ca. 9 in. Signed lower right. Jeremy Hus...
Oil on Canvas by Stephen Lapierre "It’s All Dow...
Stephen LaPierre
2010s American Modern Paintings
Oil
Stephen LaPierre (born 1963) is a self-taught painter from the School of Hard Knocks. He is truly talented in transposing today's culture onto canvas with an uncanny whit. We are es...
20th Century David Burliuk Neo-Primitive Portrait
David Burliuk
Mid-20th Century American Modern Paintings
Oil
This vibrant neo-primitive portrait was executed by Ukranian born artist David Davidovich Burliuk (1882-1967). A student of the Kazan School of Fine Arts and Paris' Ecole des Beaux A...
Modern Oil Painting "Intimacy!"
2010s American Modern Paintings
Canvas
Modern oil painting “Intimacy!” painted on canvas.
Large Modern Oil Painting “Self Portrait“
2010s American Modern Paintings
Canvas, Acrylic
Large modern oil painting “Self Portrait”. Acrylic, oil and charcoal on canvas.
Guillermo Meza, Eva y la Serpiente, Haiti Chéri...
Guillermo Meza
Vintage 1960s Mexican Modern Paintings
Canvas, Paint
A painting of prominent Mexican Artis Guillermo Meza, (1917-1997), titled Eva y la Serpiente (Haiti Chérie ), representing a woman figure in Meza's almost surrealist typical style. ...
"Danse Espagnole" by Italian Futurist Artist Gi...
Gino Severini
Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Paintings
Paper
"Danse Espagnole" by Italian Futurist Artist Gino Severini, Lithograph in color, signed and numbered, 17/140 , and titled Danse espagnole #293 63 cm by 84 cm by 4 cm size of the l...
Lifesize Oil on Canvas by Jeff Hein
Jeff Hein
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Paintings
Canvas, Paint
Lifesize oil on canvas by Jeff Hein, circa 2004.
'Disneyland Destruction' by Jeff Gillete
Jeff Gillete
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Paintings
Canvas, Acrylic, Wood
'Disneyland Destruction' by Jeff Gillete circa 2015. Acrylic and collage on canvas.
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...
'Fallen' by Albert Stadler, 1979
Albert Stadler
20th Century American Modern Paintings
Canvas, Acrylic, Wood
Albert Stadler (American 1923-2000) "Fallen" Acrylic on canvas, 1979 Signed and titled verso Listed measurements include the frame.      
Large Modern Oil Painting "Cry Baby" by Eric St...
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Contemporary Art
Canvas
Large modern oil painting "Cry Baby" by Eric Stefanski.
Large Modern Oil Painting "Fame" by Eric Stefanski
2010s American Modern Contemporary Art
Canvas
Large modern oil painting "Fame" by Eric Stefanski. This is oil and collage painting on canvas.
Mixed-Media Painting by Matteo Giampaglia, Ital...
Matteo Giampaglia
2010s Italian Modern Paintings
Metal
Paper, cardboard, leather, metal on cnavas. The canvas is fixed on a wooden frame. The pieces is signed on the back and certified by the artist.
Abstract Painting Signed D. Filov
Dmitry Filov
Late 20th Century Russian Modern Paintings
Canvas, Wood, Paint
Abstract painting signed D. Filov. Unique frame shape and beautiful color scheme. Dmitry Filov was born in 1953 in St. Peterburg. The age of maturity is being passed in the Crimea...
Abstract Acrylic on Canvas Painting titled Crow...
Andrew Plum
21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Paintings
Crowds at Longchamp; is signed and dated "PLUM 2013" verso of the canvas; canvas 30" x 30" x 1" profile. Andrew Plum was born in Lancashire, England in 1965 ...
'The Entertainment' Portrait Painting by Alan F...
Alan Fears
21st Century and Contemporary 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. 'A naive artist, a graphi...
'Some Boring Oranges' Painting by Alan Fears Ac...
Alan Fears
21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Contemporary Art
Acrylic on 300 gsm paper by Alan Fears, 2018. Unframed. The frame is for display purposes only. Alan Fears (b. 1974) is an emerging British artist who is shortlisted for the J...
'One of Each' Painting by Alan Fears Acrylic on...
Alan Fears
21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Contemporary Art
Acrylic on 300 gsm paper by Alan Fears, 2018. Unframed. The frame is for display purposes only. Alan Fears (b. 1974) is an emerging British artist who is shortlisted for the J...
'Desperate Measures' Still Life Painting by Ala...
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. 'A naive artist, a graph...
'The Invitation' Portrait Painting by Alan Fear...
Alan Fears
21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Contemporary Art
Acrylic on 300 gsm paper by Alan Fears, 2018. Unframed. The frame is for display purposes only. Alan Fears (b. 1974) is an emerging British artist who is shortlisted for the J...
'The A-Team' Portrait Painting by Alan Fears Ac...
Alan Fears
21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Contemporary Art
Acrylic on 300 gsm paper by Alan Fears, 2018. Unframed. The frame is for display purposes only. Alan Fears (b. 1974) is an emerging British artist who is shortlisted for the J...
American Modernist 20th Century Geometric Abstr...
Early 20th Century American American Modern Paintings
Oil
American Modernist oil painting, 20th century. Geometric abstract composition. Wonderful and fun. Oil on canvas board, unsigned. Measures: 24 ¾ x 30 in.
1990s Tropical and colorful oil on canvas Panels
Late 20th Century Italian Modern Decorative Art
Canvas
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 white wood frames. ...
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...
Raul Monje Abstract Wall Art
Raul Monje
21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Modern Paintings
Brass
For your consideration an abstract wall art signed "Raul Monje" The artist used a sheet of brass as the canvas, the colors and the shapes were intentionally done with chemicals that...
"Terrace," Brilliant, Cubist-Expressionist Mast...
Virginia True
Vintage 1940s American Modern Paintings
Paint
Best known for her depictions of New Mexico and the Southwest, here Virginia True painted a brilliantly-hued Cubist scene reflecting her years in New York. Showing the influence of P...
Leon Rousseau, "Title: Bouquet of Flowers", Oil...
Leon Rousseau
Antique 19th Century French Modern Paintings
Canvas
Leon Rousseau (French, born 1825) Title: Bouquet of flowers. Oil on canvas. Bright realistic flowers, round gilded frame. 1825 Painter Leon Rousseau studies with Ciceri. He is the au...
Oil on Canvas Signed and Dated 'A Place in the ...
Daniel Nevins
Late 20th Century American Modern Paintings
Oil on canvas signed and dated 'A Place In The Sun' by P. Nevin '88. Daniel Nevins grew up in Florida during the golden age of moon landings. My father worked for the space progra...
Logogramme by Evelyne Ballestra, "Naissance De ...
Evelyne Ballestra
21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Contemporary Art
Oil
Painting by E Ballestra. From the series "Birth of writing" around the existence of the most ancient poetic writings, a world of symbols. Contact Gauchet Fine Art on the 1stDibs Fine...
Unknown French Artist, Modernist Landscape, 194...
Vintage 1940s French Modern Paintings
Unknown French artist, modernist landscape, 1944. Oil on canvas. In very good condition. Illegible signed. Measures: (ex. the frame) 54 x 37 cm. The frame measures 7 cm.
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