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Untitled, Woman and Child
Located in Lawrence, NY
Russian-Jewish-American artist Nahum Tschacbasov (1899-1984) is known for his cubo-surrealistic works which feature a strong psychological element. Some of his work bears a resemblan...
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Surrealist 1940s Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Portrait - Original Painting On Board by Eraldo Mori Cristiani - 1941
Located in Roma, IT
Portrait is an original painting, realized by Eraldo Mori Cristiani in 1941. Oil painting on board. Author, date, and place are reported on the back of the artwork. Includes a frame...
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Modern 1940s Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Board

Jean de GAIGNERON (1890 - 1976) A camp with horses, oil on panel
By Jean de GAIGNERON
Located in Paris, FR
Jean de Gaigneron (1890-1976) A camp with horses Oil on cardboard 27 x 34 cm Provenance : Estate of the Artist (not signed) In good condition Modern frame : 39 x 47 cm (a small sh...
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Post-Impressionist 1940s Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Nude of Woman - Oil on Board by Emilio Notte - Late 1941
Located in Roma, IT
Image dimensions: 27 x 19.5 cm. Signed on top left E. Notte and dated 1941. On the back label written by the Artist: Emilio Notte R. Accademia Belle Arti "Nudino" L. 2000 (duemila)....
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1940s Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Board

The Chamber Maid
Located in Minneapolis, MN
Original pin-up pastel for the Brown & Bigelow calendar company, St. Paul Minnesota. Earl Moran was a leading pin-up and glamour artist during the Golden Age of Illustration. The ...
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Realist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Illustration Board, Pastel

'Self Portrait with Orchids', National Association of Women Artists, AWS
By Leonebel Jacobs
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
An enigmatic and psychologically penetrating self-portrait in vivid shades of yellow, green and red. Signed lower right, 'Leonebel Jacobs' (American, 1883-1967) and painted circa 19...
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Surrealist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Foam Board

"Two Women Walking, Granville, New York," Reginald Marsh, American Modernism
Located in New York, NY
Reginald Marsh (1898 - 1954) Two Women Walking, Granville, New York, 1948 Watercolor and ink on paper 10 x 7 1/2 inches Signed, dated, and inscribed lower right Provenance: Private...
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American Modern 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Paper, Ink, Watercolor

The Queen , 1947, by French Transgender Artist JM Poulain
Located in Paris, FR
By French famous Transgender artist, Michel Marie Poulain (Born Paris December 5, 1906. Died 1991) this rare oil on canvas it represents the Queen and her child in a style of som...
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Feminist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Ballerina - Original Tempera on Paper by Maurice Rouzée - 1940s
Located in Roma, IT
Ballerina is an original artwork realized by Maurice Rouzée in the 1940s. The technique is tempera on paper. Good conditions except for small folds on the right margin. The artwork...
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1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Tempera

"Sundown" - Western Gunfight Action Scene
Located in Soquel, CA
Dramatic western shootout by Randy Steffen (American, 1917-1977). Signed and dated in the lower right corner. Titled "Sundown" on verso, along with info about the piece, including si...
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Abstract Impressionist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Fiberboard

The Guitar Player
Located in Wiscasett, ME
Oil on canvas, signed and dated 1949 lower right. Otto Niebuhr, German, 1891-1949 Great mid-century portrait of a man and his guitar. Measures 41" x 32" including the frame.
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Modern 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil

The Next Generation of Sea Captains Landscape
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
5-3475 Oil on canvas applied to board Set in a vintage gilt wood frame
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1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil

The Beach Soorts-Hossegor - Modern Oil, Coastal Landscape by Maurice Brianchon
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
A simple and charming oil on canvas by French modern painter Maurice Brianchon who was known as one of the Painters of Poetic Reality. The piece depicts a view of the beach at Soorts...
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Modern 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Stopping to water the driven horses Figurative
Located in Soquel, CA
Gorgeous European figurative of a simpler time. Horses being watered in the plains by Janos Viski (Hungarian/American 1891-1965), circa 1940. Signed lower right with partial label "S...
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Impressionist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Linen, Oil

Impressionist French Old Paris Figurative Street Landscape
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
5-3255a Paris street landscape Image size 7.5x9.5" Set in a vintage wood and gesso frame
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1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Family of Ducks, Oil Painting
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Unknown Title: Family of Ducks Year: circa 1940 Medium: Oil on Board Size: 11 x 14 in. (27.94 x 35.56 cm) Frame Size: 16.5 x 19.5 inches
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American Realist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil

Petit Dynamic Running Figure in White 1946 Gouache
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1946 gouache on paper abstracted figurative painting is by San Francisco artist Clyde Follett Seavey (1904-1991). Seavey studied at UC Berkeley and California College of Arts & ...
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American Modern 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Paper, Gouache

The Birth of Summer - British figurative 1941 art oil painting female artist
Located in London, GB
This stunning British figurative oil painting is by noted female artist Noel Laura Nisbet. Whilst studying at the Royal College of Art she was the winner of the Princess of Wales’ Sc...
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Realist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil

Surreal Oil Painting Composer Dreaming 1940
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
3969 Oil Painting on board set in a silvered wood frame
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1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil

Figurative Composition
Located in Milford, NH
A fine colorful abstract cubist figural oil painting by Italian artist Gio Colucci (1892-1974). Colucci was born in Florence, Italy. In 1911, he moved to Paris to study architecture ...
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Cubist 1940s Figurative Paintings

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Masonite, Oil

NYC Subway Mid 20th Century American Modernism WPA Realism industrial Colorful
Located in New York, NY
NYC Subway Mid 20th Century American Modernism WPA Realism industrial Colorful "New York Subway," 36 x 48 inches. Oil on Masonite (backed with a wood frame), Signed and dated ’47 up...
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American Modern 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Masonite, Oil

Road Less Traveled - Surrealist Mid Century Figurative Abstract Landscape
Located in Soquel, CA
Symbolistic and romantic Surrealist 1940s figurative abstract landscape with a figure journeying down a path in an idyllic landscape by Marguerite Louis Blasingame circa 1940-45. Si...
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Surrealist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Linen

Antique American School Modernist Abstract Signed Original Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique American school modernist oil painting . Oil on board, circa 1940. Signed. Displayed in a modern frame. Image, 14"L x 18"H.
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Impressionist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

A Prairie Rose, Book Cover, 1941
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Oil on Canvas Signature: Signed Lower Right Dimensions: Sight Size 30.00" x 21.00," Framed 32.50" x 23.00" This was illustrated on the cover and on page 39 of A Prairie Rose...
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1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"Sock Hop" Mid-Century American Modernism WPA Female Artist 20th Century Realism
Located in New York, NY
"Sock Hop" Mid-Century American Modernism WPA Female Artist 20th Century Realism. 30 x 24 inches. Oil on canvas. Signed on stretcher, c. 1940s. Frame is likely original to the painti...
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American Modern 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Canvas

World War Two Tank Battle
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Date: 1943 Medium: Oil on Canvas Dimensions: 21.00" x 28.00" Signature: Signed and Dated Lower Right
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1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"Backyards" WPA New York Modernism Female Artist Mid-Century 20th Century Modern
Located in New York, NY
"Backyards" WPA New York Modernism Female Artist Mid-Century 20th Century Modern. Georgina Klitgaard (1893-1976), Backyards (11th st. NYC) c. 1940, 38x26 inches, oil on canvas, Sign...
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American Modern 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

A Tavern Interior With Figures by Pelle Åberg, Oil on Masonite, Free Shipping
Located in Stockholm, SE
Pelle Åberg (1909-1964) Sweden A Tavern Interior With Figures oil on masonite panel size 27 x 21 cm frame 36.5 x 31 cm signed Pelle Åberg Pelle Åberg was a Swedish artist best kn...
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1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Masonite, Oil

Cashmere Bouquet Soap Advertisement
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Date: 1945 Medium: Oil on Canvas Board Dimensions: 22.00" x 17.75" Signature: Unsigned A sweet WWII-era illustration for a Cashmere Bouquet Soap campaign for Colgate featuring a sol...
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1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Board

Untitled (Adobe Church, New Mexico, Original Modernist Landscape, circa 1940)
Located in Denver, CO
Vintage oil painting of an adobe church in New Mexico with a brilliant blue sky and clouds (likely Rancho de Taos), circa 1940 attributed to Denver modernist, Paul K. Smith (1893-197...
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American Modern 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Old Hollywood -- The Young Artist's Portrait
Located in Soquel, CA
Wonderful old Hollywood portrait of an artist by Charles Kingham (American, 1895-1984), circa 1940. Unsigned. Acquired with other works by the artist. Unframed. Image size: 30"H x 24...
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American Impressionist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Linen, Oil

Wall Street Winter
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful example of Guy Wiggins' winter street scenes in New York City. The painting features Trinity Church and Wall Street on a snowy day with people, cars, and several America...
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Abstract Impressionist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Board

1940's San Francisco Powell & Mason Cable Car at the Turntable.
Located in Soquel, CA
Wonderful 1940's San Francisco watercolor of the iconic Powell & Mason cable car turntable by Ted Lewy (Prussian/American, 1912-1963), circa 1940. Signed lower right. Presented in gr...
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American Impressionist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Paper, Watercolor

Mid Century Full Moon Cliff House Surreal Nocturnal Hawaiian 1940s Landscape
Located in Soquel, CA
Symbolic and surreal mid century nocturnal landscape with figure walking toward a lone house on a stark cliff overlooking peaceful, rippling water under a full moon by Marguerite Lo...
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American Impressionist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Linen, Oil

A Woman Among Books with a Man in Fedora Behind Her
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Signature: Signed Medium: Oil on Canvas
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1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Impressionist Figurative Old Paris Street Landscape
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
5-3256a Figurative Landscape on the streets of Paris Image size 7.5x9.5" Set in a vintage wood and gesso frame
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1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

She Loves Me
Located in Minneapolis, MN
William Medcalf, the top tier pin-up artist and illustrator created this engaging bathing beauty pin-up as a preliminary artwork for the storied Brown & Bigelow Calendar Company of S...
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American Realist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Illustration Board, Oil

Adolf Dehn 1940s Kresge's at Christmas Time
Located in San Francisco, CA
Adolf Dehn: 1895-1968. Well listed American artist with a high auction record of $20,000 which was achieved this year. He was born in Minnesota and studied at Minneapolis School of F...
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1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Mixed Media

Judaica Rabbi Portrait Oil Painting American WPA Abstract Expressionist Artist
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Born in Savannah, Georgia in 1912, abstract expressionist painter Morris Shulman studied at the National Academy of Design, Art Students League and Hans Hofmann School of Art in New ...
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American Modern 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Encaustic, Oil, Board

"NYC Subway" American Modernism Scene WPA Mid-Century Realism Cityscape Transit
Located in New York, NY
"NYC Subway" American Modernism Scene WPA Mid-Century Realism Cityscape Transit. 26 x 28 inches. Oil on canvas, c. 1940s. Signed lower left. Hand carved frame. Max Arthur Cohn (190...
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American Modern 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Snowy Night in Algiers - Mid Century Winter Landscape
Located in Soquel, CA
Gorgeous impressionist painting in style of Albert Marguet of wintery night scene with figures of French or Algerian street, by an unknown artist, c.1940. Unsigned. Image size: 12"H ...
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Impressionist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Cardboard

'Cock Fight in Cuba' original Regionalist painting signed by John Steuart Curry
Located in Milwaukee, WI
John Steuart Curry "Cockfight in Cuba," 1946 oil on canvas Image: 38.25 x 46.25 in Frame: 43.75 x 51.5 in Signed on reverse with initials JSC on lower right stretcher bar John Steu...
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American Realist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Tribesmen with Headdresses
Located in Miami, FL
Tempera mixed with gum arabic and alcohol on Renaissance Panel "Robert Riggs was awarded the Gold Medal for Excellence by the New York Art Directors Club for ten consecutive years a...
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American Realist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Tempera

"Bathhouse" WPA American Scene Abstract Figurative Mid-Century 1940s Regionalism
Located in New York, NY
Vincent Campanella (1915 – 2001), "Bathhouse," 20 x 36 inches, circa 1940s, signed, oil on canvas. Born in New York in 1915, Campanella studied at the Leonardo Da Vinci Art School w...
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American Modern 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Laurel & Hardy
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Oil on Wood Panel Signature: Unsigned This Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy illustration was used as a traveling show sign.
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1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Wood, Oil, Panel, Wood Panel

Pair of African American Portraits
Located in Saratoga Springs, NY
Josef Presser (Poland, United States, 1907 - 1967) “Pair of African American Portraits” 9 x 7” each, Gouache on paper (One signed) circa 1945 About Josef Presser was born in Lublin...
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Modern 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Gouache

"NYC Trolley" American Modernism WPA Mid-Century Transit Scene Realism Cityscape
Located in New York, NY
"NYC Trolley" American Modernism WPA Mid-Century Transit Scene Realism Cityscape. 39 x 26 inches. Oil on Canvas. Signed lower left. Gregorio Prestopino (1907 – 1984) was born in New...
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American Modern 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Veiled Mystery Woman
Located in Minneapolis, MN
Offered here is a vintage and original gouache on board illustration created by artist and illustrator Daniel Content. Dating to the 1940s, this comes from later in Content's career ...
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Other Art Style 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Gouache, Illustration Board

On The Beach Modern Impressionist Oil Painting
Located in Lake Worth, FL
Marguerite Rousseau was born in 1888 in Belgium died in 1948. She is known​ for her French Impressionist style in her earlier work, she was painting parks, beaches, the woman with an...
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American Impressionist 1940s Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

The Theater - Original Tempera on Paper by Maurice Rouzée - 1942
Located in Roma, IT
The Theatre is an original painting realized by Maurice Rouzée in 1942. Tempera on paper; hand-signed and dated by the artist on the upper right margin ("Maurice Rouzée 27 juillet 19...
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1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Tempera

Kumulipo, Source of Life - Mid Century Modern Surrealist Hawaiian Visionary Art
Located in Soquel, CA
Symbolic and surreal landscape with figure eminating life force by Marguerite Louis Blasingame (American; 1906-1947), circa 1940-45. Marguerite and her husband Frank Blasingame were ...
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Surrealist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Canvas

1940's San Ynez Valley Indian Trail Sunset
Located in Soquel, CA
Vibrant California landscape of the beautiful San Ynez Valley Indian Trail with Native American children walking towards the sunset by H. Hansen (American, 20th Century), 1944. Signe...
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American Impressionist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Lower End, Sacramento - Mid Century Figurative Landscape
By La Veda Marcellus
Located in Soquel, CA
"Lower End," a mid century landscape oil painting of old Sacramento by Sacramento, California artist La Veda Wright Marcellus (America, 20th Century), c.1940. Presented in a wooden f...
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American Impressionist 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Board

A Cowgirl Shooter
Located in Minneapolis, MN
Grapefruit Moon Gallery is pleased to have the opportunity to once again offer for sale this 1949 Western Americana cowgirl themed gouache on illustration board from the archives of ...
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Art Deco 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Gouache, Illustration Board

Four women with puppets. 1947, paper, mixed media, 16.3x11 cm
Located in Riga, LV
Four women with puppets. 1947, paper, mixed media, 16.3x11 cm Adolfs Zardins (1890 08 II Riga, Latvia – 1967 07 II Jurmala, Latvia), painter. Only in 1990 his relatives give his art...
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Modern 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Paper, Ink, Mixed Media, Watercolor

Overflight over the city. 1947, paper, mixed media, 23x20 cm
Located in Riga, LV
Overflight over the city. 1947, paper, mixed media, 23x20 cm Adolfs Zardins (1890 08 II Riga, Latvia – 1967 07 II Jurmala, Latvia), painter. Only in 1990 his relatives give his arti...
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Modern 1940s Figurative Paintings

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Paper, Ink, Mixed Media, Watercolor

"War Brides, Wash Sq NYC" American Scene WWII Modernism WPA Mid-Century Oil
Located in New York, NY
"War Brides, Wash Sq NYC" American Scene WWII Modernism WPA Mid-Century Oil. 30 x 40 inches. Oil on canvas, c. 1942. Signed lower right. Titled on the stretcher. Housed in a sensatio...
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American Modern 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Carmen Miranda American Modernism Giant Hollywood Celebrity Portrait Latinx WPA
Located in New York, NY
Carmen Miranda American Modernism Giant Hollywood Celebrity Portrait Latinx WPA. 35 ¼ x 30 inches. Oil on canvas, 1942. Signed lower right. Titled and signed on the stretcher. Our ...
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American Modern 1940s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil