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Portrait of Madam van Robais - French Old Master oil painting 18th century art
Located in London, GB
This fine French Old Master portrait oil painting on canvas dates to circa 1770 and is attributed to the circle of Elizabeth Vigee Le Brun. The sitter is Madam van Robais. The van R...
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18th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Head of State No. 31 - Photo collage Portrait with Gems, Crown, Naomi Campbell
By Gavin Benjamin
Located in Nashville, TN
This photo collage by Gavin Benjamin depicts supermodel Naomi Campbell in a luscious, royal robe, which has been fabricated with photos of red, lipstick-stained lips and stars. A cro...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Acrylic, Photographic Paper

Off Java
Located in New York, NY
Paton Miller’s natural talent as an artist was apparent from an early age when his family noticed Miller drawing caricatures of the family. This interest in the family condition grew...
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2010s American Impressionist Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

La Maquina - Portrait Painting of Conway the Machine, Rapper, Gold, Black
Located in Nashville, TN
This painting is a portrait of the rapper, Conway The Machine. Rendered on Gold found fabric, Conway is centered in the composition, meeting the viewer's gaze with a brash expression...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Fabric, Oil

Head of a Soldier by Ernest Meissonier, Oil on Canvas, Signed With Monogram
Located in Stockholm, SE
Ernest Meissonier (1815–1891) was one of the most internationally successful and celebrated artists of his time – but became almost completely forgotten in the 20th century. Not un...
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19th Century Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Embracing Couple on Sailboat , Art Deco Style Romantic
Located in Miami, FL
Love at sea. A nautical romance is captured as a handsome couple embrace. The big splash of water at the peak moment of drama symbolizes passion and defines Falter's creativity in c...
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1940s Art Deco Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Abraham Lincoln
Located in Boston, MA
Artist: Slonem, Hunt Title: Abraham Lincoln Series: Abe Lincoln Date: 2021 Medium: Oil on panel Unframed Dimensions: 20" x 16" Framed Dimensions: 26.5" x 22.5" Signature: Sig...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Oil

The Lace Making Lesson - Belgian 19th century figurative interior oil painting
By Basile de Loose
Located in London, GB
This superb Belgian 19th century figurative interior oil painting is by noted Flemish artist Basile de Loose. Painted in 1858, it is a superb example of his speciality; relaxed domes...
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19th Century Realist Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Portrait of Mary Martin in Riding Habit -Scottish 19thC Glasgow Boy oil painting
By James Guthrie
Located in London, GB
This beautiful Victorian Scottish portrait oil painting is by noted Glasgow Boy artist Sir James Guthrie PRSA. The young female sitter, Miss Mary Martin, was painted in 1900 as part ...
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Early 1900s Victorian Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Eisenhower, Time magazine cover Time magazine cover, July 4, 1955 ( alternate)
Located in Miami, FL
Signed lower right, Archivally Matted to 17.75 x 16.75 inches. A noble portrait of Ike as President is depicted against a ringing Liberty Bell. In the distance, a wide view of the ...
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1950s Realist Portrait Paintings

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Mixed Media, Gouache

Head of State No. 35 - Photo collage Portrait with Gems
By Gavin Benjamin
Located in Nashville, TN
This photo collage piece by Gavin Benjamin depicts a man wearing a beret and a mask, meeting the gaze of the viewer. He sports a leather jacket and a shirt with bedazzled leopards un...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Acrylic, Photographic Paper

Fisherman by Reuvin Rubin - Painting
Located in London, GB
Oil on canvas 54 x 44.5 cm (21 ¹/₄ x 17 ¹/₂ inches) Signed lower right, Rubin Executed in 1940 Provenance Private Collection, London
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1940s Post-Impressionist Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Woman in Orange Dress
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Deco Woman in Orange Dress Oil on canvas, 1935 Unsigned Provenance: Estate of the Artist Canvas size: 22 x 28 inches Frame size: 28 3/4 x 34 1/2 inches Paul H. Winchell (1903 – 1971)...
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1930s Art Deco Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Dogon by Christophe Dupety - Female Nude Painting, Contemporary
Located in Paris, FR
Dogon (2018) by French contemporary artist Christophe Dupety. Oil on canvas, 55 x 46 cm. In his Human Figures series, Christophe Dupety shows us some bodies which aspect reminds more...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Love Story. Mid Century Desaturated Color
Located in Miami, FL
Most likely for Redbook, Cosmopolitan, Collier's Weekly, Good Housekeeping or Macall's
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1950s American Realist Portrait Paintings

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Board, Gouache

Peter Robert Keil Early 'Paloma' Painting on Board 1957
Located in Hudson, NY
Peter Keil's painting on board. Titled 'Paloma' and dated 1957. Paloma was the subject of many of Keil's paintings. This one is stunning in person. Background paint is textured on th...
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Mid-20th Century Cubist Portrait Paintings

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Paint, Board

'The Red Headdress' by W. Worms
Located in London, GB
'The Red Headdress', pastel on art paper, by W. Worms (circa 1960s). A beautiful woman with contemplative expression and tender eyes is exquisitely portrayed by the artist. The treat...
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1960s Modern Portrait Paintings

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Paper, Pastel

Ratzinger Chocolat (Portrait painting)
Located in Paris, FR
Ratzinger Chocolat (2010) by French contemporary artist Christophe Dupety. Oil on canvas, 80 x 80 cm. This is a portrait of Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger, better known as Benedict XVI. T...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait of a german young girl by Sir Hubert von Herkomer, period frame
By Sir Hubert Von Herkomer R.A. RWS.
Located in Recoleta, CABA
Signed middle-right. Sir Hubert von Herkomer (1849 – 1914) was a Bavarian-born British painter, pioneering film-director, and composer. He was very successful as a portrait artist, ...
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Early 1900s Realist Portrait Paintings

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Gouache, Laid Paper

The Armour I (Contemporary portrait painting)
Located in Paris, FR
The Amour I is a painting by contemporary artist Joachim van der Vlugt. Oil on wood, 90 x 60 cm. This work is signed, sold unframed. Technically, the artist draws his inspiration fr...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Oil, Wood Panel

In The Sun by Christophe Dupety - Male Nude Painting, Contemporary
Located in Paris, FR
In the Sun (2018) by French contemporary artist Christophe Dupety. Oil on canvas, 100 x 81 cm. In his Human Figures series, Christophe Dupety shows us some bodies which aspect remind...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Padua by Christophe Dupety - Female Nude Painting, Contemporary
Located in Paris, FR
Padua (2018) by French contemporary artist Christophe Dupety. Oil on canvas, 100 x 81 cm. In his Human Figures series, Christophe Dupety shows us some bodies which aspect reminds mor...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Unleashed by Christophe Dupety - Male Nude Painting, Contemporary
Located in Paris, FR
Unleashed (2018) by French contemporary artist Christophe Dupety. Oil on canvas, 100 x 81 cm. In his Human Figures series, Christophe Dupety shows us some bodies which aspect reminds...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Self Portrait - British Victorian oil painting exhibited art female artist
By Louise Jopling
Located in London, GB
This superb oil on canvas painting is by British Victorian female artist Louise Jopling. Painted in 1875 the painting is a three quarter length self portrait of the artist painting h...
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19th Century Realist Portrait Paintings

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Oil

No. 178 (contemporary portrait painting)
Located in Paris, FR
No.178, painting by Paris-based Chinese contemporary artist ZHANG Hongyu from the “Portrait” series. Indian ink and charcoal on kraft paper mounted on canvas, 100 x 65 cm. Artwork s...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Mixed Media

Peter Robert Keil Acrylic on Canvas Colorful Portrait
By Peter Keil
Located in Hudson, NY
Peter Robert Keil painting on stretched thick canvas. Lovely colorful portrait.
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Expressionist Portrait Paintings

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Paint, Canvas

Aurora - Winslow Homer Inspired, Croquet and American Civil War, Oil on Linen
Located in Chicago, IL
"Aurora" by William Blake is a tribute to the Civil War scenes painted by Winslow Homer depicting women playing croquet. Often thought of as paintings that were lacking in closure d...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Linen, Oil

Portrait of a Girl with a Puppy - Scottish Edwardian art portrait oil painting
Located in London, GB
This stunning Edwardian portrait oil painting is attributed to Scottish Kirkcudbright School artist William Stewart MacGeorge. Painted circa 1910, The painting shows the influences o...
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1910s Realist Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

No. 161 (contemporary portrait painting)
Located in Paris, FR
No.161, painting by Paris-based Chinese contemporary artist ZHANG Hongyu from the “Portrait” series. Indian ink and charcoal on kraft paper mounted on canvas, 120 x 65 cm. Artwork s...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Mixed Media

"Love in a Shell", Kiss Neue Constructivist Semi-Abstract Acrylic Painting
Located in Clermont-Ferrand, FR
This new painting is the last original painting of the famous and very demanded "Kisses" series made by Antony Squizzato to this date, and also the only one still available. This se...
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2010s Constructivist Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Madonna III, contemporary religious painting
Located in Paris, FR
Madonna III (2020), by contemporary artist Joachim van der Vlugt. Oil on canvas, 100 cm × 100 cm. The artwork appears to be inspired by the Italian Renaissance painting iconography, ...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Prostitution - French Impressionist Oil, Figures at Night by Jean Louis Forain
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
An exceptional oil on original canvas by sought after French impressionist painter Jean Louis Forain. The piece depicts a nighttime scene of men approaching working women. The white ...
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1880s Impressionist Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait Of A Courtesan Playing The Flute, 19th Century
Located in Blackwater, GB
Portrait Of A Courtesan Playing The Flute, 19th Century Qing Dynasty - Circle of Lam Qua (1801-1860) Large 19th Century Chinese portrait of a young courtesan playing the flute, o...
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19th Century Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Zanzibar 1, Tanzania series
Located in Paris, FR
Zanzibar 1 is a figurative painting by Calo Carratalá from the "Tanzania" series. Looking for new subjects Calo Carratalá explores Tanzania. The artist takes great pleasure to be con...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Wood Panel, Oil

The Great Blond, Original Kinetic Artwork on Panel, Black Glitter/ Silver Leaf
Located in San Francisco, CA
"The Great Blond" is a unique kinetic mixed-media with Black Glitter / Silver Leaf artwork on panel by a world-renowned French contemporary artist, Patrick Rubinstein. He is famous ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Silver

Suzette by Geri Eubanks, Framed Impressionist Oil on Canvas Painting
Located in Atlanta, GA
'Suzette', is a vertical framed Impressionist figurative oil on canvas painting created by American artist Geri Eubanks in 2021. Featuring a palette made of black, violet and golden ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Impressionist Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Tribute to Michelangelo III (contemporary painting)
Located in Paris, FR
Tribute to Michelangelo III is a painting by Paris-based Chinese contemporary artist ZHANG Hongyu which represents the famous David by Michelangelo, exhibited at the Galleria dell’Ac...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Pastel, Ink, Acrylic, Cardboard, Engraving

"Borderface 2", Neue Constructivist Semi-Abstract Acrylic Painting on Kraft
Located in Clermont-Ferrand, FR
Antony Squizzato decided use 400 g/m² PEFC acid-free laid kraft paper for this new artwork of his "line portrait" series. This item is not framed. Antony Squizzato is a talented Fr...
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2010s Constructivist Portrait Paintings

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Acrylic, Laid Paper

No. 105 (contemporary portrait painting)
Located in Paris, FR
No.105, painting by Paris-based Chinese contemporary artist ZHANG Hongyu from the “Portrait” series. Indian ink and charcoal on kraft paper mounted on canvas, 120 x 65 cm. Artwork s...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Mixed Media

Peter Robert Keil Acrylic on Canvas Colorful & Dynamic Portrait
By Peter Keil
Located in Hudson, NY
Peter Robert Keil painting on stretched thick canvas. Lovely colorful portrait.
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Expressionist Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Paint

Debutante - British Victorian oil painting portrait Elsie Elizabeth Ebsworth
Located in London, GB
A late 19th century British Society portrait oil painting of a beautiful young debutante by Victorian artist Annie Louisa Swynnerton which is signed and dated 1893. It has been sugge...
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Late 19th Century Victorian Portrait Paintings

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Oil

No. 196 (contemporary portrait painting)
Located in Paris, FR
No.196, painting by Paris-based Chinese contemporary artist ZHANG Hongyu from the “Portrait” series. Mixed technique on canvas. Zhang’s painting takes root in calligraphy and Chines...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Mixed Media

"Hockney" Acrylic on canvas painting 36'x36' inch by Ty Joseph
Located in Culver City, CA
"Hockney" Acrylic on canvas painting 36'x36' inch by Ty Joseph From 7 L's series 2018 acrylic on canvas 36" x 36" * * * The meaning of L series * * * Although influenced by Pop A...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Alyce
Located in New York, NY
Paton Miller’s natural talent as an artist was apparent from an early age when his family noticed Miller drawing caricatures of the family. This interest in the family condition grew...
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2010s American Impressionist Portrait Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Untitled 21 (Portrait painting)
Located in Paris, FR
Untitled 21 (2020) is a painting by Chinese contemporary artist Zhang Hongyu. India ink, acrylic, pastel and engraving on vintage objects fixed on wood frame. 90 cm x 70 cm. The 'Int...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Found Objects, Pastel, Ink, Acrylic, Engraving

Saint Catherine Paint Oil on canvas Old master 16th Century Italian Florence Art
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
16th century Florentine painter - Workshop of Plautilla Nelli (Florence 1524-1588) Saint Catherine of Siena Florence, second half of the 16th century oil on canvas - cm. 109 x 79, w...
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17th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

Materials

Oil

Portrait of Elizabeth Allison - British Slade Sch Art Deco portrait oil painting
Located in London, GB
This enigmatic portrait oil painting is by noted Slade School artist John Cecil Stephenson. In 1929, when Portrait of Elizabeth Allison was completed, Stephenson was living in Hampst...
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1920s Art Deco Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Norah (contemporary portrait painting)
Located in Paris, FR
Oil on canvas, 160 x 130 cm.
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Fake World . Acrylic on Canvas Pink Color Portrait Contemporary Bondarev 2021
Located in Paris, FR
Sergey Bondarev creates his works with complete disregard for the conventions of the academic art that he studied in its entirety throughout 13 years of schooling. Interconnected com...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Varnish, Acrylic, Tempera

Untitled 17 by Zhang Hongyu - Contemporary portrait painting,
Located in Paris, FR
Untitled 4 (2019) is a painting by Chinese contemporary artist Zhang Hongyu. Ink, acrylic, pastel and engraving on wood. 162 cm x 130 cm. The blue background shows traces of dripping...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Wood Panel, Pastel, Ink, Acrylic, Engraving

"Warhol" Acrylic on canvas Painting 36" x 36 inch by Ty Joseph
Located in Culver City, CA
"Warhol" Acrylic on canvas Painting 36" x 36 inch by Ty Joseph From 7 L's series 2018 acrylic on canvas 36" x 36" inch * * * The meaning of L series * * * Although influenced by ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Portrait Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Peter Robert Keil Acrylic on Canvas Colorful & Dynamic Portrait
By Peter Keil
Located in Hudson, NY
Peter Robert Keil painting on stretched thick canvas. Lovely colorful portrait.
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Expressionist Portrait Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Paint

Painting, Layers of Paint, Soft Colors, Faces, Expression, Cuban, Female Artist
Located in San Diego, CA
Original painting by artist, Elisa Valerio, acrylic on canvas. Artwork is gallery wrapped, signed and ready to hang. Size is unframed. Part of the ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM 2021 exhibit...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Portrait Paintings

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Acrylic

Tribute to Rodin 5 (contemporary painting)
Located in Paris, FR
Tribute to Rodin 5 (Salut Rodin 5) is a painting by Paris-based Chinese contemporary artist ZHANG Hongyu which represents one of "The Three Shades" by French sculptor Auguste Rodin, ...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Pastel, Ink, Acrylic, Cardboard, Engraving

Pierrot smoking a Cigar - Impressionist Oil, Portrait by Armand Francois Henrion
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
A charming oil on panel circa 1900 by French impressionist painter Armand Francois Henrion depicting a portrait of a Pierrot - a French clown - wearing white ruffles and a red hat an...
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Early 20th Century Impressionist Portrait Paintings

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Oil, Panel

No. 171 (contemporary portrait painting)
Located in Paris, FR
No.171 is a painting by Paris-based Chinese contemporary artist ZHANG Hongyu from the “Portrait” series. Indian ink, charcoal, acrylic and pastel on canvas. This artwork is signed, ...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Charcoal, Ink, Acrylic, Pastel

Portrait of a Young Girl by Georg Büchner (1858–1914, Germany), Signed, Oil
Located in Stockholm, SE
Georg Büchner (1858–1914, Germany) Portrait of a Young Girl oil on panel signed Gg. Buchner panel size 10.62 x 8.26 inches (27 x 21 cm) frame 18.11 x 15.94 inches (46 x 40,5 cm) ...
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Late 19th Century Portrait Paintings

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Oil, Wood Panel

No. 160 (Contemporary Portrait Painting)
Located in Paris, FR
No.160 (2012), painting by Paris-based Chinese contemporary artist ZHANG (Portrait series). India ink, charcoal and acrylic on canvas, 150 x 100 cm. Signed, sold unframed. Zhang’s pa...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Ink, Acrylic, Charcoal, Canvas

Shop Antique and Vintage Portrait Paintings

An elegant and sophisticated decorative touch in any living space, portrait paintings have remained popular throughout the years and are widely loved pieces of art for display in many homes today.

Portrait paintings are at least as old as ancient Egypt, where realistic, lifelike depictions of the recently deceased — commonly known as “mummy portraits” — were painted on wooden panels and affixed to mummies as part of the burial tradition.

For centuries, painters have used portraiture as a means of expressing a subject’s nobility, societal status and authority. Portraits were given as gifts in Renaissance Europe, and a portrait artist might have been commissioned to help mark a significant occasion such as a wedding or a promotion to high office. Prior to the advent of photography, which eventually replaced painted portraits as a quicker and more efficient way of capturing a person’s essence, the subject of a portrait had to sit for hours until the painter had finished. And during the 18th century in particular, if an artist commissioned for a portrait struggled with how to adequately memorialize and capture a subject’s likeness, sometimes a portrait painting wasn’t completed for up to a year.

Whether it’s part of the gallery-style approach to your living-room or dining-room walls or merely inspiration as you devise an eye-grabbing color scheme in your home, a portrait painting is a timeless decorative object for any interior. A landscape painting or sculpture might give you the kind of insight into a specific region of the world or a different culture that you can ascertain only through art. Similarly, when you take the time to learn about the subject of a portrait painting that you bring into your home — the sitter’s history, the relationship between the sitter and the artist should one exist, the story of how the portrait came to be — that work can become intensely personal in addition to its place as an object for an art-hungry corner of your apartment or house.

On 1stDibs, visit a vast collection of famous portrait paintings or works by emerging artists. Search by medium to find the right portrait paintings for your home in oil paint, synthetic resin paint and more. Find portrait paintings in a variety of styles, too, including contemporary, Impressionist and Pop art, or search by artist to find unique works created by painters such as Mark Beard, Steve Kaufman and Montse Valdés.