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Art Deco WPA Style Figural Painting
Located in San Francisco, CA
WPA modernist style painting titled "Figures in Meditation" by American artist Raymond O'Neill (b.1893 - d.1962.) Oil on board in original frame.
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Paintings

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H 23 in. W 22.88 in. D 1 in.
Kupur Three American Art Deco Sculptures Male Female Figurative Modernism WPA
Located in New York, NY
Three American Male and Female Art Deco figurative sculptures, c. 1930–1940, WPA era. Silver over copper. Size. Each of the modern WPA depression era mid-century measures 15 x 8 x 6...
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1930s Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

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Metal, Copper

Plaster Sculpture Relief Art Deco Plaque WPA Artist Lovers Embrace, Dancers
By George Aarons
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Size includes wood mounting. George Aarons (born Gregory Podubisky, in St. Petersburg, Russia, 1896 - died in Gloucester, Massachusetts 1980) was a distinguished sculptor who lived a...
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20th Century Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

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Plaster, Wood

"Haywagon," Charming Art Deco-WPA Era Painting with Folk Art Influence
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This remarkable oil painting, clearly influenced by American Folk Art, Art Deco stylization and the idealization of rural workers promoted by the WPA, depicts a farm family and a han...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Paintings

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Plaster Sculpture Relief Art Deco Plaque WPA Artist Family w Baby Mother, Father
By George Aarons
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Size includes wood mounting. George Aarons (born Gregory Podubisky, in St. Petersburg, Russia, 1896 - died in Gloucester, Massachusetts 1980) was a distinguished sculptor who lived a...
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20th Century Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

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Plaster, Wood

"Quarry Men," Striking Art Deco-WPA Depiction of 1930s Laborers, Rockport
By Iver Rose
Located in Philadelphia, PA
The painter Iver Rose is best known for his work which brought attention to the plight of workers in Depression Era America. This painting of quarry workers in Rockport, Massachusett...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Paintings

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"Eve and Adam in Eden," Magnificent, Art Deco-WPA Sculptural Panel
By Waylande Gregory
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A magnificent example of WPA sculptor Waylande Gregory's work at the height of his career in the 1930s, when he was creating major fountains, public monuments and World's Fair sculpt...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Clay

"Crash" Modern Oil Painting WPA American Los Angeles Scene Cubist Art Deco Cars
Located in New York, NY
"Crash" Modern Oil Painting WPA American Los Angeles Scene Cubist Art Deco Cars Ross Dickinson "Crash," 23 x 38 inches, oil on canvas, circa 1930, signed lower right. Framed by Heyd...
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1930s American Modern Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

'Consort', Modernist Equestrian Gouache, AIC, WPA artist, Benezit
By Eduard Buk Ulreich
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed lower right, 'Buk' for Eduard Buk Ulreich (American, 1889-1966); additionally titled verso 'Consort' and dated 1954 with inscription, 'by the one and only buk, made for Ruth'....
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1950s Art Deco Animal Paintings

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Tempera, Gouache, Illustration Board

WPA Art Deco Ceramic Mother and Child
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A ceramic mother and child figurine done in the WPA Art Deco style. Features a felt base. Not signed or marked. It has a few minor imperfections.
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20th Century American Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic

  • WPA Art Deco Ceramic Mother and Child
  • WPA Art Deco Ceramic Mother and Child
  • WPA Art Deco Ceramic Mother and Child
  • WPA Art Deco Ceramic Mother and Child
H 11.25 in. W 5.25 in. D 3.25 in.
"Salome," Important Art Deco Painting by Dunbar Beck, WPA Muralist
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Depicting a Salome who is both ravishing and terrifying, with her auburn tresses rising up as if on fire, this remarkable work was painted by Dunbar Beck, famed for his WPA and New Y...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Paintings

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Canvas

"Eagle Owl," Art Deco Bas Relief Sculpture by WPA Artist, 1933
By Don Griffith
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Beautifully conceived and carved, this evocative and dignified bas relief sculptural panel of an Eagle Owl, looking downward toward his next prey, perhaps, was carved by Don Griffith...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Wood

"Female Nude with Deer," Arresting Art Deco Painting by WPA Artist
By Frederick Massa
Located in Philadelphia, PA
An early and important work of Frederick Massa, who is best known for his murals for the Fort Ticonderoga Post Office and the Pacific Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, this fair...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Paintings

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Gouache

WPA Art Deco Terracotta Buffalo Sculpture by Anthony Vozech, Circa 1930s
Located in Bernville, PA
WPA terracotta buffalo sculpture by Anthony Vozech, circa 1930s. Dimensions: 8” wide 20” high 22” deep. Minor wear on the bottom edge. Anthony Vozech was an Ohio artist that did WPA...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

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Terracotta

"Heavy-Lidded Female Head" Dignified Art Deco Sculpture by WPA Artist
By Jean de Marco
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Clearly influenced by stylized Etruscan and African sculpture, this heavy-lidded female head is a classic example of Art Deco design. The artist was Jean de Marco, who was born in Fr...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

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Clay

Striking Pair of Ceramic WPA Era/Art Deco Figurines Depicting Workers
By Phoenix Pottery
Located in Tucson, AZ
Striking pair of WPA/Art Deco figurines of a male and female, depicting Workers in the field. He is holding a shovel and she is carrying a basket of produce on her shoulders. Dark ch...
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Mid-20th Century American Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic, Clay

"Falling Satyr," Superb Art Deco Panel with Male Nude by WPA Sculptor
By Don Griffith
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Carved from a "found" panel of distressed walnut, this superb bas relief sculptural panel of a falling satyr, his legs and arms akimbo, was carved by Don Griffith, a WPA artist in Co...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Wood

"Male Youth at Sunset," Vivid Art Deco Painting by Dunbar Beck, WPA Muralist
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Stunningly executed in deep tones of cobalt blue, burnt sienna, oxblood and jet black, this depiction of a partially nude male youth standing at an open window at sunset was painted ...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Paintings

'Navajo Family', Santa Fe, Modernism, Corcoran, Whitney, PAFA, AIC, WPA
By Eduard Buk Ulreich
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed lower center, 'by Buk' for Eduard Buk Ulreich (American, 1889-1966), dedicated lower center, 'for Ruth' and painted circa 1945. Additionally signed and titled verso 'Navajo Fa...
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1940s Art Deco Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Gouache, Illustration Board, Watercolor

Selection of Three WPA Era Paintings
Located in Atlanta, GA
Group of Three WPA Era Paintings, American, circa 1930s-1950s. From left to right, they are: 1) Brick mason oil painting, American, circa 1930s. It measures 23.5" H x 27.5" W. 2) In...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Paintings

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Canvas, Wood

  • Selection of Three WPA Era Paintings
  • Selection of Three WPA Era Paintings
  • Selection of Three WPA Era Paintings
  • Selection of Three WPA Era Paintings
H 33.5 in. W 27.5 in. D 0.5 in.
Pencil, Watercolor and Pastel Painting WPA, 1935
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A WPA period drawing pastel created with the intention of making a mural, Titled "The Choice" between war and humanity. It features Napoleon, Pershing, Bismark, Roosevelt, Pasteur. S...
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Vintage 1930s North American Art Deco Drawings

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Glass, Hardwood, Paper

"Pink Dress," Lovely WPA Period Portrait Overlooking Caribbean Harbor
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Depicting a Caribbean woman full of light and intelligence, this gorgeous portrait shows its subject in a pink dress, flanked by a tropical flowering bush over one shoulder and a stu...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Paintings

Large Framed WPA Industrial Oil on Board Factory Painting
Located in Dallas, TX
Art deco styled machine age representation of floating river-island factory.
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20th Century American Art Deco Paintings

John Muir, Oil on Canvas, WPA Skyscraper, Military Waterfront Scene
Located in Dallas, TX
Signed, dated, numbered. Excellent machine age image from 1938 by listed artist. Actual painting is darker and less contrasted under ambient light. Pictured under flash photogra...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Paintings

1933 Signed WPA Style Boiler Room Study Oil on Canvas
Located in Dallas, TX
Nice, slightly abstracted, example of Industrial-themed art from the machine age. Art work in very good condition, considerable wear to presumed original frame. Man cave able. C...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Paintings

"A Moment's Rest," Painting of Shirtless Male Worker, Schnakenberg, WPA Muralist
By Henry Schnakenberg
Located in Philadelphia, PA
His skin ruddy from his work in the outdoors, his blond hair glinting in the sun, this beautiful portrait of a young male worker resting from his labors in the garden or field, is a ...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Paintings

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"Nudes with Arched Bridge," WPA Period Painting by Rodda, 1930s
By Larry Rodda
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Suffused with the rich, subdued colors of the WPA period, this painting by Maryland artist Larry Rodda depicts a male and female nude couple sitting on a grassy spot overlooking an a...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Paintings

"Breakfast, New York Rowhouse, 1940s," Brilliant WPA-Era Genre Scene
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A brilliant example of stylized Social Realism influenced by Art Deco and WPA painting, this scene of a couple about to eat a breakfast of eggs, coffee and bread is entirely charming...
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Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Paintings

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"Morning Chat," Moody, Atmospheric Painting by Daniel Koerner, WPA Artist
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Clearly showing the influence of German Expressionism and American film noir, this deeply atmospheric, moody painting depicts two male figures in the foreground, deep in conversation...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Paintings

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"The Return of Timothy Pickering," WPA Mural Study Painting, 1939
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Full of atmosphere, rich color and drama, this mural study by Dunbar Beck was executed in preparation for his lobby painting at the US Post Office in Danvers, Massachusetts. Until it...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Paintings

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Gouache

"Classical Nude with Flowers and Temple," Important WPA Period Painting
By Arthur D. Brooks
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Exhibited at the Thirteenth Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting at the Cleveland Museum of Art in 1933, this large WPA-influenced painting by Arthur D. Brooks depicts a nude...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Paintings

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Canvas

"Terminal Market, Bronx" Large WPA-Period Mural of New York Scene
By Morris Sirota
Located in Philadelphia, PA
One of the finest WPA period murals we have offered, this scene of the Bronx market with sellers and buyers crowding around a subway stop and a rising cluster of buildings to one sid...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Paintings

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Louis Lozowick "Above the City" WPA Skyscraper litho Ney York City
By Louis Lozowick
Located in Dallas, TX
Fantastic masculine Lozowick machine age image. Pencil signed, 21 of 200, Louis Lozowick (a.L.). Originally printed in an edition of 50 in 1932. In 1982, the artist's widow, A...
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Vintage 1970s American Art Deco Prints

"Bricklayer at Rest," Monumental WPA Period Painting of Worker with Landscape
By Paul Ulen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
One of the finest depictions of an American worker from the 1930s that we have seen, this monumental painting of a shirtless bricklayer, resting against a curved brick niche, with a ...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Paintings

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"Mother Embracing Child," WPA-Era Sculpture in Turquoise and Charcoal
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Stylized and reductive, this beautiful 1930s-vintage ceramic sculpture depicts a sitting mother holding her child very close, her legs crossed and her arms enfolding the baby. The wa...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

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Clay

"Mailman," Rare and Important WPA Maquette and Bronze by Rudolf Henn
By Rudolph Henn
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This rare and important pairing of plaster maquette and bronze panel, sculpted in preparation for a WPA bas relief at the post office in Loudonville, Ohio, was created by Rudolf Henn...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Bronze

"Dark Haired Man," Superb Portrait by WPA Artist on Renaissance Panel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This superb portrait of a handsome young man by WPA artist Dunbar Beck beautifully captures the way light travels across the planes of his subject's face, making use of many subtly v...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Paintings

"Modern Greek Frieze with Horse," Extremely Rare WPA-Period Watercolor, 1930s
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Beautifully composed and subtly colored in hues of pale, pale blue and rusty red, this frieze-like composition features two female figures in Classical Greek robes and a semi-nude ma...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Drawings

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Paper

"Carnival in Manchester," Atmospheric, WPA-Era Painting with Carousel by Gernand
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A celebration of 1930s America, full of atmosphere and color, this painting by John Gernand depicts a carnival in Manchester, New Hampshire, including a carousel, Ferris wheel, tents...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Paintings

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"500 LB Lady," Colorful and Charming WPA-Era Carnival Scene by Lincoln
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Full of energy and vivid color, this atmospheric and charming scene of a small-town carnival, complete with a barker, boys with balloons, a blue tent in the foreground and a sign ann...
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Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Paintings

"Vision of Angels," Important Night-Time Scene, WPA Era, African American Artist
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Although not signed, this brilliant scene of a nude black male figure, marvelling at a vision of angels in the heaven from his position on the ground below, is reminiscent of the ear...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Paintings

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"Acrobat and Circus Horse," Vivid WPA-Era Painting with Semi-Nude Performer
By William Schulhoff 1
Located in Philadelphia, PA
In an era when the circus provided an affordable and exotic form of entertainment for the Everyman, this vivid painting, glowing with the colors of red clay, slate and dusty pink, ca...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Paintings

"The Return of Thomas Pickering," Important WPA-Period Oil Painting by Beck
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Full of atmosphere, rich color and drama, this fully realized oil on canvas study by Dunbar Beck was executed in preparation for his lobby painting at the US Post Office in Danvers, ...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Paintings

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"Indian Chief and Family," Important WPA-Era Sculpture by Seaver, 1930s
By Elizabeth Anderson Seaver 1
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This remarkable ceramic sculpture, probably the best work of Elisabeth Andersen Seaver, one of the famous Cleveland School ceramicists -- depicts an Indian chief with full feather he...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Sculptures

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Clay

"Artist's Model," Rare and Important WPA Era Sculpture of Male Nude
By Raymond Turner
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Beautifully sculpted from a ruddy block of mahogany and finished with a patina that gives it a lovely glow, this piece is a superb example of WPA-era sculpture. The artist, Raymond T...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

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Mahogany

"Lying on the Sand," WPA-Era Atmospheric Beach Scene with Male & Female Bathers
Located in Philadelphia, PA
In an era when Reginald Marsh, Paul Cadmus and many other painters loved to capture the joy and energy of crowded beach scenes in America, John Winters created this lovely genre scen...
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Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Paintings

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"Seated Black Man," Rare and Fine WPA-Style Painting attributed to Walker Evans
By Walker Evans
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Although Walker Evans is world-renowned for his Depression-era photographs of ordinary men and women across America, many of them taken while serving as “information specialist” in t...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Paintings

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"Adam and Eve on Island of Peace," Remarkable WPA-Era Print of Peace Amidst War
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This print depicts a nude Adam and Eve in a small island of peace and plenty, surrounded by the ravages and storms of World War II. The placid scene at the center, full of innocence ...
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Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Prints

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Paper

"Mercury" Bronze New York City Sculpture American Art Deco WPA
Located in New York, NY
In the late 1920s, Joseph Freedlander was asked by the City of New York to design a series of bronze light posts for Fifth Avenue. The first, completed in 1931, was installed at 41s...
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1930s Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

"Mermaid," Art Deco Mural Masterpiece by Paul Julian, WPA Artist
By Paul Hull Julian
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Suffused with a gorgeous shade of aquamarine, this superb painting captures a slender mermaid reaching down into the depths of the sea, surrounded by coral and watched by a merboy ri...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Paintings

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Canvas

"Don Quixote," Important WPA/Art Deco Mural Painting by Paul Julian
By Paul Hull Julian
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Brilliantly conceived and painted by Paul Hull Julian, famous for his "Orange Pickers" mural in the Fullerton, California post office, this important painting depicts Don Quixote abo...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Paintings

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Canvas

"Industry and Agriculture," Allegorical WPA-Art Deco Sculpture with Male Figures
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This very fine and rare sculpture depicts two brawny figures -- one a half-nude worker with a gear in his hand, and the other a buckskin-clothed Pioneer with a rifle in his hand and ...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Unique, Art Deco Sculpture of Worker with Dove, WPA Style
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Powerfully and gracefully expressed, this large, very fine sculpture -- probably by an important figure such as Albert Wein or Geza de Vegh -- depicts a farm worker with one hand hol...
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Vintage 1930s American Sculptures

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Ceramic

Midcentury WPA Sculpture of a Family
Located in New York, NY
A vintage sculpture of a family, produced, circa 1930s by an unknown, possibly American artist, in plaster with a grey glaze. The piece, likely a study or maquette for a monumental s...
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Mid-20th Century American Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

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Plaster

  • Midcentury WPA Sculpture of a Family
  • Midcentury WPA Sculpture of a Family
  • Midcentury WPA Sculpture of a Family
  • Midcentury WPA Sculpture of a Family
H 25 in. W 18 in. D 10 in.
"Navajo Women," Important WPA-era Painting by Frances Badger
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vivid and beautifully composed, this gorgeous depiction of two Navajo women -- captured in all their dignity and Navajo finery -- was painted by Frances Badger, an important Chicago ...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Paintings

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Canvas

"Dream of Greece," Atmospheric Masterwork Painting by WPA Muralist Durzynski
By Florian Durzynski
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Lovely and mysterious, this dreamlike depiction of a Classic Greek nude figure, upheld on a column capital and contemplating a flutelike instrument -- akin to the bones of civilizati...
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Vintage 1960s American Art Deco Paintings

"Pitched Battle," Masterful Mural Painting by James Daugherty, WPA Artist
By James Daugherty
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Baroque in its teeming energy and tangled figures, this masterful mural by James Daugherty illustrated a scene from "Knickerbocker's History of New York,” the historical parody ...
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Vintage 1920s American Art Deco Paintings

WPA Style Terracotta Sculpture of Working Men with Sledgehammers
Located in Rochester, NY
An industrial WPA style hand built terracotta earthenware sculpture of two large standing muscular working men leaning on sledgehammers, depicting a great feeling of camaraderie. The...
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

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Earthenware, Terracotta

Plaster Sculpture Relief Art Deco Plaque WPA Artist Lovers Embrace, Rose
By George Aarons
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
George Aarons (born Gregory Podubisky, in St. Petersburg, Russia, 1896 - died in Gloucester, Massachusetts 1980) was a distinguished sculptor who lived and taught in Gloucester, Mass...
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20th Century Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

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Plaster

"The First Requisite," Important Art Deco-WPA Mural Study Depicting Laborers
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This important and very rare mural study, executed in oil on canvas, was painted by Dunbar Beck in the 1930s, evidently for a project that was never completed. The painting depicts i...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Paintings

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Art Deco Wpa For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the art deco wpa you’re looking for. Each art deco wpa for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using paint, ceramic and canvas. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer art deco wpa, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. Each art deco wpa bearing Art Deco hallmarks is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made art deco wpa over the years, but those crafted by Dunbar D. Beck, Don Griffith and Paul Hull Julian are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Art Deco Wpa?

Prices for an art deco wpa can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $550 and can go as high as $39,000, while the average can fetch as much as $4,200.