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Nude - XXI Century, Contemporary Figurative & Abstract Oil Painting, Gray & Blue
By Michał Bajsarowicz
Located in Warsaw, PL
Michal Bajsarowicz (born in 1963). He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, achieving his diploma in 1992 at the studio of prof. B. Wegner. His mainly works in painting,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Large Modernist Floral Bouquet Impasto Oil Painting of Flowers in a Vase
By Samuel Rothbort
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
there is a label 'Midsummer' verso and remains of an old gallery label or exhibition label. Samuel Rothbort (Russian American Jewish folk artist 1881-1972) was born in the small town...
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20th Century Post-Impressionist Interior Paintings

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Oil, Wood Panel

Large Oil Painting Of Cartoony Camouflage Tank in Illustration Style
By Seymour Chwast
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Seymour Chwast (born August 18, 1931) is an American graphic designer, illustrator, and type designer. Chwast was born in Bronx, New York, and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts...
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20th Century American Modern Figurative Paintings

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Board, Paint

Blue Willow by Ginny Williams Petite 2010 Oil on Linen Still-Life Painting
By Ginny Williams
Located in Atlanta, GA
'Blue Willow' is a small representational oil on linen panel still-life painting created by American artist Ginny Williams in 2018. Featuring an exquisite palette mostly made of oran...
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21st Century and Contemporary Realist Still-life Paintings

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Linen, Oil, Panel

Mid Century Carmel River Landscape
By Dale Logan Hill
Located in Soquel, CA
Tranquil plein air scene of an idyllic farm in a Carmel River Valley by California artist Dale Logan Hill (American, 1909 - 1989). Signed lower right, "D. Logan Hill." Giltwood frame...
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1960s Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil, Cardboard

ELIZABETH TAYLOR - CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
By Steve Kaufman
Located in Aventura, FL
Hand signed by the artist on verso. Hand Painted Unique Silkscreen on Canvas. Artwork is in excellent condition. Canvas is not stretched. Certificate of authenticity included. All ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

FONDLY, FRANK SINATRA
By Steve Kaufman
Located in Aventura, FL
Hand signed by the artist on verso. Hand Painted Unique Silkscreen on Canvas. Artwork is in excellent condition. Canvas is not stretched. Certificate of authenticity included. All ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Sidewalk and Lake Impressionist Landscape
By Hearne Pardee and Gina Werfel
Located in San Francisco, CA
This late 20th century oil on canvas is by Hearne Pardee or Gina Werfel, life companions and art partners. Both teach painting and drawing at the University of California in Davis. T...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Landscape Paintings

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Oil

EINSTEIN E=MC2
By Steve Kaufman
Located in Aventura, FL
Hand signed by the artist on verso. Hand Painted Unique Silkscreen on Canvas. Artwork is in excellent condition. Canvas is not stretched. Certificate of authenticity included. All ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

DOUBLE MARILYN
By Steve Kaufman
Located in Aventura, FL
Hand signed by the artist on verso. Hand Painted Unique Silkscreen on Canvas. Artwork is in excellent condition. Canvas is not stretched. Original Steve Kaufman Art Studio Certifica...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

THE RAT PACK AT THE SANDS HOTEL
By Steve Kaufman
Located in Aventura, FL
Hand signed by the artist on verso. Hand Painted Unique Silkscreen on Canvas. Artwork is in excellent condition. Certificate of authenticity included. All reasonable offers will be...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

BETTY BOOB - CHAMPAGNE
By Steve Kaufman
Located in Aventura, FL
Hand signed by the artist on verso. Hand Painted Unique Silkscreen on Canvas. Artwork is in excellent condition. Canvas is not stretched. Original Steve Kaufman art studio certific...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

THE BEATLES WELCOME TO FABULOUS LAS VEGAS
By Steve Kaufman
Located in Aventura, FL
Hand signed by the artist on verso. Hand Painted Unique Silkscreen on Canvas. Artwork is in excellent condition. Certificate of authenticity included. All reasonable offers will be...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Black Insight - Large Colorful Original Artwork
By Petra Rös-Nickel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Petra Rös-Nickel’s original paintings merge playful forms, bright colors and architectural compositions in oil and mixed media on canvas. Her contemporary artworks contain rich text...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Mixed Media, Oil

'Hidden Cove, Carmel', Expressionist California Coastal Landscape
By Robert Canete
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed upper right, 'Canete' for Robert Canete and painted circa 2000. A vibrant Expressionist-style marine painting showing a view of a Cypress overlooking a California beach. Th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Expressionist Landscape Paintings

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Paper, Oil

Gili Island by Frederic Paul - Contemporary Yellow, Abstract Flowers, artwork
By Frederic Paul
Located in DE
Artist: Frederic Paul Title: Gili Island Materials: Oil, Acrylics, China-Ricepaper on stretched canvas Size: 120 x 105 cm ________________________________________________________...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil, Acrylic, Rice Paper

Water
By Linda Christensen
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Balance 36" x 36", oil on canvas LINDA CHRISTENSEN ARTIST STATEMENT I continue to explore the figure and am looking more consciously at the reasons for doing so. I enjoy working ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

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H 36 in. W 36 in. D 2 in.
'Fishermen's Cottages, Old Monterey', California Expressionist, Stanford, Carmel
By Robert Canete
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed center left, 'Canete' for Robert Canete and painted circa 2000. A vibrant Expressionist-style marine painting showing an aerial view of a sailing boat rounding a headland bes...
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21st Century and Contemporary Expressionist Landscape Paintings

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Paper, Oil

'Fishermen's Shacks, Monterey', Carmel, California Expressionist, Stanford
By Robert Canete
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
A vibrant Expressionist-style coastal landscape showing a view of old wooden cabins overlooking the deep blue waters of the Monterey Bay. Signed lower right, 'Canete' for Robert Ca...
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21st Century and Contemporary Expressionist Landscape Paintings

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Paper, Oil, Pastel, Acrylic

Green Paymaster
By Bradford J. Salamon
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Green Pay Master, 2019, 20 x 18 inches, oil on canvas (framed) BRADFORD J. SALAMON: PAINT WHAT YOU KNOW, HOW YOU KNOW IT By Peter Frank Artists, traditionally, are known by their s...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Realist Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

20th Century "May Morning" Charcoal and Pastel on Paper
By Gwen Stone
Located in San Francisco, CA
This Late 20th Century oil pastel and charcoal on paper entitled "May Morning" is by Northern California artist, poet, and playwright Gwen Stone (1913-2007). Stone has exhibited wid...
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1990s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Oil Pastel, Charcoal

The City Life - Original Oil Painting
By Ekaterina Ermilkina
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ekaterina Ermilkina’s original, abstract fine art paintings are created using a skillful combination of applying and removing oil paint with a palette knife on canvas. Her inspiratio...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

A Dreamy Skyline - Large Original Oil Painting
By Ekaterina Ermilkina
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ekaterina Ermilkina’s original, abstract fine art paintings are created using a skillful combination of applying and removing oil paint with a palette knife on canvas. Her inspiratio...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

19th Century Italian Oil Painting by Giuseppe Carnelli Entitled “At The Altar”
By Giuseppe Canella
Located in Gallatin, TN
Large 19th Century Italian Oil Painting by Italian Artist Giuseppe Carnelli (Italian, 1838-1909) Entitled “At The Altar” Circa 1867 Oil on Canvas Signed by the artist in the lowe...
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17th Century Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

AWH 194 - Original Abstract Expressionist Colorfield Oil Painting
By Bernhard Zimmer
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Bernhard Zimmer's abstract paintings transmit the richness of multiple layers of oil paint applied with precision to create an overall composition that holds opposites - order and ch...
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21st Century and Contemporary Minimalist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Mixed Media, Oil

In the Bathroom / framed in gold oil painting - collectible
By Elena Zolotnitsky
Located in Burlingame, CA
Portrait of a young woman in the bathroom, painted with oil and gold leaf on paper. The artwork is is 14 x 11 inches. And it is newly and professionally framed with all museum materi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Gold Leaf

Victoria Peak - Photorealist Oil and Enamel Painting on Canvas
By Ross Tamlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Incorporating the aesthetics of modern industrial technique, the corrugation in Ross Tamlin’s photorealistic compositions is a visual illusion created by layers of oil and enamel pai...
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21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Abstract Paintings

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Enamel

Antique American Oil Painting, "At The Auction" by Cecil Bell
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique American modernist interior painting by Cecil Crosley ("Spike") Bell (1906 - 1970). Oil on canvas, circa 1935. Signed. Displayed in a period giltwood frame. Image, 30"L ...
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Early 20th Century Modern Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

South Branch Chicago River - Original Oil Painting, River, Sky, Industrial Area
By Art Chartow
Located in Chicago, IL
AWARDS Second Place Award for “View of Zug,” at “Urban Edge,” Grosse Pointe Art Center, Grosse Pointe, MI Henry Billings Award for “Skyway,” at “71st National Midyear show,” Butler ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Panel

Occasus (Sunset) - Abstract Gestural Oil Painting with Red and Orange
By Ruggero Vanni
Located in New York, NY
Ruggero Vanni's Occasus (Sunset or West in Latin) is a 52 x 78.5 inch abstract gestural oil painting. It is an abstract landscape of colors and light, a whirlwind of intense shades o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Coal Yard, South Branch Chicago River - Original Oil Painting, Dramatic Sky
By Art Chartow
Located in Chicago, IL
AWARDS Second Place Award for “View of Zug,” at “Urban Edge,” Grosse Pointe Art Center, Grosse Pointe, MI Henry Billings Award for “Skyway,” at “71st National Midyear show,” Butler I...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Panel

The West Coast - Photorealistic Oil and Enamel Painting on Canvas
By Ross Tamlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Incorporating the aesthetics of modern industrial technique, the corrugation in Ross Tamlin’s photorealistic compositions is a visual illusion created by layers of oil and enamel pai...
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21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Interior Paintings

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Enamel

French Israeli Surrealist Judaica Jewish Oil Painting Rabbi at Table, Bottle
By Zvi Milshtein
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
This is a small oil painting on on panel. A Rabbi at a Farbrengen 15.5 X 14.5 with frame. 6.5 X 5.5 painting alone Zwy Milshtein (Zvi Tzvi Milstein) BIOGRAPHY 1934 Born in Kishinev...
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20th Century Expressionist Figurative Paintings

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Panel, Oil

AWH 192 - Original Abstract Expressionist Yellow Green Colorfield Oil Painting
By Bernhard Zimmer
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Bernhard Zimmer produces deeply layered, subtly textured abstract paintings that contain diametrically opposed elements—order and chaos, abstraction and representation, boldness and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Minimalist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Mixed Media, Oil

Bochurim Dancing 770 Chabad Synagogue Judaica Jewish Chassidic Art Oil Painting
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Large Hasidic Folk Art Painting, Chabad Lubavitch 770 Eastern Parkway Synagogue Students dancing to greet the Moshiach (Messiah) MICHAEL GLEIZER Selected Personal Exhibitions 2019 ...
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20th Century Folk Art Figurative Paintings

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Plywood, Oil

Kinder Than She Needed to Be by Doug Foltz, Large Oil Painting
By Doug Foltz
Located in Atlanta, GA
Kinder Than She Needed to Be is a large contemporary oil on canvas painting created by American artist Doug Foltz in 2019. Featuring a palette made of blue grey and green tones, the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Wisdom Trumps Violence - Surreal Oil Painting with a Leopard, an Owl, and a Man
By Christopher Klein
Located in Chicago, IL
Toying (e.g., rider on toy horse) with violent threats is not wise. The sounds (e.g., horn) of violence (e.g., spear and leopard) will never overtake wisdom (e.g., owl and pearl). T...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Landscape Paintings

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Linen, Oil

Metal Flag - Photorealistic Oil & Enamel Painting of the American Flag on Canvas
By Ross Tamlin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Incorporating the aesthetics of modern industrial technique, the corrugation in Ross Tamlin’s photorealistic compositions is a visual illusion created by layers of oil and enamel pai...
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21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Abstract Paintings

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Enamel

Coming Out of the Wasteland - Surreal Oil Painting with Nude Woman in the Desert
By Christopher Klein
Located in Chicago, IL
"After centuries of suppression, women ascend to high positions (e.g., a modern-day falcon-headed Egyptian goddess). Women will lead (e.g., pulling a camel caravan). The societal s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Nude Paintings

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Linen, Oil

Peeled Lemon On The Table - Classic Style Oil Painting by Cornelis Le Mair
By Cornelis Le Mair
Located in Nuenen, Noord Brabant
This Painting is measured without frame, in it's frame it measures 75 x 67 cm Cornelis le Mair (Eindhoven, July 3rd 1944) is a Dutch painter. As a child, Le Mair already developed a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Realist Still-life Paintings

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Oil

Bloom / oil on panel
By Adrienne Sherman
Located in Burlingame, CA
Rich, sophisticated and bold floral botanical painted in oil on panel by artist Adrienne Sherman, whose poetic and realistic floral paintings are at once modern, fresh and contempora...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Gold

  • Bloom / oil on panel
  • Bloom / oil on panel
  • Bloom / oil on panel
  • Bloom / oil on panel
H 15.74 in. W 12.75 in. D 2 in.
Lemonade Sunrise / yellow oil and resin on canvas
By Erin Parish
Located in Burlingame, CA
Glowing yellow abstract sunrise painting in resin and oil by Erin Parish, whose trademark paintings are marked by the repetition of circular forms and the influence of a diverse set ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Resin, Oil

Lovers / oil on wood - twin sisters conjoined surreal two heads
By Chikako Okada
Located in Burlingame, CA
'Lovers' a mysterious and fascinating portrayal of a women with two heads and singular body draped in an intricately painted multicolored kimono. The scene includes interior architec...
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21st Century and Contemporary Realist Figurative Paintings

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Wood, Oil

PINK / oil on canvas, floral still life
By Adrienne Sherman
Located in Burlingame, CA
Rich, sophisticated and bold contemporary floral botanical painted in oil on canvas by artist Adrienne Sherman, whose poetic and realistic floral paintings are at once modern and fre...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Proffering Their Perfume / oil and gold leaf on linen
By Frédéric Choisel
Located in Burlingame, CA
Golden metallic abstract painting with multicolor in floral references that bridge nature and expressive abstraction, in blue, red, purple. Oil on Belgian linen with metal leaf — bot...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Metal, Gold Leaf

Surprise / oil on canvas - 30 x 30 inches
By Mimi Jensen
Located in Burlingame, CA
Glorious and fun still life celebration where color in blue, green, pink and gold reigns. In excellent condition. Signed and titled by artist.. Mimi Jensen uses bold colors to depi...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Realist Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Party / oil on canvas - 12 x 12 inches
By Mimi Jensen
Located in Burlingame, CA
Glorious and fun small still life celebration where color, in blue, green, pink and gold, reigns. In excellent condition. Signed and titled by artist.. Mimi Jensen uses bold colors...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Realist Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

So Long / oil on wood - contemporary portrait woman red and bold
By Chikako Okada
Located in Burlingame, CA
'So Long' a mysterious and fascinating portrayal of a young women standing inside of a ring of red flowers, in front of a heavy velvet gold and red drape, that is falling on either ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Realist Figurative Paintings

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Wood, Oil

"Entanglement" Mixed media painting w/earth and plant matter.
By Kent Williams
Located in Chicago, IL
Kent Williams’ work melds the rigor of technical prowess with the iconoclast’s impulse to disrupt. Juxtaposing beautifully rendered classical forms with elements of abstraction and s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Organic Material, Oil

Pepper Party / oil on canvas - still life with food
By Mimi Jensen
Located in Burlingame, CA
Glorious fun with food in this bold and colorful still life celebration where green, red, orange and yellow reigns, in this chili pepper scene from highly collectible American realis...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Realist Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

CAMEL - oil and gold leaf on panel with hand lacquered frame.
By Adrienne Sherman
Located in Burlingame, CA
Camel, elaborately and exquisitely painted by Adrienne Sherman in oil on panel with a lacquer-like luster. The original painting is rich and reflective, and includes gold leaf, addin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Paintings

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Gold Leaf

20th Century French Beach Scene with Figures
By André Hambourg
Located in New York, NY
A marvelous oil depicting a beach scene with figures. One of France's most renowned artists, this piece is an excellent display of Hambourg's genre style beach scenes. Being influenc...
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20th Century Impressionist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Astor Place, NYC, Busy Urban Street Scene Under Bright Blue Sky, Framed
By Art Chartow
Located in Chicago, IL
This bustling corner in New York City is bathed in warm light casting soft shadows onto the hard steel, concrete and glass in Art Chrtow's urban landscape titled "Astor Place". Pain...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

White Flake
By Goran Djurovic
Located in Culver City, CA
Oil on wood
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21st Century and Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Western Corral Scene with Cow Boys on Horses
By Jack Baker
Located in Houston, TX
Western corral scene with two cowboys on horses. Painting is signed by the artist in the right corner. Framed in a gold frame. Dimensions without frame: H 30 in. x W 40 in. Artist...
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20th Century Realist Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Soreze Steps / abstract realism, minimalism, calm
By Anne Subercaseaux
Located in Burlingame, CA
Anne Subercaseaux's resplendent paintings offer calm in an otherwise hurried world. In 'Soreze Steps', shades of green-blue are at play in the 18 x 24 inch oil on canvas. Anne Sube...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Reflections on Crossing XXIV, abstract realism, architecture, minimalism
By Anne Subercaseaux
Located in Burlingame, CA
Shades of blue-grey with rose are at play in Anne Subercaseaux's wonderful 'Reflections on Crossing XXIV', oil on canvas. Anne Subercaseaux finds substance in the insubstantial, in p...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Fencer with Dog
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
Oil on canvas Signed in red, u.l. This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Price includes framing. “Bruce Sargeant is a mythic figure in the modern art moveme...
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21st Century and Contemporary Realist Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Two Boys with a Dog
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
Oil on canvas Signed in red, u.l. This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Price includes framing. “Bruce Sargeant is a mythic figure in the modern art moveme...
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21st Century and Contemporary Realist Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

[Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938)] Edgar Robinson, Physical Culturalist, c. 1931
By Mark Beard
Located in New York, NY
Oil on canvas Signed in black, u.l. This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Price includes framing. “Bruce Sargeant is a mythic figure in the modern art move...
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21st Century and Contemporary Realist Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

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Century Oil Painting For Sale on 1stDibs

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