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French Mid-Century Modern Signed Cubist Oil Painting
Located in Dallas, TX
This painting of a guitar provides a simplistic interest to the viewer with it's different lines, shapes and brush strokes. It's signed J. Lacoste.
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Mid-20th Century French Paintings

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French Mid-Century Modern Cubist Portrait of Woman Painting
Located in Dallas, TX
The beauty in this piece is evident. Lines flow and shapes curve as we see the artist's portrayal of the female form in this harmony of warm and neutral colors.
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Mid-20th Century French Paintings

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Paint

Mid-Century Acrylic Blue Cubist Style Painting on Canvas Signed Redfearn
Located in Los Angeles, CA
In the style of cubism, a still like with a stunning blue palette depicting fruit, bottles and flowers. The acrylic on canvas painting compliments many spaces and especially those wi...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic, Wood, Giltwood

Cubist Oil Painting
Located in Dallas, TX
This stylistic scene with sailboats in a harbor is a fine example of the cubism movement. Oil on Canvas. Signed Greene.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Canvas

  • Cubist Oil Painting
  • Cubist Oil Painting
  • Cubist Oil Painting
  • Cubist Oil Painting
H 24 in. W 30 in. D 1 in.
Cubist Still-Life Painting
Located in Denton, TX
Cubist still-life painting of flowers on a nightstand in a very sturdy rustic wooden frame. This piece is unsigned.       
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Wood, Paint

  • Cubist Still-Life Painting
  • Cubist Still-Life Painting
  • Cubist Still-Life Painting
  • Cubist Still-Life Painting
H 64 in. W 36 in. D 2.75 in.
Dorothy Sklar Cubist Charcoal Painting
By Dorothy Sklar
Located in San Diego, CA
Rare cubist charcoal painting by Dorothy Sklar. Framed. Most likely dating to the 1930s or early 1940s. Dimensions: 31" x 22.25" frame 22.25" x 14 image.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

  • Dorothy Sklar Cubist Charcoal Painting
  • Dorothy Sklar Cubist Charcoal Painting
  • Dorothy Sklar Cubist Charcoal Painting
  • Dorothy Sklar Cubist Charcoal Painting
H 31 in. W 22.25 in. D 0.5 in.
Havers Abstract/Cubist Oil Painting
Located in East Hampton, NY
Custom framed cubist/ abstract painting by Havers. This amazing piece has vivid coloring and rich texture. Professional framing selected by Gustavo Olivieri Antiques. Dimensions o...
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Wood, Canvas

  • Havers Abstract/Cubist Oil Painting
  • Havers Abstract/Cubist Oil Painting
  • Havers Abstract/Cubist Oil Painting
  • Havers Abstract/Cubist Oil Painting
H 33 in. W 39 in. D 3.5 in.
Cubist Watercolor by William Henry Mid-Century Modern Custom Framed
Located in North Miami, FL
This Mid-Century Modern one of a kind horizontal watercolor by William Henry is a combination of cubist individual faces with African influences. Each face is outlined forming an obl...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Plexiglass, Wood, Paint, Paper

Ukiyo-E Japonisme Geisha Paper Cubist Collage, Kimono, Mid-Century Mixed Media
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stunning midcentury collage, framed, geishas in the middle of a seemingly innocuous stroll / conversation on what seems like a very sunny day. Unsure of whether or not to indulge in ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Paper

Cubist Still Life Water Color by William Henry Mid-Century Modern
By William Henry Drake
Located in North Miami, FL
This Mid-Century Modern one of a kind wonderful watercolor of individual faces with African influences is cubistic. Each face is outlined forming an oblong or circle which is then ou...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Wood, Paint, Paper

STM Signed Portrait of a Woman Cubist Painting
Located in Dallas, TX
This portrait of a female subject in cubist form entails bold strokes of red and popping contrasts of color from foreground to background. This painting is signed STM.
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Mid-20th Century French Paintings

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Paint

Mid-century Abstract Cubist Still-Life Ladder Oil on Canvas Martin Lubner 1950s
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-century Cubist still-life with ladder, oil on canvas, Martin Lubner, circa 1959 Painting still life by Martin Lubner. Painting: 32.5" x 34.5" in a frame: 34" x 36". Born in the ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Paint

Cubist Oil Painting Still Life with Guitar Serge Magnin
By I. Magnin
Located in Antwerp, BE
Colorful Post-Cubist oil painting still life with guitar By Serge Magnin, born in France, 1934. Framed. Size of the frame: H 67 cm x L 81 cm x W 2 cm. H 264 inch x L 319 inch ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Paint

Midcentury Cubist Oil Painting Portrait Louis Giraud France 1950
By Louis Giraud
Located in Antwerp, BE
Midcentury Cubist portrait by the French artist Louis Giraud, signed and dated 1950 in a gold leaf frame. The colorful work has golden details and is painted on a wooden panel. Size...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Paint

Jordi Pla Domenech Large Abstract Cubist Oil Painting, Signed
By Jordi Pla Domènech
Located in Miami, FL
Jordi Pla Domenech large abstract cubist oil painting, signed Offered is a large abstract cubist oil on a linen canvas by the well-listed Catalan artist Jordi Pla Domenech. (Spai...
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Linen, Wood, Giltwood, Paint

Artist Sketchbook of Original Abstract Cubist Gouache Paintings, 1948
Located in Rochester, NY
Signed sketchbook of well listed American painter artist Philip Bornarth while studying at the Art Institute of Chicago during fall 1948 - spring 1949. The book contains brilliant ab...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Paper

Signed Havers Oil on Canvas Framed Abstract Cubist Painting
Located in East Hampton, NY
This beautifully vibrant and custom framed oil painting by Havers is impressive. Professional framing selected by Gustavo Olivieri Antiques.
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Wood

Cubist Art Deco Painting in the Style of George Braque
By Georges Braque
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A framed mixed-media painting on board in shades of black, gray, sand and a touch of red with images of houses in a neighborhood, not signed but a very well executed piece purchased ...
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Mid-20th Century American Art Deco Paintings

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Paint

"Bathers," Large Masterpiece of Vivid Cubist Painting by Louis Latapie, 1940s
By Louis Latapie
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This brilliant, sun-drenched scene of four bathers in swimsuits on the edge of a cobalt-blue body of water, shows the influence of Picasso and Matisse, the Fauvists and Impressionist...
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Paintings

Cubist French Tempera on Paper
Located in Prato, Tuscany
Interesting and particular cubist subject drawn in tempera on paper; frame in gold painted wood; made in 1960 by an artist belonging to the French modernist pictorial movement; signe...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Paper

  • Cubist French Tempera on Paper
  • Cubist French Tempera on Paper
  • Cubist French Tempera on Paper
  • Cubist French Tempera on Paper
H 23.63 in. W 18.9 in. D 1.19 in.
1940's Cubist Art Painting of New York City Skyline by Artist Theodore Hancock
By Theodore Hancock
Located in St. Louis, MO
Rare Mid-Century Modern signed 1949 cubist gouache painting of skyscrapers, rooftops and skyline of the City of New York including The Chrysler building by painter Theodore "Theo" Ha...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Paper

American Cubist Oil on Canvas "Derby Day"
By Algot Stenbery
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This handsome Mid-Century Modern oil on canvas painting is by the American painter Algot Stenbery and dates 1969. Here Sternery has captured the excitement and pageantry of the "spor...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

  • American Cubist Oil on Canvas "Derby Day"
  • American Cubist Oil on Canvas "Derby Day"
  • American Cubist Oil on Canvas "Derby Day"
  • American Cubist Oil on Canvas "Derby Day"
H 30.50 in. W 35.50 in. D 1 in.
French Cubist Oil on Canvas Signed Roger Carle
Located in Houston, TX
Large French midcentury cubist oil on canvas signed Roger Carle. This striking colorful cubist painting has a bold color palette and dates to the 1960s. Perfect size for over a cons...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Canvas

Midcentury Mixed-Media Cubist Still Life Oil on Canvas
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Midcentury mixed-media Cubist still life oil on canvas, a fine composition with influences of Kurt Schwitters and George Braque. Signed "Gordon" Lower left center. Measures: Canvas 3...
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Vintage 1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Canvas

"Cubist Still Life with Violin," Fine Example of Late Cubism
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Finely done, this late example of American cubism depicts a violin, water jug, and bowl of fruit, using a palette of lime greens, pinks and yellows popular in the 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Board

Cubist /Surrealist Self Portrait of Canadian Artist Mary Filer, Dated 1960
By Mary Filer
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A midcentury oil on canvas in a mixed cubist and surrealist style titled "Self Portrait of Mary Harris Filer" presented in its original painted white frame with a grey fillet. Signed...
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Mid-20th Century Canadian Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Canvas

"Table with Fruit," Vivid Cubist Still Live in Oranges and Greens
By Helen Manchester
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A brilliant example of American Cubism, this vividly-hued still life depicts an autumnal array of fruit, green and red grapes, lemons, figs and persimmons, on a table with a blue-and...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

Cubist Pastel Painting by Record
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This Mid-Century Modern artwork was created by the artist Record. Here the artist has captured the guitar and musical notes with their cubist interpretation in the pastel medium. ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Contemporary Art

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Paper

  • Cubist Pastel Painting by Record
  • Cubist Pastel Painting by Record
  • Cubist Pastel Painting by Record
  • Cubist Pastel Painting by Record
H 34.75 in. W 24.50 in. D 2.25 in.
Midcentury New York School Abstract Modernist Cubist Oil Painting, 1960s
Located in Dallas, TX
Untitled. Oil on canvas. Dimensions: Canvas 25 1/4 in. x 36 in., circa 1960s.
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Contemporary Art

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Canvas, Paint

Abstract Oil on Canvas, 1970, Cubist Design Tomaselli Italian Artist Cubism
By Federico Tomaselli 1
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Abstract oil on canvas, 1972, Cubist design title "I Naufraghi", high quality work and pictorial execution, Sicilian artist of the mid-20th century.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Wood

Modernist Cubist Mid-Century Painting Entitled "Capri"
Located in North Miami, FL
This delightful Mid-Century painting by Bastos done in 1962 epitomizes the streets of Capri. You feel yourself meandering thru the tiny hilly cobblestone streets getting lost, and di...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic, Wood

Great Mid-Century Cubist Figurative Painting by Fritz Janschka
By Fritz Janschka
Located in Wiscasset, ME
Signed and dated 1959. In excellent condition and possible original frame.
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Paintings

Mid-Century Modern Abstract Cubist Painting with Chrome Banded Frame
By Durand
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Outstanding large vintage abstract painting oil on masonite (oil on board) by artist J Durand. The painting features cubist elements and figural subjects of a man and what may perhap...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Cubist Style Abstract Geometric Boat Sunset Oil Painting
Located in Wilmington, DE
Offered is a midcentury era oil painting featuring a warm colors of a cubist-inspired, abstract design with sailboats on water under what looks like a setting sun. The piece is an or...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Canvas

Cubist Oil Painting
Located in London, GB
A polychrome Cubist oil on canvas Spain, third quarter of the 20th century.
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Mid-20th Century French Paintings

  • Cubist Oil Painting
  • Cubist Oil Painting
  • Cubist Oil Painting
  • Cubist Oil Painting
H 22.84 in. W 28.75 in. D 1.58 in.
Mid Century Cubist Geometric Figurative Oil Painting on Card of Woman
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Evocative cubist painting of an abstract figure with arm raised, oil on card, in warm browns, olive green, and terracotta. Available with frame for an additional charge. Signatur...
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Mid-20th Century American Post-Modern Paintings

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Paint, Paper

Cubist Polychrome Oil Painting
Located in London, GB
A Cubist polychrome oil on canvas, signed Craiquy Acquired from a private collection in Deauville, circa 1960.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Paintings

  • Cubist Polychrome Oil Painting
  • Cubist Polychrome Oil Painting
  • Cubist Polychrome Oil Painting
  • Cubist Polychrome Oil Painting
H 16.54 in. W 24.41 in. D 1.19 in.
Mid-Century Modern Abstract Cubist Oil on Canvas Signed
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A very nice original painting from the Mid-Century period. Great modern color palette. Signed "HE".
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Vintage 1960s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Paintings

Abstract / Cubist Painting Signed Callahan
By Callahan
Located in Pasadena, CA
This well-executed painting depicts a crowd of figures in a Cubist manner and palette. It is signed with an illegible first name and the last name "Callahan." The canvas is floating...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

1950s Forest Island Cubist Painting
Located in Garnerville, NY
Wonderful modernist oil painting on canvas, circa 1950, of a forest island on a lake. Unsigned work that has an inscription on the reverse of the frame, The P....Co., 751 NW Wilson, ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Wood, Paint

  • 1950s Forest Island Cubist Painting
  • 1950s Forest Island Cubist Painting
  • 1950s Forest Island Cubist Painting
  • 1950s Forest Island Cubist Painting
H 24 in. W 32 in. D .75 in.
French Mid-Century Deconstructed Cubist Cathedral Drawing by Lambert Rucki
By Jean Lambert-Rucki
Located in Pasadena, CA
Jean Lambert-Rucki (1888-1967) was a noted Cubist artist and showed in many prestigious French salons in the 1920s and 1930s. Born in Poland in 1888 he moved to France in 1911 where...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Charcoal, Oil Pastel, Paper

Mid-Century Modern Cubist Painting
Located in Atlanta, GA
Mid-Century Modern painting in the Cubist style depicting fabrics draped over an easel. The oil on board is held by a wooden frame, and signed and dated lower right.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Contemporary Art

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Wood

  • Mid-Century Modern Cubist Painting
  • Mid-Century Modern Cubist Painting
  • Mid-Century Modern Cubist Painting
  • Mid-Century Modern Cubist Painting
H 19 in. W 14.5 in. D 1 in.
Abstract Cubist Still Life Painting, circa 1950s
By Pablo Picasso
Located in Wiscasset, ME
Oil on canvas laid on board. Great overall presence.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

Cubist Portrait Oil Painting, France, circa 1950
Located in Culver City, CA
Cubist portrait oil painting, France, circa 1950. Unsigned oil painting on canvas with signs of paint loss.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Paint

Mid-Century Modern Cubist Style Still Life Original Oil by Stig Wernheden
By Stig Wernheden
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
'Still Life' By Stig Wernheden, Swedish, 1921-1997. Measures: 22 x 30 in. w/o frame, 24 x 32 in. including frame. Oil on canvas, signed. Housed in a likely original midcentury fr...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Wood, Canvas

1960s Cubist Textured Painting by Mexican Artist - H Zenteno
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful horse painting with a textured finish and bordered. Cubist style by Mexican Artist, H Zenteno. Comes in original frame.
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20th Century Mexican Mid-Century Modern Paintings

"Girl with Guitar" Cubist Painting by Pierre Favier
Located in Wiscasset, ME
Pierre Favier, French, 1899-1969 Oil on canvas signed lower left. Measures: 32.5" x 38" including the frame, 22.5" x 28" canvas.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Paint

1963 Cubist "African Still Life" Mixed-Media Assemblage Painting
By Betty Brady
Located in Garnerville, NY
Bets Brady assemblage still life consisting of fabric, burlap, metal flashing, wood veneer and oil paint on canvas. The piece was on view at the 1963 National Academy of Design annua...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Sheet Metal

Cubist Painting Still Life with Fruit and Guitar, France, 1947
Located in Antwerp, BE
Mid century cubist style painting, still life with fruit and guitar on a table. Signed and dated 1947. Beautiful colors. Oil on canvas. Contemporary gilt wood frame. Size of the f...
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Paint

Cubist Oil Painting of Dancers and Musicians Serge Magnin, 1960, France
Located in Antwerp, BE
Colorful Post-Cubist oil painting of dancers and musicians by Serge Magnin, born in France 1934. Literature: Serge Magnin, Peintre du mouvement. ?Régis Bernard. ? Size of ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Paint

Art Deco Cubist Painting Harlequin with Guitar Aldo Bertolacci, 1930
By Aldo Bertolacci
Located in Antwerp, BE
Description: Art Deco cubist painting harlequin with guitar Artist/ Maker: Aldo Bertolacci Signature/ Marks: Bertolacci Date: circa 1930 Material: Oil on board. Framed. Origin: ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Paintings

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Paint

Large 1950s, Cubist Watercolor
Located in London, GB
A Cubist watercolor, depicting a polychrome landscape Dated 1951 France-Anonymous artist.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Paintings

  • Large 1950s, Cubist Watercolor
  • Large 1950s, Cubist Watercolor
  • Large 1950s, Cubist Watercolor
  • Large 1950s, Cubist Watercolor
H 22.84 in. W 30.32 in. D 1.97 in.
Cubist Surrealist Oil on Canvas Painting, Signed and Dated, RD 1971
Located in Buffalo, NY
Cubist, Surrealist oil on canvas painting... signed and dated, RD 1971. Amazing use of color, extremely well executed.
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Vintage 1970s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Canvas

Cubist Style Oil on Canvas Painting Signed "Olivier Charles" circa 1961
Located in Atlanta, GA
The Cubist style oil on canvas painting with architectural scene in orange, white and blue hues. The giltwood frame is from the 19th century.   
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Mid-20th Century Paintings

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Canvas, Giltwood, Paint

Abstract Cubist Oil on Canvas by C. Robert
Located in Los Angeles, CA
20th century Cubist artwork by C. Robert. Large-scale piece in its original frame. Oil on canvas.
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Paintings

Kenneth J. Lipstreu, Cubist Landscape, Oil on Canvas, Signed
By Kenneth J. Lipstreu 1
Located in New York, NY
Oil on canvas by Ohio artist Kenneth J. Lipstreu (American, 1923-1998), depicting a mountainous landscape in the Cubist manner. Excellent vintage condition, consistent with age and u...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Paintings

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Canvas

1950s Abstract Oil on Canvas Unknown Artist Cubist Style
By Pablo Picasso
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful abstract painting unsigned unknown artist, circa 1950s Cubist style great colors well executed painting. The painting without the frame its 36" by 26". The frame has two ha...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

Music, Cubist Collage with Guitar and Staff Paper by Antonio Huberti, 1940
By Antonio Huberti
Located in Antwerp, BE
Description: Music, cubist collage with guitar and staff paper. Artist/ maker: Antonio Huberti. Born in Spain in 1907, worked in France. Signature/ marks: A. Huberti. Date: 1940...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Paint

Cubist Collage with Playing Cards and Staff Paper Antonio Huberti 1940 France
By Antonio Huberti
Located in Antwerp, BE
Description: Cards, cubist collage with playing cards and staff paper. Artist/ maker: Antonio Huberti. Born in Spain in 1907, worked in France. Signature/ marks: A. Huberti. Date:...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Paintings

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Paint

Charles Levier, 1920-2003, Cubist Oil on Canvas of Blue Flowers and Fruit
By Charles Levier
Located in Manchester, MA
Fantastic oil on canvas by Artist Charles Levier of a French Country bouquet in a vase on a round side table in bright blue tones with yellow striped background. The tablecloth has ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Midcentury Cubist Painting For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal midcentury cubist painting for your home. Each midcentury cubist painting for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using paint, canvas and fabric. Your living room may not be complete without a midcentury cubist painting — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. A midcentury cubist painting is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern and Modern styles are sought with frequency. You’ll likely find more than one midcentury cubist painting that is appealing in its simplicity, but Harris Strong, Henri Masson and Koroly Glonczy produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Midcentury Cubist Painting?

Prices for a midcentury cubist painting start at $575 and top out at $6,800 with the average selling for $1,760.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically-shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern American furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

Finding the Right Paintings for You

When paired with the perfect frame, the right wall decorations can either subtly showcase your personality or steal the show altogether. 

The earliest paintings were created on the walls of caves, proving even our ancient ancestors knew that striking artwork is meant to be on display. Cave paintings on an Indonesian island are reportedly older than the earliest cave art in Spain and France, and the figurative paintings back then were produced with inorganic pigments like iron oxide. Later, the people of Ancient Greece — who learned about art from the Egyptians before them — conceived panel paintings of wax and tempera that were collected and publicly displayed. In the centuries that followed, artists would be commissioned to create large-scale wall murals and frescoed ceilings in sprawling European palaces and in the homes of the aristocracy.

Today, 1stDibs makes it easy for you to celebrate this rich history in your own home. Our collection of paintings includes Art Deco paintings, baroque art and a broad range of other categories. Search by material, period or other attributes to find the right fit — browse an array of 19th century landscape paintings in giltwood frames or abstract oil paintings and portraits made during the 1950s and ‘60s.

An understated contemporary work can complement your space’s color palette without drawing the focus away from the other pivotal design choices you’ve made over the years. Roy Lichtenstein’s Pop art, on the other hand, demands attention with its array of vibrant hues and subjects inspired by popular culture. 

Whether you aim to create a gallery in your home or build a single, stunning focal point, you can find what you’re looking for in an extensive inventory of paintings on 1stDibs.