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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

'Pink Tulips in a Copper Kettle' Mid-century Danish Impressionist Oil Still Life
By Gunnar Bundgaard
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed lower left 'G. Bundgaard' for Gunnar Bundgaard (Danish, 1920-2005) and painted circa 1950. An elegant and painterly still-life showing pink tulips gracefully arranged in an a...
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1950s Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

"Abstract" Jackson Pollock Style Mid Century Modern Oil Painting on Wood Framed
By Purvis Young
Located in New York, NY
A strong Mid Century piece composed in the 1960's by Purvis Young. Comes displayed in the original Mid Centruy modern wood frame with hanging wire on verso. A stunning piece done in ...
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1960s Abstract Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Wood

"5th Avenue in Winter" Impressionist NYC Winter Street Scene Oil on Canvas
By Johann Berthelsen, 1883-1972
Located in New York, NY
A truly stunning jewel and pertinent example of Berthelsen's charming New York City winter scenes. depicting "5th Avenue in Winter" The artist was truly a master of capturing the mag...
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Mid-20th Century American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Madison Square on 5th Avenue and 23rd Street" Impressionist Winter Street Scene
By Johann Berthelsen, 1883-1972
Located in New York, NY
A truly stunning jewel and pertinent example of Berthelsen's charming New York City winter scenes. depicting "Madison Square on 5th Avenue and 23rd Street." The artist was truly a ma...
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Mid-20th Century American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil, Board

"Seated Nude" Nude Portrait of a Woman Oil on Board Painting by American Artist
By Louis Bouché
Located in New York, NY
This is a wonderful example of Louis Bouché's charming Nude portraits. The artist was truly a master of capturing the energy of the times, and character of his subjects effortlessly....
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Mid-20th Century American Impressionist Nude Paintings

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Oil, Board

Lady in 1950's Brown Over Coat Parisian Fashion Illustration Sketch
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Very stylish, unique and original 1950's fashion design, no doubt of Parisian origin. The painting, executed in gouache and pencil, is stamped verso by its designer Claude Monnat. ...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Portrait Paintings

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Gouache

Lady in Elegant 1950's Red Coat Parisian Fashion Illustration Sketch
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Very stylish, unique and original 1950's fashion design, no doubt of Parisian origin. The painting, executed in gouache and pencil, is stamped verso by its designer Claude Monnat. ...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Portrait Paintings

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Gouache

Lady in Elegant 1950's Winter Coat Parisian Fashion Illustration Sketch
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Very stylish, unique and original 1950's fashion design, no doubt of Parisian origin. The painting, executed in gouache and pencil, is stamped verso by its designer Claude Monnat. ...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Portrait Paintings

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Gouache

Lady in 1950's Dark Green Coat Parisian Fashion Illustration Sketch
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Very stylish, unique and original 1950's fashion design, no doubt of Parisian origin. The painting, executed in gouache and pencil, is stamped verso by its designer Claude Monnat. ...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Portrait Paintings

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Gouache

Lady in Teal Two Piece 1950's Parisian Fashion Illustration Sketch
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Very stylish, unique and original 1950's fashion design, no doubt of Parisian origin. The painting, executed in gouache and pencil, is stamped verso by its designer Claude Monnat. ...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Portrait Paintings

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Gouache

Lady in 1950's Elegant Coat Parisian Fashion Illustration Sketch
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Very stylish, unique and original 1950's fashion design, no doubt of Parisian origin. The painting, executed in gouache and pencil, is stamped verso by its designer Claude Monnat. ...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Portrait Paintings

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Gouache

The Fog Rolls in Oregon Coast
By Howard John Little
Located in San Francisco, CA
This artwork titled "The Fog Rolls in Oregon Coast" is an original oil on hardboard panel by American artist Howard John Little 1883-1965 It is signed at the lower right corner by th...
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Mid-20th Century American Impressionist Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Small Village Along the River - Original signed charcoals drawing
By Gaston Coppens
Located in Paris, FR
Gaston COPPENS (1909 - 2002) Small Village Along the River Original charcoal drawing Signed in the bottom right On drawing paper 52 x 43 cm (c 21 x 17 inch) Excellent condition G...
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Mid-20th Century Post-Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal

Savage Sea Coast near Saint Tropez - Original charcoals drawing
By Gaston Coppens
Located in Paris, FR
Gaston COPPENS (1909 - 2002) Savage Sea Coast near Saint Tropez Original charcoal drawing Bearing the stamp of the artist on the back On drawing paper 65 x 50 cm (c 26 x 20 inch) E...
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Mid-20th Century Post-Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal

First Hours of the Day in the Woods - Original charcoals drawing
By Gaston Coppens
Located in Paris, FR
Gaston COPPENS (1909 - 2002) First Hours of the Day in the Woods Original charcoal drawing Stamp of the artist on the back On drawing paper 52 x 43 cm (c 21 x 17 inch) Excellent co...
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Mid-20th Century Post-Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal

The Old Farm - Original charcoals drawing, Signed
By Gaston Coppens
Located in Paris, FR
Gaston COPPENS (1909 - 2002) The Old Farm Original charcoal drawing Signed in the bottom left On drawing paper 52 x 43 cm (c 21 x 17 inch) Excellent condition Gaston Coppens studi...
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Mid-20th Century Post-Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal

Paris : Moulin Rouge of Montmartre - Original watercolor
By Gaston Coppens
Located in Paris, FR
Gaston COPPENS (1909 - 2002) Paris : Moulin Rouge of Montmartre Original watercolor and tempera Bearing the artist stamp on the back On drawing paper 42 x 53 cm (c. 17 x 21 inch) E...
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Mid-20th Century Post-Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Tempera, Watercolor

Tribute to Photography - Original watercolor
By Gaston Coppens
Located in Paris, FR
Gaston COPPENS (1909 - 2002) Tribute to Photography Original watercolor and tempera Bearing the artist stamp on the back On vellum (oval cut) 45 x 62 cm (c. 18 x 25 inch) Excellent...
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Mid-20th Century Post-Impressionist Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Tempera, Watercolor

Venice Canal, Impressionist Oil Painting
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Venice, Landscape Impressionist Oil Painting British School, Mid 20th Century Oil painting on canvas, framed Framed size: 25 x 22.5 inches Beautiful portrayal of the streets, and c...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil

MID 20TH CENTURY FRENCH POST-IMPRESSIONIST OIL - SLEEPY SOUTH OF FRANCE HARBOUR
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: French School, mid 20th century, indistinctly inscribed verso. Title: The Old Fishing Harbour Medium: oil painting on board, framed Size: painting: 11.25 x 15 inc...
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Mid-20th Century Post-Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil

20th Century English Impressionist Oil Painting Norfolk Church & Estuary Scene
By English Impressionist
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist: English impressionist painter Title: The Norfolk Landscape Medium: oil painting on board, unframed Size: painting: 12 x 14 inches Provenance: private collection, England ...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil

20th C English Impressionist Oil Windmill in Blue Sky Landscape
By English Impressionist
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist: English Impressionist Title: Windmill under Blue Skies Medium: oil painting on board, unframed Size: painting: 12 x 14 inches Provenance: private collection, England Con...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Sisters, American Impressionist Mid Century Oil Painting
By Donald Roy Purdy
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Donald Roy Purdy is an American painter whose work evolved through a range of styles and subjects over the course of his long career. Born in 1924, the self-taught artist seldom us...
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Mid-20th Century American Impressionist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Board

Mid century Post Impressionist Floral Oil Painting
By Samuel Heller
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Flowers in a vase. Samuel S. Heller was active in New York, Pennsylvania and England. Samuel Heller is known for expressionist figure, portrait, still life and landscape painting. H...
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Mid-20th Century Post-Impressionist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Board

Mid 20th Century British Impressionist Oil Painting
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Superbly colorful mid-20th century British Impressionist oil painting on canvas, depicting this reclining nude lady. Painted with thick oil and wide, vibrant brushwork and a beautifu...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Nude Paintings

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Oil

Rustic Country Road Mid Century Impressionist Landscape, Original Oil Painting
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Rustic Country Road, Impressionist Landscape, Original Oil Painting British School mid 20th Century Oil painting on canvas, unframed Canvas size: 18 x 22 inches Beautiful scene of a...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Mediterranean Town, Mid 20th Century Impressionist Original Oil Painting
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Mediterranean Town, Impressionist Original Oil Painting By French schooled artist, mid 20th Century Oil painting on board, framed Framed size: 20 x 17 inches Lovely impressionist oi...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil

20th Century English Oil Painting - Rural Church in Harvest Field Landscape
By English Impressionist
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist: English Impressionist Title: The Parish Church Medium: oil painting on board, unframed Size: painting: 12 x 14 inches Provenance: private collection, England Condition: ...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Mid Century Impressionist Chrysanthemums
Located in Soquel, CA
Wonderful modernist midcentury painting of yellow, bronze and bi-color Chrysanthemums by California artist Jean Crist Rowell (American, 1933-2016), 1960. Signed and dated lower righ...
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1960s American Impressionist Still-life Paintings

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Masonite, Oil

Mid 20th Century Impressionist Painting Ostend Belgium, Fish Market
By Leonard Machin Rowe
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Ostend: Belgium. Fish Market by Leonard Machin Rowe (1880-1968) signed lower right and again lower left watercolour painting on artist's paper, unframed Image: 9.75 x 13.75 inches, ...
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1950s Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Watercolor

Mid Century Impressionist Autumnal Landscape
By A. Verbitski
Located in Soquel, CA
Bold autumnal landscape by A. Verbitski (translated) ( Russian, 20th Century). Signed in the lower left corner. No frame. Image size: 18.5"H x 26.50"W. Verbitski traveled the ruins...
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1950s Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Linen, Oil

Mid 20th Century British Impressionist View of a Church - Oil Painting
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
The local country church. English School, c.1960's . Signed by the artist in the lower right corner. Large sized framed oil painting, measuring in frame W25 x H21 inches. Enjoyable...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Mid Century Rocky Stream Impressionist Landscape
By James Russell Ford
Located in Soquel, CA
Beautiful mid-century painting of large boulders in a rushing stream by listed California artist James Russell Ford (American, 1888-1963). Signed lower right: "J.R. Ford." Unframed. ...
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1940s American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Fiberboard, Canvas

Young Lady, French Impressionist Portrait, Oil Painting, Signed Mid Century
By Claude Benard
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Young Lady, Impressionist Portrait, Oil Painting, Signed By French artist Claude Benard, (1926 - 2016) Signed by the artist on right hand corner Oil painting on board, unframed Board...
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1940s Impressionist Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Notre Dame Paris Signed French Impressionist Mid 20th Century Oil Painting
By Maurice Falliès
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"Notre Dame" Maurice Fallies (French, 1883 - 1965) signed lower front corner and verso oil painting on board, framed framed: 10.75 x 14 inches Lovely original oil by the well liste...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Camille Meriot Mid 20th Century Pastel French Impressionist painting Rural Field
By Camille Meriot
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"Rural Field" by Camille Meriot (French 1887-1975) pastel on unframed paper paper: 6.75 x 9.5 inches Fine original French Impressionist painting by the well listed and popular Fren...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Pastel

Mid 20th Century French Impressionist Oil Painting on Canvas River Landscape
By Fernand Audet
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
The River Landscape by Fernand Audet (French, Tarascon 1923 - Mulhouse 2016) signed lower right oil painting on canvas, unframed, on stretcher frame size: 6.25 x 8.5 inches Audet v...
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Mid-20th Century Post-Impressionist Abstract Paintings

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Oil

Provencal Maison - Large Mid 20th-Century French Post-Impressionist Oil Painting
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Large original oil painting on canvas depicting this Provencal house in a landscape. French in authorship, the painting dates to the mid 20th century and is initialled by the artist ...
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Mid-20th Century Post-Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

French Neo-Impressionist Pointillist Figures Mid 20th Century Painting
By Louis Bellon
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Pointillist Figures in White and Pink by Louis Bellon (French 1908-1998) gouache painting on paper, unframed measurements: 17.5 x 12.5 inches provenance: private collection of the a...
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Mid-20th Century Pointillist Portrait Paintings

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Gouache

French Neo-Impressionist Pointillist Abstract Mid 20th Century Painting
By Louis Bellon
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Pointillist Abstract Design by Louis Bellon (French 1908-1998) initialled lower right gouache painting on paper, unframed measurements: 8.75 x 6 inches (overall the sheet measures 11...
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Mid-20th Century Pointillist Abstract Paintings

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Watercolor, Gouache

Polish Woman - Impressionist Mid 20th Century Oil Painting by Helena Krajewska
By Helena Malarewicz-Krajewska
Located in GB
Helena Malarewicz-Krajewska (born 14 July 1910 in Biecz , died May 7, 1998 in Warsaw) is a Polish painter, active advocate of socialist realism. Studied between 1928 and 1929 at the...
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1950s Impressionist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Board

French Neo-Impressionist Pointillist Red Dress Mid 20th Century Painting
By Louis Bellon
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Pointillist Female in Red Dress and Sheer Wrap by Louis Bellon (French 1908-1998) signed twice lower right gouache painting on paper, unframed measurements: 16.5 x 10.75 inches prov...
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Mid-20th Century Pointillist Portrait Paintings

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Watercolor, Gouache

French Neo-Impressionist Pointillist Reclining Nude Mid 20th Century Painting
By Louis Bellon
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Pointillist Female Reclining Nude by Louis Bellon (French 1908-1998) signed lower right gouache painting on paper, unframed measurements: 11 x 7.5 inches provenance: private collect...
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Mid-20th Century Pointillist Nude Paintings

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Gouache, Watercolor

French Neo-Impressionist Pointillist Abstract Mid 20th Century Small Painting
By Louis Bellon
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Pointillist Abstract Design by Louis Bellon (French 1908-1998) initialled lower right in the image and again in the margin gouache painting on paper, unframed unfinished sketch on th...
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Mid-20th Century Pointillist Abstract Paintings

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Watercolor, Gouache

Cityscape, Impressionist Oil Painting
By Arnoldus Oldenhave
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Arnoldus Oldenhave (1905-1997) Arnoldus Oldenhave, painter and watercolorist, lived and worked in Hengelo, Haaksbergen and Amsterdam. Working mainly in oil he is most famous for str...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

French Neo-Impressionist Pointillist Abstract Mid 20th Century Signed Painting
By Louis Bellon
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Pointillist Large Abstract Design by Louis Bellon (French 1908-1998) signed lower left in the image gouache painting on paper, unframed measurements: 16.5 x 10 inches (overall the sh...
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Mid-20th Century Pointillist Abstract Paintings

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Watercolor, Gouache

Bridge Scene, French Impressionist painting
By Camille Meriot
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"Bridge Scene" by Camille Meriot (French 1887-1975) watercolour on unframed paper paper: 6.5 x 8.75 inches Fine original French Impressionist painting by the well listed and popular...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Watercolor

SET OF 12 OIL PAINTINGS - Mid 20th century French Impressionist Sky Clouds
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
'Sky Scenes' by Geneviève Zondervan (French 1922-2013) set of 12 oil paintings on canvas stamped and bottom right one dated 78' each canvas: 10.75 x 9 inches Think of the interior ...
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Late 20th Century Post-Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil

French Neo-Impressionist Modernist Dog in a Tent Mid 20th Century Painting
By Louis Bellon
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Neo Impressionist Dog in a Tent by Louis Bellon (French 1908-1998) signed lower left gouache painting on paper, unframed measurements: 11.75 x 16.5 inches provenance: private collec...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Animal Paintings

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Gouache

Farm Fields, French Impressionist painting
By Camille Meriot
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"Farm Fields" by Camille Meriot (French 1887-1975) watercolour on unframed paper paper: 6 x 9.25 inches Fine original French Impressionist painting by the well listed and popular Fr...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Watercolor

Farm Buildings, French Impressionist painting
By Camille Meriot
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"Tree" by Camille Meriot (French 1887-1975) watercolour on unframed paper paper: 7.5 x 9.25 inches Fine original French Impressionist painting by the well listed and popular French ...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Watercolor

French Neo-Impressionist Still Life Pointillist Mid 20th Century Painting
By Louis Bellon
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Neo Impressionist Still Life by Louis Bellon (French 1908-1998) signed lower right gouache painting on paper, unframed measurements: 10 x 12.75 inches provenance: private collection...
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Mid-20th Century Pointillist Still-life Paintings

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Gouache

English Parish Church in Summer Landscape Rural Fields, 20th C English Oil
By English Impressionist
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist: English artist Title: Summer Fields Medium: oil painting on board, unframed Size: painting: 12 x 14 inches Provenance: private collection, England Condition: overall ver...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Mid 20th Century French Impressionist Portrait of a Young Girl
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Mid 20th Century French Impressionist Portrait of a Young Girl French School, Mid 20th century Oil painting on canvas, unframed Canvas size: 9.5 x 7.25 inches Beautifully spontaneou...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Portrait Paintings

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Oil

Mid 20th Century Impressionist De Brouckere Brussels Belgium,
By Leonard Machin Rowe
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Brussels: Belgium. De Brouckere Square and the Jules Anspach Obelisk by Leonard Machin Rowe (1880-1968) signed lower left watercolour painting on artist's paper, unframed Sheet: 9.7...
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1950s Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Watercolor

Impressionist Nude, Mid 20th Century British Artist, Original Oil Painting
By Beryl Darton
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Impressionist Nude, Stylised, British Artist, Original Oil Painting By British artist, Beryl Darton, Mid 20th Century Oil painting on board, unframed Board size: 24 x 20 inches Fabu...
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1970s Abstract Nude Paintings

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Oil

Mid-Century Barbizon School Impressionist Lakeside Landscape, Oil on Board.
Located in Cotignac, FR
Mid-Century impressionist oil on board by Italian artist J. Torrelli. This painting of a lakeside at dusk, reminiscent of the 'Barbizon School', showcases impressionist painting tec...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Board

Mid Century French/European school, impressionist landscape with trees
Located in Southport, CT
Colorful and well-painted mid-century French landscape. With influences from the Fauve school of painters this piece is very decorative and would brighten up any room. painted circa...
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1950s Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Board

French Village, French Impressionist Oil painting
By Camille Meriot
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"French Village" by Camille Meriot (French 1887-1975) Oil on board paper: 6.75 x 9.25 inches Fine original French Impressionist painting by the well listed and popular French painte...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil

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