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WPA Styled Industrial Steel Mill Painting
By WPA
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A very well executed industrial steel mill painting with great light and shadowing depicting the pouring of molten metal with background details of the mill. This artwork shows the h...
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Paintings

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Canvas

  • WPA Styled Industrial Steel Mill Painting
  • WPA Styled Industrial Steel Mill Painting
  • WPA Styled Industrial Steel Mill Painting
  • WPA Styled Industrial Steel Mill Painting
H 27 in. W 22.75 in. D 1.5 in.
W.P.A. Style Painting, Science, Politics Industry 1940s-1950s, Oil on Board
By WPA
Located in Buffalo, NY
Amazing W.P.A. style painting, trip-tic depicting science, politics industry, worker's, 1940s-1950s. Oil on board, measuring: 52" x 32". Attention to details. Unfortunately not signe...
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Vintage 1940s American Folk Art Paintings

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Wood, Paint

WPA Original Watercolor Painting, New York City, 1934 by WPA Artist Sewall
By Edward Sewall
Located in Palm Springs, CA
The tiny detail on this special pairing is unbelievable. By WPA Portland Oregon artist, Ed Sewall. Titled "New York City "L" Exit" Dated November 1934. In original frame with Oregon ...
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Vintage 1930s American Other Paintings

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Paper

Vintage WPA Style Oil Painting
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Incredibly charming WPA style oil painting on board. New frame. Unknown artist and origin. The board shows some warping but is stabile and in great condition otherwise.
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20th Century English Paintings

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Paint

  • Vintage WPA Style Oil Painting
  • Vintage WPA Style Oil Painting
  • Vintage WPA Style Oil Painting
  • Vintage WPA Style Oil Painting
H 34 in. W 48.5 in. D 2 in.
WPA Styled Painting by John Imhoff
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A painting in the style of the works of WPA artists depicting a person painting shutters done in polymer on masonite with a patinated wood frame from the period. On the verso there i...
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Mid-20th Century American Primitive Paintings

  • WPA Styled Painting by John Imhoff
  • WPA Styled Painting by John Imhoff
  • WPA Styled Painting by John Imhoff
  • WPA Styled Painting by John Imhoff
H 21 in. W 43 in. D 1 in.
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

  • Art Deco WPA Style Figural Painting
  • Art Deco WPA Style Figural Painting
  • Art Deco WPA Style Figural Painting
  • Art Deco WPA Style Figural Painting
H 23 in. W 22.88 in. D 1 in.
WPA Street Scene Painting American School
Located in Wiscasset, ME
WPA street scene painting American school. Unsigned, could be NYC.
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Vintage 1960s American Folk Art Paintings

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

WPA Industrial Aluminum Artisan 5 Piece Desk Set
Located in Brooklyn, NY
WPA, bespoke, artisan-made, hand tooled, riveted aluminum, desk set with copper hammered pulls, circa 1930’s includes 5 pieces; desk, bench, deskblotter, folder organizer and stamp. ...
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Early 20th Century American Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

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Aluminum, Copper

Signed WPA Style Harborscape Oil On Canvas
By Bolus
Located in Chicago, IL
Colorful impressionistic oil on canvas painting of fishing boats in a harbor. Greens, blues and reds comprise the majority of the color pallet. Nicely framed and signed Bolus. 33" x ...
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Vintage 1940s American Paintings

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Canvas, Wood

  • Signed WPA Style Harborscape Oil On Canvas
  • Signed WPA Style Harborscape Oil On Canvas
  • Signed WPA Style Harborscape Oil On Canvas
  • Signed WPA Style Harborscape Oil On Canvas
H 40 in. W 53.5 in. D 2.5 in.
"Family," Remarkable WPA-style Sculpture, Mahogany, 1956
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vibrant with compressed energy, this remarkable hand-carved sculpture depicting mother, father and child fiercely protecting each other, follows in the WPA tradition which celebrated...
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Vintage 1950s American Sculptures

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Mahogany

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.
WPA Painter, John Law Walker, Oil on Canvas
By John Law Walker
Located in Tucson, AZ
John Law Walker vibrant oil on canvas signed lower left. Abstract figural and whimsical painting by this artist Born in Glasgow, Scotland on Sept. 19, 1899, Walker was active in Los...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Paint

  • WPA Painter, John Law Walker, Oil on Canvas
  • WPA Painter, John Law Walker, Oil on Canvas
  • WPA Painter, John Law Walker, Oil on Canvas
  • WPA Painter, John Law Walker, Oil on Canvas
H 28.75 in. W 24.75 in. D 2 in.
Herman Roderick Volz "The Argument" WPA & Modern Expressionist Artist
By Herman Roderick Volz 1
Located in Fulton, CA
A WPA style lithograph titled "The Argument" by Herman Roderick Vols (1904-1990). Pencil signed and numbered 23 of 25. Folio measures 19" H 12.5" W. Image measures 15.25" H 11.25" W....
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Vintage 1940s American Prints

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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

WPA Style Portrait Painting of a Gentleman, American, 1930s-1940s
Located in San Francisco, CA
Portrait painting of Walter Levin, oil on canvas, unframed. Signed Haughton College Bickerton in upper right corner, and having the original gallery label on the back. California Bay...
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Mid-20th Century American Paintings

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Canvas

"Dockside with Seagull," Important Painting by WPA Artist Stull
By John Deforest Stull
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Brilliantly painted in rich hues of cerulean, purple, deep pink and burnt siena, this abstracted view of a dockside scene was painted by John De Forest Stull. The artist shows many ...
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Vintage 1940s American Paintings

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Canvas

"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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Paint

"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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Paint

"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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Paint

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

"Family w/ Rocking Horse," Ptg. by WPA Artist De Forest Stull
By John Deforest Stull
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Dated 1945, just before the end of World War II, this important and powerful painting by John De Forest Stull shows an embracing mother and father standing behind their chubby child ...
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Vintage 1940s American Paintings

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Canvas

"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

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

"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

"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

"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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Paint

Fine, WPA-style Oil Painting, 1935, by Dorothy Van Loan
By Dorothy Van Loan
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Executed in gorgeous shades of coral, dove gray and olive, this scene of two nude women perched on folding chairs was painted by Dorothy Van Loan, a celebrated modernist who won many...
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Vintage 1930s American Paintings

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Canvas

"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

"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

"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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Paint

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

"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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Paint

"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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Paint

"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

"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

"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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Paint

"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

"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

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

Artist George Samerjan WPA Style Watercolor "Roller at Van Nuys Blvd" 1941
By George Samerjan
Located in St. Louis, MO
Artist George Samerjan's (1915-2005) WPA style watercolor titled "Roller at Van Nuys" 1941, in its original artist selected and hand painted frame, but re-framed with acid free backi...
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Vintage 1940s American Expressionist Paintings

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Wood, Paper

"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

"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

"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

"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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Paint

"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

"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

"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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Paint

Eduard Buk Ulreich WPA Artist Proposed Mural, 1940s, Freedom of the Seas
By Eduard Buk Ulreich
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Eduard Buk Ulreich (1899-1966) mix-media on panel, 1940s Design for a Mural. Titled: Freedom of the Seas. Measures: 12.75" H x 35.25" W In excellent condition. The inscription ...
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Mid-20th Century American Paintings

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Paint

"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

"Taming Wild Horses," WPA-Style, Early Social Realist Work by Paul Zimmerman
By Paul Zimmerman
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Full of energy and high contrasts a superb example of WPA-period painting -- this scene of two young men attempting to rein in rearing horses is an important early work by Paul Zimme...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Paint

"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

"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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Paint

Caution School Zone WPA Style Wood Sign Red White and Blue Hand Painted
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Chunky red, white and blue hand painted school safety zone sign. Super graphic and bold. Nice thick construction.
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Vintage 1950s American Folk Art Signs

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Wood

"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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Paint

"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

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