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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

Materials

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.
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

Materials

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.
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

Materials

Wood, Paint

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.
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

Materials

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

Materials

Mahogany

Dust Bowl, monotype, black and white, wpa style
By Tom Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Dramatic imagery from FILM NOIR series of black and white monotypes, blending surrealistic mindscapes with stark realism About Tom Bennett: With quick brushstrokes, Tom Bennett crea...
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2010s American Realist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Archival Paper, Monotype

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...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Paintings

Materials

Canvas

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

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

Materials

Canvas

20th Century Oil WPA Style Oil Painting Urban Landscape c.1950
Located in San Francisco, CA
20th Century Oil WPA Style Oil Painting Oil on board. Approximately 20" wide x 16" high. The frame is approximately 24" wide x 20" high. Signed in the lower right corner. Good v...
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Mid-20th Century American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil, Board

Adam & Eve in Twickenham: WPA Style Figurative Painting by Mark Beard
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
WPA style figurative painting of a "Adam & Eve" in pink dress and blue shirt with suspenders, and red snake "Adam and Eve in Twickenham", painted by Mark Beard aka 'Edith Thayer Crom...
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2010s Modern Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Asian Workers in the Market WPA Style Social Realist Oil Painting
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Signed with a K. It is not dated but we estimate it to the 1950's. It appears to be Asian but it might be Latin American or Mexican. Market scene.
Category

1950s Naturalistic Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

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

Materials

Wood, Paper

"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

Materials

Paint

"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

Materials

Paint

Man in Suit (WPA Style Figurative Painting by Mark Beard as Edith Cromwell)
By Mark Beard
Located in Hudson, NY
WPA style figurative painting of a man with suit and tie "Man in Suit," painted by Mark Beard aka 'Edith Thayer Cromwell' Oil on canvas, 39.5 x 30.5 inches, 54 x 32 inches in white ...
Category

2010s Modern Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Canvas

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.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Folk Art Signs

Materials

Wood

Modernist Oil Painting Social Realist Kids and Cat in Red Wagon WPA Style
By Paul Zimmerman
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Oil on artist's board, 20th century, signed Paul Zimmerman Reminiscent of the Mid Century Social Realist and WPA works of Ben Shahn this captures a group of tenement children of mixe...
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Mid-20th Century American Realist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Board

41st & 10th: Abstract WPA Style Cityscape, New York City Rooftops & Water Tower
Located in Hudson, NY
Cityscape painting on muslin of iconic New York City water towers against an abstract maroon, silver, and blue rooftop skyline "41st & 10th" by Hudson, NY based artist, Ricardo Muler...
Category

2010s Modern Landscape Paintings

Materials

Gesso, Wood Panel, Oil

WPA Style Bar Scene Oil Painting on Panel, Signed and Dated 1935
Located in San Francisco, CA
WPA style oil painting on panel of three guys enjoying a drink outside of a restaurant. Matted and having a painted frame. Indistincly signed, and dated 1935.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Paintings

Materials

Wood, Paper

WPA Style American School Painting
Located in San Francisco, CA
A very large painting of an American farm scene in its original frame.
Category

Vintage 1930s American Paintings

Materials

Canvas

Quirky WPA Style Still Life Painting
Located in San Francisco, CA
Great bold colors on this interesting painting. Signed and dated 1937. The painting is unframed.
Category

Vintage 1930s American Paintings

Materials

Canvas

Machine Age WPA Style Period German Bronze
Located in Petaluma, CA
We have been selling bronzes for over 35 years and have never seen anything quite like this. This amazing little fellow, with his cap, is the height of the WPA style sculpture, alth...
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Vintage 1930s German Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

  • Machine Age WPA Style Period German Bronze
  • Machine Age WPA Style Period German Bronze
  • Machine Age WPA Style Period German Bronze
  • Machine Age WPA Style Period German Bronze
H 6 in. W 4.25 in. D 1.5 in.
WPA-Style Expressionist Sailor by Byron Randall, 1943
By Byron Randall
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1943 gouache on paper painting is by noted Expressionist West Coast artist Byron Randall (1918–1999). His work is held in the permanent collections of the Phillips Collection, t...
Category

1940s Expressionist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Gouache

1930's Wpa style cast stone bust of a man
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A 1930's era cast stone bust of a man in the stylized maner of thw WPA era. It has cast lines but may have been hand finished. I'm not quite sure what manner of stone was used. It is...
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Vintage 1930s American Folk Art Sculptures

Materials

Stone

  • 1930's Wpa style cast stone bust of a man
  • 1930's Wpa style cast stone bust of a man
  • 1930's Wpa style cast stone bust of a man
  • 1930's Wpa style cast stone bust of a man
H 12.25 in. W 8.5 in. D 7 in.
WPA Style Terracotta Sculpture of Working Men with Sledgehammers
Located in Rochester, NY
An industrial WPA style hand built terracotta earthenware sculpture of two large standing muscular working men leaning on sledgehammers, depicting a great feeling of camaraderie. The...
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Earthenware, Terracotta

Large WPA Style Painting Of Hobos At California Train Station
Located in Chicago, IL
Very much in the style of WPA era artwork, this large painting on canvas depicts two vagabonds at what is most likely a California train station, based upon the topography in the bac...
Category

Vintage 1940s American Paintings

Materials

Canvas

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

Vintage 1930s American Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

East River Panorama I (WPA Style Horizontal Cityscape Painting of Brooklyn, NY)
By Robert Goldstrom
Located in Hudson, NY
Oil on linen 36 x 72 inches unframed, 39 x 75 inches in black frame This painting is being offered by Carrie Haddad Gallery, located in Hudson, NY This work is a large horizontal c...
Category

2010s American Modern Landscape Paintings

Materials

Linen, Oil

Signed WPA Style Oil On Canvas Painting Of Boats In A Habor
By Bolus
Located in Chicago, IL
Colorful impressionistic oil on canvass painting of boats in a harbor. Greens, blues and reds comprise the majority of the color pallet. Nicely framed and signed Bolus.
Category

Vintage 1940s American Paintings

Materials

Wood, Canvas

WPA Era Mural Style Painting of Men Working, American, 1930s
Located in San Francisco, CA
Iconic WPA era muralistic style painting of men working. Signed and dated 1937 on front. Oil on artist board in original giltwood frame. Having an exhibition label with the number 1...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Paintings

Materials

Other

The Share Cropper, American WPA Style Oil Painting
Located in Rochester, NY
Portrait of African American woman. American WPA Style Painting. Oil on board. Unsigned, Mid 20th century.
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Paintings

NYC Street Scene Vintage 1950s Lithograph WPA Style
By Benjamin Eisenstat
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Ben Eisenstat, born in Philadelphia, Painter, illustrator, cartoonist. Studied: Graphic Sketch Club; Fleisher Art Mem; PAFA; Albert Barnes Foundation. Exhibited: PAFA, 1935-38; PAFA ...
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1950s American Realist Landscape Prints

Materials

Lithograph

"Behind the Circus" WPA Style Painting by Carl Schmuelling
By Carl Schmuelling
Located in Rochester, NY
"Behind the Circus" WPA style painting by Carl Schmuelling. Dated 1933. Schmuelling, (American 1906-2009) a Cincinnati native and architect, was born in 1906. He graduated from t...
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Early 20th Century American Paintings

Materials

Watercolor

"Lunch Hour," Important WPA-Style Painting by Stull, 1944
By John Deforest Stull
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Brilliantly evoking an era when laborers at work (or in this case, at ease) were the focus of so many painters and sculptors, "Lunch Hour" was painted by John De Forest Stull in 1944...
Category

Vintage 1940s American Paintings

Materials

Canvas

Set of Three WPA Style Circus Drawings by Austin Hogan
By Austin S. Hogan
Located in Rochester, NY
The artist has created works that truly capture the the beauty and the grit of the carnival world. Done in graphite on brown paper. In the original period frames. Austin S. Hogan is...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Decorative Art

Man Sawing Wood (WPA style Painted Lumberyard Scene in Vintage Frame)
By Arthur Hammer
Located in Hudson, NY
oil on panel, 14 x 15.5 inches antique wood frame is 23 x 24 x 1 inches The artist had a personal interest in the painting styles that emerged during the Federally funded Art Pro...
Category

2010s American Modern Paintings

Materials

Oil, Panel

WPA Dockers Etching, C. 1930
By Louis Szanto
Located in Houston, TX
Dynamic etching of dock workers in Holland by Hungarian-born WPA artist Louis Szanto (1889-1965). Circa 1930, 210/250. Signed in pencil lower right. Original vintage work of art on...
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1930s Other Art Style Figurative Prints

Materials

Paper, Ink, Etching

Artist Working At His Easel in WPA Style Michael Tanzer New York 1961-67
By Michael Tanzer
Located in Soquel, CA
Wonderful WPA style figurative of an artist (potentially a self-portrait) at easel by Michael Tanzer (American, 1941-2000), circa 1940. Signed lower left. Condition: Very good; canva...
Category

1960s American Realist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

American WPA Era Woodcut Portrait
By Minnie Lois Murphy
Located in Houston, TX
Eye-catching female portrait woodcut by WPA-era American artist Minnie Lois Murphy (1901-1962) dated 1929. Signed lower right in pencil and initialed in plate lower left. Origina...
Category

1920s Other Art Style Portrait Prints

Materials

Woodcut, Paper

Antique American Modernist Surreal Old Master Style WPA Era Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage American modernist painting by Joep Nicolas (1897 - 1972). Oil on board, circa 1949. Signed. Displayed in a period frame.
Category

1940s Modern Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

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