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David Barnett Gallery Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

About David Barnett Gallery
The David Barnett Gallery is Wisconsin's premier gallery and has the most diverse range of art available in any Wisconsin gallery, including works of art that represent more than 600 artists. The gallery specializes in European and American masters, regional and nationally recognized artists, and "emerging" Wisconsin artists. Latin American, Asian, and African American artists also adorn the gallery along with Ethnographic art from Africa, Indonesia, and Oceania. The gallery has a national reputation for its extensive collection of Picasso ceramics and Milton Avery oil paintings.
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'Diagonal Matrix' original signed pastel drawing on grocery bag with mathematics
By Reginald K. Gee
Located in Milwaukee, WI
'Diagonal Matrix' is an original pastel drawing from Reginald K. Gee's paper bag series. Unlike the figurative work Gee is best known for, this drawing works with mathematical symbol...
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1990s Neo-Expressionist Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Pastel

'Deep Blue With Pamela' original signed pastel portrait drawing purple and green
By Reginald K. Gee
Located in Milwaukee, WI
'Deep Blue With Pamela' is an original signed pastel portrait. The drawing presents a portrait, presumably of Pamela, who Reggie has rendered in greens and yellows and pinks against ...
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1990s Neo-Expressionist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Pastel, Paper

'Portrait of Goya' original ink drawing signed by Leonard Baskin
By Leonard Baskin
Located in Milwaukee, WI
During the 1960s, American artist Leonard Baskin produced several portraits of lauded artists of the past – and 'Portrait of Goya' is an excellent example from this series. Goya of c...
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1960s Expressionist Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Laid Paper

'Woman Vaping Juul' original color pencil drawing from the 'Hinged' series
Located in Milwaukee, WI
'Woman Vaping Juul' is an original color pencil drawing by Elise Rise, produced as part of her 'Hinged' series. This series presents small-scale drawings and panel paintings of conte...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Color Pencil

'Woman Vaping Juul II' original color pencil drawing from the 'Hinged' series
Located in Milwaukee, WI
'Woman Vaping Juul II' is an original color pencil drawing by Elise Rise, produced as part of her 'Hinged' series. This series presents small-scale drawings and panel paintings of co...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Color Pencil

'Homage to Ruben Blades' giclée print on watercolor paper after 2000 color ink
By David Barnett
Located in Milwaukee, WI
In ‘Homage to Ruben Blades,’ artist David Barnett celebrates the works of Panamanian Salsa musician and actor Rubén Blades. Seen here performing in concert, Blades takes center stage...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Giclée

'Study for Connecticut at Putney' original pastel drawing signed by Wolf Kahn
By Wolf Kahn
Located in Milwaukee, WI
'Study for Connecticut at Putney' is an original pastel drawing by American artist Wolf Kahn. The landscape is an exploration of color and light: it is rendered in cool blues and pur...
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1970s Contemporary Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Pastel

'Star Lake Autumn' signed artist's proof II/XXV giclée print on watercolor paper
By David Barnett
Located in Milwaukee, WI
‘Star Lake Autumn’ is an artist’s proof giclée print on watercolor paper, signed and dated by the artist in the lower right. Taking influence from the Fauves and artists associated w...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Giclée

'Venus & Shooting Stars Over the Mountain' original signed mixed media artwork
By David Barnett
Located in Milwaukee, WI
‘Venus & Shooting Stars Over the Mountain’ is an original mixed media artwork using watercolor and giclée print on canvas, signed by the artist in the lower right center. Alternating...
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2010s Contemporary Mixed Media

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Foam Board, Giclée, Mixed Media, Canvas, Watercolor

'Painted Garden, Inside Out' original signed mixed media artwork
By David Barnett
Located in Milwaukee, WI
'Painted Garden, Inside Out’ is an original mixed media artwork, signed by the artist in the lower right corner. Over a delicate still life of a flower garden, Barnett has bisected t...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Mixed Media

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Watercolor, Giclée

'First Signs of Autumn On Beaver Lake' signed artist's proof giclée print
By David Barnett
Located in Milwaukee, WI
‘First Signs of Autumn On Beaver Lake,’ is an artist’s proof giclée print on watercolor paper, signed by the artist in the lower right corner. Depicting the scenic environs outside h...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Giclée

'Homage to Schomer Lichtner: The Merrymakers' original signed mixed media
By David Barnett
Located in Milwaukee, WI
David Barnett's "Homage to Schomer Lichtner: The Merrymakers" is an original mixed media artwork, signed by the artist in the lower left. The artwork itself becomes a collaboration b...
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2010s Contemporary Animal Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Archival Ink, Mixed Media, Watercolor, Giclée

"The Last of the Bonobos," Watercolor on Paper Monkey Portrait by Julia Taylor
By Julia Taylor
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"The Last of the Bonobos" is an original watercolor by Julia Taylor. The wise bonobos sits looking at the ground. The background has blue and red splatter lines. Image: 22 x 15 in ...
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2010s Contemporary Animal Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

'Orange/Black abstract' original signed pastel drawing, blue and salmon 1980s
By Valerie Christell
Located in Milwaukee, WI
Valerie Christell's large pastel drawings from the early 1980s take the landscape and make it abstract. In them, she tries to emulate the experience of seeing the land while driving ...
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1980s Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Pastel, Paper

'Self Portrait' original pastel and graphite drawing signed by Sandra Sweeney
By Sandra Sweeney
Located in Milwaukee, WI
Following in line with artists before her, like Rembrandt and van Gogh, Sandra Sweeny here presents a self portrait. The image is direct but subtle in its handling of materials, but ...
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1970s Contemporary Nude Drawings and Watercolors

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Pastel, Graphite, Paper

'Fruit Still Life' original watercolor and gouache on board, signed Yolanda
Located in Milwaukee, WI
Though signed "Yolanda," the artist of this gouache and watercolor painting is unknown. The still life, contained and symmetrical, is dominated by the form of a pear. On either side,...
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Early 20th Century American Modern Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Gouache, Board

'Woman By The River' original color pencil drawing signed by Angelika Thusius
By Angelika Thusius
Located in Milwaukee, WI
In this small, intimate drawing, Angelika Thusius presents an image of a woman kneeling on the ground before a river. Foliage bursts all around her, framing her in the oasis. In the ...
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1980s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Color Pencil

'Boston Tea Party Celebration III' original watercolor signed by David Barnett
By David Barnett
Located in Milwaukee, WI
Artworks in David Barnett's 'Boston Tea Party' series present a playful vision of one of the foundational narratives of the United States. In the image, colorful teabags outlined in ...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Acrylic, Watercolor, Paper, Ink, Mixed Media

'Boston Tea Party Celebration II' original watercolor signed by David Barnett
By David Barnett
Located in Milwaukee, WI
Artworks in David Barnett's 'Boston Tea Party' series present a playful vision of one of the foundational narratives of the United States. In the image, colorful teabags outlined in ...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Ink, Mixed Media, Acrylic, Watercolor

'Boston Tea Party with White Tea Bag' original watercolor by David Barnett
By David Barnett
Located in Milwaukee, WI
Artworks in David Barnett's 'Boston Tea Party' series present a playful vision of one of the foundational narratives of the United States. In the image, colorful teabags outlined in ...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Ink, Acrylic, Mixed Media, Watercolor

'Family Outing' original watercolor signed by Joseph Rozman
By Joseph Rozman
Located in Milwaukee, WI
The present watercolor is an excellent example of Joseph Rosman's early style, presenting contemporary American life though a child-like, abstracted lens. In the image, a man, woman ...
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1960s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

'Girl with Sun, Bicycle and Car' original watercolor signed by Joseph Rozman
By Joseph Rozman
Located in Milwaukee, WI
The present painting is an excellent example of Joseph Rozman's pictographic style. The composition is dominated by abstracted vignettes: A fashionable woman beneath the sun, a car, ...
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Watercolor

'A Summer Landscape,' original watercolor painting signed by Dan Muller
By Dan Muller
Located in Milwaukee, WI
This is a small and intimate example of the watercolor paintings of Dan Muller. The image shows an expressive landscape with a saturated blue sky, red rocks, and green and yellow fol...
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1990s Contemporary Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Graphite, Paper, Watercolor

'Horse and Pony Legs,' original anatomical study in graphite by William Hall
By William Hall 2
Located in Milwaukee, WI
The present drawing, a study of horse anatomy, is an excellent example of the work of William Hall. William Hall was the drawing instructor of Hannah de Rothschild, the Countess of R...
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1860s Realist Animal Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Graphite

'Reclining Nude,' after Degas study for 'Les Maheurs de la Ville d'Orleans'
By Joan Dvorsky
Located in Milwaukee, WI
In this drawing, Milwaukee-based artist Joan Dvorsky presents a drawing after a sketch by Edgar Degas. Degas' original drawing was a study for an 1863 painting entitled 'Les malheurs...
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1990s Impressionist Nude Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Graphite

"Model Resting," signed red conte drawing by Warren Brandt
By Warren Brandt
Located in Milwaukee, WI
The present drawing is a subtle and intimate work by an artist best known for his colorful still lifes and interior scenes. In the image, a young woman rests on the back of a chair. ...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Conté

"Fish" original finger painting signed by Sylvia Spicuzza
By Sylvia Spicuzza
Located in Milwaukee, WI
This is an excellent example of one of Sylvia Spicuzza's rare 'finger paintings': not only is it remarkably large, but it also shows her mastery of the difficult medium - that she is...
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1950s Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paint

"Milkweed Pod II #528" original charcoal drawing by Sylvia Spicuzza
By Sylvia Spicuzza
Located in Milwaukee, WI
In this drawing, Sylvia Spicuzza presents the viewer with a dark, subtle view of a milkweed pod, bursting forth with cotton. Examples like this show the ability of Spicuzza to draw i...
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1920s Naturalistic Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Charcoal

"Pansies" original crayon drawing by Sylvia Spicuzza
By Sylvia Spicuzza
Located in Milwaukee, WI
In this small painting, Sylvia Spicuzza presents the viewer with a simple trillium flower, the white petals framed by blue-green leaves. 4.5 x 8 inches, artwork 13 x 15 inches, fram...
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1950s Modern Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Crayon

"Young Woman in a Landscape" original drawing signed by Sylvia Spicuzza
By Sylvia Spicuzza
Located in Milwaukee, WI
In this intimate drawing, Sylvia Spicuzza presents the viewer with a young woman crouched down in a garden. The image is framed by foliage and fields of color. 3.75 x 5.25 inches, ...
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1950s Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Crayon

"Still Life with Artist's Hand" original watercolor signed by Sylvia Spicuzza
By Sylvia Spicuzza
Located in Milwaukee, WI
This still life is an unusual example of Sylvia Spicuzza's work, as most of her most significant output are geometric and biomorphic abstract images. The objects in the image - a sea...
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1950s Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

"Two Women In Oriental Costume" original drawing signed by Sylvia Spicuzza
By Sylvia Spicuzza
Located in Milwaukee, WI
In this drawing, Sylvia Spicuzza presents the viewer with a bust-length view of two elegant women dressed in East Asian costume. Their faces reflect the ideal of beauty during the 19...
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1950s Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Crayon

"Biomorphic Abstraction" original watercolor painting by Sylvia Spicuzza
By Sylvia Spicuzza
Located in Milwaukee, WI
In the 1960s, Sylvia Spicuzza made several watercolor abstractions with biomorphic qualities like the one presented here. While being a playful abstraction, the watercolor also seeps...
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1960s Modern Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

"Snowman" original finger painting signed by Sylvia Spicuzza
By Sylvia Spicuzza
Located in Milwaukee, WI
This winter scene painting is unusual in the work of Sylvia Spicuzza, but is one of the finger paintings that she produced probably in conjunction with her position as an art educato...
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1950s Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paint

"Boy Sailing" original pastel drawing by Sylvia Spicuzza
By Sylvia Spicuzza
Located in Milwaukee, WI
In this image, Sylvia Spicuzza presents the viewer with a child-like drawing, showing a figure manning a sailboat marked with the number eleven on its sails. The waving lines of the ...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Pastel

"The Dance" original crayon drawing inscribed by Sylvia Spicuzza
By Sylvia Spicuzza
Located in Milwaukee, WI
In this drawing, Sylvia Spicuzza cavalry takes influence from the Fauvist works of Henri Matisse, especially his famous paintings titled "La Dance" that hang in the Hermitage Museum ...
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1950s Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Crayon

"Biomorphic Abstraction II" original watercolor painting by Sylvia Spicuzza
By Sylvia Spicuzza
Located in Milwaukee, WI
In the 1960s, Sylvia Spicuzza made several watercolor abstractions with biomorphic qualities like the one presented here. While being a playful abstraction, the watercolor also seeps...
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1960s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Watercolor

"Five Actresses" original crayon drawing by Sylvia Spicuzza
By Sylvia Spicuzza
Located in Milwaukee, WI
In this drawing, Sylvia Spicuzza presents the viewer with a scene from the theater or opera, showing five women on stage. Three of the women have their backs to the viewer, while one...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Crayon, Graphite

"Biomorphic Abstraction" original watercolor painting by Sylvia Spicuzza
By Sylvia Spicuzza
Located in Milwaukee, WI
In the 1960s, Sylvia Spicuzza made several watercolor abstractions with biomorphic qualities like the one presented here. While being a playful abstraction, the watercolor also seeps...
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1960s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Watercolor

"Biomorphic Flowers" original watercolor painting by Sylvia Spicuzza
By Sylvia Spicuzza
Located in Milwaukee, WI
In the 1960s, Sylvia Spicuzza made several watercolor abstractions with biomorphic qualities like the one presented here. This example takes on the appearance of a flower, while the ...
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1960s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

"Art Deco Landscape" original pastel drawing by Sylvia Spicuzza
By Sylvia Spicuzza
Located in Milwaukee, WI
Examples like this of Sylvia Spicuzza's work offer a chance to see a musical composition, with repeating curvilinear lines and patters dancing across the image like Jazz music though...
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Pastel

"Coral Rocks" original watercolor composition by Sylvia Spicuzza
By Sylvia Spicuzza
Located in Milwaukee, WI
In this small work, we can see Sylvia Spicuzza experimenting with watercolor, trying to achieve a jagged, rock-like texture. The image is dominated by warm ochres and browns. 5.75 x...
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1950s Modern Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Watercolor

"Milkweed Pod I #528" original charcoal drawing by Sylvia Spicuzza
By Sylvia Spicuzza
Located in Milwaukee, WI
In this drawing, Sylvia Spicuzza presents the viewer with a dark, subtle view of two milkweed pods, bursting forth with cotton. Examples like this show the ability of Spicuzza to dra...
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1920s American Impressionist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Charcoal

"Two Women Bathers at the Beach #403" original crayon drawing by Sylvia Spicuzza
By Sylvia Spicuzza
Located in Milwaukee, WI
In this drawing, Sylvia Spicuzza is clearly taking influence from the Fauvist works of Henri Matisse, especially his famous 1904 composition "Luxe, calme et volupté." Like in that pa...
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1950s Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Crayon

"Summertime Fun at Big Cedar Lake" original charcoal drawing by Sylvia Spicuzza
By Sylvia Spicuzza
Located in Milwaukee, WI
In this drawing, Sylvia Spicuzza presents the viewer with a scene of two young women relaxing on a dock in a lake. A dinghy floats beside them as other boats traverse the water. This...
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1950s American Impressionist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal

"Old Cabin Near Big Cedar Lake" original charcoal drawing by Sylvia Spicuzza
By Sylvia Spicuzza
Located in Milwaukee, WI
In this drawing, Sylvia Spicuzza presents the viewer with a lakeside cabin under the shade of a massive tree. This drawing is reminiscent of the work done by her father Francesco, wh...
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1950s American Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Charcoal

"Teacher (The Echo, Milwaukee Normal)" original ink drawing by Sylvia Spicuzza
By Sylvia Spicuzza
Located in Milwaukee, WI
In this drawing, Sylvia Spicuzza presents us with something of a self portrait, showing an instructor at the head of a classroom, her students looking forward intently. Sylvia hersel...
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1940s Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Pencil

"Long Beaked Bird" original signed pastel drawing by Sylvia Spicuzza
By Sylvia Spicuzza
Located in Milwaukee, WI
12 x 18 inches, artwork 20.5 x 26.5 inches, frame Signed upper right Stamped with artist's signature, lower left Born in 1908, Sylvia Spicuzza was the daughter of noted painter Fran...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Animal Drawings and Watercolors

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Pastel

"Woman in Dress & Fancy Hat" original crayon drawing by Sylvia Spicuzza
By Sylvia Spicuzza
Located in Milwaukee, WI
In this drawing, Sylvia Spicuzza takes influence from the Fauvist works of Henri Matisse, especially his famous 1904 composition "Luxe, calme et volupté." This influence is more pron...
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1950s Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Crayon

"Downtown Lakefront" original conte cubist drawing by Sylvia Spicuzza
By Sylvia Spicuzza
Located in Milwaukee, WI
The present work, drawn with black Conté crayon on a calendar sheet, Sylvia Spicuzza presents the viewer with a rhythmic vision of an urban lakefront. The beach scene is dominated by...
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1950s Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Conté

"Ebb and Flow" original pastel drawing by Sylvia Spicuzza
By Sylvia Spicuzza
Located in Milwaukee, WI
In this pastel drawing, Sylvia Spicuzza presents the viewer with a rhythmic view resembling waves and rolling hills. The colors of the repeating patterns and softness of the undulati...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Pastel

"Trampoline-WI State Fair Park" original signed drawing by Sylvia Spicuzza
By Sylvia Spicuzza
Located in Milwaukee, WI
In this drawing, Sylvia Spicuzza presents the viewer with a view of children jumping on a trampoline near the entrance to the grounds of the Wisconsin State Fair. This drawing is rem...
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1950s American Impressionist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Crayon

"City Lights" original pastel drawing by Sylvia Spicuzza
By Sylvia Spicuzza
Located in Milwaukee, WI
Examples like this of Sylvia Spicuzza's work offer a chance to see a musical composition, with repeating curvilinear lines and patters dancing across the image like Jazz music though...
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Pastel

"Still Life with Fruit" original charcoal drawing by Sylvia Spicuzza
By Sylvia Spicuzza
Located in Milwaukee, WI
In this drawing, Sylvia Spicuzza presents the viewer with a dark, subtle view of two apples, still clinging to their leaves. Examples like this show the ability of Spicuzza to draw i...
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1920s American Impressionist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Charcoal

"Landscape with Two Figures" original monotype and drawing by Sylvia Spicuzza
By Sylvia Spicuzza
Located in Milwaukee, WI
In this monotype print, Sylvia Spicuzza presents the viewer with a scene of two young men relaxing within a pastoral landscape. On the back of the print, Spicuzza has left her prepar...
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1950s Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Graphite, Monotype

"Petie (Duck)" conte crayon drawing signed by Sylvia Spicuzza
By Sylvia Spicuzza
Located in Milwaukee, WI
In this drawing, Sylvia Spicuzza presents the viewer with a duck in a watery landscape, rendered in her elegant modernist style. Other forms in the drawing appear to shoot up like le...
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1950s Modern Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Conté

"Art Deco Abstract" original drawing by Sylvia Spicuzza
By Sylvia Spicuzza
Located in Milwaukee, WI
The present work represents the part of Sylvia Spicuzza's oeuvre where she explores purely abstract, non-representational imagery. In the image, the viewer is presented with colorful...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Crayon

"Abstract Figure With Bird" original conte cubist drawing by Sylvia Spicuzza
By Sylvia Spicuzza
Located in Milwaukee, WI
The present work, drawn with black Conté crayon on a calendar sheet, Sylvia Spicuzza presents the viewer with a rhythmic vision. The scene is dominated by the figure of a woman in a ...
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1950s Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Conté

"Billy the Brownie With Flowers #407" original tempera by Sylvia Spicuzza
By Sylvia Spicuzza
Located in Milwaukee, WI
In this painting, Sylvia Spicuzza demonstrates her skill as an illustration artist, representing the Milwaukee character Billie the Brownie with a pair of flowers. An illustration li...
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1940s Modern Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Tempera

"Rembrandt Artist's Pastells" original pastel drawing by Sylvia Spicuzza
By Sylvia Spicuzza
Located in Milwaukee, WI
Here, Sylvia Spicuzza has taken the opportunity to create a geometric, crystalline composition of color while testing a set of Rembrandt artist's pastels. Her fractured planes of col...
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1950s Modern Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Pastel