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Early 20th Century Framed Academic Figure Drawing
Located in Chicago, IL
A wonderful early 20th century American framed academic male figure graphite and charcoal drawing with several nose studies in the upper right corner. Signed and dated in the LR. Fou...
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American Vintage 1940s Drawings

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Paper

French 1940s Gouache on Paper
Located in Los Angeles, CA
French 1940s gouache on paper. Custom framed with sandblasted oak frame with acid free paper and UV glass.
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French Vintage 1940s Drawings

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Paper, Gouache, Pencil

Gio Ponti Architectural Drawing "Disegno di una Villa a Bordighera" Italy, 1940s
Located in New York, NY
Gio Ponti had a significant impact on the residential housing in Bordighera, Italy. This is a wonderful architectural rendering from one of those homes. The drawing comes with authen...
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Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Drawings

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Paper

Four Sketches by Olle Bonnier, All Signed O.B., circa 1948
Located in Stockholm, SE
These sketches are made as preworks for Olle Bonniers sculpture "The whisperer" that was executed in 1948. Chalk crayon on off-white pergament. Measurement: 37.5 x 49 cm without f...
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Swedish Vintage 1940s Drawings

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Paper

Original Monochrome Fashion Drawing, Pat Kerr, 1946
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Wonderful pen and ink drawing by Pat Kerr, 1946. So evocative of the 1940s. On card. Unsigned. Presented in the original black lacquer frame. Drawn for A & C Kay, New Bond S...
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English Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Drawings

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Paper

Original Artwork for a Detective Newspaper Strip, 1940s
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Amazing artwork for a story by James Hadley Chase. So evocative of this period. We have found no record of this story, A Medal for Miss Lantis, so presumably it was never publishe...
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English Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Drawings

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Paper

Alexander Calder Signed & Dated India Ink on Paper "Stabile Drawing", USA 1946
Located in New York, NY
A representation on paper of one of Calder's spectacular stabiles. This work is registered in the archives of The Calder Foundation. There are several gallery and museum labels affix...
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American Vintage 1940s Drawings

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Paper

Romantic French Nymph and Cherubs on Paper
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A beautiful aged drawing on paper in sepia tones of central nymph figure surrounded by putti. Frame is shabby chic giltwood, which compliments the artwork beautifully.
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French Vintage 1940s Drawings

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Paper

Original Earl MacPherson Pastel Painting of a Pin-Up Girl with Balloons, 1940s
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Offered here for your consideration is a vintage original Earl MacPherson pastel painting of a pin-up girl. Depicting a blond, smiling, nude pin-up girl dressed only with two larg...
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American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Drawings

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Paper

1940s Classical Male Nude Study Pencil Drawing
Located in Miami, FL
1940s classical male nude study pencil drawing Offered for sale is a 1940s classical male nude study pencil drawing on paper. The original artist paper has been distressed and is ...
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American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Drawings

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Wood, Linen, Paper

Nell Blaine Black and White Ink Drawing on Paper, USA 1940s
Located in New York, NY
During her first years in New York Blaine's work, which had previously been tightly realist, turned abstract, inspired by Mondrian, Leger and Jean Helion. At one time she was the you...
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American Vintage 1940s Drawings

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Paper

Brassaï Lithography Hand Signed
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Lithography hand signed by Brassaï from the book "Historie de Marie" Limited edition of 12/ 126 With some moisture spots Framed on a 20th century frame with museum glass. ...
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French Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Drawings

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Paper

Art Architectural Sketch by Mario Pani and Jesus Garcia Collantes, 1947
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration: an architectural drawing by noted Mexican architects Mario Pani and Jesus Garcia Collantes, 1947, signed. Ink and paper. Frame is original. Comes with glas...
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Mexican Modern Vintage 1940s Drawings

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Other

Art Deco Interior Architectural Drawing with Period Cerused Oak Frame
Located in New York, NY
An Art Deco modernist interior architectural drawing, with a period frame of “céruse” finish over maple. Size framed: 15" high x 11 3/4" wide.
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American Art Deco Vintage 1940s Drawings

Eugene Berman Collage in Original Frame
Located in New York, NY
This haunting image by Eugene Berman was painted on a sheet of paper cut in the shape of a heart, mounted to a paint-speckled ground, encircled with metal shavings, and placed in a f...
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French Modern Vintage 1940s Drawings

Thomas Lias "Portrait of Josephine" Framed Etching
Located in New York, NY
Framed red, white and black acid etching on paper by early 20th century American artist Thomas Lias. The frame is made of wood and linen, with gold leaf in the middle. Dated 1946. ...
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American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Drawings

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Archival Paper

1940s Decorative Large Architectural Plan/Storage Tubes
Located in Hook, Hampshire
1940s decorative large architectural plan/storage tubes 1940s vintage decorative of large architectural plan/storage tubes. We love these highly decorative storage tubes used to hol...
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Lithuanian Vintage 1940s Drawings

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Metal

"Fueling the Fighter" WWII Charcoal Drawing Vought F4U Corsair
Located in Boulder, CO
US Naval and Marines documentary drawing from WWII of a Vought F4U Corsair fighter plane being refueled with the pilot in preparations. Title partially cut off and inventory numbered...
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American Folk Art Vintage 1940s Drawings

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Paper

Emilio Vacchetti 20th Century Oil on Cardboard Italian Still Life Painting, 1944
Located in Vicoforte, Piedmont
Italian painting dated November 1944. Oil painting on cardboard depicting still life, vase with marigolds, by Emilio Vacchetti (signature on the bottom left), missing authenticity. P...
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Italian Vintage 1940s Drawings

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Plaster, Wood, Paper

Original Jansen Architectural Pencil Drawing
Located in New York, NY
An original Jansen pencil drawing depicting an architectural detail "Rosace de Plafond" page 137. Stamped: Jansen, 9 Rue Royale Paris 8e.
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French Vintage 1940s Drawings

Nell Blaine Black & White Ink Drawing on Paper "Shooting Gallery", USA 1940s
Located in New York, NY
During her first years in New York Blaine's work, which had previously been tightly realist, turned abstract, inspired by Mondrian, Leger and Jean Helion. At one time she was the you...
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American Vintage 1940s Drawings

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Paper

Nell Blaine Abstraction India Ink on Paper, USA 1940s
Located in New York, NY
During her first years in New York Blaine's work, which had previously been tightly realist, turned abstract, inspired by Mondrian, Leger and Jean Helion. At one time she was the you...
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American Vintage 1940s Drawings

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Paper

Midcentury French Pastel on Paper of a Young Girl Signed A. Genta
Located in Pasadena, CA
Excellent work of art created with pastels on paper from the 1940s signed A. Genta. The work highlights the ability of the artist to capture light and mood with color and shape. The ...
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French Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Drawings

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Wood, Paper

Mid-Century Modern Pablo Picasso Dos Contesis Burin Etching Framed, 1940s
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is Des Contes, a burin etching from a set of four works. This etching is a rare and unique work of Art - from original pre-war advertisement posters, to contem...
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Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Drawings

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Paper

Rare Brassai Woman Nude Pencil Drawing, 1944
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Signed drawing in pencil by Brassaï, 1944. Framed on an antique frame with museum glass. Brassaï pseudonym of Gyula Halász; 9 September 1899 – 8 July 1984) was a Hungarian, Fre...
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French Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Drawings

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Paper

“Let ‘er Buck” by American Artist Lyman Byxbe
Located in San Francisco, CA
“Let ‘er Buck” by American artist Lyman Byxbe (b. 1886-1980) In Byxbe's oeuvre, figure and action scenes are quite uncommon. As such, this rollicking image was chosen by the Socie...
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American Vintage 1940s Drawings

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Paper

C.P. Initials,Portait of African Girl,Charcoal on Paper,Signed Banzyville 1944
Located in Leuven , BE
C.P. Initials,Portait of African Girl,Charcoal on Paper,Signed Banzyville 1944,Framed,Signed and Dated
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Congolese Vintage 1940s Drawings

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Paper

Portait of African Male, Charcoal on Paper, Signed Banzyville, 1944
Located in Leuven , BE
C.P. Initials,Portait of African Male,Charcoal on Paper,Signed Banzyville 1944,Framed,Signed and Dated
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Congolese Vintage 1940s Drawings

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Paper

Vintage Drawing of Husband and Wife, Signed "Escalera '41
Located in Alhambra, CA
Original vintage drawing of a male/female couple seated together against a wall. Skillfully executed in pen on paper. Signed "Escalera '41" Newly prepared with new custom acid-fre...
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Vintage 1940s Drawings

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Paper

"Nudes Among the Ruins," Vivid Mural Study with Male Nudes by Allyn Cox
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This sun-drenched scene, drawn with a vivid palette of bright Mediterranean blues and chalk whites, shows a pattern of gridding by the artist, indicating that this drawing served as ...
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American Art Deco Vintage 1940s Drawings

20th Century Oil on Canvas Italian Mythological Painting with Warriors and Ruins
Located in Vicoforte, Piedmont
Italian painting from 20th century. Framework oil on canvas depicting a particular mythological subject trompe l' œil, with warriors and ruins. Painting of good measure and impact th...
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Italian Vintage 1940s Drawings

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Canvas

French Academic Drawing, circa 1945-50
Located in Pasadena, CA
This is a large mid-century French Academic drawing by J. L. Clemenceau (listed artist) that dates to circa 1945-50. The drawing was removed from the signed Ecole Des Beaux Arts aca...
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French Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Drawings

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French Academic Drawing, circa 1945-50
Located in Pasadena, CA
This is a large mid-century French Academic drawing by J. L. Clemenceau (listed artist) that dates to circa 1945-50. The drawing was removed from the signed Ecole Des Beaux Arts acad...
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French Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Drawings

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Paper

French Academic Drawing, circa 1945-1950
Located in Pasadena, CA
This is a large mid-century French Academic drawing by J. L. Clemenceau (listed artist) that dates to circa 1945-1950. The drawing was removed from the signed Ecole Des Beaux Arts ac...
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French Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Drawings

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Other

20th Century Oil on Canvas Hungarian Painting Character with Parrot, 1940
Located in Vicoforte, Piedmont
Great Hungarian painting from 20th century. Oil painting on canvas depicting a character with parrot in impressionist style of good pictorial quality. Framework of beautiful measure ...
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Hungarian Vintage 1940s Drawings

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Canvas

"Abstraction" India Ink on Paper by Nell Blaine, USA, 1948
Located in New York, NY
During her first years in New York Blaine's work, which had previously been tightly realist, turned abstract, inspired by Mondrian, Leger and Jean Helion. At one time she was the you...
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American Vintage 1940s Drawings

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Paper

Nell Blaine "Untitled" India Ink on Paper, USA, 1948
Located in New York, NY
During her first years in New York Blaine's work, which had previously been tightly realist, turned abstract, inspired by Mondrian, Leger and Jean Helion. At one time she was the you...
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American Vintage 1940s Drawings

Charcoal Figural Drawing circa 1945 by Louis Atlas
Located in New York, NY
Fabulous Bauhaus charcoal figural drawing on paper circa 1945 by Louis Atlas (1918-1966) found in a period distressed frame. He was a former student of Hans Hofmann. Signed L. Atla...
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American Vintage 1940s Drawings

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Paper

"Nude Shepherdess," Art Deco Drawing in Style of Rockwell Kent, Sculpted Frame
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This dramatic scene depicts two figures: a half-nude woman with staff and wide-brimmed hat -- a modern, adult version of a shepherdess -- along with a reclining male figure. Both fig...
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American Art Deco Vintage 1940s Drawings

Eugene Berman Costume Design for Annabella from "Tis a Pity She's a Whore"
Located in Sharon, CT
Gouache on paper costume design for Annabella, for the John Ford play: "Tis a Pity She's a Whore" by Eugene Berman signed with the cypher (E.B.), dated 1942 and annotated. Pencil ske...
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American Elizabethan Vintage 1940s Drawings

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Nell Blaine Abstract India Ink on Paper, USA 1948
Located in New York, NY
During her first years in New York Blaine's work, which had previously been tightly realist, turned abstract, inspired by Mondrian, Leger and Jean Helion. At one time she was the you...
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American Vintage 1940s Drawings

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Paper

Monumental Axel Salto Large Budding Vase Watercolor on Paper Vintage, Midcentury
Located in Washington, DC
Vase image size: W 13.5 x H 21 in. Frame size: W 25 x H 31 in. As found condition, never removed from frame.
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Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage 1940s Drawings

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Watercolor

1940s Nude Male Drawings in Charcoal
Located in Dallas, TX
1940s nude male drawings in charcoal matted and framed. These drawings are matted in a neutral color with a rustic wood frame.
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Unknown Vintage 1940s Drawings

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Charcoal

"Study for Icarus," Drawing by Emlen Etting, 1940s
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Emlen Etting returned again and again to the theme of Icarus Falling, in part because it gave him an opportunity to depict the nude male in motion. This large drawing served as a stu...
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American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Drawings

"Half Nude Man at Rest," Important Drawing of Black Worker by De Erdelyi
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A Fine and important depiction of an African American worker, one of the artist's favorite subjects, this drawing by Francis De Erdelyi gives a hint of his important influence on a g...
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American Art Deco Vintage 1940s Drawings

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Charcoal, Paper

Androgenoous Nude Painting by Edgar Scauflaire
Located in New York, NY
Pastel / painting of an Androgenous Nude by Edgar Scauflaire (Belgium,1893-1960). Signed on lower right and dated, 1944. Unframed dimensions: 18 x 15". Piece is matted and framed. ...
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Belgian Art Deco Vintage 1940s Drawings

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Paint

Petite Signed Orientalist Engraving, France, 1940s Ipso Facto
Located in New York, NY
Original petite drawing or engraving representing an oriental landscape featuring a palm tree original frame. Item is currently located in Paris, France.
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French Vintage 1940s Drawings

Warren McArthur Corp. Aircraft Co-Pilot Proposal Drawing, 1946
Located in Camden, ME
Interesting vintage proposal drawing in 1/2 scale of an aircraft co-pilot seat. Dated 1/12/46 from the Warren McArthur Corporation. Drawing measures 26 x 44" and is archivally framed.
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American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Drawings

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Pencil, Paper

"Under the Tree," Striking Mid-Century Scene by Heitland for Liberty Magazine
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A striking and bold example of illustration art, this scene of a young man in a bathing suit conversing with an elegant woman in her car coat, was drawn by Wilmot Heitland for Libert...
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American Art Deco Vintage 1940s Drawings

Warren McArthur Aircraft Seating Proposal Drawing, 1941
Located in Camden, ME
Warren McArthur rare original pencil proposal sketch (SK 1749) for an aircraft passenger seat for the Lockheed Corporation. This proposal was accepted and the seat was manufactured...
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American Industrial Vintage 1940s Drawings

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Paper

Pair of Framed Serigraphs Signed and Numbered Shraga Weil Hebrew
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of framed serigraphs signed and numbered 53 and 313 of 400. Great frames and matting that encompass this fabulous pair of works of art. Sure to add color and design to any room ...
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Unknown Hollywood Regency Vintage 1940s Drawings

"Male Nude with Sculptural Fragment," Important Depiction of Fred McDarrah
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This drawing is a highly important and rare window into a relationship that impacted the larger world of Abstract Expressionism in New York just a few years after it was made in 1949...
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American Art Deco Vintage 1940s Drawings

"Seated Male Nude," Superb Drawing by Allyn Cox, US Capitol Muralist
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This handsome drawing of a seated male nude, executed in pastel, demonstrates Allyn Cox's superb draftsmanship and mastery of color. Depicting his subject from behind, as he leans to...
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American Art Deco Vintage 1940s Drawings

"Adam and Eve," Early Art Deco Drawing by Glidden Parker
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A classic example of stylized Art Deco drawing with attenuated figures, this depiction of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden was created by Glidden Parker, who is most famous for his...
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American Art Deco Vintage 1940s Drawings

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Graphite, Paper

French 1940's Gouache on Paper
Located in Los Angeles, CA
French 40's Gouache on paper. Custom framed with sandblasted oak frame with acid free paper and UV glass.
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French Vintage 1940s Drawings

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Gouache, Paper, Pencil

'Nu alangui' 1944 Drawing by Marcel Gromaire
Located in Paris, FR
Drawing by Marcel Gromaire (1892 - 1971). Ink drawing signed 'Gromaire 1944' on the bottom right. Dimensions with frame: 48cm x 41cm. Dimension of the visible drawing: 33cm x 25cm.
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French Vintage 1940s Drawings

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Paper

Western Theme Pastel Drawing Signed WJ Madcher '42
Located in Ferndale, MI
Western Theme Pastel Drawing Signed WJ Madcher '42
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American Vintage 1940s Drawings

Ernest Wagner Japanese Landscape Scene Gouache 1949
Located in Encino, CA
Ernest Wagner Gouache on paper depicting a Japanese scene, dated 1949-1950 and wears the artist's stamp on the back. H.20" x W.18"1/2 ( drawing ) - H.22"1/2 x W.18"1/2 ( sheet )....
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French Vintage 1940s Drawings

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Gouache, Paper