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Genre & Figural

Genre art is the pictorial representation of scenes from everyday life. The artist can utilize imaginary, realistic, or romanticized subject matter in the depiction of domestic settings, interiors, markets, outdoors activities, country and city street scenes, and leisure activities. Figural art is a broader application of the genre theme, and can depict everything from a single figure or portrait, to a crowded event or venue. Both traditional and modern artists can create genre and figural art, with each style bringing it's unique aesthetic concerns to the subject matter. 

Michel Arnoux oil painting "Girl with Bird".

Michel Arnoux
Girl with Bird (c.1860)
Oil on panel, 10 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Henry Bacon's 1881 oil painting entitled "Beekeeper's Daughter".

Henry Bacon
Beekeepers Daughter (1881)
Oil on canvas, 35" x 26"

Rudolf Baranik oil painting entitled "Girl".

Rudolf Baranik
Girl (c.1957)
Oil on canvas, 55 1/2" x 34 1/2"

Emil Barbarini oil painting of Vienna Flower Market.

Emil Barbarini
Vienna Flower Market
Oil on panel, 10" x 16"

Oscar Berninghaus painting "The Snow Covered Trail".

Oscar Berninghaus
The Snow Covered Trail (c.1915)
Oil on fiber panel, 9" x 12"

Miniature portrait of George Washington by artist William Birch.

William Birch
George Washington (1822)
Enamel on copper, 3" x 2 1/2"

Louis Bouche painting entitled "Judgement of Paris".

Louis Bouche
Judgement of Paris (1948)
Oil on canvas, 40" x 50"

Byron Browne 1959 oil painting titled "On the Beach."

Byron Browne
On the Beach (1959)
Oil on canvas, 20" x 26"

Otis Bullard painting entitled "Horse Trade Scene".

Otis Bullard
Horse Trade Scene (1853)
Oil on canvas, 20" x 24"

Oil on canvas entitled "Girl with Cat" by Hans Burkhardt.

Hans Burkhardt 
Girl with Cat (1935)
Oil on canvas, 38" x 26"

Oil painting of couple by farmyard by Martha Cahoon.

Martha Cahoon
Couple by Farmyard
Oil on canvas, 13" x 16"

Clarence Holbrook Carter 1930 painting titled "Circus Scene."

Clarence Holbrook Carter
Circus Scene (1930)
Oil on canvas, 30" x 25"

John Costigan oil painting entitled "Mother and Child".

John Costigan
Mother and Child (c.1925)
Oil on canvas, 40" x 34"

Oil painting by Francis Criss entitled "Winter Morning".

Francis Criss
Winter Morning (c.1938)
Oil on canvas, 20" x 25"

Charles Courtney Curran oil painting entitled "On the Shore of Lake Erie".

Charles Courtney Curran
On the Shore of Lake Erie (1906)
Oil on canvas mounted on masonite, 22" x 18"

Gouache painting by Eleanor Parke Custis entitled "At the Dry Dock Gloucester".

Eleanor Parke Custis
At the Dry Dock, Gloucester, MA (c.1924)
Gouache on paper, 12" x 14"

Oil painting by Julio De Diego entitled "Homage to the Spanish Republic".

Julio De Diego
Homage to the Spanish Republic (1938)
Oil on masonite, 36" x 30"

Oil painting entitled "Blueprint of the Future" by Julio De Diego.

Julio De Diego
Blueprint of the Future (1943)
Oil on masonite, 30" x 48"

Oil painting of girl in interior by Julio De Diego.

Julio De Diego
Girl in Interior (1935)
Oil on masonite, 31" x 21"

Philip Evergood painting "Lure of the Waters".

Philip Evergood 
Lure of the Waters (1946)
Oil on canvas mounted on masonite,36" x 48"

Oil painting by Phillip Evergood entitled "Eat More Cranberries".

Phillip Evergood
Eat More Cranberries (c.1938)
Oil on masonite, 26" x 40"

Oil painting by Seymour Franks entitled "Ballad for Two Women".

Seymour Franks
Ballad for Two Women (1941-42)
Oil on canvas, 40" x 26"

Arthur B. Frost painting "The Country Store as a Social Center".

A.B. Frost
The Country Store as a Social Center (c.1900)
Ink and gouache on paper, 18" x 28"

William Wallace Gilchrist Jr. oil painting entitled "Girl with Doll".

William Wallace Gilchrist Jr.
Girl with Doll (1905)
Oil on wood panel, 15" x 10"

Maurice Golubov oil painting entitled "Rescue".

Maurice Golubov
Rescue (c.1945)
Oil on panel, 14" x 17"

Edward Lamson Henry Delaware & Hudson Canal, Ellenville, NY (1900) Watercolor on paper, 8 1/4" x 11 5/8"

Edward Lamson Henry
Delaware & Hudson Canal, Ellenville, NY (1900)
Watercolor on paper, 8 1/4" x 11 5/8"

Oil painting entitled "Haymakers, Zeeland" by George Hitchcock.

George Hitchcock
Haymakers, Zeeland
Oil on canvas, 37" x 46"

Carl Holty 1935 painting entitled "Female Bather by the Sea."

Carl Holty
Female Bather by the Sea (1935)
Oil on masonite, 11" x 14"

Oil painting by Frederik Kaemmerer entitled "Portrait of a Woman".

Frederik Kaemmerer
Portrait of a Woman
Oil on panel, 10" x 5"

Gouache painting by Yasuo Kuniyoshi entitled "Circus Girl".

Yasuo Kuniyoshi
Circus Girl (c.1945)
Gouache on paper, 11" x 9"

Oil painting by John Mare entitled "Man in Blue".

John Mare
Man in Blue (c.1765)
Oil on canvas, 40" x 31"

Sally Michel painting entitled "Winding Stream".

Sally Michel
Winding Stream (1974)
Oil on canvas, 35" x 48"

Sally Michel painting entitled "Chess Game".

Sally Michel
Chess Game (1978)
Oil on canvas, 42" x 50"

Oil painting by Richard E. Miller entitled "Mother and Child".

Richard E. Miller
Mother and Child (1909-1911)
Oil on canvas, 28" x 23 1/4"

Oil painting entitled "Hide and Seek" by George Bernard O'Neill.

George Bernard O'Neill
Hide and Seek (c.1869)
Oil on canvas, 30" x 25"

Jane Peterson oil painting entitled "A Busy Corner - Tunis".

Jane Peterson
A Busy Corner Tunis (c.1910)
Oil on canvas, 24" x 18"

Oil painting by Gregorio Prestopino entitled "The Happy Farmer".

Gregorio Prestopino
The Happy Farmer (c.1935)
Oil on canvas, 26" x 38"

Oil painting by Gregorio Prestopino entitled "The Junkman's Serenade".

Gregorio Prestopino
The Junkman's Serenade (c.1935)
Oil on canvas, 36" x 26"

Paul Sample oil painting titled "Cartin' the Leaf" from 1942.

Paul Sample
Cartin' the Leaf (1942)
Oil on canvas, 26" x 42"

Paul Sample oil painting titled "Clown Reading" from 1933.

Paul Sample
Clown Reading (1933)
Oil on canvas, 30" x 25"

Oil painting by Joseph Solman entitled "ASPCA: Street Near Bellevue".

Joseph Solman
ASPCA: Street Near Bellevue (1939)
Oil on canvas, 25" x 34"

Ferdinand Wagner II oil painting of a girl in an elegant dress.

Ferdinand Wagner II
Girl in Elegant Dress
Oil on canvas, 24 1/4" x 19 5/8"

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