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In its simplest terms, modernist art purposefully departs from traditional art through utilization of innovative techniques and modes of expression. Modernist art’s ties to the industrial revolution are clearly traceable, and at the core of the form is a nearly limitless ability for artist’s to explore, challenge, and innovate. The Armory Show of 1913 in NYC blew the lid off the public’s perceptions of what was both possible and acceptable, and the rest is history.

Image of John Atherton's 1946 surreal modernist painting entitled "Aged Form" showing a sandy beach with an unknown structure of wood and metal in the foreground..

John Atherton
Aged Form (1946)
Oil on canvas, 20" x 24"

 

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Image of Charles Biederman's abstract modernist oil painting titled "1-35" in primary and secondary colors.

Charles Biederman
1-35 (1935)
Oil on fiber panel, 17" x 23"

 

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Image of Isabel Bishop's 1952 painting entitled "Interlude" depicting two women standing on a city street, one in a skirt and the other in a dress.

Isabel Bishop 
Interlude (1952)
Oil and tempera on gesso masonite panel, 32" x 20"

 

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Image of Byron Browne oil painting On the Beach (1959) showing two figures, one sitting and one kneeling next to a boat pulled up on the shore, with a orange sun setting in the distance.

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

 

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Image of Paul Burlin's abstract painting entitled "Composition" in multiple colors.

Paul Burlin
Composition (1952)
Oil on canvas, 37 1/2" x 36"

 

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Image of Paul Burlin's painting entitled "Heads or Tails" depicting abstract figures right side up and upside down.

Paul Burlin
Heads or Tails (1947)
Oil on canvas, 23" x 39"

 

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Image of Clarence Holbrook Carter 1930 painting titled "Circus Scene" showing a female circus performer sitting astride a horse, with aerialists in the background.

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

 

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Image of abstract 1948 tempera and oil painting of Ceremonial Dancers by Julio De Diego.

Julio De Diego
Ceremonial Dancers (1948)
Tempera and oil on masonite, 48" x 30"

 

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Image of tempera and oil painting entitled "St. Atomic" by Julio De Diego showing a cubist figure with hands folded together and looking directly at the viewer..

Julio De Diego
St. Atomic (1948)
Tempera and oil on masonite, 48" x 30"

 

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Image of oil painting entitled "Lords of the Sky" by Julio de Diego showing figures holding strings to a dirigible-like airship with a face.

Julio De Diego
Lords of the Sky (c.1960)
Oil on canvas, 30" x 24"

 

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Image of Jimmy Ernst's abstract modernist Untitled 1963 oil painting in reds.

Jimmy Ernst
Untitled (1963)
Oil on masonite, 8 1/2" x 8 1/4"

 

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Image of oil painting by Phillip Evergood entitled "Eat More Cranberries" depicting a white man overseeing Black farmworkers picking cranberries.

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

 

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Image of oil painting by Robert Friemark entitled "Photography" showing an abstraction of many colors, with bold primary and secondary colors stacked on the left side of the canvas.

Robert Friemark
Photography (1963)
Oil on canvas, 32" x 36"

 

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Image of Maurice Golubov's oil painting entitled "Rescue" depicting a group of abstract human figures.

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

 

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Image of oil painting showing a street and houses in Portsmouth, NH by Stefan Hirsch.

Stefan Hirsch
New England – Portsmouth, NH (c.1927)
Oil on canvas, 10" x 10"

 

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Image of oil painting entitled "Men Walking #1" by Lester Johnson.

Lester Johnson
Men Walking #1 (1968)
Oil on canvas, 73" x 71"

 

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Image of abstract/surrealist oil painting entitled "Ancient Revel" by Wesley Lea showing animals and human figures.

Wesley Lea
Ancient Revel (1945-1946)
Oil on canvas, 20" x 28"

 

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Image of Fred Martin's 1971 abstract modernist pastel and acrylic painting "Spring Landscape" in breens, blues and browns.

Fred Martin
Spring Landscape (1971)
Pastel and acrylic on masonite, 18" x 18"

 

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Oil painting by Henry Lee McFee entitled "The Blue Compote" showing a still life on a small table of fruit, a coffeepot, paper bag and blue footed compote..

Henry Lee McFee
The Blue Compote (1930-1931)
Oil on canvas, 24" x 30"

 

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Image of still life oil painting by Henry Lee McFee entitled "The White Pitcher" depicting fruit, a green jar and white pitcher.

Henry Lee McFee
The White Pitcher (1915)
Oil on canvas, 20" x 16"

 

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Image of mixed media painting by Richard Merkin entitled "Bulldog Drummond and the Great Coca-Cola Mystery" in green, yellow and blue paints with stenciled words in white and black.

Richard Merkin
Bulldog Drummond and the Great Coca-Cola Mystery (1965)
Mixed media on paper, 51" x 33"

 

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Image of Robert Natkin's painting "Field Mouse #1" featuring an abstract canvas with colorful pastel dots and ovals.

Robert Natkin
Field Mouse #1 (1967)
Oil on canvas, 89" x 78"

 

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Image of untitled encaustic oil painting (010) by Frederik Ottesen in ochre, whites and black.

Frederik Ottesen
Untitled
010
Encaustic on canvas, 28 1/2" x 36 1/4"

 

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Image of abstract untitled (002) encaustic oil painting by Frederik Ottesen in browns, whites, red and black.

Frederik Ottesen
Untitled
002
Encaustic on canvas, 29" x 36"

 

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Image of untitled abstract encaustic oil painting (001) by Frederik Ottesen in golden browns, white and black.

Frederik Ottesen
Untitled
001
Encaustic on canvas, 26" x 32"

 

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Image of acrylic abstract multi-dimensional painting by Larry Poons entitled "Rum Boat" .

Larry Poons
Rum Boat (1983)
Acrylic on canvas, 77" x 86 1/2"

 

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Image of oil painting by Gregorio Prestopino entitled "The Happy Farmer" depicting a farmer in overalls and a hat surrounded by five cows. .

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

 

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Image of abstract oil painting by Ralph Rosenborg entitled "Subjective Farm Landscape" in blues, greens and several other colors.

Ralph Rosenborg
Subjective Farm Landscape (1940)
Oil on canvas, 24" x 30"

 

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Image of untitled gouache painting by Hugo Scheiber showing the profile of a woman smoking a cigarette.

Hugo Scheiber
Untitled
Gouache on paper, 11" x 8"

 

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Image of Max Schnitzler's abstract oil painting entitled "#2 (5)" in oranged, yellows, black and white.

Max Schnitzler 
#2 (c.1955)
Oil on canvas, 55 3/4" x 35 1/2"

 

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Image of oil painting by William Schwartz entitled "A Song Without Words" showing a range of mountains with trees and a dramatic sky behind them.

William Schwartz
A Song Without Words (1927)
Oil on canvas, 16" x 20"

 

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Image of untitled abstract tempera painting by Charles Sheeler in greys, yellows, blues, white and pinks.

Charles Sheeler
Abstraction (1948)
Tempera on paper, 5" x 7"

 

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Image of Beatrice Wose Smith painting entitled "Reflections of Crete".

Beatrice Wose Smith
Reflections of Crete (c.1938)
Oil on masonite, 42" x 21"

 

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Image of modernist oil painting by Joseph Solman entitled "ASPCA: Street Near Bellevue" showing two figures walking down a city street.

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

 

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Image of Jay Van Everen's abstract painting entitled "Synchromist Abstraction" in primary and secondary colors, outlined in black.

Jay Van Everen
Synchromist Abstraction (c.1921)
Watercolor and ink on paper, 6" x 7 3/4"

 

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Image of abstract oil painting inprimary colors titled "Deep as the Night" by John Von Wicht.

John Von Wicht
Deep as the Night (1964-65)
Oil on canvas, 38" x 49"

 

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Image of 1938 untitled abstraction in casein tempera by Vaclav Vytlacil.

Vaclav Vytlacil
Untitled Abstraction (1938)
VyVa014
Casein tempera on paper, 24" x 15"

 

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Image of Vaclav Vytlacil 1932 abstract modernist painting entitled "City Scene with Faces" showing figures in front of buildings.

Vaclav Vytlacil
City Scene with Faces (1932)
Casein tempera on canvas, 20" x 24"

 

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Image of Vaclav Vytlacil 1938 Untitled Abstraction in blues, yellow, grey, white and black.

Vaclav Vytlacil
Untitled Abstraction (1938)
Casein tempera on board, 18" x 24"

 

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