Paramour Fine Arts

Priebe, Karl

1914-1976

Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin he studied at the Layton School of Art and later developed a magic realist and surrealist style depicting many African-American subjects---he was a good friend of several African-American musicians and depicted many of them in his paintings.
All artwork is signed by the artist unless otherwise stated in the description.

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"Billie Holiday"

"Billie Holiday"

Mixed media on paper, 1941
13 1/2 sight in. x 10 3/8 sight in. ( mm x mm)
Framed

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Price: $2400 (On hold)

A wonderful depiction of the jazz, swing, pop and soul singer signed and date in ink lower center bottom

"Carnival Passenger"

"Carnival Passenger"

Casein on board, 1946
20 in. x 15 in. (508 mm x 381 mm)
Framed

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This painting, typical of the artist's finest work, was exhibited at the Perls Gallery and later at the PAINTING IN THE USA show at the Carnegie Institute, October 9-December 7, 1947. It is signed upper left and presented in its original frame

"Girl with Bird"

"Girl with Bird"

Gouache and mixed media, 1948
19 1/4 sight in. x 15 sight in. (508 mm x 381 mm)
Framed

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Price: $2800 (On hold)

An interesting surrealist portrait signed and dated '46 lower left

"Miss L. Annetta"

"Miss L. Annetta"

Gouache and mixed media, 1942
11 1/2 sight in. x 9 3/4 sight in. (508 mm x 381 mm)
Framed

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Price: $1800 (On hold)

A lovely sensitive portrait titled, signed and dated December 27, 1942 lower left

"Ruby with Red Hat"

"Ruby with Red Hat"

Casein on board, 1942
8 sight in. x 6 1/4 sight in. (508 mm x 381 mm)
Framed

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Price: $1800 (On hold)

A lovely early portrait of a Black woman signed lower left

"Saturday Night"

"Saturday Night"

Gouache, c. 1950
10 7/8 sight in. x 8 3/8 sight in. (508 mm x 381 mm)
Unframed

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Price: $1800

A well executed portrait of a stylishly dressed Black woman signed lower left in white ink.

"The Juggler"

"The Juggler"

Tempera on board, c. 1950
21 sight in. x 17 sight in. (508 mm x 381 mm)
Framed

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Price: $6000.(On hold)

A very interesting surrealist composition signed lower left--housed in a rather ornate unattractive frame original to the painting

"The Seminarian"

"The Seminarian"

Casein on board, 1945
20 in. x 16 in. (508 mm x 406 mm)
Framed

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Price: $6000.(On hold)

A fine example from the artist's early work signed lower left and presented in the original frame

Draped Figure in a Landscape (With horse and bird)

Draped Figure in a Landscape (With horse and bird)

Gouache, c.1955
14 sight in. x 24 sight in. (508 mm x 406 mm)
Framed

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Price: $4500 (On hold)

An interesting surrealist image signed upper left in white ink

Female Portrait with Black Background

Female Portrait with Black Background

Pastel, 1954
9 7/8 in. x 8 3/4 in. (251 mm x 222 mm)
Framed

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Price: $1800

An unusual depiction of a Black woman signed lower right in white ink

Portrait of a Young Black Woman

Portrait of a Young Black Woman

Gouache and mixed media, 1958
10 3/4 sight in. x 8 1/4 sight in. (251 mm x 222 mm)
Framed

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Price: $1800

A fine portrait dedicated "for Liz & John" and dated 5/58 upper right

Woman with Boa

Woman with Boa

Pastel, 1958
8 3/8 sight in. x 6 3/4 sight in. (251 mm x 222 mm)
Framed

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Price: $1800

A wonderful stylish rendering of a Black woman signed upper left

Woman with Cat Tails

Woman with Cat Tails

Gouache and mixed media, 1957
11 sight in. x 7 7/8 sight in. (251 mm x 222 mm)
Framed

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Price: $1200

An interesting portrait signed and dedicated "for my friend Jack Frost, July 13, 1957

Woman with Head Covering

Woman with Head Covering

Pastel, 1958
6 1/2 sight in. x 4 3/4 sight in. (251 mm x 222 mm)
Framed

Availability: In Stock
Price: $1200

A lovely image with a vertical inscriotion "to Jack Frost" along the right side of the image---signed with initials

Young Black Woman with Hat and Scarf

Young Black Woman with Hat and Scarf

Gouache, 1943
9 3/4 sight in. x 7 1/2 sight in. (251 mm x 222 mm)
Framed

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Price: $2200

A wonderful early unusual portrait signed and dated lower right in black and also dedicated upper right in white ink "For Liz and John"

Young Woman with Gray Hat

Young Woman with Gray Hat

Casein on board, 1942
8 5/8 sight in. x 6 1/4 sight in. (251 mm x 222 mm)
Framed

Availability: In Stock
Price: $1800

An interesting early portrait signed and dated lower left

Young Woman with White Bird and Branch

Young Woman with White Bird and Branch

Gouache, 1939
14 7/8 sight in. x 10 sight in. (251 mm x 222 mm)
Framed

Availability: In Stock
Price: $3200

A wonderful early surrealist image signed and dated lower right