Figureworks ®
168 North 6th Street
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211

hours: Saturday, Sunday 1-6PM
and by appointment


fine art of the human form


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warren davis
Warren B. Davis (1865-1928)
Nude in Landscape, oil on canvas, 16" x 12"

Figureworks is dedicated to bringing you contemporary and 20th century fine art that explores the human form. Established artists drawing inspiration from the human figure are represented. Figureworks handles a diverse selection of figurative art incorporating the male and female nude, portraiture and narratives. Many mediums are represented including pencil, pen & ink, oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, glass and sculpture.

Figureworks opened in 2000 and is located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, where works on this site and related figurative art may be viewed.

arlene morris

Arlene Morris
Untitled, oil on board, 16" x 16" x 2"


Figureworks is pleased to offer original 20th century drawings, paintings and sculpture by prominent WPA, regional and international artists. Artwork will be continually updated as works are sold and/or catalogued. Please contact us for more information concerning pieces posted or additional pieces by listed artists.


: All works within this site are copyrighted and can not be used without Figureworks permission.


george spencer

And The Wiinner Is...
September 6 - October 5, 2014

Reception - September 12th, from 6-9 PM
Musical performance by Paul Buffa and Nicholas Grodsky, featuring their 1978 Fender Rhodes Mark

George Spencer
Vincent Campanella
James Carlin
Laurent Casimir
John Fenton
Eugene Higgins
Lee Jackson
Russell Patterson
Nathan Rapoport
Johannes Schiefer
Lois Williams

Figureworks is pleased to open the fall season with an exhibition exploring the many forms of competition. Whether in sport, nature, or business, there is ultimately a winner and a loser. 

“And the winner is….” features work from George Spencer’s Boxing series.  Spencer is a Brooklyn artist whose paintings are about the contenders, the bloodied yet unbowed.  Using a monochromatic pallet, Spencer layers watered-down acrylic to create a unique portrait of the contender filled with blood, sweat and tears.  In the artist’s words, ”Boxing is simultaneously a thinking man's and a working class sport - both are traits that define me and my relationship with this borough.”

This exhibit will also include paintings and sculpture from a talented and diverse group of 20th century artists. These artists represent the many forms of competition ranging from Eugene Higgin’s gruesome safari hunt to Russell Patterson’s whimsical courtroom scene. A few other works include Lois Williams’ carnival scene, Laurent Casimir’s cock fight, contestants from a 1930’s Central Park dance contest by Lee Jackson, and Nathan Rapoport’s religious sculpture with Jacob wrestling with the angel.

This exhibition reminds the viewer that we are in constant competition throughout our lives even when we are not consciously aware of it. Daily decisions and struggles inevitably result in victory or defeat.

168 North 6th Street
Williamsburg • Brooklyn, NY 11211

Saturday, Sunday 1 - 6 pm or by appointment


Figureworks has an impressive collective of nationally and internationally recognized figure based artists. With the gallery centrally located in Williamsburg Brooklyn, a cultural center for NYC, great attention is given to local artists. Select artists have been listed on the site with various examples of the diversity found in contemporary figurative artwork.


© NOTICE: All works in this site are copyrighted and can not be used without the artist's permission.