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Robert George Gilberg
'Evening Landscape' Bay Area Abstraction, San Francisco Museum of Fine Arts, CWS

Circa 1955

$3,600

About

Signed lower right, 'Gilberg' for Robert George Gilberg (American, 1911-1970) and painted circa 1965. Born in Oakland, Robert George Gilberg first studied at the Oakland Art Center during the 1930s. Following service during WWII, he settled in Nevada City, California where he lived and painted until shortly before his death in San Francisco. Gilberg exhibited widely and with success and was the recipient of numerous medals, prizes and juried awards, including at the San Francisco Museum of Fine Arts, (1941, 1942, solo); the California Watercolor Society, (1946-53); the Army Art Exhibit, (1945, 1st prize) and the California State Fair (1957) among others. In his foreword to the catalog of Robert Gilberg's 1971 Memorial Exhibition, Wayne Thiebaud asked: "How in the world did he build such worlds?" Answering his own question, though only partially, Thiebaud said: "Good paintings insist on a curious magic... of turning the simple into the grand." Although not much given to explaining his own work, Gilberg has written: "Art springs from the urge to communicate. It is not always the absolute portrayal of existing fact. We all have ideas to convey, We all recognize beauty, We all respond to nature's moods. The color of winter is drab; The trees of winter are naked; The color of spring is brilliant; The trees of spring are clothed with leafiness. Through art, we make evident our profoundest responses" - Robert Gilberg, 1948 Paper laid down on archival board. Board dimensions: 17.5 x 23.5 inches

Details

  • Creator
    Robert George Gilberg (1911-1970, American)
  • Creation Year
    Circa 1955
  • Dimensions
    Height: 17 in. (43.18 cm)Width: 22.75 in. (57.79 cm)Depth: .13 in. (3.31 mm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    paper laid down on 100% cotton archival rag-board; minor restoration, minor creasing, shows well; unframed.
  • Gallery Location
    Santa Cruz, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU3448065782

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