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Robert Wilbert
'Three Abstract Figures', Detroit, Michigan, American Modernist Interior

Circa 1965

$2,750

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A Modernist interior oil painted in shades of navy blue and coral, showing a group of surreal and semi-abstracted figures seated at a railing near a background stage. Signed verso, 'R. Wilbert' for Robert Wilbert (American, 1929-2016) Provenance: Private Collection, Bob John. Robert Wilbert was born in Chicago and later relocated to Detroit, where he taught painting at Wayne State University for 38 years. He exhibited widely and with success and gained recognition as an influential figure within Detroit's Cass Corridor, alongside artists such as Ellen Phelan, Gordon Newton, and Nancy Mitchnick. Wilbert attended the University of Illinois, where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (1951) and Masters of Fine Arts (1954). Before teaching at Wayne State University, Wilbert also taught at Flint Institute of the Arts in Michigan. He was commissioned by the state of Michigan to design the first commemorative state postage stamp, honoring the 150th anniversary of Michigan statehood. Wilbert's work is part of the permanent collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts and is also held in the Saginaw Museum in Michigan, the South Bend Art Center in Indiana, the Kalanazoo Art Center (Michigan), Macomb County Community College, the City of Warren (Michigan), and Wayne State University. Wilbert was the recipient of numerous awards, including the 4th Biennial Michigan Regional Award from the South Bend Art Center (1966) and the Werbe Award from the 57th Exhibition of Michigan Artists at the Detroit Institute of Art (1969). Exhibition History: American Watercolors, Drawings and Prints, MMA (1952); Butler IA 25th Midyear Anniversary (1960); Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts 156th Anniversary (1961); Donal Morris Gallery, Detroit (1962-1972, 4 solos); A Survey of Contemporary Art, J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky (1965); Donald Morris Gallery, Detroit (1970s). Reference: Who Was Who in American Art 1564-1975: 400 Years of Artists in America, Peter Hastings Falk, Sound View Press 1999, Vol. 3, p. 3563-3564; Bakker, Dirk (2011-07-01). Robert Wilbert: Ennobling the Ordinary. Gere Baskin (ed.). Royal Oak, Mich.: Wayne State University Press; et al.

Details

  • Creator
    Robert Wilbert
  • Creation Year
    Circa 1965
  • Dimensions
    Height: 24 in. (60.96 cm)Width: 20 in. (50.8 cm)Depth: .75 in. (1.91 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    craquelure, minor paint loss; unframed.
  • Gallery Location
    Santa Cruz, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU3442948433

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