Irascible Painter Seeks The Watermelon Of Desire
Oil on Linen
14 x 18 inches
One of a kind
Signed by the artist
Gerson Leiber's abstract paintings at times reflect the motifs and patterns of his local geography, including the gardens of his farmhouse in Springs, New York. His work reflects a spirit of experimentation and play, and their inventive titles embody his elegant wit.
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ABOUT THE ARTIST
Gerson Leiber was an American Abstract Expressionist painter, sculptor, and lithographer who maintained a studio in Springs, New York from 1956 until his death in 2018. Born in Brooklyn in 1921, Leiber began his artistic career during World War II while stationed in Budapest, Hungary. He studied at the Royal Academy of Art in Budapest and, after the war, took up printmaking and painting at the Art Students League of New York. He later studied engraving with Gabor Peterdi at the Brooklyn Museum Art School. Leiber's influences include Picasso, Braque, Matisse, and Bonnard.
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