Semi-Controlled Exhuberance, 2014
Oil & Graphite on Linen
50 x 40 inches
Signed by the artist.
This series of abstract paintings reflects the motifs and patterns of the artist's local geography, including the gardens of his farmhouse in Springs, New York. Leiber's work reveals a spirit of experimentation and play, and their inventive titles embody the artist's 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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