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Antiques Council

MEMBER

ROBERT GEORGE GILBERG

(American, 1911-1970)

WINTER LANDSCAPE, C. 1945

Oil on Stretched Canvas

22 x 26 Inches

 Unsigned

 Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity

 

"How in the world did he build such worlds?" asked Wayne Thiebaud in his foreward to the catalog for Robert Gilberg's 1971 Memorial exhibition. Thiebaud answered his own question, though only partially: "Good paintings insist on a curious magic of turning the simple into the grand."

 

Although not much given to explanation, Gilberg himself wrote:

 

"Art springs form 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

 

We are pleased to offer a lyrical winter landscape by this profound and poetic painter.

 

This painting is accompanied by a copy of the illustrated catalog of Gilberg's 1971 Memorial Retrospective at the Artist's Contemporary Gallery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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