Liz Gribin Prints

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Liz Gribin was born in London in 1934. She and her family moved to the United States just as World War II broke out. Arriving in Manhattan, she began her studies at the Museum of Modern Art and the Art Students League, obtaining her degree in fine arts from Boston University. Niece of the world famous Danish sculptor, Harald Salomon, she has exhibited her work nationally for many years. In New York City her prize-winning paintings have been shown at The National Academy of Design, the Parsons School, Pace University, The National Arts Club, the Lotos Club and the Broome Street Gallery. Outside of the city they have been shown at the Nassau County Museum of Art, The Heckscher Museum, Guild Hall Museum, Sarah Lawrence College, B.J. Spoke Gallery, and the Arlene Bujese Gallery. Gribin has had over a dozen solo exhibitions. She is the winner of innumerable awards, including the Bruce Stevenson Award from the National Arts Club, the Pall Corporation Award at the Heckscher Museum, the Knickerbocker Artist's Gold Medal and the top award from the Audubon Artists, two years running. Her work is part of the permanent collections of the Emily Lowe Gallery at Hofstra University and the Manhattan Bowery Corporation in addition to many outstanding private collections. She was chosen to be honored with the prestigious Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Advancing the Arts on Long Island.

Honored by the Hampton Library as a "living legend" during the bicentennial celebration of the U.S. Library Of Congress. Listed in "Who's Who in American Art" and "Who's Who of American Women". Artist spotlighted on the first "Originals", Public Broadcasting System's television show. The artist and her work have been profiled in The Southampton Press and Dan's papers, Portfolio, Northshore, Boulevard and Long Island magazines. Interviewed on Art Scene on Long Island, Meet Your Neighbors and Focus On Women, which is part of Harvard University, Schlesinger Library Archives. Now back in Massachusetts after half a century, she enjoys working and living in her spacious studio in Gorse.

www.lizgribin.com

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Imero Gobbato

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Imero Gobbato was born in Italy in 1923 during the brief hiatus between the spasms of global war. He studied the art of painting in Milan and Venice where he became associated with the Italian Neo-Impressionists, artistic cousins of the French painters Seurat and Signac.

Gordon King, a poet and novelist, has written of him: “With Gobbato, one is genuinely tempted to use the term, ‘Renaissance man.’ He has been variously a painter, etcher, engraver, book illustrator, yacht designer in Europe and the US, composer and designer of a variety of musical instruments. Painting, however, is central to his life and Gobbato’s works currently on display radiate peace and joy backed by a clear strength, and powerful imagination. Imero Gobbato is aware of humanity’s problems, yet he prefers to celebrate the possibilities of harmony and reunion. From such as Imero Gobbato another renaissance seems possible.”

A core member of the gallery roster since its inception in 1981, until his death in 2010, Imero Gobbato’s oils and acrylics continue to occupy a prominent position on the walls of Harbor Square Gallery.

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Christopher Cart

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A versatile artist, Christopher Cart has painted murals, countless watercolors and oils, portraits in both oils and watercolors and has illustrated many books and periodicals. His professional career encompasses virtually every aspect of the visual fine arts.

Chris Cart draws his inspiration from "the things I care about-real people enjoying themselves, doing the things they like to do." The paintings featured at Harbor Square are filled with the movement of dance, an activity Cart and his life partner, Jen (also a painter) enjoy.The sensuousness of the human body moving to music, the play of color and light on dancing figures create a scene that Cart describes as "partway between reality and the way it ought to be." Dance also features prominently in one of Cart's community projects, a huge 40-foot outdoor mural in Brunswick that was unveiled early in 2008. The mural, celebrating the music and dance of Brunswick and its sister city in Cuba, features 22 almost-life-sized figures of dancers and musicians bridging New England contra dance and Cuban salsa traditions. Another major project he is currently working on, is a 40 by 6 foot painting for the new Kennebec County Courthouse being built in Maine's capital at Augusta. It is a rendition of the maritime history of the Kennebec River.

Cart, who lives in Hallowell and was born in Farmington, has known since childhood that he wanted to be an artist. He studied art at Coker College in South Carolina and at the University of Washington, Seattle. While a student, he found himself drawn to art history, where he studied the techniques of a wide variety of painters. "I learned more in the art history classes than in the studio classes," he says. Some of his inspirations include Andrew Wyeth, who Cart describes as "the launching pad" for his painting skills. "He was a living artist who had skills that I could aspire to," Cart says. Other artists whose work has informed and inspired Cart's painting include Thomas Hart Benton, Degas, Rubens, and Rembrandt.

Read an interesting step-by-step account of Chris' artistic process for the composition of his painting 'Summer Entourage' here:

 www.christophercart.com/composition/passage-of-time-a-composition

 www.christophercart.com

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