Studio # 107
figurative paintings, prints & etchings
London born painter, Liz Gribin, now lives and works in Needham, MA after many years in The Hamptons. She has received numerous awards and much recognition for her outstanding artistic talent.
Gribin, is an internationally acclaimed painter and a 1956 graduate of Boston University, College of Fine Arts, whom the Hamptons Library named a “living legend” during the U.S. Library of Congress Bicentennial celebration. Soon to celebrate her 80th birthday, her work is in distinguished collections here and abroad. She was recently nominated for a Presidential Medal by Boston University. In 2007 the Boston Globe gave her a full page spread in their Sunday Magazine Section.
A 1939 emigrant from the war in Europe, Gribin began her art studies in New York’s Museum of Modern Art and the Art Students League, she earned her degree in Fine Arts from Boston University under the tutelage of David Aronson.
The human figure is the theme of my art. My work is classical in spirit, but handled in contemporary terms. It is a personal expression of my own feelings, and the result of first-hand experience and emotional trials. As I work directly from the model, reality is my starting point and becomes my vehicle for artistic expression. I combine both abstract and figurative elements in my paintings which allows me to free myself from the conventional. I want each work to be a new and challenging adventure for me as well as the viewer. Making an artistic statement is what is most important to me, not reproducing nature.