Studio # 107
figurative paintings, prints & etchings and books
London born painter, Liz Gribin, lives and works in Needham, MA after many years in the New York area and the Hamptons. Recipient of numerous awards and much recognition for her outstanding artistic talent, at 85 Gribin continues to paint from models and still life compositions in her studio.
A 1939 emigrant from the war in Europe, Gribin began her early art studies in New York’s Museum of Modern Art and the Art Students League, later earning her degree in Fine Arts from Boston University under the tutelage of David Aronson in 1956.
Gribin is an internationally acclaimed painter whom the Hampton Library named a “living legend” during the U.S. Library of Congress Bicentennial celebration. Her work is in distinguished collections here and abroad. Nominated for a Presidential Medal by Boston University and profiled with a full-page spread in the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine Section as well as many other publications like Arts & Antiques, The Needham Times, and various publications in New York such as The Southampton Press, and Dan’s Papers Liz is also represented by several art galleries.
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.
For more information and to contact Liz, please go to www.lizgribin.com .