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Liz Gribin - Aces
Aces, 2010, 34in. x 38 in., acrylic on canvas

Liz Gribin


Inspiration strikes Liz Gribin in life’s everyday moments—a model’s pose, movement or look. A former student of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, she learned that art does not always come from nature, “art comes from art.” Gribin has spent more than 50 years mastering how to mingle cool and warm colors, use shapes and reduce detail in her figurate paintings to create truly unique works of art. They depict models in a modern and somewhat surreal way, allowing the viewer to add any features to the blank areas of the faces in her paintings. Gribin was featured in the June 2006 issue of AmericanStyle.


New Works by Select Gallery Artists — Newbury Fine Arts, Boston, Mass., May 1-31, 2010

Embody — Eisenhauer Gallery, Edgartown, Mass., July 15-24, 2010

Featured Artists — The Walsingham Gallery, Newburyport, Mass., Summer 2010


Eisenhauer Gallery
38 N. Water St.
Edgartown, Mass.

Newbury Fine Arts
29 Newbury St.
Boston, Mass.

The Walsingham Gallery
47 Merrimac St.
Newburyport, Mass.

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Influences include Japanese art, which Gribin was drawn to during her tenure at Boston University, Matisse for his use of color, drawings by Picasso, and Californian artist Richard Diebenkorn.

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