erson Leiber, This Burden, Too Heavy By Far, 2014, Oil & Graphite on Linen, 26 x 36 inchesNEW YORK, NY – May 2015 –Leonard Tourné Gallery is pleased to present “The Implications Are Clear,” an exhibition of oil paintings by American modernist painter Gerson Leiber. The exhibition opens May 6 and will run through May 31.

Born in Brooklyn in 1921, Leiber began his artistic career during World War II while stationed in Budapest, Hungary. He studied at the Royal Academy of Art in Budapest and, after the war, took up printmaking and painting at the Art Students League of New York. He later studied engraving with Gabor Peterdi at the Brooklyn Museum Art School.

Leiber’s influences, rooted in abstract expressionism, include Picasso, Braque, Matisse and Bonnard. In the words of Ruth Appelhof, director of Guild Hall in East Hampton, Gerson Leiber is “one of a pantheon of outstanding 20th Century artists who has explored styles, even movements, with the dexterity of a gifted, extremely self-confident person always expressing his own aesthetic at the core of his work.”

Art critic and curator Phyllis Braff wrote: “An artist who understands the art of his era, Leiber builds on the optical velocities and gestural immediacies of abstract expressionism.”

Leiber has had dozens of solo exhibitions in the United States and Israel and his work is included in collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum, National Gallery of Art, Boston Museum of Fine Art  and the Yale University Art Gallery, among many others. He has received numerous awards and honors, including the National Academy of Design’s Benjamin Altman Prize for the Figure, The Ralph Fabri Medal of Merit, the Museum of Fine Arts Purchase Award and the President’s Award.

For additional information or to schedule a viewing, please contact Leonard Tourné Gallery, located at 46 East 65th Street between Madison and Park avenues, at or by phone at (212) 219-2656.
Gerson Leiber - Implications invite


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