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Corner Of The Garden by Norman Gorbaty, Amer., (1932-2020)
Regular price $950
Woodcut, ca. 1960, Ed. 3/5 A P's, 21 x 32-1/8”, signed, titled and numbered in pencil, on cream japan paper.A distinguished artist who worked with Joseph Albers and Gabor Peterdi at Yale, Norman Gorbaty enjoyed early success in the 1950's with his prints, then developed a successful career in graphic design with high profile advertising campaigns and many chldren's book illustrations. From 2003 on he returned to painting and carving full time, and his work was the subject of a recent career retrospective at the Bellerine Museum, Fairfeld University in CT. Prints by Gorbaty are included in the collections of the National Portrait Gallery and Yale, and have been exhibited at MOMA, The Brooklyn Museum, Wesleyan, Minneapolis School of Art, Cooper Union, and many others. Gorbaty contributed his essay "Printmaking with a Spoon" to Gabor Peterdi's book Printmaking Methods Old and New. Gorbaty never pulled formal editions of his prints, so they exist in only a few impressions. A 2019 fire at his home studio destroyed much of his work, therefore they are quite scarce. We are happy to have known Mr. Gorbaty and to now present this vintage group of mid-century prints from his estate, most unseen for decades, and outstanding in their exuberant invention and technical mastery. Corner of the Garden's intricate patterning brings to mind Gorbaty's peers Baskin, Hnizdofsky and Grashow. The working ink drawing for this large print will soon be available, and they will be offered en suite....