Chinese Soldier Painting 1947 Jon Corbino, N.a. (1905-64) Watercolor Framed
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Chinese Soldier Painting 1947 Jon Corbino, N.a. (1905-64) Watercolor Framed :
JON CORBINO, N. A. (1905-64)
Watercolor, Gouache, black inkon paper: sight size 14 x 11inches
Signed: Corbino (lower right) in black ink
Gold wood frame, linen mat, gold filet, under glass: 18 1/2 x 151/2inches
The frame is a bit beat up---gold paint loss to the wood. The photo only depicts one area—there are many. But looks good on the wall anyway as you can see. Paper is evenly age-tone. Looks fantastic in person. A few stray pencil lines on the paper and an unidentified spotnear the signature. TheChinese soldieris not as sharp as it is in reality because of being photographed under glass.
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JON CORBINO, N.A.
1905 – 1964
Jon Corbino was one of the most acclaimed artists of the American art world. New York critics praised his smoldering color and sweeping draftsmanship, characterized his images as running the gamut from the clamorous tempests of Wagner to the frolicking breezes of Mozart.
Feature articles about Corbino appeared in Esquire, Time and Life as well as in all the national art magazines. In 1945, at the height of his career, his paintings appeared on the covers of three art magazines. Corbino received the first grant awarded to a visual artist from the National Institute of Arts and Letters in 1941. The poet Stephen Vincent Benet made the presentation at Carnegie Hall, praising Corbino "because he has brought to American art rare gifts of color and design, and because of the honesty, richness and variety of his work."
Born in Vittoria, Sicily, on April 3, 1905, Corbino came to the United States at the age of eight with his parents. He grew up in New York City, where he was awarded an art scholarship to the Ethical Culture School and attended the Arts Students League. He received two Guggenheim Fellowships and was elected a member of the National Academy of Design.
As early as 1931 Corbino's work was included in museum exhibitions with artists such as Degas and Matisse. His work was featured in three Venice Biennales and he won his first national award at the Art Institute of Chicago for a painting titled Earthquake.
People identified with Corbino's heroic themes, which revealed the anxieties of America during the 1930s. The critic from Art News observed, "Only thirty-three years old, Corbino has already become one of the foremost figures in contemporary painting." These paintings of disasters such as wars and floods were Corbino's tribute to the perseverance of man against the unknown forces of the universe.
Corbino was known for his love of horses, sometimes painting these powerful animals as mythic symbols from the Greek legends of his childhood. He painted the fantasy of the circus and the ballet, often from backstage where the performers were captured in a reflective moment.
The critic of the Chicago American defined Corbino's impressive career for a retrospective exhibition in 1966. "He painted people of the world-people on the beach, in the sun, in the moonlight. But he graced them with spirit, life, and movement that transcend the everyday."
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Lotus Club, New York, NY
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