The Crowd

Gerson Leiber

Gerson Leiber (1921- ) was born in Brooklyn, New York grew up in Titusville, Pennsylvania.  He is a World War II veteran and  began his art studies in Hungary in 1946.  After returning to the United States, Leiber was a member of the Art Students League of New York. His etching, "The Crowd," was the cover image for the catalogue of "The 49th Annual Exhibition of the Society of American Graphic Artists," an exhibit held at the Associated American Artists Gallery in New York. Leiber speaks of his interest in Cubism, "I believe that these same enduring principle offer once again a springboard for forays into a viable Art which while simultaneously reeking of Poussin and Cezanne attempts to portray the contemporary human condition as all Art must." Leiber has exhibited his prints and paintings in over 200 national and international art shows at a multitude of museums and galleries including the Israel Museum, the Fine Arts Museum of Long Island, and the Kennedy Galleries, New York City.  Between 1960 and 1978, Leiber participated in many one-man exhibitions. In both 1957 and 1960, Leiber was awarded the Tiffany Fellowship.  Leiber is a member of the Boston Printmakers Society of American Graphic Artists, California Society of Etchers, and an associate member of the National Academy.  He was the recipient of over 30 awards and prizes between 1953 and 1985. His work is in many permanent collections around the world including the Brooklyn Museum, the Seattle Museum of Art, the library of Congress, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Anchorage Historical & Fine Arts Museum, and the Malmo Museum in Sweden.

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