I guess every artist has a favorite painter (or several). For years I have been collecting the work of Vermont artist, Gerald L. Lubeck. I love his subject matter ... detailed, realistic landscapes featuring old barns and New England farms, wildlife and farm animals.
Here is his bio from the Tilting website:
Gerald L. Lubeck was born in 1942, in Long Branch, New Jersey. During his high school days at Westfield Senior High School, he participated in numerous art and sports related activities. Upon graduation, he received a scholarship to the National Academy of Design in New York City.
Gerald spent two years as a medic in the U.S. Army. The year he spent in Vietnam enabled his to befriend many Vietnamese people, many of whom were subjects of his paintings. His service in Vietnam and his work as an iron worker never detracted form his painting. While realism has always dominated his works, he is always experimenting with different media and approaches to all subject matter. His work is disciplined primarily by time constraints and mood.
The artist resides in Vermont with his wife Nancy and daughter. He has received over fifty awards, most of which were "First Place" or "Best in Show". His One Man Exhibitions, held each February, continue to be highly successful and well attended by his many admiring collectors.
Tilting at Windmills Gallery is pleased to be the exclusive gallery, for more that 30 years, for the original oil paintings done by this important artist.
I began buying his prints and some of his early etchings, which I found on eBay and at various art and antiques shops around Vermont and New Hampshire. When I discovered that his original paintings were on display at Tilting at Windmills Gallery in Manchester, VT, my husband and I took a trip to see them. I came home with my first original, one of his rare watercolors, featuring snow geese flying over a frozen marsh. Since then, I have acquired four more originals, including the latest one, which I purchased just yesterday.
|"Peaceful Winter Day" oil on panel, by Gerald L. Lubeck|
My good friend Elizabeth and I went to the Tilting Gallery to attend the opening of Lubeck's annual show. This time, I actually got to meet the man! He is a warm, friendly and down-to-earth Vermonter, and we enjoyed talking with him for quite a while.
If you ever get a chance to visit Tilting at Windmills Gallery, you will be amazed at the wonderful works on display there. I could, and usually do, spend hours just looking! It is well worth the trip.
|Visit the gallery website at www.tilting.com|
Established in 1971, Tilting at Windmills Gallery has grown from a small poster and framing shop to one of New England's largest fine art galleries. Located in Manchester Vermont, the gallery features a broad selection of works by important national, regional and international artists. While quality and visual appeal are paramount in our choice of inventory, we also select with an eye towards investment and potential appreciation for our collectors.