Gisela Fabian, American (1943 - 2004)

Gisela Isabella Fabian is having her first solo show of naive paintings at her own Fabian Gallery. This self taught artist depicts an enchanting fantasy world with each of her colorful, eyefilling and minutely detailed canvases. Whether she is presenting a scene in her own bedroom, a regatta at Martha's Vineyard, an imaginary wedding or a fantasy depiction of New York harbor, she manages to include a staggering assortment of pictorial images, all meticulously rendered in vivid, beautifully shaded color. Water is painted in neat little waves, clouds are all fluffy cotton balls and trees in the foreground have every tiny leaf painstakingly delineated.

The artist overlooks nothing and the smallest detail often proves to be humorous and delightful. New York Fantasy involves an entire panorama with Manhattan's skyscrapers, the Statue of Liberty, the Circle Line boat, bridges and cars, fishermen, mermaids, and as though that weren't enough, there is also a view of the Palisades Amusement Park complete with ferris wheel and cyclone. It is great fun. The artist's sense of color, design and humor make this a must see show.
Excerpt from: Park East, March 1977

    ONE-PERSON SHOWS
  • 1977
    • Fabian Gallery, New York
  • 1978
    • Grove Village Inc., Coconut Grove, Florida
    GROUP SHOWS
  • 1974
    • Fabian Gallery, New York "American Contemporary Primitives"
  • 1974
    • Dietrich-Stone, St. Louis, Mo. "American Contemporary Primitives"
  • 1977
    • Galerie Pro Arte, Morges, Switzerland participation in international naive competition in which received "Honorable Men tion" amongst 55 painters from 12 different countries from Europe's leading art critic and writer, Anatole Jakovsky, author of inter national naive art dictionary "Peintres Naifs"
  • 1977
    • Member of "Group: Henri
  • 1978
    • Rousseau", Morges, Switzerland- 40 of the finest worldwide naive painters of today
  • 1978
    • J. Walder Thompson-World Gallery, New York
  • 1978
    • Fowler-M ills Galleries, Santa Monica, California
  • 1979
    • Chevron Gallery "The World As They See It", San Francisco, California
  • 1980
    • Occidental Center Gallery "The World As They See It", Los Angeles, California
    MUSEUMS
  • Chrylser Museum, Norfolk, Virginia
    COLLECTIONS
  • Mr. and Mrs. Leon Appel
  • Martha Hoch
  • Mr. and Mrs. Murray Sams Ill
  • Verne Van Beynum
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Bogatin
  • Barbara Bates
  • George Caspari
  • Ruth Finch

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