An Exploration of Nature
June 1, 2019 to July 30, 2019

Charles DuBack


An Exploration of Nature


I let nature invade my mind with her variety of changing forms; these become the building blocks that I draw upon to create.  Charles DuBack


Paintings of Charles DuBack (1926 - 2015)  will be shown at Yvette Torres Fine Art in Rockland, Maine. The exhibit, entitled, “Exploration of Nature”, includes a decade of work from 1990 - 2002. The exhibit opens June 1, 2019 and will be up through July 28, 2019.  A reception will be held on June 7,  5 - 8 p.m.


DuBack was an important presence in the arts community of  NYC, one of the American Artists coming of age in the fifties, Making a name for yourself was hard as the city’s museums and midtown galleries were still showing European modernists.  Not to be deterred, the artistic community centered on East Tenth Street took matters into their own hands, congregating at the Cedar Tavern, debating aesthetics at their own Artists' Club, and founding their own galleries. In the process, they shifted New York's artistic epicenter downtown, where it remained for the next 50 years.

DuBack, together, with friends Tom Boutis, Joe Fiore, Ed Moses, Bernard Langlais, Paul Yakovenko, Norman Kanter, and John Ireland Colins, they founded Area Gallery in 1958 on East 10th street — part of the artist-run co-operative 10th Street galleries.

He attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine for five summers beginning in 1950, where he met fellow artists and friends Bernard “Blackie” Langlais, Lois Dodd and Alex Katz as well as Daphne Mumford whom would later become his wife in 1953. Skowhegan is where his affection for Maine began. Like many artists who developed ties to the Maine coast, Charles DuBack and Daphne Mumford purchased a summer home in North Waldoboro, Maine, in 1954, then in Tenants Harbor, Maine in 1965. DuBack ultimately left New York City in 1990 to work in his home / studio in Tenants Harbor, on the Saint George River, until his death on October 22, 2015 at the age of 89.


Yvette Torres Fine Art, 464 Main Street, Rockland, ME. 

Wednesday  - Saturday  11 – 5,  Sunday 12 – 4

or by chance or appointment.