William Manning
May 1, 2020 to June 12, 2020

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SAMUEL GELBER

Painter

 

 

 

 

BIOGRAPHY

 

Born on March 14th, 1929 in Brooklyn, New York. 

1947 – Completed academic studies at the New Utrecht High School, entered Brooklyn College. 

1951 – Graduated from Brooklyn College in with honors in Art.

1951-1953 – Drafted into the U.S. Army Infantry, stationed in Heilbronn, Germany. 

1953 – Honorable discharge from U.S. Army, enrolled in New York University.

1954 – First painting exhibition. 

1955 – Graduated from N.Y.U. with Masters in Art Education. 

1955-1959 – Teaching art, painting, etching and engraving at Pratt Institute, N.Y., Newark State College, N.J. (now Keene College), and Woodstock Artist’s Association. 

1959 – Married Blanche Lilienblum, toured Europe and lived in Siena, Italy for 1 year. 

         – First one-man painting exhibit. 

1960 – Began teaching art part-time at Brooklyn College aside resumed teaching at Pratt Institute and Newark State College. 

1965 – Appointed to Brooklyn College faculty. 

1966 – Received Painting Award at Berkshire Museum’s 15th Annual Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture. 

1972 – Promoted to Full Professor of Art at Brooklyn College. 

1975 – Elected Chairman of Art Department, School of General Studies at Brooklyn College. 

1983 – Co-director of ‘Brooklyn College in Carrara’ summer exchange program, Italy. 

1984 – Co-director of ‘Brooklyn College in Carrara’ summer exchange program, Italy. 

1985 – Co-director of ‘Brooklyn College in Italy’ summer exchange program, Pietrasanta, Italy. 

1986 – Awarded first university grant in Lithography for Italy. 

1987 – Elected Deputy Chairman of Brooklyn College Art Department.

         – Awarded second university grant in Lithography for Italy.

1990 –Elected Chairman of Brooklyn College Art Department.

        – Appointed Professor Emeritus

1991 – Retired from teaching at Brooklyn College. 

 

 

PAINTING EXHIBITIONS

 

 

1950 – Paintings shown in the Contemporary Arts Gallery, New York City. (1950-1961.)

1956 – Brooklyn Artists Biennial Exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY. 

1957 – New Jersey Statewide Exhibition (Honorable Mention), Old Mill Art Association, 

Tinton Falls, NJ. 

        – Mills College of Education Gallery (selection by Ad Reinhardt), New York City. 

1958 – New Jersey Independent Artists, Newark Museum, NJ.

        – Woodstock Artists Association Exhibit, Woodstock, NY. 

        – New Jersey State Exhibition, Montclair Art Museum, NJ. 

        – Metropolitan Young Artists Show, New York City. 

1959 – First one-man exhibition, at Hall Memorial Gallery, Montclair NJ. 

        –  Brooklyn College Alumni Exhibition, Brooklyn Museum, NY.  

        – One-man exhibition at Barry’s Art Gallery, Elizabeth, NJ. 

1960 – One-man exhibition at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

1961 – Painting exhibition at Westerly Gallery, New York City. 

1963 – One-man exhibition in at Westerly Gallery, New York City.

1967 – One-man exhibition in at Salpeter Gallery, New York City.

1972 – First (of four) one-man show at Green Mountain Gallery, New York City. 

         – Maine Coast Artists, Rockport, Maine. 

1973 – Published in the book A Sense of Place – The Artist and the American Land (written and curated by Alan Gussow). Full-page color reproduction.

         – Four separate “Sense of Place” painting exhibitions touring the U.S. 

1974 – Second one-man show at Green Mountain Gallery, New York City. 

         – “New Images” Queens Museum, New York. 

         – Painting exhibition at Landmark Gallery, New York City.

1975 – “Self Portraits By Well-Known Artists” exhibition at Prince Street Gallery, New York City. 

         – “Dodd-Groell-Gelber” 3-person exhibition at Rice University, Houston, TX and Summit Arts Center, Summit, NJ.  

         – “New Images”, Squibb Gallery, Princeton, New Jersey. 

         – Painting exhibition at Landmark Gallery, New York City.

1976 – Third one-man show at Green Mountain Gallery, New York City.

1979 – Fourth one-man show at Green Mountain Gallery, New York City.

         – One-man exhibition at Suffolk County State College, Selden, NY. 

1980 – “Invitational” exhibition at Artfellows Gallery, Belfast, ME. 

1982 – “Invitational” exhibition at Artfellows Gallery, Belfast, ME. 

1983 – One-man exhibition at Board of Higher Education, New York City. 

1984 – “Invitational” exhibition at Artfellows Gallery, Belfast, ME. 

1987 – “Invitational” exhibition at Artfellows Gallery, Belfast, ME. 

1995 – “Brooklyn Meets Manhattan” exhibition at Images Gallery, New York City. 

1996-97 – Exhibition at the Gold/Smith Gallery, Boothbay Harbor, ME. 

1998 – One-man show “Samuel Gelber: Transitions 1971-1998” at Maine Coast Artists, Rockport, ME.

        – Group exhibition at the Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland, ME. 

2000 – “Eloquent Objects, The Sense and Sensibilities of Still Life Painting”, exhibition at Bates College Museum, Lewiston, ME. 

2001 – One-man show in the Great Hall of the Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME. 

        – One-man show “Samuel Gelber: Smaller Paintings” exhibition at Elements Gallery, Rockland, ME. 

        – Group show at Camden Falls Gallery, Rockland, ME. 

2001-02 – One-man show “Samuel Gelber: The Seasons Suite” huge painting exhibit at Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, ME.

2002 – One-man show “Samuel Gelber: Retrospective” at Phoenix Loft Gallery, Belfast, ME.

        – CMCA 50th Anniversary “Past, Present and Future” show at Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME. 

        – One-man show “Samuel Gelber: The Liberated Landscape: The Whole 12 Yards” at The Hay Gallery, Portland, ME. 

2003 – One-man show “Samuel Gelber: Ongoing Explorations” painting exhibition at the Lincoln Street Arts Center, Rockland, ME. 

2004 – “Invitational: Inland on the Edge” painting exhibition at Downtown Gallery, Washington, ME.

        – “Samuel Gelber: Books and Journals” exhibition at Nan Mulford Gallery, Rockland, ME. 

2005 – One-man show “Cubist Panorama: Earth Water Air Fire” Exhibition of 36-foot painting at Lincoln Street Center, Rockland, ME. 

2005-06 – “Overcoat after Gogol” stage sets for Kirov Ballet, at Mariinsky Theater, St. Petersburg and Bolshoi Theater, Moscow, Russia. 

2006 – One-man show “Still-Life” exhibition at Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME. 

        – “Contemporary Print Making” exhibition at Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset, ME. 

2007 – One-man show “21-18-12” exhibition of 21-foot, 18-foot and 12-foot paintings at Lincoln Street Center, Rockland, ME. 

2008 – Group show at Aarhus Gallery, Belfast, ME.

2009 – Group show at Elan Fine Arts, Rockport, ME.

        – Group show at Landmark Gallery, Rockland, ME.

2010 – “Evolution of a Gallery” exhibition at Blue Mountain Gallery, New York City. 

2015 – Gallery Artists exhibition at Yvette Torres Gallery, Rockland, ME.  

 

2016 – One-man show “Embracing Change” at Yvette Fine Art, Rockland, ME.