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"Don Quixote" by Peter Garbera

Framed and Matted

Limited Edition

Numbered & Signed



H: 21in.

L: 17in.

W: 1in.

Signed and numbered MCM Don Quixote lithograph. Featured in a block frame with dark burgundy matting

In Excellent Condition.

Artist Bio:

"Peter Garbera was born in Hungary in 1946. Fascinated from childhood by the mysterious landscapes of Hungary and Transylvania, their magical forests, secret ravines, and endless meadows and creeks have become inexhaustible sources for Peter's drawings and paintings.

Garbera began as a child with countless sketches of medieval cathedrals and ancient castles, and decided then to become an artist. Parental influence, however, pushed him toward a career as a lawyer.

After two long years in law school, Peter fled from behind the Iron Curtain so he could pursue his dreams.

During the next two years in Trieste and Rome, he advanced his skills in drawing and painting.

In 1968 he emigrated to the United States and was awarded a scholarship from Virginia Tech's Department of Fine Arts. There he studied under Dean Carter, Marianne Harman, Al Sarvis and Derek Myers until he received his B.F.A. in 1976. The following year he moved to California where he continued to develop and perfect his distinctive style.

His paintings are done in oil varnish, a long-forgotten technique perfected by the Van Eyck brothers in the Early Renaissance.

Painted on hard, smooth panel instead of canvas, Garbera’s eerie imagery takes on a peculiarly haunting glow; the glassy surface alone is dreamlike, even disembodied.

While the figures are elongated in a manner reminiscent of High Baroque, the extravagances of the Romanesque style are echoed by darkly grimacing gargoyles and leering devils.

His surrealistic visions recall the fantastic scenes of Hieronimus Bosch, Salvador Dali and Endre Szasz.

Centuries-old symbols of decadence are omnipresent familiars in Garbera’s paintings. The clocks, ravens and wolves while alluding to the fragility of the human animal, also remind us that these images are no more than the cold facts of existence."

Source: Artpannonia

Mid-Century Don Quixote Signed Lithograph by Peter Garbera

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