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Edward Biberman (1904 - 1986)

17. Shadow and Substance, c. 1960

Oil on masonite

47 x 20 inches

Signed lower right

Gallery Z label verso

Price Upon Request


i) (Solo Show of 18 paintings), Alvord Room, Monrovia Library, Monrovia, CA, May, 1961 (see Dann, Frode, Precision and Emotion Blend, The Independent Star News, Pasadena, CA, May 14, 1961 - “’Shadow and Substance’ the most recent painting is a sublimation of a non-painterly subject. Out of the shadows on a plain wall, by firm control of rhythmic elements and resonant colors, the artist creates a musical interlude of high artist caliber. The ability to select – judiciously – and to sublimate nature or manmade structures and direct their design potentials toward a significant artist expression is Biberman’s most precious gift.”); ii) Homage to Los Angeles (retrospective), Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA, October 19 - November 6, 1981 (see Crane, Tricia, L. A. by Freeway, and Palm Tree, L.A. Daily News, Los Angeles, CA, October 23, 1981 – “One of Biberman’s studies of palms and architecture – ‘Shadow and Substance’ (1950) (sic) – depicts a pair of real palm trees that stand straight up beside a blond stucco building. But the shadows that fall on the face of this structure are oblique, seeming impossibilities.” (illustrated)); iii) Silence in the City: Edward Biberman’s Los Angeles, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA, October 30, 1994 - March 5, 1995 (label verso); iv) Lost Horizons: Mural Dreams of Edward Biberman, Los Angeles County Museum of Art in partnership with SPARC, Duron Gallery, Los Angeles, CA May 31 - August 29, 2014 (illustrated in the catalog p. 4)


Kaufman, Jeffrey, Brush with Life: The Art of Being Edward Biberman (2007), 85 minutes (film)


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