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BORN

September 2, 1944, Union City, New Jersey
1965 - Began painting (self taught)
1965 -1970 Employed as an engraver
1970 - Began painting professionally

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Allied Artists of America, Inc. –President Emeritus
(Served as President from 1994-2005)
The National Arts Club - Honorary Member
Audubon Artists, Inc. - Honorary Member
Artists Fellowship -Former Board of Trustees
The Salmagundi Club - Honorary Member
The Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts
America China Oil Painting Artists League
Noyes Museum -Signature Member


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1970, Pace Gallery, Houston, TX
1971, Veldman Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
1976, New Britain Museum of American Art, CT
1976, NJ Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ
1979, General Electric World Headquarters,
         Fairfield, CT
1979, Bergen Museum, Paramus, NJ
1982, The Alexander Gallery, New York City, NY
1983, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
1985, The Butler Institute of American Art,
         Youngstown, OH
1985, Sordoni Art Gallery, Wilkes-Barre, PA
1985, The Alexander Gallery, New York City, NY
1988, The Montclair Art Museum, NJ
1988, Canton Art Museum, OH
1988, The Westmoreland Museum of Art,
         Greensburg, PA
1988, The Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA
1995, The Butler Institute of American Art
         Youngstown, OH (25 Year Retrospective)
1995, The New Britain Museum of American Art, CT
         (25 Year Retrospective)
1995, The James A. Michener Art Museum
         Doylestown, PA, (25 Year Retrospective)
1995, Boca Raton Museum of Art , FL
         (25 Year Retrospective)
1998, ACA Gallery, New York City, NY
1999, Springfield Art Museum, MO
2000, The National Arts Club Grand Gallery,
         New York City , NY
2003, Harmon Meek Gallery, Naples, FL   
2008-09, Albuquerque Museum, NM              
        (40 Year Retrospective)
2009, The Butler Institute of American Art
        Youngstown, OH, (40 Year Retrospective)
2009, Salmagundi Club, New York City, NY
        (40 Year Retrospective)
2009, Boca Raton Museum of Art, FL
        (40 Year Retrospective)
2013, The Butler Institute of American Art
        Youngstown, OH
2015, Canton Museum of Art, Canton, OH
2015, The Baum School of Art, Allentown, PA
2016, Jonathan Boos Gallery, NYC
2016, The Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY
2007, The Butler Institute of American Art
       Youngstown, OH,(50 Year Retrospective)

2017, Brinton Museum of Art, Big Horn,WY
        (50 Year Retrospective)
2018, Reading Public Museum, PA (50 Year Restrospective)
2018, John F. Peto Studio Museum, Island Heights, NJ
        (50 Year Retrospective)

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
AND INVITATIONALS


1971, New Jersey Arts Annual, Newark Museum
1972, New Jersey Arts Annual, NJ State Museum
1975, 150th Annual Exhibition, National Academy of
         Design , NYC
1975, 62nd Annual Exhibition, Allied Artists of America
1976, Trompe l’oeil Invitational, New Britain Museum
         of American Art, CT
1976, Bicentennial Exhibition (Invited), New Jersey
         State Museum
1976, New Jersey Arts Annual, Newark Museum
1977, 152nd Annual Exhibition, National Academy of
         Design, NYC
1978, One Hundred Years of American Art, G.E.
         World Headquarters, CT
1983, 47th National Mid-Year Exhibition, The Butler
         Institute of American Art, OH
1984, 48th National Mid-Year Exhibition, The Butler
         Institute of American Art, OH
1984, 159th Annual Exhibition, National Academy of
         Design, NYC
1986, Fireworks: American Artists Celebrate the 8th
         Art, Butler Institute of American Art, OH
1986, The Conn. Academy of Fine Arts 76th Annual,
         New Britain Museum of American Art, CT
1987, The Conn. Academy of Fine Arts 77th Annual,
         Slater Memorial Museum, CT
1988, 163rd Annual Exhibition (Invited), National
         Academy of Design, NYC
1988, The Conn. Academy of Fine Arts 78th Annual,
         William Benton Museum, CT
1991, The Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY,
1994, “More than Meets the Eye: A Century of
         Realism in New Jersey” (Invited) Morris
         Museum, NJ
1997, Survey of 20th Century Art, Butler Institute of
         American Art, OH
1997, New Jersey Arts Annual: Choosing New Jersey
         (Invited) Newark Museum
1997, 99th Annual Exhibition, National Arts Club, NYC
1998, Annual Members Exhibition, Salmagundi Club
         NYC
1999, “Outward Bound:American Art on the Brink
         of the Twenty First Century”, (Invited)
         Meridian International Center,
         Washington, DC, China, Vietnam,
         Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines
1999, ACA Galleries, New York City
1999, Silent Things, Secret Things: Still Life from
         Rembrandt to the Millennium”, (Invited)
         Albuquerque Museum, NM
2000, 101st Annual Members Exhibition, The National
         Arts Club, NYC
2000, 87th Annual Exhibition, Allied Artists of America
2000, “68 Years/68 Masters”, ACA Galleries, NYC
2001, Allied Artists of America Members Show, The
         Butler Institute of American Art, OH
2001, 65th Annual Midyear Exhibition (Invited), The
         Butler Institute of American Art, OH
2001, 102nd Annual Members Exhibition, The National
         Arts Club, NYC
2002, “True Colors: Meditations on the American
         Spirit” (Invited) Meridian International Center
         Washington, D.C., The National Arts Club,
         NYC; Atlanta, GA, Biloxi, MS, Berlin, Germany,
         Turkey, Ireland, and other venues in Europe
2002, Bradford Brinton Memorial Museum Biennial
         Invitational Exhibition, Big Horn, WY
2002, 103rd Annual Members Exhibition, The National
         Arts Club, NYC
2002, 66th Annual Mid-Year Exhibition (Invited) The
         Butler Institute of American Art, OH
2003-05, Allied Artists of America Invitational,
         Museum of Texas Tech. University;
         Huntsville Museum of Art, AL
         Bergstrom-Mahler Museum,WI
         Danville Museum Of Fine Arts, VA
         McAllen Int. Museum, TX
         J. Wayne Stark Gallery, TX
         Krasl Art Center, MI
2003, 67th Annual Mid-Year Exhibition (Invited)The
         Butler Institute of American Art, OH
2003, Trompe L’Oeil Invitational Ettinger Gallery, NYC
2003, Trompe L’Oeil & Still Life Exhibition, The
         Woodson Museum, WI
2003, 104th Annual Members Exhibition The National
         Arts Club, NYC
2003, 90th Annual Exhibition Allied Artists of America
2003, Trompe L’Oeil Invitational Rittenhouse
         Gallery, PA
2003, Summer Invitational Exhibition Albermarle
         Gallery, London, UK 2003
2004, Trompe L’Oeil Invitational Vanier Galleries,
         Scottsdale, AZ
2004, The Best of American Realism Marin-Price
         Gallery, Chevy Chase, MD
2004, Summer Exhibition Ettinger Gallery, NYC
2004-07, The Salmagundi Club Traveling Exhibition
         Traveling to 12 Museums
2004, Trompe L’Oeil Invitational The Philbrook
         Museum of Art, OK
2004-2006, Trompe L’Oeil Traveling Exhibition
         Indian Hills Community College,IA
         Wayne Stark Gallery, TX
         The Haggin Museum, CA
         Huntsville Museum of Art, AL
         Pensacola Museum of Art, FL
         City of Portsmouth Museum, VA
         Longmont Museum, CO
         Krasl Art Center, MI
         Bergstrom-Mahler Mus., WI
         Lakeview Museum of Arts And Sciences, IL
         Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art, PA
2007, The Reality of Things:Trompe l’Oeil in America,
         (Invited) Vero Beach Museum of Art, FL
2007, Golf in American Art “A Gentleman’s Sport”
         (Invited) The Von Liebig Art Center, FL
2008, Lie to the Eye:Trompe l’ Oeil
         (Invited) Bakersfield Museum of Art, CA
2009, Baseball at Steuben (Invited), Steuben Glass, NYC
2010, Reality Check: Contemporary American Trompe l'oeil
         Painting (Invited) Brandywine River Museum,PA
2010, Six New Jersey Masters (Invited) Karl and Helen
         Burger Gallery, Kean University, NJ
2012, Paper, Phoenix Art Museum, AZ, "Cowboy Comics"
2013, West Select, Phoenix Art Museum, AZ (Invited)
         "Annie Oakley: Little Sure Shot"
2013, National Show of Contemporary Trompe l'oeil
         The John F. Peto Studio Museum, NJ (Invited)
         "Golden Gloves"
2013, Fore!Images of Golf in Art, Myrtle Beach Museum of
         Art, SC (Invited) "Golf in Winter"


SELECTED AWARDS AND HONORS

1975, Julius Hallgarten Award, The National Academy
         of Design, NYC
1975, Gold Medal of Honor, Allied Artists of America,
         62nd Annual Exhibition, NYC
1975, First Prize, The Salmagundi Club, NYC
1982, John-Young Hunter Memorial Award, Allied
         Artists of America, 69th Annual Exhibition, NYC
1984, Gold Medal of Honor, Allied Artists of America
         71st Annual Exhibition, NYC
1985, John Young Hunter Memorial Award, Allied
         Artists of America, 72nd Annual Exhibition, NYC
1989, Emily Lowe Award, Allied Artists of America
         76th Annual Exhibition, NYC
1991, Emily Lowe Award, Audubon Artists, 49th
         Annual Exhibition, NYC
1991, Gold Medal of Honor, Allied Artists of America
         78th Annual Exhibition, NYC
1992, Beatrice Jackson Humphreys Award, Audubon
         Artists 50th Annual Exhibition, NYC
1993, Gilmore-Romans Memorial Award, Allied Artists
         of America 80th Annual Exhibition, NYC
1994, The Stefan Hirsch Memorial Award, Audubon
         Artists 52nd Annual Exhibition, NYC
1997, First Prize, The National Arts Club 99th Annual
1998, President’s Award, The Salmagundi Club, NYC
1998, The Salzman Award, The National Arts Club
         100th Annual
1998, Gold Medal of Honor, Audubon Artists 56th
         Annual Exhibition, NYC
2000, The Alfred Crimi Award, Audubon Artists 58th
         Annual Exhibition, NYC
2002, First Prize, The Butler Institute of American Art
         66th National Midyear Exhibition, OH
2002, Silver Medal of Honor, Audubon Artists, 60th
         Annual Exhibition, NYC
2003, Medal for Lifetime Achievement in American
         Art, The Butler Institute of American Art, OH
2004, Visual Art Award, The National Arts Club 106th
         Annual Exhibition, NYC
2006, Gold Medal of Honor, Allied Artists of America
         93rd Annual Exhibition, NYC
2007, Salmagundi Club Medal of Honor, NYC
2007, Gold Medal of Honor, Allied Artists of America
         94th Annual Exhibition, NYC
2010, Gold Medal of Honor, National Museum of Sport, IN
2010, Gold Medal of Honor, Allied Artists of America
         97th Annual Exhibition, NYC


SELECTED COLLECTIONS

The Butler Institute of American Art, OH
Terra Foundation for American Art, IL
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, AK
Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts, PA
Brandywine River Museum, PA
Canton Museum of Art, OH
Springfield Art Museum, MO
Phoenix Art Museum, AZ
The Brinton Museum, WY
Montclair Art Museum, NJ
The Peto Museum, NJ
New Jersey State Museum, NJ
The Woodmere Art Museum, PA
New Britain Museum of American Art, CT
The National Arts Club, NY
Salmagundi Club, NY
Boca Raton Museum of Art, FL
The Heckscher Museum of Art, NY
The Woodson Art Museum, WI
Max N. Berry and Pamela Thomas, NYC
Suzanne Perault and David Rago, NJ

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

1974, American Artists Magazine, Feature Article by
         W. Fiore
1976, New York Times, NJ Section, David Shirey
1982, Arts Magazine, Helen-Louise Seggerman
1983, New York Times, NJ Section, David Shirey
1985, The Butler Institute of American Art, Essay by
         David Shirey
1988, Montclair Art Museum,Essay by Dr.Thomas Folk
1995, The Butler Institute of American Art, Essay
         by Dr. Marlene Park
1997, The Best in Oil Painting, Rockport Publishing
1998, ACA Galleries, Essay by Carter Ratcliff
1999, Albuquerque Museum “Silent Things, Secret
         Things, Still Life from Rembrandt to the
         Millennium”, Selma Reuben Holo and Peter Frank
1999, Art News, Stephen May
1999, Springfield Art Museum,Essay by Carter Ratcliff
2000, Daily News, Erbe’s Paintings – Trick the Eye,
         Treat the Viewer, Mila Andre
2002, International Artist Magazine Feature Article
2004, American Artists Magazine, Feature Article
         by Bonnie Iris
2005, American Art Collector
2007, Lowy: The Secret Lives of Frames by
         Deborah Davis
2008, The Butler Institute of American Art, Essay
         by Dr. Louis A. Zona
2009, Figments of Pigments by Sheila Gibson Stoodley
         Art and Antiques Magazine, May 2009
2009, Exhibition Preview, American Art Collector,July 2009
2009, Gary T. Erbe: Master of Levitational Realism by
         Regina Kolbe, Antiques and The Arts Weekly,
         July 24, 2009, Cover Feature Article
2010, Masterworks from The Butler Institute of American
         Art "Basebal Album", pages 141-142
2016, New York Times ,Tricking the Eye with a Dose of Pop
         Culture by Jane L. Levere, July 24, 2016
2006, Footprints: The Art and Life of Gary Erbe
         Published by The Butler Institute of American Art

LISTED

Who’s Who in America
Who’s Who in American Art
Who’s Who in the East
Who’s Who in the World
Biographical Encyclopedia of American Painters, Sculptures & Engravers of the United States
Davenport's Art Reference & Price Guide


EXHIBITIONS CURATED

1986, Werner Groshans Memorial Exhibition, The
         Butler Institute of American Art, OH
         The New Jersey State Museum, NJ
1996, Fred Staloff Retrospective Exhibition
         The Butler Institute of American Art, OH
         The James A. Michener Art Museum, PA
1999, 125th Anniversary Salmagundi Club Exhibition
         The Butler Institute of American Art, OH
         Woodmere Art Museum, PA
2000, Paul Ching-Bor Exhibition
         The Butler Institute of American Art, OH
2001, The Allied Artists of America Members
         Invitational Exhibition
         The Butler Institute of American Art, OH
2003, “Henry Gasser (1909-1981) Beyond City
         Limits” The Butler Institute of American Art, OH
         Springfield Art Museum, MO
         Morris Museum, NJ,
         Seton Hall University, NJ
2003-05, Smith Kramer Fine Arts Allied Artists of
         America Invitational Exhibition traveling to 8
         Museums across America
2003, Pastel Society of America Invitational
         The Butler Institute of American Art, OH
2004, “The Martino’s A Family Legacy”
         The Butler Institute of American Art, OH
         Woodmere Museum, PA
2004-2007, Smith Kramer Fine Arts, The Salmagundi
         Club Collection traveling to 12 Museums
         across America
2005-2007, Smith Kramer Fine Arts “Trompe L’Oeil: The           Art of Illusion” traveling to 13 Museums across
         America       
2005, Abraham Joel Tobias: “Breaking The Mold”
         The Butler Institute of American Art, OH
2006-2007, “John R. Grabach: Century Man”
         The Butler Institute of American Art, OH
         Springfield Art Museum, MO
         Georgia Museum of Art, GA
         Morris Museum, NJ
2006, “Gabriella Dellosso: An Artists Journey”
         The Butler Institute of American Art, OH
2007, “W. Carl Burger: Direct Action”
         The Butler Institute of American Art, OH
2007, Allied Artists of America Members Invitational
         Bennington Art Center, VT
2007, Henry Gasser Exhibition
         Salmagundi Club, NY
2008, John R. Grabach (1880-1981) Paintings
         Salmagundi Club
2012, Michael Lenson Paintings, The Butler Institute of
         American Art, OH

 


AUTHORED

2003, “Henry Gasser: Beyond City Limits”
         American Art Review, December
2006, “John R. Grabach: Century Man”
         American Art Review, May

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