The Framed Size: 32"L x 24"H x 2" Thick,
24 K Gold frame
Image Size: 28" L x 20" H.
Artist: Gisela Fabian (1943-2004) American, Born in Germany
Medium: Oil on Canvas
The condition of Painting,: Excellent.
Signed: Lower left center, Gisela Fabian, '87.
Title : Noah's Ark
The year of painting: 1987
This is wonderful Oil Painting by Gisela Fabian.
I have purchased this painting in 1991. I have kept last 28 years and never offered to the public until now. This is the very best work of Gisela Fabian's oil painting she has done in 1987. The subject of painting is Noah's Ark from Bible. Gisela rendered the Noah's Ark image with all of pair in this world God created. Her intricate painting techniques are amazingly detail. The composition of painting and color coordination is superbly painted. Gisela painted Noah's Ark in different concept in a couple of painting. However, she kept this painting as close as Bible and God selected those animals. This painting was never been published as lithograph which is more unique and important. We will supply the catalog which photographed. Please note this catalog was not selling in the market, rather printed for exhibition in Japan. It was the show with Peruvian artist Jose Carlos Ramos as Columbus's discovery America 500 yers commemoration in 1992. Catalog has the collection of Gisela Fabian's Serigraph works. The contents as written in Japanese as well as in English. We will supply the certificate of authenticity.
Gisela Fabian American Artist (1943-2004)
Gisela Isabella Fabian was born in the port town of Hamburg Germany. August 3rd, 1943. At the age of 18 Gisela left Germany for the United States searching for independence and a chance to determine her own path in life. Years later n her first to Haiti, Fabian discovered the magic and appeal of Naïve Art. Fabian says, "There on the wall before me was a painting, as I looked at it, I seemed to step into a dream; it was a dramatic visualization of new world come to life. My innermost feeling were reveled on canvas. "After purchasing the painting she returned to United States and began to study all available information and literature increasing her understanding in the style of art that would change her life forever. Being so emotionally moved by the style of Naïve painting. Fabian made several trips to Haiti to collect art. Then, at the recommendation of a close friend in 1972, using her entire life savings, new collection and vast knowledge, she opened the Fabian Gallery on Madison avenue, prominent upper East Side of New York. The gallery specialized in the Naive Art, offering the highest possible standards of primitive Haitian paintings. Fabian furthered her interests in this style introducing lesser known emerging young talent. It is interesting to note that it was at her gallery in 1974 that Thomas McKinght had his preview exhibition in America. One evening, in 1973 while celebrating her success as fine art dealer, the same friend who convinced her to start a gallery started at her intently. during dinner handed her a piece of paper and said, "I know you can paint, draw me picture. “She sat quietly for a time then draw a picture of an early incident from her childhood. He smiled and said, "I am going away for two weeks wen I return I want to see the painting". This was the beginning of her life as Artist. In the early years of her artistic career, Fabian painted to escape the tensions of business. The talent she possessed as an artist was recognized worldwide almost immediately. During, next four years, Fabian would be shown internationally in top galleries and participate in several exhibitions. In 1977 one of Europe's leading critics, Anatole Jakovsky, writer and author of the art dictionary, "Peintres naifs" awarded her the honorable mention for her painting that was entered in an international exhibition in Switzerland. By 1980, her career as a painter became so successful and demanding that she closed her gallery to devote her entire efforts to her painting. During her career Fabian's work has bee included in several books, American Folk Art of the 20th Century, Lavite et les Naifs and Liberties with Liberty. Her work has been on tour for two years with Museum of American Folk Art and is in the permanent collection of Naïve Art in Paris France and also the Milwaukee Museum of Art. Her art works, including original oil painting as well as her limited edition serigraphs has been collected by art collectors around the world.