Jon Corbino (American, 1905-1964)
Jon Corbino (American, 1905-1964)
Ballet Dancer, c. 1940
oil on canvas
signed and titled verso
12 x 9 inches
In 1941, he received the first grant awarded to a visual artist from the National Institute of Arts and Letters. The poet Stephen Vincent Benet made the presentation at Carnegie Hall, and in his commendation said that Corbino "has brought to American art rare gifts of color and design, and because of the honesty, richness and variety of his work." Corbino's work was also featured in three Venice Biennales.
In 1966, a critic for the Chicago American wrote of a Corbino retrospective exhibition: "he painted people of the world-people on the beach, in the sun, in the moonlight. But he graced them with spirit, life, and movement that transcend the everyday.”
Provenance:Phoenix Art Museum
Very good condition. Original frame. No retouch. The inside liner to frame has a crack.
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