Addio Province Town #3
Edward Giobbi (American 1926- ) was born in 1926 in Katonah, New York. Giobbi grew up in Waterbury, Connecticut during the Great Depression, the son of a poor Italian immigrant family. The family did not have money for books however the young Giobbi was told many stories of great Italian artists. Listening to stories about Cimabue, Giotto, Brunelleschi and da Vinci inspired Giobbi to become an artist. Giobbi served in the US Armed Forces during WWII and upon his return home to New York Giobbi began his formal art studies to become an artist. Giobbi studied art in Boston, Provincetown and New York City before moving to Italy in 1951. Living in Florence Giobbi studied fresco painting and sculpture while embracing his ancestral cultural heritage. He returned to New York in 1954 and was immediately surrounded by Abstract Expressionism. Giobbi adopted the style of his fellow New York ab-ex painters, but always had his own style with strong roots in classical Italian painting. In 1986, Giobbi’s friend Robert Motherwell declared Giobbi the only painter he knew who successfully combined the quattrocento with modern art.
This work is a quintessential Edward Giobbi mixed media using oil painting on formed canvas.
Titled – Addio Province Town #3
Measures 36” x 36” sight size, 37 1/2” x 37 1/2” overall.