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JON CORBINO, N.A. (1905-1964)

 

Victory 1939 by Jon Corbino © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

 

VICTORY 1939 

1939

Oil on Canvas: 48 x 72 inches

Signed: Jon Corbino (lower right)

Verso: stretcher 5/24/39, Macbeth stamp A316, Carnegie Tag, Victory 1939

Note: This painting of the Spanish Civil War that ended in April 1939 is from the War Series. Other War paintings in museum collections include Rebellion, Carnegie Institute, Rebellion Study Ball Teachers college, Rescued, Torpedoed and Adrift, Museum of Art, U of Georgia, Athens, GA.

 

EXHIBITIONS

 Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA “Jon Corbino: “Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings,” May 15-June 4, 1939.

 Macbeth Galleries, New York, NY. “Jon Corbino Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings,” April 1940

 Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI "Cranbrook- LIFE (Magazine) Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting," May 17-June 2, 1940

National Academy of Design, New York, NY "115th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Paintings and Sculpture,” March 11-April 9, 1941.

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA "138th Annual Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, “January 24-February 28, 1943.

Sarasota Art Association, Sarasota, FL “Retrospective,” Apr. 1972

Museum of Fine Art, St. Petersburg, FL “Jon Corbino: An Heroic Vision,” January 9-March 1, 1987.

 Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC “Jon Corbino: An Heroic Vision,” April 4-May 31, 1987.  

Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL “American Paintings of the 1930s”, December 1, 1989-January 7, 1990.

 Brevard Art Center Museum, Melbourne, FL, “Jon Corbino (1905-64): A Timeless Tradition” September 11- November 7, 1993.

Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC. “On Loan,” April 2011-April 2012.

 

 

 

 

LITERATURE

 Jon Corbino: Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings. Pittsburgh, PA. Carnegie Institute 1939.

 “_________________,” New York Times 5 November 1939 [ill. Victory 1939 and review]

 Cortissoz, Royal. “American and Foreign art in Pittsburgh,” New York Herald Tribune 5 Nov 1939. [ill. Victory 1939] …..”It is exhilarating to find our own section vibrant with life and maintaining a good average of technical dexterity…We have capable picture makers, also this International demonstrates in a reassuring manner. Not many of them, to be sure, have the imaginative faculty. Those who have it, and use it to good purpose, as Jon Corbino does in his Victory 1939.”

 Letter from Homer St. Gaudens, Director, Carnegie Institute, December 6, 1939….”We are all of us first-class admirers of your work hereabouts so believe me when I tell you how much we have enjoyed Victory 1939. It is a rare these days to find painters who know when a painting is a painting, and that is something that you do know. There would be a sad hole on the walls of the American section if you were not included.”

 Jon Corbino: Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings. New York, NY. Macbeth Galleries 1940.

 Cortissoz, Royal. “Jon Corbino,” New York Herald Tribune Apr 1940.

 Parnassus Apr 1940, v. 12, p 45 [ill. Victory 1939]

 “Corbino Scores again with the Critics.” Art Digest 15 Apr 1940.…”in complete accord was Royal Cortissoz of the Herald Tribune, who noted stead progress in Corbino’s work, a progress that ‘doubly confirms the idea I have had of him as an artist destined for leadership.' One thing alone, Cortissoz continues, “would make this clear. He is not afraid of a dramatic subject and in dealing with it he knows how to give it point. The war scene here, Victory 1939, is a good instance.’

 Cranbrook- Life Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting. Bloomfield Hills, MI. Cranbrook Academy of Art 1940.

 115th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Paintings and Sculpture. New York, NY. National Academy of Design 1941. #259, p 22 Victory 1939 $4500. [ill. Victory 1939]

 “_________________,” New York Herald Tribune 15 March 1941 [ill. Victory 1939 and review]

 138th Annual Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture. Philadelphia, PA. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 1943. [ill. Victory 1939]

 Corbino, Marcia; Lesko, Diane; Corbino, Lee.  Jon Corbino: An Heroic Vision., Museum of  Fine Art, St. Petersburg, FL, 1987. pg. 29, 79 fig. 33 [ill. color plate #6 and B&W full page reproduction and cataloguing]

 Corbino, Marcia. Jon Corbino: A Personal View. Jon Corbino: An Heroic Vision Museum of  Fine Art, St. Petersburg, FL, 1987,  pg. 9. Home Saint-Gaudens chose Victory for the next Carnegie International and wrote to Corbino praising the painting., “It is rare these days to find painters who know when a painting is a painting and that is something that you do know.”.

 American Paintings of the 1930’s. Boca Raton, FL.  Boca Raton Museum of Art 1989. [ill. Victory 1939] is it the cover??? 

Vigilante Ph.D., Amy R. Brevard Art Center Museum, Melbourne, FL, “Jon Corbino (1905-64): A Timeless Tradition” September 11- November 7, 1993.

 

 

Drawing for Montana Earthquake Survivors by Jon Corbino © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

 

DRAWING FOR MONTANA EARTHQUAKE SURVIVORS

 Circa 1934-36

Charcoal, conte crayon on Paper on Board: image size 8 x 15 inches

Frame: New painted black wood with linen mat under glass 18 ¾ x 25 ¾ inches

Signed: Jon Corbino (lower right) A337 (lower left) in margin

Verso board under framing: printed ARTIST-JON CORBINO, ADDRESS-306 W. 107 ST, N.Y.C., TITLE- DRAWING FOR MONTANA EARTHQUAKE SURVIVORS

NOTE: This drawing is representative of the Earthquake Series of paintings in the following museum and public collections: The National Academy of Design, New York, NY Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK and the Lotos Club of New York, New York, NY.

EXHIBITIONS 

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. “Special Exhibition of Drawings, Monotypes, Oil on Paper by Jon Corbino,” November 22- December 11, 1938.

Naples International Pavilion, Naples, FL. “Jon Corbino: Artnaples: Art + Photography + Design,” March 18-21, 2011.

 

DRAWING for NEGRO BAPTISM

 Circa early 1930s

Charcoal on paper- overall paper size: 19 ½ x 18 3/4 inches

Image size within mat: 17 ¾ x 17 ¾ inches

Unframed but matted (24 x 24 inches) with acid free mat board and backing, hinges, and interleave with acid-free tissue.

Signed: Jon Corbino "Drawing for Negro Baptism detail" (in red pencil lower right)

Lower left: Macbeth Gallery, NYC catalogue #A986

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

Macbeth Gallery, NY, NY  1938-1940

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. “Special Exhibition of Drawings, Monotypes, Oil on Paper by Jon Corbino,” November 22-December 11, 1938.

 Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA. “Jon Corbino: “Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings,” May 15-June 4, 1939.

 

LITERATURE

“Color and Vivid Drawing Mark Corbino’s Canvasses: Italian-American artist’s Works are now on Exhibition in Carnegie Institute,” Pittsburgh Post Gazette 16 May 1939. ...The drawings contain a piece entitled Negro Baptism, which with broad, suggestive strokes captures the religious ecstasy of the subjects. ...

 

 

Figure Study: Male by Jon Corbino © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

 

FIGURE STUDY: MALE

1937

Charcoal on board: 37 ½ x 15 inches

Gold leaf wood frame with silk mat and plexi-glass: 43 x 22 1/2 inches

Signed: Corbino (verso)

Verso: TAGS --St. Petersburg Museum TAG, Corbino Galleries and a plastic wrapped and attached to bottom of frame—in Jon Corbino’s hand—Jon Corbino, Figure Study.

 


 

Condition: Foxing throughout, scraped image areas-on rear, shoulder and on background. Also, there is considerable sun reflections on the glass.

NOTE: This is a difficult work to photograph in the Florida sun through glass. The images have a bleached out look to them while the work is crisp and handsome. The charcoal pencil contrasts beautifully on an aged tone board with foxing.

EXHIBITIONS

Macbeth Galleries, New York, NY “Jon Corbino”. March-April, 1938

Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA “Jon Corbino: Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings,” May-June 1939

Andre Seligmann Galleries, New York, NY. ”Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings by Jon Corbino,” Jan-Feb 1942

Frank J. Oehlschlaeger Galleries, Sarasota, FL “Exhibition of Paintings by Jon Corbino,” Jan-Feb 1985

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL “Jon Corbino: An Heroic Vision” Jan-March 1987

Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC. “Jon Corbino: An Heroic Vision,” April 4-May 31, 1987

LITERATURE

Allyn, Rex. "Corbino Exhibit Shows Artist's Evolution," Sarasota Herald Tribune  20 Jan 1985.

Corbino, Marcia; Lesko, Diane; Corbino, Lee.  Jon Corbino: An Heroic Vision., Museum of  Fine Art, St. Petersburg, FL, 1987. pg. 110, fig. 73 [ill. half page B&W reproduction and cataloguing]

 

Mother and Child by Jon Corbino © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

 

MOTHER and CHILD

Date: 1931

Charcoal on board:  13 x15 ¾ inches

Matted with backboard: 18 ¼ x 20 1/2

Unsigned: The estate of Jon Corbino will provide a letter of authenticity

 

 

PROVENANCE

 Collection of the Artist

Estate of the Artist

 

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Study of Two Figures by Jon Corbino © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

STUDY OF TWO FIGURES

1938

Charcoal drawing with gouache on paper

Signed: Jon Corbino in red pencil (lower left)

House of Heydenryk frame, silver leaf wood frame, matted under glass: 30 ½ x 27 inches

Note: Reflections on the glass

EXHIBITIONS

Macbeth Galleries, New York, NY 1938-1941

Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA “Jon Corbino: Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings,” May-June 1939

Andre Seligmann Galleries, NYC, Jan- Nov. 1943.

Kleemann Galleries, NYC 1944-1947

Frank J. Oehlschlaeger Galleries, Sarasota, FL “American Masters’ Drawings”, March 13-27, 1981.

 

LITERATURE

Jon Corbino: Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings. Pittsburgh, PA. Carnegie Institute 1939.

Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings by Jon Corbino. New York, NY. Andre Seligmann Galleries. 1942.

American Masters’ Drawings. Sarasota, FL.  Frank J. Oehlschlaeger Galleries, 1981.

 

 

Torso by Jon Corbino © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

 

TORSO

1937

Oil on Board: sight size 22 x 16 ¾ inches

Signed: Jon Corbino in red pencil (lower left)

Nice gold leaf on wood frame, archival mat, under glass: 27 ¾ x 21 7/8 inches.

Note: reflections on glass.

EXHIBITIONS

 Rockport Art Association, Rockport, MA. "17th Annual Exhibition (2nd part),” August 4-September 7, 1937.

 Macbeth Galleries, New York, NY 1837-1940

Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA. “Jon Corbino: “Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings,” May 15-June 4, 1939.

 Kleemann Galleries, New York, NY 1944-1947

Frank J. Oehlschlaeger Galleries, Sarasota, Florida. 1981

 

LITERATURE 

Brace, Ernest.Jon Corbino.” Magazine of Art Dec 1937, v. 30, no. 12, pg. 704-709. [ill: Torso]

"________________," Feature article Italian Newspaper 1938.

 

 

On the Beach by Jon Corbino © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

 

ON THE BEACH

1935

Gouache on paper

Image size: 21 1/4 x 19 1/2 inches

Frame: gold leaf on wood, double matted, under glass: 29 x 27 inches

Signed: Jon Corbino (lower right) in red pencil 

 

(white marks across her wrist is the sun reflecting on the glass)

 

EXHIBITIONS 

Macbeth Galleries, New York, NY 1937-1940 inv. A290

 Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA “Jon Corbino: Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings,” May-June 1939

Grace Horne Gallery, Boston, MA “Jon Corbino,” -October 1,1939 

 Harmon Galleries, Naples, FL o/c November 1974.

 Corbino Galleries, Sarasota, FL OMS January 1991

 Harmon Meek Galleries, Naples, FL o/c 2/1991 

 Brevard Art Center Museum, Melbourne, FL, “Jon Corbino (1905-64): A Timeless Tradition,” September 11- November 7, 1993.

 

LITERATURE

 

Jon Corbino: Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings. Pittsburgh, PA. Carnegie Institute 1939.

Jon Corbino. Boston, MA. Grace Horne 1939.

 Vigilante Ph.D., Amy R. Jon Corbino (1905-64): A Timeless Tradition. Melbourne, FL. Brevard Art Center Museum 1993.

 

  

 

Farmer's Wife by Jon Corbino © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

 

FARMER'S WIFE

Date: 1936

Charcoal on Board site size 25 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches

Signed: Jon Corbino in red pencil (lower right)

Frame: Silver leaf on wood, double matted, under glass: 38 x 25 ¾ inches

Condition: about a dozen minute areas of paper lost—the largest ¼ of an inch by 1/8 of an inch.

(white dot is a reflection on the glass)

EXHIBITIONS 

Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA. “Jon Corbino,” November-December 11, 1938.

Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA “Jon Corbino: Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings,” May 15 -June 3, 1939

 Macbeth Gallery, NYC “Jon Corbino: An Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings,” April 1940

 Harmon-Meek Gallery, Naples, FL. “Jon Corbino (1905-64): A Retrospective 1926-1964” February 11-23, 1990.

 Brevard Art Center Museum, Melbourne, FL, “Jon Corbino (1905-64): A Timeless Tradition,” September 11- November 7, 1993.

LITERATURE

 Jon Corbino. Philadelphia, PA. Philadelphia Art Alliance 1938. 

Jon Corbino: Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings. Pittsburgh, PA. Carnegie Institute 1939. 

Jon Corbino: Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings. New York, NY. Macbeth Galleries 1940.

 Getlein, Frank. Jon Corbino: A Retrospective 1926-1964, Naples, FL; Harmon-Meek Galleries 1990 [ill. p 9 Farmer’s Wife]

 Vigilante Ph.D., Amy R. Jon Corbino (1905-64): A Timeless Tradition. Melbourne, FL. Brevard Art Center Museum 1993. checklist

 

Figure Study: Female by Jon Corbino © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

FIGURE STUDY: FEMALE

Date 1937

Oil on Board:  34 x 22 inches (sight size)

Signed Jon Corbino (lower left Center)

Frame: Gilt wood with silk mat: 43 ¾ x 25 ¼ inches

Verso: Macbeth inventory #9818

 

EXHIBITIONS

 Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA “Jon Corbino: Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings,” May 15 -June 3, 1939.

 Macbeth Gallery, NYC “Jon Corbino: An Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings,” April 1940

 Oehlschlaeger Galleries, Sarasota, FL “Exhibitions of Paintings by Jon Corbino,” Jan 18-Feb 9, 1985 

Brevard Art Center Museum, Melbourne, FL, “Jon Corbino (1905-64): A Timeless Tradition” September 11- November 7, 1993.

Corbino's Rockport, Massachusetts Studio 1937

 

 LITERATURE

Jon Corbino: Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings. Pittsburgh, PA. Carnegie Institute 1939. 

Jon Corbino: Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings. New York, NY. Macbeth Galleries 1940. 

Oehlschlaeger, Frank J. Exhibition of Paintings by Jon Corbino. Sarasota, FL.  Frank J. Oehlschlaeger Galleries 1985.

Allyn, Rex. "Corbino Exhibit Shows Artist's Evolution," Sarasota Herald Tribune  20 Jan 1985. review 

Vigilante Ph.D., Amy R. Jon Corbino (1905-64): A Timeless Tradition. Melbourne, FL. Brevard Art Center Museum 1993.

 

Peter by Jon Corbino © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

 

PETER

1934

Watercolor, graphite, mixed media on watercolor paper

Paper size 18 ½ x 18 inches

Image size 17 ½ x 12 inches

Signed: Peter, Jon Corbino, 1934 (lower right)

Matted

Unframed

 

EXHIBITIONS 

Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, NY. “1st American Drawing Annual Exhibition,” January 9-February 2, 1941.

Falling Nude by Jon Corbino © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

 

FALLING NUDE

1937

Charcoal on Board: sight size: 33  ¼  x 23 ¼ inches

Signed:  Jon Corbino (lower right) in red pencil

Original gold leaf wood frame, new double matted, under glass: 44 ½ x 34 ½ inches

 Condition: Areas of finish loss on frame, small areas of scattered foxing

Note: Reflections on the glass

 

EXHIBITIONS

 Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ “Young Progressive Group: Corbino, Curry and Olinsky,” October 5-23, 1938

Philadelphia Art Alliance, PA. “Jon Corbino,” November-December 11, 1938.

Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA “Jon Corbino: Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings,” May 15 -June 3, 1939.

 Art Institute of Chicago, IL. “One-Man Show Room at the” 55th Annual American Watercolor and Drawing Show," June 8-August 20, 1944.

 Frank J. Oehlschlaeger Galleries, Chicago, IL “Painting by Jon Corbino,” September 16-October 14, 1966.

 Frank J. Oehlschlaeger Galleries, Sarasota, FL “Exhibition of Paintings by Jon Corbino,” January 18-February 7, 1985.

 Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL, “Jon Corbino: An Heroic Vision,” January 9-March 1, 1987.

 Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC “Jon Corbino: An Heroic Vision,” April 4-May 31, 1987.

 Brevard Art Center Museum, Melbourne, FL, “Jon Corbino (1905-64): A Timeless Tradition” September 11- November 7, 1993.

  

LITERATURE

Young Progressive Group: Corbino, Curry and Olinsky. Montclair, NJ.  Montclair Art Museum 1938.

Jon Corbino. Philadelphia, PA. Philadelphia Art Alliance 1938. 

McNulty, William C. “The Drawings of Jon Corbino,” Art Instruction, v 2, n 7 July 1938, pp.4-9, [ill. full page reproduction]

Jon Corbino: Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings. Pittsburgh, PA. Carnegie Institute 1939.

 Sweet, Frederick A. One-Man Show Room at the 55th Annual American Watercolor and Drawing Show. Chicago, IL. Art Institute of Chicago 1944.

Splash (Sarasota, FL) Feb 1985 p 22. [ill.: Falling Nude]

Corbino, Marcia; Lesko, Diane; Corbino, Lee.  Jon Corbino: An Heroic Vision., Museum of  Fine Art, St. Petersburg, FL, 1987. p 107, fig.72 [ill. full page B&W reproduction and cataloguing]

Vigilante Ph.D., Amy R. Jon Corbino (1905-64): A Timeless Tradition. Melbourne, FL. Brevard Art Center Museum 1993

Bust by Jon Corbino © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

 

BUST

1930s

Pencil on paper

Paper Size: 4 1/8  x 6 inches

Image size: 3 3/4 x 5 ¼ inches

New gold leaf frame, silk mat, gold fillet, under glass: 10 x11 1/2 inches

Unsigned: The estate of Jon Corbino will provide a letter of authenticity.

Condition: vertical fold that runs through the wrist.

Note: reflections on glass upper right.

 

Noncombatants by Jon Corbino © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New  York

 

NONCOMBATANTS

1938

Oil on masonite panel: 36 x 40 inches

Signed:  Jon Corbino (lower right)

Newcomb-Macklin frame

 

Note: This painting of the Spanish Civil War that ended in April 1939 is from the War Series. Other War paintings in museum collections include Rebellion, Carnegie Institute, Rebellion Study Ball Teachers college, Rescued, Torpedoed and Adrift, Museum of Art, U of Georgia, Athens, GA.

 

EXHIBITIONS 

Macbeth Gallery, New York, NY 1938-1940

 Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY. "1938 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting,” November 2-December 11, 1938. #66

 Syracuse Museum of Fine Art, Syracuse, NY. January 1939.

 Arts Students’ League, New York, NY. March 1939

 Frank J. Oehlschlaeger Galleries, Sarasota, FL. “Corbino,” February-March 10, 1967.

Hibel Gallery, Palm Beach, FL, “Jon Corbino” February 22-March 7, 1970

Brevard Art Center Museum, Melbourne, FL, “Jon Corbino (1905-64): A Timeless Tradition” September 11- November 7, 1993.

  LITERATURE 

"___________________," New York Herald Tribune October 1939.

“Whitney Annual,” Magazine of Art  Dec 1939 [ill. Noncombatants]

Burnett, Clyde. “The Visual Arts: St. Armands Key Galleries Showing One-Man Exhibits,” Sarasota Herald Tribune 3 Mar 1967, p 18. [ill. Noncombatants} … It appears to be related to some of the war themes which Corbino used and possibly came out of the similar theme in another painting, “Noncombatants.” ...

 “__________________,” Palm Beach Post-Times Feb 1970 [ill. Noncombatants]

 “__________________,” Palm Beach Voice Feb 1970 [ill. Noncombatants]

“Jon Corbino Collection reflects dramatic Individualism,” Palm Beach Illustrated 22 Feb 1970, vol. 17, no. 12

  

 

 

 

 

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