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

Jon Corbino in front of his mural commission "Pleasure of Beach Bathing" located at the Long Beach, LI, NY post office 1939

 

Portrait Etching 1926 by Jon Corbino © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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

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

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

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

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Four Bareback Riders by Jon Corbino © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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

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Chairman Jon Corbino presenting a check to President Herbert Hoover for the Hoover Committee for Finnish Relief 1940

 

JON CORBINO

Jon Corbino was one of the most acclaimed artists of the American art world. New York critics praised his smoldering color and sweeping draftsmanship, characterized his images as running the gamut from the clamorous tempests of Wagner to the frolicking breezes of Mozart.

Feature articles about Corbino appeared in Esquire, Time and Life as well as all the national art magazines. In 1945, at the height of his career, his paintings appeared on the covers of three art magazines. Corbino received the first grant awarded to a visual artist from the National Institute of Arts and Letters in 1941. The poet Stephen Vincent Benet made the presentation at Carnegie Hall, praising Corbino "because he has brought to American art rare gifts of color and design, and because of the honesty, richness and variety of his work."

 Born in Vittoria, Sicily, on April 3, 1905, Corbino came to the United States at the age of eight with his parents. He grew up in New York City, where he was awarded an art scholarship to the Ethical Culture Fieldston School and attended the Arts Students League. He received two Guggenheim Fellowships and was elected a member of the National Academy of Design.

As early as 1931 Corbino's work was included in museum exhibitions with artists such as Degas and Matisse. His work was featured in three Venice Biennales and he won his first national award at the Art Institute of Chicago for a painting titled Earthquake.

 People identified with Corbino's heroic themes, which revealed the anxieties of America during the 1930s. The critic from Art News observed, "Only thirty-three years old, Corbino has already become one of the foremost figures in contemporary painting." These paintings of disasters such as wars and floods were Corbino's tribute to the perseverance of man against the unknown forces of the universe.

Corbino was known for his love of horses, sometimes painting these powerful animals as mythic symbols from the Greek legends of his childhood. He painted the fantasy of the circus and the ballet, often from backstage where the performers were captured in a reflective moment.

 The critic of the Chicago American defined Corbino's impressive career for a retrospective exhibition in 1966. "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."

Since 1922, Corbino's work has been in 91 solo and 1200 group exhibitions at Museum and galleries worldwide.

 

Corbino and his dog Chris at their home in Rockport, MA 1949

 

Museum and Public Collections

 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

National Academy of Design, New York, NY

Art Students League, New York, NY

Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

The Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ

Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL

Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY

Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

Davenport Museum of Art, Davenport, IA

Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI

Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH

Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC

Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC

Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA

New Britain Art Museum, New Britain, CT

Arkell Museum, Canajoharie, NY

Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX

Cape Ann Historical Museum, Gloucester, MA

Addison Gallery of Fine Arts, Andover, MA

Lotus Club, New York, NY

First National Bank of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Fine Arts Society, Sarasota, FL

Hallmark Cards, Inc., Kansas City, MO

Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Oberlin College Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, OH

Howard University, Washington, DC

Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA

Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, MA

Ball State University Museum of Art, Muncie, IN

Brigham Young University Museum of Art, Provo, UT

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, MA

Palmer Museum of Art, Penn State University, University Park, PA

Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC

University of Oklahoma Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman, OK

Hofstra University Museum, Hempstead, NY

Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL

St. Boniface Episcopal Church, Sarasota, FL

Hebron Academy, Hebron, ME

Georgetown Library, Washington, DC

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

National Art Museum of Sport, Indianapolis, IN

John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL

Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery & Sculpture Garden, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

United States Post Office, Long Beach, LI, NY.

Hillstrom Museum of Art, Saint Peter, MN

Children’s Museum of Naples, Naples, FL

Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME

Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI

Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, OH

Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH

The Henry Luce III Center for the Study of American Culture, New York Historical Society, New York, NY

Town of Rockport, Massachusetts, Rockport, MA

Kalamazoo Art Institute, Kalamazoo, MI

Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AK

Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota, FL (formerly called Sarasota Art Association)

The Art Gallery, School of Arts and Humanities, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH 

The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, NY.

 

 

Jon and Lee at their winter home in Sarasota, FL 1957

 

AWARDS

     1936-37   Guggenheim Fellowship

 

1936       M.V Kohnstamm Prize

The Art Institute of Chicago 

            Chicago, IL

        EARTHQUAKE

“47the Annual Exhibition of American Painting and Sculpture” October 22-December 6, 1936

1937-38   Guggenheim Fellowship

 

1938      Baltimore Museum of Art

 EARTHQUAKE

   "200 Years of American Painting”

  January 15-February 28, 1938

 

1938      Lotos Club Drawing Award

  

1938      Walter P. Lippincott Prize

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

BATHER’S PICNIC

133rd Annual Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture”

January 30-March 6, 1938

 

1938      Adolph and Clara Obrig Prize

               National Academy of Design, New York, NY

HARVEST FESTIVAL

“113th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting”

March 16-April 13, 1938

 

1940       Silver Medal

                New Rochelle Art Association, New Rochelle, NY

                TOPSFIELD FAIR BARN

                "Painter and Sculpture Show"

                 May 1940

 

1940       Granger Purchase Prize

               Federation of Arts, New York, NY

               FIGHTING HORSEMEN

“Exhibition of Contemporary American Art”

October 6-November 5, 1940 

 

1941      1st Painting Award awarded

Presented by Stephen Vincent Benet

National Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, NY

(1976 renamed American Academy of Arts and Letters)

January 1941

  

1942     Silver Medal

Da Vinci Alliance

“4th Annual Exhibition of Oil Painting”

February 1942

  

       1944    Sanford Saltus Gold Medal

National Academy of Design

FAMILY

“118th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting

March 29-April 25, 1944

 

       1944    Watson F. Blair Purchase Prize

The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

MOTHER AND CHILD WALKING

“55 Annual American Exhibition of Watercolor and Drawing”

June 8-Aug 20, 1944

 

       1945     Purchase Prize

Salamagundi Club, New York, NY

CIRCUS AERIALIST

“75th Anniversary Special Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture”

May 6-29, 1945

 

       1945     Gold Medal of Honor

Audubon Artists Group

MOONLIGHT

“4th Annual Oil Painting Exhibit”

September 25-October 11, 1945

 

       1945     Medal

                    Pepsi Cola Competition Award

Rockefeller Center, New York, NY

FOG

“2nd Annual Portrait of America Exhibition”

October 1945

 

       1945    Tausca Pearl Competition Award

Portraits Inc, Galleries, New York, NY

JEAN

“Women with Pearls”

June 1945

  

        1950   Hayward Niedringhous Award

Rockport Art Association, Rockport, MA

CENTURION

“30th Annual Exhibition”

August 1950

  

        1951    Gold Medal of Honor

The National Arts Club, New York, NY

CIRCUS MIRROR

“53rd Annual Exhibition of the Invitational Arts Club”

January 18-31, 1951

 

        1960   The Ranger Fund Purchase Prize

The National Academy of Design, New York, NY

EQUESTRIAN ACROBATS

“135th Annual Exhibition”

February 25-March 20, 1960

 

        1961    Ellin P. Speyer Prize

National Academy of Design, New York, NY

EQUESTRIAN SUNRISE

“136th Annual Exhibition”

February 23-March 19, 1961

 

 

 

 

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