Edward Corbett (1919-1979)
A selection of rare paintings by Edward Corbett, one of the most accomplished and nationally recognized artists to have influenced Modern Art in Taos. Corbett, having taught at the California School of Fine Arts, along with Mark Rothko, Clifford Still and Richard Diebenkorn, moved to Taos as a well know and respected artist in 1951. Shortly after settling in Taos, Corbett was included in a major group exhibition, titled 15 Americans, at the New York Museum of Modern Art, along with Rothko, Still, Jackson Pollock, William Baziote, Bradley Tomlin and others. He was close friends and showed his work along side Richard Diebenkorn, Robert McChesney and Clay Spohn in Taos, at La Galeria Escondida. Corbett's works are in the permanent collections of major museums around the country, and in the White House collection, his artwork was exhibited during the Obama presidency. However, Corbett's short but illustrious life and career, left few of his works available to the public. We are fortunate to have acquired and accumulated several fine examples for this exhibition, which will likely be the largest showing of Corbett's work since his 1969 retrospective at the San Francisco Museum of Fine Art.
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 13, 5 to 8 pm
Exhibition: July 13th – August 11th, 2019