HOWARD GIBBS (1904-1970)

9 May -21 June 2008

Howard Gibbs’ last solo exhibition in Boston was at the Margaret Brown Gallery in 1955. ACME Fine Art is delighted to announce the artist’s return to Boston in a survey exhibition of Gibbs’ oil paintings and works on paper that date from between the early 1920s and the late 1950s. The exhibition will consist of more than one dozen works. It will include Gibbs’ early fauvist inspired landscapes that show the distinct influences of his study in France before the War, as well as a fine selection of his distinctive later canvasses that demonstrate the artist’s ability to fully yield to his powerfully expressive avant-garde instincts.

The Baltimore Museum of Art (1954) and the De Cordova Museum (1956) both honored Gibbs with solo exhibitions during his lifetime. More recently – in the Fall of 2007 – the Cape Cod Museum of Art mounted a retrospective exhibition of the longtime Cape Cod artist’s work. Artwork by Howard Gibbs has also been included in group exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Today his work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Addison Gallery of American Art, the De Cordova Museum, and the Cape Cod Museum of Art.

ACME Fine Art’s exhibition of the artwork of Howard Gibbs will open with a reception on the evening of Friday, 9 May 2008 from 6 – 8 p.m. The exhibition will be on view through 21 June 2008. Exhibition catalogues are available through the gallery.

ACME Fine Art is located at 38 Newbury Street, Boston.